THANKS FOR REGISTERING!

We appreciate your participation and support of the upcoming SPARK Forum, November 3-5, 2024 at The Breakers in Palm Beach Florida.

Event Page To Upload Conference Materials

Sponsors/Exhibitors: please upload logo art, digital profiles and other pertinent support materials to coordinate your participation.

Speakers: please upload your photo and brief professional bio.

2024 Forum Sponsor/Exhibitor/Speaker Submission Form

Maximum file size: 268.44MB

Maximum file size: 268.44MB

Maximum file size: 268.44MB

Speaker presentation: our format

If you're using slides, make sure your presentation is compatible with our audio/visual requirements.

Session content: 50 minutes in length including time for Q&A.

In crafting your remarks, please keep in mind that SPARK conference programming is educational in nature. While it is acceptable for speakers to briefly highlight a product/service during the session, the discussion should focus on informing rather than selling.

Slide template: wide screen 16 x 9 slide format.

Presentation format: We will need a PowerPoint for projection of slides and a PDF for slide sharing with attendees.

Video & audio file support, animations or custom fonts: Please notify us in advance if your presentation will include animation, movies, video or audio clips. PowerPoint does NOT embed these items and would need to be coordinated with onsite A/V team in advance.

If you will be using a specialized font, it should be embedded in your PowerPoint.

Backup: Please bring a copy of your presentation with you to the conference. You should copy your PowerPoint and all video/audio clips to a folder on a USB thumb drive.

Maximum file size: 268.44MB

Maximum file size: 268.44MB

Audiovisual:

Equipment available inside the room:
· Computer, monitor and slide advancer
· Screen
· Podium microphone & wireless lavaliere
· Table microphone for panel sessions and roundtables

On the day of presentation:
Arrive at the conference registration desk at least 60 minutes before the start of your session. Our speaker coordinator will meet you to go over setup and logistics for your session.

Appearance promotion:
We ask that you consider promoting your appearance via your social media sites, your website, e-newsletters, etc. Please “tag” your posts with the hashtag #SPARKForum2023. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn so we can connect and tag you too!

Key contact info:
If you have any questions before the event, please contact Marlene at marlene@sparkinstitute.org or by phone at 860-658-5058.

Speaker emergency – If something comes up during the conference, please call Marlene on her cell phone at 860-680-1951.

Maximum file size: 268.44MB

Employee Conference Tickets: Your sponsorship includes conference tickets for your staff. Please use discount code COMPSPON when registering these employees.

Platinum - 5 employee
Gold - 4 employee
Silver - 3 employee

Employee Conference Tickets: You will receive conference tickets for your staff. Please use the discount code COMPSPON when registering these employees.

Lunch - 1 employee
Welcome Reception - 1 employee
Golf Tourney - 4 employees
Charging Station - 2 employees
Mobile App - 3 employees
Conference Registration - 1 employee

Employee Conference Tickets: You will receive conference tickets for your staff. Please use the discount code COMPSPON when registering these employees.

Water Bottles - 2 employees
Beach Towels - 1 employee
Conference Bag - 1 employee
Lanyards - 1 employee
Umbrellas - 1 employee

Employee Conference Tickets: You will receive conference tickets for your staff. Please use the discount code COMPSPON when registering these employees.

Pocket Agenda - 1 employee
Chair Drop - 1 employee
Pens & Pads - 1 employee

Advisor Invitation: Each sponsor receives one advisor reception invitation for every 5 scholarships purchased. Please call SPARK at 860-658-5058 for this special discount code.

Advisor Scholarship Opportunities - Each sponsor receives one advisor reception invitation for every 5 scholarships, purchased in bundles of 5

Employee Conference Ticket: Your booth package includes one comp conference ticket for an employee. They may use discount code COMPEA when registering for the conference.
Exhibiting:
The Exhibit area opens on Sunday evening with a welcome reception at 6PM. The Services Exhibition will re-open on Monday for breakfast at 7AM and remain open during all the breaks on Monday and Tuesday, the reception on Monday evening from 5-7PM, and breakfast on Tuesday at 7AM.

Exhibit setup is from 11AM-5PM on Sunday. Booth tear down is Tuesday at 12PM. Booth locations will be assigned by SPARK based upon your registration date with every effort made to separate booths of competing vendors. We will contact you as we get closer to the event to identify those firms.

ARATA Expositions will be the service contractor for this conference. Their exhibitor kit is available here with details on shipping and booth set up, as well as forms for electrical, furniture, AV and other requests. If you have any questions on this, please contact Brian Sturgis at ARATA.

Brian Sturgis, ARATA Expositions, Inc.
Ph: 407-422-3636
​F: 407-839-5929
bsturgis@arataexpo.com
www.arataexpo.com​​

NOTE: shipment of booth materials must be arranged through ARATA. The hotel will not accept any direct shipments.

Maximum file size: 268.44MB

Maximum file size: 268.44MB

Conference mailing: pre or post conference to all attendees.

Pre-conference mailing: sent directly to attendees from SPARK prior to the Conference. Please send 400 copies of your materials by September 29, 2023 fully assembled with postage and ready for mailing to: Marlene Jung, SPARK Institute, Inc., 9 Phelps Lane, Simsbury, CT 06070, (860) 658-5058

Post-conference mailing: sent directly to attendees from SPARK the week following the Conference. Please send 400 copies of your materials fully assembled with postage, ready for mailing, to the address no later than September 29, 2023.

Maximum file size: 268.44MB

Chair drop:
Your marketing piece will be placed on attendee chairs in a general session. Please ship 400 of your items, with arrival time being no later than the morning of October 27, 2023 to the following address: Jeff McGinty, Hold for Marlene Jung, CHAIR DROP, The Breakers, One South County Road, Palm Beach FL 33480
Intro Session Video:
Introductory video of no more than 2 minutes to play prior to designated session. Video should promote your brand but not be overtly salesy and cannot be used to compare your firm to other industry members. Subject to final approval by SPARK before use.

Video specs: File format: MP4; Codec: H.264; Max file size: 1.8GB; Resolution: 1920x1080 or 1280x720; Aspect Ratio: 16:9 widescreen; Audio: Stereo 16 bit

Maximum file size: 268.44MB

Book your hotel stay:
we encourage you to book today, as the hotel fills up quickly. Please email Tracey Bassos at tbassos@sanditz.com to make your reservation.

If you have any questions, please contact Marlene Jung at 860-658-5058 or by email marlene@sparkinstitute.org.

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