BECOME A SPONSOR

City Summit is the National League of Cities’ annual conference for local leaders to convene and discover solutions to the common challenges facing America’s cities. Each year, the conference is hosted in a different U.S. city – offering tangible best practices for government officials from a variety of perspectives.

Big things happen at City Summit, and we’re offering you a seat at the table. Reserve your sponsorship opportunity today to ensure maximum brand visibility!

SPONSORSHIP TIERS & EVENT OPTIONS

TITLE TIER: $150,000

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

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

EVENT OPTIONS

Event options will be customized based on your specific interests and goals. Sponsored events are not exclusive unless otherwise noted.

DIAMOND TIER: $100,000

  • Brand visibility: conference website, program book, onsite, and mobile app
  • Pre-and post-conference attendee list
  • Ten (10) complimentary registrations
  • One (1) full page ad in program book
  • One (1) complimentary exhibit booth (10×30)
  • Six (6) invitations to an exclusive Board of Directors Event
  • Conference bag insert
  • Guest blog post on CitiesSpeak
  • Social media promotion
  • Present a Solution Session

EVENT OPTIONS

Event options will be customized based on your specific interests and goals. Sponsored events are not exclusive unless otherwise noted.

PLATINUM TIER: $60,000

  • Brand visibility: conference website, program book, onsite, and mobile app
  • Pre-and post-conference attendee list
  • Eight (8) complimentary registrations
  • One (1) half-page ad in program book
  • One (1) complimentary exhibit booth (10×20)
  • Four (4) invitations to an exclusive Board of Directors Event
  • Conference bag insert
  • Guest blog post on CitiesSpeak

EVENT OPTIONS

Choose one of the following options. Sponsored events are not exclusive unless otherwise noted.

GENERAL SESSION
Connect with city leaders during one of two General Sessions featuring VIP speakers. Deliver brief remarks or provide an introduction for an NLC Officer or featured speaker. Opportunity to provide product/service information in a seat drop as well.

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION AND LUNCHEON
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 and provide a seat drop.

GOLD TIER: $30,000

  • Brand visibility: conference website, program book, onsite, and mobile app
  • Pre-and post-conference attendee list
  • Six (6) complimentary registrations
  • One (1) half-page ad in program book
  • One (1) complimentary exhibit booth (10×10)
  • Two (2) invitations to an exclusive Board of Directors Event
  • Conference bag insert

EVENT OPTIONS

Choose one of the following options. Sponsored events are not exclusive unless otherwise noted.

NLC CONNECTIONS LOUNGE
Have your brand front and center as our attendees network and share best practices.

OPENING RECEPTION
Want to welcome more than 3,000 attendees to San Antonio? 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, have ample signage and help create a memorable experience.

REGISTRATION AREA
Sponsor the registration area and get great brand awareness as every attendee checks into the conference.

REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES
Give them a gift they won’t forget—or leave behind! Maximize our Green Partner opportunities. A reusable water bottle shows your commitment to going green while ensuring that conference attendees will remember your brand well after the conference. Reusable water bottles will be the primary way to get a beverage during the conference, so your brand will get a lot of exposure throughout the conference.

SHARED WISDOM LUNCH
This 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. Speaking opportunity available.

SILVER TIER: $20,000

  • Brand visibility: conference website, program book, onsite, and mobile app
  • Pre-and post-conference attendee list
  • Four (4) complimentary registrations
  • 50% off an ad in program book
  • 50% off an exhibit booth

EVENT OPTIONS

Choose one of the following options. Sponsored events are not exclusive unless otherwise noted.

COFFEE STATION
Can’t have a conference without coffee, right? Help keep everyone alert with a coffee station!

CONSTITUENCY GROUPS AWARDS RECEPTION
Be present as Constituency Groups recognize and award local leaders for outstanding work in their community. Opportunity for brief remarks.

DEVICE CHARGING STATIONS
Create a customized station where attendees can power up their smartphones, laptops, and other wireless devices without leaving the conference. You will also receive brand visibility and an opportunity to bring your brand swag.

MEMBER COUNCIL RECEPTION
Network 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.

NEW MEMBER & FIRST-TIME ATTENDEE BREAKFAST
Meet and engage with NLC’s newest 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 and distribute brand swag to help set the stage while earning brand visibility.

PHOTO BOOTH OR SELFIE SPOT
Provide 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.

STATE MUNICIPAL LEAGUE DIRECTORS DINNER
Each year, the 49 State Municipal League Directors gather to network and discuss industry trends. Includes two invitations to this exclusive event.

SUSTAINABLE CITIES RECEPTION
The 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 to make welcome remarks.

YOUNG MUNICIPAL LEADERS RECEPTION
This 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.

BRONZE TIER: $10,000

  • Brand visibility: conference website, program book, onsite, and mobile app
  • Pre-and post-conference attendee list
  • Two (2) complimentary registrations
  • 25% off an ad in program book

EVENT OPTIONS

Choose one of the following options. Sponsored events are not exclusive unless otherwise noted.

CONFERENCE MOBILE APP
The NLC 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.

DESSERT STAND
Dessert anyone? Sponsor an NLC Dessert Table and have your brand exposed to thousands of city officials.

FUTURE MEMBER LUNCHEON
This reception 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 the opportunity to make welcome remarks.

LARGE CITY RECEPTION
Our Large City Member Council is hosting a special reception for Large City elected officials and staff. Your company will receive recognition at the event and have the opportunity to make welcome remarks.

LGBT COMMUNITY EVENT
Local elected officials meet and greet with local leadership, advocates and influencers at an offsite event. Your company will receive recognition at the event and have the opportunity to make welcome remarks.

SOLUTION SESSIONS
Solution Sessions offer a unique education and marketing opportunity for organizations to reach elected city officials and senior city staff. These sessions will provide your company with a forum to share products and solutions for cities, demonstrate thought leadership, provide industry analysis, deliver case studies and best practices in your industry, or create dialogue and the exchange of ideas on a topic important to elected officials. There is an application process for this opportunity.

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QUESTIONS?

Contact sponsorships@nlc.org to get involved and find out how you can shape the future of cities.