Sponsorship Investment Opportunities Details

Attendee Badge Holders/Lanyards
SOLD -  Capstone Publishers
Sponsor's badge holders 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.

Strong Libraries, Strong Scores Conference
SOLD -  Follett Library Resources
SOLD -  Capstone Publishers
SOLD -  Heinemann-Raintree
SOLD -  ABC-CLIO/Linworth Publishing
Co-sponsorship Available
This is the Texas Library Conference on Raising Student Achievement for School Administrators and Trustees held during the TLA conference. This conference will inspire, inform, and incite change in the ways Texas schools use libraries to improve student achievement. Sponsor will be noted prominently on signage at the event.

General Session I
SOLD -  netTrekker
Co-sponsorship Available - $2,500
Thursday morning at the Henry B.Gonzalez Convention Center featuring Scott Simon of NPR. This opening session includes an audience of 2,000 and will include 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 - $2,500
Scheduled for Friday afternoon at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center featuring Julia Powell, author of Julie and Julia. The audience will witness 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.

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

Welcome Party
SOLD -  Ingram Library Services Inc
Co-sponsorship Available - $2,500
Be the first to welcome 1,500+ Texas librarians at their traditional opening social Wednesday evening. Sponsor will be noted prominently on signage at event.

Author Session with Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner
SOLD -  Bound To Stay Bound Books
the TLA conference, you will have a reserved table in front and the opportunity to bring verbal greetings to the 1,800 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.

Conference Bus Transportation
Available $7,500
Sponsor name will appear prominently on signage in each bus and at all hotels and convention center.

Internet Room
SOLD -  Follett Library Resources and BWI
Sponsor's website will be the default screen on all 30 computers in the Internet Room, which is used heavily by attendees throughout the conference. Sponsor is welcome to provide mouse pads or other gift items to Internet Room users. Sponsor will be noted prominently on signage at the event.

TLA/TBA Store
SOLD -  Sentry Technology Corporation
Co-sponsorship Available - $3,500
Sponsor the popular TLA/TBA Store located at the Bridge Hall exhibit hall entrance. Sponsor will be allowed to place company promotional flyers and small giveaways at the handout table. Sponsor will be noted prominently on signage.

TALL Texans Leadership Institute
SOLD -  DEMCO, Inc.
Sponsor the prestigious Tall Texans Leadership Institute. Founded in 1994, the goals of the Institute are to foster leadership capabilities, to define leadership development activities for TLA members, and to nurture cultural diversity in library leadership among participants. Tall Texans alumni are currently 336, many of which currently serve in various TLA leadership roles.

President's Party Spirits
SOLD -  EBSCO Information Services
SOLD -  Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Sponsor will be verbally acknowledged by the President and will be noted prominently on signage at the event.

Authors Area
SOLD -  Junior Library Guild / The Horn Book, Inc.
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.

Book Cart Competition
SOLD -  DEMCO, Inc.
Sponsor the popular all-conference event. Sponsor will be verbally acknowledged and will be noted prominently on signage at the event.

Closing Author Session
Available $2,500
The popular TLA all-conference closing author session will feature a prominent author. A thank you banner will be prominently displayed at the event.

Conference Scooters
Available $2,500
TLA provides over 30 scooters to 'mobility-limited' attendees to use throughout the conference. Your company will be prominently displayed on each scooter.

Texas Bluebonnet Award Travel Sponsorship
SOLD -  Mackin Library Media
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.

Conference Scooters
Available $2,500
TLA provides over 30 scooters to 'mobility-limited' attendees to use throughout the conference. Your company will be prominently displayed on each scooter.

My TLA Media Hotspot!
SOLD -  Polaris Library Systems
Co-sponsorship Available - $2,500
TLA is currently in the middle of a massive redesign of its website. We will debut a beta site at the TLA 2010 Conference. One of the new key features will be a customizable homepage for all our members. This feature will allow members to populate their TLA homepage with all the elements - groups, news, and content - that are important to them. Throughout conference, we'll offer beta testing training on this new feature at the Hotspot in the East Registration area. It is a high traffic area where thousands will pass during the 2.5 - day conference. Sponsor will be listed on signage at the event and receive all the TLA-wide benefits at the Silver Level.

Conference Attendee Survey
SOLD -  America Reads Spanish
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.

Conference CPE Online Certificate
Available $1,500
Your company will be the exclusive sponsor of the CE online certificate. The certificate 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.

Conference Information Center
SOLD -  Lee & Low Books
Your company will be the exclusive sponsor of the Conference Information Center located strategically at the exhibit hall entrance. A thank you sign will be prominently displayed at the Center.

Diversity Pavilion
SOLD -  DEMCO, Inc.
The Diversity Pavilion will be located in the Exhibit Hall. Participating TLA units, Texas libraries, nonprofits and exhibitors will be included in the Pavilion during the entire conference. Sponsor will be noted prominently on signage at event.

Hetherington Fun Run/Walk
SOLD -  ProQuest
Sponsor this worthwhile event where your corporate logo appears on each participant's t-shirt.

Opening Entertainment at General Session
SOLD -  Garrett Book Company
SOLD -  Greg Escue & Associates
Co-sponsorship Available - $1,500
Sponsor the opening entertainment at the First General Session. Sponsor will be recognized verbally and on signage at the event.

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Created on Jun 28, 2010 | Last updated June 28, 2010