Annual Meeting Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Join us in El Paso!

You are invited to the 2019 Texas Association of Museums Annual Meeting in El Paso, Texas. This premier conference connects you and your business with the vibrant and growing audience of museums and museum professionals in the state of Texas.

If you’ve never been a sponsor, exhibitor or program advertiser before, now’s your chance to introduce your product or solution to the Texas cultural community. And the best way to alert them to your business is to speak with them directly – as a sponsor, exhibitor or advertiser at TAM’s 2019 Annual Meeting.

If you have been with us before, the 2019 conference offers plenty of exciting opportunities for continued visibility. From hosting a booth in the exhibit hall or advertising in the conference program to exclusive sponsorship of conference events, this year’s Annual Meeting will help make your business shine.

Exhibit space and sponsorships are limited every year, so reserve your space today. And remember – TAM business members always receive preferential (or preferred) booth locations, significant discounts, extra promotion at the conference, and the year-round benefits of being a part of our organization. So please consider joining; your membership makes us all stronger.

For more information about membership and sponsorship, contact TAM Executive Director Alex Freeman at alex@texasmuseums.org or 817-332-1177.  For more information on exhibitor opportunities and program advertising, please contact TAM Meeting Planner Monica Rhodes at 281-846-6967 or monica@manifest-creative.com.

Conference Vital Statistics

  • Get the best value for your marketing budget at Texas’ largest gathering of museum professionals – upwards of 500 attendees are expected!
  • The Texas Association of Museums (TAM) represents more than 5,000 professionals, volunteers, institutions and corporate partners in the museum sector.
  • Museum decision-makers in attendance include trustees, executive directors, museum managers, curators, collections managers, educators, exhibit preparators, museum shop directors, event managers, and sales/marketing professionals.
  • More than 25 sponsorship opportunities
  • More than 50 booths available in exhibit areas
  • 60+ page conference program gives you plenty of advertising exposure

 

Conference Location                   

El Paso Convention Center 

One Civic Center Plaza

El Paso, TX 79901 

Host Hotels

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

El Paso Downtown

600 N El Paso St.

El Paso, TX  79901

and                                                                                          

Courtyard By Marriott

El Paso Downtown/Convention Center

610 N. Santa Fe St.

El Paso, TX 79901

Presenting Sponsor                                                                                                  $10,000 (1 available)

  • Lead sponsorship recognition on on-site signage, program, e-newsletter and TAM website
  • Recognition from the podium at one of two luncheons
  • Opportunity for standard booth in exhibit hall, with premium placement (must be redeemed by March 1, 2019)
  • Two complimentary registration packages (must be redeemed by March 1, 2019)
  • Complimentary TAM Business Level Membership, with all included benefits
  • Full page 4-color ad in program (must be redeemed by March 1, 2019)
  • Additional “custom” benefits as agreed upon between sponsor and TAM

 

Keynote Luncheon Sponsor                                                                                  $3,500 (2 available)

  • Recognition from the podium at keynote luncheon
  • Opportunity to play promotional video during keynote luncheon (must be received by March 1, 2019)
  • On-site signage (24 x 30) with sponsor logo at the luncheon
  • Full page 4-color ad in program (must be redeemed by March 1, 2019)
  • Logo recognition as a sponsor in program, e-newsletter and TAM website
  • Opportunity for promotional item (quantity TBD) at each luncheon place setting (must be received by March 1, 2019)

 

Exhibit Hall Reception Sponsor                                                                               $2,500 (2 available) 

  • Recognition from the podium at the reception
  • On-site signage (24 x 30) with sponsor logo at the reception
  • Full page 4-color ad in program (must be received by March 1, 2019)
  • Logo recognition as a sponsor in program, TAM website and e-newsletter
  • Opportunity for complimentary Foyer Table Booth (must be redeemed by March 1, 2019)
  • Opportunity for promotional item in attendee tote bags (quantity 500; must be received by March 1, 2019)

 

Virtual Conference Sponsor                                                                                  $2,000 (2 available)

  • Underwriting will provide deeply discounted registration rate to TAM virtual conference attendees
  • On-site signage (24 x 30) with sponsor logo in the break out session room where all “streaming sessions” are held
  • Half page 4-color ad in program (must be received by March 1, 2019)
  • Logo recognition as a sponsor in program, e-newsletter and on TAM website
  • Opportunity for complimentary Foyer Table Booth (must be redeemed by March 1, 2019)
  • Opportunity for promotional item in attendee tote bags (quantity 500; must be received by March 1, 2019)

 

Tote Bag Sponsor                                                                                                        $1,500 (1 available)

  • Company name and/or logo to appear on tote bags for estimated 500 attendees
  • Logo recognition as a sponsor in program, e-newsletter and on TAM website
  • Quarter page B/W ad in program (must be received by March 1, 2019)
  • Opportunity for complimentary Foyer Table Booth (must be redeemed by March 1, 2019)
  • Opportunity for promotional item in attendee tote bags (quantity 500; must be received by March 1, 2019)

 

Lanyard Sponsor                                                                                                      $1,500 (1 available)

  • Company name and/or logo to appear on lanyards for estimated 500 attendees
  • Logo recognition as a sponsor in program, e-newsletter and on TAM website
  • Quarter page B/W ad in program (must be received by March 1, 2019)
  • Opportunity for complimentary Foyer Table Booth (must be redeemed by March 1, 2019)

 

Breakfast Sponsor                                                                                                         $750 (2 available)

  • On-site signage (11 x 14) with sponsor name
  • Business card B/W ad in program (must be received by March 1, 2019)
  • Listed as a sponsor in program, e-newsletter and on TAM website

 

Refreshment Break Sponsor                                                                                      $500 (6 available)                       

  • On-site signage (11 x 14) with sponsor names/logos (2 sponsors per refreshment break)
  • Business card B/W ad in program (must be received by March 1, 2019)
  • Listed as a sponsor in program and on TAM website

 

Bus Sponsor                                                                                                                 $250 (6 available)

  • Signage (8 ½ x 11) on board bus indicates name of sponsor
  • Listed as a sponsor in program

 

Swag Bag Sponsor                                                                                                        $150 (unlimited)

  • Opportunity to provide 500 branded promotional items OR flyers for attendee tote bags. (must be received by March 1, 2019)

 

In-Kind Sponsorship Opportunities

To make this event possible, TAM relies on the generosity of local businesses providing various materials and services including:

Printing

Requirements: Printing and delivery of printed program (600) and all event on-site signage (50 signs of varying sizes ranging from 8½ x 11 to 30 x 42)

Benefits:

  • Full page 4-color ad in the program (must be received by March 1, 2019)
  • Two tickets to two luncheons and three evening evenings
  • Listed as an in-kind sponsor in all digital and print TAM Annual Meeting 2019 communications and event materials including on-site signage, event program, e-newsletters and TAM website
  • Complimentary standard booth in exhibit hall (must be redeemed by March 1, 2019)

 

Beverages

Requirements: Provide all beverages, including alcohol, for the Exhibit Hall Reception and Evening Events

Benefits:

  • Recognition from the podium at the reception
  • On-site signage at reception with company logo
  • Full page 4-color ad in program (must be received by March 1, 2019)
  • Two tickets to Exhibit Hall Reception
  • Listed as an in-kind sponsor in all digital and print TAM Annual Meeting 2019 communications and event materials including on-site signage, event program, e-newsletters and TAM website

 

Photography

Requirements: Professional photographer to take pictures throughout event, including sessions, luncheons, evening events and pre-and-post conference workshops, for promotional/archival purposes

Benefits:

  • Half page 4-color ad in program (must be received by March 1, 2019)
  • Listed as an in-kind sponsor in all digital and print TAM Annual Meeting 2019 communications and event materials including on-site signage, event program, e-newsletters and TAM website
  • Recognition from the podium at one luncheon
  • Complimentary meal while photographing luncheons
  • Opportunity to provide 500 logo/name branded items OR flyer for attendee tote bags. All items need to be received by March 1, 2019

Mobile App

Requirements: Create and host the TAM Annual Meeting mobile application, upload and manage all content

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to show 30 second promotional video during welcome session
  • Logo recognition as a sponsor in program, e-newsletter, on TAM website and on-site at conference
  • One full registration for the entire conference ($450 value) for one mobile app company team member, which includes one ticket to each luncheon and evening event (must register by March 1, 2019)
  • A complimentary one-year $500 level TAM Business Membership with associated benefits (www.texasmuseums.org/business/html)
    • Unlimited FREE postings in the TAM Job Bank
    • Member discounts and access to specialized training and workshops, timely industry news and communications and opportunities to network within the field
    • Access to member-only resources
    • Annual opportunity for Museline spotlight with 3 – 4 sentence description and logo (Museline is TAM’s monthly e-newsletter with reaches more than 1,000 museum professionals)
    • Access to TAM membership mailing list (annual one-time use, either email or traditional mail campaign)
  • One-time use of TAM Attendee mailing list, either email or traditional mail campaign issued through the TAM office, between 2-6 weeks after the conference (sponsor must design, print & deliver/send traditional mail piece to TAM office for distribution and pay for all associated postage fees).
  • Full page 4-color ad in the program ($650 value) (must be received by March 1, 2019)
  • Complimentary 10x10 booth in exhibit hall ($700 value) (must be redeemed by March 1, 2019)
  • Opportunity to present a Flash Session (space permitting) (must be reserved by March 1, 2019)

 

The Texas Association of Museums, Tax ID 74-1896510, is a 501-c-3 corporation and you may claim deduction for donations and underwriting funds for the difference between your contribution and the estimated fair market value of the benefit received.

 

To learn more about TAM's sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Alex Freeman

alex@texasmuseums.org

817-332-1177