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How many free passes do I get with my sponsorship?
That depends on the level of sponsorship. Typically, here’s how it breaks down:
- Bronze Level ($7,500) 2 One-Day Passes for Wednesday or Thursday
- Silver Level ($10,000) 4 One-Day Passes for Wednesday or Thursday
- Gold Level ($15,000) 6 One-Day Passes for Wednesday or Thursday
- Platinum Level ($25,000) 10 One-Day Passes for Wednesday or Thursday
- Title Level ($50,000) 30 One-Day Passes for Wednesday or Thursday
How do I get my free passes to the BuildingEnergy Conference?
Beginning in January 2014 you can call our registration coordinator with the names of the people who will be using the free passes and they will be registered for the conference.
How do I get the free trade show passes to BuildingEnergy for my clients and business colleagues?
You will receive a promotional code by email that you can hand out to clients and business colleagues. They can use this promotional code to register for their free trade show passes.
You mention that you are willing to customize a sponsorship package. What types of things can you offer that might not be listed in the traditional sponsorship packages?
There are many possibilities, including:
host a “pre-game” workshop or session at your place of business to help us promote BE to a group of sustainable energy professionals;
host a special meeting, breakfast, lunch, workshop, or party for your clients or prospects at the conference;
sponsor a special offering at the conference, such as NESEA night on a boat, the trade show reception, a career lounge, the emerging professionals lounge, or . . . .;
sponsor the keynote speaker and introduce him or her before an audience of 1,000 practitioners;
sponsor the demo stage on the trade show floor;
making a big product announcement at an on-site press conference; or
something entirely new that we haven’t thought of yet – ask us!
How can I maximize my visibility as a sponsor?
As with many things in life, the sponsors who put the most into their sponsorship get the most out of their sponsorship. You can maximize your visibility by:
using social media to invite your followers to the conference, to give them free trade show passes, and to let them know how you’ll be involved at BE13
blogging on the NESEA website about what you are looking forward to at the conference
making a big press announcement at the conference
Who else sponsors?
Here’s a list of all the organizations that have sponsored since 2010.
Advanced Solar Products
Building Science Corporation
Cape Light Compact
Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority
Conservation Services Group
Duane Morris, LLP
Enterprise Community Partners
Fine Home Building
Green Building Advisor
Heatspring Learning Institute
Huber Engineered Woods
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Massachusetts New Homes with Energy Star
Mass Save – Massachusetts Multifamily New Construction Program
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Pt. Judith Capital
Real Goods Solar (formerly known as Alteris Renewables)
South Mountain Company
The Energy Conservatory
Western Massachusetts Electric Company
You can check our website at http://www.nesea.org/buildingenergy/about/sponsors to see who sponsored BuildingEnergy 13 and who we’ve lined up so far for BuildingEnergy 14.
Who comes to the conference?
The BuildingEnergy Conference attracts between 3,500 and 4,000 professionals yearly. Attendees include architects, builders, engineers, developers, planners, equipment manufacturers, building managers, policymakers and more. Nearly 2,000 BE12 attendees surveyed make purchasing decisions on behalf of their organizations. 67% are the decision maker; 33% assist in making the decisions.
As a sponsor, do I get a speaking role in the program?
Not necessarily. Each year, the BuildingEnergy Conference is planned collaboratively by a committed group of NESEA members, who drive the content from questions that come up in their professional lives – from ‘what type of heating system makes sense for this low load building’ to ‘how do we plan more resilient neighborhoods’? Typically, we finish planning the conference by September so that we can start promoting it to attendees, sponsors and exhibitors as early as possible. However, often we are able to identify a speaking role for a sponsor, as our sponsors typically represent “the best of the best” manufacturers and vendors in the industry.
For any other questions Contact us.