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2016 Conference Orientation

2016 Conference Orientation

Introducing the 2017 Sponsorship Program

Your support of SAMA is crucial.  If you have sponsored before, THANK YOU!  Please consider this an appeal to you to renew or increase your Sponsorship.  If you have never Sponsored before, please join the ranks of SAMA Sponsors and promote mosaic art!

SAMA Sponsors are individuals and entrepreneurs who recognize the good work that SAMA does via our annual conference, our educational program, our exhibits, our annual charitable project – Mosaic Marathon – and our supportive community; not to mention the unparalleled opportunities to network and meet other mosaic artists, enthusiasts, and suppliers from around the world.  Sponsors are also genuinely good people.  In our annual Sponsors’ survey, the reasons consistently cited most for contributing are altruistic: helping SAMA offer the best possible conference program, supporting SAMA, raising the stature of the mosaic art medium.

We offer Sponsorship opportunities for all budgets and with benefits designed to appeal to both individuals and businesses. The higher level Sponsorships offer named events.  All levels offer recognition and benefits.  Please select a level that represents your support of mosaic art and provides the benefits most compelling to you.

Your contribution at the highest possible level is very much needed and appreciated. Sponsorships allow SAMA to keep conference registration costs low thereby increasing participation levels while at the same time offering sponsored events that enrich the experience for all attendees.

Click(tap) below for details to determine the Sponsorship level that is right for you …

$7,500 & Up – President’s Circle Sustaining Contributor

Select one of three high-profile conference activities to sponsor.

  • Mosaic Arts International 2017 Artists’ Reception: This will be a very special event, Thursday, May 4, 2017 where attendees will be transported to the Janice Charach Gallery for an exclusive viewing of the MAI and MAI Invitational.
  • Mosaic Marathon: As a sponsor, you will greet and cheer on the hundreds of mosaicists who participate in creating a large-scale mosaic for Detroit.
  • Featured Presentation Recording: Conference attendees eagerly look forward to hearing the insightful presentations of the conference’s special guest speakers. We hope to capture these timeless events to make them available to the entire SAMA Membership.  Presentations will take place May 4th and 5th, and each recorded presentation will feature prominent sponsor acknowledgement!

President’s Circle Benefit Packages Include:

  • Introduction by SAMA president at your special conference event.
  • One-time post-conference use of the SAMA opt-in membership mailing list.
  • Complimentary 10′ x 20′ booth in Vendor Marketplace.
  • Logo Placement with hotlink on the SAMA Conference Guidebook mobile app.
  • Your company name on sponsored event signage.
  • 2 Complimentary conference registrations. (A sponsor code will be provided for use when registering for conference to waive registration fee.)
  • Logo Placement with hotlink on the SAMA Website Conference homepage.
  • VIP Conference, Tour, and Workshop Registration, 1 week in advance of open registration by telephone with a SAMA Board Member or Sponsorship Committee Member.
  • 10% total discount off list prices for advertisements in SAMA publications during 2017.
  • 24 Complimentary conference drink tickets for SAMA events.
  • The option to add literature or a product sample to the Conference Gift Bags. See Gift Bag section for detail and guidelines.
  • Official sponsor ribbon on name-tag.
  • Recognitions during conference: Conference signage, Conference Smartphone app, General Membership Meeting.
  • Recognitions throughout 2017: Groutline quarterly e-journal, Andamento blog, SAMA’s Sponsor webpage.
  • Acknowledgment on the SAMA Facebook page.

$5,000 – Gold Circle Sustaining Contributor

Select one of two high-profile conference activities to sponsor.

  • Mosaic Art Salon and Auction: This event gets bigger, better, and more energy-charged each year as members anxiously vie for the privilege of purchasing outstanding artwork created by fellow mosaicists!
  • Canvas Tote-Bag:Co-brand your company name and logo on one side of this sturdy canvas bag, presented FREE to attendees at registration. It initially contains all Gift Bag swag then becomes a handy tote bag, during and after the conference.

Gold Circle Benefit Packages Include:

  • Logo Placement with hotlink on the SAMA Conference Guidebook mobile app.
  • Complimentary 10′ x 10′ booth in Vendor Marketplace.
  • Your company name on sponsored event signage.
  • 2 Complimentary conference registrations. (A sponsor code will be provided for use when registering for conference to waive registration fee.)
  • Logo Placement with hotlink on the SAMA Website Conference homepage.
  • VIP Conference, Tour, and Workshop Registration, 1 week in advance of open registration by telephone with a SAMA Board Member or Sponsorship Committee Member.
  • 10% total discount off list prices for advertisements in SAMA publications during 2017.
  • 12 Complimentary conference drink tickets.
  • The option to add literature or a product sample to the Conference Gift Bags. See Gift Bag section for detail and guidelines.
  • Official sponsor ribbon on name-tag.
  • Recognitions during conference: Conference signage, Conference Smartphone app, General Membership Meeting.
  • Recognitions throughout 2017: Groutline quarterly e-Journal, Andamento blog, SAMA’s Sponsor webpage.
  • Acknowledgment on the SAMA Facebook page.

$3,000 – Silver Circle Sustaining Contributor

Select one of four exclusive conference activities to sponsor:

  • Name Badge Neck Wallet: Co-brand the neck wallets that display attendee IDs and hold event tickets. Wallets are worn daily, then saved as mementos.
  • Orientation and Mixer: Attendees gather and excitedly greet fellow artists to catch up on activities of the past year, renew old friendships, and greet first-time conference participants and find out all the last minute updates to ensure an exceptional conference experience.
  • Detroit Mosaic & Art Tours: A unique opportunity for participants to view private and public mosaic installations and significant art installations in and around the city Detroit, Michigan.
  • Volunteer Appreciation Reception:Pay special tribute to the dedicated group of SAMA members who volunteer their time and skills to work behind-the-scenes at the conference to keep the activities running smoothly.

Silver Circle Benefit Packages Include:

  • Complimentary 10 x 10 booth in Vendor Marketplace.
  • Your company name on sponsored event signage.
  • Logo Placement with hotlink on the SAMA Conference Guidebook mobile app.
  • 2 Complimentary conference registrations. (A sponsor code will be provided for use when registering for conference to waive registration fee.)
  • Logo Placement with hotlink on the SAMA Website Conference homepage.
  • VIP Conference, Tour, and Workshop Registration, 1 week in advance of open registration by telephone with a SAMA Board Member or Sponsorship Committee Member.
  • 8 Complimentary conference drink tickets.
  • The option to add literature or a product sample to the Conference Gift Bags. See Gift Bag section for detail and guidelines.
  • 10% discount off list prices for advertisements in SAMA publication during 2017.
  • Official sponsor ribbon on name-tag.
  • Recognitions during conference: Conference signage, Conference Smartphone app, General Membership Meeting.
  • Recognitions throughout 2017: Groutline quarterly e-journal, Andamento blog, SAMA’s Sponsor webpage.
  • Acknowledgment on the SAMA Facebook page.

$1,500 — Bronze Circle Sustaining Contributor

Your generous contribution supports members’ #1 conference activity – WORKSHOPS! – and helps ensure continued high quality, hands-on workshops, lectures, and demonstrations from an international roster of mosaic educators.

Bronze Circle Benefit Packages Include:

  • One Complimentary conference registration. (A sponsor code will be provided for use when registering for conference to waive registration fee.)
  • $50 waiver on a 10′ x 10′ booth in Vendor Marketplace (one $50 waiver per sponsorship).
  • Logo Placement with hotlink on the SAMA Website Guidebook mobile app.
  • VIP Conference, Tour, and Workshop Registration, 1 week in advance of open registration by telephone with a SAMA Board Member or Sponsorship Committee Member.
  • 10% total discount off list prices for advertisements in SAMA publications during 2017.
  • 6 Complimentary conference drink tickets.
  • The option to add literature or a product sample to the Conference Gift Bags. See Gift Bag section for detail and guidelines.
  • Official sponsor ribbon on name-tag.
  • Recognitions during conference: Conference signage, Conference Smartphone app, General Membership Meeting.
  • Recognitions throughout 2017: Groutline quarterly e-journal, Andamento blog, SAMA’s Sponsor webpage.
  • Acknowledgment on the SAMA Facebook page.

$1,000 – $1,450 – Millefiore Tessera Sponsor

Your contribution supports the facility and logistical arrangements — from audio-visual equipment to meeting room set-up — to keep conference operations running smoothly.

Millefiore Tessera Benefit Packages Include:

  • VIP Conference, Tour, and Workshop Registration, 1 week in advance of open registration by telephone with a SAMA Board Member or Sponsorship Committee Member.
  • 5% total discount off list prices for advertisements in SAMA publications during 2017.
  • 5 Complimentary conference drink tickets.
  • The option to add literature or a product sample to the Conference Gift Bags. See Gift Bag section for detail and guidelines.
  • Official sponsor ribbon on name-tag.
  • Recognitions during conference: Conference signage, Conference Smartphone app, General Membership Meeting.
  • Recognitions throughout 2017: Groutline quarterly e-journal, Andamento blog, SAMA’s Sponsor webpage.
  • Acknowledgment on the SAMA Facebook page.

$600 – $750 – Marble Tessera Sponsor

Your contribution helps lower registration fees and enables more SAMA members to attend the conference.

Marble Tessera Benefit Packages Include:

  • 3 Complimentary conference drink tickets.
  • The option to add literature or a product sample to the Conference Gift Bags. See Gift Bag section for detail and guidelines.
  • 5% discount off list prices for advertisements in SAMA publication during 2017.
  • Official sponsor ribbon on name-tag.
  • Recognitions during conference: Conference signage, Conference Smartphone app, General Membership Meeting.
  • Recognitions throughout 2017: Groutline quarterly e-journal, Andamento blog, SAMA’s Sponsor webpage.
  • Acknowledgment on the SAMA Facebook page.

$300 – $500 – Glass Tessera Sponsor

Your contribution helps lower registration fees and enables more SAMA members to attend the conference.

Glass Tessera Benefit Packages Include:

  • 2 Complimentary conference drink tickets.
  • The option to add literature or a product sample to the Conference Gift Bags. See Gift Bag section for detail and guidelines.
  • 5% discount off list prices for advertisements in SAMA publication during 2017.
  • Official sponsor ribbon on name-tag.
  • Recognitions during conference: Conference signage, Conference Smartphone app, General Membership Meeting.
  • Recognitions throughout 2017: Groutline quarterly e-journal, Andamento blog, SAMA’s Sponsor webpage.
  • Acknowledgment on the SAMA Facebook page.

$50 – $250 – Porcelain Tessera Sponsor

Your contribution helps lower registration fees and enables more SAMA members to attend the conference.

Porcelain Tessera Benefit Packages Include:

  • 5% discount off list prices for advertisements in SAMA publication during 2017.
  • Official sponsor ribbon on name-tag.
  • Recognitions during conference: Conference signage, Conference Smartphone app, General Membership Meeting.
  • Recognitions throughout 2017: Groutline quarterly e-journal, Andamento blog, SAMA’s Sponsor webpage.
  • Complimentary conference drink ticket (1).
  • Acknowledgment on the SAMA Facebook page.

$250 – Gift Bag Contributor

Gift Bag Participation is complimentary to all Sponsors at and above the Glass Tessera Level.

Place product samples, coupons, new product announcements, catalogs, and brochures in this “swag bag” distributed FREE to conference attendees. (You provide approximately 350-450 items in early April) This is the ideal option to select to get samples of your product(s) in the hands of users so they can try them out. This is a great way to represent your company whether or not you are able to attend the conference.

Gift Bag fees and payment deadlines follow the same deadlines as Vendor Marketplace and Sponsorship – commitment and payment due date: January 1, 2017

Gift bag donors may include as many items as they wish to offer. However, we request that if you include multiple items, please package them into one item (bag, box, ziplock, container, envelope, wrapping paper, etc.) to make it easier on our volunteer ‘bag-stuffers.’

Gift Bags are an included benefit for sponsors at and above the Glass Tessera level.

Gift Bag Benefit Packages Includes:

  • 5% discount off list prices for advertisements in SAMA publication during 2017.
  • Official sponsor ribbon on name-tag.
  • Recognitions during conference: Conference signage, Conference Smartphone app, General Membership Meeting.
  • Recognitions throughout 2017: Groutline quarterly e-journal, Andamento blog, SAMA’s Sponsor webpage.
  • Complimentary conference drink ticket (1).
  • Acknowledgment on the SAMA Facebook page.

2017 SAMA Sponsorship Policies

SAMA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the amount allowed by law.

Sponsorships and benefits cover a 12-month period: January 1 to December 31, 2017.

A page on SAMA’s website is dedicated to Sponsors, and a hotlink from this page to Sustaining Contributor websites connects them to 1,200+ active mosaicists around the world who visit SAMA’s website regularly.

Sponsors at the Silver level and above may select one of the “named” sponsorships on a 1st come – 1st served basis.

Sponsorships become active when payment in full has been received.

Benefits of Sponsorship are only valid for the 2017 American Mosaic Summit.

Sponsorships can be paid online by credit card or by mail with check to SAMA, P.O. Box 624, Ligonier, PA 15658. (“In-kind” donations must be approved by SAMA’s Executive Committee).

Sponsorships payment due date:   February 28, 2017!

Sponsorships do not include annual membership dues. Be sure to join/renew your SAMA membership now.