LES 2017 Annual Meeting

EVOLVE with LES.

 

As an LES Annual Meeting sponsor, you will have the opportunity to engage in conversation and cultivate business relationships with the best in the industry. Increase your overall visibility with LES members by engaging in relevant conversation about the ever-changing IP-business landscape.

In addition to the traditional levels and offerings, we offer customized packages to enhance your experience as a dedicated sponsor and supporter of LES.

To schedule a call to learn more, please contact Heather Konya at hkonya@les.org

CONNECT WITH ALL THE RIGHT PEOPLE!
Partnering with LES is an effective way to further your organization’s message and demonstrate thought leadership. Whether you are promoting new or existing products, business services or research, partner with us to design a targeted marketing campaign allowing your brand and message to resonate.


2017 LES Annual Meeting Sponsorship Packages

SPONSOR/BENEFITS BRONZE
$11,500
SILVER
$16,500
GOLD
$22,500
EXCLUSIVE INVITATION ONLY  "Sponsors Thank You"  Reception hosted by LES leadership
Complimentary Meeting Registrations
(+ discounts for clients/colleagues*)
ONE TWO TWO
LOGO RECOGNITION
branding on event website, email promotions, materials and event signage (promotions begin after contract confirmed with signature - logo featured on website for 6 months)
EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL IN DIGITAL TOTE
(white paper, article, or promotional piece)
(limited to one document)
PRE-AND-POST ATTENDEE LIST
(contact name, company, title, phone, email included)
EXHIBIT BOOTH
(Limited availability; all exhibits are based on first come, first served basis)
ADVERTISING IN LES INSIGHTS
Members' Only Weekly E-Newsletter
(1 month/4 issues) (subject to change)
Sidebar Banner
(160 x 160 px)
Top Banner
(460 x 80 px)
Leader Board
(728 x 90 px)
ADVERTISING IN LES VIEWPOINTS
Members' Only Quarterly Publication
(2nd or 3rd quarter)
¼ Page Ad
(4-Color) (1x)
½ Page Ad
(4-Color) (1x)
½ Page Ad
(4-Color) (1x)
POCKET PLANNER ADVERTISEMENT
Full Page Advertisement in the Pocket Planner
N/A
FIRST OPTION FOR 2018 N/A N/A
RESERVED LUNCHEON TABLE N/A Wednesday Monday
Wednesday
VERBAL RECOGNITION
Verbal recognition: Plenary Session
N/A
SPONSOR/BENEFITS NETWORKING
BREAK
$6,500
(2 LEFT)
WOMEN IN
LICENSING
BREAKFAST
$7,500
(MONDAY)
NETWORKING
BREAKFAST
$15,000
(3 AVAILABLE)
EXCLUSIVE INVITATION ONLY "Sponsors Thank You"  Reception hosted by LES leadership
Complimentary Meeting Registrations
(+ discounts for clients/colleagues*)
ONE ONE ONE
LOGO RECOGNITION
branding on event website, email promotions,materials and event signage (promotions begin after contract confirmed with signature - logo featured on website for 6 months)
EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL IN DIGITAL TOTE
(white paper, article, or promotional piece)
(limited to one document)
PRE-AND-POST ATTENDEE LIST
(contact name, company, title, phone, email included)
POCKET PLANNER ADVERTISEMENT
Full Page Advertisement in the Pocket Planner
N/A
FIRST OPTION FOR 2018 N/A N/A
SPONSOR/BENEFITS WELCOME
RECEPTION
$27,500
AWARDS
LUNCHEON
$30,000
(Monday)
CHAIRMAN’S
LUNCHEON
(KEYNOTE)
$30,000
(Wednesday)
EXCLUSIVE INVITATION ONLY  "Sponsors Thank You"  Reception hosted by LES leadership
Complimentary Meeting Registrations
(+ discounts for clients/colleagues*)
THREE THREE THREE
LOGO RECOGNITION
branding on event website, email promotions, materials and event signage (promotions begin after contract confirmed with signature - logo featured on website for 6 months)
EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL IN DIGITAL TOTE
(white paper, article, or promotional piece)
(limited to one document)
PRE-AND-POST ATTENDEE LIST
(contact name, company, title, phone, email included)
ADVERTISING IN LES VIEWPOINTS
Members' Only Quarterly Publication
(2nd or 3rd quarter)
½ Page ½ Page ½ Page
POCKET PLANNER ADVERTISEMENT
Full Page Advertisement in the Pocket Planner
FIRST OPTION FOR 2018 N/A N/A N/A
RESERVED LUNCHEON TABLE (One Day)
VERBAL RECOGNITION
***at sponsored event

ALL SPONSORS RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS (VIP RECEPTION, LOGO RECOGNITION AND PRE ATTENDEE LIST)-AND-POST

  • VIP RECEPTION: Network with attendees and other sponsors at our Exclusive VIP ‘Thank you to our Sponsors reception,’ hosted by LES leadership
  • LOGO RECOGNITION branding on event website, email promotions, materials and event signage (promotions begin after contract confirmed with signature - logo featured on website for 6 months)
  • PRE-AND-POST ATTENDEE LIST (contact name, company, title, phone, email included

INDUSTRY SECTOR EVENTS

Shared Sponsorship Opportunity limited to three (3) co-sponsors of non-competing interest per sector. Make an impact in a specific LES Industry Sector and network with a targeted, captive audience!

LS, HT, CEEM | $5,500                                                                  IUGI, CP | $2,750

  • Distribution of Literature or Promotional Item
  • Five (5) guest passes to the on-site sector event (List to be confirmed and provided to LES Meetings department 3 weeks prior to event)
  • First Option for 2018
  • Pre-and-Post Attendee List (contact name, company, title, phone, email included)
  • Logo Recognition: branding on event website, email promotions, materials and event signage
  • (promotions begin after contract confirmed with signature - logo featured on website for 6 months)
  • Complimentary Meeting Registrations: One (1) registration + discounts for clients/colleagues*
  • Network with VIP attendees at our EXCLUSIVE INVITATION ONLY  “Sponsors Thank You”  Reception hosted by LES leadership

SECTOR NETWORKING DINNER

THE ART OF THE DEAL $50,000

 

  • Verbal Recognition; Plenary Session and Networking Dinner
  • Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor
  • Reserved Luncheon Table (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
  • Advertising in LES Viewpoints: Members' Only Quarterly Publication: Full Page Ad (1x) (4th Quarter)
  • Advertising in LES Insights: Members' Only Weekly eNews: Leader Board 728x90 (1 month/4 issues) (subject to change)
  • Full Page Ad in the Annual Meeting Pocket Planner
  • Distribution of Literature or Promotional Item
  • Exhibit Booth (Limited availability at Annual Meeting; all exhibits are based on first come, first served basis)
    • Two (2) complimentary expo hall only passes for booth staff Additional expo hall only passes can be purchased for $1,000 each. Full registrations are available for purchase at the published member rate.
  • Pre-and-Post Attendee List (contact name, company, title, phone, email included)
  • Educational Material in Digital Tote (white paper, article, or promotional piece) (limited to 1 document)
  • Logo Recognition: branding on event website, Annual Meeting email promotions, materials and event signage (promotions begin after contract confirmed with signature - logo featured on LES website for 6 months)
  • Complimentary Meeting Registrations: Three (3) registrations + discounts for clients/colleagues**

2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS DINNER

$5,000

  • Verbal Recognition at the 2018 Board of Directors Dinner
  • Distribution of Literature or Promotional Item at Sponsored Event
  • Half Page ad in Annual Meeting Pocket Planner
  • Pre-and-Post Attendee List (contact name, company, title, phone, email included)
  • Educational Material in Digital Tote (white paper, article, or promotional piece) (limited to 1 document)
  • Logo Recognition: branding on event website, Annual Meeting email promotions, materials and event signage (promotions begin after contract confirmed with signature - logo featured on LES website for 6 months)
  • Registration discounts for clients/colleagues available

SECTOR BUSINESS MEETINGS

SHARED OPPORTUNITY $2,500

  • Distribution of Literature or Promotional Item
  • Pre-and-Post Attendee List (contact name, company, title, phone, email included)
  • Logo Recognition: branding on event website, email promotions, materials and event signage (promotions begin after contract confirmed with signature - logo featured on website for 6 months)
  • Complimentary Meeting Registrations: One (1) registration + discounts for clients/colleagues*

IP BUSINESS BASICS 101 EDUCATION

EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY $6,750

  • Recognition as official course sponsor
  • Two (2) minute welcome introduction
  • Two (2) complimentary seats at the course (Subject to course prerequisites)
  • Complimentary Meeting Registrations: One (1) registration + discounts for clients/colleagues

SPEAKER READY ROOM

EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY $8,250

  • Show your support for LES’ impressive speakers and faculty by sponsoring the Ready Room. This is THE place where speakers network and collaborate before and after session time.
  • Sponsor signage and recognition
  • Distribution of Literature or Promotional Item
  • Complimentary Meeting Registrations: One (1) registration + discounts for clients/colleagues

WIFI

EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY $11,000

Let them go wireless. Wi-Fi is a growing necessity for all attendees. Sponsor the internet for every attendee!

  • Logo prominently displayed on wireless internet landing page
  • Custom Wi-Fi access code given to all attendees
  • Wi-Fi Sponsor signage at event
  • Complimentary Meeting Registrations: One (1) registration + discounts for clients/colleagues

LES TWITTER WALL

EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY $17,500

Be the heart of Social Media attention at the 2017 LES Annual Meeting! Twitter walls are trending in popularity. LES will be tweeting all education and networking events
live during the conference and encouraging all attendees to Tweet, Like, Retweet, etc.
Everyone will come to see their messages and their friends across the giant
monitor. Selfies encouraged!

  • 80” Vertical Monitor with continuous Annual Meeting Social Media feed
  • Your banner fixed on screen at the top of the continuous feed (LES to supply specs)
  • Small table to place documents/brochures
  • LES Annual Meeting Exhibit Space (valued over $3,000)
  • Advertising in LES Insights: Members' Only Weekly eNews: Sidebar Box Banner (160x160) (1 month/4 issues) (subject to change)

MOBILE CHARGING STATION

EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY $13,500

Fully branded, this charging station offers services for phones and other mobile devices and can
accommodate multiple attendees simultaneously. Attendees love never having to worry about losing power again! (LES to position charging station in a high traffic area).

  • Logo prominently displayed on mobile charging station unit that can accommodate multiple attendees simultaneously
  • Continuous video loop (optional - additional charges may apply)
  • Complimentary Meeting Registrations: Two (2) registrations + discounts for clients/colleagues*

PADFOLIOS

EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY $19,250

By popular demand, these branded pad-folios are a classy and professional complement, perfect for note taking and used long after the event is over.(LES to handle fulfillment and distribution to all registered attendees).

  • First option for 2018
  • Logo prominently displayed/imprinted on the front
  • Complimentary Meeting Registrations: One (1) registration + discounts for clients/colleagues

HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY

EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY $20,000

Lights, camera, ACTION! Attendees will love professional headshots from your sponsored Studio. Attendees will be able to download their images at the end of each day.

  • Logo prominently displayed in the Studio/Signage
  • Distribution of Literature or Promotional Item in the Studio
  • Complimentary Meeting Registrations: One (1) registration + discounts for clients/colleagues*

EXHIBIT BOOTH

$3,500

EXHIBIT-ONLY PRICING: Additional expo hall only passes can be purchased for $1,000 each. Full registrations are available for purchase at the published member rate.

  • Two (2) complimentary expo hall only passes for booth staff
  • Listing on the Annual Meeting website
  • Discounts on additional registrations for clients/colleagues
  • Listing in the on-site exhibitor directory with booth number and organizational description
  • Includes table, 2 chairs, wastebasket, and carpeting
  • 8’ high back wall and 3’ high side drape
  • A 7” by 44” one-line identification sign indicating your company’s name (as listed on application & contract)

LITERATURE & GIFT DISTRIBUTION

First come, first served and based on availability.

  • SEAT DROP $2,750
  • REGISTRATION BAG INSERT $1,500

LES ANNUAL MEETING POCKET PLANNER ADVERTISING

Each registered participant will receive this useful booklet containing the agenda at a glance, room locations, exhibitor listing, and instructions for obtaining continuing education credit and any planned activities or social events. First come, first served and based on availability.

  • INSIDE FRONT COVER $1,650
  • INSIDE BACK COVER $1,650
  • FULL PAGE $1,250

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LES RULES & REGULATIONS

These rules and regulations are intended by LES to serve the best interest of LES 2017 events, the sponsors, exhibitors, registrants, and to give notice to all applicants of governing rules and regulations. All applicants are bound by the rules and regulations.

Exhibit Eligibility: All products and services exhibited must be germane to the study and practice of intellectual property, licensing, patents and/or education. LES retains the sole authority to determine the eligibility of any company and/or its product. LES reserves the right to refuse applications of organizations not meeting standard requirements or expectations. LES reserves the right to curtail or to close exhibits, wholly or in part, that reflect unfavorably on the character and the purpose of the meeting. This applies to displays, literature, advertising, novelties, souvenirs, conduct of persons, etc.

Terms of Payment: The applicant agrees to enclose payment in full with the application, to be received in the LES offices within 30 days of contract signing. To be included in initial space assignments, the exhibit application and full payment must be received. Space will not be assigned or held without the application and all appropriate fees.

Payments should be made payable to LES and forwarded to the LES office:

Attn: LES Sponsorship & Exhibitor
11130 Sunrise Valley Drive,
Suite 350, Reston, VA 20191

Assignment of Exhibit Space: Priority for space assignment will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Taking space configurations under consideration, management reserves the right to make any revisions necessary to the floor plan. LES reserves the right to relocate an exhibitor at any time with the understanding that if the exhibitor does not agree with such relocation to the extent that the exhibitor cannot participate in LES, the payment for exhibitor space will be fully refunded minus a $250 administrative fee.

Scheduling of Sponsored Events: All sponsored meetings and functions taking place at LES event venues must be sanctioned by LES and require prior written consent. No sponsored event for the LES audience at the event venue or an off-site location may conflict with any planned LES educational sessions, exhibit hours or any other scheduled meeting-related functions. The hotel will not distribute, permit, or cause to be distributed, any materials, publications or other collateral to the hotel rooms of the Group’s Meeting attendees without prior written consent from LES.

Refund & Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be submitted to LES in writing. The date of receipt of supporter’s written notice of cancellation will be the official cancellation date.

Annual Meeting: If exhibit support is canceled on or before July 27, 2017, all monies paid to date minus a $250 processing fee will be returned to the supporter. Cancellations of a larger sponsorship package will be returned to the supporter minus 15% of the total sponsorship fee. Any supporter who cancels after July 27, 2017 will be responsible for the total cost. No refunds for cancellations after July 27, 2017.

Download the prospectus here.