Sponsorship Packet


Dear Stakeholder:

For 25 years, the National Association for State Relay Administration (NASRA) has been an advocate for Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS), promoting accessibility and quality telecommunication services to residents with hearing and speech loss. TRS is a vital service that allows an often disenfranchised population to experience independence through the use of technology. While the landscape of Relay has drastically changed throughout the past 25 years, it remains that NASRA has been involved every step of the way, lending expert advice and support to ensure that those with hearing and speech loss have the freedom to communicate effectively through telecommunication services.

NASRA is currently in the early stages of planning the September 2019 annual conference in the lovely state of Arizona. The conference will be held on Thursday, September 12th through Friday, September 13th, at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. Members and stakeholders will gather not only to discuss the current trends in telecommunication relay services, but also to peer into the future of what these services will look like with the ever-expanding use of technology. Topics may include Automatic Speech Recognition, State administration of IPCTS, new approaches to” off the shelf” relay products, and updates from the Federal Communications Commission.

Our success in providing an exemplary conference program is dependent upon sponsors. This year we celebrate our 25th anniversary and invite you to become one of our 2019 Corporate Sponsors at “Swinging for the Fences. As a sponsor, we invite you to join the conference not only to learn alongside of us as we explore the future of Relay, but also to network with government, nonprofit, and corporate sectors involved in the field. We have included a sponsorship fact sheet with a variety of sponsorship proposals for your review. We look forward to your support and the opportunity to learn more about the services that you provide. Should you have any questions regarding sponsorship or the conference, please do not hesitate to reach out to Nathan Gomme, Vice Chair- 505-796-5441(VP) or nathan,gomme@state.nm.us.

Sponsor Registration Forms are due by July 15 using Eventbrite Registration at https://nasraconference2019.eventbrite.com.

Sincerely,

NASRA Board:

Holly Bise        Nathan Gomme

Chair        Vice-Chair

Gary Widerburg        Eric Jeschke

Secretary        Treasurer

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Standard Package: Includes option to share handout materials and logo in conference app and on NASRA’s website.

Grand Slam

$2,500

Homerun

$1,500

Triple

$1,000

Double

$400

Refreshment Breaks or Happy Hour:  Pricing Varies


Draft Agenda

Wednesday , September 11, 2019

After 3:00 pm

Exhibitor Set-Up

4:30-5:30 pm

Conference Registration

 Thursday, September 121, 2019

8:00am-5:00pm

Exhibits Open

7:30am-8:30am

Breakfast

7:30am-8:30am

Conference Registration

8:30am-8:45am

Welcome and Keynote Speaker

8:45am-9:45am

Attendees and Sponsor Introductions

9:45am-10:15am

Break

10:15am-11:45am

ASR Session

11:45am-12:45pm

Lunch

1:00pm-2:30pm

RFP Session

2:30pm-3:00pm

Break

3:00pm-4:00pm

State Administration of IP-CTS- What’s that look like?

4:00pm-5:30pm

Google Live Relay

Friday, September 13, 2019

8:00am-5:00pm

Exhibits Open

7:30am-8:30am

Breakfast

7:30am-8:30am

Conference Registration

8:30am-9:30am

Session 5

9:30am-10:30am

Session 6

10:30am-11:00am

Break

11:00am-11:45am

Session 7

11:45am-12:45pm

Lunch

1:00pm-2:30pm

Session 8

2:30pm-3:00pm

Break

3:00pm-4:30pm

Session 9

4:30pm-5:00pm

Closing Remarks

6:00-9:00pm

NASRA Dinner (offsite)

Saturday, September 14, 2019

7:30 am - 8:30 am

NASRA Members Only Breakfast

8:30 am -12:00 pm

NASRA Members Only Business Meeting

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Break

PLEASE NOTE: We request that Sponsors NOT break down their exhibit booths until AFTER 5:00pm on Friday, September 13, 2019

Conference Deadlines & Important Dates


Register & Pay

After you have received your invoice, credit card payments can be made HERE.

Please note that a 3% fee will be added for credit card payments.

Please make checks payable to:

National Association for State Relay Administration (NASRA)

           Please mail check to:

Eric Jeschke, NASRA Treasurer

c/o PA Public Utility Commission

Bureau of Technical Utility Services

P.O. Box 3265 Harrisburg, PA 17105-3265


HOTEL INFORMATION

Hotel

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

100 North 1st Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85004

(602) 333-0000

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phxbd-renaissance-phoenix-downtown-hotel/ 

Hotel Rate

$118 (plus 12.57% tax subject to change)

Group rate will be honored for the nights of September 9 – 15, 2019 (based on availability).

Hotel Reservations

Call In: contact reservations at 1 (800) 468-3571 and ask for the “NASRA Annual

Conference” room block.

Online: https://book.passkey.com/go/NASRAConference 

A credit card number will be required to secure a room out of this block. Cancellations made within 48 hours of arrival will forfeit one night's room and tax.

Cut-Off Date

Reservations must be made by Wednesday, August 21, 2019, in order to receive the group rate.

If Attending Both TEDPA and NASRA

If you are also attending the TEDPA conference, please remember that the NASRA rate is only until September 14, 2019, you will need to change your reservation at that time, so it is under the TEDPA Group. You must make your TEDPA and NASRA reservations under the same exact name – this way we can try to have your room pre-assigned to avoid your needing to change guestrooms. On the date that your NASRA reservation ends, you will need to go to the hotel front desk to get your key rescanned for the TEDPA conference.

Shipping to Hotel

Click here for more information

TRANSPORTATION

Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

https://www.skyharbor.com/

Terminal 2 (Spirit, United, Alaska), Terminal 3 (Delta, Frontier, JetBlue), Terminal 4 (American, Southwest, WestJet)

Hotel Parking

Discounted valet-parking to $22.00 per car per day (reduced from $32.00)

Ground Transportation

HOSPITALS, PHARMACIES, and GROCERY STORES

Hospitals

Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix

1111 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix AZ 85006

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy

50 W Jefferson St, Phoenix AZ 85003

602.296.7611

Grocery Store

Safeway

340 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix AZ 85004

602.252.4538

AREA ATTRACTIONS

Shopping

CityScape

Arizona Center

Restaurant Areas

Hanny's

Vegan House

Kaleidoscope Juice

Steve's Greenhouse Grill

Nook

La Piazza

CityScape

Hard Rock Cafe

Spoonz Cafe

The Arrogant Butcher

HELPFUL LINKS