ALA Play Sponsor Information

 

SPONSORSHIP INFO FOR GAMERT ALAPLAY AT ALA ANNUAL 2021

The application period is open until June 9th, 2021. GameRT will follow-up with applicants by June 12th, 2021. All accepted participants must confirm their attendance by June 16th, 2021.

What is ALA Play, and why your game should be there.

ALAPlay is an opportunity for the gaming industry to connect with library staff to network, demo games, and offer training materials on using games in library programming. ALA Annual 2021 is virtual, so ALAPlay will take place via Zoom as a 3-hour event on Friday, June 25th, 2021 from 6p - 9p Central. GameRT will seek three main Sponsors and 6-12 Supporters for this event. The cost of sponsorship (Sponsor level) is $200 USD. There is no cost for the Supporter level.
 

 

SPONSOR LEVEL ($200)

  • ALAPlay Sponsors will have a dedicated breakout room during the event where they can run demos, share information, and network with attendees. Sponsors are welcome to schedule demos in their breakout room for the duration of the program. Sponsors are welcome to invite attendees to outside game spaces (such as Board Game Arena, Tabletop Simulator, etc.), but must recognize that not all attendees will have existing accounts to such spaces, so utilizing the breakout room will be important.
  • GameRT will post write-ups on the GameRT blog to spotlight ALAPlay Sponsors prior to the event with links to the Sponsors' websites and social media, including a logo. GameRT will promote the event and the Sponsors on GameRT social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Discord. If Sponsors provide digital handouts, GameRT will create a shareable folder with ALAPlay handouts that are shared with the GameRT community. These publishers will be listed in the main event description.
  • GameRT will write a follow-up blog post about the ALAPlay event with links to all Sponsors (logos, blurb, links) and Supporters (links), as well as a link to the Sponsor handouts folder.

SUPPORTER LEVEL (Free)

  • GameRT will also host a fourth breakout room where six additional Supporter Level publishers can select free 25-minute time blocks to promote their games (we reserve the option to open an additional room for 6 more publishers depending on interest). Supporters will be strictly limited to 25 minutes for demos and information sharing.
  • GameRT will post a schedule of Supporters on the GameRT blog prior to the event with links to the publisher websites and social media. These publishers will also be listed on a schedule linked in the main event description.
  • GameRT will write a follow-up blog post about the ALAPlay event with links to all Sponsors (logos, blurb, links) and Supporters (links), as well as a link to the Sponsor handouts folder. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
GameRT recommends publishers bring two staff members to this event in order to have one person in the breakout room and one person who can be in the main room to encourage attendees to check out your breakout room.
Sponsors and Supporters are responsible for creating their own shareable forms to solicit newsletter/email subscribers.

Sponsorship fees help GameRT continue to offer programming and resources to librarians interested in games and gaming in libraries.

The application period is open until June 9th, 2021. GameRT will follow-up with applicants by June 12th, 2021. All accepted participants must confirm their attendance by June 16th, 2021.

Apply to Sponsor ALA Play 2021