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Real Places 2021: Sponsorship Opportunities

Join the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission, Texas Heritage Trail Regions, and the Texas Historical Commission as a sponsor for REAL PLACES 2021—a virtual conference focused on preserving, revitalizing, and experiencing the Texas mystique. Presented by Phoenix I Restoration and Construction and hosted by the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission, this is going to be an event to remember! Despite challenges posed by going virtual for the first time, we’re confident we’ve put together a quality conference that meets our high standards. We’re proud to share the robust schedule, featuring 44 speakers from across Texas and the U.S. and 28 sessions on a variety of historic preservation and heritage tourism topics.

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

Title Sponsor (1 available) – $30,000 – SOLD

  • Sponsor name incorporated in event title (i.e. <<Sponsor’s name>> Presents Real Places Conference 2021 in partnership with The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission)
  • Inclusion as Title Sponsor on event website, and following the conference, on the conference recordings site for 3 months
  • Sponsor logo inclusion on event website
  • Sponsor name mentioned in all conference communications, as applicable
  • Recognition at the beginning of sessions, and special recognition at all keynote sessions
  • 2-minute welcome remarks delivered by video recording before the keynote and played as part of the sponsors showcase
  • Logo on background or presentation during keynotes that is captured in the on-demand recording.
  • Opportunity to include a sponsor-provided giveaway in the virtual “Swag Bag” – such as an e-publication, a coupon, discount codes, gift cards, etc. 
  • Eight complimentary registrations (can be gifted to the organization(s) of your choice)
  • A premium exhibit spot in the virtual Exhibitors’ gallery; sponsor will be able to collect attendee information from all attendees visiting the sponsor’s virtual exhibit table
  • Full page recognition in the digital conference program
  • The opportunity for sponsor to reach out directly to attendees by providing marketing/info content through the conference app “swag bag”.

Keynote Session Sponsor (3 total, 2 available) - $10,000

  • Premium acknowledgement as a Keynote Session Sponsor throughout conference
  • Sponsor logo inclusion on event website, and with the on-demand recording following the conference, for three months
  • Logo on background during keynotes that is captured in the on-demand recording.
  • Sponsor name mentioned in all conference communications, as applicable
  • Recognition by Emcee or host at the beginning of each session, and special recognition at all keynote sessions
  • 2-minute welcome remarks delivered by video recording before sponsored keynote (played multiple times on pre-event sponsor showcase scroll)
  • Branded meeting room for the “Meet the Speaker” session following the keynote
  • Opportunity to include a sponsor-provided giveaway in the virtual “Swag Bag” – such as an e-publication, a coupon, discount codes, gift cards, etc. 
  • Five complimentary registrations (can be gifted to the organization(s) of your choice)
  • A premium exhibit spot in the virtual Exhibitors’ gallery; sponsor will be able to collect attendee information from all attendees visiting the sponsor’s virtual exhibit table
  • Half page recognition in the digital conference program
  • The opportunity for sponsor to reach out directly to attendees by providing marketing/info content through the conference app “swag bag”.

Registration Sponsor (1 available) – $5,000 – SOLD

  • Premium acknowledgement as the Registration Sponsor throughout conference
  • Sponsor logo inclusion on event website, and on the on-demand recordings site for three months following the conference
  • Recognition by Emcee or host at the beginning of each session
  • Opportunity to present a recorded announcement during the virtual conference sponsors showcase
  • Opportunity to include a sponsor-provided giveaway in the virtual “Swag Bag” – such as an e-publication, a coupon, discount codes, gift cards, etc. 
  • Four complimentary registrations (can be gifted to the organization(s) of your choice)
  • An exhibit spot in the virtual Exhibitors’ gallery; sponsor will be able to collect attendee information from all attendees visiting the sponsor’s virtual exhibit table
  • Half page recognition in the digital conference program
  • The opportunity for sponsor to reach out directly to attendees through the conference app, with marketing information (email push on day 2 & 3, or 2 total)

Digital Program Sponsor (1 available) – $3,000

  • Acknowledgement as the Digital Program Sponsor throughout conference
  • Sponsor branded digital program
  • Sponsor logo inclusion on event website, and on the on-demand recordings site for three months following the conference
  • Sponsor name mentioned in all conference communications, as applicable
  • Recognition by Emcee or host at the beginning of each session
  • Opportunity to present a recorded announcement during the virtual conference sponsors showcase
  • Opportunity to include a sponsor-provided giveaway in the virtual “Swag Bag” – such as an e-publication, a coupon, discount codes, gift cards, etc. 
  • Four complimentary registrations (can be gifted to the organization(s) of your choice)
  • An exhibit spot in the virtual Exhibitors’ gallery; sponsor will be able to collect attendee information from all attendees visiting the sponsor’s virtual exhibit table
  • Quarter page recognition in the digital conference program

Concurrent Session Sponsors (multiple available) – $2,000

  • Verbal recognition as the specific Session Sponsor at the beginning of the session; captured in the on-demand recording
  • Sponsor logo inclusion on event website, and on the on-demand recordings site for three months following the conference
  • Sponsor name mentioned in all conference communications, as applicable
  • Opportunity to include a sponsor-provided giveaway in the virtual “Swag Bag” – such as an e-publication, a coupon, discount codes, gift cards, etc. 
  • Three complimentary registrations (can be gifted to the organization(s) of your choice)
  • Quarter page recognition in digital conference program
  • An exhibit spot in the virtual Exhibitors’ gallery; sponsor will be able to collect attendee information from all attendees visiting the sponsor’s virtual exhibit table

Closing Credits Sponsor (1 available) – $2,000

  • Sponsor logo featured on closing credits video. This video will be available on the conference website, and on the on-demand platform following the conference.  Video will include detailed credits for sponsors, keynotes, speakers, THC leadership, and conference planning committee.
  • Sponsor logo inclusion on event website, and on the on-demand recordings site for three months following the conference
  • Sponsor name mentioned in all conference communications, as applicable
  • Opportunity to include a sponsor-provided giveaway in the virtual “Swag Bag” – such as an e-publication, a coupon, discount codes, gift cards, etc. 
  • Two complimentary registrations (can be gifted to the organization(s) of your choice)
  • One exhibit table in Exhibit Hall
  • Quarter page recognition in digital conference program

Supporting Sponsor (multiple available) - $1,000

  • Sponsor logo inclusion on conference website, and on the on-demand recordings site for three months following the conference
  • One complimentary registration (can be gifted to the organization of your choice)
  • Quarter page recognition in digital conference program

Student Scholarships Sponsor (multiple available) - $500

  • Sponsorship for 10 student registrations (college/university specified by sponsor, or allow FTHC to identify)
  • Sponsor name inclusion on conference website, and on the on-demand recordings site for three months following the conference
  • One complimentary registration (can be gifted to the organization of your choice)
  • Quarter page recognition in digital conference program

Professional Sponsor (multiple available) - $450

  • Sponsor logo inclusion on website, and on the on-demand recordings site for three months following the conference
  • One complimentary registration (can be gifted to the organization of your choice)

Exhibitor Only - Commercial $600 | Nonprofit $450

  • Exhibitors will receive one complimentary full conference registration
  • Exhibitors will be provided an exhibit spot in the virtual exhibitors’ Gallery

Media Partner: Partnerships and benefits will be customized by media outlet. Opportunities listed below will be applied based on the cash value of the promotion that is donated.

  • Opportunity to expose media partner organization to a unique and influential audience of historians, preservationists, architects, archeologists, and others
  • Complimentary registrations (the number of registrations will be based on cash value of the media exposure)
  • Company mentions during the conference 
  • Interviews with keynote speakers (pending agreement by the speaker)
  • Opportunities to interview event organizers and honorees
  • Opportunity for in-depth coverage of local Texas history from an exclusive angle only offered by Real Places before and after the event 
  • Brand exposure on website, marketing materials such as e-blasts, programs, event website, and other collateral related to the conference 
  • Brand exposure on Texas Historical Commission social media channels
  • Increased traffic to media’s website through logo linked on Real Places website 
  • Recognition and endorsed announcements during the conference
  • Opportunity to include marketing materials for attendees at registration

Partner in Preservation: Partnerships will be customized by organization. Opportunities listed below will be applied based on customized agreement.

  • Listing as Preservation Partner on conference sponsors list on Real Places website, during the conference, and in the conference program 
  • Complimentary full registration to the Conference
  • Opportunity to expose your organization to unique and influential audience of historians, preservationists, architects, archeologists, and others 
  • Exposure on marketing materials such as e-blasts, programs, event website, and other collateral related to the conference 
  • Exposure on Texas Historical Commission social media channels 
  • Complimentary virtual exhibit booth include marketing materials for attendees at registration

For additional information about Sponsorship, Media Partner, and Partner in Preservation opportunities, please contact Friends of the Texas Historical Commission via email or at 512-936-2241.

BECOME A SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR

BECOME A MEDIA PARTNER

BECOME A PARTNER IN PRESERVATION

 

 

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