Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

It was great to see some of the people that I work with again. I also enjoyed talking with the sponsors and exhibitors. I did choose to attend one of the presentations after talking with the exhibitors.

Why Sponsor the 2022 Symposium?

  • Connect with the right people – we’re reuniting with a new and improved hybrid conference experience! Join attendees both in-person and virtually as a 2022 sponsor.
  • Increase ROI & promote your company in the new GOVIT Hub – a large, open, and fully dedicated space energized with a variety of experiential activities for attendees and vendors, along with extended break times to maximize participation.
  • Be part of the most innovative technology conference in the region full of thought leaders & technology professionals.

To further discuss the best opportunity for you, contact Christopher Kohn at ckohn@fusionlp.org.

SO WHAT IS THE GOVIT HUB?

For sponsors & exhibitors, the GOVIT Hub will be THE center of activity – a dynamic physical space (formally known as the Exhibit Hall) to engage with your peers and get recharged about your mission-critical work.

Below is the layout of the first floor of the RiverCentre where the Hub will be! Official booth numbers coming soon. 

2022 DELIVERABLES

As technology partners, we know you’ll appreciate that we’re using innovation and technology to continue to convene and connect people in meaningful ways!

We’ve taken the time to curate innovative benefits which will bring more visibility, engagement opportunities, and overall value for your investment. Check out the deliverables below.

Pinnacle Sponsorship
  • Premier double-sized (8’ x 20’) booth
  • Welcome Station: Exclusive branding of a kiosk located in a prime traffic near the Registration Desk! The branded kiosk provides an opportunity for your company to greet attendees when they arrive and where you can distribute branded giveaways and information.
  • Presentation opportunities:
    • 2 minute introduction before opening keynote presentation
    • Up to six (6), 60 minute breakout sessions
    • 20 minute lunch plenary session presentation (600 estimated attendance)
  • Premier billing of company logo on:
    • Exclusive banner and signage
    • Social Wall – exclusively featured on interactive media wall
    • Screens in the ballroom prior to opening keynote
    • Prominently featured on the conference web/ mobile app
    • Symposium website and pre-event marketing
  • (4) company videos embedded in pre-event marketing e-blasts
  • Six complimentary passes (additional passes available for $100 per day). Passes include all meals and admittance to all sessions and events for both days of the conference (pre-conference not included).
  • Free lead generation scanner or software
  • Virtual booth in the web/ mobile app
  • Two push notifications through the event mobile app (1 per day)
  • Recognition on event social media (4 prior to event/ 3 during the event)
  • Access to pre and post-event participant opt-in list
  • Access to speed networking event with Government IT leaders

NEW for 2022! Exclusive GOVIT Hub benefits… 

  • Linked logo on Hub home page
  • Podcast Interview (20-minutes)
  • Two blog posts articles (sponsor provides on approved topic of choice)
  • One 45-60 minute webinar (includes attendee opt-in list)
  • Digital ad on the Hub home page
  • Two news release submissions (could be product showcase, news, company update)
Diamond Sponsorship
  • Premier double-sized (8’ x 20’) booth
  • Presentation opportunities:
    • Four (4), 60 minute breakout sessions
    • 2 minute intro prior to one of two planned special events open to all attendees (Symposium Slam or Golden GOVIT Awards)
    • One 10 minute preview presentation during designated break time
  • Top billing of company logo on:
    • Symposium website and pre-event marketing
    • Screens in the ballroom prior to opening keynote
    • Shared banner
    • Conference web/ mobile app
  • (3) company videos embedded in pre-event marketing e-blasts
  • Access to speed networking event with Government IT leaders
  • Four complimentary passes (additional passes available for $100 per day). Passes include all meals and admittance to all sessions and events for both days of the conference (pre-conference not included).
  • Free lead generation scanner or software
  • Virtual booth in the web/ mobile app
  • One push notification through the event mobile app
  • Recognition on event social media (2 prior to event/2 during the event)
  • Access to pre and post-event participant opt-in list

NEW for 2022! Exclusive GOVIT Hub benefits… 

  • Linked logo on Hub home page
  • Two blog posts articles (sponsor provides on approved topic of choice)
  • One 45-60 minute webinar (includes attendee opt-in list)
  • One news release submission (could be product showcase, news, company update)
Platinum Sponsorship
  • Premier double-sized (8’ x 20’) booth
  • Presentation opportunities:
    • Host a 20 minute “fireside” chat with a current customer in the exhibit hall
    • Up to two (2) – 60 minute breakout session
    • One 10 minute preview presentation during designated break time
  • Top billing of company logo on:
    • Symposium website and pre-event marketing
    • Screens in the ballroom prior to opening keynote
    • Conference web/ mobile app
    • Shared banner
  • (2) company videos embedded in pre-event marketing e-blasts
  • Access to speed networking event with Government IT leaders
  • Three complimentary passes (additional passes available for $100 per day). Passes include all meals and admittance to all sessions and events for both days of the conference (pre-conference not included).
  • Free lead generation scanner or software
  • Virtual booth in the web/ mobile app
  • One push notification through the event mobile app
  • Recognition on event social media (1 prior to the event/1 during the event)
  • Access to pre and post-event participant opt-in list

NEW for 2022! Exclusive GOVIT Hub benefits…

  • Linked logo on Hub home page
  • One blog post article (sponsor provides on approved topic of choice)
  • One 45-60 minute webinar (includes attendee opt-in list)

Gold Sponsorship
  • 8’x 10’ booth
  • One (1) – 60 minute breakout session
  • Access to speed networking event with Government IT Officials
  • Company logo on Symposium website and pre-event marketing
  • Company logo on screens in the ballroom prior to opening keynote
  • Shared banner
  • Two complimentary passes (additional passes available for $100 per day). Passes include all meals and admittance to all sessions and events for both days of the conference (pre-conference not included).
  • Free lead generation scanner or software
  • Virtual booth in the web/ mobile app
  • Recognition on event social media (1 during the event)
  • One blog post article to be published on the GOVIT Hub 365
  • Access to pre and post-event participant opt-in list
Silver Sponsorship
  • 8’ x 10’ exhibit booth
  • Access to speed networking event with Government IT leaders
  • Company logo on the Symposium website and pre-event marketing
  • Company logo on the screens in the ballroom prior to the opening keynotes
  • Virtual booth in the web/ mobile app
  • Access to post-event participant opt-in list

Exclusive branding rights on one of the following items:

  • Wi-Fi Network Name: Something everyone needs! The Wi-Fi network name will be customized to incorporate your company’s name with a link to your website.
  • Attendee Lanyards *Fusion will supply: Great visibility throughout the event! Your company name and logo will be prominently displayed on the front of attendee lanyards.
  • Two Charging Stations *Fusion will supply: A popular “hot spot” at the event for attendees to recharge their devices, these stations will be centrally located and feature your company’s name & logo.
  • Lunch (one day only): Your company’s name and logo will be prominently displayed on the screens at the front of the room during lunch, and your company will receive recognition from the podium.
  • Experience Lab: Show your support for greater digital accessibility! Your company’s name/logo will be prominently displayed in this designated area of the exhibit hall which will feature hands-on demonstrations of digital accessibility experiences – a popular and important destination for attendees.
  • Lounge Areas: Attendees look for these quiet spaces to take a break. Your company’s name/logo will be prominently displayed in these highly sought after destination spaces.
  • Golden GOVIT Showcase: This designated area of the exhibit hall will feature interviews and displays from the Golden GOVIT Award finalists. Your company’s name/logo will be prominently displayed in this popular gathering spot for attendees.
  • Symposium Studio: This fun and popular feature in the exhibit hall gives attendees the opportunity to get a professional headshot. Your company’s name/logo will be incorporated in the studio space to notify everyone.
  • Mobile Monitors: Four large, digital monitors (supplied by your company) will be strategically located throughout the venue, displaying important event information for attendees. Your company’s name/logo will be featured on all four monitors throughout the event!
  • Pre-Conference Lunch: A great opportunity to provide a 20 minute presentation during lunch to the 250 anticipated attendees of the pre-conference training day on December 6th.
Bronze Sponsorship
  • Exclusive branding rights on one of the following items that you provide:
    • Notepads & Pens
    • Bags
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Branded Coffee Sleeves
  • Access to Speed networking event with Government IT Officials
  • Company logo on the Symposium website and pre-event marketing
  • Company logo on the screens in the ballroom prior to the opening keynotes
  • Virtual booth in the web/ mobile app
  • Access to post-event participant opt-in list
  • Package includes option to purchase 8’x10’ exhibit booth for 50% off standard pricing (includes one complimentary pass)
Exhibitor
  • Standard 8’x10 ‘exhibit booth
    • Register early to get your first pick of booth space! Booths are first-come first-served (including corner booths at no additional cost!)
  • One complimentary pass
  • Virtual booth in the web/ mobile app
  • Access to post-event participant opt-in list

Ready to register? Secure your sponsorship today!

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2022 Steering Committee

Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Nirja Trivedi, Microsoft 
Chad Kummerow, Microsoft
Nash Pherson, Microsoft
Corey Tramm, Sourcewell Tech
Dave Andrews, Minnesota State Services for the Blind - DEED
Jay Wyant, Minnesota IT Services
Jim Hall, Hallmentum

Sarah Mixdorf, Google
Joel Pingel, Google
Lisa Meredith, MnCCC
Matt Bailey, IBM
Melissa Reeder, League of Minnesota Cities
Jennifer Marik, AWS - WWPS
Sue Wallace, Quantico Consulting
Amy Middendorf, Morrison County
Raquel Anderson, MNIT Central