Sponsorship Investment Opportunity Details

Diamond Sponsorship Investment Opportunities - $10,000+

Attendee Badge Holders/Lanyards:
SOLD - Capstone
Sponsor's badge holders and lanyards will be used exclusively by all TLA attendees. Items must be provided by sponsor and approved by TLA staff. Sponsor will be noted prominently on signage at TLA Attendee Registration.

Exhibits Grand Opening and Welcome:
Co-Sponsorships Available - $2,500
SOLD - H-E-B; Ingram Content Group

Be the first to welcome 1,500+ Texas librarians at their traditional opening social Tuesday evening. Sponsor will be noted prominently on signage at event.

Executive Leadership Conference:
Co-Sponsorships Available - $2,500
SOLD – DEMCO, Gale Cengage
The Executive Leadership Conference will debut in 2016. It is designed to develop the special skill sets for top leaders in library organizations: directors, deans, school district library coordinators. There will be advanced work with strategic planning, project management, onboarding tools, organizational development, cultural change, community engagement, failure and recovery, and institutional integration. The key part for potential sponsors is that these are the next generation of decision makers in Texas libraries. ALA president, Julie Todaro, will be the facilitator and leader. Sponsor will receive much exposure on TLA website, in all promotional activities via blasts, publications, social media, onsite during conference and assembly, and any event where we have the opportunity to promote. You will be invited to speak during the event and will be promoted on event signage and handouts. You will also have the opportunity to distribute promotional information to event attendees. 

School Administrators Conference:
Co-Sponsorhips Available - $2,500/$1,000
SOLD -  Follett/Baker & Taylor; Norm Berning/Smart Art
This is the Texas Library Conference on Raising Student Achievement for School Administrators and Trustees held during the TLA 2016 Conference. This conference will inspire, inform, and incite change in the ways Texas schools use libraries to improve student achievement. Sponsor will be noted on promotions (website/email blasts/social media) as well as onsite via signage and verbal by speaker.

Texas Bluebonnet Award Author Session Luncheon:

SOLD - Bound To Stay Bound Books
A must attend event at the TLA conference, you will have a reserved table in front and the opportunity to bring verbal greetings to the 1,200 attendees. Sponsor is welcome to place a company gift at the place setting of each attendee. Sponsor will be noted prominently on signage at the event.

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Platinum Sponsorship Investment Opportunities - $7,500 to $9,999

General Session I:
SOLD - Follett/Baker & Taylor 
Co-sponsorship Available
With an audience of 2,000+, this opening session includes the presentation of TLA awards, including Librarian of the Year, Distinguished Service, Outstanding Service to Libraries, and Library Project of the Year. Sponsor will be noted prominently on signage at event.

General Session II:
SOLD - Brodart Company
Co-sponsorship Available - $4,500
With an audience of 2,000+, this session includes the introduction of new TLA officers, recognition of the Texas Book Festival winners, drawing of the TLA Disaster Relief Fund raffle winner, and corporate-sponsored awards. Sponsor will be noted prominently on signage at event.

General Session III:
Exclusive and Co-sponsorship Available - $2,500 - $7,500
With an audience of 1,500+, this session will feature the drawing of the Member Grand Prize winner. Sponsor will be noted prominently on signage at event.

President's Party:
SOLD - Follett/Baker & Taylor 
This is the premier TLA all-conference social event. Sponsor will bring greetings to attendees and be noted prominently on signage at the event.

Youth Breakfast:
SOLD - Junior Library Guild
Co-Sponsorships Available
This popular breakfast is hosted in simultaneous years by the Texas Association of School Librarians (TLA’s school library division) or the TLA Children’s Round Table. The featured speaker is Jeff Kinney. Anticipated audience is 550-600.


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Gold Sponsorship Investment Opportunities  - $5,000 to $7,499 

Conference Bus Transportation:
Available $5,000
Sponsor name will appear prominently on signage in each bus and at all hotels and convention center. Sponsor can promote with flyers or head wraps on the seats as well as play a video promo on the bus monitors.

TALL Texans Recognition and Reception:
SOLD -  DEMCO, Inc.
Co-sponsorship Available - $2,500
Founded in 1994, the prestigious Tall Texans Leadership Institute goals are to foster leadership capabilities, to define leadership development activities for TLA members, and to nurture cultural diversity in library leadership among participants. Twenty four Tall Texans alumni attend each year and now serve in various TLA leadership roles. Sponsor will receive much exposure on TLA website, in all promotional activities via blasts, publications, social media, onsite during conference and assembly, and any event where we have the opportunity to promote.  You will be invited to speak during the event and will be promoted on event signage and handouts.  You will also have the opportunity to distribute promotional information to event attendees.  

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Silver Sponsorship Investment Opportunities - $2,500 to $4,999  

Authors Area:
SOLD - School Library Journal, Library Journal, Horn Book
Sponsor the popular TLA Authors Area in the exhibit hall. As exclusive sponsor, the Authors Area will be renamed to your company name so that the sign will offer you maximum exposure! In addition, you will be allowed to place company promotional flyers and small giveaways at the handout table.

Conference Mobile App:
SOLD -  Library Interiors of Texas/Estey
Co-sponsorship Available $2,500
Be the sponsor of the official TLA Conference Mobile App! The App will go live in December. Sponsor's ads (two) will rotate on dashboard linked to sponsor’s website.Sponsor will be noted prominently on signage.

Connection Corner:
SOLD -  JIMMY Patterson Books/Hachette
Located in a high traffic area, sponsor will receive much exposure during the 3.5 days in the computer area where attendees and officers will use the computers for their housing and other business. Sponsor's website will be the default screen on all computers in the Connection Corner. Sponsor is welcome to provide mouse pads, gift items, and hand outs. Sponsor will be noted prominently on signage.

Pocket Program:
SOLD -  Mackin Educational Resources
Sponsor the popular pocket program. The online and print version is read by 6,500+ attendees at the TLA conference. You will be recognized as sponsor on the front cover. Your ads will appear on the inside front cover and the back cover. 

Texas Bluebonnet Award Travel Sponsorship:
SOLD - Mackin Educational Resources
Sponsor will gain recognition at the popular Author Session with Texas Bluebonnet Award (aka TBA Luncheon Program) by supporting the youth participants who represent the 10 geographical regions of Texas. This worthwhile sponsorship will assist with travel costs for parents/guardians of the youth. In addition to Silver level benefits, sponsor will be recognized on signage and verbally at event.

TLA Store: 
Exclusive  - $3,000
Co-sponsorships Available - $1,500

Sponsor the popular TLA Store. Sponsor will be allowed to place company promotional flyers and small giveaways at the Store checkout table. Sponsor’s ad campaign/graphic will be prominently displayed at Store.

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Bronze Sponsorship Investment Opportunities  - $1,500 to $2,499 

Closing Author Session:
Available $1,500
The popular TLA all-conference closing author session will feature a well-known author. In addition to a verbal thank by TLA President, signage will be prominently displayed at the event.

Conference Attendee Survey:
Available $1,500
Your company will be the exclusive sponsor of the online post-conference attendee survey. The survey will be broadcast with your name appearing prominently as the sponsor. In addition, your company logo and live link to your website will be listed on the survey.

Hands On Lab: 
Available $1,500
You will be recognized at all HOL during the entire week of TLA. Sponsor will be verbally thanked and sponsor’s logo will be displayed at each session.

Opening Entertainment at General Sessions:
GS I - SOLD -  Greg Escue & Associates
GS II & GS III Co-Sponsorships Available $500 each
Sponsor will be recognized verbally and on signage at the event.  Sponsor will be allowed to hand out promotional information to attendees.

Teacher Day @ TLA:
SOLD -  ABDO; Follett/Baker & Taylor; OverDrive; Perma-Bound
Co-sponsorships Available $500 - $1,500
This new event is planned for 100 teachers and their 100 librarian hosts. See event details here. As sponsor, you will receive much exposure in all TLA publications, website, social media and promotional blasts.  Sponsor will be provided various benefits at the level they choose: $500 - $1,500. 

Tech Camp:
SOLD -  Follett; Mackin; OverDirve; Texserve
Co-sponsorships Available $1,500
This preconference event on is planned for 600 attendees. See program here. As sponsor, you will receive much exposure in all TLA publications, website, social media and promotional blasts.  Sponsor will be provided an exhibit table space with uncontested time and a lunch ticket at this all-day event. 

Texas Bluebonnet Award Tabletop Donor:
SOLD -  Follett; NCCIL; Penguin Random House; Perma-Bound; Simon & Schuster
Co-sponsorships Available $1,500

A must attend event at the TLA conference, donor’s promotional item will be at the place setting of each of the 1,000 attendees. Donor will be noted on program, on a/v screens and thanked verbally at the event by the chair.

TLA Conference Information Center:
Exclusive $1,500
Co-sponsorships Available $750

Located strategically in the high traffic area near Attendee Registration.  Sponsor will be allowed to place company promotional flyers and small giveaways at the center. Sponsor’s ad campaign/graphic will be prominently displayed at Center. 

Health Events:
Exclusive $1,500
Co-sponsor SOLD Midwest Tape
Co-sponsors Available $500
Sponsor’s logo/graphic will appear on health event t-shirts and signage at events.  Sponsor will receive two t-shirts and be recognized on event promotional activities.

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Created on Aug 31, 2010 | Last updated November 29, 2016