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SMPTE Bits By The Bay 2018 - Sponsorships

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Bits By The Bay Annual Technology Conference Produced by the SMPTE Washington DC Section

We’d like to invite you to sponsor The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Washington DC Section’s two day Advanced Technology Conference this May in Chesapeake Beach, MD.

This is the leading forum for broadcast technology in the Mid-Atlantic area. Our previous events have sold out; last year we had over 120 paid attendees and we expect to sell out again this year. Our past attendees have included senior engineering management from ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox, NBC Olympics, PBS stations, Comcast, Nielsen, C-SPAN, Discovery, Intelsat, Viacom, local systems integrators, government and military agencies and many other notable organizations.

This year’s conference is on Wednesday May 23rd and Thursday May 24th, 2018. Note that the conference dinner is now included in all registrations and sponsorships.

Sponsorship opportunities are:

  • General Sponsoship
  • AV and WiFi Sponsorship
  • Welcoming Cocktial Reception (Tuesday PM, offsite)
  • Day 1: Breakfast, Morning & Afternoon Breaks, Lunch, Cocktail Reception and Conference Dinner & Wine
  • Day 2: Breakfast, Morning and Afternoon Breaks and Lunch.

If you wish to share the sponsorship of any of these opportunities with another sponsor, please contact us and we'll setup half-share sponsorhsip items.

All sponsorship levels include:

  • Logo and recognition on signage, displays, program, website and web streaming
  • Introduction of sponsors and acknowledgement from podium.
  • Opportunity to provide literature and promotional material to attendees.
  • Literature can be distributed to seats or in bags prior to the conference if provided ahead of time.
  • Requested promotional items include lanyards, pens and letter-size notepads or binders.
  • Pre-event and post-event list of attendees with contact information (Company, email, phone)
  • Complimentary attendance for 1 person to conference and dinner

Additional premium-level sponsorship benefits include:

  • Preferred opportunity to provide a conference presentation (must submit presentation acceptable to conference committee prior to cutoff date Feb 1, 2018)
  • Complimentary attendance for additional attendees to conference and dinner. See descriptions above.
  • Display of sponsor logo or sponsor-provided slides (static or dynamic) screens in meeting room and break room during sponsored function.
  • Opportunity to provide branded items during function (napkins, coffee cups, drink cups, swizzle sticks, logos on wine bottles, etc…)

Please be sure to register your complimentary attendees by April 22nd. After that date any unregistered seats will be available for general registration and may be sold out.

Please note: Sponsorships with a (Company) name in the title are reserved at this time for last year's sponsor and will be held until Feb 18, 2018. If you would like to select one of these sponsorships should it become available please contact Peter Wharton peter@smptedc.org 202-744-1256

Thank you for supporting Bits By The Bay and SMPTE! We look forward to seeing you in Chesapeake Beach.


What can/can't I bring to the event?

You may bring literature, promotional items (swag) and anything else you'd like to give to our attendees. There is no exhibit or demo space.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Can I update my registration information?

Please be sure to register your attendees on the conference registration page. You can change/update the attendee information anytime, but you must register your complimentary attendees prior to April 23rd or the space will be made available to the general attendees. Placeholder registrations are recommended if you're not sure who will be attending from your company (i.e. Justin Case.) If you are not able to use all of your complimentary attendaces slots for staff, may we recommend inviting a valued customer or student?

What is the refund policy?

Full attendee refunds are available until April 23rd for registrations. Sponsorships are not refundable.

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