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CUNA HR/TD Council Conference
April 22-25, 2015
Loews Hotel
Hollywood, CA

Why be a Sponsor?

We know how important vendors are to our success as credit union human resources, training and development executives. We know, too, how important it is for you to be able to reach those executives across the country with news of your products and services. And we've been told that vendors want to show support to the CUNA HR/TD Council in a way that's meaningful to the relationships they want to build.

Vendors can attend the conference through the sponsorship program by selecting an event and completing the sponsor signup form.

We believe we have an opportunity for you to show that support and gain the high profile image with the country's premier credit union human resources, training and development executives that you're looking for.


How Does The Program Work?

We offer FOUR different levels of sponsorship opportunities:

PLATINUM | GOLD | SILVER | BRONZE

You can decide which sponsorship fits your needs and budget. Please see the descriptions below for specific details of each.

Included with every sponsorship is:

  • Two complimentary conference registrations for sponsorships $7,500 and over; one complimentary registration for sponsorships under $7,500;
  • Attractive display signage posted at the event;
  • Inclusion of your company name, company biography, and website in the sponsorship listing of the conference program;
  • A link to your company's site from the conference section of the HR/TD Council website;
  • A spreadsheet listing all attendee contact information;
  • Public recognition at the beginning of your sponsored educational session;
  • Endless networking opportunities;
  • Additional registrations from your company for the early bird price.

Additional vendor representative information Our sponsorship program allows sponsors to attend all educational sessions, meal functions and networking events along with the credit union attendees. Over the years, past attendees from both the credit union side and supplier side have cited the value of vendor representatives as a part of the whole conference, not just those limited "welcome center opportunities." For that reason we don't offer a pass for "non-session attendees" who simply wish to staff your display. Additional registrants beyond the number of complimentary registrations included with your sponsorship are at the rate of $979 each.

Additional participants from the same firm (not affiliates) may also attend based on the sponsorship level in which you commit.


Sponsorship Options

Please contact CUNA Councils at sponsorships@cuna.coop at (800)356-9655, ext. 4018 for up-to-date information on sponsorship availability.

($7,500)
AvailableWelcome Reception ( $7,500; One Oopportunity)
The initial gathering point for conference attendees. Complimentary beverages, plus plenty of appetizers to help generate enthusiasm for the conference. Sponsors receive exclusive signage, podium recognition, and the opportunity to distribute promotional literature.
SOLD Social Event ($7,500; One Oopportunity)

($5,000)
SOLDOpening General Session Event ($5,000; One Opportunity)
Sponsor introduces the keynote speaker at this premiere event. Sponsor receives exclusive signage, podium time, and the opportunity to distribute promotional literature.

AvailableTuesday Morning General Session ($5,000; One Opportunity)
Sponsor receives exclusive signage, podium time, and the opportunity to distribute promotional literature.

Available Closing General Session ($5,000; One Opportunity)
Sponsor receives exclusive signage, podium time, and the opportunity to distribute promotional literature.

Sold Conference Handbook ($5,000; One Opportunity)
Your company's ad will appear on the inside cover of the program book presented to all participants.
AvailableMembership Luncheon ($5,000; One Opportunity)
A full luncheon followed by our membership meeting. As a sponsor, you will receive respective signage, podium time, and the opportunity to distribute promotional literature.
AvailableNetworking Lunch ($5,000; One Opportunity)
Full-service luncheon during the height of the conference. As a sponsor, you will receive respective signage, podium time, and the opportunity to distribute promotional literature.

($4,000)
AvailableMobile Phone App Co-Sponsorship ($4,000; Two Opportunities)
Multiple in-app sponsorships and ad opportunities to expose attendees to your company before, during and after the conference
AvailableBreakfasts ($4,000; Three Opportunities)
Sponsors receive signage and the opportunity to network with members. Distribution of promotional literature is also allowed.
SoldConference Giveaway ($4,000)

($3,000)
AvailableRefreshment Breaks($3,000; Four Opportunities)
Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks throughout the conference.
SoldPocket Agenda ($3,000)
SOLDPreconference Workshop ($3,000; One Opportunity)

AvailableEducational Breakout Sessions and Cafe Conversations
($3,000; Multiple Opportunities)

You may choose one breakout session topic that repeats, two breakout session topics that do not repeat, or one Cafe Conversation. Sponsors receive signage, the opportunity to distribute promotional literature, and announced recognition.
SOLDName Badge Lanyards ($3,000)
Your company name will appear on the CTC Council conference attendee lanyards.

Display Tables: After you sponsor an event, you may purchase a display table for an additional $500 to use for literature throughout the conference (no booths allowed). Space is limited.

Below are photos of "sponsor displays." The tables will be located in the Welcome Center where conference registration and food/beverages for breakfasts and breaks will also be placed. Depending on the venue, the Welcome Center will be located either in a large foyer or a ballroom. You may bring tabletop displays that will fit on top of a 6-foot table, or behind it, but not alongside. Suggested items to bring include literature, a bowl to collect cards for a drawing, and a computer screen that you can either bring or rent from the hotel. Rental forms will be provided with the logistical information a few months prior to the conference.

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Other sponsorship opportunities

In addition, there may also be other opportunities to sponsor materials and events. Let creativity be your guide. Council Administration can assist you with customized options or questions regarding the Sponsorship Program. Please contact CUNA at 1-800-356-9655, extension 4018.


What Activities Are Not Permitted?

The purpose of the Sponsorship Program is to provide vendors with the opportunity to support the annual conference and in return receive considerable name recognition and direct networking opportunities. We request that our Sponsors use good judgment and business practices while interacting with our attendees. Activities or behaviors considered less than productive jeopardize the value of the conference for our attendees and may result in termination of the Sponsor relationship.

No activities may be scheduled at any time that will draw participants away from sessions or other conference activities.

Attendee emails will be shared with you solely for your use as a sponsor for this event.  You may not use those emails for other purposes, or share them with any third parties.

Any activity not sanctioned by the CUNA Councils may not be advertised as part of the Sponsorship Program. The Council reserves the right to prohibit distribution of non-sanctioned materials within the designated conference areas of the hotel.

Additional participants from the same firm (not affiliates) may also attend based on the sponsorship level in which you commit.

Participation in the Sponsorship Program should not be viewed as an endorsement by the Council.


What Are The Deadlines?

In order to get your name in the conference materials, sponsorship payment will have to be processed no later than March 13, 2015. Sponsorship is always welcome, but agreements made after that date may not be mentioned in the Conference Program Guide. Payment must be made prior to sponsorships being accepted. We do not guarantee the availability of any opportunity until we receive written confirmation of intent and establish its availability. Payment must be made within 15 days of confirmation. It is best to commit and remit payment early.

Payment Terms: A $750 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve sponsorship. Payment in full must be received by March 13, 2015 to guarantee placement in the Program Guide. If payment is not received by final due date, space may be released to other sponsors.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued until March 13, 2015. No refunds will be available after this date. All cancellations must be submitted in writing. For more information, call us at (800) 356-9655, ext. 4018 or sponsorships@cuna.org.


Where do I get more information?

Your CUNA HR/TD Council liaison is the best place to start in learning more about the Sponsorship Program:

Rob Carmichael - Sponsorship Committee Chair
SVP HR/Training Development
Maine Savings FCU
207-862-7211
rcarmichael@mainesavings.com

Mark Millwood - Sponsorship Committee Vice Chair
Director-Human Resources
Eastman CU
423-578-7641
mmillwood@ecu.org

CUNA Council Administration
800-356-9655, ext. 4018
sponsorships@cuna.coop

Signup for the Sponsorship Program

All participation will be subject to CUNA HR/TD Council Executive Committee approval.