Sponsoring an Ignite Vancouver Event has many benefits that go beyond the event. The following is a quick overview of what your support yields:
Icebreakers are the first people to meet, greet and help new visitors become familiar with the Ignite presentation concept. This is a key networking opportunity, and Icebreakers would be tasked to visit tables at the event, hand out a flyer, nametags, inform attendees of event sponsors, and engage people in discussion.
Presenters are the people around which Ignite Events are built. They are responsible for submitting an initial presentation concept at least four weeks before an event. Upon approval, a presenter must then craft a PowerPoint presentation in the Ignite framework: 20 slides, 15 seconds per slide, 5 minutes total. Once this is done, a presenter must submit their PowerPoint file to Ignite Vancouver at least 2 weeks before an event. Presenters can supply a Bio of up to 1000 words, a photo of their choosing, and up to five internet links of their preference to post on the Ignite Vancouver website. Finally, presenters are given a “Proud Presenter” internet badge that they can post on their own blog, or maintain in their Ignite Vancouver profile.
Gift Donation Sponsorship
We are always seeking sponsors to supply us with giveaways such as corporate imprinted clothing, toys, consumables, gift certificates, promotional discounts, and anything that will increase the perceived value of attending an Ignite Vancouver event. Gift donation sponsorship receives honorable mention at the event, “Brought to you by” mention in the event archive page on the website along with a bio page under sponsors, a link back to your website on the homepage, up to four tickets to the Ignite Event being sponsored, and up to four complementary drink tickets at the Ignite event being sponsored.
Similar to the Gift Sponsorship, a cash donation is leveraged to help pay for otherwise out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the organizers themselves. Cash support helps to pay for miscellaneous expenses that crop up occasionally such as printing, website hosting, event insurance, audio visual sundries, advertising, and small tokens of appreciation for participants and organizers. Remaining proceeds are donated to a designated charity, and can also be made in the name of the sponsor. Cash sponsors also receive all the benefits of a Gift Sponsor, but also benefit by having their names or corporate logos prominently featured in the video archives. Signage is also created in some instances with the sponsors logo that can be repurposed by the sponsor in the future (i.e. you get to keep the signs and banners that we print up with your logos on them, and they only have your logo on them. )
Attending an Event
What? You didn’t think we’d forget about the ever important supporters that make it all possible, did you?!?! Hey, if it weren’t for you, I’d still be calling up other people’s answering machines and leaving long-winded messages about the government, or the hockey game last night, or how I believe that website will actually change the world ( … c’mon… y’know the website I’m talkin’ about… When you attend an Ignite Vancouver event, you not only help to validate what we are doing, but you are getting out and supporting an even bigger scene by patronizing the venue, and meeting up with other people that have come to Ignite Vancouver for the sole purpose of meeting: YOU! Thanks for showing up and keeping everyone’s spirits high! Come again real soon, too!