SCTC VAC Members,
The SCTC Executive Board and the Conference Planning Committee are pleased to present this Call for Sponsorships as part of the 2014 SCTC Conference Program, which runs from September 29 to October 2, 2014 at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, California. As you know, this is the industry’s premier consultant-focused event, and it is your best opportunity to directly connect with the most influential independent consultants in your field.
This year’s conference will be the first under our new branding and we intend to make it the best conference ever. We are seeking ways to increase industry awareness of the SCTC and to grow the organization through several means. Part of the effort is to add more marketing of the event and to highlight the support of our VAC members.
The event itself is being designed to encourage the consultant members to seek out the CLP members of the VAC. One way we hope to drive this behavior is through a redesigned vendor evening where prizes will be distributed to those that demonstrate how much they have learned about the VAC. Although the details are in development, we want to encourage (and reward) the casual networking that proves so valuable to both consultants and VAC members. We also have an extra evening this year that we are planning to use as a combination charitable event and casual networking session – which should be an additional way to draw members together while producing a positive result beyond SCTC purposes.
It is important to note that this year’s conference will begin with the welcome reception on Monday the 29th, and include three full days of sessions (Tuesday through Thursday). Friday will be open for travel or additional play, but other than an optional breakfast, will not have any scheduled activities. As in recent past years, the “unstructured” vendor speaking opportunities will be assigned to those that elect to sponsor part of the annual program. A list of the sponsorship opportunities, benefits, speaking slots, and costs are shown on the attached page. Because the sponsorships and the associated speaking slots are limited, the will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. A deposit of one-half of the associated fees must be paid by check or credit card by the deadline of Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Alternatively, a PO for the full amount will reserve a sponsorship slot as well. To indicate your interest in a sponsorship position, please go online and select the sponsorship of choice. You may also email the SCTC Headquarters, but this will not secure if someone registers online first. We are aiming to make this conference one of our best ever and a high value for both the VAC and consultant members. Please take this opportunity to have your firm prominently linked to the industry’s best forum for direct consultant and vendor interaction.
SCTC Executive Vice-President
2014 Conference Co-Chair