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  • National Sponsorship Prospectus:

    Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities for Rail~Volution 2016

    in the San Francisco Bay Area

  • We envision America’s cities and regions transformed into livable places—healthy, economically vibrant, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable—where people have transportation choices.

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    Dear Supporter,

    For over 20 years, Rail~Volution has been on a mission to build more livable communities with transit. Like you, we are passionate about transit and livability because they truly make a place better – economically, socially and environmentally.

    Each year at our Rail~Volution conference, we put together four days of energizing workshops, networking events and sessions that connect more than 1,400 professionals dedicated to the movement.

    Rail~Volution is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Everything we do is possible because of the support of organizations like yours.

    We’re already beginning to plan our Rail~Volution 2016 conference in San Francisco Bay Area (October 9 - 12, 2016). We need you to begin planning your participation, as well.

    Our National Sponsorship Prospectus outlines specific ways you can put your dollars to work. By sponsoring or exhibiting at the Rail~Volution conference, you not only support our efforts, but you position your organization as a champion of equity, livability and transit on a national level. I’ve also attached information about local sponsorships in San Francisco that you can use to coordinate efforts with your offices in the Bay Area.

    I’m excited about Rail~Volution 2016. I think that you will be, too, when you see what we have in store.

    Help us transform America’s cities and regions into livable places where people have transportation choices. Commit to the Rail~Volution movement by reserving your sponsorship and exhibition opportunities soon.

    If you have any questions or ideas, please feel free to call me at 612–486–5610.

    Kind regards,

    Dan Bartholomay Chief Executive Officer Rail~Volution danb@railvolution.org www.railvolution.org

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    Support the movement to build livable communities with transit. Rail~Volution is the premier livability and transit conference in the country. It is the only national conference that brings together practitioners from diverse sectors like government, transit, real estate, business, finance, environment and advocacy. Rail~Volution reaches a broad audience of stakeholders who are driving development decisions in more than 300 communities.

    Rail~Volution is also a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. It relies on

    the support of partners, sponsors and exhibitors to present four days of energizing events.

    By supporting the Rail~Volution conference you build on over 20 years of leadership in the livability movement, helping people learn together, challenge each other and expand their professional networks.

    When polled, 95% of Rail~Volution attendees agreed that

    their skills, capabilities and leadership grew as a result of the conference. Your support directly strengthens the livability movement for generations to come, one professional at a time.

    Position your organization as a leader in the livability movement. This year Rail~Volution will bring together more than 1,400 citizen activists, developers, engineers, nonprofit and business leaders, planners, local elected officials, community and housing advocates, transit operators and government officials from around the country. They share your dedication to transit, livability and community improvement.

    When you support Rail~Volution, you join a select group of exhibitors and sponsors. You position your organization as a champion of transit and livability. You gain access to engaged attendees, a wide-reaching online community and an influential network of other dedicated sponsors and partners: pioneers in technology; thought leaders in policy, planning and community engagement; leading-edge architectural firms; manufacturers of innovative equipment and more.

    Showcase your organization’s contributions to livability and transportation. Put your product in front of decision-makers. Position your brand as an influencer on policy and an innovator of cutting-edge ideas.

    Champion Livability at Rail~Volution

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    Customize Your Rail~Volution Sponsorship Play an active role in Rail~Volution. Raise your brand’s profile in the livability community. Tailor your sponsorship to your organization’s goals. Increase your return on investment on every marketing dollar spent.

    Rail~Volution offers a range of exposure levels and mechanisms. Choose from a menu of options: Sponsor an event that fits your organizational personality – from the energetic Pecha Kucha Slam to the annual Trade Show Reception to daily trade show lunches and refreshment breaks. Put your brand on conference collateral – badge holders, our mobile app and attendee bags. Or help bring a more diverse participant base to Rail~Volution by providing scholarships for attendees without conference budgets.

    Your total sponsorship spend triggers even more return on your investment, with additional recognition based on your sponsorship level, from Livability Supporter all the way up to Platinum. You are directly rewarded for your commitment to livability: The more you invest, the more visibility and sponsor benefits you receive.

    Work with us to craft a unique package to fit your sponsorship goals and budget. Make your choices, then book early to maximize your benefits.

    Exhibiting at Rail~Volution: Reach the Decision-Makers Showcase your organization’s contributions to livability and transportation. Position your brand as an influencer on policy and an innovator of cutting-edge ideas. Reach 1400+ engaged attendees -- planners, developers, community activists, transit officials, consultants, elected officials, lenders, academics and health advocates -- the people who influence purchasing decisions.

    Join a select group of consultancies, manufacturers and service providers who are champions of livability. Show where your organization fits into the movement and make connections with the people who can benefit from your products and services.

    At Rail~Volution you can demonstrate new programs, display current services or products, and network with today’s livability movement stakeholders. Typically, our Trade Show is located in the same area as the conference sessions, to optimize your exhibitor experience and ensure maximum exposure to Rail~Volution attendees.

    Consultant’s Corner: Share your Story As an exhibitor, you’ll have the opportunity to give a 20-minute presentation to a group of attendees in a quiet setting. Our Consultant’s Corner offers time away from the exhibition booth chatter, where you can position your organization as a solution provider and subject-matter expert through case studies and other lessons learned.

    Sponsor or Exhibit: Take the Lead at Rail~Volution Book your sponsorship and exhibition opportunities today and show your commitment to transforming cities and regions into livable places -- healthy, economically vibrant, socially equitable and environmentally sustainable -- where people have transportation choices. Your presence at Rail~Volution means visibility for your organization. You’ll connect with more than 1,400 attendees -- leaders who directly influence purchasing decisions.

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    The more you spend, the greater your return on investment.

    Examples:

    $10,000 - your logo on our Rail~Volution mobile app + $2,500 - your logo on our Twitter-feed screens in the Trade Show + $2,500 - sponsor a scholarship for an advocate or activist

    $15,000 total spend That brings your organization to the highest sponsorship level – Platinum – and its generous benefits.

    or

    $5,000 - sponsor Monday’s continental breakfast That brings your spend to the Silver sponsorship level and all the benefits listed.

    Tailor a Package to Increase Your Sponsorship Return on Investment The more you spend, the greater your visibility at Rail~Volution. Every dollar you put towards sponsorship during the conference is applied to your level of recognition. Put together a sponsorship package that reflects your marketing, sales and community relations goals.

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    *Exhibitor spend does not count towards total sponsorship spend or levels.

    Platinum Level

    Gold Level

    Silver Level

    Bronze Level

    Livability Supporter

    Level

    $15,000+ total sponsorship spend • Half-page advertisement in Conference Program • Logo recognition on screen before and after presentations in plenary session • 1st tier logo recognition on sponsorship-dedicated banners and signage • 1st tier logo recognition in marketing collateral and program (printed and online) • Plus benefits below

    $7,500 - $14,999 total sponsorship spend • 1/4-page advertisement in Conference Program • 2nd tier logo recognition on sponsorship-dedicated banners and signage • 2nd tier logo recognition in marketing collateral and program (printed and online) • Plus benefits below

    $5,000 - $7,499 total sp