2017 NEXT Conference
 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Reach Your Audience

Show your support—become a sponsor! The 2017 NEXT Conference would not be possible without your generous support and participation. Your presence is essential to the success of our events, adding value that our members recognize and expect. Previous sponsors will have first right of refusal and sponsorships will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

Download the Exhibitor/Sponsor Information Flyer


Platinum Gavel—Four Available, $5,000 Each

Sponsor one event:

  • Wednesday Annual Awards Dinner
  • Thursday Inaugural Luncheon
  • Thursday All-Member Luncheon
  • Friday 50-Year Golden Celebration Luncheon

And you'll receive . . .

  • Double exhibit booth package (see Exhibitor Rules & Regulations)
  • One full-page ad in the onsite program
  • One promotional tote bag insert
  • One News & Information item
  • Mobile App Sponsor Listing
  • Event sponsor signage where applicable
  • 4 tickets to the sponsored event
  • One full-page post-event ad in the Michigan Bar Journal
  • Post-event acknowledgment in the Michigan Bar Journal

Gold Gavel—Two Available, $4,000 Each

Sponsor one event:

  • Thursday continental breakfast
  • Friday continental breakfast

And you'll receive . . .

  • One exhibit booth package (see Exhibitor Rules & Regulations)
  • One half-page ad in the onsite program
  • One promotional tote bag insert
  • One News & Information item
  • Mobile App Sponsor Listing
  • Event sponsor signage where applicable
  • One free half-page post-event ad in the Michigan Bar Journal
  • Post-event acknowledgment in the Michigan Bar Journal

Silver Gavel—Three Available, $3,000 Each

Sponsor one event:

  • Thursday afternoon refreshment break—sponsor may provide give-a-way items that will be placed strategically in the break area
  • Thursday All-Member Networking Reception (in exhibit hall)
  • Thursday evening Diversity Reception (offsite)

And you'll receive . . .

  • One half-page ad in the onsite program
  • One News & Information item
  • Mobile App Sponsor Listing
  • Event sponsor signage where applicable
  • One half-page post-event ad in the Michigan Bar Journal
  • Post-event acknowledgment in the Michigan Bar Journal

Bronze Gavel—$1,000 Each

Education Session Sponsor—Will receive additional acknowledgment on the conference website and in the Next Conference onsite program. Additionally, sponsors will be recognized during introductions of the speakers by moderators in their respective educational tracks and on signage outside the room.

Custom Sponsor Package

Items and events may be purchased a-la-carte or can be combined to create a customized package. Contact Stacy Ozanich to create your specialized sponsorship. (517) 346-6315 or sozanich@michbar.org.

Mobile App Sponsorship

  • Splash Page—A full-screen ad displays when the app is launched or refreshed for excellent brand visibility. $2,000

  • Push Notifications (2 available)—Messages get sent directly to attendee's mobile devices, which can be scheduled in advance and segmented for select attendees or event-goers-at-large. $1,500

  • Sponsor Listings & Exhibitors (10 available)—In-app profiles appear for each exhibitor and sponsor with potential for enhanced info, collateral, photos, and video. $150

  • Map Pins—Pins help users find sessions, expo halls, sponsor booths, and other landmarks. A sponsor is highlighted along with pins on the map to link the sponsor's in-app profile. $1,500

  • Surveys & Interactive Polling—Opportunity to survey or poll attendees, plus capture opinions via push notifications, session pages, or sponsored listings. $1,000

  • Banner Ads (5 available)—Rotating banners ads appear at the top or bottom of the screen and serve as a cost-effective way to create brand awareness. $500

Marketing Opportunities

  • Conference Tote Bags—Want some extra exposure for your product or service? Sponsor the conference tote bag. Each registrant receives a tote bag at registration. The cost is $6,500, or you supply 1,500 canvas tote bags with your company name and logo imprinted, plus $100.

  • Lanyards—Another avenue to give extra exposure for your product or services is being the lanyard sponsor. Each registrant receives a lanyard at registration. The cost is $3,000, or you supply 1,500 lanyards plus $100.

  • News & Information Center—Want some extra exposure for your product or services, or can't attend as an exhibitor this year? For $300 per supplied item and 1,500 pieces, display your approved marketing or collateral item at the News & Information Center located near the entrance of the exhibit hall. Deadline is August 18.

  • Promotional Item for Tote Bag—Contribute a company flyer, brochure, notepad, pen, or trinket to be inserted into each tote bag. The cost is $300 per item and 1,500 pieces needed. Deadline is August 18.

Advertising Opportunities

Advertising—Publication of your ad in the official onsite meeting program will bring traffic to your booth and business to your company. Every attendee receives the program as a guide throughout the entire event.

Outside back cover 4-color (7 ½" x 9 ½") $600 (SOLD)
Inside front cover 4-color (7 ½" x 9 ½") $500
Inside back cover 4-color (7 ½" x 9 ½") $500
Full page blk/wht (7 ½" x 9 ½") $400
Half page blk/wht (7 ½" x 9 ½") $300

Door Prizes—Create excitement by holding a door prize drawing! As attendees visit your table, you can collect business cards and valuable contacts by offering a prize to the winner. We can help to promote your drawing, gaining more attention from attendees. You will be responsible for notifying the winner.