The North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) respectfully invites you to sponsor our 39th International Symposium. The Symposium will be held from November 11-15, 2019 in Burlington, Vermont.

NALMS’ Symposium attracts an international collection of 500–600 lake management professionals, academia, and citizen attendees. The Symposium promotes the exchange of lake and reservoir management science, produces material for NALMS’ high quality publications, provides a rare opportunity for face-to-face contact and networking, as well as an opportunity to recognize excellence in the field of lake and reservoir management.

 

Reasons to Sponsor the NALMS Symposium

Targeted Quality Sessions
Our Symposium Sponsors associate their products or brands with quality while pinpointing a targeted audience. The Symposium has a reputation for providing the highest quality sessions to a targeted field of lake and reservoir management professionals, academia, and interested citizens across a wide range of lake management topics.

Premium Attendees
Our Sponsors extend their brand visibility to an audience of 500–600 premium attendees. NALMS leads the way in lake and reservoir management education and has a large geographic reach extending from North America to an international community that draws upon influential consumers, community leaders and business decision-makers within the lake and reservoir management field.

Enhanced Sponsor Image
Our Sponsors build upon brand identification and strengthen their corporate image through an association with NALMS, our valued members, high-quality publications and programming, and the superior sessions and events at our Symposium.

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the NALMS symposium. If you have any questions about sponsorship you may contact us at sponsorship@nalms.org. If you are also interested in exhibiting at the Symposium please contact us at events@nalms.org.

 

Sponsorship Category Descriptions

Awards Banquet: Your sponsorship will be designated at the Leading Sponsor level for the awards banquet. The banquet is typically held on the third evening and is the main event of the conference.

Awards Reception: Your sponsorship will be designated at the Supporting level for the awards reception. The awards reception is typically held on the third evening of the conference directly before the awards banquet.

*Beverage Container or Tote Bag: Your sponsorship will be designated at the Supporting Sponsor level to provide either a conference beverage container or tote bag. Containers and bags will be given to all conference attendees and will have an imprint of your company logo.

*Clean Lakes Classic 5k Run/Walk: Your sponsorship will be designated at the Contributing Sponsor level for the 5K Run/Walk Tshirts. The 5K Run/ Walk t-shirts will be distributed to all race participants and will feature an imprint of your company logo.

Concurrent Session: Your sponsorship will be designated at the General Sponsor level for a single session of your choice on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday during the conference. Please contact the NALMS office at sponsorship@nalms.org for an updated list of available sessions.

Hospitality Suite: Your sponsorship will be designated at the Sustaining Sponsor level for a single Hospitality Suite evening. There are two evenings available, and you may choose from Wednesday or Thursday evening. The hospitality suite is open to all attendees and is a favorite spot to stop and network after sessions and events.

In-Kind: Indicates that you will provide an in-kind sponsorship. Please contact the NALMS office at sponsorship@nalms.org for more information.

*Jody Connor Student Paper Awards: Your sponsorship will be designated at the General Sponsor level for the awards given to the best paper and poster presented by a student during the Symposium. Awards will feature an imprint of your company logo.

*Lanyard: Your sponsorship will be designated at the Contributing Sponsor level for the conference lanyards. Lanyards will be distributed to all attendees and will feature an imprint of your company logo.

*Notepads: Your sponsorship will be designated at the Contributing Sponsor level for the conference notepads. Notepads will be distributed to all attendees and will feature an imprint of your company logo.

*Pens: Your sponsorship will be designated at the Contributing Sponsor level for conference pens. Pens will be distributed to all attendees and will feature an imprint of your company logo.

*Photo Contest: Your sponsorship will be designated at the General Sponsor level for the Photo Contest. The photo contest is held throughout the conference with winners revealed during the banquet.

Plenary Speaker/Presenter Travel: Your sponsorship will be designated to offset the travel cost of plenary speakers and/or special presenters.

Refreshment Break: Your sponsorship will be designated at the Contributing Sponsor level for a single refreshment break of your choice. There will be two refreshment breaks during each day of the conference (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday).

Student Scholarship Silent Auction: Indicates that you will donate an item to be auctioned during the conference week. Proceeds from the auction go to the Eberhardt Memorial Student Fund in support of travel grants for student presenters.

Undesignated: Your sponsorship will not be used for an event, item, or scholarship. Undesignated sponsorships include more benefits than designated sponsorships. Benefits are complimentary or discounted exhibit booths and complimentary registrations depending upon the sponsorship level.

Welcome Reception/Activity: Your sponsorship will be designated at the Supporting Sponsor level for the Reception/Activity held on Tuesday evening.

*Indicates that we may only accept ONE sponsor for this item or category. All other categories allow for multiple sponsors.
**As sponsors commit, we will update this page and strike-through items that are no longer available.

 

Specific Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Leading Sponsor – $5,000 and above

Categories: Undesignated and Awards Banquet

  • Single exhibit booth (with 2 registrations) for undesignated sponsorship, discounted booth (50%) if designated.
  • Company name and logo in the program and on conference website (linked to company website).
  • Sign at sponsored event, if applicable.

 

Supporting – $4,000 and above

Categories: Undesignated, Awards Reception, Beverage Container, and Welcome Reception/Activity

  • 50% discount on single booth (with 2 registrations) for undesignated sponsorship, discounted booth (25%) if designated.
  • Company name and logo in the program and on conference website (linked to company website).
  • Sign at sponsored event, or Company name and logo printed on giveaway item, if applicable.

 

Sustaining – $2,500 and above

Categories: Undesignated, Hospitality Suite (1 night), and Tote Bag

  • Two registrations if undesignated. One registration if designated.
  • Company name and logo in the program and on conference website (linked to company website).
  • Sign at sponsored event, or Company name and logo printed on giveaway item, if applicable.

 

Contributing – $1,500 and above

Categories: Undesignated, Clean Lakes Classic 5K, Lanyards, Notepads, Pens and Refreshment Break

  • One registration if undesignated.
  • Company name and logo in the program and on conference website (linked to company website).
  • Sign at sponsored event, or Company name and logo printed on giveaway item, if applicable.

 

Sponsor – $750 and above

Categories: Undesignated, Concurrent Session Sponsor, Jody Connor Student Paper Awards and Photo Contest.

  • Company name and logo in the program and on conference website (linked to company website).

 

Friend – $250 and above

Category: Undesignated.

  • Company name and logo in the program and on conference website (linked to company website).

 

In-Kind

Contact the NALMS at sponsorship@nalms.org to arrange.

  • In-Kind Sponsors receive benefits at the Undesignated Sponsor level nearest to the value of the in-kind item or service provided.
  • Company name and logo in the program and on conference website (linked to company website).

 

Plenary Speaker/Presenter Travel

  • Speaker/Presenter Travel Sponsors receive benefits at the Designated Sponsor level nearest to the amount sponsored.
  • Company name and logo in the program and on conference website (linked to company website).

 

Student Scholarship Silent Auction

Please consider donating a silent auction item along with your sponsorship. Bids are placed during the conference and all proceeds go to student travel scholarships. If you do not have a product or discount certificate please consider another item or gift basket that would interest to our attendees. Items in hand are preferred but a large picture will work for any larger items that you are willing to ship to the winner.

 

Note: The amount listed for sponsored items is for a basic item imprinted with one color. We can work with you for special features, “green” items, or multicolor imprints with additional support.

Note: Complimentary conference registrations can be transferred to attendees or reserved for volunteer and/or scholarship recipients. Please let us know if you would like to donate or transfer any complimentary registrations and how they are to be designated.