2018 Sponsorship

New this year - customize your annual sponsorship package to include the benefits most valuable to you!

For more than 25 years, the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) has boosted national geospatial policy and provided a forum for best practices exchange and collaboration. While NSGIC's core membership is made up of geographic information officers (GIOs) and state GIS coordinators, partners in federal, municipal and county government, academicians, representatives of other geospatial organizations and private industry experts are vital to NSGIC's mission of making critical connections. NSGIC members - and our partners - lead the way in the creation of intelligent maps and databases that equip public and private leaders to make more informed and timely decisions.

NATIONAL CONNECTIONS IN ONE LOCATION

The NSGIC Annual Conferences and Midyear Meetings draw key decision-makers from 75% of US states and territories, eliminating the need for cross-country travel to educate customers and prospects about your offerings. Having access to many state members in one location is not only efficient; it enables sponsors to gain critical insight into multiple government organizations, including how to navigate through state-specific procurement procedures. Networking with executives in the national geospatial community can translate into making the best connections to impact government policies, build partnerships and expand your business.

BENEFITS OF YEAR-ROUND SPONSORSHIP

As a year-round sponsor - and member - you will enjoy all the benefits associated with attending the Annual Conference and Midyear Meeting. New in 2018, sponsors can customize your sponsorship package to include the benefits most valuable to your company. Annual sponsor representatives receive business memberships to allow you to: 

  • Participate in topic-specific and full membership discussion forums
  • Join committees and work groups to provide your company's expert opinion on various topics via conference calls, webinars, emails, online discussions and in-person meetings
  • Access the member database for member-to-member communication
  • Explore program archives and other members-only resources
  • Enjoy expanded virtual networking opportunities 

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Included Benefits Platinum Gold Silver Bronze Conf. Only
Business memberships 6 4 2 1 0
Annual Conference registrations 6 4 2 1 1; select one
Midyear Meeting registrations 6 4 2 1
Company logo projected during session breaks  Y
Company logo and link on nsgic.org home page  Y  Y  Y N
Company logo, description and link on nsgic.org sponsor page  Y  N
Recognition on NSGIC social media twice per year  Y  Y  Y  N  N
Participation in Roll Call of States at Annual Conference  included  included w/points   w/points w/points 
Included points to use to customize sponsorship package (menu below)  275  200 150   75

Fees

Platinum Gold Silver Bronze Conf. Only
Standard $25,750 $18,540 $11,845 $8,240 $1,500
Renewal or upgrade without break in sponsorship $23,175 $16,686 $10,660 $7,416 n/a 
First-time sponsorship $20,600 $14,832 $9,476 $6,592 n/a 

 

  

CUSTOMIZE YOUR SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

Benefit Points
Meetings - Special Networking 
Participation in Speed Networking at both the Annual Conference and Midyear Meeting (private tables)

45

Participation in Speed Networking at both the Annual Conference and Midyear Meeting (tables shared with another sponsor)

35

Access to digital attendance list prior to the Annual Conference and Midyear Meeting 

10

Participation in the Roll Call of States at the Annual Conference 

5

Meetings - Presentations 
Workshop at Annual Conference (pre- or post-conference; 90 min max; limit 1 pre- and 1 post-conference)

50

Workshop at Midyear Meeting (pre- or post-conference; 90 min max; limit 1 pre- and 1 post-conference)

45

Presentation at the Annual Conference or Midyear Meeting: Traditional (15-30 min on a single topic)

40

Presentation at the Annual Conference or Midyear Meeting: Smolder (10 min/20 slides max)

35

Presentation at the Annual Conference or Midyear Meeting: Ignite (5 min/20 slides max)

30

Meetings - Event Hosting 
One-on-one meeting with NSGIC Board at Annual Conference

40

Hospitality Suite sponsorship for one evening (limit 1 per night; sponsor provides catering beyond basic beer/wine/dry snacks)

20

Sponsorship of special reception at Annual Conference (limit 5)

20

Sponsorship of special reception at Midyear Meeting (limit 5)

15

Breakfast sponsorship (limit 1 per day per conference)

5

Lunch sponsorship (limit 1 per day per conference)

5

Break sponsorship (limit 2 per day per conference)

5

Meetings - Branding 
Logo-printed hotel key card for official hotel(s) for Annual Conference or Midyear Meeting (limit 1 per conference; based on hotel availability; sponsor provides printed key cards)

20

Logo-printed lanyards for Annual Conference or Midyear Meeting (limit 1 per conference; sponsor provides printed lanyards)

10

Meetings - Registration 
Additional registration for one attendee (per conference) 35
Throughout the Year 
Host webinar for state representatives of NSGIC membership-at-large 40
Additional annual business membership 35
Featured as Corporate Partner Spotlight on NSGIC GeoJava blog and in monthly newsletter (limit 2 per month) 15

 

Package Calculator Tool - coming soon!

Sponsorship Registration Form - coming soon!

NOTES

  • Annual sponsorship discounts:
    • First-time sponsorship: 20% discount (annual packages only)
    • Sponsorship renewal or upgrade without break: 10% discount (annual packages only)
  • Sponsors may purchase additional points at the rate of $125 per point.
  • Annual sponsorship is required for Annual Conference and Midyear Meeting participation.
  • Annual sponsorship is required for business membership.
  • Annual sponsorship spans a period of one year or the completion of two conferences (whichever is longer).
  • Some benefits have limited availability and are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. In general, first right of refusal will be given to current sponsors renewing on time. 
  • All sponsor-developed content must be approved by NSGIC. In the unlikely event NSGIC and the sponsor cannot come to agreement, points may be reallocated.
  • Except by agreement, once points are "spent," they may not be reallocated.
  • Sponsorships may not be split between more than one company. Points may not be shared or reassigned to other sponsors.
  • Sponsors may reassign sponsorship privileges within their companies. For example, an alternate representative may participate in the Midyear Meeting if the original representative is unable to attend.

To learn more, contact Michelle Jones, NSGIC Manager, Membership & Meetings.