Sponsors

2015 Small Wind Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

Our sponsors are proudly displayed on the back of our conference T-shirts.

Don’t procrastinate, sign up as a sponsor today!

Download the 2015 Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunity document here


 

The 11th annual Small Wind Conference will be held June 15–17, 2015 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center. This pivotal event brings together small wind installers, site assessors, manufacturers, dealers and distributors, supply chain stakeholders, educators, public benefits program managers, and advocates—all working together to move the small wind industry forward.

Organized by the Small Wind Conference LLC, this gathering of small winds’ best minds and promoters is a source of continuing education and information as we collectively harness the wind to power homes, schools, farms, businesses, and now transportation—a growing opportunity. The Small Wind Conference offers excellent opportunities for marketing and promotion of your business to a select audience in a position to significantly advance your products and services through the North American market. The Conference precedes the MREA’s Energy Fair, with attendance of more than 15,000 from the general public. Attending both events maximizes your company’s time and travel expenses.

Sponsorship packages are available at various levels, with associated benefits that will highlight your company. Find out more and reserve your opportunity by contacting conference manager Samantha Smart Merritt at 612-655-5363 or samantha@smallwindconference.com.

Gold Hard Hat Sponsor • $7,500

The Gold Hard Hat Sponsor protects the brains and brawn of the Small Wind Conference. Benefits of this lofty sponsorship include:

  • Exclusive sponsor of the Monday evening social—all the bells & whistles!
  • Four-hour workshop space on Monday or Thursday morning or afternoon
  • Complimentary exhibit space in a stellar location
  • Premiere sponsor billing—with logo on conference Website, posters, program, T-shirt, and Windjammer newsletter
  • Five complimentary registrations ($1,875 value)

 

Silver Wrench Sponsor • $5,000

Nothing happens without the essential tools of the trade. Our Silver Wrench sponsor will be celebrated with the following benefits:

  • Exclusive sponsor of the Wednesday evening social—all the bells & whistles!
  • Silver Wrench Sponsor lunchtime slide show
  • Exhibit space in a premier location
  • Sponsor logo on souvenir T-shirt
  • Sponsor logo on conference Web site, posters, program, and Windjammer newsletter
  • Four complimentary registrations ($1,500 value)

 

Wind Bag Sponsor • $4,500

The Wind Bag sponsor gets exclusive recognition with logo on the one-of-a-kind conference tote bag, plus:

  • Complimentary exhibit space
  • Sponsor logo on souvenir T-shirt
  • Custom bag design with sponsor logo, Web site, posters, program, and Windjammer newsletter
  • Three complimentary registrations ($1,125 value)

 

Lunch Sponsors • $3,000

Small wind manufacturers, installers, site assessors, educators, and advocates get very hungry moving the small wind industry forward. Small Wind Conference Lunch Sponsors will be feted and their praises sung with:

  • Sponsor recognition at both lunches
  • Complimentary exhibit space
  • Lunch Sponsor logo on souvenir T-shirt
  • Logo on conference Web site, posters, program, and Windjammer newsletter
  • Three complimentary registrations ($1,125 value)

                                   

 Breakfast Sponsors • $2,000

Mom always said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and so it is. Small Wind Conference Breakfast Sponsors help start an action-packed day out right, and will be honored with:

  • Sponsor recognition at both breakfasts
  • Complimentary exhibit space
  • Logo on souvenir T-shirt, Web site, posters, program, and Windjammer newsletter
  • Two complimentary registrations ($750 value)

 

Conference Sponsors • $1,000

Show your support for this one-of-a-kind annual event, where the wind knows no boundaries. Small Wind Conference Sponsors will be listed with name and logo:

  • On the Small Wind Conference Web site, program, posters, and Windjammer newsletter
  • Sponsor name listed on our commemorative T-shirts
  • Exhibit space is included
  • One free conference registration is included ($375 value)

 

Refreshments Sponsors • $500

Sponsorships for installers, site assessors, educators, advocates, and all friends of the wind! Choose your special name, such as:

  • Bergey Brew
  • Keg Endurance
  • Midnite Riders
  • Women of Small Wind Energy Elixir

Conference attendees will toast you heartily, and remember your business!

 

Small Wind Conference Exhibitors • $775

Space is limited! Sponsors receive preference.

Conference exhibitors command the attention of this select audience. Exhibitors will receive an 8-foot deep by 10-foot wide exhibit space to present information on their products and services. For a premium corner space, the fee is 50% higher. Exhibit spaces include electricity, table with cover, and chairs. Exhibitor fees also include one free registration ($375 value). Exhibitors must pass the selection criteria outlined below by submitting information for the conference coordinating committee’s review.

Exhibitor Criteria for the Small Wind Conference

  • Exhibitor must have a product or service that is currently for sale in the United States.
  • Products must have a firm price and a warranty.
  • Wind turbine exhibitors must provide evidence that the wind turbine is listed on at least one of the following lists:
    • SWCC list of certified small wind turbines
    • Interstate Turbine Advisory Council’s (ITAC) Unified List of Turbines
    • NYSERDA list of eligible small wind turbines
    • Energy Trust of Oregon list of eligible small wind turbines
  • All booth applications must be approved by the Small Wind Conference coordinating committee.

All sponsor and exhibitor booths will be located around the perimeter of the large exhibit hall. All meals, breaks, and socials will be hosted in the center of this hall. This arrangement maximizes exposure of sponsors and exhibitors to all attendees throughout the two-day conference. Conference sponsors will receive top consideration for choice exhibit hall spaces, and space is limited to only 30 exhibits—so do not delay!

For more information on sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor criteria for the Small Wind Conference 2015, contact Samantha Smart Merritt at 612-655-5363 or samantha@smallwindconference.com

 


Our Policies

Payment Methods

  • We accept checks and credit card payments made through PayPal
  • Domestic wire transfers- a $20 fee will be added to the invoice amount
  • Foreign wire transfers- a $75.00 fee will be added to the invoice amount

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations 30 days prior to the conference will be refunded 50% of the exhibitor fee.
  • Cancellations less than 30 days prior and “no shows” will not be eligible for a refund.

 

 

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