2018 APA-IL State Conference Sponsorship

Book Early and Secure Your Sponsorship and Exhibit Space!

Enhance your organization’s visibility in the planning community by becoming a sponsor of the APA-IL State Conference. Sponsorship dollars play a critical role in helping the Chapter produce this unique and exciting educational opportunity for state-wide planners.

The Conference provides an unparalleled opportunity for your organization to reach a prominent group of local government decision makers and to have a positive impact on the way that local governments operate and conduct business.

Questions? Contact the 2018 APA-IL Sponsorship Co-chairs:

Stephanie Brown, sbrown@msa-ps.com
Brandon Nolin, bnolin@cmap.illinois.gov

To download the complete prospectus, use this link (pdf file).


Premium Sponsorship Packages

These bundled packages have significant audience reach at a reduced rate – perfect for maximizing your marketing budget!Tier 1Tier 2Tier 3New Sponsor
10ft x 10ft Booth Space
Conference Registrations (Included with Sponsorship)3211
Highlighted listing in exhibitor section of conference program
1 year of advertising space in the Chapter Newsletter ($250 Value)
Prominent recognition on conference website and all interior pages of the APA-IL Conference website with logo and hyperlink
Printed logo in the conference program ($200 value)
Marketing Materials Drop (Resource Table adjacent registration if no booth desired)
Breakfast and break logo recognition
NEW -- The opportunity to present “tech-talk/pop-up presentations” during two (2)
fifteen minute session breaks. The presentation stage will be in the exhibit hall.
Recognition through premier placement of event signage throughout conference
Prominent recognition at the Evening Networking Event
Prominent recognition at Awards Ceremony and Reception
Speed Planning table reserved (opportunity to present best practice or project-related)
Logo included on all attendee email confirmations
Logo included on directional signs throughout the conference venue
Recognition on signage at the exhibit hall entrance
Sponsor ribbons for all company/organization representatives
Logo displayed on screens before general session
Pre-registered attendee postal list in an electronic format prior to the conference

Make great, better.

Add-On Packages. Because everyone loves a +1 (or two)

We are excited to announce that we are once again offering add-on sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 APA-IL State Conference!


 Add OnDescriptionCost
New Train Ride To Springfield*A private train car that holds 60 conference attendees leaving from Chicago Union Station to Springfield the morning of September 26th. 3 one hour sessions (3 CMs) will be given on the train -- essentially creating a 3-hour mobile workshop.$500.00
LanyardsExclusive sponsorship of official conference lanyards that will be worn by every attendee. Lanyards will be distributed at registration area to all attendees and will include your company name and logo.$750.00
Thursday Night EventSponsorship of the Thursday Night networking event. $500.00
Mobile WorkshopSponsor elements of your choice to enhance a Mobile Workshop! Options include company logo on APA-IL provided transportation, wayfinding signage to navigate walking tours, snacks/water for workshop participants, and mention in the program description.$250.00
Umbrellas Exclusive sponsorship of conference travel umbrellas distributed to the first 350 attendees. Travel umbrellas will be imprinted with company and APA-IL logo. Travel umbrellas with imprinted logo provide long-term advertising opportunities.$3,500.00
Rain PonchoRecognition of company and APA-IL logo (one-color) to be featured on the rain poncho distributed to the first 350 conference attendees.$1,500.00
Mobile AppGo Mobile at the 2017 APA-IL Conference! Sponsoring the Mobile App gets you unmatched visibility. Attendees use the app to navigate all of the conference happenings including the schedule, exhibitor listings, networking events, education sessions, mobile workshops, and more.

You can be at the center of it all.

The 2016 Conference App had over 520 downloads and 10,995 interactions. Your sponsorship will allow you to showcase your logo on the app splash screen, at the top of select pages, and through sponsored posts in the conference activity feed.
Conference Bag InsertSponsor provided materials dropped in conference bag, stuffed by APA-IL.$50.00