Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

SHRM offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities, providing a level to meet every budget! Aligning a sponsorship with your brand forges awareness of your business, can be custom designed to meet your marketing goals and give your company additional exposure to over 1,500 HR professionals and decision makers that participate at INCLUSION 2020.

For further information about sponsorship opportunities contact us at exhibits@shrm.org

Speaking Opportunities & Presentations

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Sponsored Concurrent Sessions
3 of 3 Available
$15,000
Looking to reach your audience outside of the INCLUSION Marketplace Hall? We are offering exhibitors the ability to craft their own session and present to conference attendees in a concurrent session room. Limited slots available.

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General Session
4 of 4 Available
$10,000
Get attendees' attention with this full INCLUSION Marketplace experience to be the exclusive sponsor of the general session's that reach over 1,500 guests. This opportunity also includes 5 VIP seats during the session, recognition of the Sponsor’s delegation from the podium and prominent display of Sponsor’s logo at the general session.

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Crowdsourced Attendee Session
1 of 1 Available
$10,000
Opportunity to co-host attendee inspired session! This unique session will give attendees the opportunity to shape content based on what they want to learn/take away from Inclusion. Be part of this unique sponsorship opportunity.

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Open-Mic Session
3 of 3 Available
$8,500
Similar to a true open mic night, this format would entail bringing attendees to the front of the room to ask fellow attendees direct questions; “I need help with…” Sponsor can provide 1-2 minute introduction and participate as the facilitator.

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Sponsored Tracks
3 of 3 Available
$8,500
Content tracks for intended audiences: beginner, intermediate, senior-level. Sponsor can introduce each session of the dedicated sponsored track for a 1-2 minute introduction.

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Cohort Experience
6 of 6 Available
$3,500
Adding more purposeful networking with an experience within an experience, attendees from the same industry will gather in our INCLUSION Marketplace in our Cohort Nooks for dedicated programming surrounding popular industry topics.

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Smart Stage
6 of 6 Available
$5,000
Grab two slots a day at the Smart Stage Series located in the exhibition hall. This series provides relevant, topical information in 18-minute bursts of highly engaging content.
Networking & Events

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Offsite Event
2 of 2 Available
$40,000
Don’t miss the chance to have your company recognized live, on the stage. VIP tickets and seating, special backstage passes and much more! This is the perfect opportunity for co-hosting one of SHRM’s favorite attendee events. This is a co-sponsored opportunity (can also be exclusive, email for details).

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Grand Opening Reception (Pub Crawl)
4 of 4 Available
$5,000
Start the experience out with a bang at our Grand Opening Reception by hosting your own bar at your booth with bartenders in branded shirts serving beverages from our Pub Crawl selection menu. You will receive branded cocktail napkins and floor signs, plus exclusive company logo on signage inside the INCLUSION Marketplace directing attendees to your booth.

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Grand Prize Drawing
1 of 1 Available
$10,000
Have an on-stage presence at Inclusion 2020 by announcing the winners of the Grand Prize Drawings. Welcome guests with a 2-3 minute introduction by one of your staff members and collect entry forms at YOUR booth.

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Offsite Lunch Voucher
3 of 3 Available
$8,500
As a lunch supporter, you’ll be a hero to all who will enjoy a quality luncheon between sessions. Sponsors can provide lunch vouchers from their booths to attendees who will be going offsite for lunch during the Tuesday lunch hour.

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Pop-Up
3 of 3 Available
$5,000
Surprise attendees with a customized pop up booth at the conference. For 1-1.5 hours your company will host a creative event such as a photo booth, ice cream stand, lemonade stand for our guests to enjoy.

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Coffee Break
2 of 2 Available
$3,500
Several opportunities are available for sponsorship—one morning coffee break held each day in the INCLUSION Marketplace on both Monday and Tuesday. Includes logo on all signage, napkins and coffee cup wraps.

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Refreshment Break
2 of 2 Available
$3,500
Increase your networking potential by sponsoring a beverage break in the INCLUSION Marketplace hall. The refreshment break sponsorship includes having your logo on coffee cups or napkins, plus booth number on park benches + floor signs during the Exhibit Hall Refreshment Break.
Brand Forward

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Shuttle Buses - Exclusive!
1 of 1 Available
$15,000
Attendees will be transported to and from the offsite workshops on conference shuttles.  The exclusive shuttle bus sponsor receives premier recognition, with company branding on a bus wrap and the opportunity to showcase two to three slides on video monitors.

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Relax & Recharge Lounge
1 of 1 Available
$10,000
The Relax & Recharge Lounge gives attendees a place to relax, recharge, and network in a heavily-trafficked area of the conference venue. Give attendees a space to charge their phone or network with fellow attendees.

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Badge Holders & Badge Preview Banner Ad
1 of 1 Available
$8,500
Brand the only item that attendees are required to wear, their names badges. This sponsorship offers exclusive branding of the conference name badges as well as a banner ad on the badge preview email sent to all registered attendees.

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Mothers Room
1 of 1 Available
$5,000
Exclusive opportunity to brand the mother’s room and provide comforts for nursing guests at the conference venue.
Digital

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Mobile App Exclusive
1 of 1 Available
$15,000
The one stop shop for attendees to get all information from Schedule, Sessions, Speakers, and Exhibitors. Put your company's logo recognition on the welcome page of the Conference App. You will also receive a Company banner ad on the home/landing page.

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Attendee White Paper Email
3 of 3 Available
$8,500
Sponsor one of the pre-show emails which are sent to all registered attendees. Sponsor benefits include sponsor "white paper" content (created by the sponsor company)

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Wi-Fi Splash
1 of 1 Available
$5,000
Without a network, how can we network? As the exclusive sponsor you are able to reach thousands of visitors and provide company recognition by making the Wi-Fi password your company name.

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Mobile App Splash Page
1 of 1 Available
$5,000
Sponsor the first thing attendees view when opening the mobile app. In addition to the splash page, sponsors also receive an opportunity to create a rotating banner for the app.

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Mobile App Banner Ads
4 of 4 Available
$3,500
Sponsor one of the rotating banner ads on the official mobile app.
Communications

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Track Event Guide
3 of 3 Available
$8,500
This year's meeting will give attendees to select sessions based on educational tracks. Build your brand awareness with a 4-color ad on the inside of the Back Cover of the Exhibitor & Sponsor Resource Guide. Your advertisement in this program is sure to be seen by attendees as they use the guide each day.

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White Paper
15 of 15 Available
$500
Whitepapers will be featured on the Inclusion website 30 days prior to the show and be available until at least 30 days post-show.

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Spotlight on Exhibitor
3 of 3 Available
$1,500
Interested in getting your name and brand information out to attendees pre conference? With our spotlight on Exhibitors post, we offer a one on one SHRM to exhibitor Q&A session. This spotlight will be published on the SHRM Blog making a social media impression before the INCLUSION Marketplace doors open.
Promotional Opportunities

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Push Notifications
5 of 5 Available
$500
Get your message in front of attendees by taking advantage of the mobile app’s push notifications. Sponsor will receive a push notification at the specific time of their choice each day (based on available time slots).  

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Exhibitor Passport
12 of 12 Available
$350
Increase visibility with our onsite passport game. Limited to 12 companies, attendees will be provided with a passport card upon registration check-in and after visiting each company booth on the card are entered to win up to $100 Gift Card.

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Pre - Show Attendee List
50 of 50 Available
$250
Send out a one-time direct mail piece to attendees prior to Inclusion 2020 No email or phone numbers provided.

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Post-Show Attendee List
50 of 50 Available
$350
Send out a one-time direct mail piece to attendees after the event. No email or phone numbers provided.

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Enhanced Digital Listing
50 of 50 Available
$250
Upgrade your online and mobile app description with enhanced features that further your company visibility. Include social media hashtags, URL and pdfs with this addtl' features.
Virtual Sponsorship Opportunities

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On-Demand Sponsor
1 of 1 Available
$20,000
Promote your organization to our virtual attendees who receive the information about the education event. Your logo and name are highly visible on every piece of information relating to the event and is listed as the premiere streaming sponsor.

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Sponsored Concurrent Session
3 of 3 Available
$15,000
Present your session virtually, take questions from attendees and showcase your brand all in one place.

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Event Gamification
3 of 3 Available
$12,500
Engage audiences with various online tools including live polls, session Q&A, surveys, session feedback, discussion board, and more

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Dance Break
1 of 1 Available
$8,500
Virtual dance party with a live DJ. Attendees can share photos of their personal dance party

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Virtual Product Launch Party
3 of 3 Available
$8,500
Host a virtual product launch party, allowing attendees to see a new product being brought to the HR World.

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Virtual Happy Hour
5 of 5 Available
$8,500
Take a note from our own book, sort of like the track groups, can get an invite to a specific happy hour to meet each other online

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Stretch & Connect Sponsor
3 of 3 Available
$5,000
Pose questions, upload documents, foster dialogue and create that important connection between you and our attendees. Along with a SHRM representative serving as a moderator, you’ll have the ability to host a 30-minute virtual coffee break in between concurrent sessions in a branded chat room.

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One on One Meetings
5 of 5 Available
$5,000
Allow attendees to book one-on-one meetings with up to two members of your sales team. Appointments will be available from October 19 - 21, 2020.

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Surprise & Delight
3 of 3 Available
$3,500
Surprise attendees with a custom giveaway! Your company will host a creative surprise giveaway such as a opportunity to win prizes throughout the event (ie, Fitbit, Wireless Earbuds, Complimentary Housing at Inclusion 2020)

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Rotating Banner Ad
4 of 4 Available
$1,500
Sponsor one of the rotating banner ads on the official virtual conference page.

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