Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits

Sponsors needed!

DataFest features vendors presenting in 30-minute sessions.  Vendors introduce, demonstrate, train or share real-life examples of INNOVATIVE ways their product has been or can be used to enhance service to library customers. Vendors also present on current or forthcoming products that could lead to cooperative buying through Tenn-Share. 
  • There will be tracks during the day so that vendors won't conflict with others addressing the same audience, i.e., there will be one vendor each for academic, K-12, and public librarians presenting at the same time. We will do our best to ensure that there is something for everyone throughout the day. 
  • Space on the schedule is limited.
  • Session times are assigned on a first paid, first served basis, meaning the first vendors to pay are given their preferred times (e.g., early morning), and others will be placed in remaining slots.  
  • Vendor scheduling preference will also be given to vendors that have librarian customers assisting with the presentations. If you know of a library that is doing something unique or exceptional with your product, find out if a staff member will join you in talking about how it is best used.
School Library Collection Fair features school-library related vendors exhibiting. All vendors have TABLES, and do not present. Space in the facility is limited. Collection Fair vendors should ignore the sponsorship and presentation information and questions unless you would like to be a sponsor at a level above $250.

Our organization’s leadership and members thank all of our vendors for the support over the years and hope that you can join us again this fall. 

Sponsorship: We have several types of sponsorships, in addition to the regular vendor payment. Sponsors may also host Dine-Arounds and Tenn-Share will help facilitate with promotion and restaurant selection. Sponsorships may be monetary or in-kind (bags, design or printing services for our programs and signage, gifts for attendees, etc.). Monetary sponsorships include the venddr payment. 

$250 (vendor payment)   30 minute presentation at DataFest or table at School Library Collection Fair
Sponsorships Levels Benefits
$500 Smoky 30 minute presentation and exhibit table on Thursday
$750 Jubilee 30 minute presentation and exhibit table on Thursday, linked logo on website and logo printed in program; 
45-minute session at Fall Conference on Friday AND
Snack sponsor (2 available, DataFest Break or Fall Conference Conversation in the Commons)
$1000 River Pearls 30 minute presentation and exhibit table on Thursday, linked logo on website and logo printed in program; 
45-minute session at Fall Conference on Friday AND choose 1
Breakfast sponsor (2 available, DataFest
or Fall Conference) OR
Walking tour sponsor (up to 15 people for 90-minute food tour; 20 for 90-minute history tour)
$1500 Volunteer 30 minute presentation and exhibit table on Thursday, linked logo on website and logo printed in program;
45-minute session at Fall Conference on Friday AND choose 1
Lunch sponsor (2 available, DataFest and Fall Conference) OR
Bus tour sponsor (27 people for 90-minute music tour)
in-kind   Branding and co-branding opportunities on materials and services donated (in addition to $250 or higher level of support; contact Tenn-Share)