35th Annual FIRST Conference | Empowering Communities

Sponsorship Packages Available

For a copy of the 2023 Sponsorship Prospectus, please contact events@first.org. Opportunities are first-come, first-served and based on availability. Sponsorship packages DO NOT include session speaking spots. All those interested in presenting on the program agenda are required to submit through the Call for Speakers process.

Primary Sponsorships

Values Diamond Platinum Gold Silver Bronze Exibitor
Cost of Package USD $45,000 $30,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $6,000
Quantity Available 3 4 4 5 5 5
Registration Benefits1
Complimentary Registration Passes 6 4 3 2 1 -
Discount Passes on Standard Registration $500 x 8 $500 x 6 $300 x 4 $300 x 2 $250 x -
Exhibit Benefits & Attendee Communications2, 3, 4, 5
Exhibit Space Monday-Thursday of Conference Self-selec Self-select Self-select Random Random Random
Exhibit Staff Registration Passes 6 4 4 2 2 2
Participation in Passport to Prizes Raffle During Closing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pre-con Access to Anonymized & Limited Opt-in Attendee List 2x 2x 1x 1x 1x 1x
Post-con Access to Limited Opt-in Attendee List 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x
Ability to Provide Pre- or Post-con Email Message in Plain Text Exclusive - - - - -
Branding Opportunities6
Logo on Event Website Landing Page Landing Page Landing Page Sponsor Page Sponsor Page Sponsor Page
Company Description on Sponsor Webpage 500 Words 250 Words 100 Words 75 Words 50 Words 50 Words
Logo Listed in Official Printed Program Guide Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Logo Listed in Official Conference Mobile App Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Logo Featured on Conference Signage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Logo Featured on Event Ballroom Backdrop Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -
Logo Featured on Table Signage During Meals Yes Yes Yes - - -
Ability to Provide Goodie for Digital Swag Bag Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FIRST Co-branded Conference Giveaway Bag + Notebook Notebook - - - -
FIRST Co-branded Conference Long Sleeve Tee Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -
Media Opportunities7
Press Release Mention Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Social Media Promotion 4x 4x 2x 1x 1x 1x
Featured Podcast Interview Yes - - - - -
Featured Guest Blog Post Yes Yes - - - -
Participation in On-site Joint Press Conference Yes - - - - -
5-minute Address During Opening with Keynote Introduction Yes - - - - -
1-min. Video Prior to Selected Address Opening Yes - - - - -
Additional Benefits8
Use of a Private Meeting Room 2 Days 1 Day - - - -
Guest Tickets to Wednesday Social Event 4 2 - - - -

Additional Packages

Event & Service Sponsorships

Wednesday Social Event Sunday Welcome Reception Monday Sponsor Showcase Conference Network Conference Internet
Cost of Package USD $45,000 $25,000 $25,000 Services In Kind Services In Kind
Quantities Available 1 1 1 1 1
Registration Benefits1
Complimentary Registration Passes 6 4 4 4 4
Discount Passes on Standard Registration $500 x 8 $300 x 4 $300 x 4 $300 x 4 $300 x 4
Exhibit Benefits & Attendee Comms2, 3, 4
Access to Exhibit Space Self-select Self-select Self-select Self-select Self-select
Exhibit Staff Registration Passes 6 4 4 4 4
Participation in Passport to Prizes Raffle During Closing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pre-con Access to Anonymized Opt-in Attendee List 2x 1x 1x 1x 1x
Post-con Access to Limited Opt-in Attendee List 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x
5-minute Address to Attendees During Sponsored Event Yes Yes Yes Yes
Branding & Media Opportunities6
Logo on Event Website Landing Page Sponsor Page Sponsor Page Sponsor Page Sponsor Page
Company Description on Sponsor Webpage 500 Words 250 Words 250 Words 250 Words 250 Words
Logo Listed in Official Digital Program Guide Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Logo Listed in Official Conference Mobile App Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Logo Featured on Conference Signage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Logo Featured on Event Ballroom Backdrop Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Logo Featured on Special Event Signage Social Event Showcase Showcase
Ability to Provide Goodie for Digital Swag Bag Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Social Media Promotion 4x 2x 2x 2x 2x
Press Release Mention Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Branding Opportunities

Polo Shirt Tee Shirt Lanyard Challenge Coin Digital Swag Bag Insert Champion (Web Logo)
Cost of Package USD $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,000
Quantities Available 1 1 Unavailable Unavailable Multiple Multiple
Branding Opportunities6
FIRST Co-branded Item Yes Yes Yes On Packaging
Logo on Event Website Sponsor Page Sponsor Page Sponsor Page Sponsor Page Sponsor Page Sponsor Page
Company Description on Sponsor Webpage 50 Words 50 Words 50 Words 50 Words 50 Words 50 Words
Logo Listed in Official Digital Program Guide & App Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Exhibit Space Details

Sponsors exhibting at FIRST are asked to keep their setups simple and limited to popup style displays. FIRST does not allow for any type of build-out model. The following is included:

  • 8 foot by 10 foot open space
  • 1 six foot table and two chairs
  • 1 waste basket
  • Wifi internet
  • 1 power strip

Exhibitor move-in is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, June 4, 2023 with exhibits running Monday-Thursday, June 5-8, 2023. FIRST organizers will provide contacts for services such as audio visual, furniture rental, and print services in the official exhibitor kit.


  1. Complimentary registration passes are valid for the year of contracted sponsorship. Registrations are transferable. Discounted rates are calculated off of the standard non-member rates of $2300 US; discount passes expire at 18:00 UTC on April 26, 2023.^
  2. Exhibit passes exclude entry to conference sessions. Passes include access to all open FIRST food and beverage activities. Additional exhibitor passes may be purchased at $500 US per pass. Limit two additional passes per sponsor.^
  3. Exhibit space for self-select sponsors is allocated on a sponsorship level, first-come, first-served basis. FIRST reserves the right to finalize exhibit assignments.^
  4. The attendee list contains OPT-IN Name, Company, Job Title, and Country. Anonymized list contains Company, Job Title, and Country.^
  5. Content of messaging must be submitted for approval by FIRST. FIRST will send email on behalf of sponsor.^
  6. FIRST reserves the right to select and finalize design of all official conference deliverables.^
  7. Diamond sponsor opening remarks opportunity is first-come, first-served. Videos must be approved by FIRST and will be displayed the same day of opening remarks. Video will be played prior to the opening remarks.^
  8. Meeting room are assigned by FIRST and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Catering and AV services are not included.^