Sponsor Resources

Welcome to the STPCon Spring 2017 Conference Sponsor Resource Area

This information will help you, as a sponsor, prepare your team for the Sponsor Showcase at the upcoming Spring 2017 conference in Phoenix (March 16-17, 2017). The following is the Sponsor Orientation Video, it will help you an idea of what to expect. The logistical information is also listed below. If you have any questions please contact us, contact details are below.


STPCon Staff Contact Details

James StinarSponsor & Expo Logistics Coordinator
Email: jstinar@softwaretestpro.com
Rick BaucomSponsor Sales
Email: rbaucom@softwaretestpro.com
719.896.0478

 

Sponsor Showcase & Expo

All conference activities will take place at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, March 14-17, 2017. The Sponsor Showcase and Expo will take place on Thursday, March 16th, 2017, from 5:30-7:30pm Local Time.

 

Sponsor Conference Registration

As a STPCon Spring 2017 Sponsor, you will receive a complimentary Main Conference Pass(es) (non-transferable) for STPCon Package B (Thursday, March 16 – Friday, March 17). Each sponsor, depending on level, receives the follow number of registrations:

  • Showcase Sponsor = 1
  • Sapphire = 3
  • Diamond = 4

Please provide full contact details of the staff members that will receive these registrations to James Stinar ASAP.

Please note, this registration does not include pre-conference workshops.  Your staff member can attend a pre-conference workshop day for a discounted rate of $300/day or $500 for both workshop days. Please email James Stinar if your staff intends to attend the workshops.

 

Booth Staff Registration

As a STPCon Spring 2017 Sponsor, you will receive 2 complimentary Expo Only Passes for your booth staff. (Thursday, March 16 12:00pm-8pm). Each of your booth representatives will need a conference badge to be allowed into the Sponsor Showcase & Expo area. Please provide full contact details of the staff members that will receive these registrations to James Stinar ASAP.

 

Reserving a Room at the Conference Hotel

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
100 N. 1st Street
Phoenix, AZ  85004
800.309.8138 (Reservations) / 602.333.0000 (Hotel)  If you plan on staying at Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, make sure to mention that you are staying for STPCon/Software Test Professionals Conference. A special discounted rate of $229 per night has been reserved for conference participants.RESERVE YOUR ROOM ONLINE or call 800.309.8138 and reference the Software Test Professionals Spring 2017 rate. Hotel rooms are expected to sell out – please reserve as soon as possible.  The conference rate will be available until Monday, February 20 OR until rooms sell out.  Don’t miss your opportunity to stay at the conference hotel!

 

Sponsor Booth Information

As a sponsor, each vendor will receive a 10’x 8′ booth area. Each booth includes a 6′ draped table and 5 amp power drop.

If you need any extra equipment for your booth, such as TV monitors, speakers, wired internet, etc., you will need to order those items directly from PSAV by filling out the Renaissance STPConS17 Exhibitors Request Form.

Sending booth materials? Make sure to address your booth packages to your representative who will be on site and able to pick them up from shipping & receiving on the day of the Expo (Thursday, March 16th). Also, be sure to include “STPCon” on the subject line so it will make it easier for the hotel to find all of the booth packages. Make sure your booth packages arrive at the hotel no later than Tuesday or Wednesday (March 14 or 15).  This is to ensure the packages are ready to be picked up from shipping & receiving on Thursday for the Expo.

At the end of the Sponsor Showcase & Expo, please have your staff pack up any booth materials and mark them with the necessary packing slips in order to ship them where they need to go. STP staff will be around to answer questions and to ensure they are marked correctly, but STP is not responsible for your packages and/or booth materials.

SEND BOOTH/MATERIALS TO:

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
ATTN: “Your Staff Member Name” – STPCon
100 N. 1st Street
Phoenix, AZ  85004

 

Sponsor Bag Drop

Want to give the STPCon attendees something to take home to remember you? STPCon hands out conference bags to each attendee and speaker, which is a great way to make an impression on them. We invite you to promote your company with a flyer that explains your new product or service, or a small goody with your logo on it that the attendees can use every day such as pens, USB sticks, car chargers, etc.

If you plan on participating in the Sponsor Bag Drop, please be sure to notify James Stinar ahead of time that you will be sending something to be included in the conference bag. Make sure to address any packages that contain bag drop materials to “James Stinar, STPCon” The packages need to arrive to the hotel no later than Friday, March 10th in order for the materials to be included in the conference bags. Please send at least 250 pieces to insure we have enough for all of the bags.

SEND BAG DROP MATERIALS TO:

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
ATTN: James Stinar – STPCon
100 N. 1st Street
Phoenix, AZ  85004

 

Expo Prize Giveaway

During the Sponsor Showcase & Expo, the attendees will be collecting raffle tickets from each participating sponsor booth to be included in the drawing for that booth’s prize giveaway. Prizes often include bluetooth speakers, kindles, iPads, drones, Amazon gift cards, and more. Please let James Stinar know if you plan on participating in the Sponsor Prize Giveaway and we can help promote your sponsor booth and prize. The raffle for the prizes will take place at the end of the Sponsor Showcase & Expo and the winner must be present to win!

 

Lead Retrieval / Conference Badges

All conference badges will be equipped with QR Codes that will contain attendee contact information so you can capture any leads that stop by your booth. You can use any QR/Bar code scanner or smartphone to scan the QR Codes and store the information. Note: The conference list will NOT be given out at the end of the conference.

 

Special Sponsor Discounts

Have a client, colleague, customer, or friend interested in attending STPCon? Contact jstinar@softwaretestpro.com for a special discount code for them to use when registering for the conference!