2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

We are pleased to offer additional marketing avenues to members by providing several high visibility opportunities to showcase your company through sponsorship of receptions, conference breaks, concerts and performances, and conference materials. Plus, if you are a sponsor of Platinum, Gold, or Silver level, you may select sponsors only exhibit spaces! See the floor plan for these designated booth selection. Not only do sponsors receive recognition at the time of the sponsored event, but also on the ASTA website, in issues of the American String Teacher journal, conference emails and the official conference program. Promotion of your sponsorship begins as soon as the sponsorship is confirmed. All sponsors will also be recognized in one of the following categories based on total sponsorship dollars. Once confirmed, sponsorship cannot be cancelled.
Sponsorship Levels
Platinum Sponsor ..........................................$10,001 or more
Gold Sponsor .................................................$5,001 – $10,000
Silver Sponsor ................................................$2,501 – $5,000
Bronze Sponsor ............................................. Up to $2,500
Learn more about the benefits of sponsorship levels 

Program Sponsorship Opportunities:

NEW!
 Conference e-Newsletter sponsor $6000
Company name/ logo on conference e-newsletters sent out to membership. Recognition in conference program and on conference sponsorship signage, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website.
Education Session Sponsorship $3,000  SOLD to Connolly Music/ Thomastik-Infled
Listing in Program as Education Session Sponsor - logo on education session signs outside every session room (excluding Master Class and Showcase Sessions), in conference program book. 1/2-page full color ad in onsite program.  Also, recognition in conference program and on conference sponsorship signage, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website.
Session Recording Sponsorship $2,000 
Help ASTA to build online resources for members as the Videographer sponsor. Receive recognition in conference onsite program, in App, in Conference schedule and on signage of Room dedicated to sessions being videoed. Additional benefits include, recognition on conference sponsorship signage, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website.
Master Class Sponsorship:
Benefits include, logo recognition on Master Class page, sponsorship recognition on conference sponsorship signage, in program book and conference app on schedules, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website.
Violin Master Classes Sponsor $1,000 SOLD to Pirastro GmbH
Led by Margaret Pressley and Jonathan Swartz
Viola Master Classes Sponsor $1,000 SOLD to Pirastro GmbH
Led by Melia Watras and Atar Arad
Cello Master Classes Sponsor $1,000 SOLD to Pirastro GmbH
Led by Horatio Contreras and Richard Aaron
Bass Master Classes Sponsor $1,000 SOLD to D'Addario
Led by Rachel Calin and Kurt Muroki
Eclectic Styles Master Class Sponsor $1,000 SOLD to F.A.S.E.
Led by Mike Block
Chamber Music Master Class Sponsor $1,000
Led By Steven and Larisa Elisha
Opening Ceremonies $750  SOLD to Connolly Music/ Thomastik-Infled
Support the ASTA community and receive added expose by sponsoring the ASTA Opening Ceremonies. Benefits include, sponsorship recognition on conference sponsorship signage, logo recognition on keynote page, in program book and conference app on schedules, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website.
Artist Teacher Award Sponsor $750 SOLD to KunRest
Awarded annually to a teacher with a distinguished current career in a school orchestral setting.
2018 Artist Teacher Award Winners, Almita and Roland Vamos. Sponsor benefits include, sponsorship recognition on conference sponsorship signage and in onsite program book, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website.
Elizabeth A.H. Green Award Sponsor $750 SOLD to SHAR Music
Awarded annually to a pedagogue of renowned stature from North America.  Sponsorship benefits include, sponsorship recognition on conference sponsorship signage, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website.
Jam Sessions (2 available: Thursday and Friday) $750 each
Looking for additional expose? Sponsor an ASTA evening Jam Session and receive sponsorship recognition on conference sponsorship signage, in onsite program book and conference app, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website. Sponsor can also place 1 piece of marketing collateral (brochure, flyer, postcard) in Jam Session room for participants that evening. 

Item Sponsorship Opportunities:
NEW! Registration Check-in Kiosk Sponsor $6,000 
Be the name everyone who is pre-registered sees when checking in to the ASTA Conference to print their badge, as the Registration Check-in Kiosk Sponsor your logo will appear on the welcome screen of the check in kiosk as well as on their badge receipt. Additionally, receive sponsorship recognition on conference sponsorship signage and in onsite program book, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website.
Official Conference Program Book
$4,250  SOLD to SHAR Music
Secure the opportunity to place a full page full color ad on the back cover of the ASTA Conference onsite program and have your name in everyone’s hands as the Official Conference Program Sponsor. Additional benefits include: sponsorship recognition on conference sponsorship signage, in onsite program book and conference app, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website.
Conference Tote Bags $3,750 
Help attendees stay “green” with a conference bag they can use at the meeting and beyond! Your bag will be handed out at registration to each attendee and will feature your company name and logo as well as the conference logo. Also receive sponsorship recognition on conference sponsorship signage, logo in onsite program book and conference app, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website.
Production and delivery of bags to ASTA responsibility of sponsor.
Conference Lanyards $3,500
More than just a place to hang a badge, lanyards are now popular for busy professionals and students every day for carrying keys, small wallets, and more! You’ll help make connecting easy for attendees. Conference lanyards imprinted with company name/ logo; recognition in onsite program, conference sponsorship signage and conference app, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website. Production and delivery of lanyards to ASTA responsibility of sponsor.
Hotel Key Cards (1 available) $3,000 SOLD to SHAR Music
This sponsor has the opportunity to capture the attention of the attendees each and every time they reach for their hotel room key. Benefits include, sponsorship recognition on conference sponsorship signage, in onsite program book and conference app, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website.
Distribution of your custom key cards to the attendees in the ASTA National Conference room blocks at the Hyatt Regency Peachtree. Key card production and distribution responsibility of sponsor.
ASTA Mobile App $3,000
Have your company logo in everyone's pocket by sponsoring the 2018 ASTA Conference App. Your company logo will be displayed prominently on the ASTA Conference app main screen, along with your company information. Making it easy for attendees to go straight to your website anytime, anywhere. Additionally, receive sponsorship recognition on conference sponsorship signage, in onsite program book and conference app, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website.
WIFI Sponsor $3,000
Associate your brand with wireless internet capability for all attendees! Your corporate name and logo appear on signs throughout the conference. Receive sponsorship recognition on conference sponsorship signage, in onsite program book and conference app, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website.
Student Recharge Lounge $3,000
Interested in marketing to the high school students that attend the National Orchestra Festival, Master Class, or are part of a demo group. Sponsor the Student recharge lounge. The place for students to relax and recharge in between performances. Benefits include your name/ logo on signage for lounge. Sponsor can also place 1 piece of marketing collateral (brochure, flyer, postcard) inside lounge area for students. Recognition on sponsorship signage, in NOF group materials and in onsite program book, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website.
Registration Area     $2,500 SOLD to D'Addario
Make sure your company logo is the 1st partner ASTA attendees see as they enter the 2017 ASTA Conference in Atlanta. With this opportunity, your company logo will be displayed on the ASTA registration booth itself.
Benefits Include:
Name/Company logo on registration booth kick panels
Opportunity to distribute a welcome gift, provided by sponsor, to all attendees at registration
Sponsorship Recognition on conference sponsorship signage
Sponsorship Ribbons for badges
Logo on registration landing page
Logo on Registration Confirmations sent to all attendees
Directional Signs $1,500 SOLD to SHAR Music
Interested in having your logo displayed all throughout the conference? Sponsor the ASTA Directional signs. Name/ Logo on conference directional signage, placed throughout hotel for attendee direction to session rooms and events. Additional benefits include sponsorship recognition on conference sponsorship signage, in conference program, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website.
NEW! Graffiti Wall (3 available) $500 each  1 SOLD to SHAR MUSIC
New! For 2018 ASTA will be encourage all attendees to express themselves at the 2018 ASTA Graffiti Wall. A great way to stand out and show attendees your company is unique, inspiring and encourages creativity.  Company name/logo prominently displayed on the Graffiti Wall located near registration area. Sponsors logo will also appear in Graffiti wall listings in app, program book, website and conference eNews letters.  Also, recognition in conference program and on conference sponsorship signage, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities:
NEW! National Orchestra Festival® Sponsorship     $10,000 for exclusive access; $6500 each for 2 companies 2 SOLD to Connolly Music/ Thomastik-Infled & CodaBow International
Interested in receiving exposure to the Directors of National Orchestra Festival participants? Includes 2 opportunities for messaging in e-newsletter sent to NOF Directors. Opportunity to provide 1 item in NOF school packages that they receive upon arrival. Logo on NOF t-shirts. Logo on NOF competition page on website. Recognition in Onsite program and NOF program. Opportunity for 1 page ad in NOF program. 1 spot in NOF Scavenger Hunt. 
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Sponsorship $5,000    SOLD to Huntington T. Block
Receive sponsorship recognition on conference sponsorship signage, in onsite program book and conference app, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website.
Friday Evening Reception in Exhibit Hall $5,000
Receive sponsorship recognition on conference sponsorship signage, in onsite program book and conference app, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing and link on conference website.
NEW! Off-Site Night Event Sponsor (Wed and Friday) $2,500 Friday Night SOLD to D'Addario
Be the host of a ASTA Conference officially sponsored nightly event and be featured in front of the string industry. Your company can plan and produce the event, and we will work with you and your team to promote and market it to our attendees. Off-site nightly events take place Wednesday and Friday and one per evening.
Coffee Breaks (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) $900 each Thursday SOLD to Stringletter Publications
Help drive traffic to your booth with sponsorship of coffee breaks in the Exhibit Hall. Receive sponsorship recognition on conference sponsorship signage, in program book and conference app on schedules, sponsorship ribbons for badges and listing with logo and link on conference website.

NEW!
 Deep Dive Workshop Sponsor (3 available) $500 each 1 SOLD to SheetMusicDeals.com
Company name/ logo on conference Deep Dive workshop webpage, on conference registration brochure with Deep Dive Workshops, on session room signage and onsite program. Deep Dive Workshops held on Wednesday, March 7, 12-5 pm.
NEW! Spot in NOF Scavenger Hunt (3 available) $500 each

Contact Susan Hoopes at 703.279.2113 for availability and to secure the sponsorship opportunities today! Sponsorship's are secured on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

A 50% deposit required upon confirming sponsorship. The remaining balance is due at least 30 days prior to the event you plan to sponsor. If sponsoring an imprinted item, all monies must be received at least 45 days prior to the event. 


Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors:

Platinum:
SHAR Music

 
Gold:
Connolly Music/ Thomastik-Infeld


D’Addario & Company, Inc.


Yamaha Corporation of America


Silver:
CodaBow International, LLC
Huntington T. Block
Pirastro GmbH
Potter Violins
 
Bronze:
Foundation for the Advancement of String Education (F.A.S.E.)
Kun Shoulder Rest, Inc.
SheetMusicDeals.com
Stringletter Publishing

Exhibit

Interested in exhibiting at the 2018 national conference?
Learn More and secure your spot today!
Questions? Contact Susan Hoopes

ASTA continuously strives to provide all members with vital access to a variety of activities and programs. We are also pleased to offer additional marketing avenues to members by providing several high visibility opportunities to showcase your company through sponsorship of receptions, conference breaks, concerts and performances and other conference materials. Plus, if you are a sponsor of Platinum, Gold or Silver level you may select premium sponsors only exhibit spaces! See the floor plan for these designated booth selection. Promotion of the individual company sponsoring each event includes not only recognition at the time of the sponsored event, but on the ASTA website, in issues of the American String Teacher journal, news releases and the official
conference program. Promotion of your sponsorship begins as soon as the sponsorship is confirmed. All sponsors will also be recognized in one of the following categories based on total sponsorship dollars. Once confirmed, sponsorship cannot be cancelled. 
Exhibitor Prospectus
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