2023-2024 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

With nearly 7,000 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, Small Business Breakfasts, Women in NOVA events, CEU webinars, 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 19,000* government and industry contacts, and our social media messages reach more than 4,000 followers in the Northern Virginia market. *Email averages from 2022 to present utilizing Constant Contact emails.

Sponsorships include an invitation 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. From September 2023 through June 2024, we will host 7 luncheons at the Westin Tyson's Corner. Historically, each luncheon has averaged around 120-150 attendees.

Benefit

Gold
$6,000/year

Silver
$4,000/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

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

Priority table placement at each luncheon

 

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

 

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

 

Complimentary tickets to each luncheon
Please note if you do not register your complimentary tickets 5 days before the event, your unused seats will be open to general public attendance use.

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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. Our IT Days will be exclusively in-person this year. The events are tailored to include senior leaders from the identified communities:

  • U.S. Navy: October 13, 2023 (405 registrants in 2022)
  • U.S. Air Force: December 14, 2023 (439 registrants in 2022)
  • U.S. Army: January 11, 2024 (582 registrants in 2023)
  • U.S. Space Force: March 20, 2024 (488 registrants in 2023)
  • DOD Enterprise IT Day (Hosted by Small Business Committee): April 30, 2024 (242 registrants in 2023)   |  See Small Business Breakfast sponsorship options below for a special offer.

Benefit

Emerald

$12,000

Platinum

$8,000

Gold

$7,000

Silver

$3,700

Bronze

$2,700

Small Business*

$1,200

Government Table-Top ONLY**
(No Sponsorship)

Complimentary

Recognition in email blasts and social media posts

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

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

Company logo on IT Day materials - program, sponsor loop, signage

Table Top Booth

optional upgrade

optional upgrade

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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

           

Coffee Break Sponsor

 

         

Breakfast Sponsor

   

       

Complimentary tickets to each event
Please note if you do not register your complimentary tickets 5 days before the event, your unused seats will be open to general public attendance use.

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*Small Business Sponsorship - Company must be a current AFCEA NOVA member in good standing and have less than 100 employees.
**Government Table-Top ONLY - Government contractors do not qualify. Must have a valid .gov or .mil website.

ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIPS:

All sponsorships include signage at event, recognition in event materials and recognition in remarks at the podium.

TABLE TOP BOOTH - $500 | Upgrade for Silver, Bronze and Small Business Only 
RECEPTION - $3,000 | Branded napkins on bar. 
LUNCH - $1,000
PARKING* - $6,000 
PRIME MATCHMAKING - $500 
- DOD Enterprise IT Day Only

* Available only for Naval IT Day and Air Force IT Day

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. Discount only applies if multiple IT Days are committed at the same time of order.  Contact info@afceanova.org for a discount code. 

SMALL BUSINESS BREAKFAST SERIES 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. 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

$250
(one breakfast)

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

Recognition in email blasts and social media posts

Company logo event exposure

Recognition at each Small Business Breakfast by AFCEA Small Business Chairperson

Discount for Small Business IT Day (cannot be combined with other discounts)

20%

10%

   

Complimentary tickets to each Small Business Breakfast

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Complimentary tickets to Small Business Enterprise IT Day

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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 2023-2024 events are scheduled to be in-person for all genders to attend. All sponsors receive the following benefits for four (4) events (Platinum or Gold) or one (1) event (Silver):

Benefit

Platinum

$750

Gold

$500

Silver
(one event)

$250

Recognition in email blasts and social media posts

Company logo on event materials - program, sponsor loop

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

Logo placement on WIN page & special recognition

Top level logo placement on WIN page & special recognition

   

Complimentary tickets to each event

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Company Host (One event): $250

  • Must be able to host 70-150 attendees and provide food & beverages 
  • Tyson’s, Fairfax, 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 

CEU SERIES SPONSORSHIPS

The AFCEA NOVA Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Series is specifically targeted to support the Department of Defense Cyberspace Workforce Qualification and Management Program. AFCEA NOVA event sessions and courses are reviewed for CompTIA continuing education units (CEUs), GIAC continuing professional education (CPEs), and/or CertNexus continuing education credits (CECs). Event sessions may also support (ISC)2, National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Project Management Institute (PMI), GAGAS, and Defense Acquisition Workforce continuing education and/or certification maintenance requirements.

AFCEA NOVA plans to host 6 CEU-qualified sessions between October 2023 and June 2024. These virtual-only sessions will be 90 minutes in length and will be co-hosted by an AFCEA NOVA Board member and one of your company representatives.  Your company will have an opportunity to promote, present and lead instruction for each session. Sponsorship benefits include pre-event marketing, day of-event company presentation, and receiving post-event participation. 

Benefit

Three Events

$1,200

Single Event

$500

Company profile (logo, link, description) on event page and archive pages

Recognition in email blasts and social media posts

Opportunity to participate as an exclusive session presenter

Company logo on event materials - program, sponsor loop, emails

Opportunity to give welcome remarks and introduce speaker(s)

Complimentary tickets to the series

NETWORKING EVENT SPONSORSHIP

AFCEA NOVA hosts Northern Virginia’s premier networking events for the DoD IT community, regularly drawing over 80 attendees from industry and government. AFCEA NOVA members and non-members alike are welcome.

Each networking event is sponsored by only one organization, which provides exclusive exposure for that sponsor. AFCEA NOVA lists the sponsor name and logo in all marketing for the event, which includes email distribution to over 7,000 members and LinkedIn posts to over 5,000 followers. The sponsoring organization may display any company signage, provide a booth, and provide branded items. The AFCEA NOVA team strives to foster a welcoming networking environment to drive maximum value for our attendees and sponsors.

Benefit

Flat Rate

$1,795/event

Exclusive sponsor for the event

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

Recognition in email blasts and social media posts

Company logo on event signage

Ability for sponsor to bring company swag, signage, and other marketing collateral to the event

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

Complementary registration to sponsored event for non-AFCEA members of company

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Open bar sponsorship option available for an additional fee based on the availability of the venue.

NETWORKING SUMMER OUTING SPONSORSHIP

Planned for July 10, 2024. All proceeds go directly to AFCEA NOVA's STEM scholarship and education programs.

Benefit

Co-host

$5,000

(1 Available)

Pizza Bar
 Sponsor

$2,000

(1 Available)

Event Sponsor

$1,500

 

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

Recognition in email blasts and social media posts

Company logo on event signage

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

Company logo on pizza bar signs & lunch napkins

 

 

Ability for sponsor to bring company swag, signage, raffle item, and other marketing collateral to the event. 

   

Ability for sponsor to run event check-in table and greet attendees as they arrive

   

Company advertised as event co-host (with AFCEA NOVA)

   

Company logo on photo-zone backdrop

   

Complementary registration to sponsored event for non-AFCEA members of company

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WEEKLY UPDATE SPONSORSHIP

Our AFCEA NOVA Weekly Update email gives your company direct exposure to our 19,000* government and industry contacts. Sponsorship is from July 2023-June 2024, emails sent out every Monday (excluding national holidays.)

*Email averages from 2022 Constant Contact emails.

Benefit

$10,000

(1 Available)

Company profile (logo, link, description) on chapter website

Company logo and website link on all Weekly Email Updates - July 2023-June 2024

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 info@afceanova.org.

A 3.5% credit card fee will be added automatically to sponsorships purchased via credit card (amount will be reflected at checkout). Prices listed in the prospectus apply to sponsorships purchased via check/ACH (an updated invoice without a credit card fee will be sent via email for this payment option within 3 business days of Sponsor commitment).

Review TERMS & CONDITIONS before completing sponsorship agreement.