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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Tiers

Title ($100,000)

Let us create a customized conference experience for your company/organization that builds off of your goals and objectives. Whether your primary goal is brand awareness or direct engagement with city leaders, we will work to ensure that your experience is meaningful, memorable, and exceeds expectations.

Platinum ($50,000)

  • 8 Complimentary Conference Registrations
  • 8 Invitations to an exclusive Board of Directors event
  • 8 Invitations to the Conference Closing Event
  • 1 10×20 Complimentary Exhibit Booth
  • 1 Bag Insert (subject to approval)
  • 1 Complimentary full page color ad in conference program book
  • Pre- and post- conference attendee list with names and addresses
  • Brand Visibility on website, program book, onsite, general sessions, mobile app, etc.

Gold ($25,000)

  • 6 Complimentary Conference Registrations
  • 6 Invitations to an exclusive Board of Directors event
  • 6 Invitations to the Conference Closing Event
  • 1 10×10 Complimentary Exhibit Booth
  • 1 Bag Insert (subject to approval)
  • 1 Complimentary half page color ad in conference program book
  • Pre- and post- conference attendee list with names and addresses
  • Brand Visibility on website, program book, onsite, general sessions, mobile app, etc.

Silver ($15,000)

  • 4 Complimentary Conference Registrations
  • 4 Invitations to an exclusive Board of Directors event
  • 4 Invitations to the Conference Closing Event
  • Pre- and post-conference attendee list with names and addresses
  • Brand Visibility on website, program book, onsite, general sessions, mobile app, etc.

Bronze ($10,000)

  • 2 Complimentary Registrations
  • 2 Invitations to an exclusive Board of Directors event
  • 2 Invitations to the Conference Closing Event
  • Brand Visibility on website, program book, onsite, general sessions, mobile app, etc.

Sponsor an Event

Opening General Session – $50,000 – SOLD

Drawing more than 3,000 city leaders and featured VIP speakers, this prime opportunity connects your organization with our leaders. This experience includes, Platinum Tier benefits, an opportunity to provide a seat drop and deliver brief welcome remarks and/or an introduction of an NLC Officer and/or Executive Director to all attendees.

Expo Launch Party–$40,000

Want to welcome more than 3,000 attendees to Pittsburgh? Host the official launch party and happy hour in our expo hall housing over 250 exhibitors with live entertainment and more. As the official launch party sponsor, you will deliver brief welcome remarks, receive Gold Tier benefits, ample signage and help create a memorable experience.

Closing Session & Lunch – $40,000

Leave a lasting impression on nearly 1,500 attendees as we close out the conference with a luncheon and program. You will have the opportunity to provide brief remarks, introduce an NLC Officer and/or Executive Director, have priority seating, ample signage, provide a seat drop and receive Gold Tier benefits.

Constituency Groups Awards Reception – $20,000

Hosted by our constituency groups, this evening celebration honors the accomplishments of local municipal officials from the host city who exemplifies the group’s vision and who have strengthened the quality of life and economic vitality of their city. This opportunity will allow you to bring your brand swag and deliver opening remarks to 200 members of the groups that include African American, Asian Pacific American, Latino, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Women, local elected officials. You will also receive brand visibility throughout the event and Gold Tier benefits.

Conference Connection Lounge – $15,000 – SOLD

Our attendees are often busy from sun up to sun down and this lounge provides a comfortable place to relax, rejuvenate and connect with colleagues. Each day will consist of a surprise activity/entertainment and more. Want to enhance the experience? Bring your twist, brand swag, and be part of it all. You will receive brand visibility throughout the event and Silver Tier benefits.

Young Elected Leaders Lounge – $15,000

Interested in engaging with young and emerging city leaders? This is a great opportunity to sponsor the informal “situation room” for NLC’s Young Elected Officials (YEOs). Choose to host a reception or breakfast during the conference with guest attendees from our board of directors and more. Sponsor this lounge; bring your brand swag, and get ready to connect with the leaders of tomorrow. You will receive brand visibility throughout the event, logo recognition on VIP badge holders, a special thanks and Silver Tier benefits.

Big Ideas for Small Cities Plenary Session – $15,000 – SOLD

Is your company/organization interested in fostering innovative ideas from communities of all sizes? This plenary session attended by 300 local elected officials, serves as a platform for small city officials to share compelling and creative ideas that they have used to drive change in their communities. Sponsor this session and see the big ideas cities are creating. You will receive special thanks during the event and post event, brand visibility and Silver Tier benefits.

Shared Wisdom Luncheon – $15,000 – SOLD

Hosted by the NLC University, this award ceremony features inspirational “shared wisdom” from local and national leaders. This opportunity will allow you to deliver opening remarks in front of 200 local elected officials, receive brand visibility throughout the event and Silver Tier benefits.

Tailgate Party – $10,000 – SOLD

Host this top pick tailgate party with not only corn hole and plenty of food, but with the opportunity to engage with hundreds of NLC city leaders from our Large Cities, First-Tier Suburbs, Military Communities, Small Cities, and University Communities. Bring your brand swag, best sports gear and you will receive brand visibility throughout the event and a special thanks.

New Member/First-time Attendee Breakfast Meetup – $10,000 – SOLD

Meetup and engage with our new members and first time conference attendees as they learn the in’s and out’s of City Summit. You will be given the opportunity to deliver brief welcome remarks, provide brand swag, given brand visibility throughout the event and help shape the conference.


Sponsorship A La Carte

Coffee/Latte Stand – $5,000

Can’t have a conference without coffee, right? Help keep everyone alert with a coffee/latte stand!

Ice Cream Novelty Stand – $5,000 – SOLD

November in Pittsburgh calls for your favorite ice cream! From Klondike Bars to drumsticks, everyone’s favorite.

Photo Booth – $5,000 – SOLD

Provide a great memento for attendees by sponsoring the photo booth! Always popular and a lot of fun.

Popcorn Cart – $5,000 – SOLD

Give conference attendees a gourmet salty snack to keep them going through in between sessions and workshops.


Brand Visibility

Device Charging Stations – $10,000 – SOLD

Let attendees power up their smart phones, laptops, and other wireless devices without leaving the conference at your customized stations. You will also receive the opportunity to bring your brand swag.

Conference Lanyards – $10,000 – SOLD

Hottest brand visibility option! Be on every attendees mind with the opportunity to have your company’s logo on all the conference lanyards.

Hotel Keycards or Door Drops – $10,000 per hotel

Sponsor the conference headquarter hotel key cards and have your company’s logo on the minds of each attendee at the conference. You can also deliver your message directly to attendees in their rooms with a door drop featuring marketing materials from your organization/company.

Conference Mobile App – Starting at $5,000 – SOLD

Our mobile app captures 4,000+ attendees and connects with them in a unique and personal way. From their day-to-day schedules, to all conference related updates, onsite promotion, this opportunity is brand visibility at its best! Opportunities include banner ads, push notifications, splash screens and more. Custom deals are also available.

  • Banners/Ads
  • Push Notifications
  • Daily Digest/Notifications
  • Splash Screens

Want to sponsor the entire app? Let us know and we can build a customized package.


Do you have anything else in mind? We’d love to hear what other ideas you may have in making a memorable City Summit conference experience.

Become a Local Sponsor

There are plenty of opportunities for local and locally based Pittsburgh companies to represent their brand and their city in front of a national audience at City Summit. To learn more about local sponsorship opportunities, please view the Pittsburgh prospectus by clicking here.

 For more information or questions, please contact:

Brian Levy
Director, Corporate Partnerships
202-626-3174
levy@nlc.org