About Conference Sponsorship
Conference sponsorship gives your organization visibility with elected officials, top‐level local government staff and civic leaders from across the region (covering Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, and Union counties.) Now in its fourth year, the Conference has a strong following among the region’s leading decision‐makers and earns rave reviews:
“This conference delivers value each year! I’ve been for the last 3 years. This develops more opportunity for regional collaboration. That’s valuable and an advantage to attending this conference.”
– Robert Cook, Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization
“The keynote speaker was just phenomenal! He presented some real-life examples that we can use in our cities. We should put our heart and soul into where we live.”
– Martha Sue Hall, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Albemarle
In addition, regular emails to over 1,000 people both in and beyond the region promote the Conference up to 4 months in advance, driving prospective attendees to the Conference website which provides pre‐conference recognition for our sponsors. Sponsor logos on the pre‐Conference Sneak Peek brochures gives additional visibility as they are attached to selected Conference emails.
It’s simple. Click on the link in the “Become a Sponsor” box above to sign up and reserve your space as a Sponsor, Exhibitor, or Program Advertiser, indicating:
- Your sponsorship level
- Your preferred payment method
- Your organization’s name as you want it to appear in conference materials
- Contact info for your authorizing official and for your logistics coordinator
You’ll receive a confirmation email and, once your payment is received, additional information for your digital logo files or program advertisement will follow. Your pre-conference sponsor benefits will start once your payment and logo files are received.
Sponsorship Levels. Sponsorships start at $1,000 and rise to $7,500, providing increasing benefits at each level. See the Sponsor Packet for details of each level (download from the box above).
Payment Methods & Policies. Payment may be made by credit card or by check (CCOG will invoice on request). Sponsorships must be paid in full to be included in Event Day recognition, or by the relevant publication deadlines for pre-Conference recognition.
Attending the Conference. Sponsors and Program Advertisers may elect to attend the Conference or not, as they choose, but Exhibitors are encouraged to have at least one representative manning their table for Event Day. Your attendees, if any, will need to register to attend the conference, either as paid attendees or using the complimentary tickets associated with your sponsorship level.
Contact Nina Walters, Sponsorships Coordinator, at email@example.com or by phone at 336-870-9586.
Become a Sponsor
Click here to sign up as a Sponsor, Exhibitor and/or Program Advertiser (when available).
See Sponsor Levels
Click here to download the Sponsor Packet detailing sponsor levels and benefits.
Register Your Attendees
Click here to register your Conference attendees, either as paid registrants or using the complimentary tickets associated with your sponsorship level (when available).
Key Dates for Sponsors
November – Online registration opens
December – Logos due for Pre-Conference Sneak Peek #1
January – Logos due for Pre-Conference Sneak Peek #2
March – Logos due for Event Day Program Brochure
March – Program Brochure ads due
March – Display tables confirmed
April – Online registration closes
April 12 – EVENT DAY
Information for Sponsors
Stay tuned for more sponsor information, including details on:
- Sponsor logo specifications
- Program ad specifications
- Conference pre-registration
- Event-day logistics
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