Sponsorship 2018

We believe that Podstock 2018 presents a unique venue to share your services and products with an audience specific to your target market. To celebrate our 10th annual Podstock, we’re changing both the way we’ve organized the conference schedule and the way that you as a sponsor can participate.

The biggest change? To encourage more hands-on creation and attendee collaboration, we’re shifting most of our sessions to three hours long. And we want you to be a part of our new look!

Who attends Podstock:
– school admins
– curriculum & technology directors
– technology integration coaches
– classroom teachers
When is Podstock:
July 18 – 20
Where is Podstock:
Old Town Hotel and Conference Center
Wichita, Kansas

Podstock, consistently attracting between 200 -250 attendees, happens over two and half days with keynote and team building activities on Wednesday morning, sessions on Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon, and ends at noon on Friday after an in-depth debrief and reflection.

You can get involved as a Classic Sponsor on just Wednesday during morning activities and the four concurrent sessions in the afternoon. We’ll have a traditional on-site vendor setup with food and drinks to ensure foot traffic and opportunities to interact with conference attendees. Following the afternoon sessions, we’ll kick off a 10th Birthday Bash with prizes, food, and a time for recognizing conference sponsors.

You can also be involved specifically on Wednesday or Thursday afternoon as an embedded Session Sponsor. This new option allows you to brand a specific three hour session with your product and service. While the session facilitators guide attendees through their learning and during hands-on activities, you’re able to learn alongside participants and provide examples of product use as needed.

(Both Classic and Session Sponsors are encouraged to stay through the Wednesday Birthday Bash and to embed themselves by attending conference sessions throughout the conference.)

Or you might choose to participate as a Virtual Sponsor – ESSDACK and consultants have over 100,000 Twitter followers and thousands of Facebook and YouTube impressions. Let us leverage these social media connections for you!

Traditional Sponsorships:

Session Sponsor – $750 (9 available)

  • Brand a Wednesday or Thursday three hour session with your company name and / or product
  • While the session facilitators and presenters lead the learning, you are able to embed yourself into the session
  • Option to set up a sponsor booth in session presentation room as well as a booth in the designated vendor area
  • Option to provide support staff to represent your product during your three hour session & conference
  • Option to provide products and services as prizes during Wednesday’s Birthday Bash
  • Company logo and information in conference program, website, room signage, and social media
  • Photo opportunities with customers using products

Classic Sponsor – $500 (10 available)

  • Traditional table / booth setup on Wednesday in designated vendor area
  • Informal access as an “embedded attendee” to workshops on both Wednesday and Thursday if desired. (Great for casual conversations during sessions and in between sessions!)
  • Option to provide products and services as prizes during Wednesday’s Birthday Bash
  • Company logo and information in conference program and website

Virtual Sponsorships:

Virtual Platinum – $400 (Unlimited spots available)

  • Five guaranteed tweets from @ESSDACK and consultant accounts prior to the conference and five tweets during the conference
  • Tweets can include your marketing message in a branded graphic
  • 5-10 minute recorded video interview highlighting your product included in one of the conference tweets, YouTube, and Facebook
  • Hashtags will include #ESSDACK, #Podstock18, #ksedchat, #edtech, #edtechchat, and sponsor requested tags

Virtual Gold – $200 (Unlimited spots available.)

  • Three guaranteed tweets from @ESSDACK and consultant accounts prior to the conference and three tweets during the conference
  • Tweets can include your marketing message in a branded graphic
  • Hashtags will include #ESSDACK,#Podstock18, #ksedchat, #edtech, #edtechchat, and sponsor requested tags
Head over to register as a Podstock 2018 Sponsor

Sponsor registration will not be confirmed until payment is made to ESSDACK. Sponsor registration does not include lodging. ESSDACK has a block of rooms reserved for Podstock. You may make reservations by calling 316-267-4800 or visiting the hotel site. Be sure to mention Podstock to get the discounted room pricing.

Please make checks or POs payable to:
% Lori Blaine
ESSDACK
1500 E. 11th Ave, Suite 200
Hutchinson, KS 67501

For more information, contact Staci. She’d love to help!