Prospectus .

Sponsor Midwest PHP 2018.

We’re happy to be providing you this prospectus for our 2018 Midwest PHP Conference held in Bloomington, Minnesota on March 9th and 10th. Since we started in 2013, we’ve continued to experience great growth and that starts with our Speakers and most of all our Sponsors.

This year, we are pleased to let you know that the Midwest PHP Conference, will be held at the Radisson Blu Mall of America Hotel. Once again with you, the sponsor, and our attendees, we are providing everyone with ample opportunities to interact. You will have maximum visibility as our attendees enter the conference and walk between sessions. We continue to run the conference under the North Foundation’s 501(c)(3) status allowing a portion of your sponsorship (less fair market value of the tickets) to be tax-deductible. Finally, we continue to see a year over year growth with-in the number of people who attend the Midwest PHP conference, which exposes you and your brand to a larger audience then you have in year’s past.

As you know companies and individuals like yourself make Midwest PHP conference possible and we are truly grateful to work with such great partners. We offer a wide variety of packages as well as à la carte items to maximize your exposure to your brand. Our hope is that you will find a package that is a good fit for your company and that you choose to become a part of our conference and community.

If you’re interested in sponsoring Midwest PHP Conference this year, have any inquiries or would like to discuss alternative sponsorship opportunities contact us at: sponsorships@midwestphp.org.

Presentations

30 presentations over two days. Leading industry speakers are provided 50 minutes to teach and engage with our attendees on a wide variety of industry topics. Presentations range from Frameworks, CMS, PHP, DevOps, and more. You can find the previous years sessions at https://2017.midwestphp.org/sessions.

Sponsored Events

On Thursday night, Midwest PHP will be hosting our speakers as a thank you for coming to the event. The event will provide a chance for the speakers and their families to network with each other before the kick off of the conference. On Friday night, Midwest PHP will host all of the conference attendees, speakers, and families for a chance to relax and have some down time between days.

Sponsorships

Principal Negotiable 1 Available
Platinum $5,000 3 Available
Gold $2,500 5 Available
Silver $1,500 7 Available
Bronze $750 10 Available
  Principal Platinum Gold Silver Bronze
Logo linked on Midwest PHP web site
Insert in attendee folder
Sponsorship Table
Logo on entrance banner
Post on midwestphp.org job board
Include logo in news letter
Conference speaking slot [1]
Pre-conference news letter submission [2]
Post-conference news letter submission [2]
Central booth location
Additional negotiated opportunities
Attendee tickets 5 3 2 1

[1] The sponsors of the conference speaking slots will work directly with the conference organizers to make sure the session, content and speaker fit into the overall schedule and balance of content. Does not qualify for speaker room compensation. Limited to 4 total on a first-come, first-serve basis.

[2] Newsletter submissions will be sent from the conference and the sponsor will work directly with the organizers for the content to be included in the newsletter.

[3] Conference organizers will work with you directly to negotiate additional opportunities/benefits.

Speaker dinner: Thursday Night

Help us thank the speakers, another important group that brings the conference together. Take an opportunity to network with key individuals in their field before the conference begins.

Cost: ~ up to $1,500. Contact for details.

Social Hour: Friday Night

On Friday night after the first day of the conference, this is your chance as a sponsor to show how fun your brand can be. Help us provide the atmousphere to our attendees for them it sit back, relax, and hang out after a long day of taking in new innovative ideas and techniques.

Cost: ~ up to $5,000. Contact for details.

Breakfast

Sometimes it’s hard to get motivated in the morning without a good breakfast to get you going. By being one of our breakfast sponsor, two available, each morning you will help get our attendees ready to take on the day packed full of learning. Your companies name and logo will be promptly displayed next to where breakfast is being served.

Cost: ~ up to $1,500. Contact for details.

Lunch

There is nothing more rejuvenating than a great lunch after sitting through the morning sessions. By being one of our lunch sponsors, two available, you will help provide our attendees with the nutrition they need to get through the rest of the day. Your name and log will be promently displayed at the start of each buffet light.

Cost: ~ up to $1,500. Contact for details.

Lanyards

Have your logo and name included on both the lanyards and entry badges of each attendee. Many attendees keep their badges for many years. This is a great way to have your logo and name recognized within the community.

Cost: ~ up to $1,000. Contact for details.

Attendee Notebooks

Each attendee will be given a note book branded with your logo to carry with them to each session for keeping notes. This offers a lasting impression on our company and provides an excellent way for your company to be recognized each time they use their notebook.

Cost: ~ up to $2,000. Contact for details.

Other Items

If you have an idea not listed above or interested in other possible opportunities we may have, please contact us at sponsorship@north-foundation.org.

Q: Who exactly is organizing Midwest PHP?

A: The Midwest PHP conference is organized by North Foundation, a 501(c)3 located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The North Foundation is run completely by volunteers and all donations or sponsorship dollars are put directly into running the Midwest PHP conference series.

Q: Is my sponsorship contributes tax-deductible?

A: North foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your sponsorship, minus any discounted tickets you receive, is tax-deductible. Upon receiving payment for your sponsorship North Foundation will issue you a donor acknowledgment letter to indicate you made a donation to our organization.

Q: Where can I find a copy of your W-9?

A: A copy of our W-9 can be found at (INSERT WEB ADDRESS HERE)

Q: Can I provide “swag” to your attendees?

A: By all means yes. We want our sponsorship area to be an exciting place to visit year after year. We encourage you as a sponsor to provide a way for each attendee to get a lasting impression of you and your company. We would ask that if you are unable to bring enough “swag” for each attendee, please find a unique way of giving away the items. This could be anything from having a drawing, games someone may play, etc. Have fun with it.

Q: I have an idea for a sponsorship that is not listed, who should I contact?

A: That’s great to hear. We are always open to new and interesting ways companies would like to sponsor the Midwest PHP conference. All ideas should be emailed to sponsorships@north-foundation.org. Please remember that all ideas should benefit both the event and our attendees.

Q: What is the Midwest PHP mailing address?

A: Unless otherwise directed to please send all items to:

North Foundation
PO Box 22207
Eagan, MN 55122
General Inquiries:
info@midwestphp.org
Sponsorship Email:

sponsorship@north-foundaiton.org
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