AFCEA NOVA 2021-2022

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

With nearly 6,000 individual and corporate members, AFCEA NOVA boasts the largest membership in the AFCEA International community. Our chapter has the hometown advantage.  We have the Pentagon in our back yard, the Nation's Capital right next door, and the backbone of the Internet at our center. This means that our IT Days, Monthly Luncheons, Breakfasts, Women in NOVA, CEU, and special events connect your company with government speakers that provide current policy and future program technology content with relevant business connections to meet your bottom-line goals.

Proceeds from our events support the AFCEA NOVA chapter and our Education Fund. AFCEA NOVA is actively involved with leadership development and STEM. We have teamed with local middle schools, high schools, and universities, annually awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships and educational grants. 

AFCEA NOVA sponsorship opportunities provide your company with a marketing advantage in reaching the government and industry. We  connect your company through our outreach campaigns to more than 17,500* government and industry contacts, and our social media messages reach more than 4,000 followers in the Northern Virginia market. *Email averages from 2020 to present utilizing Constant Contact emails.

Sponsorships all include invitations (cumulative, maximum of 10 guests/company) to our exclusive Executive Roundtable, an intimate AFCEA NOVA non-attribution forum with DoD leadership.

Executive Roundtable: Recognizing the support of its corporate sponsors, AFCEA NOVA holds an annual Executive Roundtable (ERT) in June. The ERT provides a valuable, intimate setting for our corporate sponsors, giving them an opportunity to experience high-quality networking with other company executives, government VIPs, and chapter leaders. High-level government speakers are invited to share their views off-the-record and talk about the challenges and realities of the DoD budget and marketspace.
 

LUNCHEON SPONSORSHIPS

AFCEA NOVA luncheons provide your company an opportunity to increase your visibility, learn about the government procurement opportunities, priorities, and build your business development pipeline. Our luncheons provide the opportunity to network and build relationships, connecting directly with key government decision makers and industry partners. We average nine (9) luncheons a year, and for our upcoming year we will run luncheons from September 2021 through June 2022. Historically, each luncheon has averaged around 170 attendees. We are looking to bring back this attendance with in-person events for the upcoming  chapter year at our new location, the Westin Tyson’s Corner.

Benefit

Flat Rate
$3,000/year

Company profile (logo, link, description) on event pages

Recognition in email blasts and social media posts

Informal setting to connect with potential teaming partners

Opportunity to introduce keynote speaker and provide Company information  if selected as the Sponsor of the Month (you will be notified by the Luncheon committee)

Company logo on luncheon materials - program, sponsor loop, signage

Spotlight Business of the Month on AFCEA NOVA Website (subject to availability)

Invitation to our exclusive Executive Roundtable

1

Complimentary tickets to each luncheon

6

IT DAY SPONSORSHIPS

AFCEA NOVA IT Days provide the greatest visibility and reach to our sponsors by offering marketing opportunities that capture the attention of potential and existing customers before, during, and after each individual IT Day program. With our hybrid format for 2021-2022 IT Days, we are able to offer content to government and industry professionals with a broader audience outside Northern Virginia. We plan to offer attendees hybrid (in-person & virtual) IT Days for 2021-2022. Each of our IT Days is tailored to include senior leaders from the identified communities:

  • U.S. Navy: Naval  - October 7, 2021 (427 virtually in 2020, 470 in-person attendees in 2019)
  • Small Business - November 4, 2021 (192 virtually in 2020, 300 in-person attendees in 2019)   |  *See Small Business Breakfast sponsorship options below for a special offer.
  • U.S. Air Force: Air Force - December 16, 2021 (521 virtually in 2020, 398 in-person attendees in 2019)
  • U.S. Army: Army - January 13, 2022 (558 virtually in 2021, 661  in-person attendees in 2020)
  • U.S. Space Force NEW for 21/22 : Space Force - February 10, 2022

Benefit

Emerald
(Presidential Sponsor)

$10,000

Platinum

$7,000

Gold

$5,700

Silver

$3,300

Bronze

$2,300

Silver Spoon
(Small Business Exclusive Sponsorship)*

$1,200

Recognition in email blasts and social media posts

Company profile (logo, website link, description, up to 3 links; videos/websites, up to 3 documents) on event pages

List of registrants, sent post-event (name, job title, organization and email address)

Company logo on IT Day materials - program, sponsor loop, signage (in-person only)

Table Top Booth (in-person only)

optional upgrade

optional upgrade

optional
upgrade

Top level logo placement & special recognition

     

Sponsorship of individual session: 
Opportunity to introduce a speaker or panel, your logo will appear in the session schedule along with that session's information, in emails promoting that session, and in social media posts for that session

Subject to availability

       

Coordination support for select speakers (optional):
Work with speakers through event preparation phase
Speaker escort support (in-person only)

         

Company logo on day-of-event page and virtual waiting room (virtual only)

         

Education Event: 
Promotion of a relevant CEU event by AFCEA NOVA (your logo will appear in emails, social media posts, and AFCEA NOVA calendar)

Bundle Ony**

     

Invitation to our exclusive Executive Roundtable

3

2

2

1

1

1

Complimentary tickets to each event

10

8

5

3

2

2

Optional Upgrades

Emerald

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Silver Spoon

Table Top Booth (in-person only)

     

+ $200

+ $300

+ $400

Sponsorship of individual session - contact info@afceanova.org

 

           

Additional tickets to the conference - contact info@afceanova.org

           

*Small Business Exclusive Sponsorship - Company must be current AFCEA NOVA member in good standing  and have less than 100 employees.
**Bundle Only - will receive educational event sponsorship if you sponsor at least 2 IT Days at the Gold level or above.

If you sponsor 2 IT Days you will receive 10% off. If you sponsor 3-4 IT Days you will receive 15% off. If you sponsor 5 IT Days you will receive 20% off.

SMALL BUSINESS BREAKFAST EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

Our small business program offers an intimate connection with DoD and public sector leadership and maximizes your investment with morning keynote speakers and networking opportunities. The 2021-2022 breakfast program is currently scheduled to be virtual, with hopes of returning to in-person by January 2022. Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsors receive the following benefits for five (5) small business breakfasts and Bronze sponsors receive the following benefits for one (1) breakfast:

Benefit

Platinum

$3,000

Gold

$2,000

Silver

$1,000

Bronze
(one breakfast)

$250

Company profile (logo, link, description) on event pages

Recognition in email blasts and social media posts

Company logo on event materials - program, sponsor loop

Recognition at each Small Business Breakfast by AFCEA Small Business Chairperson

Company logo on day-of-event page and virtual waiting room (virtual only)

20% discount on any Small Business IT Day sponsorship (cannot be combined with other discounts)

 

Invitation to our exclusive Executive Roundtable

1

1

1

0

Complimentary tickets to each event

3

2

2

2

WOMEN IN NOVA (WIN) SPONSORSHIPS

Our WIN program provides opportunities that are focused on female leadership from across the public sector. Sponsoring one of our programs is your opportunity to make an impact and provide a great connection to an audience in support of leadership and achievement in government and military service. WIN 2021-2022 events are scheduled to be in-person starting Fall 2021. All sponsors receive the following benefits for four (4) events (Platinum or Gold) or one (1) event (Silver):

Benefit

Platinum

$600

Gold

$400

Silver
(one event)

$150

Recognition in email blasts and social media posts

Company logo on event materials - program, sponsor loop

Company profile (logo, link, description) on event pages

Top level logo placement on WIN page & special recognition

   

Logo placement on WIN page & special recognition

Invitation to our exclusive Executive Roundtable

1

0

0

Complimentary tickets to each event

2

2

2

Company Host (One event): $150

  • Must be able to host 50-75 attendees and provide food & beverages 
  • Tyson’s, Alexandria, Arlington, Reston areas preferred
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to the event
  • Opportunity to emcee/moderate the event
  • Promotion on Chapter Website and social media platforms 

MICRO-MENTORING SERIES SPONSORSHIPS

The Micro-Mentoring program is designed to help develop the next generation of government business development and capture professionals. This series focuses on developing short-term mentoring relationships. These mentoring opportunities can develop from a few hours, a few days, or could even help young professionals land their first job in the industry. Sponsors will have the opportunity to mentor and engage with what could develop into their future workforce. There will be both in-person and virtual components to this year’s program.

Benefit

Flat Rate

$3,000/year 
(6 Available)

Company profile (logo, link, description) on event pages

Recognition in email blasts and social media posts

Informal setting to connect with young professionals

Company logo on event materials - program, sponsor loop, signage (in-person only)

Opportunity to give welcome remarks and introduce speaker(s)

Access to LATTUS where you can continue conversations and network one-on-one with attendees.

Invitation to our exclusive Executive Roundtable

1

Complimentary tickets to the series

6

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPONSORSHIPS

AFCEA NOVA is proud to offer Continuing Education Units (CEU) during quarterly professional development webinars. Past webinars include CEUs for the following certifications: CompTIA: A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, and Cloud+, CertNexus - CyberSec First Responder, and GIAC. By sponsoring professional development events, attendees will be able to register for the events complimentary. As a sponsor for one of our professional development webinars, you will receive prime exposure with the following benefits:

Benefit

Program

$3,500
(Exclusive)

Contributor

$2,000

Recognition in email blasts and social media posts

Company logo on event materials - program, sponsor loop

Company profile (logo, link, description) on event pages

Recognition in opening remarks

Opportunity to provide a brief introduction about company

 

Opportunity to introduce event speaker(s)

 

 GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORSHIPS

Our annual golf tournament will be September 9, 2021, and is our most social event of the year and a significant fundraiser for our scholarship and education programs. All sponsors receive the following benefits:

Benefit

Tournament Co-host

$7,500
(2 available)

Platinum

$4,500
(4 available)

Gold

$3,000
(3 available)

Silver

$1,500
(9 available)

Choice of:

 

Beverage Cart (2) – SOLD
Golf Carts – SOLD
Cocktail Reception

Lunch Pavilion
Range Balls
Awards

Closest to the Pin - SOLD
Longest Drive - SOLD
Hole Sponsor - 
(9 maximum)

Number of golfers, includes golf cart, greens fees, lunch, on course beverages & cocktail reception

8

6

4

2

Recognition in pre-event email blasts to the chapter and Chapter social media platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter

Company profile (logo, link, description) on event pages

Standalone sign with company logo at entrance or at holes (based on sponsor level)

Signage at
(2) Holes

Company logo on event signage & materials

Display table

   

Company logo on tournament polo shirts or hats

     

Company representative welcomes golfers

     

Photo op with tournament winners (will be submitted to Signal Magazine)

     

Your company can target a single AFCEA NOVA event to meet your budget or sponsor multiple events and take advantage of our bundle sponsorship package pricing. For more information call us at 703-778-4645 or email us at sponsor@afceanova.org.

Please note that the above prices apply to sponsorships purchased via check. A 3% surcharge will be added to sponsorships purchased via credit card (amount will be reflected at checkout). 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Benefits Fulfillment: Sponsor benefits will begin upon receipt of a signed commitment form and/or payment of the sponsorship in full.

Payment Terms: Sponsorship payment will be due net 30 days from the date of invoice or 7 days prior to the event, whichever is earlier.
Failure to remit payment on this schedule may result in loss of onsite event benefits (e.g., attendance, signage, other recognition).

Payment Options: Invoices can be paid via check, credit card (online) or bank wire transfer; checks should be made payable to AFCEA NOVA and sent to 2800 Eisenhower Ave., Suite 210, Alexandria, VA 22314. Contact AFCEANOVA office for bank wire information info@afceanova.org

Use of Space: No sponsor shall sublet, assign or share part of the amenities and/or space allocated to him/her without the written consent of AFCEA NOVA.

Deadlines may apply for inclusion in event materials.