SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Sponsorship Opportunities

The CIMR symposium will provide sponsors with a unique opportunity to interact with regional, national, and international leaders, as well as researchers, scientists, teachers, and practitioners, from the public and private sectors. By becoming a sponsor, your organization will:

  • Enhance its prominence as a leader in supporting climate services for agriculture and natural resources

  • Increase awareness of your organization’s products and services

  • Gain greater visibility in the agricultural and natural resource arena

  • Network with colleagues who make decisions in agriculture and natural resource management

  • Learn about the results from the latest climate studies

  • Explore future directions and opportunities for use of climate information in product and service solutions for agriculture and natural resources

  • Have an opportunity to become a partner in future research and climate product development

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Sponsorship Levels

Opportunities to support the CIMR symposium are available at various levels as described below. Please note that all benefits are subject to print deadlines

Platinum — $10,000 or more
  • Visual acknowledgment via PowerPoint projection prior to the plenary sessions

  • Text description of organization in symposium program

  • Recognition during the CIMR Opening Session

  • Complementary insert of your brochure in attendee packets (One piece, maximum size 8½ x 11)

  • FOUR Complimentary Registrations

  • ONE Complimentary 10’ wide x 8’ deep x 8’ high booth with a skirted 6’ table and two chairs to showcase your organization throughout the CIMR symposium

      ○ Prime location of the complimentary booth in the poster and sponsor display area

      ○ Electricity for booth (up to 5 amps)

  • Recognition in the symposium electronic book of abstracts on CD-ROM

  • Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor in the CIMR Onsite Program

  • Recognition through sponsor ribbons

  • Acknowledgment through signage at the symposium

  • Complimentary list of CIMR participants prior to & after the symposium

  • Recognition through symposium promotional materials

  • Your organization’s logo & link on the CIMR web site
Gold — $5,000 to $9,999
  • Complementary insert of your brochure in attendee packets (One piece, maximum size 8½ x 11)

  • TWO Complimentary Registrations

  • ONE Complimentary 10’ wide x 8’ deep x 8’ high booth with a skirted 6’ table and two chairs to showcase your organization throughout the CIMR symposium

      ○ Electricity for booth (up to 5 amps)

  • Recognition in the Symposium electronic book of abstracts on CD-ROM

  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor in the CIMR Onsite Program

  • Recognition through sponsor ribbons

  • Acknowledgment through signage at the symposium

  • Complimentary list of CIMR participants prior to & after the symposium

  • Recognition through symposium promotional materials

  • Your organization’s logo & link on the CIMR web site
Silver — $2,500 to $4,999
  • ONE Complimentary Registration

  • ONE Complimentary 10’ wide x 8’ deep x 8’ high booth with a skirted 6’ table and two chairs to showcase your organization throughout the CIMR symposium

  • Recognition in the Symposium electronic book of abstracts on CD-ROM

  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor in the CIMR Onsite Program

  • Recognition through sponsor ribbons

  • Acknowledgment through signage at the symposium

  • Complimentary list of CIMR participants prior to & after the symposium

  • Recognition through symposium promotional materials

  • Your organization’s logo & link on the CIMR web site
Additional Contributions

Contributions of less than $2,500 are also most welcome and will be recognized on the CIMR symposium web site and in the CIMR Onsite Program.

Please note that all benefits are subject to print deadlines

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Sponsorship Commitment

To become a CIMR symposium sponsor, please download the CIMR Symposium Sponsorship Form (below).

If you have any questions about sponsoring the symposium, please contact contact Keith Ingram or Mandy Stage  for additional contributions.

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CIMR Symposium Information

We encourage you to visit the main symposium website for the most up-to-date information about the symposium. As a sponsor and supporter of this event, your organization’s logo, with a link to your homepage will be included on the main site within five days of receipt of the sponsorship and appropriate information.
 

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Display Setup Information

Booth Description

Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsoring organizations will receive one complimentary 10’ wide x 8’ deep unfurnished booth which includes:

  • 8’ high background with a 3’ high side-rail divider and drapery

  • 1 - 6' x 24” x 30”h draped table, and skirted on three sides

  • 2 – side chairs

  • 1 – waste basket with liner

  • 1 - 7" x 44" two-line, black on white identification sign depicting organization’s name, city, state and booth number

Display Restriction – less than eight feet high

Booths will be located in the Banyan Breezeway of the TradeWinds Island Resort. The Banyan Breezeway ceiling height is eight feet. When planning your display it is important to make certain materials are less than eight feet in height, from floor to ceiling, to fit in the room.

Official Convention Services Contractor

Exhibit Services, Inc.
1814 Tappan Blvd.
Tampa FL 33619
Tel: 813-623-1163; Fax: 813-623-5913
Web: www.exhibitservices.net

Exhibit Services, Inc. (ESI) has been contracted to assist you with all your shipping, freight, equipment and decorations requirements.

Roughly 45 days prior to the event, ESI will email you a service kit containing order forms to make final booth arrangements, including orders for shipping of display units, electricity requirements, internet access, and orders for booth décor such as carpeting, plants, furniture or any other items you would like to rent for your booth. ESI will also receive and hold display shipments, and assure they are placed in your booth and ready for your arrival at the symposium. Upon conclusion of the symposium, they will handle return shipping your display materials to the designated location. All questions regarding decorating, booth equipment, freight/material handling, furniture, carpeting, electricity, etc. should be directed to ESI.

Sponsor Display Set-up, Removal & Location

Setup:

Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 4:00pm-7:00pm

The Exhibit Services, Inc. will be available for setup needs 4:00pm-7:00pm.

We ask that your display is set by 7:00pm in order to be ready for the next day’s morning events.

Teardown:

Friday, June 13, 2008, 10:45am – 1:00pm

The Exhibit Services, Inc. will be available for teardown needs from 10:45am-1:00pm

1:00pm – All sponsor display materials packed and ready for shipping.
(NOTE: All materials MUST be removed from the Banyan Breezway by 2:00pm)

Location:

Banyan Breezeway in the TradeWinds Island Resort

Banyan Breezeway Schedule (Sponsor & Poster Display Room)

The Banyan Breezeway will be open to symposium attendees from Wednesday’s morning refreshments through Friday’s mid-morning break, generating two and one half day’s exposure for your organization. The Banyan Breezeway will be the primary gathering place for attendees where daily refreshments and the Wednesday and Thursday boxed lunches are served. The scheduled poster session and reception will also be held in the Banyan Breezeway thereby providing interaction during the early evening hours as well. A detailed agenda will be available in early 2008.

NOTE: It is not mandatory to have a display representative present at all times in the Banyan Breezeway. As a symposium attendee, sponsors* are invited to participate in all symposium meetings and networking functions.


*Please refer to the sponsorship levels for the number of complimentary registrations offered with each level.

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For Further Information

Program Information

Keith Ingram, Symposium Co-chair
Southeast Climate Consortium
University of Florida, IFAS
Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
PO Box 110570
Gainesville, FL 32611-0570
TEL: 352-392-1864 ext. 283
EMAIL: ktingram@ufl.edu

Meeting Information

Mandy Stage, Symposium Coordinator
University of Florida, IFAS
Office of Conferences & Institutes (OCI)
PO Box 110750
Gainesville, FL 32611-0750
TEL: 352-392-5930
EMAIL: mstage@ufl.edu

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