Date

April 14-16-2019

Location

Asheville, North Carolina

Experience Aspire

AIA South Atlantic’s new ASPIRE Experience is a one-of-a kind conference using Asheville’s art scene, historical architecture, craft breweries, popular parks and local businesses to create and present a program of education, inspiration and engagement for the design and construction community. The ASPIRE Experience offers designers the opportunity to impact change and make a difference to their community. This is a time for transformation.

Be a part of this unique event that will engage attendees through immersive and curated experiences.



As a participating sponsor / you will have an opportunity to:

ENGAGE

Invite attendees to a dynamic experience that creates new business relationships that can be extended year-round.

Meet, network, and present to the industry’s top design teams all in one place.

TRANSFORM

Differentiate your brand in front of the most key decision makers in the region’s largest design marketplace.

Transform their thinking with demonstrations of your cutting-edge solutions and innovative methods.

INSPIRE

Look beyond the event as you inspire attendees to make a difference in their communities.

Engage attendees with your visionary solutions and have them walk away with the understanding of the power they hold to create meaningful change.

Who Will Come / to the ASPIRE experience

Ways to Participate / create the best interactions

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ASPIRE Talks + ASPIREside Chats

$2,000.00

ASPIRE Talks feature inspirational design luminaries who are imagining and developing the next steps for design, building, planning and living. Following the talks, interactive ASPIREside Chats enable attendees to share experiences and ideas. Sponsoring company must align to the track topic, and is subject to approval.
 

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Sponsor benefits:

Pre-Event

• Sponsor recognition on ASPIRE Experience website, associated with the ASPIRE Talks + ASPIREside Chats track

Onsite

• Sponsor signage at each talk within your track (2 speakers per talk) • Opportunity to introduce speakers for each session in your track • Facilitate the follow-up ASPIREside Chat • Sponsor recognition in ASPIRE Experience Mobile App with the ASPIRE Talks + ASPIREside Chats track information • (2) complimentary full conference ASPIRE attendance pass
 

Closing Keynote Sponsorship

$7,000.00

Help wrap up the event by sponsoring the final keynote, and send attendees back into the world with all the passion, enthusiasm and energy that’s been built during ASPIRE.
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Sponsor benefits:

Pre-Event

• Sponsor recognition on ASPIRE Experience website on the closing keynote page

Onsite

• Your company’s introduction of the featured closing speaker • Prominent logo recognition signage at keynote stage • Meet & greet opportunity with closing keynote speaker • Sponsor recognition on ASPIRE Experience mobile app with the closing keynote description • (1) complimentary full conference ASPIRE attendance passes

Design Awards Sponsor

$12,000.00

Sponsor the AIA SAR Design Awards, and help recognize the accomplished architects and designers as well as exciting emerging new talents. Awards will be given out during the VIP reception before the party and will be a highlight of the Party in the Park.  
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Sponsor benefits:

Pre-Event

• Sponsor recognition on ASPIRE website

Onsite

• Company executive co-hosts the Design Awards presentation • Host the VIP winners reception • (10) guest tickets for VIP winners reception • Sponsor recognition on all Design Awards signage • Sponsor recognition in Convention Brochure with program description • Sponsor recognition on all Design Awards winner presentations, to be displayed during the event • (2) complimentary full conference ASPIRE attendance pass

Headliner Sponsorship

$10,000.00

This is the event everyone will be talking about! Sponsor the Headliner special presentation guaranteed to get everyone’s creative juices flowing, and have them leave with your branding top of mind.
 
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Sponsor benefits:

Pre-Event

• Sponsor recognition on ASPIRE Experience website on the Headliner event page

Onsite

• Prominent logo recognition signage on Monday evening stage • Meet & greet opportunity with the speaker or entertainment • Sponsor recognition on ASPIRE Experience mobile app with the Headliner event description • (2) complimentary full conference ASPIRE attendance passes
   

Partner Knowledge Blocks

$3,500.00

Bring your company’s CE curriculum to ASPIRE attendees. Submit your proposed session and be included in this essential part of the conference.
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Sponsor benefits:

Pre-Event

• Sponsor recognition on ASPIRE Experience website on the continuing education page

Onsite

• Your company’s introduction of the featured speaker • Prominent logo recognition signage at classroom • (1) complimentary full conference ASPIRE attendance passes

Partner Treks

$3,500.00

Take your CE curriculum on the go. If you have a current or completed project in Asheville, bring attendees to the site and provide CE education while you show off what you’ve done.
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Sponsor benefits:

Pre-Event

• Sponsor recognition on ASPIRE Experience website on the continuing education page

Onsite

• Your company’s introduction of tour guide, and access to participants on tour • Prominent logo recognition signage throughout tour • (1) complimentary full conference ASPIRE attendance pass

Party in the Park

$12,000.00

It’s the hottest party in town, as we kick off the event on Sunday night in Pack Square Park with entertainment, food, drink and more.
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Sponsor benefits:

Pre-Event

• Logo on ASPIRE Experience website on Party page

Onsite

• Meet & greet opportunity with opening keynote speaker • Recognition of sponsorship by band/entertainment • Sponsor recognition on all party signage • Sponsorship recognition at all food & beverage stations (tabletop signage, napkins) • Branded t-shirts for bartenders • Opportunity for branded giveaway to all attendees (sponsor to provide giveaway) • Sponsor recognition in all promotion of opening night party (website, mobile app, wayfinding) • Logo in ASPIRE Experience Mobile App with Party information • (2) complimentary full conference ASPIRE attendance pass

Pop-Up Photo Show with Awards Exhibition

$3,500.00

Inspire photographers across the entire South Atlantic Region with a photo contest to be held during the lead-up time to the event. Put out the call, judge the results, and we’ll work with you to display the photos onsite. This will be a heavily visited unique area with high attendee interest as they look for sites in their geographic region. This space in the Village Marketplace will also be home to the display of the SAR Design Award winners. Note: sponsor is responsible for all aspects of the photo contest management.
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Sponsor benefits:

Pre-Event

• Press release prior to the event publicized to AIA SAR press contacts and posted to the ASPIRE Experience website • Sponsor recognition with description of photo show included in ASPIRE marketing materials • Sponsor recognition included in social media promotion of the photo show

Onsite

• Prominent space onsite to display the photo show • Sponsor recognition on ASPIRE Experience website with photo show description • Sponsor recognition in ASPIRE Experience Mobile App with photo show description • (1) complimentary full conference ASPIRE attendance pass

Asheville Art Museum Behind the Scenes

$500.00

The citizens of Asheville are crazy proud of the brand-new Asheville Art Museum – and rightly so, it’s a stunning 21st century museum on the south end of Pack Square and sure to be a gem for generations to come. Sponsor a behind-the-scenes tour and give attendees a chance for a closer look at the materials and design innovations, and to hear more about how this community-based nonprofit visual art organization was able to raise funds, get approvals and get the building up and running.
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Trek sponsorship includes:

Pre-Event

• Attendee pre-registration included on event registration page • Sponsor recognition on the ASPIRE Experience website on Tours page

Onsite

• Sponsor recognition on signage at designated meeting place • Sponsor recognition in the ASPIRE Experience Mobile App on Tours page • (1) complimentary full conference ASPIRE Experience attendance pass • (1) tour participation slot We can also help arrange for transportation (if needed), lunch/snacks, or branded giveaways for any tours.

Asheville Downtown Architecture by Foot

$500.00

Asheville’s downtown is a fascinating and eclectic mix of architectural style and color, including buildings and monuments by well-known architects in Neoclassical, Beaux Arts, Art Deco, Romanesque Revival, Spanish Renaissance, and Gothic styles. Bring attendees on a tour of differing eras and designers, historical building preservation, or focus on specific building materials. Does your company have a project in Asheville? This would be a perfect venue to show it off.
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Trek sponsorship includes:

Pre-Event

• Attendee pre-registration included on event registration page • Sponsor recognition on the ASPIRE Experience website on Tours page

Onsite

• Sponsor recognition on signage at designated meeting place • Sponsor recognition in the ASPIRE Experience Mobile App on Tours page • (1) complimentary full conference ASPIRE Experience attendance pass • (1) tour participation slot We can also help arrange for transportation (if needed), lunch/snacks, or branded giveaways for any tours.

Asheville Gallery Walking Trek

$500.00

Local art galleries are a natural showplace for building design and innovations including environmental controls; lighting, sound and acoustic developments and equipment, space planning and more. Host a unique tour to explore and appreciate local art as well as Asheville gallery architecture.

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Trek sponsorship includes:

Pre-Event

• Attendee pre-registration included on event registration page • Sponsor recognition on the ASPIRE Experience website on Tours page

Onsite

• Sponsor recognition on signage at designated meeting place • Sponsor recognition in the ASPIRE Experience Mobile App on Tours page • (1) complimentary full conference ASPIRE Experience attendance pass • (1) tour participation slot We can also help arrange for transportation (if needed), lunch/snacks, or branded giveaways for any tours.

Biltmore Garden + Architecture Treks

$500.00

So many ways to see the historic Biltmore estate. Bring attendees to a private rooftop tour with a behind-the-scenes look at the design and construction of Biltmore House; explore the hidden rooms, back staircases and cutting-edge technological innovations that kept the house running; or invite an intimate group for a VIP tour of the gardens and vineyards. We can help you custom design the experience to be most relevant to your projects. Purchase Here
 

Trek sponsorship includes:

Pre-Event

• Attendee pre-registration included on event registration page • Sponsor recognition on the ASPIRE Experience website on Tours page

Onsite

• Sponsor recognition on signage at designated meeting place • Sponsor recognition in the ASPIRE Experience Mobile App on Tours page • (1) complimentary full conference ASPIRE Experience attendance pass • (1) tour participation slot We can also help arrange for transportation (if needed), lunch/snacks, or branded giveaways for any tours. Purchase Here

Craft Brewing Behind the Scenes

$500.00

With more than 25 area breweries, Asheville is truly a craft beer mecca. Bring a group of curious architects for a behind-the-scenes tour of the New Belgium, Sierra Nevada or other local brewery. Attendees sample beers as you showcase the design and architectural innovations for these unique facilities. Let us know if your team was involved in any of these projects and we’ll help set up a custom tour and Q&A session with your design team. Purchase Here
 

Trek sponsorship includes:

Pre-Event

• Attendee pre-registration included on event registration page • Sponsor recognition on the ASPIRE Experience website on Tours page

Onsite

• Sponsor recognition on signage at designated meeting place • Sponsor recognition in the ASPIRE Experience Mobile App on Tours page • (1) complimentary full conference ASPIRE Experience attendance pass • (1) tour participation slot We can also help arrange for transportation (if needed), lunch/snacks, or branded giveaways for any tours.

Custom Treks

$500.00

Do you have a current or completed project in Asheville? Let us help you hold a tour/field trip with AIA SAR members and your project managers. Purchase Here
 

Trek sponsorship includes:

Pre-Event

• Attendee pre-registration included on event registration page • Sponsor recognition on the ASPIRE Experience website on Tours page

Onsite

• Sponsor recognition on signage at designated meeting place • Sponsor recognition in the ASPIRE Experience Mobile App on Tours page • (1) complimentary full conference ASPIRE Experience attendance pass • (1) tour participation slot We can also help arrange for transportation (if needed), lunch/snacks, or branded giveaways for any tours.

Evening “Pub Crawl”

$500.00

Let us help you create a curated evening “pub crawl” around town to enjoy Asheville after hours. We can help arrange an evening tasting at a local brewery or a walking pub-to-pub evening with maps and an entertaining guide. Purchase Here
 

Trek sponsorship includes:

Pre-Event

• Attendee pre-registration included on event registration page • Sponsor recognition on the ASPIRE Experience website on Tours page

Onsite

• Sponsor recognition on signage at designated meeting place • Sponsor recognition in the ASPIRE Experience Mobile App on Tours page • (1) complimentary full conference ASPIRE Experience attendance pass • (1) tour participation slot We can also help arrange for transportation (if needed), lunch/snacks, or branded giveaways for any tours.

Kayaking Along the French Broad River (or Rafting, Tubing, Caving)

$500.00

Reach the adventurous and explore the greater Asheville area outdoors with a half-day kayak excursion on the French Broad River. We’ll work with you to arrange transportation, registration, kayak rentals and guides, lunch/snacks, and an optional survival bag with your branded giveaways. We can also arrange for rafting, tubing or caving excursions. Adventure tours include (1) participation slot. Note: kayak tours will be held primarily on Sunday so as not to interfere with other event activities. Purchase Here
 

Trek sponsorship includes:

Pre-Event

• Attendee pre-registration included on event registration page • Sponsor recognition on the ASPIRE Experience website on Tours page

Onsite

• Sponsor recognition on signage at designated meeting place • Sponsor recognition in the ASPIRE Experience Mobile App on Tours page • (1) complimentary full conference ASPIRE Experience attendance pass • (1) tour participation slot We can also help arrange for transportation (if needed), lunch/snacks, or branded giveaways for any tours.

ASPIRE Village Marketplace

 $3,500.00

The Marketplace is the heart and hub of ASPIRE. Be part of this vital, exciting and literal “town hall” with plenty of opportunities to meet and socialize with members of the architecture and design community. Purchase Here
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“Sizzle Reel” Video Spots

Include your 30-60 second video in the ‘sizzle reel’ that will be shown in theaters during walk-in prior to APSIRE Talk sessions.

$2,000.00

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ASPIRE Gear

Sponsor logo included on choice of custom-designed ASPIRE t-shirt, water bottle or official umbrella. Purchase Here

Conference Bag Collateral

$800.00 Inclusion of (1) collateral place in the conference bag.   Purchase Here

Hotel Key Cards

$10,000.00

Reach attendees as they check into their hotel with your logo on the hotel key cards. Purchase Here

Midnight Rendezvous

$12,000.00

Throw the best party in Asheville. Host a late-night party at one of the local hotels, we’ll help you publicize it or work with you on invitations. Purchase Here

Mobile Banner Ads

$1,100.00

Get your messaging front and center with a mobile app banner ad on a key page of the ASPIRE mobile app. Purchase Here

Pocket Guide Agenda

$3,500.00

Sponsor the ASPIRE pocket guide and have your message prominently displayed on the piece attendees are sure to carry with them throughout the conference.   Purchase Here

Agenda / at a glance

Afternoon

  • Village Marketplace Setup
  • Partner Treks
  • Partner Progressive Receptions Opening
  • Opening Keynote

Evening

  • Village Marketplace
  • Brewery Trek
  • Design Awards
  • Party in the Park

Morning

  • Village Marketplace
  • ASPIRE Talks and ASPIREside Chats
  • Partner Knowledge Block
  • Partner Treks

Afternoon

  • Village Marketplace,
  • Partner Lunches,
  • ASPIRE Talks and ASPIREside Chats,
  • Partner Knowledge Block,
  • Treks

Evening

  • Partner Progressive Receptions
  • Headliner Function

Morning

  • Village Marketplace
  • ASPIRE Talks and ASPIREside Chats
  • Partner Knowledge Block
  • Partner Treks

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Event Location

City of Asheville
North Carolina

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