SPJ Region 1 Spring Conference sponsorship opportunities

The 2012 Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 Spring Conference will be held at Stony Brook University March 23-24.

The event, organized by the Press Club of Long Island, the local chapter of SPJ, is expected to attract more than 100 professional and student journalists from Maine to Pennsylvania for a day and a half of programming at the Charles B. Wang Center. We are also holding an opening reception at the carriage museum at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook.

As is usual for these regional conferences, PCLI is seeking sponsorships from local media companies in order to hold down the cost of registration for participants, especially students. In return, we offer credit to the sponsors in several ways: mentions in all announcements, ads in our journal and the opportunity to display banners at the reception, breakfast and coffee breaks.

Sponsorship also helps us show Long Island in the best possible light by not only having a great conference but also demonstrating the vitality and diversity of our local media.

Sponsorships — or co-sponsorships by more than one organization — are available for the events listed below. The sponsorship costs are based on registration estimates and caterer costs. Take a look below, then provide us with a little information to get started.

Sponsor an event

Friday, March 23, 2012 Saturday, March 24, 2012

Afternoon Coffee Break

Location: Charles B. Wang Center

Time: 3 p.m.

Sponsorship: $750


Location: Charles B. Wang Center

Time: 9 a.m.

Sponsorship: $1,250

Opening Night Dinner Reception

Location: The Carriage Museum at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages.

Time: 6 p.m.

Sponsorship: $5,000

Mark of Excellence Awards Luncheon – SOLD!

Time: Noon

Sponsor: Stony Brook University School of Journalism

Afternoon Coffee

Location: Charles B. Wang Center

Time: 3 p.m.

Sponsorship: $1,000 (Attendance is typically higher on Saturday than Friday)

Contribute to the goodie bag

Goodie bag sponsors can insert advertising material into the bags, which will be distributed to conference attendees.

Count: 200

$300 Insertion Fee

Buy a journal ad

Sponsors can purchase advertising space in the conference’s journal.

$250 Full Page

$300 Inside Front Cover

$350 Back Page

Twitter Monitor

A monitor will display the latest tweets on the event by attendants. The monitor will be located in the lobby where all registrants and speakers will congregate between programs. This sponsorship will include signage to left and right of Twitter screen and a “Thank You” in the event journal.

Sponsorship: $1,000

If you are interested in being a Region 1 Conference sponsor, let us know!