Exhibit &

Promote your business at the American Public Gardens Association Virtual Conference 

Strengthen relationships and grow your business through a virtual sponsor partnership at the American Public Gardens Association 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. This is THE annual event for the industry's senior leaders and decision makers able to set fiscal, organizational, and brand standards for public gardens everywhere. 


Our 2020 Virtual Conference attracted more than 1,300 attendees and had over 5,000 post-conference video views.  The Conference markets to more than 10,000 public garden professionals located across North America – representing all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico, and 10 other countries.


Become A Virtual Sponsor 

Give your current and prospective customers a unique perspective on your business. Sponsors of the American Public Gardens Association 2021 Virtual Annual Conference receive direct exposure to key decision makers in the garden industry through our website, presentations, and verbal recognition. In addition, sponsors receive repeated exposure to our 10,000+ individual members in the months leading up to and following the event, via the Association's website and electronic communications.   


Questions? Ready to sign-up? 


Contact Jamie Recio, Member Development Manager:

jrecio@publicgardens.org; 610-708-3014 


Go beyond and bring conference to life by becoming a sponsor or exhibitor! Deadline for full inclusion is April 16th! Conference registration is already open so reach out to us today.



AVAILABLE VIRTUAL SPONSORSHIPS


Presenting Partner - $50,000 - RESERVED, NOT AVAILABLE 

Maximize your impact and visibility. As the Presenting Partner, you will receive the highest level of recognition, along with the opportunity to speak at the Annual Conference. Your Presenting Partnership can be customized to fit your company's needs, but in general includes these benefits:

  • Prominent positioning of your logo on the Conference banner underneath the Association's logo as Presenting Sponsor
  • Exclusive recognition as the Presenting Partner on conference materials and Association website 
  • Presentation Opportunities   
  • Full-Conference registrations (to be determined)
  • Recognition in the Association's monthly e-newsletters (distribution 10,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 10,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) 
  • Conference attendee list with emails 

 

Keynote Session Sponsor - $20,000 - RESERVED, NOT AVAILABLE 

Our Keynote Speaker is always memorable, provocative, and inspiring. We seek out the best of the best which varies each year and has included former Supreme Court justices to astronauts! Your sponsorship includes:

  • Exclusive recognition as the Keynote Session Sponsor on conference materials and Association website 
  • Opportunity to introduce Keynote speaker  
  • 4 Full-Conference registrations 
  • Recognition in the Association's monthly e-newsletters (distribution 10,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 10,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) 
  • Conference attendee list with emails 


Opening Reception Sponsor - $10,000 

Our nighttime Opening Virtual Reception officially welcomes Conference attendees. This time-honored gathering provides a chance for attendees to catch up with familiar colleagues. This reception is typically well attended and provides the sponsor with significant visibility at the onset of the week. Your sponsorship includes: 

  • Recognition as the Opening Reception Sponsor on conference materials and the Association website 
  • Unique opportunity to address attendees at the Opening Reception 
  • 2 Full-conference registrations 
  • Sponsor recognition in the Association's monthly e-newsletters (distribution 10,000+), before and after the conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 10,000), before and after the conference 
  • Conference attendee list with emails 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) 


Virtual Garden Tours Sponsor: $10,000 - RESERVED, NOT AVAILABLE

 Sponsor all of our virtual garden tours.   Your sponsorship includes: 

  • Recognition as a Virtual Garden Tour Sponsor during the tour and on conference materials and the Association website 
  • 1 Full-Conference registration 
  • Recognition in the Association's monthly e-newsletters (distribution 10,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 10,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) Conference attendee list with emails


Industry Insights Corporate Partner Workshop (1-2 hours) - $5,000-$7,000 

(multiple opportunities available for 1 hour, 90 minute and 2 hour time slots) 
Position your company as a thought leader. This is a dedicated opportunity to share emerging industry trends with key decision makers, and offer resources garden leaders can use to go to the next level of organizational excellence. There are no add-on fees for any attendees wishing to register for this event. Your sponsorship includes: 

  • Opportunity for company representatives to present a one-hour, no-fee Demonstration and Education Workshop during the Conference (additional hours @$1,000/per)  
  • 2 Full-Conference registrations 
  • Recognition in Association's monthly e-newsletters (distribution 10,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 10,000), before and after the Conference  
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address)  
  • Workshop attendee list with emails – available before the event 
  • Conference attendee list with emails 


Conference Track Sponsor - $5,250 (1 available)  

Align your company with a "big picture" track throughout the week. Conference sessions are organized into tracks corresponding to learning objectives. Each track consists of a variety of sessions, workshops, and community meetings with attendees who specialize in the field(s) associated with each track.  

  • Track 1: The Living Landscape - The garden in all its essence, and the ways our gardens are defined by diverse factors or sustainable facilities, is the foundation of this track. 
  • Track 2: Collecting and Conserving - The future of plant collections and conservation, as well as supporting innovations for climate change are the focus. - RESERVED, TRACK 2 NOT AVAILABLE
  • Track 3: Education and Communication - How well we connect with our visitors to interpret and affect community impact is central to this track. - RESERVED, TRACK 3 NOT AVAILABLE
  • Track 4: Making Friends, Making Money - Collaborations, community engagement, and developing partnerships and donors are at the heart of this track. - RESERVED, TRACK 4 NOT AVAILABLE
  • Track 5: Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy - This track focuses on new initiatives and fostering organizational excellence in public gardens. - RESERVED, TRACK 5 NOT AVAILABLE

Your Sponsorship includes: 

  • Acknowledgment as a Track Sponsor on conference materials and Association website 
  • 1 Full-Conference registration 
  • Recognition in the Association's monthly e-newsletters (distribution 10,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 10,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address)  
  • Conference attendee list with emails 


Awards Program Sponsor - $5,000 - RESERVED, NOT AVAILABLE

Honor the best in the industry and support the next generation of horticulture leaders. Each year, the American Public Gardens Association honors public garden leaders and institutions through awards presented during our Tuesday and Wednesday Plenary Sessions.  Your sponsorship includes: 

  • Recognition as the Awards Program Sponsor announced during the event 
  • Recognition on Conference materials and the Association website  
  • Opportunity to introduce Awards program winners 
  • 2 Full-Conference registrations 
  • Recognition in the Association's monthly e-newsletters (distribution 10,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 10,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address)  
  • Conference attendee list with emails 


Special Session Sponsor - $5,000 - (multiple opportunities available) 

Sponsor one of our engaging Association sessions like IDEA Café and Rapid Fire during the Conference targeted to specific public gardening disciplines. Your sponsorship includes: 

  • Recognition as the Special Session Sponsor during the session and on conference materials and the Association website 
  • 1 Full-Conference registration 
  • Recognition in the Association's monthly e-newsletters (distribution 10,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 10,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address)  
  • Conference attendee list with emails 


Game Sponsor - $2,500 - (multiple opportunities available) 

Sponsor one of our fun brain breaks for trivia, Pictionary or another game of your choice.  Your sponsorship includes: 

  • Recognition as a Game Sponsor during the game break and on conference materials and the Association website 
  • 1 Full-Conference registration 
  • Recognition in the Association's monthly e-newsletters (distribution 10,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 10,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address)  
  • Conference attendee list with emails 


Community Coffee Hour Sponsor (x3) - $2,500 - (multiple opportunities available) 

Sponsor one of our daily networking coffee hours. Your sponsorship includes:  

  • Recognition as a Coffee Hour Sponsor during the happy hour and on conference materials and the Association website 
  • 1 Full-Conference registration 
  • Recognition in the Association's monthly e-newsletters (distribution 10,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 10,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) 
  • Conference attendee list with emails 


Happy Hour Sponsor - $2,500 - (multiple opportunities available) 

Sponsor one of our fun networking happy hours.  Your sponsorship includes: 

  • Recognition as a Happy Hour Sponsor during the happy hour and on conference materials and the Association website 
  • 1 Full-Conference registration 
  • Recognition in the Association's monthly e-newsletters (distribution 10,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 10,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) 
  • Conference attendee list with emails


Speed Networking Reception Sponsor - $2,500 

Sponsor our Speed Networking Session.  Your sponsorship includes:

  • Recognition as a Speed Networking Sponsor during the session and on conference materials and the Association website 
  • 1 Full-Conference registration 
  • Recognition in the Association's monthly e-newsletters (distribution 10,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 10,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) 
  • Conference attendee list with emails 


Breakout Session Facilitator Sponsor - $2,000 - (multiple opportunities available) 

Facilitate one of our breakout sessions.  Your sponsorship includes: 

  • Recognition as a Breakout Session Facilitator Sponsor during the game break and on conference materials and the Association website 
  • 1 Full-Conference registration 
  • Recognition in the Association's monthly e-newsletters (distribution 10,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 10,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) 
  • Conference attendee list with emails 


Stretch Break Sponsor - $2,000 - (multiple opportunities available) 

Sponsor one of our stretch breaks. Yoga, meditate, run in place. It's your choice.  Your sponsorship includes: 

  • Recognition as a Stretch Break Sponsor during the stretch break and on conference materials and the Association website 
  • 1 Full-Conference registration 
  • Recognition in the Association's monthly e-newsletters (distribution 10,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 10,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) 
  • Conference attendee list with emails 


Professional Community Mini Event Sponsor - $1,600 

Make an impact and network in a smaller niche setting. Sponsor one of our Professional Community Mini Events during the morning Coffee Hour. Want to provide a cocktail demo or cooking class? The sky's the limit.  Your sponsorship includes: 

  • Recognition as a Professional Community Mini Event Sponsor during the event and on the Association website 
  • 1 Full-Conference registration  
  • Recognition in the Association's monthly e-newsletters (distribution 10,000+), before and after the Conference 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 10,000), before and after the Conference 
  • Sponsor recognition on the Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, and web address) as well as in the Professional Online Community 
  • Conference attendee list with emails 


Communities Include: 

Arts & Exhibitions 

College & University Gardens 

Design & Planning 

Development & Membership 

Education 

Emerging Professionals 

Food & Agriculture 

Historic Landscapes 

Horticulture, Greenhouses, & Facilities 

International Gardens 

Marketing & Communications 

Native Plants 

Plant Collections 

Plant Conservation 

Plant Nomenclature & Taxonomy 

Small Gardens 

Technology & Innovation Professionals (TIPS) 

Volunteer Engagement 


Celebrate Design! Sponsor - $700 - (multiple opportunities available) 

Stand out as one of the Celebrate Design! Sponsors for the 2021 Virtual Conference. Your sponsorship includes: 

  • One complimentary registration for the full virtual Annual Conference 
  • Recognition as a Celebrate Design! Sponsor on conference website 
  • Acknowledgement at the Virtual Celebrate Design! Session 
  • Recognition on slides at the Virtual Celebrate Design! Session 
  • Repeated visibility from e-blasts (distribution 10,000), before and after the conference



Exhibit Virtually With Us! 

The American Public Gardens Association 2021 Annual Conference attracts over 1,000 public gardens professionals representing all facets of the industry. Get out in front of public garden decision makers so they can learn about industry products and services and connect with businesses like yours! 

Our 2020 Virtual Conference attracted more than 1,300 attendees and had over 5,000 post-conference video views.

Virtual Exhibitors receive direct exposure to attendees. There will be dedicated time on the conference schedule for attendees to attend Industry Insights Rapid Fire presentations by virtual exhibitors followed by the ability to sign-up for one-on-one meetings.  


Virtual Exhibitor: Value $1,500 


Exhibitors Receive: 

  • 1 Full-Conference registration 
  • Recognition on the 2021 Annual Conference Website (includes company name, logo, description, web address) 
  • Participation in the Industry Insights Rapid Fire Presentation 
  • Conference attendee list with emails 


 

*This is not an exhaustive list of sponsorship options. If you have a new idea, send it our way!*