Sponsorship Opportunities

More than 3,000 participants gather for the Congress of Cities & Exposition Conference every fall, this year in Austin, TX. Sponsoring during the four days of networking and learning at the conference will provide excellent brand visibility and demonstrate your commitment to the nation’s cities and towns.

  • Reinforce your company's name and create brand awareness with the nation's top political government decision makers
  • Build credibility for products and services within a group of highly networked elected and career officials
  • Enhance your corporate image by sponsoring a nationally-recognized and respected organization
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    • 6 Complimentary Conference Registrations
    • 6 Invitations to the Board of Directors Reception & Dinner
    • 6 Invitations to the Austin Closing Reception 
    • 1 10x10 Complimentary Exhibit Booth
    • 1 Bag Insert (subject to approval)
    • Prominent logo recognition and link on the NLC website
    • Prominent logo recognition in the conference program book
    • 1 Complimentary full page color ad in the conference program book 
    • Prominent logo recognition on-site at the the conference
    • Pre- and post- conference attendee list with names and addresses for networking
    • Verbal recognition of sponsorship at Board of Directors Reception
    • Prominent logo recognition in pre-conference alerts
    • Prominent logo recognition in sponsor slide show at each conference-wide general session

    Opening Reception - Exhibit Hall 

    Wednesday, November 19
    The Opening Reception is a great way to make a first impression on conference attendees. Sponsor the reception in the Expo Hall and receive all the benefits of a Benefactor sponsor, plus:

    • Welcoming remarks from an NLC Officer and/or Executive Director 
    • A minimum of two signs thanking your company placed at the entrances 
    • One (100) hundred drink tickets to be distributed by greeters at the door or in your booth
    • Placement of literature during the event
    • Recognition of your reception sponsorship in the conference program guide in conjunction with the event listing

    Delegates Luncheon

    Saturday, November 22
    The Delegates Luncheon is the only plated meal for all attendees. Sponsor the luncheon and receive all the benefits of a Benefactor sponsor, plus:

    • Priority seating at the luncheon
    • A sign thanking your company placed at the entrances 
    • Special thanks for your sponsorship at the start of the luncheon 
    • Opportunity of introductory comments (5 minutes or less) 
    • Placement of literature or give-away at each place setting/chair 
    • Recognition of your luncheon sponsorship in the conference program guide in conjunction with the event listing