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Real Places 2018 Conference - Sponsorship Opportunities

Join the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission, Texas Heritage Trail Regions, and THC as a sponsor for REAL PLACES 2018—a conference focused on preserving, revitalizing, and experiencing the Texas mystique. Through your sponsorship, you will gain visibility with County Historical Commissions, Main Street programs, local governments, chambers of commerce, convention and visitor bureaus, preservation organizations, historic sites, and travel industry experts.

Sponsorship Opportunities January 10–12, 2018

Title $30,000 – sold out

  • Sponsor name as part of the event title (i.e., Real Places in partnership with The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission)
  • Sponsor logo on Real Places website, printed material, and signage
  • Full-page recognition in the conference program
  • Sponsor name mentioned in press releases
  • Opportunity for Sponsor to make an announcement or be recognized from the stage during plenary event
  • Opportunity for Sponsor to exhibit in a prominent conference venue location
  • Opportunity for Sponsor to include a handout in the Real Places Registration Packet
  • Sponsorship of 8 complimentary registrations for the organization(s) of your choice
  • Access to attendee contact information

Presenting $10,000

  • Exclusive sponsorship of one of the following events: Welcome Event Entertainment, Plenary Sessions or Courthouse Stewardship Awards Lunch, Schedule-at-a-glance, or the Awards Banquet
  • Sponsor logo on Real Places website, printed material, and signage
  • Full-page recognition in the conference program
  • Sponsor name mentioned in press releases
  • Opportunity for Sponsor to make an announcement from the podium or be recognized from the stage
  • Opportunity for Sponsor to exhibit in a prominent conference venue location
  • Opportunity for Sponsor to include a handout in the Real Places Registration Packet
  • Sponsorship of 6 complimentary registrations for the organization(s) of your choice
  • Access to attendee contact information

Patron $5,000

  • Co-sponsorship of one of the following events: Welcome Event Entertainment, Plenary Sessions or Courthouse Stewardship Awards Lunch, Schedule-at-a-glance, or the Awards Banquet
  • Sponsor logo on Real Places website, printed material, and signage
  • Half-page recognition in the conference program
  • Sponsor name mentioned in press releases
  • Opportunity for Sponsor to make an announcement from the podium or be recognized from the stage
  • Sponsor exhibit/marketplace table in a preferred location
  • Opportunity for Sponsor to include a handout in the Real Places Registration Packet
  • Sponsorship of 4 complimentary registrations for the organization(s) of your choice
  • Access to attendee contact information

Supporting $2,500

  • Co-sponsorship of a breakfast or break function, an education break-out session, or audio visual support
  • Sponsor logo on Real Places website, printed material, and signage
  • Quarter-page recognition in the conference program
  • Sponsor exhibit/marketplace table in preferred location
  • Sponsorship of 2 complimentary registrations for the organization of your choice
  • Discounted conference registration available for purchase (2 at 25 percent)
  • Access to attendee contact information

Contributing $1,250

  • Sponsor logo on Real Places website, printed material, and signage
  • Quarter-page recognition in the conference program
  • Sponsorship of 1 complimentary registration for the organization of your choice
  • Discounted conference registration available for purchase (1 at 20 percent)
  • Access to attendee contact information

Professional $350

  • Sponsor logo on Real Places website with link
  • Sponsor listed on printed material and signage
  • Discounted conference registration available for purchase (1 at 10 percent)
  • Access to attendee contact information

Product Sponsor Options $500 + cost of production | Limit 4

Sponsor will have the opportunity to contribute one of the following branded items:

  • Tote Bags
  • Name Tag Lanyards
  • Cocktail Napkins
  • Custom Hotel Key Cards

Limited Exhibitor Opportunities $550 ($400 non-profits)

  • Available after September 15, 2017.  At least one conference registration required in addition to the exhibitor fees.

For additional information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Friends of the Texas Historical Commission via email or at 512-936-2241

Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
701 East 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
512-478-1111

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