Dear Business Supporter of NAFEPA:
The National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators is very pleased to announce our 43rd annual NAFEPA Conference. We will once again be at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, and our dates are March 19-22, 2017.
The conference will provide a national forum for our members/attendees who will hear from a wide assortment of presenters including representatives of the U.S. Department of Education and others who are very knowledgeable of federal education programs and pending legislation. The conference will provide businesses who choose to become sponsors and/or exhibitors with many opportunities for networking and sharing information with educators who administer federal education programs.
We appreciate your interest in our organization and our annual conference! We are offering several ways you can be involved with our NAFEPA conference in 2017. You can become a sponsor of an event at the conference and/or you can also become an exhibitor.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss some possibilities, feel free to contact me or Bobby Burns, Executive Director.
Thank you for supporting the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators. We look forward to hearing from you!!
NAFEPA Vice President and Conference Chairperson
NAFEPA Executive Director
$12,000 yearly fee due January 13, 2017
$8,000 yearly fee due January 13, 2017
$5,000 yearly fee due January 13, 2017
$2,000 yearly fee due January 13, 2017
Exhibitor’ tables will be located in the ballroom where the general sessions will be occurring. Internet access is free but ELECTRICITY ACCESS MUST BE PURCHASED FROM THE OMNI. (Download Hotel Electrical Request form.)
Additional company representative(s)/ must register for the conference as an attendee at the registration rate at time of purchase.
During the conference there will be a “Golden Ticket” promotion to encourage attendees to visit every exhibitor’s table. The “Golden Ticket” drawing will be Wednesday morning. Exhibitors may donate prizes for “Golden Ticket” drawings and the donations will be announced.
ADDITIONAL EXHIBITOR REGISTRATIONS
Diamond and Platinum sponsorship levels include two tables for each day and two conference registrations. Gold Sponsorship level includes one table for each and two conference registrations. Silver Sponsorship level includes one table and one conference registration. The conference registration includes all meal and snack functions. Additional registrations may be purchased at the Early Bird conference rate of $495.00 (if purchased by January 13, 2017).
ADS FOR CONFERENCE PROGRAM
Ads in the program are based on sponsorship levels and must be print ready and received no later than Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Print ready ad layouts are to be sent to Bobby Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allocation of exhibit tables at the conference is at the sole discretion of the NAFEPA organization. Preference is given to the highest sponsor levels and date of contract submission.
Sponsors of Diamond and Platinum Levels will receive two attendee lists…one prior to the conference (no later than March 10, 2017) and one after the conference (no later than March 24, 2017). The lists will include name, title, organization, mailing address and e-mail address.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
A brief description (maximum of 50 words) of all exhibitors will be included in the conference program under Exhibitors. The descriptions for exhibitors sponsoring specific functions (bags, snacks, meals, receptions, internet, etc.) will be listed under Sponsors. Deadline for submitting descriptions is February 15, 2017.
Contracts and payment must be received by January 13, 2017.
ELECTRICITY FOR EXHIBITOR TABLES
Electricity at the exhibitor tables must be purchased separately from the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Please use the Electrical and Engineering Services Request Form at the following link. This form must be submitted to the Omni Shoreham Hotel prior to the beginning of the conference. Electrical work will be done on Monday morning as the electrical engineers are unavailable on Sunday night. Download Hotel Electrical Request form.
EXHIBITOR SPONSORED ACTIVITIES
All companies wishing to sponsor private functions for conference attendees such as meetings, special events, sales presentations, social hours, dinners or receptions during the NAFEPA Conference must plan such activities during non-conference hours and directly with the hotel.
During the conference, the “Golden Ticket” promotion is to encourage our attendees to visit every exhibitor’s table. The “Golden Ticket” drawing will be Wednesday morning, March 22, 2017. Exhibitors may donate prizes for the “Golden Ticket” winners. Donations will be publicized.
HOTEL CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION
The Omni Shoreham Hotel offers a credit card authorization form to be completed prior to your arrival at the hotel. The Credit Card Authorization form can be found at the following link. Download Hotel Credit Card Authorization.
Exhibitors may take advantage of the NAFEPA conference rate for the Omni Shoreham Hotel based upon availability. Reservations can be made by calling the Omni Reservation line at 1-800-THE-OMNI and asking for “NAFEPA 2017” conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The operators will be able to locate the room block under that name. Reservations can also be made on line at:
Sponsorship(s) for the internet connection in the Regency Ballroom is available. The cost for internet sponsorship for the entire conference - Monday, March 20, 2017, through Wednesday, March 22, 2017, is $5,000.00, or by the day. The one-day sponsorship cost is $2,000.00, with a cost of $1,000.00 for the morning of Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Internet sponsorship will be recognized in the conference program. Please contact Bobby Burns for availability of these additional sponsorship opportunities.
Exhibitors will be allowed to move in on Sunday, March 19, 2017 between 7:30 and 9:00 PM and possibly earlier based on the availability. Arrangements for delivery to the Regency Ballroom are the responsibility of the exhibitor.
Full payment must be received by January 13, 2017. A $100.00 late fee will be added to payments received after that date. Confirmation will be sent by email within one week of receipt of contract and check. All sponsorship purchases are nonrefundable.
The NAFEPA Conference 2017 schedule will be posted on the NAFEPA website. Exhibitors will be allowed to move in on Sunday, March 19, 2017, between the hours of 7:30 & 9:00 PM. Move out will be on Wednesday morning immediately following the closing session of the conference.
SHIPPING OF MATERIALS TO OMNI SHOREHAM HOTEL
Materials for exhibitor table(s) must be shipped to the UPS Store located in the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The following link will take you to the UPS Store information that includes mailing address: UPS Store information.
EXHIBITOR PRICE GUIDE
Additional equipment is available upon request through Omni Shoreham Hotel. Download Exhibitor Price Guide.
Sponsorship opportunities are available and are listed on the Levels of Sponsorship flyer.
Sponsorship listing and linking (if applicable) will be completed within one month of receipt of completed contract and full payment.