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Conference Sponsor Level Options

Sponsor levels are named after the brightest stars in the Pleiades Star Cluster

MAIA Sponsorship ($5,000+)
ALCYONE Sponsorship ($4,000)
ASTEROPE Sponsorship ($3,000)
CELAENO Sponsorship ($2,000)
TAYGETE Sponsorship ($1,500)
ELECTRA Sponsorship ($1,000)
MEROPE Sponsorship ($500)
Sponsor Full-length Planetarium Shows

 

!!! Important Sponsorship Information !!!

Additional Sponsor Hall Information
Sponsor Hall set up is 8:00 am – 4:30 pm on Tuesday, October 10th.
The Dome Village must be removed by 11:30 am on Friday, October 13th.
The Sponsor Hall should remain set up through 11:30 am on Saturday, October 14th.

The Sponsor Hall will be open during the following times, except during meals.
-Tuesday, October 10th: 5:00 – 9:30 pm
-Wednesday, October 11th: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
-Thursday, October 12th: 8:30 am – 9:15 pm
-Friday, October 13th: 8:30 – 11:30 am
-Saturday, October 14th: 9:00 – 11:30 am

All special requests regarding set-up times, exhibit locations, and other issues will be handled based on the host’s capacity to handle the request as desired and the order of sponsorship reservation and payment. Some sponsor requests may not be confirmed until sponsor registration has closed.

Additional Space
Availability of additional exhibit space is dependent on the conference facility. Cost will be determined by the conference host and planning committee. Requests will be handled on a first come/first served basis.

Portable Dome space is included in Maia and Alcyone sponsorship levels. Otherwise, space for a Portable Dome can be reserved for an additional $300 -- if space is available.

Bag Item Add-On
For sponsors at the Taygete through Merope levels who want to also put a promotional item in the conference bag, they can do so for an additional charge of $150 (select while registering).

Conference Registration
Maia through Taygete sponsorship levels include one or two free conference registration(s), including all meals except banquet. Additional sponsor personnel must pay regular conference registration, which includes meals (except banquet).

 

MAIA TOP CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP | $5,000+ | 5 Spots Available

Specific benefits of Maia Sponsorship include:

  • 150 square feet Exhibit Space with up to 3 tables
  • Space for your portable dome included at no additional charge
  • 20 minute Plenary Session
  • 2 conference registrations
  • 1 regional membership (affiliate or standard, depending on the regional section’s rules)
  • Recognized as a Banquet Sponsor
  • Sponsor logo on cover of conference notebook (large font)
  • May place a promotional item in the conference bags*
  • Tier 1 ad space in an issue of the GLPA, MAPS, SEPA, and WAC newsletters^
  • Recognition on the National Planetarium Conference web site with a link to your web site
  • May purchase non-plenary time to present planetarium shows**

 

ALCYONE SPONSORSHIP | $4,000 | 6 Spots Available

Specific benefits of Alcyone Sponsorship include:

  • 150 square feet Exhibit Space with up to 3 tables
  • Space for your portable dome included at no additional charge
  • 15 minute Plenary Session
  • 1 conference registration
  • 1 regional membership (affiliate or standard, depending on the regional section’s rules)
  • Recognized as a Dinner Sponsor
  • Sponsor logo on cover of conference notebook (large font)
  • May place a promotional item in the conference bags*
  • Tier 2 ad space in an issue of the GLPA, MAPS, SEPA, and WAC newsletters^^
  • Recognition on the National Planetarium Conference web site with a link to your web site
  • May purchase non-plenary time to present planetarium shows**

 

ASTEROPE SPONSORSHIP | $3,000 | 6 Spots Available

Specific benefits of Asterope Sponsorship include:

  • 100 square feet Exhibit Space with up to 2 tables
  • 10 minute Plenary Session
  • 1 conference registration
  • 1 regional membership (affiliate or standard, depending on the regional section’s rules)
  • Recognized as a Dinner, Lunch, or Reception Sponsor
  • Sponsor logo on cover of conference notebook (small font)
  • May place a promotional item in the conference bags*
  • Recognition on the National Planetarium Conference web site with a link to your web site
  • May purchase non-plenary time to present planetarium shows**

 

CELAENO SPONSORSHIP | $2,000 | 6 Spots Available

Specific benefits of Celaeno Sponsorship include:

  • 75 square feet Exhibit Space with 1 table
  • 8 minute Plenary Session
  • 1 conference registration
  • 1 regional membership (affiliate or standard, depending on the regional section’s rules)
  • Recognized as a Breakfast, Break, or Hospitality Suite Sponsor
  • Sponsor logo on inside of conference notebook
  • May place a promotional item in the conference bags*
  • Recognition on the National Planetarium Conference web site with a link to your web site
  • May purchase non-plenary time to present planetarium shows**

 

TAYGETE SPONSORSHIP | $1,500 | 6 Spots Available

Specific benefits of Taygete Sponsorship include:

  • 50 square feet Exhibit Space with 1 table
  • 5 minute Plenary Session
  • 1 conference registration
  • 1 regional membership (affiliate or standard, depending on the regional section’s rules)
  • Recognized as a Break Sponsor
  • Sponsor logo on inside of conference notebook
  • Recognition on the National Planetarium Conference web site with a link to your web site
  • May purchase non-plenary time to present planetarium shows**

 

ELECTRA SPONSORSHIP | $1,000 | 6 Spots Available

Specific benefits of Electra Sponsorship include:

  • 50 square feet Exhibit Space with 1 table
  • 5 minute Plenary Session
  • 1 regional membership (affiliate or standard, depending on the regional section’s rules)
  • Sponsor name listed on inside of conference notebook
  • Recognition on the National Planetarium Conference web site with a link to your web site
  • May purchase non-plenary time to present planetarium shows**

 

MEROPE SPONSORSHIP | $500

Specific benefits of Merope Sponsorship include:

  • 36 square feet Exhibit Space with 1 table
  • 1 regional membership (affiliate or standard, depending on the regional section’s rules)
  • Sponsor name listed on inside of conference notebook
  • Recognition on the National Planetarium Conference web site with a link to your web site
  • May purchase non-plenary time to present planetarium shows**

 

*Promotional items for conference bags are due by September 1, 2017 and should be sent to:

    James S. McDonnell Planetarium (NPC)
    Saint Louis Science Center
    5050 Oakland Ave.
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Please contact Anna Green (Anna.Green@slsc.org) when the materials are on their way. This option is available only to Maia, Alcyone, Asterope, and Celaeno sponsors.

 

 

**Sponsor Full-length Planetarium Shows

Sponsors may purchase non-plenary time to present planetarium shows. Only 3 hours are available and times are Wed. Oct 11 from 8:30PM-9:45pm and Fri. Oct 13 from 3-5pm, so early requests are encouraged. Wednesday shows will be shown in the James S. McDonnell Planetarium or the OMNIMAX® Theater, and Friday shows will be shown in the James S. McDonnell Planetarium. Rates are $10 per minute, and there is a 15 minutes show minimum. Slots are filled on a first come-first served basis. Please note:

  • You must be a sponsor of the conference to purchase non-plenary time to present planetarium shows.
  • These showings are optional for delegates. If no delegates are present for a showing, refunds will not be given.
  • Showings are scheduled only if conditions warrant. Conference host may not have the capability to schedule late showings.
  • Complete planetarium shows must be shown - no demonstrations or show trailers.


^Tier 1 Ad Space

Tier 1 ad space includes a one-page ad in one issue of the GLPA, MAPS, and SEPA newsletters and a TBD ad in one issue of the WAC newsletter.


^^Tier 2 Ad Space

Tier 2 ad space includes a half-page ad in one issue of the GLPA, MAPS, and SEPA newsletters and an TBD ad in one issue of the WAC newsletter.