PowerUp Conference

September 21-24, 2014
Hyatt Regency Savannah
Savannah, GA

Sponsor the 2014 PowerUp Conference!  Approximately 250 electric cooperative executive assistants and office professionals attend PowerUp to learn about the latest tools and resources and to network with their peers.  To participate as a PowerUp ‘14 Conference sponsor, review the opportunities below and choose the sponsorship that best fits your company, complete and submit the online commitment form.

Become a Sponsor!

Commitment Deadlines and Availability
Given production schedules for publications, signage and other sponsorship acknowledgements, it is extremely important to adhere to the deadlines. Advertising acknowledgements in RE Magazine are contingent upon receipt of written sponsorship commitment, relative to advertising production deadlines for each issue.

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.

General Sponsorship Benefits
  • Maximize your networking potential with a tabletop or 10’ pop-up display in a high traffic location throughout the conference.
  • A representative from your company will be invited to participate in the “Parade of Sponsors.” Each sponsor will have an opportunity to briefly introduce themselves and their company from the podium during one of the conference general sessions.
  • Your company will be listed as a sponsor on the 2014 PowerUp Mobile App, which includes your logo, a hyperlink to your website and your contact information. We must receive your completed sponsorship commitment form, vector logo and payment by August 22, 2014.
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor on a rolling PowerPoint presentation during the breaks, and on signage near the registration area.
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor in the PowerUp ’14 Conference brochure.  We must receive your completed sponsorship commitment form, vector logo and payment by June 10, 2014
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor in the PowerUp ’14 Conference Onsite Program Guide.  We must receive your completed sponsorship commitment form, vector logo and payment by August 22, 2014.

2014 Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Step Smart Challenge Sponsorship [SOLD!]

    Sponsorship Cost: Actual Cost ($22,500 estimate)

    Benefits include:

    • Your company logo will appear on the FIT BIT that will be provided to each conference attendee
    • Your company will receive three (3) complimentary registration per location to the INTERACT'14 Conference
    • Your company representative will be invited to explain the STEP SMART CHALLENGE from the podium
    • Your company representative will be invited to announce the prize winners from the podium
  • Closing General Session Keynote Speaker- Todd Henry, author, entrepreneur and founder, Accidental Creative

    Wednesday, September 25 (9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.)
    Sponsorship Cost: $15,000 – One (1) Available
    Benefits include:

    • Your company will receive three (3) complimentary registrations to the PowerUp ’14 Conference.
    • Invitation to introduce the Closing General Session speaker, Todd Henry.
    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Closing General Session speaker with signage at the event entrance.

    Todd is the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams generate brilliant ideas. He regularly speaks and consults with companies, both large and small, about how to develop practices and systems that lead to everyday brilliance. Todd’s work has been featured by Fast Company, Fortune, Forbes, HBR.org, US News & World Report, and many other major media outlets. Todd’s presentation on Passion for Work (Life) asks: are you building a body of work you can be proud of? When you channel a passion for work into something useful to others, the world around you changes. In this talk, you will learn a practical process for identifying personal and organizational passion areas, and a framework for applying them to the work you're already doing. Additionally, you'll understand why so many people and teams get stuck in a place of mediocrity, and how to avoid these common ruts and pitfalls so that you can unleash your best work

  • Networking Luncheon [SOLD!]

    Monday, September 22 (11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.)
    Sponsorship Cost: Actual Cost ($12,000 estimate) –
    Benefits include:

    • Your company will receive three (3) complimentary registrations to the PowerUp ’14 Conference.
    • Recognition as the sponsor of the PowerUp ’14 Networking Luncheon, with signage at the event entrance.  
    • Your company representative is invited to welcome conference attendees at the reception.
  • Riverboat Dinner Cruise

    Monday, September 22 (Boarding: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Cruising: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Co-Sponsorship Cost
    : $6,500 – One (1) Available, One (1) Sold
    Benefits include:

    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary registrations to the PowerUp ’14 Conference.
    • Recognition as a co-sponsor of the PowerUp ’14 Riverboat Dinner Cruise, with signage at the event entrance and food and beverage stations.
    • Your company representative is invited to welcome conference attendees as they board the riverboat.
  • Opening General Session Speaker, Candace Bertotti, Senior Master Trainer, VitalSmart

    Monday, September 22 (8:00-9:00a.m.)
    Sponsorship Cost:
    $6,500 – One (1) Available
    Benefits include:

    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary registrations to the PowerUp’14 Conference.
    • Invitation to introduce the Opening Speaker, Candace Bertotti, Senior Master Trainer, VitalSmart
    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Opening General Session speaker with signage at the event entrance.

    Explore the six sources of influence and how you can use them to affect real change in behaviors. A Master Certified Trainer in Crucial Conversations®, Crucial Confrontations® and Influencer Training™, Candace Bertotti provides fresh insight on conflict resolution, negotiation and interpersonal communication that will help you – and ultimately your co-op – increase effectiveness and achieve bottom-line results. Explore the six sources of influence and how you can use them to affect real change in behaviors. A Master Certified Trainer in Crucial Conversations®, Crucial Confrontations® and Influencer Training™, Candace Bertotti provides fresh insight on conflict resolution, negotiation and interpersonal communication that will help you – and ultimately your co-op – increase effectiveness and achieve bottom-line results.

  • Mobile App [SOLD!]

    Sponsorship Cost: $5,000
    Benefits include:

    • This app will be downloaded and used by PowerUp ’14 Conference attendees throughout the event, and into the future
    • Your company will receive the full splash page add for the app (Requirements: high-resolution EPS file with a transparent background)
    • Your company will receive a sponsored custom menu item
    • Your company will receive a promoted post and one push alert per day
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary registration to the PowerUp ’14 Conference
    • Your company will be featured as the sponsor for this event on the mobile app
  • Ice Cream Refreshment Break [SOLD!]

    Monday, September 23 (2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) 
    Sponsorship Cost: $5,000
    Benefits include:

    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary registrations to the PowerUp ’14 Conference. 
    • Recognition as the sponsor of the PowerUp ’14 Ice Cream Refreshment Break (complete with ice cream and assorted toppings), with signage at ice cream stations.
  • Live from PowerUp Sponsorship

    Sponsorship Cost: $5,000 – Two (2) Available
    Benefits include:

    • Your company will be recognized as an official sponsor of the Live from PowerUp streaming. Your logo will be placed on a rotating footer at the bottom of the viewing platform for the duration of the event and up to 60 days after.
    • Your company will be recognized in a rolling PowerPoint played before and in between each session.
    • Your company will be acknowledged from the floor at the in-person conference.
    • Your company may submit up to two pieces of collateral to be placed in the viewing audiences “briefcase” of materials for download for the duration of the event and up to 60 days after.
    • Your company may submit a 60 second video to be played as part of the welcome for the online audience.
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary registration to the PowerUp ’14 Conference
    • Your company will be recognized on print and e-blast materials distributed to the participating online and in-person audience.

    Live from PowerUp is a program in which NRECA will be streaming live presentations from the in-person PowerUp Conference in Savannah, GA over the Internet. You’ll be able to tune in live to PowerUp as it happens.  As these conference presentations are streamed, the online participants can ask the presenters questions and take part in group discussions.  There will be approximately 10 hours of live, interactive sessions over the course of 3 days.  In the 2013 complimentary pilot-version of the Live from PowerUp program, we had over 200 registrants. The registrants for the in-person PowerUp conference will also have access to the online platform for 60 days after the conference. On average, we have about 230 registrants for the in-person conference.

  • Meet & Mingle Happy Hour

    Sunday, September 21 (5:30p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)
    Sponsorship Cost:
    $5,000 - One (1) Available
    Benefits include:

    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary registration to the PowerUp '14 Conference.
    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Meet & Mingle Happy Hour with signage at the event entrance.
  • Conference Bag [SOLD!]

    Sponsorship Cost: $4,500
    Benefits include:

    • Your company will receive one (1) complimentary registration to the PowerUp ’14 Conference. 
    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Conference Bag with signage throughout the event
  • Continental Breakfast

    Monday, September 22, Tuesday, September 23, and Wednesday, September 24 (7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.)
    Sponsorship Cost:
    $4, 500 – Three (3) Available
    Benefits include:

    • Your company will receive one (1) complimentary registration to the PowerUp ’14 Conference.
    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Continental Breakfast on the day of your choosing, with signage at food and beverage stations. 
  • Live from PowerUp PowerPack Sponsor [SOLD!]

    Sponsorship Cost:  $3,500
    Benefits include:

    • Live from PowerUp registrants will receive items to help make their viewing easier and more productive. Items will include your company logo, where applicable, and serve as a constant reminder of your company.
    • Your company will receive one (1) complimentary registration to the PowerUp ’14 Conference
    • Ideas for PowerPak items include: small tote, ear buds, small notebook and pen, luggage tag (in hopes they attend in-person next year)
    • Your company will be recognized in a rolling PowerPoint played before and in between each session.
    • Your company may submit one piece of collateral to be placed in the viewing audiences “briefcase” of materials for download for the duration of the event and up to 60 days after.
    • Your company will be recognized on print and e-blast materials distributed to the participating online and in-person audience.

    Live from PowerUp is a program in which NRECA will be streaming live presentations from the in-person PowerUp Conference in Savannah, GA over the Internet. You’ll be able to tune in live to PowerUp as it happens.  As these conference presentations are streamed, the online participants can ask the presenters questions and take part in group discussions.  There will be approximately 10 hours of live, interactive sessions over the course of 3 days.  In the 2013 complimentary pilot-version of the Live from PowerUp program, we had over 200 registrants. The registrants for the in-person PowerUp conference will also have access to the online platform for 60 days after the conference. On average, we have about 230 registrants for the in-person conference.

  • Networking Sponsorship

    Sponsorship Cost: $3,000 – Nine (9) available, One (1) SOLD
    Benefits include:

    • Your company will receive one (1) complimentary registration to the PowerUp ’14 Conference. 
    • Your company will be recognized as an official Networking Sponsor of PowerUp ‘14 with signage throughout the event.

Become a Sponsor!

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.