AGILE2018

Confirmed Sponsor Logistics

Thank you for your sponsorship of Agile2018!

This webpage will serve as your “home base” for Agile2018 Sponsor information. Information will be added and updated on this page throughout the planning process.

Sponsor Logistics Emails have been sent out from Jessica Small with information exclusive to your Agile2018 sponsorship.  This includes Booth Numbers, Registration Codes, and DriveHQ Dropbox Login Information.

NOTE:  Invitations to Freeman Online [Exhibitor portal] are expected to go out the week of May 28th]

Should you have any questions about your sponsorship deliverables at Agile2018, please contact our Logistics Manager, Jessica Small at jessica@agilealliance.org.

Looking forward to seeing you at Agile2018 in San Diego!

DATES & DEADLINES

Below includes all key Dates & Deadlines for Sponsor Deliverables for Agile2018.

ASAP

Book Accommodations at the Marriott Marquis San Diego

Note: We expect the hotel to sell out.  Room quantities and date availability is based on first come, first served basis.

June 4, 2018

Upload Logo(s) to DriveHQ Dropbox

June 8th, 2018

Upload Advertisement for Conference Program Guide

June 15th, 2018

Register all Complimentary Passes.

Note: Additional Discounted passes are available on first come, first serve basis

Week of June 21, 2018

Sponsor Logistics Email sent from Logistics Manager, Jessica Small

This email includes information exclusive to your Agile2018 sponsorship.  This includes Booth Numbers, Registration Codes, and DriveHQ Dropbox Login Information.

NOTE:  Invitations to Freeman Online [Exhibitor portal] are also expected to go out the week of June 21st.  We apologize for the delay.  

June 30th, 2018

Agile Alliance will begin accepting Sponsor Email Content

Confirm Bag Insert Description(s)

Preliminary Booth Floor Plan distributed to Exhibitors

July 23rd, 2018

Submit Bag Insert Tracking Number(s)

August 5 - 9, 2018 @Agile2018!

Exhibitor Move-in

  • Sunday, August 5th - 8:00 - 17:00
  • Monday, August 6th - 9:00 - 11:00

Exhibit Hours

  • Monday, August 6th
    • 12:00 - 15:45
    • 19:00 - 22:00 [Ice Breaker]
  • Tuesday, August 7th - 12:00 - 15:45
  • Wednesday, August 8th
    • 12:00 - 15:45
    • 18:30 - 20:30 [Sponsor Reception]
  • Thursday, August 9th - 10:00 - 14:00

Exhibitor Move-out

  • Thursday, August 9th - 14:00 - 19:00

September 10th, 2018

Deadline to submit Sponsor Email Content

REGISTRATION & HOTEL

Registration

DEADLINE:  June 15th

Registration instructions and discount codes were included in the Sponsor Logistics Email.  ALL sponsors must register using the unique registration link included in the email.

Additional Discounted Passes:  These are available on first come, first serve basis.  Discount codes were included in the Sponsor Logistics Email.

All Registration Tickets include full access to Agile2018 [Meals, Sessions and Special Events].  There are NO booth only passes.  We encourage all sponsor attendees to participate and network in all conference activities.

Hotel Accommodation

DEADLINE:  As soon as possible

The main conference hotel (Marriott Marquis San Diego) is SOLD OUT. We have booked an overflow room block at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego located directly next door.

To book accommodations at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego overflow hotel: 

  • Reserve Online – CLICK HERE
  • By Telephone – 1 619-232-1234. Be sure to mention "Agile2018"

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Additional Booking Information
    • We expect the hotel to sell out. Please book as soon as possible.
    • Room quantities and date availability is based on first come, first served basis.  If the hotel sells out, you may subject to a higher room rate.
    • Please use the link provided. Reservations made directly through the general hotel website may be subject to a higher rate.
    • All reservations must be secured by a valid credit card and a deposit of (1) nights’ accommodation will be charged at the time of booking.
  • Travel Planning
    • We recommend arriving on Sunday, August 5th [Registration opens at 15:00] and departing on Friday, August 10th [Conference ends at 12:00]

HOUSING SCAM

Please beware of potential house scams.  Occasionally, we have become aware attendees of the Agile20XX Conference having been contacted by Housing Scam companies such as Exhibitor Housing Services [EHS] claiming that they have hotel rooms blocked at our host hotel for lower rates than our negotiated conference rate.  They also may be claiming that our room block is almost sold out and are insisting that you need to reserve your hotel room(s) through using their services as soon as possible. They will insist on taking your reservation and that you pay up front by credit card.

These representatives/companies do not represent Agile Alliance nor the Agile2018 conference, nor have they been authorized to use our name or trademarks. If you are contacted by anyone from this company, please exercise extreme caution and we encourage you to NOT REPLY to any communication from them.Using the services of such Housing Scam companies will NOT result in a reservation at the hotel and engaging with these companies could result in excessive charges or worse.

To ensure you are booking hotel rooms for Agile2018 safely and securely, please make your hotel reservations using the dedicated hotel link or you may call the hotel directly at 1-619-234-1500.

For additional hotel information click here.

LOGOS & ADVERTISEMENTS

Logo(s)

DEADLINE:  June 4th

Logos will be used for sponsor recognition in the Program Guide, marketing materials onsite [print & digital] and the Conference T-Shirt.

File Type

  • ALL Sponsors - FULL-COLOR version
  • Title & Platinum ONLY - ONE-COLOR version
  • Logos must be saved in Adobe Illustrator CS (saved as .eps or ai formats) or Photoshop files (min. 300 dpi). Note:  eps format is preferred.

Upload  Instructions

A customized DriveHQ dropbox link has been sent in your Sponsor Logistics Email from Jessica Small.

Advertisements

DEADLINE:  June 8th

Size

  • Title - Full Page [Portrait] - 8.5”w x 11”h (trim), 8.75”w x 11.25”h (bleed)
  • Platinum - Full Page [Portrait] - 8.5”w x 11”h (trim), 8.75”w x 11.25”h (bleed)
  • Gold - 1/2 Page [Landscape] - 8.5”w x 5.5”h, (trim), 8.75”w x 5.625”h (bleed)
  • Silver - 1/4 Page [Portrait] - 4.125”w x 5”h (no bleed)
  • Track - 1/4 Page [Portrait] - 4.125”w x 5”h (no bleed)

File Type

Must be press-ready Photoshop, Illustrator or Adobe Acrobat files (at 300dpi). Please include all linked or embedded images.  All type must be outlined.  Ads are produced in full color.

Upload  Instructions

A customized DriveHQ dropbox link has been sent in your Sponsor Logistics Email from Jessica Small.

IMPORTANT

Booth numbers are used for Exhibit Decor and shipping purposes only, we do not post booth numbers onsite, but rather full company names. Please do not include your booth numbers on marketing communications, your advertisement, etc.

EXHIBITS

Exhibit Decor Partner

NOTE:  Invitations to Freeman Online [Exhibitor portal] are also expected to go out the week of June 21st.  We apologize for the delay.  

Freeman is our selected exhibit décor partner for Agile2018 and will be handling all exhibit booth details, equipment and supplies as well as shipping, freight and material handling.

Download the Agile2018 Exhibitor Kit and Quick Facts

Their online system, Freeman OnLine® will allow you to customize your booth for the Agile2018 Conference as well as order other services including Audio Visual, Internet, Food & Beverage, Lead Retrieval and more! Freeman is an outside vendor and charges for all services.

An email will be sent to you directly from Freeman to get you started on Exhibit Decor elements of the show.

Note:  Booth numbers have been sent in your Sponsor Logistics Email from Jessica Small.

Booth Information

Booth Size

  • Title - 10’D x 30’W x 8'H
  • Platinum - 10’D x 20’W x 8'H [End Caps]
  • Gold - 10’D x 15’W x 8'H
  • Silver  - 10’D x 10’W x 8'H

Note:  Any additional height requirements and/or hanging signage must be approved by Agile Alliance.  Please contact Jessica Small.

Booth Numbers

Booth numbers have been sent in your Sponsor Logistics Email from Jessica Small.

IMPORTANT: Booth numbers are used for Exhibit Decor and shipping purposes only, we do not post booth numbers onsite, but rather full company names. Please do not include your booth numbers on marketing communications, your advertisement, etc.

Booth Package

Basic Booth Package includes:

  • 8' high backwall & 3' high side drape - Note:  Any additional height requirements and/or hanging signage must be approved by Agile Alliance.  Please contact Jessica Small.
  • (1) 7” x 44” one line ID sign (B & W text only)
  • (1) 6’ x 30” skirted table
  • (2) side chairs
  • (1) wastebasket

Should you wish to add/customize your booth, please work with our Exhibit Decor partner, Freeman.  Freeman is full service Exhibit Decor provider and is able to create, customize and manage all of your Exhibit Decor requirements.

Schedule & Floorplans

Exhibitor Move-In

Scheduled exhibitor move-in will take place:

  • Sunday, August 5th - 8:00 – 17:00
  • Monday, August 6th - 8:00 - 11:00

Exhibit Booth Hours

  • Monday, August 6th
    • 12:00 - 15:45
    • 19:00 - 22:00 [Ice Breaker]
  • Tuesday, August 7th - 12:00 - 15:45
  • Wednesday, August 8th
    • 12:00 - 15:45
    • 18:30 - 20:30 [Sponsor Reception]
  • Thursday, August 9th - 10:00 - 14:00

Exhibitor Move-Out

Scheduled exhibitor move-out will take place on Thursday, August 9th - 14:00 - 19:00.

Floor Plans

The Sponsor Exhibit space is located in the Pacific Ballroom, 1st Floor (ground Level) of the Marriott Marquis San Diego.

Click Here to view the general Marriott Marquis San Diego Floor Plans.

The Agile2018 Exhibit Floorplan will be posted [and emailed] on July 9th.

Shipping Instructions

Freeman will be managing all shipping, material handling and transportation.

DEADLINES:

  • July 6th - Freeman will begin to accept Agile2017 materials
  • July 30th - Freeman Warehouse Shipping Deadline [Materials arriving after July 31st will be subject to an additional after deadline charge from Freeman.]
  • August 3rd - Absolute Freeman Warehouse Shipping Deadline [Materials arriving after 15:30 on August 4th are not guaranteed.]
  • August 4th - NO Receiving Day [Materials will not be received at either Freeman Warehouse nor Show Site.]
  • August 5th - Freeman Show Site Shipping

FOR BAG INSERTS

All bag insert/company literature to go into the conference bag must be –

  • Clearly marked "FOR AGILE2018 BAG" using the following Shipping Label
  • For Exhibitors - Shipped separately than your booth materials [not on the same skid]
    • Conference Bags will be collated in the early morning on Sunday, August 5th. We will not be responsible for items which are not shipped properly.

BAG INSERTS

GET CREATIVE!  What better way to get your company and message out to the Agile2018 Conference attendees, than to put something unique they will remember in the bag!

Description

DEADLINE:  July 9th

In order to ensure all bag inserts are appropriate and not duplicated, we require all sponsors to send us a description of the item you are including in the bag to Jessica Small by DEADLINE: July 9th.

IMPORTANT:  Booth numbers are used for exhibit decorator [Freeman] and shipping purposes only, we do not post booth numbers, but rather full company names.  Please do not include your booth numbers on marketing communication, your advertisement, etc.

Quantity

The suggested quantity for the number of inserts to include in your shipment is 2500 pieces.  A bag insert may be printed material or SWAG.

  • Title - (2) Bag Inserts
  • Platinum - (2) Bag Inserts
  • Gold - (1) Bag Insert
  • Silver - (1) Bag Insert
  • Track - (1) Bag Insert

Tracking Numbers

DEADLINE:  July 23rd

Conference Bags will be collated in the early morning on Sunday, August 5th.  To ensure we have all of the bag insert set aside for this activity, we require tracking numbers for bag insert materials to be send to Jessica Small no later than July 23rd.

Shipping Instructions

Freeman will be managing all shipping, material handling and transportation.

All bag insert/company literature to go into the conference bag must be –

  • Clearly marked "FOR AGILE2018 BAG" using the following Shipping Label
  • For Exhibitors - Shipped separately than your booth materials [not on the same skid]
    • Conference Bags will be collated in the early morning on Sunday, August 5th. We will not be responsible for items which are not shipped properly.

DEADLINES:

  • July 6th - Freeman will begin to accept Agile2017 materials
  • July 30th - Freeman Warehouse Shipping Deadline [Materials arriving after July 31st will be subject to an additional after deadline charge from Freeman.]
  • August 3rd - Absolute Freeman Warehouse Shipping Deadline [Materials arriving after 15:30 on August 4th are not guaranteed.]
  • August 4th - NO Receiving Day [Materials will not be received at either Freeman Warehouse nor Show Site.]
  • August 5th - Freeman Show Site Shipping

MARKETING & PROMOTION

Let the World Know You’re an Agile2018 Sponsor!

Post Your Sponsor Badge!

Download your Sponsor Badges: 

Post your Sponsor Badge on your websites, social media sites, blogs, emails etc.

Link your Badges to: https://agilealliance.org/agile2018

Pre/Post Email

DEADLINE:  Agile Alliance will begin accepting Sponsor Email Content beginning July 6th until September 10th.

Title, Platinum, Gold & Silver Sponsors are entitled to one email message sent to Agile2018 attendees on your behalf [Attendees may opt out].

Requirements:

  • Subject Line and the Date in which you would like the email to be sent.  Note:  We will do our best to send email out on requested date but it is not guaranteed.
  • Must be in html and/or plain text format
  • Must include your company name and physical mailing address in the text of the email
  • Must be 512KB or less
  • Please test in all intended recipient formats. We will not run test emails.