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Promote your business at the American Public Gardens Association Virtual Conference 

Strengthen relationships and grow your business through a virtual sponsor partnership at the American Public Gardens Association 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. This is THE annual event for the industry’s senior leaders and decision makers able to set fiscal, organizational, and brand standards for public gardens everywhere. 

The Conference markets to more than 9,000 public garden professionals located across North America – representing all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico, and 10 other countries. Our 2020 Virtual Conference attracted more than 1,300 attendees and had over 5,000 post-conference video views.  

Become A Virtual Sponsor 

Give your current and prospective customers a unique perspective on your business. Sponsors of the American Public Gardens Association 2021 Virtual Annual Conference receive direct exposure to key decision makers in the garden industry through our website, presentations, and verbal recognition. In addition, sponsors receive repeated exposure to our 9,000+ individual members in the months leading up to and following the event, via the Association’s website and electronic communications.   

Questions? Ready to sign-up? Attendee registration opens March 8 so reach out today! 

Contact Jamie Recio, Member Development Manager 

jrecio@publicgardens.org    610-708-3014 

 

VIRTUAL SPONSORSHIPS - AT A GLANCE 

Presenting Sponsor$50,000  FULL

Maximize your impact and visibility. As the Presenting Sponsor, you will receive the highest level of sponsorship recognition, along with the opportunity to speak at the Annual Conference. Your Presenting Sponsorship can be customized to fit your company’s needs, but in general includes these benefits: 
  • Prominent positioning of your logo on the Conference banner underneath the Association’s logo as Presenting Sponsor 
  • Exclusive Presenting Sponsor recognition on all Conference collateral and promotional materials, including all electronic collateral and Association website 
  • Presentation opportunities 
  • Full-Conference registrations (number to be mutually determined) 
  • Exclusive product demonstration 
  • Presenting Sponsor recognition in the Association’s monthly e-newsletters (distribution 9,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 9,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Prominent recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) 
  • Conference attendee list with emails 

Keynote Session Sponsor $20,000 

Our Keynote Speaker is always memorable, provocative, and inspiring. We seek out the best of the best which varies each year and has included former Supreme Court justices to astronauts! Your sponsorship includes: 

  • Exclusive recognition as the Keynote Session Sponsor on conference materials and Association website 
  • Opportunity to introduce Keynote speaker  
  • 4 Full-Conference registrations 
  • Recognition in the Association’s monthly e-newsletters (distribution 9,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 9,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) 
  • Conference attendee list with emails 

Opening Reception Sponsor$10,000 

Our nighttime Opening Virtual Reception officially welcomes Conference attendees. This time-honored gathering provides a chance for attendees to catch up with familiar colleagues. This reception is typically well attended and provides the sponsor with significant visibility at the onset of the week. Your sponsorship includes: 
  • Recognition as the Opening Reception Sponsor on conference materials and the Association website 
  • Unique opportunity to address attendees at the Opening Reception 
  • 2 Full-conference registrations 
  • Sponsor recognition in the Association’s monthly e-newsletters (distribution 9,000+), before and after the conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 9,000), before and after the conference 
  • Conference attendee list with emails 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) 

Virtual Garden Tour Sponsor$10,000 FULL

New in 2021, be a champion for our virtual garden tours. This new conference element is expected to be a highlight of the conference. Sponsor all of our virtual garden tours.  Your sponsorship includes:

  • Recognition as the Virtual Garden Tours Sponsor during each of the tours and on conference materials and the Association website
  • 2 Full-Conference registrations
  • Recognition in the Association’s monthly e-newsletters (distribution 9,000+), before and after the Conference
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 9,000), before and after the Conference
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address)
  • Conference attendee list with emails

Industry Insights Corporate Partner Workshop (1-2 hours)$5,000-$7,000 

(multiple opportunities available for 1 hour, 90 minute and 2 hour time slots) 
Position your company as a thought leader. This is a dedicated opportunity to share emerging industry trends with key decision makers, and offer resources garden leaders can use to go to the next level of organizational excellence. There are no add-on fees for any attendees wishing to register for this event. Your sponsorship includes: 
  • Opportunity for company representatives to present a one-hour, no-fee Demonstration and Education Workshop during the Conference (additional hours @$1,000/per)  
  • 2 Full-Conference registrations 
  • Recognition in Association’s monthly e-newsletters (distribution 9,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 9,000), before and after the Conference  
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address)  
  • Workshop attendee list with emails – available before the event 
  • Conference attendee list with emails 

Conference Track Sponsor$5,250  

Align your company with a “big picture” track throughout the week. Conference sessions are organized into tracks corresponding to learning objectives. Each track consists of a variety of sessions, workshops, and community meetings with attendees who specialize in the field(s) associated with each track.  
Track 1: The Living Landscape — The garden in all its essence, and the ways our gardens are defined by diverse factors or sustainable facilities, is the foundation of this track. 
Track 2: Collecting and Conserving — The future of plant collections and conservation, as well as supporting innovations for climate change are the focus. 
Track 3: Education and Communication — How well we connect with our visitors to interpret and affect community impact is central to this track.   
Track 4: Making Friends, Making Money — Collaborations, community engagement, and developing partnerships and donors are at the heart of this track. 
Track 5: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy — This track focuses on new initiatives and fostering organizational excellence in public gardens. 
Your Sponsorship includes: 
  • Acknowledgment as a Track Sponsor on conference materials and Association website 
  • 1 Full-Conference registration 
  • Recognition in the Association’s monthly e-newsletters (distribution 9,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 9,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address)  
  • Conference attendee list with emails 

Awards Program Sponsor$5,000 

Honor the best in the industry and support the next generation of horticulture leaders. Each year, the American Public Gardens Association honors public garden leaders and institutions through awards presented during our Tuesday and Wednesday Plenary Sessions.  Your sponsorship includes: 
  • Recognition as the Awards Program Sponsor announced during the event 
  • Recognition on Conference materials and the Association website  
  • Opportunity to introduce Awards program winners 
  • 2 Full-Conference registrations 
  • Recognition in the Association’s monthly e-newsletters (distribution 9,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 9,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address)  
  • Conference attendee list with emails 

Poster Presentations Sponsor$5,000 

Support exemplary research in our field by emerging and established leaders. The Poster Session is an opportunity for members to show off their research results through poster presentations. Your sponsorship includes: 
  • Prominent recognition as the Poster Session Sponsor on conference materials and the Association website  
  • 1 Full-Conference registration 
  • Recognition in the Association’s monthly e-newsletters (distribution 9,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 9,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address)  
  • Conference attendee list with emails 

Special Session Sponsor$5,000 

(multiple opportunities available) 
Sponsor one of our engaging Association sessions like Idea Cafe and Rapid Fire during the Conference targeted to specific public gardening disciplines. Your sponsorship includes: 
  • Recognition as the Special Session Sponsor during the session and on conference materials and the Association website 
  • 1 Full-Conference registration 
  • Recognition in the Association’s monthly e-newsletters (distribution 9,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 9,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address)  
  • Conference attendee list with emails 

Game Sponsor$2,500 

(multiple opportunities available) 
Sponsor one of our fun brain breaks for trivia, Pictionary or another game of your choice.  Your sponsorship includes: 
  • Recognition as a Game Sponsor during the game break and on conference materials and the Association website 
  • 1 Full-Conference registration 
  • Recognition in the Association’s monthly e-newsletters (distribution 9,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 9,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address)  
  • Conference attendee list with emails 

Community Coffee Hour Sponsor (x3)$2,500

(multiple opportunities available) 
Sponsor one of our networking coffee hours.  These morning events also feature our Professional Community meetings. Your sponsorship includes: 
  • Recognition as a Coffee Hour Sponsor during the happy hour and on conference materials and the Association website 
  • 1 Full-Conference registration 
  • Recognition in the Association’s monthly e-newsletters (distribution 9,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 9,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) 
  • Conference attendee list with emails 

Happy Hour Sponsor$2,500 

(multiple opportunities available) 
Sponsor one of our fun networking happy hours.  Your sponsorship includes: 
  • Recognition as a Happy Hour Sponsor during the happy hour and on conference materials and the Association website 
  • 1 Full-Conference registration 
  • Recognition in the Association’s monthly e-newsletters (distribution 9,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 9,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) 
  • Conference attendee list with emails

Speed Networking Reception Sponsor$2,500 

Sponsor our Speed Networking Session.  Your sponsorship includes: 
  • Recognition as a Speed Networking Sponsor during the session and on conference materials and the Association website 
  • 1 Full-Conference registration 
  • Recognition in the Association’s monthly e-newsletters (distribution 9,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 9,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) 
  • Conference attendee list with emails 

    ​​​​​​​Breakout Session Facilitator Sponsor$2,000 

    (multiple opportunities available) 
    Facilitate one of our breakout sessions.  Your sponsorship includes: 
    • Recognition as a Breakout Session Facilitator Sponsor during the game break and on conference materials and the Association website 
    • 1 Full-Conference registration 
    • Recognition in the Association’s monthly e-newsletters (distribution 9,000+), before and after the Conference 
    • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 9,000), before and after the Conference 
    • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) 
    • Conference attendee list with emails 

    Stretch Break Sponsor$2,000 

    (multiple opportunities available) 
    Sponsor one of our stretch breaks. Yoga, meditate, run in place. It’s your choice.  Your sponsorship includes: 
    • Recognition as a Stretch Break Sponsor during the stretch break and on conference materials and the Association website 
    • 1 Full-Conference registration 
    • Recognition in the Association’s monthly e-newsletters (distribution 9,000+), before and after the Conference 
    • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 9,000), before and after the Conference 
    • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) 
    • Conference attendee list with emails 

    Professional Community Mini Event Sponsor$1,600 

    Make an impact and network in a smaller niche setting. Sponsor one of our Professional Community Mini Events during the morning Coffee Hour. Want to provide a cocktail demo or cooking class? The sky’s the limit.  Your sponsorship includes: 
    • Recognition as a Professional Community Mini Event Sponsor during the event and on the Association website 
    • 1 Full-Conference registration  
    • Recognition in the Association’s monthly e-newsletters (distribution 9,000+), before and after the Conference 
    • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 9,000), before and after the Conference 
    • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) as well as in the Professional Online Community 
    • Conference attendee list with emails 
    Communities Include: 
    • Arts & Exhibitions 
    • College & University Gardens 
    • Design & Planning 
    • Development & Membership 
    • Education 
    • Emerging Professionals 
    • Food & Agriculture 
    • Historic Landscapes 
    • Horticulture, Greenhouses, & Facilities 
    • International Gardens 
    • Marketing & Communications 
    • Native Plants 
    • Plant Collections 
    • Plant Conservation 
    • Plant Nomenclature & Taxonomy 
    • Small Gardens 
    • Technology & Innovation Professionals (TIPS) 
    • Volunteer Engagement 

    Celebrate Design! Sponsor$700 

    (multiple opportunities available) 
    Stand out as one of the Celebrate Design! Sponsors for the 2021 Virtual Conference. Your sponsorship includes: 
    • Recognition as a Celebrate Design! Sponsor during the session and on conference materials and the Association website 
    • 1 Full-Conference registration 
    • Recognition in the Association’s monthly e-newsletters (distribution 9,000+), before and after the Conference 
    • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 9,000), before and after the Conference 
    • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address)  
    • Acknowledgement at the Virtual Celebrate Design! General Session     
    • Recognition on slides at the Virtual Celebrate Design! Event      
    • Conference attendee list with emails 

    *This is not an exhaustive list of sponsorship options. If you have a new idea, send it our way!* 

    Exhibit Virtually With Us! 

    The American Public Gardens Association 2021 Annual Conference attracts over 900 public gardens professionals representing all facets of the industry. Get out in front of public garden decision makers so they can learn about industry products and services and connect with businesses like yours! 

    Virtual Exhibitors receive direct exposure to attendees. There will be dedicated time on the conference schedule for attendees to attend Industry Insights Rapid Fire presentations by virtual exhibitors followed by the ability to sign-up for one-on-one meetings.  

    Virtual Exhibitor: Value $1,500 

    Exhibitors Receive: 
    • 1 Full-Conference registration 
    • Recognition on the 2021 Annual Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, web address) 
    • Participation in the Industry Insights Rapid Fire Presentation 
    • Conference attendee list with emails