2021 Vendor Information

Please read all of the following information carefully.  We know this is a lot to take it, but it is important to read and understand the process and options for 2021.  We will continue to update this page, as well as communicate with vendors, as we move forward.  The first section is about the in-person table availability and selection process.  If you do not receive a table, or are not interested in a table, we have lots of other sponsorship opportunities, for both our virtual and in-person events, to get your organization in front of the eyes of potential customers!

We have a great menu of options, so mix and match to find the right option for your organization!

FAQs

  • Q: What is the Hall of Vendor Posters?
    • A: We are limited to 10 in-person tables this year, plus we know some vendors might still not be allowing travel, so even if you don't have a table at our in-person event, you can still get in front of the eyes of potential customers!  Design your own 24'' x 36'' poster to be displayed at the in-person event.  You can advertise a raffle, a promotion, utilize a QR code to direct customers to a specific web page, etc.  Please click HERE for an example we designed.  A poster in the Hall of Vendor Posters is just one great way to be involved in #NELA2021.  Make sure to check out our in-person sponsorship packages, in-person a la carte menu, in-person add ons, premium virtual sponsorships, and virtual a la carte menu before making your final choices!
  • Q: What is the Virtual Vendor Newsletter?
    • A: This is your chance to reach ALL NELA members!  Not just those who are registered for an event.  It will be emailed out prior to each virtual event.  Please check out these links for Example #1 and Example #2 of the newsletter.  Final design TBD.

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In-Person Table Info

NELA is very excited to be forging ahead and planning for a 2021 event!  The in-person event is scheduled to take place at Holy Cross on October 18th.  The current capacity restrictions limit us to 100 people in the building.  This includes all attendees, speakers, NELA staff and volunteers, and vendors.  We hope these numbers will be increased by October, but there is no guarantee.  With this information in mind, we are currently limited to 10 vendor tables, and we are only allowing one vendor rep per table.  This will enable us to accept more attendees registrations, which means more customers eyes coming in to view your tables.

Inclusions
Lunch for attending rep
Inclusion in conference app
Recognition on event website
Face to face time with NELA members

 

To be as fair as possible, we are implementing a lottery system to allocate the 10 vendor tables.  No payment is due in order to enter your organization into the lottery.  If your organization is awarded a table, we will be asking for either payment or proof of purchase order by July 31st.  With such a limited amount of tables, we want to be able to allocate the table to another vendor if the original vendor is no longer able to attend.

The deadline to enter the lottery Friday, May 7th.  We will begin notifying the selected vendors the following week, and continue to follow up with all vendors to confirm that all 10 tables are accounted for and accepted by the vendor and notify the remaining vendors that they have not been selected for an in-person table.

As an extra thank you, vendors will receive an extra entry for every 5 years that they have exhibited with NELA in the past.  All 2020 vendors will also receive an extra entry into the lottery as a thank for supported NELA last year.  PLEASE NOTE, YOU STILL MUST COMPLETE THE LOTTERY ENTRANCE FORM IF YOU WISH TO BE ENTERED.  NELA WILL NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HAVE EXHIBITED IN THE PAST OR EXHIBITED IN 2020 THAT YOU WISH TO BE ENTERED INTO THE 2021 LOTTERY.

In-Person Table Lottery

In-Person Sponsorship Packages

Choose a prepared sponsorship package, or pick and choose from our In-Person A La Carte Menu (see next section below).  Add up your a la carte items to reach a sponsorship package level and unlock extra rewards!

 

Gold

($1500+)

Silver

($1000 - $1499)

Bronze

($500 - $999)

Option to sponsor an add-on  *  *  *
Poster in Hall of Vendor Posters (What is this? - Click HERE to learn more)

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Recognition in virtual vendor newsletter.  This will be sent to ALL NELA members. (Example #1 & Example #2)  *  *  *
Special recognition on NELA website for your sponsorship level.  *  *  *
In conference app recognition, logo on slide, push notifications of your design (Gold = 3 notifications, Silver = 2 notifications, Bronze = 1 notification).  *  *  *
Recognition at event for your sponsorship level. * * *
Own slide recognizing sponsorship during morning kickoff at in-person day. * *  
Recognition at beginning of all workshops during in-person day. *    
Option to post a 30 second commercial on NELA website.  *    
 
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In-Person A La Carte Menu

Choose a prepared sponsorship package (see above), or pick and choose from our a la carte menu.  Add up the cost of your a la carte items to reach a sponsorship package level and unlock extra rewards!

For example, by choosing a Break Sponsorship ($500), you will automatically unlock the Bronze Package benefits.  Or, if you choose a Breakfast Sponsorship ($1000) AND a Break Sponsorship ($500), you will unlock the benefits of the Gold Package benefits.

 Item Cost Description
 Vendor Poster  $150 Poster in the Hall of Vendor Posters.  To learn more about the Hall of Vendor Posters, please click HERE.  Recognition in virtual vendor newsletter, to be sent to ALL NELA members.
Scholarship Sponsorship $200 Help send a NELA member to the in-person conference.  Recognition at the in-person event and in the virtual vendor newsletter for your sponsorship, to be sent to ALL NELA members.
Break Sponsorship (4 available) $500  Sponsor a food break.  Recognition at the in-person event and in the virtual vendor newsletter for your sponsorship, to be sent to ALL NELA members.
Breakfast Sponsorship (2 available) $1000 Sponsor the in-person breakfast.  Recognition at the in-person event and in the virtual vendor newsletter for your sponsorship, to be sent to ALL NELA members.
Facility Sponsorship (2 available) $1000 Sponsor the in-person event venue.  Recognition at the in-person event and in the virtual vendor newsletter for your sponsorship, to be sent to ALL NELA members.
Lunch Sponsorship (2 available) $1500 Sponsor the in-person lunch.  Recognition at the in-person event and in the virtual vendor newsletter for your sponsorship, to be sent to ALL NELA members.
Keynote Sponsorship $10,000 Sponsor an in-person keynote.  Recognition at the in-person event and in the virtual vendor newsletter for your sponsorship, to be sent to ALL NELA members, and our eternal gratitude.
 
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In-Person Add Ons

Design an in-person add on for an opportunity for attendees to bring your logo home with them. (You must be sponsoring at least the Bronze level in order to design an add-on)

Item Cost Description
Tote Bag (1 available) $100 (+cost of production) Design your own with your logo, along with NELA's conference logo.
Lanyard (1 available) $100(+cost of production) Design your own with your logo, along with NELA's conference logo.
Pens $100(+cost of production) Design your own with your logo.
Personal Health Kit (1 available) $100(+cost of production) Design your own with your logo, and include items such as a mask and hand sanitizer.
 
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Premium Virtual Sponsorships

Three Premium Virtual Sponsorships Available - $1,000 - Inclusions
Option to sponsor an add on
Recognition in virtual vendor newsletter, to be sent to ALL NELA members.
Own slide recognizing your sponsorship during opening (on day being sponsored).
Recognition during all workshop sessions (on day being sponsored).
Come talk "in-person" during the opening session of your virtual day for up to three minutes.
Option to submit a 30 second commercial to be played at the beginning of all sessions (on day being sponsored).
 
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Virtual A La Carte Menu

Item Cost Description
Virtual Vendor Newsletter $100 Recognition in virtual vendor newsletter, to be sent to ALL NELA members and on event website.
Virtual Scholarship  $200 Recognition in virtual vendor newsletter, to be sent to ALL NELA members and on event website.
 
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