Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in supporting the 2018 Aquatic Weed Control Short Course!

This annual Short Course is attended by more than 400 applicators responsible for aquatic weed control in canals, lakes, golf course ponds, rivers, parks, residential developments, and other waterways. This is a tremendous educational program and it would not be possible without the financial support of organizations such as yours.

New for 2018 & Exclusive to Sponsors!

Your company’s brochure included in every attendee’s registration packet for an insertion fee of only $300! Interested? Simply sign up during your sponsorship commitment.

Fee is based on inserting one printed piece in each attendee packet. Item should be no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches and limited to 20 pages or less. (Note: Thick catalogs cannot be inserted). To ensure every participant receives your company’s brochure, deliver 500 copies between April 13 and April 27 (Mon-Fri). Shipping details will be provided in your sponsorship confirmation.


Sponsorship Levels

By becoming an active sponsor, your company will:
  • Strengthen its prominence as a leader in providing aquatic weed control services and/or aquatic or vegetation management herbicides
  • Increase brand recognition and exposure
  • Enhance product awareness
  • Showcase new products and services
  • Network with colleagues
Sponsorship Levels & Benefits Gold
$3,500
Silver
$2,500
Bronze
$1,500
General
$800
Complimentary Short Course registration(s) 3 2 1 1
Speaking opportunity at Short Course to share information about new industry technologies – commit by April 2, 2018 Up to 25 minutes Up to 15 minutes
New! Logo featured on sidebar of Short Course Website
Acknowledgment as a Welcome Reception Sponsor
Acknowledgment as a Morning Refreshments Sponsor
Acknowledgement as a Short Course Break Sponsor
One six-foot table for display space – commit by April 2, 2018
*Location determined by level and commitment date.
Recognition on Short Course website with link to your company’s homepage
Recognition in the Short Course Program Book – commit by April 2, 2018
Recognition & logo on back cover of the Book of Presentations & Course Materials – commit by April 2, 2018
Recognition on Short Course onsite signage – commit by April 2, 2018
Recognition in electronic publicity announcements
Complimentary mailing list of Short Course meeting attendees

Important Items to Note

  • ALL sponsor representatives are required to register for the Short Course.
  • Sponsorships received by April 2, 2018 will be recognized during the event. Sponsorships received afterwards may not meet printing deadlines. Contact Mandy Stage immediately if sponsorship commitment is after April 2.
  • Gold and Silver level sponsors will be contacted by program organizers to confirm presentation topics and scheduling. Sponsors received after April 2 may not meet program deadlines. Contact Mandy Stage immediately if sponsorship commitment is after April 2.
  • Sponsorship payments are payable to: University of Florida Leadership & Education Foundation, Inc. (UFLEF) [Federal ID: 59-3104978] and should be mailed to:
    UFLEF, Inc.
    PO Box 110750 (Physical 2311 Mowry Road, Bldg. 78)
    Gainesville, FL 32611

Tabletop Displays

  • Each sponsoring organization will receive one complimentary six-foot table to exhibit product labels and materials throughout the Short Course. Please note due to space limits, displays will be limited to the 6’ table top and display location will be determined by level and commitment date.
  • Please arrive between the hours of 3:30pm-7:00pm on Monday, May 7th to set-up your tabletop display.
Set-up: Monday, May 7 3:30pm – 7:00pm
Monday set-up is recommended, but if it is not possible, we suggest completing set-up before the Short Course begins, by 8:00am Tuesday, May 8th.
Tear Down: Thursday, May 10 By 2:00pm
Location: Sponsor table location will be announced closer to the Short Course.
Display location will be determined by level and commitment date.
(Fort Lauderdale Coral Springs Marriott Convention Center)

Shipping Instructions

If you plan to ship any materials or packages to the Fort Lauderdale Coral Springs Marriott in advance, follow the Shipping and Receiving Instructions.

Sponsorship Commitment

To become a sponsor of the Aquatic Weed Control Short Course, click the "Commit as a Sponsor Now" button below to access the Sponsorship Commitment Form.

Note:

On the Sponsorship Commitment Form, you may choose from three payment options:

  1. Pay by credit card
  2. Indicate you will be mailing a check (have the check number handy if possible)
  3. Purchase Order / Request an Invoice*

*If an invoice is required for your organization to process the sponsorship payment, check the Request Invoice box on the financial section of the form and you will receive the invoice as a PDF attachment to your email confirmation.

Sponsorship payments are payable to: University of Florida Leadership & Education Foundation, Inc. (UFLEF) [Federal ID: 59-3104978] and should be mailed to:

UFLEF, Inc.
PO Box 110750 (Physical 2311 Mowry Road, Bldg. 78)
Gainesville, FL 32611

Questions?

Email Mandy Stage, Short Course Coordinator, at mstage@ufl.edu




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Florida CEU Chart

Applicator Resources

Gold Sponsor

Important Deadlines

Sponsor Recognition in Print at the Short Course

April 2 Deadline
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Regular Registration

Save $50
April 9 Deadline
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Hotel Reservations

Rooms may fill early
April 15, 2018 or Rooms Fill
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Sponsor Recognition in Mailer

Distributed to 4,000 FL Applicators
March 1 Deadline
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2018 Short Course Flyer



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  • Phone:
    (352) 294-3578
  • Email:
    mstage@ufl.edu
  • Address:
    2311 Mowry Road, Bldg. 78
    PO Box 110750
    Gainesville, FL 32611
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