Become a Conference Sponsor

2ndAnnual Evaluating the Business Case for Smart Grid Investments
Orlando, Florida        October 20-21, 2011  

The Smart Grid Research Consortium is hosting the second annual conference devoted to addressing critical needs of electric cooperatives, municipal and other public utilities concerning smart grid planning and investment analysis. Electric cooperatives and public utilities provide 24 percent of total US electric sales and play a vital role in the country's electric infrastructure transformation.

Take this opportunity to sponsor the nation’s only conference developed to assist electric cooperatives, municipal and other public utilities address business and investment aspects of the smart grid

Why Sponsor?

  • The only smart grid conference with a “smart grid business case” theme designed specifically for electric coops, municipal and other public utilities
  • 98% of 2010 attendees “would recommend this conference to others”
  • More “motivated” utility attendees compared to general smart grid conferences
  • Incorporation of sponsor information and conference presentations in the Smart Grid Investment Resource Guide distributed to 1,000+ utility executives in January 2012
  • Organized by the Smart Grid Research Consortium, the only independent utility consortium established to assist in the evaluation of smart grid investments

Special Sponsor Bonus: Company promotional information for Gold and Silver sponsors will be included in the forthcoming 2012 Smart Grid Investment Analysis Resource Guide (Publication date: January 2012) distributed to over 1,000 utility executives and available for free on the Consortium Web site. Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsor logos and recognition along with sponsorship level will be included in the Guide. 2011 Conference proceedings, including all sponsor presentations, will also be included in the 2012 Guide.

Who Should Sponsor:

  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Software providers
  • Communications companies
  • Other smart grid vendors

Conference Topics: The program covers smart grid application areas from the substation, through feeders, to meters and inside customer premises. General program areas include:

  • AMI/smart meter applications
  • Communications
  • Distribution automation
  • Customer technologies
  • Customer engagement and programs
  • IT/meter data management, and
  • Security
  • Evaluating smart grid investment
  • Managing the smart grid transition
Check back to see a more detailed agenda.

See the Conference page for a more detailed description of the conference.

Who Will Attend the Conference? The Smart Grid Conference is open to all interested parties and designed to provide insights and promote discussion on issues of immediate interest to electric cooperatives, municipal and other public utilities in evaluating smart grid investments, investment options and investment strategies. Targeted attendees include:

  • Utility executives and managers responsible for making smart grid investment decisions
  • Utility managers and staff responsible for identifying, estimating and documenting smart grid costs and benefits
  • Utility executives, managers and staff who want to gain a better understanding of how the smart grid transformation will change utility operations including asset management, IT, resource planning, distribution/substation engineering, rates, customer service and other utility functions
  • Individuals from government agencies, regulators, system integrators and other industry participants

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Gold Sponsor - $8,500

  • Recognition in the program and on signage as a reception co-host (October 20)
  • Banner with logo hanging in main Conference meeting room throughout the meeting
  • Two-page company profile in Conference program
  • Four sponsor organization complimentary registrations
  • Six utility-guest complimentary registrations
  • One exhibit space (10' x 8' booth space, 6' table and 2 chairs; exhibits are located in the Atrium and surround all breakfast and break buffets)
  • Logo displayed on Conference signage, website (with company link), program and Smart Grid Investment Analysis Guide along with recognition of sponsorship level.
  • Four pages of company promotional material in the the 2012 Smart Grid Investment Analysis Guide (publication date: January 2012)
  • Your company's presentation included in the 2011 Conference proceedings which will be published in the 2012 Smart Grid Investment Analysis Guide.
  • Distribution of company material in totes
  • A Web page designed by your company on our Consortium Web site

Silver Sponsor - $5,500

  • One-page company profile in Conference program
  • Three sponsor organization complimentary registrations
  • Three utility-guest complimentary registrations
  • One exhibit space (10' x 8' booth space, 6' table and 2 chairs; exhibits are located in the Atrium and surround all breakfast and break buffets)
  • Logo displayed on Conference signage, website (with company link), program and Smart Grid Investment Analysis Guide along with recognition of sponsorship level.
  • Two pages of company promotional material in the the 2012 Smart Grid Investment Analysis Guide (publication date: January 2012)
  • Your company's presentation included in the 2011 Conference proceedings which will be published in the 2012 Smart Grid Investment Analysis Guide.
  • Distribution of company material in totes
  • A Web page designed by your company on our Consortium Web site

Bronze Sponsor - $3,500

  • Two sponsor organization complimentary registrations
  • One exhibit space (10' x 8' booth space, 6' table and 2 chairs; exhibits are located in the Atrium and surround all breakfast and break buffets)
  • Logo displayed on Conference signage, website (with company link), program and Smart Grid Investment Analysis Guide along with recognition of sponsorship level.
  • Your company's presentation included in the 2011 Conference proceedings which will be published in the 2012 Smart Grid Investment Analysis Guide (publication date: January 2012).

Coffee Break Sponsor (3 available) - $2,000 each
Recognition in the program and with signage in the buffet area

Breakfast Sponsor (2 available) - $2,500 each
Recognition in the program and with signage in the buffet area

Luncheon Sponsor (2 available) - $4,000 each
Recognition in the program and with signage in the buffet area and on tables in the luncheon ballroom; each luncheon will have a keynote speaker (selected in concert with the luncheon sponsor) with the sponsor's logo attached to the speaker podium

Name Badge Lanyards with Logo (1 available) - $1,500 each

Totes with Logo (1 available) - $2,000

Notebook with Logo (1 available) - $1,500

Media Sponsorship Media Sponsors will receive one complimentary registration to the conference, one two-page promotional piece in the program, your logo displayed on Conference signage, and Conference website (with site link), a Web page designed by your company on our Consortium Web site and handouts included in attendee registration materials. Media sponsors will provide one email blast promoting the conference to their subscriber list at an agreed upon date.

Download Sponsorship Details and Agreement

For additional sponsorship information, contact:

Jerry Jackson, Ph.D.
Leader, Smart Grid Research Consortium
37 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 500
Orlando, Fl 32801
979-204-7821
www.smartgridresearchconsortium.org
jjackson@smartgridresearchconsortium.org