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SHAPE THE FUTURE OF CITIES

Sponsor City Summit

It’s the only local government conference that represents all city leaders. From the mayor to the clerk—if they work for cities, we work for them.

During City Summit, our goal is to create a lasting dialogue between the entrepreneurs building tomorrow’s markets and those leading America’s urban and downtown renaissance: elected officials, policymakers, technologists and corporate innovators.

There’s more than one way to get involved at City Summit. From sponsorships to TED Style talks on your most recent innovation, city leaders want to hear your voice. Big things happen at City Summit, and we’re offering you a seat at the table. Contact sponsorships@nlc.org to get involved and find out how you can shape the future of cities.

Sponsorship Tiers

TITLE – $150,000 and up

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.

Twelve (12) complimentary registrations
Eight (8) invitations to an exclusive Board of Directors Event
One (1) 10×40 complimentary exhibit booth
One (1) bag insert (subject to approval)
Brand visibility on the website, in the program book, onsite, during general sessions & on mobile app
One (1) complimentary full-page color ad in the conference program book
Pre- and post-conference attendee list with names and addresses
Guest blog post on CitiesSpeak
Social media promotion
Present a Solution Session
Recognition in the opening keynote
Conference registration for the Congressional City Conference (2)
A 30-minute meeting with the leadership

Diamond – $100,000 – 149,000

Ten (10) complimentary registrations
Six (6) invitations to an exclusive Board of Directors Event
One (1) 10×30 complimentary exhibit booth
One (1) bag insert (subject to approval)
Brand visibility on the website, in the program book, onsite, during general sessions & on mobile app
One (1) complimentary full-page color ad in the conference program book
Pre- and post-conference attendee list with names and addresses
Guest blog post on CitiesSpeak
Social media promotion
Present a Solution Session

PLATINUM – $60,000 to $99,999

Eight (8) complimentary registrations
Four (4) invitations to an exclusive Board of Directors Event
One (1) 10×20 complimentary exhibit booth
One (1) bag insert (subject to approval)
Brand visibility on the website, in the program book, onsite, during general sessions & on mobile app
One (1) complimentary full-page color ad in the conference program book
Pre- and post-conference attendee list with names and addresses
Guest blog post on CitiesSpeak

GOLD – $20,000 to $59,999

Six (6) complimentary registrations
Two (2) invitations to an exclusive Board of Directors Event
One (1) 10×10 complimentary exhibit booth
One (1) bag insert (subject to approval)
Brand visibility on the website, in the program book, onsite, during general sessions & on the mobile app
One (1) complimentary half-page color ad in the conference program book
Pre- and post-conference attendee list with names and addresses

SILVER – $20,000 to $29,999

Four (4) complimentary registrations
Brand visibility on the website, in the program book, onsite, during general sessions and the on mobile app
Pre- and post-conference attendee list
50% off an ad in the program book

BRONZE – $10,000 to $19,999

Two (2) complimentary registrations
Brand visibility on the website, in the program book, onsite, during general sessions & on the mobile app.
Pre-and post-conference attendee list
25% off an ad in the program book

Sponsorship Options

HEADLINE THE CONFERENCE

 

General Session | $20,000-$60,000Signature Event: Connect with city leaders during one of two General Sessions featuring VIP speakers. You’ll be the spotlight of all the conference attendees at once as you deliver brief remarks or introduce keynote speakers and NLC officers during main stage programming. Additionally, you can offer product and service information through a seat drop of a one-page flyer about your company and services.

Opening Reception | $20,000-$60,000Start the conference off with a bang! Ensure the nearly 4,000 attendees remember your brand by hosting a launch party they won’t forget. Housed in the expo hall, the event will feature a happy hour, live entertainment, music and more. As the official launch party sponsor, you have ample signage, opportunity to provide branded materials and help create amemorable experience.

Closing General Session & Lunch | $20,000-$60,000Leave a lasting impression on nearly 2,000 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, recognition signage and provide a seat drop.

NETWORKING & ENGAGEMENT

Local Heros Awards Reception | $10,000-$20,000Show your commitment to diversity and inclusion as NLC’s Constituency Groups recognize and award local leaders for outstanding work in their community. In addition to signage, there will be an opportunity for brief remarks.

Member Council Reception | $10,000Network with elected officials from each of NLC’s five Member Council Groups: Large Cities, First-Tier Suburbs, Military Communities, Small Cities, and University Communities. Directly address a specific audience from niche communities around the nation. This is also a great opportunity to bring your company swag for attendees to showcase your brand during and even after the conference.

Focus Group | $10,000Interested in getting feedback or learning what the local elected official’s perspective is on a particular topic? Sponsor a focus group to structure a session with city leaders to conduct specific research on this target audience.

Large City Reception | $10,000Our Large City Member Council is hosting a special reception for large city elected officials and staff (200,000+ population size). Get your brand in front of the city officials who lead some of the largest and most influential cities in the country. Your company will receive recognition at the event and the opportunity to make welcome remarks.

LGBT Community Event | $10,000If you’re dedicated to supporting the LBGT community, sponsor the off-site LGBT Community Event. In a casual and intimate environment, local elected officials will meet and greet with local Los Angeles leadership, advocates and influencers. Your company will receive recognition at the event and can make welcome remarks.

Young Elected Leaders Reception | $10,000This provides an opportunity for Young Elected Officials to network, share ideas and identify ways to act on the unique challenges they face as community leaders. Your company will receive recognition at the event and have the opportunity to make welcome remarks.

Future Member Luncheon | $5,000This luncheon gives our non-member attendees a chance to learn more about the benefits and value of being an NLC member, as well as an opportunity to network with NLC leadership. Your company will receive recognition at the event and have the opportunity to make welcome remarks.

 

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

NLC University Training | $25,000Associate your brand with the best and the brightest: sponsor the entire NLC University track of training seminars for city officials. With a speaking opportunity during one of the key sessions and branding throughout each session, your brand will be more credible to the mayors, council-members and key city staff in attendance.

Shared Wisdom Lunch | $20,000This awards program hosted by the NLC University features inspirational “shared wisdom” from local and national leaders and brings together certificate recipients to be recognized for their educational achievements. This engaging luncheon incorporates high-profile keynote speakers to help motivate and encourage local leaders. Attended by NLC University training registrants, award recipients and NLC University Leadership Fellows and Board of Advisors. A speaking opportunity is available.

Solution Sessions | $10,000 (12)Solution Sessions offer a unique education and marketing opportunity. Reach elected city officials and senior city staff by presenting case studies and best practices in your industry. This is your opportunity to demonstrate thought leadership, provide industry analysis and share your services and solutions on topics important to local officials.

NLC University Workshop | $5,000 (Multiple)Does one of our specialized NLC University training events align with your industry or products? Reach a target audience by sponsoring a workshop that reinforces your brand identity.

 

BRAND VISIBILITY

Registration | $15,000Don’t miss the chance to get your brand in front of every attendee that checks into the conference.

NLC Connections Lounge | $15,000At the heart of the expo hall, the NLC Connections Lounge gets a lot of foot traffic. It’s where mayors, councilmembers and city staff gather to interact withNLC team members and network with each other. Sponsor the booth to expose your brand to a diverse group of city officials from across the country.

Photo Booth or Selfie Spot | $10,000Provide a great memento for attendees by sponsoring the photo booth or selfie spot! Always popular and a lot of fun. Your logo will appear on each photograph.

Device Charging Stations | $10,000Help attendees power up their smartphones, laptops and other wireless devices without leaving the conference at custom stations designed to show off yourbrand. Brand swag is encouraged.

Multi-Screen Digital Display | $10,000Capture the imaginations of conference attendees through digital advertisements displayed on freestanding televisions with storage for multiple ads throughout theconference.

Conference Program Book Ad | $7,500+Advertise in the printed conference program. Whole or half page ads available. Headline Conference Map & Advertisement

Banner | $7,500Guide conference attendees and lead the way with your company logo and custom message.

Luggage Tags at Bag Check | $7,500Make a lasting impression with your company and logo on attendee’s luggage at bag check.

Conference Mobile App | $5,000The NLC mobile app is used by almost 100% of the conference attendees and connects them to the conference activities in a unique and personal way. Fromtheir day-to-day schedules to conference updates and 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.

Expo Hall Game | $5,000Sponsor NLC’s exciting Expo Hall Challenge! This game attracts conference attendees from every state and city size and is played by conference attendees in the Expo Hall throughout the conference.

Large Framed Advertisement in Host Hotel | $5,000Display your newest project or company’s message in front of the Who’s Who of NLC at the JW Marriot located in LA Live.

Conference Center Branding | $5,000+Have your logo highly visible throughout the convention center for the duration of the entire conference. Options include floor clings, window and escalator decals, andmore!

 

GO GREEN

Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability by becoming a Green Conference Partner. Cities across the nation are adopting measures to become eco-friendly; show them you mirror their dedication by sponsoring these three sustainable conference practices. Sponsor any of the options below and be recognized throughout the conference as a Green Conference Sponsor.

Customized Reusable Water Bottles | $15,000Give them a gift they won’t forget—or leave behind! One of our Green Partner opportunities, a reusable water bottle shows your commitment to going greenwhile ensuring that conference attendees will remember your brand well after the conference. Reusable water bottles will be the primary way to get a beverage duringthe conference, so your brand will get a lot of exposure throughout the conference.

Offset Conference Attendee Carbon Emissions | $10,000Conference attendees travel from all over the country to attend City Summit, which results in a lot of carbon emissions. Help us offset this and be recognized in the program book!

Sustainable Cities Institute Reception | $10,000The NLC Sustainable Cities Institute will be hosting a reception to bring together sustainability-minded city leaders to network and engage with each other. Industry experts slated to speak during conference workshops will also be in attendance. Your company will receive recognition at the event and have the opportunity tomake welcome remarks.

A LA CARTE OPTIONS

Coffee Station | $10,000Conferences run on coffee. Conference attendees will thank you for keeping them caffeinated and alert as they come back for a second—or third—cup.

Dessert Stand | $5,000Dessert goes with everything. Sponsor an NLC DessertStand and have your brand exposed to thousands of city officials.

Thank You, 2018 Sponsors