2019 Event Sponsorship Details

 Why Exhibit with CTA?

The Corrections Technology Association (CTA) is a public, non-profit network of professionals actively involved in leveraging technology in the field of Corrections. The 2019 Technology Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona will mark the 20th consecutive year that correctional technology professionals gather to exchange valuable information with their peers and from leading business sponsors who serve the corrections community. Attendees come predominately from State or Provincial Corrections Departments, but in recent years an increasing number of large County and City correctional agencies have participated.

In 2018 CTA had a significant number of organizations represented including federal, state and county corrections as well as international participation. Generally, attendees are the primary technology “decision-makers” for their respective organizations, with many Chief Information Officers and IT Directors in attendance. The CTA Summit theme of “Technology Through the Sands of Time” promises to deliver a compelling program of topics and presentations to attract IT professionals from across North America. The focused makeup of attendees offers Sponsors an unparalleled opportunity to showcase their products and services, and to form lasting relationships with potential customers.

The CTA Executive Committee, recognizing the tremendous value that sponsors offer CTA attendees and treats sponsors as close business partners. Sponsors are invited to attend all sessions, lunches and receptions. Additionally, sponsors may volunteer to give a 50-minute presentation (described below), have the opportunity to host specific events and provide door prizes.

Available sponsorship categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver and First Time Sponsor

Sponsorship categories are for a single company, including subsidiaries. Sponsorships and booths cannot be shared by multiple companies.

All corporate sponsor attendees must be an employee of the organization that is sponsoring CTA. Other individuals that are either affiliated or in partnership with the corporate sponsor will need their own CTA sponsorship to attend.

No booth selections will be permitted without registration form and payment in full.


Sponsorship Levels and Rates

Platinum Sponsorship $8,000

The highest sponsorship level provides maximum exposure to Summit attendees:

• Tuesday – President’s Cocktail Reception – Invitation only to include Platinum – 8 to 9pm prior to Karaoke - NEW

• Exclusive opportunity to stand for election and serve as a business partner representative on the CTA Corporate Leadership Council for a 3-year term

• Interact Sponsor Card on Guidebook feed

• Opportunity to host a Technology Showcase presentation/demonstration of your company’s products

o During early registration period, Platinum Sponsors will have preferred slotting of the showcase

• Banner Ad in Guidebook

• Includes registration for up to five (5) attendees from your company

• Unlimited additional attendees from your company at the rate of $395/person

• Advance opportunity to select a booth location with completed registration form and full payment

• Opportunity to participate in an Exhibit Hall focused game

• Pre-Technology Summit (1 week prior) and Post Technology Summit (1 week after) attendee list

• Access to CTA private presentation meeting space during conference (subject to availability)

• Full-page advertisement in the Online Summit Program

• Logo on CTA’s website for 12 months following the Summit, with a link to your corporate web site

• Access to the CTA Survey results

Gold Sponsorship $5,000

• Opportunity to host a Technology Showcase presentation/demonstration of your company’s products

• Banner Ad in Guidebook

• Opportunity to participate in an Exhibit Hall focused game

• Includes registration for up to three (3) attendees from your company

• Two (2) additional attendees from your company at the rate of $395/person

• Pre-Technology Summit (1 week prior) and Post Technology Summit (1 week after) attendee list

• Logo on CTA’s website for 12 months following the Summit with a link to your corporate web site

• Half-page advertisement in the Online Summit Program

Silver Sponsorship $3,500

• Banner Ad in Guidebook

• Opportunity to participate in an Exhibit Hall focused game

• Includes registration for up to two (2) attendees from your company

• One (1) additional attendee from your company at the rate of $395/person

• Pre-Technology Summit (1 week prior) and Post Technology Summit (1 week after) attendee list

• Logo on CTA’s website for 12 months following the Summit with a link to your corporate web site

• Quarter-page advertisement in the Online Summit Program

First Time Sponsor $1,750

• Available only in 2019 as a celebration of the 20th Anniversary

• Banner Ad in Guidebook

• Opportunity to participate in an Exhibit Hall focused game

• Includes registration for one (1) attendee from your company

• One (1) additional attendee from your company at the rate of $395/person

• Pre-Technology Summit (1 week prior) and Post Technology Summit (1 week after) attendee list

• Logo on CTA’s website for 12 months following the Summit with a link to your corporate web site

• Booth space subject to availability and will be located in the prefunction area.

• Offered only to a first-time sponsor/exhibitor that has NEVER attended a CTA Technology Summit.


Opportunities to Host Attendee Functions

Sponsors are also afforded an opportunity to host specific activities at the Technology Summit. The Technology Summit program and corporate signage will highlight sponsors hosting events. When more than one sponsor wishes to host a particular event, priority is based upon sponsorship level, registration and the date that CTA receives payment for your sponsorship. Events and hosting opportunities can be sponsored by more than one business partner, should the business partners be in agreement regarding the shared hosting. Hosting opportunities include, but are not limited to the following:

• Guest Speaker for a Plenary session (The CTA Summit committee seeks an esteemed guest speaker for the Summit and invites sponsors to assist in this search)

• Sunday Night President’s Reception & Cornhole - $6k to co-sponsor with CTA, $12k for exclusive

• Monday Night Hospitality – $2k o CTA will provide the room; business partner can purchase food and beverage outside of the hotel

• Tuesday Night Event (i.e. Luau, Karaoke, etc.) – $5k to co-sponsor with CTA, $10k for exclusive

• Exhibit Hall Breaks - $1k to co-sponsor with CTA, $2k for exclusive

• Coffee Bar – $3k for exclusive per day sponsored

• Bags and Giveaways - cost of the giveaway – must be approved by CTA. Promotional items such as the bags (requiring a CTA logo) or items that can be placed in the bags must be approved by CTA Board.

NOTE: It should be noted that any vendor hosted hospitality suites are to be managed by the vendor. CTA planning staff are not available to assist in this regard. All arrangements are to be under taken directly with the hotel staff at vendor expense. For the name of the appropriate hotel contact, please email Diana Wright. Vendor Hospitality Suites are encouraged to be made open to all Summit attendees, including all other vendors, to ensure an open exchange of information in keeping with overall goals of the CTA.

Opportunity to Present a Technology Showcase or Workshop

In order for a company to be considered for a Workshop, a company must be registered as a sponsor.

Sponsors may present a Technology Showcase or Workshop at the CTA Technology Summit that complies with the guidelines included herein. CTA attendees are most interested in Technology Showcases and Workshops that involve practical applications of technologies in prisons/jails and community corrections settings.

Technology Showcase – Gold and Platinum vendors will have a range of 6-8 minutes (depending on number of showcases) near the Exhibit area on a first come/first serve basis to present their product(s) to practitioners desiring to hear a high-level demonstration/presentation.

For the 2019 Summit, the CTA Summit Committee will select and assign workshops from the proposals received that best support the Summit theme “Technology Through the Sands of Time” to one of the following topics:

• Information Security (cyber-terrorism, hacktivism, CJIS, identity/access Management…)

• Data Management (info exchanges/interfaces, data standards/governance, data protection …)

• Data Analytics / Business Intelligence (big data, investigation tools…)

• Applications (Cloud based (SaaS), build vs. buy, COTS, hosted, virtual environments…)

• Offender Technology (kiosks, tablets, computing…)

• Cutting Edge / Emerging Technologies

• Application Modernization / Renovation (OMS, EMR, Trust Fund…)

• Mobile Workforce (devices, mobile apps, wireless connectivity…)

• Operations Security Solutions (cameras, drones, cell phone detection…)

• IT Administration (strategy, metrics, consolidation, talent acquisition, budget control…)

• Infrastructure (wireless networks, Internet of Things, virtual desktop…)