2022 SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS & OPPORTUNITIES

For 30 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.

WHY SPONSOR?

Through a year-long sponsorship commitment, geospatial organizations join NSGIC as partners. This unique sponsorship model is designed to create a community for continuous collaboration and to benefit both sponsors and states year-round. State Geographic Information Officers (GIOs), statewide GIS coordinators, state agency GIS leads, state GIS coordinating council representatives, local GIS managers, federal agency partners, tribal representatives, national nonprofit collaborators, academicians, and fellow private sector colleagues all have a seat at the table. 

Full details can be found in the 2022 Sponsorship Brochure.

NATIONAL CONNECTIONS IN ONE LOCATION

The NSGIC Annual Conferences and Midyear Meetings - whether in person, virtual or hybrid - draw key decision-makers from 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.

 

CUSTOMIZE YOUR SPONSORSHIP EXPERIENCE

Each sponsorship level comes with a set amount of points to be spent on opportunities of your choice in the following areas:

  • Networking & Relationships
  • Conference Presentations
  • Webinars & Thought Leadership
  • Event Sponsorships
  • Branding & Recognition
  • Additional Memberships & Registrations

The 2022 Sponsorship Brochure details all the specific benefits and opportunities available.

BENEFITS OF YEAR-ROUND SPONSORSHIP & MEMBERSHIP

As a year-round sponsor - and member - you will enjoy all the benefits associated with attending the Annual Conference and Virtual Midyear Meeting. Annual sponsor representatives receive business memberships to allow you to: 

  • Participate in topic-specific and full membership discussion forums
  • Join committees and workgroups 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 

FIRST TIME SPONSORS

If you’ve never attended a NSGIC conference before and you are interested in learning more before committing to an annual sponsorship, we offer a one-time discounted conference registration rate. To sign up, contact Amy Holmes at [email protected].

SMALL BUSINESS & EMERGING PARTNER PROGRAM

Each year, NSGIC offers 5 spots in an Emerging Partner Sponsorship program. The program is designed for smaller companies, with 10 or fewer employees, so that they might participate fully in NSGIC conferences and grow towards becoming a NSGIC annual sponsor at the bronze, silver, gold, or platinum level. CLICK HERE to learn more or here to Enroll as an Emerging Partner.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS & PRICING

 

To submit a 2022 sponsorship agreement form, click here
Sponsorship renewal or upgrade without break receives a 10% discount (annual packages only)

 

BENEFITS OF THE CORPORATE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (CLC)
- Included with Platinum & Gold Sponsorship -

  • Platinum & Gold Sponsors have the opportunity to allocate their points and select their sponsor benefits a week ahead of other sponsors
  • Have the opportunity to speak with the NSGIC BOD during each conference
  • Participate in the annual review of the Sponsorship Model for modifications based on previous year attainments
  • Provide insights to the NSGIC Board on economic forecasts, business intelligence, legislative activity, and industry trends that may affect NSGIC and the States
  • Have the opportunity to do a State Spotlight
  • Be a part of a dedicated CLC community on My.NSGIC

KEY DATES TO NOTE:

January  3- 9, 2022
Early point enrollment period for Corporate Leadership Council (Gold & Platinum Sponsors)

January 11, 2022
Point enrollment is open to all sponsors

2021 Virtual Midyear Meeting - Hybrid - Milwaukee, WI & Virtual
February 13-17, 2022

2022 Annual Conference - Portland, OR
September 19-23, 2022

 

FAQs

How long is the sponsorship period?
Annual sponsorship spans a period of one calendar year.

Can I purchase additional points?
Yes. Additional points may be purchased at $125 per point.

Can I allocate some points now and some later?
Sponsors secure opportunities by allocating points on a first-come, first-serve basis, opening to Gold and Platinum sponsors a week before full open enrollment begins in January. You are not required to allocate all of your points at the beginning of the year. You can reserve points to allocate as NSGIC determines conference logistics and confirms sponsor opportunities. You may also reallocate points at any time during the year, depending on availability of sponsor opportunities.

Do points roll over?
No. Points included with annual sponsorships must be spent during the correlating sponsorship cycle.

Can introductory packages be purchased more than once?
The introductory sponsorship level is limited to a one-time/one-conference use per company, after which a full, annual sponsorship level is required.

Can one sponsorship package be shared between two companies?
Sponsorships may not be split between more than one company. Points may not be shared or reassigned to other sponsors.

Can introductory level companies send more than one representative?
Yes. Introductory sponsors can send additional representatives at the $1,500 registration fee per attendee.

 

NOTES:

  • Annual sponsorship discounts:
    • First-time sponsorship: 20% discount (annual packages only)
    • Sponsorship renewal or upgrade without break: 10% discount (annual packages only)
  • Annual sponsorship is required for the Annual Conference and Midyear Meeting participation.
  • Annual sponsorship is required for business membership.
  • Some benefits have limited availability and are confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Platinum and Gold level sponsors have early access to benefit enrollment. 
  • All sponsor-developed content must be approved by NSGIC. In the unlikely event NSGIC and the sponsor cannot come to an agreement, points may be reallocated.
  • Sponsors may reassign sponsorship privileges within their companies. For example, an alternate representative may participate in a conference if the originally registered representative is unable to attend.

 

QUESTIONS?

Contact NSGIC Membership Associate Amy Holmes at [email protected]  
To submit a 2022 Sponsorship agreement form, click here.