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Annual Conference

IMPORTANT UPDATE

It is with great disappointment that we announce that the 2022 SDAO Annual Conference will now be held 100% virtually from February 10th-12th.

Due to the current situation concerning the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, labor shortages, and other factors, we have determined that we are not able to safely host the in-person portion of our conference. This decision was not made lightly. We met several times to discuss various options and concluded that it would be best for our members, affiliates, speakers, and staff to hold the conference in a fully virtual format.

After two years since seeing everyone at our annual event, we were all very excited to get back together in person. At this time, we are hopeful that we will be able to meet again in person later this year and will be planning a one-day event with training opportunities, networking, our awards presentation, and entertainment.

In light of the inconvenience and disappointment we understand this causes, we will be offering the virtual conference at no charge to members. If you have already registered and paid (including those originally registered for the virtual portion), we will be issuing a full refund. However, we ask for your understanding on the logistics and time this will take to complete. If you do not receive your refund by February 15th, please contact SDAO Member Services at memberservices@sdao.com.

If you have booked a room at the Graduate Eugene or Even Hotel under one of our room blocks for the event, please know that we have asked them to cancel all rooms linked to our event. These cancellations will be made within the next week and without penalty to you. If you have booked a room at a different hotel, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary charges.

We will follow up with next steps and other event information to registered attendees. If you have not registered, we invite you to do so online at https://cvent.me/M7d58o. We have an incredible program for you including our keynote speaker Lou Radja, 20 breakout sessions, caucus meetings, our annual business meeting, and trivia. We will post more information about the virtual event including frequently asked questions on our website at www.sdao.com/annual-conference.

We appreciate your understanding as we came to this difficult decision. Though this is not ideal and not how we envisioned this event, we are grateful for the ability to still host the conference and deliver training and networking opportunities in a virtual format.

Please view our frequently asked questions.

     

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    Conference Highlights:

    • 20 Breakout Sessions
    • Caucus Meetings & SDAO Board Member Nominations
    • Exhibitor Trade Show
    • Annual Business Meeting & Board Member Elections
    • SDAO Awards Program
    • Saturday Night Entertainment

     

     

    Sponsor/Exhibitor Information

    Sponsor and Exhibitor registration is now open! 

    Register now!

    To ensure you are on the sponsor/exhibitor email distribution list, please email SDAO Member Services.

     Sponsorship Opportunities

    Gold Sponsor:  $5,000

    • Virtual exhibit booth
    • Video chat feature for attendees to chat with you at your virtual booth
    • Unlimited booth representatives
    • $10 coffee/lunch card emailed to the first 250 registered attendees from your organization
    • Virtual background used by SDAO staff presenters featuring your company logo
    • Recognition and logos displayed on conference platform sponsor page
    • Recognition and logos displayed at the virtual networking reception and trivia game
    • Ability to send raffle prizes to attendees based on your own entry rules (your organization must mail gift - $50 or less value)
    • Logo visibility as a premium sponsor in all event emails
    • Shoutout during opening session (must commit by January 24th)
    • Session sponsorship (your company mentioned on up to 5 breakout session pages as being a session sponsor)
    • Ability to upload marketing collateral to your virtual booth
    • Push notifications alerting members to visit your virtual booth
    • Email reminder to attendees to visit your virtual booth
    • Recognition on all SDAO social media channels
    • List of attendees with contact information
    • Post-event attendee data
    • Virtual platform analytics including information about attendees that visit your booth
    • Full-page color advertisement in the digital conference program

    Silver Sponsor:  $2,500

    • Virtual exhibit booth 
    • Video chat feature for attendees to chat with you at your virtual booth
    • 5 booth representatives
    • Recognition and logos displayed on conference platform sponsor page
    • Recognition and logos displayed on conference platform exhibitor page
    • Recognition and logos displayed at the virtual networking reception and trivia game
    • Ability to send raffle prizes to attendees based on your own entry rules (your organization must mail gift - $50 or less value)
    • Logo visibility as a premium sponsor in all event emails
    • Session sponsorship (your company mentioned on up to 2 breakout session pages as being a session sponsor)
    • Ability to upload marketing collateral to your virtual booth
    • Push notifications alerting members to visit your virtual booth
    • Email reminder to attendees to visit your virtual booth
    • Recognition on all SDAO social media channels
    • List of attendees with contact information
    • Post-event attendee data
    • Virtual platform analytics including information about attendees that visit your booth
    • Half-page color advertisement in the digital conference program 

    Bronze Sponsor:  $1000

    • Virtual exhibit booth
    • Video chat feature for attendees to chat with you at your virtual booth
    • 4 booth representatives
    • Recognition and logos displayed on conference platform sponsor page
    • Recognition and logos displayed on conference platform exhibitor page
    • Ability to send raffle prizes to attendees based on your own entry rules (your organization must mail gift - $50 or less value)
    • Ability to upload marketing collateral to your virtual booth
    • Push notifications alerting members to visit your virtual booth
    • Email reminder to attendees to visit your virtual booth
    • Recognition on all SDAO social media channels
    • List of attendees with contact information
    • Post-event attendee data
    • Virtual platform analytics including information about attendees that visit your booth

    Exhibitor: $600

    • Virtual booth on conference platform
    • Video chat feature for attendees to chat with you at your virtual booth  
    • Complimentary virtual registration for two company representatives
    • Recognition and logos displayed on conference platform exhibitor page
    • Ability to send raffle prizes to attendees based on your own entry rules (your organization must mail gift - $50 or less value)
    • Ability to upload marketing collateral to your virtual booth
    • Email reminder to attendees to visit your virtual booth
    • List of attendees with contact information
    • Post-event attendee data
    • Virtual platform analytics including information about attendees that visit your booth

     

    Future Conference Dates/Locations

    February 9-12, 2023: Sunriver Resort
    February 8-11, 2024: Seaside Civic & Convention Center