Sponsor Prospectus - Virtual School Symposium 2012 - iNACOL

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Sponsor Prospectus - Virtual School Symposium 2012 - iNACOL

The Premiere K-12 Online and Blended Learning ConferenceAbout VSSAbout iNACOLiNACOL is the International Association for K-12 OnlineLearning, a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership associationbased in the Washington, DC area with more than 4,000members. iNACOL is unique in that its members representa diverse cross-section of K-12 education from schooldistricts, charter schools, state education agencies, non-profitorganizations, colleges, universities and research institutions,corporate entities and other content and technology providers.Online learning is expanding educational options for studentsregardless of their geographic boundaries, background orfamily income levels. In light of this, iNACOL is uniquelypositioned to help identify online learning models that areemerging in the next generation of education, highlight newtrends and help improve online programs and services.iNACOL’s annual conference, the Virtual School Symposium(VSS), provides important analysis, interactive sessions andthought-provoking workshops for leaders looking to helpshape the future of education.About the Virtual School SymposiumThe iNACOL Virtual School Symposium (VSS) is the premierconference for those shaping the future of K-12 online andblended learning. This year, over 2,000 conference participantswill convene on October 21-24, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency inNew Orleans, Louisiana.This gathering of education leaders from the nation andaround the world presents many opportunities for professionaldevelopment, think-tank sessions, discussion groups, andnetworking.Conference objectives include:• Facilitate interaction, networking, and collaborationbetween online and blended school practitioners andexperts in the field;• Provide professional development in K-12 online andblended learning;• Distribute the latest research data in the field of onlineeducation;• Share best practices on plans, policies, standards andevaluation;• Determine strategies for improving education to ensureevery student is prepared for college or beyond.VSS AttendeesiNACOL’s VSS attracts top government speakers andnational leaders in educational policy and practice.Conference participants include state leaders; district leaders,superintendents, online program CEOs and directors,managers, curriculum specialists, high school reform leaders,technology directors, charter school managers, publishers,consultants, researchers, bloggers, content developers, softwareand hardware companies. This year, over 2,000 participantsare expected to gather to interact with leaders in the field andlearn what those on the front lines of this field are thinking.1


The Premiere K-12 Online and Blended Learning ConferenceVSS Diamond Level$25,000 ContributionDiamond Level Sponsor BenefitsComplimentary Exhibit Booth in PreferredLocationYour organization is offered a complimentary exhibit boothin a preferred location on the exhibit floor with two freeexhibitor registrations. Please note that booths are assignedon a first come, first served basis. Diamond sponsors alsohave the option to purchase double (10x20), triple (10x30) orquadruple (20x20) booths. Two free exhibitor registrations areincluded with each booth.Five (5) Complimentary Conference RegistrationsFive individuals from your organization may attend VSS 2012free of cost. These individuals receive full registration benefits.Special Conference Registration PricingAdditional Diamond Sponsor attendees are offered memberpricing on conference registrations.Prominent Logo Display and Link on VSS 2012Web SiteDiamond Sponsor logos are prominently displayed on the VSS2012 web site. Your logo is linked from the VSS site to yourorganization’s home page (or a specific url of your choice).Complimentary Full-Page Program AdDiamond Sponsors are offered a complimentary full-page,black and white ad in the conference program. (Sponsors mustprovide ad artwork that meets required specifications by thepublication deadline.) Diamond Sponsors are offered memberpricing for additional ads.Prominent Logo Display on Registration BagDiamond Sponsor logos are prominently displayed on theregistration bag provided to all conference participants.Prominent Logo Display on Conference ProgramDiamond Sponsor logos are prominently displayed in fullcolor on the conference program provided to all participants.Complimentary Registration Bag InsertDiamond Sponsors may include marketing or promotionalmaterial in the attendee registration bags. (Sponsor mustprovide appropriate quantity of inserts that meet requiredspecifications by insert deadline.)Presentations in Conference Breakout SessionsDiamond Sponsors are permitted to host a one-hourpresentation during breakout sessions (presentation preapprovalis required).Recognition on Sponsor PanelsSponsor panels are placed throughout the conference. Logosare displayed in full color.Conference Attendee Mailing List (One-time Use)Diamond Sponsors are provided with a single use of theVSS 2012 final attendee list for marketing and promotionalpurposes.Sponsor Literature TableDesignated literature tables are set up for sponsor use at theconference. Company literature and other materials may beplaced on these tables in an area near VSS registration booth.Company Profile on Conference USB DriveSponsors are invited to submit a company profile withmarketing or promotional material for inclusion on theconference USB drive.Additional Diamond Level RecognitionDiamond Sponsors are specially recognized at one (1) of thefollowing events, depending upon availability. Please indicateyour order of preference on page 2 of the Sponsor RegistrationForm (last page of this document).• President’s Welcome ReceptionYour organization is recognized during the openingPresident’s welcome and your organization’s logo appearson signage for this event. More than one DiamondSponsor may be recognized at this event.• Annual VSS Networking DinnerYour organization is recognized during the Annual VSSNetworking Dinner, and your logo appears on signagefor this event. The dinner is on the first night of themain conference, and it has become a much-enjoyedtradition, providing a great opportunity for attendees torelax and network. More than one Diamond Sponsormay be recognized at this event.• Other OpportunitiesDiamond Sponsors may be offered additional choicesof recognition depending on a particular venue or timeperiod. iNACOL will also consider special proposals foralternate forms of recognition.3


The Premiere K-12 Online and Blended Learning ConferenceVSS Topaz Level$5,000 ContributionTopaz Level Sponsor BenefitsOne (1) Complimentary Conference RegistrationOne individual from your organization may attend VSS 2012free of cost. This individual receives full registration benefits.Purchasing Exhibit Booth(s)Topaz Sponsors have the option to purchase single (10x10)or double (10x20) booths, and are offered preferred locationswhen available. Two free exhibitor registrations are includedwith each booth.Logo Display and Link on VSS 2012 Web SiteTopaz Sponsor logos are displayed on the VSS 2012 web site.Your logo is linked to your organization’s home page (or aspecific url of your choice).Conference Attendee Postal Address OnlyMailing List (One-time Use)Topaz Sponsors are provided with a single use of the VSS2012 final attendee postal mailing addresses for a one-timemarketing and promotional purpose. Please note this list is fora postal (not electronic) mailing.Recognition on Sponsor PanelsSponsor panels are placed throughout the conference. Logosare displayed in full color.Company Profile on Conference USB DriveSponsors are invited to submit a company profile withmarketing or proportional material for inclusion on theconference USB drive.Additional Topaz Level RecognitionTopaz Sponsors are offered the following special recognitionopportunity, depending upon availability. Please indicate yourinterest on page 2 of the Sponsor Registration Form (last pageof this document).• Conference Pens(Limited to 1 Topaz Sponsor)One Topaz Sponsor has the opportunity for specialrecognition by providing the conference pens. Thesepens (given at registration) can be imprinted with yourorganization’s name and/or logo in addition to theVSS logo.(NOTE: Participation in this opportunity also requires thesponsor to purchase, produce, and deliver the pens.)Special Rate on Half- or Full-Page AdTopaz Sponsors are listed in the conference program butthey are also offered a special $200 discount on the purchaseof a half-page or full- page ad at the iNACOL memberprice. (Sponsor must provide ad artwork that meets requiredspecifications by the publication deadline.)Logo Display on Conference ProgramSmall versions of the Topaz Sponsor logos are displayed incolor on the conference program provided to all participants.Special Conference Registration PricingAll Topaz Sponsor attendees are offered member pricing onconference registrations.Sponsor Literature TableDesignated literature tables are set up for sponsor use at theconference. Company literature and other materials may beplaced on these tables in an area near VSS registration booth.5


The Premiere K-12 Online and Blended Learning ConferenceVSS Sponsor Registration Form (1 of 2)Organization Name:____________________________________ Date: ________________________________________We Agree to Sponsor VSS 2012 as a: Diamond Level Sponsor ($25,000 contribution) – includes complimentary exhibit booth Emerald Level Sponsor ($10,000 contribution) Level Sponsor ($5,000 contribution)Authorized Representative: ___________________________________________________________________________Title: ____________________________________________________________________________________________Signature: ____________________________________________ Date:_________________________________________Organization Address: ________________________________________________________________________________City:_________________________________________________ State:___________ Zip:_________________________Telephone: ___________________________________________ Fax: _________________________________________Email: ____________________________________________________________________________________________Web Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________Contact for Delivery of Sponsor Benefits: _______________________________________________________________Telephone: ___________________________________________Fax:__________________________________________Email: ____________________________________________________________________________________________Available Payment Methods: Credit Card, Check or Purchase Order PaymentsCredit Card Payments: Visa MasterCard American Express DiscoverCredit Card Number: ___________________________________ Exp. Date: _______________ Security Code:__________Name as it appears on card: ____________________________________________________________________________Billing Address (if different from above)Address::___________________________________________________________________________________________City: ________________________________________________ State:___________ Zip:_________________________Check or Purchase Order PaymentsPlease make checks and purchase orders payable to iNACOL. Please note that iNACOL is classified as a non-profit and thiscontribution may be tax deductible for your organization. Please include a copy of your purchase order with your completedsponsor agreement form.Payments by Check or Purchase Order Should be Sent to:iNACOL VSS/2012 Sponsorships1934 Old Gallows Road, Ste. 350Vienna, VA 221826


The Premiere K-12 Online and Blended Learning ConferenceVSS Sponsor Registration Form (2 of 2)Sponsor Special Recognition Choices and Complimentary Registration InformationPlease indicate your order of preference for the special recognition option of your level of sponsorship. Please also completethe complimentary conference registration information just below. Email or fax this completed page along with the SponsorAgreement Form to the VSS Sponsor Coordinator (Fax: +1 650.738.1280) $25,000 Diamond Level Additional Recognition (please indicate order of preference):_____President’s Welcome Reception_____Annual VSS Networking Dinner_____Other (must be preauthorized by iNACOL)Diamond Level Complimentary Registrations (5):We will provide a link for you to register your complimentary conference registrations. $10,000 Emerald Level Additional Recognition (please indicate order of preference):_____Day 1 OR Day 2 Lunch_____Day 1 OR Day 2 OR Day 3 Breakfast_____Lanyards (Limited to 1 Emerald Sponsor. Sponsor must purchase, produce and deliver lanyards.)_____USB Drives (Limited to 1 Emerald Sponsor. Sponsor must purchase, produce and deliver USB drives.)Emerald Level Complimentary Registrations (2):We will provide a link for you to register your complimentary conference registrations. $5,000 Topaz Level Additional Recognition (please indicate order of preference):_____Conference Pens (Limited to 1 Topaz Sponsor. Sponsor must purchase, produce and deliver pens.)Topaz Level Complimentary Registration (1):We will provide a link for you to register your complimentary conference registration.Company logos should be emailed to sponsor@inacol.org.Conference sponsorship and special recognition associated with conference items, events or activities Requires iNACOL approval.iNACOL reserves the right to make changes to special recognition opportunities at its sole discretion in order to benefit theconference.Fax or email completed form (2 pages) to:Carol Klyver, VSS Sponsor CoordinatorFax: +1 650.738.1280Email: sponsor@inacol.org7

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