STPCon Spring 2020 Sponsor Resources

STPCon Fall 2019 - Sponsor Resources

Welcome to the STPCon Spring 2020 Conference Sponsor Resource Area

This information will help you, as a sponsor, prepare your team for the Sponsor activities at the upcoming STPCon Spring 2020 conference. All conference activities will take place at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa (March 30 – April 2, 2020). If you have any questions, your primary contact is Rick Baucom.

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STPCon Staff Contact Details

Rick Baucom - STP
Rick BaucomDirector, Interactive Communications
Email: rbaucom@softwaretestpro.com – +1.719.896.0478
James Stinar - STP
James StinarSpeaker Logistics Coordinator
Email: jstinar@softwaretestpro.com


STPCon Spring 2020 Location & Schedule

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa - STPCon Spring 2020Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
2000 Second Street | Coronado, CA 92118 | +1.619.435.3000 (Hotel) | +1.800.228.9290 (Reservations)

All conference activities will take place at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa, March 30 – April 2, 2020. Please make sure to reserve your staff rooms by March 7th, we are expecting the property to sell out (Most Sponsor activities take place April 1-2, 2020).

Full Schedule

  • March 29 (Sunday), 8am-5pm: ISTQB Certification Course
  • March 30 (Monday), 8am-4pm: Pre-Conference Workshops – Day 1
  • March 31 (Tuesday), 8am-4pm: Pre-Conference Workshops – Day 2
  • March 31 (Tuesday), 4:30pm-6pm: Meet & Greet Reception – Sponsored By: Applause (Speakers, Attendees only)- Bayside Lawn
  • April 1 (Wednesday), 8am-4:30pm: STPCon – Day 1
    • 1pm-4:30pm: Sponsor Showcase Setup – Poolside Lawn
    • 5pm-7pm: Sponsor Showcase & Welcome Reception – Poolside Lawn
    • 7pm-8pm: Sponsor Showcase & Tear Down/Move To Hallway Table Area – Ballroom Foyer
    • 7pm-9pm: PerfBytes Live! From STPCon – PerfBytes
  • April 2 (Thursday), 8am-4:45pm: STPCon – Day 2
    • 8am-4:45pm: Sponsor Hallway Tables



Sponsor Showcase & Welcome Reception

STPCon Fall 2018 EXPO

Sponsor Showcase Setup will begin after 1pm (4/1) on the Poolside Lawn. Upon your arrival, please check in at the STPCon Registration desk located in the Regency Ballroom Foyer (2nd Floor – right at the top of the stairs). Hotel staff will have your boxes moved to the Poolside Lawn by 1pm for setup. If upon your arrival, your boxes are not at your assigned table, please contact STPCon staff or the onsite Banquets manager on the Poolside lawn (delivery charges will apply and charged to the staff room, please consider tipping the delivery staff). Each sponsor booth area will be marked with a logo on the 6-foot table. Power will be provided by STPCon.

The Sponsor Showcase & Welcome Reception will begin promptly at 5pm on the Poolside Lawn (until 7pm). Staff will be available prior for questions and will provide a quick orientation on the prize giveaway just before 5pm. Light Hors-d’oeuvres, beer, and wine will be served. Each of your staff will be provided with 2 drink tickets. Please allow the attendees to arrive before partaking of the food. Please remind your staff to drink responsibly.

Additional AV Equipment

If you need any extra equipment for your booth such as large monitors for demos, or wired internet, etc., you will need to order those items directly from PSAV by contacting them directly to order. The deadline for ordering equipment is March 6th, 2020.

When talking with PSAV, please have this information handy:

  • Name of Conference: Software Test Professionals Conference, STPCon
  • Dates: 03/30/20-04/02/20 – Dates rented equipment will be needed are 4/1-4/2 (Wednesday – Thursday)
  • Your Company: Your Company Name
  • Booth#: See Company Name (we do not use booth numbers – booth will be marked with your company name)

PSAV Contact Information

Abraham Diaz
Director of Event Technology – PSAV
Coronado Island Marriott Resort
2000 Second Street, Coronado, CA 92118
office: 619.522.3087
mobile: 619.665.7776

Tear Down/Move Hallway Tables will begin after 7pm. Those sponsors that are participating (included in sponsorship contract) the Thursday Hallway Tables should move their items to the hallway table area located on the second floor in the Ballroom Foyer. Tables will be marked with a sponsor logo. Only leave brochures and pop-up signs in this area overnight, it is not a secure area. Please Note: Space is limited in this area, it is recommended to only have one or two small pop-ups and giveaway items on your 6-foot table, power at each table will be provided. If you wish to have your PSAV rented monitors or items moved to the hallway table area, you must arrange that with the PSAV contact above. STP is not responsible for arranging the movement of rented equipment. If you are not moving your items to the hallway table area (Ballroom Foyer – 2nd Floor) for Thursday, please have your staff pack up any booth materials and mark them with the necessary shipping slips (Fed-ex/UPS) in order to ship them where they need to go. VERY IMPORTANT: You MUST arrange for a pickup (return) with UPS – this shipper will not know the need to pick up packages on Thursday or Friday unless you have arranged for a pickup. The Hotel will not arrange this for you. Note, FedEX stops by the hotel daily for pickups. 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 getting to where they need to be for shipment.


Sponsor Booth Information

STPCon Booth

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 and a shared wireless internet connection. Your booth will be clearly marked when you arrive for setup after 1pm on Wednesday, April 1st on the Poolside Lawn.

Sending your booth materials to the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa:
Make sure to address your booth packages to your representative (as directed below) who will be on site to receive your boxes on the Poolside Lawn.

Make sure your booth packages arrive at the hotel no later than Monday or Tuesday (March 30th or 31st). This is to ensure the packages are ready to be delivered to your staff by the shipping & receiving department on Wednesday for the Showcase. The hotel will charge storage/delivery fees on items that arrive at the hotel. This hotel also charges package handling fees for boxes delivered and picked up, this does not include gratuity. Your represenative will have these charges applied to his or her final room bill.

At the end of the Sponsor Showcase & Expo, if you are not moving your items to the hallway table area (Ballroom Foyer – 2nd Floor) for Thursday, please have your staff pack up any booth materials and mark them with the necessary shipping slips (Fed-ex/UPS) in order to ship them where they need to go. VERY IMPORTANT: You MUST arrange for a pickup with FedEx or UPS – these shippers will not know the need to pick up packages on Thursday or Friday unless you have arranged for a pickup. The Hotel will not arrange this for you. 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 getting to where they need to be for shipment. If you plan on parcipating in the hallway table on Thursday, your staff may now move your items to this area (STP Staff will direct your team to this area once on-site).

SEND BOOTH/MATERIALS TO:

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
Attn Guest: RESPONSIBLE SPONSOR STAFF NAME / Staff Arrival Date / STPCon / Indira Guevara
2000 Second Street
Coronado, CA 92118
Guest Phone: RESPONSIBLE SPONSOR STAFF CELL PHONE


Expo Prize Giveaway

STPCon Prize Giveaway

During the Sponsor Showcase, the attendees will participate in a booth traffic driver by collecting raffle tickets (provided by STP) from each participating sponsor to be included in the drawing for that sponsor’s prize giveaway at the end of the showcase.

Toward the end of the evening, Rick Baucom will come around to each participating sponsor, provide a moment for a 30-second elevator speech, and then do the drawing. The attendees must be present to win and there is only one prize per attendee.

Prizes often include drones, Apple Watches, blue tooth speakers, Google Home, Echo or Alexa devices, AMEX gift cards and more.

We strongly suggest that you participate in the EXPO Prize Giveaway. This is a great way for you to drive attendees to your booth. You will provide a ticket to visiting attendees, place the matching ticket in the provided bucket, and scan their QR Code for lead retrieval.

Please let Rick Baucom know (by Friday, March 13th) if you plan on participating in the Sponsor Prize Giveaway and we can help promote your sponsor booth and prize.


Lead Retrieval / Conference Badges

At STPCon we leave the lead retrieval to you. No need for rental equipment. All conference badges will have QR Codes on the back that will contain attendee contact information so you can capture any leads that stop by your booth. You can use any QR/Barcode app on your smartphone to scan the QR Codes and store the information.

QR Reader for iPhone by TapMedia Ltd

QR Reader for iPhone by TapMedia Ltd

QR Reader for Android by TapMedia Ltd

Note: The conference attendee list will NOT be given out at the end of the conference.


Thursday Tables

STPCon Sponsor Hallway Tables

For those sponsors that are participating the Hallway Table (included) on Thursday, this table will be available all day on Thursday, April 2nd, on the 2nd Level – in the Ballroom Foyer/Break area. The tables will be open from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The attendees will approach your table before and after breakfast and lunch and in between sessions on the beverage breaks (all breaks are located in this area). Setup of the Thursday tables will take place on Wednesday evening when your staff will move the booth items from the sponsor showcase to the hallway table area (2nd Level – Ballroom Foyer/Break area) on evening of the April 1st, after 7pm. This area will not be secure, but signage should be OK to place Wednesday evening.

More instruction will be given on-site. Please let us know if you have any questions.


Sponsor Portfolio Insert

Want to give the STPCon attendees something to take home to remember you? STPCon hands out conference folders 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 (8.5×11 or smaller) that explains your new product or service. Small brochures, flyers, postcoards and stickers are permissible.

If you plan on participating in the Sponsor Portfolio Insert, please be sure to notify Rick Baucom ahead of time that you will be sending something to be included in the portfolio.

Make sure to address any packages that contain insert materials to “Rick Baucom, STPCon” The packages need to arrive at the address below no later than Friday, March 13th in order for the materials to be included in the portfolios. Please send at least 250 pieces to ensure we have enough for all of the portfolios.

SEND (at least 200) PORTFOLIO INSERTS TO (By Friday March 13th):

Rick Baucom – STPCon
2001 Altair Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
+1.719.896.0478 (cell)

SAVE ON SHIPPING – PRINT IN COLORADO

FEDEX KINKOS

Have your items printed at the Colorado Springs FedEx office, we will pick them up. Please let Rick Baucom know if you plan on using this method.

FedEx Office center located at:
Center-0419: 25 N Cascade Ave Ste 110
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80903 UNITED STATES
Phone: (719) 633-6683
E-mail: usa0419@fedex.com
Place your print order online: https://local.fedex.com/co/colorado-springs/office-0419/

Note: Print jobs must be paid in full by the sponsor, STP will not pick up any orders that have a balance. All orders must be complete and ready to be picked up by Friday March 13th.


Sponsor Staff Conference Passes & Registration

As an STPCon Spring 2020 Sponsor, you will receive a complimentary Main Conference Pass(es) (non-transferable) for STPCon Package B (Wednesday, April 1st – Thursday, April 2nd). Each sponsor, depending on level, receives the following number of full conference registrations:

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

In addition, each sponsor will receive two complimentary Sponsor Showcase (booth) passes for your booth staff to work the Sponsor Showcase and the Thursday Hallway table (Wednesday, April 1st: 5pm-7pm – Thursday, April 2nd: 8am-5pm). Each of your booth representatives will need a conference badge to be allowed into the Sponsor Showcase area.

REGISTER YOUR STAFF (By Friday, March 6th)

Register Your Staff Now

Please note: these registrations do 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 Rick Baucom if your staff intends to attend the workshops.

Additional full conference and booth passes my be purchased, contact Rick Baucom from more details.


Reserve Staff Rooms at the Conference Hotel (By March 7th)

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
2000 Second Street | Coronado, CA 92118
+1.619.435.3000 (Hotel) | +1.800.228.9290 (Reservations)
(For reservations please reference: Software Test Professionals Conference)

All conference activities will take place at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa, March 30 – April 2, 2020. A special discounted rate of $244* per night has been reserved for conference participants. The discounted rate will be available until March 7th (5pm Eastern), 2020 or until rooms sell out.

Reserve your room today by calling +1.800.228.92904 (reference Software Test Professionals Conference) or following the link below. The hotel is expected to sell out, so reserve your room ASAP!

Reserve Your Rooms ONLINE!


Special Sponsor Discounts

Have a client, colleague, customer, or friend interested in attending STPCon? Contact Rick Baucom for a special discount code for them to use when registering for the conference!


Sponsor Deadline Recap

Below is the recap of the upcoming deadlines (in order) to ensure that you are ready for STPCon Spring 2020.

  1. Reserve Staff Rooms at the Conference Hotel: Please reserve your staff sleeping rooms for your attending staff (all, including your speakers) before March 7th we are expecting the rooms to sell out.
  2. Sponsor Staff Conference Passes & Registration: Please register your attending staff (non-speaker and sponsor demo speakers) by March 6th.
  3. Thursday Hallway Table (sold out): Thursday’s Hallway Table is included in your sponsorship, please inform Rick Baucom by Friday, March 6th if you do not intend to participate or have any questions with regard to the tables..
  4. Rental AV Equipment: If you need any extra equipment for your booth, such as TV monitors, or wired internet, etc., you will need to order those items directly from PSAV by contacting  Abraham DiazDirector of Event Technology – PSAV. Deadline for AV equiptment orders is March 6th.
  5. Expo Prize Giveaway: Please let Rick Baucom know (by Friday, March 13th) if you plan on participating in the Sponsor Prize Giveaway, what prize you are planning on and if you have any additional questions regarding the prize giveaway.
  6. Sponsor Portfolio Insert: Please have the insert arrive at the address provided above or printed at the local Colorado Springs FedEx Kinkos by Friday, March 13th
  7. Sponsor Booth: Arrange for your booth and showcase sponsor items to be shipped and arrive at the hotel by or on Monday, March 30th or Tuesday, March 31st
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