PowerUp Conference

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October 2-5, 2016
Sheraton New Orleans, Louisiana

PowerUp is the premier annual conference for over 300 co-op executive and administrative professionals. It is comprised of three-and-a-half days of workshops, general sessions, networking events, technical and skill building breakout sessions, and regional roundtable discussion sessions. This group has direct access to co-op managers, CEOs and members of the board. They come to PowerUp to equip themselves with the skills needed to facilitate the overall operations of their co-ops.

  • General Sponsorship Benefits

    • A listing on the 2016 PowerUp Conference pages on NRECA.coop and Cooperative.com
    • A listing on the 2016 PowerUp Conference mobile app, including a hyperlink to your website, contact information, logo, and a company description
    • Company logo included on the “Thank You to Our Sponsors” page in the on-site program guide. Completed sponsorship commitment form must be received by Friday, September 9, 2016
    • Conference attendee list. Conference attendee lists will be distributed to paid sponsors weekly for the three weeks preceding the event and one week following the conclusion of the event
    • A tabletop display in a high traffic location for the length of the conference
    • Company logo on printed and online program materials; contingent on production deadlines and payment
  • Commitment Deadlines and Availability

    Given production schedules for publications, signage and other sponsorship acknowledgements, it is extremely important to adhere to posted deadlines.

    While we will make every effort to provide sponsorship benefits as described here, the final details of sponsorships are subject to change. In the event that a sponsorship benefit becomes unavailable, services or products of equal or greater value will be provided. Sponsors will be notified of any changes.

  • Thanks to our sponsors of the 2016 PowerUp Conference!

Become a Sponsor!

Please contact Stephanie Harbrecht, (703) 907-5830, Stephanie.Harbrecht@nreca.coop with specific sponsorship questions.

2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

  • General Session Speaker, Day-One: Holly Hoffman; Never Give Up – The Survivor Way

    Sponsorship Cost: $9,500
    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Opening General Session Keynote Speaker with signage at the event entrance
    • Invitation to introduce your company (up to five minutes) and the Keynote Speaker
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary conference registrations
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits

    Holly Hoffman; Author of “Your Winner Within”

    An accomplished motivational speaker and the author of Your Winner Within, Holly acknowledges that life is made up of challenges, and we are oftentimes faced with situations that seem insurmountable. But within each of us is an ability to focus our thoughts, emotions, and energy to succeed—if only we have the knowledge, tools, and discipline to do so.

    Born and raised in Eureka, South Dakota, Holly Hoffman was a participant on Season 21 of CBS' hit reality show "Survivor Nicaragua". That experience, and others throughout her life, inspired Holly to share her message of positivity, determination and confidence with business leaders, teachers, and students across the nation.

    Today, Holly travels across the country, speaking to schools and universities, healthcare organizations, women's organizations, community leaders and business professionals, inspiring audiences to take opportunities and focus on attitude, determination, confidence, desire, faith, and perseverance.

     
  • General Session Speaker, Day-Two: Jonathan Mann, The Power of Daily Creativity

    Sponsorship Cost: $8,500
    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Day-Two General Session Speaker with signage at the event entrance
    • Invitation to introduce your company (up to five minutes) and the Keynote Speaker
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary conference registrations
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits

    Jonathan Mann is the Guinness World Record holder for most consecutive songs written. He's been writing and releasing a song day for over 7 years. From penning a rock opera based on the Super Mario Bros. to recording a song that made Steve Jobs dance on stage at an Apple event, Jonathan Mann’s career has taken him in many incredible and unexpected directions.

    Over the course of this journey writing and recording a new song every single day, he’s developed a unique ability to turn any topic or situation into a song. He’s also learned first-hand what it means to be creative on demand, and he’ll surprise and delight you with his stories from the front lines of online content creation.

    Jonathan has spoken and performed all around the world and composed original songs for AirBnB, American Express, Movado and Apple. He was interviewed and performed live on the Rachel Maddow Show, the Anderson Cooper Show and at TEDMED. Steve Jobs used one of Jonathan's songs to open a press conference, saying that he "couldn't help but want to share it."

  • General Session Speaker, Day-Three: Steve Gross, Superpowers for Success in Business & Life

    Sponsorship Cost: $7,500
    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Closing General Session Speaker with signage at the event entrance
    • Invitation to introduce your company (up to five minutes) and the Keynote Speaker
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary conference registrations
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits

    Steve is the Founder and Chief Playmaker of the Life is good Playmakers, a 501(c)(3) public charity. He has devoted his career to the service of our most vulnerable children. A pioneer in utilizing exuberant, joyful play to promote resiliency in children and their caregivers, and a leader in the field of psychological trauma response, Gross is committed to the healthy development of children facing the most challenging circumstances.

    The Life is good Playmakers use the power of play to build healing, life-changing relationships with the children in their care. This foundation of playfulness allows children to engage the world with passion and joy while giving them the courage and creativity to see possibilities and solutions in the face of adversity.

    Steve's talents have been called upon to respond to some of the greatest catastrophes of our time, including the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, and the 2012 Newtown school shooting. At the heart of his work, Steve helps others access their own playfulness so that they can build resilience and bring greater joy, connection, courage and creativity to their work and their lives.

  • Networking Luncheon - SOLD to CFC!

    Monday, October 3, 2016
    Sponsorship Cost: Actual Cost ($12,000 estimate)
    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Networking Luncheon with signage at the event entrance
    • Invitation to welcome conference attendees at the Luncheon
    • Your company will receive three (3) complimentary conference registrations
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits
  • Night Out at Pat O’Brien’s on the River

    Monday, October 3, 2016
    Sponsorship Cost: $10,000; One (1) sold; One (1) available 
    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Pat O’Brien’s on the River with signage at the event
    • Invitation to welcome conference attendees at the beginning of the night
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary conference registrations
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits
  • Conference Mobile App – SOLD to SEDC!

    Sponsorship Cost: $5,000
    Benefits include:

    • Your company will be recognized as the sponsor of the PowerUp Conference Mobile App downloaded by attendees to use throughout the event and into the future
    • Your company will receive a custom menu item
    • Your company will receive a promoted post and one push alert per day; content provided by sponsor (Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2016; content subject to NRECA’s approval)
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary conference registrations
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits
  • Continental Breakfast Sponsorship

    Monday, October 3; Tuesday, October 4; or Wednesday, October 5
    Sponsorship Cost: $4,500 (per day)
    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Continental Breakfasts on your day of choice with signage at the breakfast stations
    • Your company will receive one (1) complimentary conference registration
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits
  • Conference Bag Sponsorship – SOLD to NISC!

    Sponsorship Cost: $4,000
    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Conference Bag that will be handed out at Registration with signage throughout the event
    • Your company will receive one (1) complimentary conference registration
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits
  • Refreshment Break Sponsorship

    Monday, October 3 (AM)
    Monday, October 3 (PM) - SOLD to Federated!
    Tuesday, October 4 (AM)
    Tuesday, October 4 (PM)

    Sponsorship Cost: $3,500 (per break)
    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Refreshment Breaks on your day of choice with signage at the refreshment stations
    • Your company will receive one (1) complimentary conference registrations
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits
  • Networking Sponsorship

    Sponsorship Cost: $3,000; Ten (10) available
    Benefits include:

    • Your company will be recognized as a Networking Sponsor of PowerUp '16 Conference
    • Your company will receive one (1) complimentary conference registration
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits

Have an idea for sponsorships?
If you have questions regarding a specific sponsorship or your company is interested in a personalized sponsorship opportunity, please call Stephanie Harbrecht at (703) 907-5830.