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Digital Summit Digital Summit Minneapolis
August 22-23, 2018

Venue
Guthrie Theater
818 South 2nd Street · Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 377.2224
www.guthrietheater.org

Projected Attendance
1,100+

Platinum & Gold Level Silver Level Bronze Level
One 6’ draped table with 2 chairs One 6’ draped table with 2 chairs One 6’ draped table with 2 chairs
10’ linear space (width) 8’ linear space (width) 6’ linear space (width)
Exhibit depth is 6 to 10 feet
(confirmed during set-up)*
Exhibit depth is 6 to 8 feet
(confirmed during set-up)*
Exhibit depth is 6 to 8 feet
(confirmed during set-up)*
Complimentary WiFi Complimentary WiFi Complimentary WiFi
Lunch on Day 2 Lunch on Day 2 Lunch on Day 2
Exhibit Location: Thrust Lobby Exhibit Location: Thrust Lobby Exhibit Location: Thrust Lobby

* All sponsor table locations and spacing will be confirmed during setup.

Please note:

  • To expedite your set-up, please let your Account manager know if you do not want to the 6’ table and chairs included with your exhibit space.
  • To maintain consistency for all sponsors and the audience experience, custom booth carpet / special floor covering in sponsor exhibit space is prohibited.
  • Electrical outlets, extension cords, and power strips are not included or guaranteed with your exhibit space. If electricity is needed, it is advised that you advance order these items (see Optional Services section below).
  • Wall hangings are not permitted by the venue.
  • All marketing must stay within the confines of your designated exhibit space. Marketing of any kind outside your designated exhibit space is strictly prohibited.
  • All attendees, speakers, sponsors, booth staff, etc. are required to wear & display name badges during onsite event hours.
  • The use of drones, fog machines, helium balloons and animals (other than certified service animals) are never permitted at the event. It is strongly advised to alert your Account Manager of any unique promotions & displays planned for your exhibit area.
  • Digital Summit staff will be available to assist with complimentary box storage during the event.

Setup Times
Day 1 – Monday, August 14 | 7:30am – 11:30am

  • Sponsor set-up should be complete and fully staffed by 11:30am on Day 1
  • Approximately 300 attendees will be onsite for the Pre-Conference from 8:30am to Noon. Exhibit staffing during this time is optional.

Teardown Times
Day 2 – Tuesday, August 15 | 4:00pm – 4:45pm

  • Early breakdown will not be permitted.
  • Please alert your Account Manager to your setup/teardown plans so we can assist in making the process as smooth as possible.

It is recommended that items be hand-carried to the event, whenever possible. Below you will find the inbound and outbound shipping information as it pertains to Digital Summit Minneapolis 2017.

Arrival Shipping
Digital Summit has arranged for freight to ship directly to our decorator, Event Lab, LLC.
Sponsors can choose to ship to their hotel, etc. and hand carry exhibit materials to the venue for setup.

  • Shipments must be scheduled to arrive on July 12 – August 10
  • Loading Dock hours are Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm
  • Digital Summit and Event Lab, LLC do not accept liability for any packages. The shipper is responsible for insuring its property for loss or damage.
  • Receiving and Handling Costs:
    • Crated shipments: $300
    • Shipments requiring pallet jack: $300
    • All other shipments: No charge

Please label all packages:
Event Lab, LLC
Attn: Digital Summit ­/ YOUR COMPANY NAME
7664 Washington Avenue South
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Please note number of packages on each box when sending multiple items: 1 of 5, 2 of 5, etc.
Be sure to clearly print Exhibiting company name on the outside of all packages.

Outbound Shipping
Guthrie Theater will be handling outbound shipments. Shipments must be scheduled directly with your courier for pickup from the address below.

GUTHRIE THEATER
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Be sure to have each item labeled and ready to ship.

  • Loading Dock hours for scheduled pick ups are Wednesday, August 16, from 9 am – 5 pm.
  • The Digital Summit team will have some blank FedEx and packaging tape onsite for last minute needs. The Event Registration Desk is also available to print prepaid shipping labels until 3:00pm on Day Two.

Electrical

Electrical service is not provided with your exhibit space. To order an electrical drop for your sponsor table, please contact brandi@techmediaco.com, to arrange and pay for service. Electrical service is $50.

It is strongly recommended that you bring your own power strip and extension cord to avoid rental fees from the in-house electrical provider.

Hard Wire Internet

The venue will have complimentary WiFi. If you wish to have dedicated hardline internet service, please contact brandi@techmediaco.com, to arrange and pay for service. Hardline internet service is $150.

Show Decorator

Digital Summit has contracted with Event Lab, LLC as our official Show Decorator. Should you wish to rent specialty furniture, etc. for your exhibit space please contact Pete Nelson at pnelson@eventlab.net to place an order and pay.

Monitor Rental
24” Table-mounted at $100
39/40” at $300 (Base-mounted on 56” post for horizontal or vertical display)

Digital Summit has a limited inventory of TV monitors for rent. Orders are required at least 10 days pre-show with your Account Manager.

  • Electrical Service Required: Please be sure to order an electrical drop for your exhibit space to power the monitor (See Optional Services section above)
  • In fairness to all exhibitors, the monitor must remain in the back of your exhibit space and audio sound is discouraged.
  • Monitors are compatible with HDMI and USB cables. Be sure to bring appropriate cables to connect your computer to the monitor.

10-15 minute breaks between sessions (see agenda)

Day 1: Wednesday, August 23

  • 12:15pm – 1:15pm | Main Conference Attendee Arrivals
  • 5:15pm – 6:30pm – Opening Cocktail Reception

Day 2: Thursday, August 24

  • 7:30am – 8:30am | Morning Coffee Networking
  • 10:30am – 11:00am | Morning Networking Break
  • 5:20pm – 6:30pm  | Closing Cocktail Reception

The Digital Summit Team will do our best to accommodate your needs but may not have the manpower, technology, or ability to customize beyond reasonable expectations. In addition, we are always at the mercy of the venue’s existing infrastructure and fire code regulations.

It is the responsibility of the sponsor to provide ALL necessary materials for your exhibit area including: laptops/PC’s, monitor cables adapters, hardware, presentations, demos, swag, backdrops, staffing, and any other personalized/branded materials.

You’ve invested a lot to be a sponsor and the Digital Summit team want your experience to be the best. We provide the most qualified and engaging audience of any digital marketing conference and you are the face of your organization while onsite. Make the most of it! Digital Summit optimizes the sponsor exhibit area to maximize the exposure you receive. Our combined decades of experience and hundreds of events have yielded some best-practices and observations including:

  • Be engaging and approachable – put the mobile devices and laptops down and initiate audience conversations.
  • Come out from behind the table and invite the audience into your space.
  • Introduce yourself and engage the attendee about their business and organizational role.
  • Collect business cards, and/or scan badges – these are your golden leads! Each Digital Summit can yield hundreds of leads representing weeks of cold-calling.
  • Offer a giveaway – everyone loves free stuff. Put your logo in the hands of your future customer and they will remember you.
  • Have Fun! You’re out of the office, seeding the pipelines with qualified relationships, and meeting your next business partner in person! What’s better than that?

Sponsors are permitted to hold raffles, grand prizes and the like only with advanced approval from Show Management. Please contact your Account Manager to discuss and ensure compliance with local, venue, and show management regulations.

As a service to sponsors, Digital Summit has secured extensive supplier discounts for any promotional items (pens, tee-shirts, general giveaways, etc.) to elevate your onsite & year-round branding and ROI. Contact your Account Manager for information or use the link below to contact Swagchimp directly. Be sure to reference your Digital Summit sponsorship to receive special rates.

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