59th Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development

October 18-19, 2012
Renaissance Nashville Hotel

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UT Conferences will accept and process online registrations for the 2012 Governor's Conference on Economic and Community Development to be held at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, October 18-19, 2012. 
 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
Please register for the conference as soon as possible.  Registration is available online with the option of credit card or invoice payment.    You will be prompted for credit card information at check-out.  It’s fast, easy, convenient and your information is secure. This is the preferred method of registration and, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted online. 

IMPORTANT
Online registration
will close October 11, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. EST., after which attendees may only register at the door.  Registration options available at the door will be $225 for Full Attendees; $200 for Spouses; and $50 for Students.  Luncheon Only tickets are limited and may sell out before the conference; however, if available, single luncheon tickets can be purchased at the door for $50 each.

Pre-registered participants with a balance due upon arrival at the conference registration desk will be charged the Onsite Rates. All fees must be paid in advance (before arriving at the registration desk) in order to avoid the extra charge for late payment.

Contact Us
Registration -
UT Conferences (865) 974-0280 Conferences@utk.edu
General Information - Nicole Gagliano (615) 253-1390 nicole.gagliano@tn.gov
Sponsors - Shannon Sumrall (615) 253-4897 shannon.sumrall@tn.gov
Exhibitors - Valerie Somerville (615) 532-1925 valerie.somerville@tn.gov

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY
No refunds will be issued; However, substitutions are always welcome. Please send a written request by email to UT Conferences (Conferences@utk.edu) by October 11, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS
CLICK HERE to make reservations online today. Attendees are encouraged to make their hotel reservations early.  Hotel reservations can be made by contacting the Renaissance Nashville Hotel at telephone#: 1-800-327-6618 or 615-255-8400.
If you call to make reservations, remember to ask for the group rate for the "Governor's Conference ECD."  Rates are $107.00 for a single or $127 for a double room.  These special rates are only available as occupancy permits or until 5 p.m. CST on September 28, 2012.  Valet parking will be available at the rate of $27 per day.  Off-site, self-parking fee is $8 USD daily (in and out privileges not included).


To register for this conference, please select one of the options below by October 11, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. EST to receive early rate:

FULL ATTENDEE
Th
e Full Attendee Fee is $200.  You may also register your SPOUSE for $175. 

STUDENT 
Current Students with a valid school ID may register for $40. Students must show their school ID upon check-in at registration. 

The Full Attendee, Spouse and Student Fee includes:
• All Conference Sessions
• Admittance to the Exhibit Hall
• Commissioner's Luncheon on October 18, 2012
• Governor's Luncheon on October 19, 2012
• Continental Breakfasts
• Afternoon Snack Break
• Conference Gift

LUNCHEONS ONLY 
If you have NOT purchased a Full Attendee, Spouse or Student Registration, you may buy a separate ticket for the Commissioner's Luncheon on October 18, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. CST or the Governor's Luncheon on October 19, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. CST.  If you would like to attend the luncheons only on both days, you must buy a separate ticket for each day.  There is no discounted rate on luncheon only tickets.  Single luncheon tickets may be purchased at a cost of $40 each from now until October 11, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. ESTLuncheon Only tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and quantities are limited.


EXHIBITORS
 
Booths
are available in the Governor's Conference Exhibit Hall for $500 per 6' x 10' space. If your sponsorship level includes a booth, there is no need to purchase a booth separately.

The Exhibitor Fee includes:
• Electricity, if needed
• One table
• Two chairs
• Wastebasket
• One-line identification sign and listing in the official conference agenda.

Please note: Exhibitor space is extremely limited this year and the dimensions are fixed. Don't miss the opportunity to participate and reserve your space today. We will gladly provide as many Exhibitor badges as needed to staff a booth. However, unless you have purchased one of the other registration options, exhibitor only badges do not provide admittance to conference activities, including luncheons.


Tennessee State Agency
If you are with a Tennessee State Agency (other than the Department of Economic and Community Development), you may select the links below to register for the conference.


Journal Voucher

State Payment Card


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 59th Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development, but need more information please contact Shannon Sumrall at (615) 253-4897 or email Shannon.sumrall@tn.gov.

PLATINUM CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP LEVEL: $50,000

One Platinum Conference Sponsorship available
Conference branded as the Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development Presented by XYZ Organization

• Reserved seating at both the Commissioner’s Luncheon and Governor’s Luncheon

• Prominent positioning of organization’s logo on all conference materials and website

• Full page ad in conference agenda

• Organization’s materials in conference welcome packet

• Complimentary Exhibit Hall booth

• 10 complimentary Full Attendee registrations

• 10 valet parking passes


GOLD SPONSORSHIP LEVEL: $25,000

• Sponsorship of Commissioner’s Luncheon, Governor’s Luncheon or Evening Reception

• Special signage, recognition and seating at sponsored event

• Half page ad in conference agenda

• Organization’s materials in conference welcome packet

• Company logo on all conference materials

• Complimentary Exhibit Hall booth

• 8 complimentary Full Attendee registrations


SILVER SPONSORSHIP LEVEL: $15,000

• Sponsorship of continental breakfasts OR sponsorship of afternoon snack break

• Special signage at breakfast or snack break

• Organization’s materials in conference welcome packet

• Company logo on all conference materials

• Complimentary Exhibit Hall booth

• 6 complimentary Full Attendee registrations


BRONZE SPONSORSHIP LEVEL: $10,000

• Company logo on all conference materials

• Complimentary Exhibit Hall booth

• 4 complimentary Full Attendee registrations


COPPER SPONSORSHIP LEVEL: $5,000

• Company logo on all conference materials

• 2 complimentary conference registrations


 

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