Summer 2024 Meeting: Gold Sponsor

Thank you for your sponsorship of the Mayors Innovation Project 2024 Summer Meeting!

We’re excited to work with you. If you have any questions, please reach out anytime via email at or by phone at 608-262-5831.

Please send a .PNG or .EPS version of your logo to as soon as possible so we can display it on our website and include it on our meeting materials. Transparent background logos preferred.

Please read on for additional instructions, including key dates and important deadlines.

Your Gold Sponsorship includes...

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Speaking Opportunity - Deadline: July 25, 2024

Your sponsorship includes a 10-minute speaking opportunity before our keynote address on Friday, August 9.

You are welcome to use slides and audio/visual aids for your presentation. If your presentation will require any A/V equipment or set up needs beyond a podium and microphone, you must confirm this by July 25 to ensure we have the appropriate setup to meet your needs.

Meeting Passes - Deadline: July 25, 2024

Your sponsorship includes three full meeting registration passes.

Please ask each individual who will attend to register as a “confirmed sponsor” (via the last question in the registration form) by no later than July 25.  

Opportunity to Table - Deadline: July 25, 2024

Please reach out to MIP Managing Director, Katya Spear ( to discuss tabling options and how we can design an option that works for you. Specific time slots are offered on a first come, first choice basis.

Marketing Materials - Deadline: August 6, 2024 (arrival to hotel)

As our gold sponsor, we will display a custom individual sponsor board with your logo on site and display your logo on our Summer Meeting webpage. Additionally, we will distribute both print and digital marketing materials from your organization to all meeting attendees. You are welcome to share one printed item (no page limit) and two digital marketing materials: 

  • Print materials: Print materials may include one-pagers, reports, flyers, postcards, etc. Ship 100 copies of your print material of choice to the hotel. We will include the materials we receive in each attendee’s meeting information packet. For print materials to be included in attendee packets, they must arrive to the hotel no later than August 6. Please ship materials to the address:
    • Attn: Mayors Innovation Project
      C/O Katya Spear
      Embassy Suites by Hilton Knoxville Downtown
      507 South Gay St
      Knoxville, TN 37902
  • Digital materials: Up to two digital items may be included on the flash drives we provide to each attendee. Materials may include articles, reports, promotional materials, etc. Please, no video. Digital materials must be submitted to by July 25 to be included in the flash drives.

Branded Items - Deadline: August 6, 2024 (arrival to hotel)

As a sponsor, you have the opportunity to provide branded promotional items to be included in our conference gift bags. Branded item examples include pens, stress balls, hand sanitizer, bandanas, screen cleaning cloths, candy tins, etc.

If you wish to provide branded materials, ship 100 of your item of choice to us.

Branded items must arrive no later than August 6 to be included in conference gift bags. Please ship your items to our address:

Attn: Mayors Innovation Project
C/O Katya Spear
Embassy Suites by Hilton Knoxville Downtown
507 South Gay St
Knoxville, TN 37902

Advance Access to meeting attendee list

As our gold sponsor, you will receive early access to our attendee list.

Email Newsletter & Social Media - Deadline: July 25, 2024

Gold sponsors receive recognition in our national email newsletter and two social media mentions prior to the meeting.

Please email us at by July 25 with the following information:

  • Which social media sites your organization is on, including your handles
  • Any specific wording, hashtags, or phrases you would like us to use (or avoid)
  • Any logos, colors, or design elements you would like us to use (or avoid)
  • If applicable, details on any specific webinar, event, or project you would like us to highlight in our newsletter (including website URLs and associated graphics)

Guest Blog - Deadline: Open

Gold sponsors have the opportunity to publish a guest blog on our website. See examples of our blogs and blog topics on our News page.

This is an opportunity for you to share more about your organization and the policy topics you work on. We will reach out to you directly to follow up on this opportunity, but feel free contact Katya to discuss anytime at

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