Summer 2024 Meeting: Silver 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 knspear@mayorsinnovation.org or by phone at 608-262-5831.

Please send a .PNG or .EPS version of your logo to knspear@mayorsinnovation.org 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 Silver Sponsorship includes...

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Speaking Opportunity - Deadline: July 25, 2024

As a silver sponsor, your sponsorship includes a 5-minute speaking opportunity during one of our signature events. These events include panels on 8/9 and 8/10, Innovation Showcase on 8/9, or breakfast on 8/10. Specific time slots are offered on a first come, first choice basis.

To reserve your spot, email us at knspear@mayorsinnovation.org with your preferred signature event. See the Summer Meeting page for agenda and additional details on each signature event.

You are welcome to use slides and audio/visual aids for your presentation. If your presentation will require any A/V or other equipment, please let us know by July 25th to ensure we have the appropriate setup to meet your needs. Please send slides or other AV you will use at the meeting to us via email by July 25th. 

Meeting Passes - Deadline: July 25, 2024

Your sponsorship includes two 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, 2024.  

Opportunity to Table - Deadline: July 25, 2024

Please reach out to MIP Managing Director, Katya Spear (knspear@mayorsinnovation.org) 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 a silver sponsor, we will display 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 (up to 10 pages in length) 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 our address:
    • Attn: Mayors Innovation Project
      C/O Katya Spear
      Embassy Suites by Hilton Knoxville Downtown
      507 South Gay St
      Knoxville, TN 37902

*If you are in the Knoxville area, we will reach out to discuss options for local delivery!

  • 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 info@mayorsinnovation.org 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 to the hotel 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

If you are in the Knoxville area, we will reach out to discuss options for local delivery!

Advance Access to Meeting Attendee List

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

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

Silver sponsors receive recognition in our national email newsletter and one social media mention prior to the meeting.

Please email us at knspear@mayorsinnovation.org 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

Silver 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 knspear@mayorsinnovation.org.

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