Nationally renowned keynote speakers are a highlight of the convention with nearly all 2,000 attendees at the Wednesday and Thursday General Sessions and more than 1,000 attendees at the Friday General Session. Sponsors of the keynote speakers will be highlighted at each General Session and in convention materials. Sponsor receives reserved seating for the General Session along with the opportunity to introduce the keynote speaker.
Be a part of the tradition! The WASB hosts a Breakfast on Thursday morning of convention featuring a prominent speaker. Attended by approximately 350 members, the WASB Breakfast is a popular way to begin the day with an inspiring message. Sponsor receives complimentary tickets to the Breakfast along with the opportunity to introduce the keynote speaker.
Attended by hundreds of schools officials, the Welcome Breakfast is held the Wednesday morning of convention for attendees. Be a part of this great networking opportunity to kick off the convention. The breakfast coffee stations are set up at the sponsors' booths and maintained both days while the Exhibit Hall is open to draw in attendees.
Held late Wednesday afternoon at the Hilton to maximize exposure and participation, the Networking Reception is a highlight of the convention drawing hundreds of attendees.
Give your brand a boost by sponsoring a cookie break Wednesday or Thursday afternoon for attendees. Strategically located for maximum exposure, the cookie break station will be sure to draw large number of attendees looking for a sweet break. [Two sponsors per break allowed.]
Be front and center for Wisconsin school boards by providing the refreshments at their annual Delegate Assembly. Attended by one member of all 422 school boards and 12 CESA boards of control in the state, the Delegate Assembly sets the policies for the association. Your brand will be seen by every school board in the state - it will be promoted in signage at the event as well as promotional materials.
Take part in this popular convention activity to expand your company's brand. Each year, convention attendees have the option of attending a tour of select Milwaukee public schools or other education-related organizations. Company representatives have the option of attending the tour as well.
The Convention Mobile App serves as an integral tool for attendees. Sponsorship includes an ad on the home page on a rotating basis, use of the app lead retrieval system (see page 6), one daily message to attendees on Wednesday and Thursday of convention, and the ability to highlight your team by including bios, photos and contact info.
You'll get maximum exposure by having every attendee wearing your company name and logo.
Advertise on the Attendee Bags and your logo will be seen throughout the convention.
Advertise on the On-site Guide Magazine Cover Wrap for a unique opportunity to be the first ad attendees see.
Advertise in the widely use Convention On-site Pocket Guide for an exclusive opportunity.
The Internet Café is a popular stop for attendees to use the internet stations, check their email and recharge their phones and tablets. Your ad will appear as a screen saver.
Display your logo and message prominently to attendees by advertising on two of the four primary escalators used by attendees to reach the first, second and third floors of the Wisconsin Center.
Advertise on the network of seven Wisconsin Center digital monitors for Tuesday-Friday of convention. Your ads will rotate with convention announcements and are highly visible to attendees.
The convention includes a lot of training and activities for attendees. Help keep them hydrated by sponsoring the Hydration Stations throughout the main floors of the convention center outside the break-out session rooms. Each water cooler will be accompanied by a sign promoting your brand. (Does not include water stations in the exhibit hall.)
Send a message to attendees via email in the two weeks leading up to the convention or in the two weeks after the convention to follow up. One message per vendor is allowed, logos can be included. The message will be sent by the WASB staff using a standard convention email. The deadline to sign up is Jan. 5, 2018.
- Use the Mobile App Lead Retrieval System: $250
- Send out messages on the Mobile App: $250
The Convention Mobile App is used extensively by attendees during the convention and can be a great vehicle for getting your message out. Send a message to attendees via the Convention Mobile App encouraging them to visit your booth. (One message per exhibitor per day on Wednesday and Thursday of convention week.) Content must be provided at least one week in advance.
- Highlight Your Team: $125
Increase networking by including your logo, events, and team members along with their bios, photos and contact info on the Mobile App. (Includes Upgraded Business Profile.)
Display your logo and message prominently to attendees by advertising on up to 10 tables used by attendees at registration, the cafeteria, the WASB Commons or other locations of the sponsor's choice throughout the Wisconsin Center.
Include a water station in your booth for thirsty attendees. Participating booths will be listed in the Convention Guide.