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June 1-5, 2009

Stanford University

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2009 AFS & Kerberos Best Practices Workshop. 

Why should you sponsor the workshop?

How much does it cost?

US$3000.00. In past years, sponsors were asked to host a dinner at a local bar or restaurant, pay for bus transportation, or rent a steamboat as well as pay for their own registration.  As a result the cost varied based upon the number of attendees and was not known until the week of the workshop. To better facilitate planning, this year sponsors are asked to pay a flat rate.

What do you get for your money?

  1. Registration for two staff members to attend the Workshop sessions being held Wednesday to Friday.

  2. Your logo on the workshop web site with a hyperlink to a custom page on your web site which will be used to describe products, services and special offers of interest to attendees.

  3. Your logo will appear on the daily agenda poster boards.

  4. One quarter page print advertisement will appear in the workshop handout.

  5. Your logo will appear on the back of the conference t-shirt (or other attendee gift.)

  6. Your sponsorship will be verbally acknowledged during the workshop.

  7. You may provide printed literature and/or DVDs to be distributed to conference attendees as part of the registration packet.

How can you maximize the opportunity?

  1. Focus your marketing on products and services that will appeal to the attendees. 

  2. Provide attendees a limited time discount if they purchase your services within some number of days or weeks after the workshop ends.

  3. Demonstrate your domain expertise by presenting a talk at the workshop.  Talks must not be a direct sales pitches but must have general value.

When do you need to let us know by?

  1. Sponsorships will be accepted up until the first day of the workshop.

  2. The deadline for including your logo on t-shirts is Monday, May 4th.

  3. The deadline for including your logo on posterboards and workshop handout is Monday, May 18th.

  4. All printed literature and/or DVDs must be received no later than Monday, May 25th.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2009 workshop, please send e-mail to