Sponsor Resources

2021 Annual Conference | Information for Event Sponsors

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Information for Attending Representatives

  • General Information
  • Sponsor Schedule
  • Exhibit Hall Information + Map
  • Current Attendees
  • Sourcing Solutions Session Details
  • Beer Tasting Event
  • Hotel Information
  • Health & Safety Guidelines

Logistics Information

  • Shipping to the Hotel
  • Shipping FROM the Hotel

Marketing Information

  • Social Media Shoutouts
  • Program Book Advertisements
  • Sponsor Showcase Slideshow
  • Sponsored Logo Item, Meal, or Social Event
  • Gold Sponsor Videos

MISBO Contacts

Information for ATtending Representatives

General Information

  • View the Sponsorship Grid to see all benefits and opportunities for each level
  • What level am I? Check here!
  • Number of reps included:
    • Gold, Silver, & Bronze sponsors may bring two (2) attending representatives
    • Friend sponsors may bring one (1) attending representative
    • MISBO will confirm and register your rep(s); please do not register online
  • Exhibit Hall
    • The Exhibit Hall will take place on Thursday, October 28th (see full schedule below)
    • Setup will be on Wednesday, 1:00-4:30 pm or after the opening reception, or Thursday prior to start of Exhibit Hall 
    • Table specifications - see below
  • Attendee lists will be shared with all sponsors digitally as the event approaches
    • Lists will include name, title, organization/school, email address, city, state, and school size
  • Hosted dinners and other events
    • Sponsor-hosted events during stated program times are prohibited; please schedule around the program
    • MISBO Board members are not available on Wednesday evening for hosted dinners (attending a Board dinner)
    • Suggested locations:

Sponsor Schedule

You are invited to attend everything on the schedule below! Feel free to join attendees for meals and sessions if you so choose.
The items in bold are particularly meant for sponsors.

Wednesday, October 27

Registration & Exhibit Table Setup 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Hotel Check-in Begins 4:00 pm
Sponsor Meeting (Mandatory) 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Opening Reception 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Thursday, October 28

Exhibit Table Setup (if needed) 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Exhibit Hall Open 7:45 am – 3:30 pm
Breakfast (open 30 min early at 7:15 for sponsors) 7:15 am – 8:30 am
Chair's Welcome 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Keynote Session 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Break in Exhibit Hall 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Breakout Sessions  10:30 am – 11:30 am
Lunch & President's Address 11:30 pm – 12:30 pm
Sourcing Solutions 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Break in Exhibit Hall 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Break in Exhibit Hall 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
General Session 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Exhibit Table Breakdown 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
MISBO On Tap | Beer Tasting Event (offsite) 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Friday, October 29

Breakfast  7:45 am - 8:30 am
Chair-Elect's Welcome 8:30 am - 9:00 am
General Session 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Break 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Breakout Sessions 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Break  11:15 am – 11:30 am
Breakout Sessions 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Grab & Go Lunch  12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Exhibit hall

Exhibit Hall Table Selection

  • Gold & Silver sponsors may select their tables.
  • Bronze & Friend sponsor tables will be assigned.

Exhibit Hall Map

Table Selections/Assignments


Exhibit Tables

  • All sponsors will be provided one 6'x30" table with two chairs
    • No linens provided but tables look nice (linen-free hotel) - you may bring a table cloth if desired!
    • Complimentary Wi-fi
    • Electrical access not included - email lindsaycuppia@misbo.com to request electricity for $30
  • Location
    • Gold and Silver sponsors will have the opportunity to choose their table location
    • Bronze and Friend sponsors' table locations will be assigned
  • Display guidelines
    • Displays should be tabletop only - no full booths
    • No signage that may obscure another sponsor's table
    • Standing signage is permitted behind table only (maximum 8' tall x 8' wide)

Unloading and Setup Instructions

  • If entering through the main entrance:
    • Walk straight through lobby toward lobby bar
    • Walk around the bar and you'll find the MISBO check-in table
    • Staff/volunteers will direct you to your exhibit table
  • To unload closer to the Exhibit Hall:
    • Pull up on Pine street, where the hotel has the street coned off for temporary parking
    • Unload up a ramp toward the corner of the building, inside toward the Exhibit Hall area
    • Move car, so the next sponsor can use the unloading space
    • Check in inside and staff/volunteers will direct you to your exhibit table

Current Attendees

Click here to view a dynamic list of attendees. Excel spreadsheets with more information will be emailed periodically.

Sourcing Solutions

Selections have been made! If you have been selected, you should have received an email.

If you are interested in participating in next year's session, contact Dianne Sagaas.

Limited to selected MISBO Consortium Partners

During this General Session, attendees will take part in four roundtable mini-sessions with MISBO Consortium Partners. You'll have about 8 minutes to talk to each small group, giving the same talk four times in a row. You can explain your company's services, a new featured product, a case study with an independent school, or anything else you want them to know. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with several attendees face to face!

Beer Tasting Event | MISBO On Tap


Time: Thursday, 10/28, 5:00-6:15 pm

Location: Area 61 Gallery (The Maclellan Building | 721 Broad St, Suite 100 | short walk from the hotel)

Limited to 2 attendees per sponsor organization.

Hotel Information

Attending reps are responsible for their own hotel and travel arrangements.

Health & Safety Guidelines

Click here to review our current guidelines for the conference.

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Logistics information

Shipping to the hotel

  • Shipping address: 801 Pine Street, Chattanooga TN 37402
  • Include "MISBO Conference", name of hotel guest, company name, and preferably booth number on box
  • $5 per box handling fee
  • If your boxes arrive before you do, they will be waiting at your exhibit table for you 

Shipping From the Hotel

Both FedEx and UPS pick up daily from the hotel. Simply schedule a pickup with your preferred company, and have boxes clearly labeled.

Exhibit Table Electrical Access

Electrical access not included - email lindsaycuppia@misbo.com to request electricity for $30

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Marketing information

Social Media Shoutouts

Mentions on MISBO's social media are included with sponsorship, with the quantity dependent on your sponsorship level.

Send any specific information, such as direct links you'd like used, to michelleshea@misbo.com

Note: Submissions are not required – if nothing is sent, you’ll still get shoutouts with links to your main company website!

Program Book Advertisements

All sponsorships include the inclusion of an ad in our program book! 
Due Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Submit file to lindsaycuppia@misbo.com


  • The printed program book size is 5.5” x 8.5”
  • Gold Sponsors: Full page - 5”w x 8”h
  • Silver & Bronze Sponsors: Half page (choice of landscape or portrait)
    • Portrait: 2.375”w x 8”h
    • Landscape: 5”w x 3.875”h
  • Friend Sponsors: Quarter page - 2.375”w x 3.875”h


  • Ads will be printed in color
  • Ads must have a border or edge; they cannot bleed off the page
  • Ads cannot contain the MISBO logo without written permission
  • Submit as high-res PDF, EPS, or TIF

Sponsored Logo Item, Meal, or Session

Gold & Silver Sponsors only

Sponsors will be contacted individually with their offered opportunity. For questions, contact lindsaycuppia@misbo.com

Gold Sponsor Videos

Due date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Submit to lindsaycuppia@misbo.com


  • Length: 1 minute max

  • Format: URL (Youtube or Vimeo are preferable)

  • Will be included in a pre-event email to registered attendees

  • Can be a pre-made marketing video OR a personal welcome video recorded just for this event

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 Thank you!
We're excited for you to join us!

MISBO Events Contacts

Dianne Sagaas
Dianne Sagaas
Director of Professional Development MISBO (404)921-3812
Director of Professional Development
Lindsay Cuppia
Lindsay Cuppia
Program and Event Manager MISBO (404)921-3810
Program and Event Manager