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. Vendors pay a minimum of $300 to present.
  • 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 $300.

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. 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 vendor payment and the expectation to have a representative speak for 30 minutes to the audience, unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Sponsorships Levels Benefits
n/a Basic 30 minute presentation at DataFest or table at School Library Collection Fair
$500 Smoky 30 minute presentation plus recognition in online and print media
$750 Jubilee Snack sponsor, 30 minute presentation and exhibit table on Thursday, recognition in online and print media
$1500 River Pearls Breakfast sponsor, 30 minute presentation and exhibit table on Thursday, recognition in online and print media
$2000 Volunteer Lunch sponsor, 30 minute presentation and exhibit table on Thursday, recognition in online and print media
$2225 Firefly Keynote sponsor of Fall Conference, 20 minute presentation, recognition in Fall Conference online and print media and keynote program
$2500 Honeybee Signature sponsor of DataFest, 30 minute presentation and exhibit table on Thursday, recognition in online and print media and welcome session AND 45-minute session at Fall Conference on Friday, if requested
$3000 Walking Horse Signature sponsor of Fall Conference, 30 minute presentation and exhibit table on Thursday, recognition in online and print media and welcome session AND 45-minute session at Fall Conference on Friday, if requested
 
Basic Participation Description
$300 (vendor payment)   30 minute presentation at DataFest or table at School Library Collection Fair
In-kind valued at $600 or above   Recognition in media, branding and/or co-branding opportunities on materials (bags, SWAG, raffle gifts, etc.) and services donated.
Ads in the printed program book 
(when applicable):
  You may submit  to Tenn-Share copy or images in the dimensions below by TBD. Tenn-Share will invoice you.
1/4 page vertical ad (3 5/8" x 4 1/2") - $225
1/2 page horizontal ad (7 1/2" x 4 1/2") - $550
Full page ad (7 1/2" x 9 5/16") - $800
in-kind valued at less than $600   Contribute gifts or gift cards for attendees, recognition at raffle