Sponsorship Opportunities

yalsa's young adult literature symposium

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Join YALSA for the Young Adult Services Symposium, Nov. 6-8, 2015 in Portland, OR at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower.

Over the course of three days, librarians and educators will attend educational sessions and paper presentations on the dynamic and growing field of young adult services and enjoy receptions and one-on-one interactions with popular young adult authors. YALSA will also offer three mini forums, a luncheon, and a reception, all of which will require additional registration. The symposium is sponsored in part by the William C. Morris Endowment. The 2015 theme is Bringing it All Together: Connecting Libraries, Teens & Communities.

To discuss the any of the following options in more detail, or for additional information about ways to team up with YALSA at the Young Adult Literature Symposium, please contact Beth Yoke, Executive Director at 312.280.4391 or byoke@ala.org.

In addition, you can reach symposium attendees with an ad in the symposium program book or by sponsoring an email blast to symposium registrants. To learn more, see our media kit (PDF) or contact Bill Spilman, YALSA's advertising representative, at bill@innovativemediasolutions.com. Learn more about other sponsorship opportunities with YALSA.

Pre-Conference Luncheon & Hospitality — $1,500

Be the first to welcome and interact with the attendees! Treat the attendees of the preconference to food and beverage hospitality through this exclusive sponsorship.  Registrants will enjoy continental breakfast; mid-morning coffee and snack break; and an afternoon beverage and snack break. Your generosity, name, and logo will be on display throughout!

Sponsor receives:

  • Public thank-you in workshop meal/break announcements
  • Opportunity to make a brief welcome announcement during the luncheon
  • Opportunity to distribute or display your organization’s product information or catalogs
  • Opportunity to network with attendees
  • Logo on signage and in program book
  • Logo and link to sponsor’s Web site from Symposium web site
  • Complimentary registration for one members of your organization
  • A subscription to YALSA’s award-winning quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services

Friday Night Networking Cocktail Reception — $5,000 — HarperCollins Publishers 

Be the first to meet and greet YALSA attendees! The Friday night networking reception kicks off the Symposium with cocktails, mingling and great conversation. 

Sponsor receives:

  • Logo recognition on signage at the event
  • Opportunities for members of the organization to network with attendees
  • Opportunity to display product information or catalogs from organization
  • Complimentary registration for two members of your organization
  • A subscription to YALSA’s award winning quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services
  • Link to your organization’s web site from the symposium web site

Saturday Evening Book Blitz — $8,000

Immediately following the educational programming on Saturday, attendees line up eagerly to be admitted to the Blitz where they can score free books and rub elbows with dozens of authors  Make sure your titles and authors stand out from the crows with this sponsorship  Hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, and soft drinks served (at least one drink ticket per registrant). 

Sponsor receives:

  • Logo on book bag distributed at event  The bags will be used long after the Symposium in cities and schools all over the U.S., ensuring your sponsorship will have an impact far beyond Portland!
  • Feature page on Symposium web site and in program book highlighting your authors and titles
  • Access to the e mail list of conference registrants
  • Public thank-you in announcements
  • Opportunity to make a brief welcome announcement during the reception
  • Opportunity to display your organization’s product information or catalogs
  • Opportunity to network with attendees
  • Logo on signage and in program book
  • Logo and link to sponsor’s Web site from Symposium web site
  • Complimentary registration for two members of your organization
  • A subscription to YALSA’s award winning quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services

Official Symposium Attendee Bag — $5,000

Each Symposium attendee will receive an attractive bag imprinted with your logo and the Symposium logo. Conferees will use these bags throughout the event to carry their Program Books and session handouts. The bags will continue to be used long after the Symposium in cities and schools all over North America, ensuring that your sponsorship will have an impact far beyond Portland!

Sponsor receives:

  • Logo on each attendee bag (bags provided by YALSA)
  • Opportunity to include product information or catalogs in the bag
  • Complimentary registration for two members of your organization
  • A subscription to YALSA’s award winning quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services
  • Link to your organization’s web site from the symposium web site

Continental Breakfast (two available) — $5,000 each

Provide attendees with a continental breakfast prior to the days’ sessions (breakfast opportunities available Saturday and Sunday). Representatives of your organization have the opportunity to network with the YALSA attendees.

Sponsor receives:

  • Logo recognition on signage at the Breakfast
  • Opportunities for members of your organization to network with attendees
  • Opportunity to display your product information or catalogs
  • Complimentary registration for two members of your organization
  • A subscription to YALSA’s award winning quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services
  • Link to your organization’s web site from the symposium web site

Coffee Breaks (three available) — $3,000 each

Provide beverages and networking opportunities to Symposium attendees between Symposium sessions.  (30 minutes)

Sponsor receives:

  • Logo in program and on signs displayed at beverage stations
  • Opportunities for members of your organization to network with attendees
  • Opportunity to display your product information or catalogs
  • Complimentary registration for one member of your organization
  • A subscription to YALSA’s award winning quarterly journal, Young Adult Library Services
  • Link to your organization’s web site from the symposium web site

Official Symposium Pad/Pen Set — $3,000

Provide each conferee with a set of materials for note taking: pad and pen with the Symposium logo and your company’s logo. This practical amenity is sure to be used, and is the perfect way to promote your organization.

Sponsor receives:

  • Logo on pads and pens
  • Distribution to all attendees with registration materials
  • 50 sets for sponsor’s own use
  • Link to your organization’s web site from the symposium web site
  • Logo in Symposium Program Book

Official Symposium Badge Holder/Neck Cord Wallet — $2,000 Sponsored by Macmillan 

These badge holders are keepers! Two compartments can hold a hotel key, money, or personal valuables, in addition to the Symposium name badge. Sponsoring this item will give your company high visibility—every attendee will be wearing it, displaying your logo and the Symposium logo throughout the Symposium and many will use it at future events. 

Sponsor receives:

  • Logo on each badge holder (badge holder provided by YALSA)
  • Distribution to all attendees with registration materials
  • Link to your organization’s web site from the symposium web site
  • Logo in Symposium Program Book

Message Center — $500 Sponsored by NetGalley

This is a very affordable yet highly visible sponsorship opportunity. The message center, with your company’s logo prominently displayed, is located in the registration area throughout the Symposium. Here, conferees leave notes for each other and find each other. It’s a low-tech but irreplaceable communications tool for attendees!

Sponsor receives:

  • Logo displayed on message center
  • Link on symposium web site and in program

Author Participation   —  in-kind

YALSA’s Program Officer for Conferences & Events is happy to work with publishers to feature authors at the symposium.  Opportunities include a Book Blitz, panel presentations and keynoters for Sat. and a Sun. lunches.  Please contact Nichole  O’Connor at noconnor@ala.org or 312.280.4387.  Additional ideas for author participation are welcome.  This is an especially great opportunity for any authors you may have in the local area.