Sponsorship Info

Why Should I Become a Sustainable Trails Conference Sponsor?

Every year, the Professional TrailBuilders Association holds a conference to connect everyone from land managers, and trail designers to club volunteers. For the first time, Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park, WV has been chosen for the backdrop of the conference. The conference is open to the public and hosts many concurrent sessions, mini-workshops and breaks for networking. Sessions include topics like sustainable trail design, bridge building, managing liability, and public land policies.

In 2011, there were over 100 people at any given time visiting the outdoor demo. The indoor demo was at the center of the 300+ attendees 7 times during the break time between concurrent sessions. In 2011 there were 38 states and 5 countries represented at the conference. The PTBA website has had over 2.2 million hits this year. Trail building and trail management issues have seen a surge of activity in the past decade. One force driving that is the trend towards more healthy and connected communities. In fact, the Professional TrailBuilders Association has grown by over 40% in the past 5 years and now has over 80 members. We are proud to bring everyone together to share ideas, trends, policies, and the benefits of trails.

We invite you to become a Conference Sponsor for 2014.  If you’d like more details about our sponsorship program, please download the PTBA Sponsorship and Vendor Packet (pdf).

High-visibility Sponsorship Opportunities

The Sustainable Trails Conference offers a multitude of excellent opportunities to highlight your company’s support of the trail building industry. Each Sponsorship offers the chance to highlight your company, without any competition, in front of the entire group of conference registrants. All sponsors are highlighted on the PTBA website, receive recognition in the registration printed materials, and have the opportunity to address all registrants for a short period of time prior to the event you have choosen to sponsor. Below is the list of Sponsorship Opportunities for this year’s Sustainable Trails Conference.

 

Sponsorship Options and Fees

Sponsorship Events and Opportunities
Cost
Number Available
Conference Breaks / Networking Time.
* Times range from 15 minutes to 1:15
* Times slots are filled in order they are received
* Hang up to 2 banners in hallway during the time you purchase.
$300
7
Registration.
* Includes I.D. Lanyard with your logo on it
* Logo on website
* You can hang one banner at registration area (maximum size of 4×8)
$500
1
Continental Breakfasts.
* Opportunity to give a 5-10 minute talk during the lunch, with a glowing introduction from the PTBA Board President.
* Opportunity to have a slide show running throughout the meal
* Logo and company write-up all printed and online brochures
* Breakfasts are Included with all attendees registration fee
* Breakfast table incorporating your name, banner, brochures
* Up to 2 banners hung (maximum size of 4×8)
$650
2
Lunches.
* Opportunity to give a 5-10 minute talk during the lunch, with a glowing introduction from the PTBA Board President.
* Opportunity to have a slide show running throughout the meal
* Logo and company write-up all printed and online brochures
* Lunches are Included with all attendees registration fee
* Lunch table incorporating your name, banner, brochures
* Up to 2 banners hung (maximum size of 4×8)
$750
2
Outdoor Trade Show and Demonstration Area.* Many attendees come just for this chance to test different machines in various conditions
* Up to 2 banners hung (maximum size of 4×8)
* Representative on site with up to a 10 x 20 tent
* Logo on website
$500
2
Famous Tuesday Night Informal Party
*Networking and entertainment
*2-Dinner passes and 2 meal/party packages
*Up to 2 banners hung (maximum size of 4×8)
*Named title sponsor of party & 5-10 minute speech opportunity
*Logo on website
$750
1
PTBA Awards and Entertainment Program
* Features a key note speaker and the Harvey Bell Award will be announced
* 2-Dinner passes and 2 meal/party packages
* Up to 2 banners hung (maximum size of 4×8)
* Name mentioned at dinner
* Logo on website
* 5-10 minute speech opportunity
$1,000
1
PTBA Student Scholarship Sponsor
* Scholarships announced at prestigious Awards Program
* Recognition in all Conference Publications
* Recognition on PTBA website for 6 months
 $720  10
PTBA Group Photo Sponsorship
* Featured on PTBA Website with photo credit
* Banners hung prominently in photo (max size 4′ x 8′)
 $250  1

 

PTBA Sponsorship Coordinator

Please direct questions to:

Mike Passo, PTBA Director
mpasso@trailbuilders.org
(360) 734-7270