SOUTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF RURAL WATER SYSTEMS
SDARWS' ANNUAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE
CALL FOR PAPERS NOW OPEN! - CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT
SDARWS NOW ACCEPTING 2018 AWARD NOMINATIONS
Give recognition where it is due by nominating a deserving individual. Awards will be presented at the 2019 Awards Brunch on January 10th during the ATC. Eligible nominees must be affiliated with a system member in good standing.
Deadline to apply is October 26, 2018
What is the ATC?
The Annual Technical Conference is the annual conference of the South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems
and is designed to bring together water and wastewater utility systems – both large and small, municipal and rural
– for sessions in operations, management, boardsmanship and governance. The ATC is held every year
during the first week of the South Dakota Legislative session in Pierre, SD.
ATTENDEE REGISTRATION INFORMATION
EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS 12-14-18
MEMBER FULL REGISTRATION
$225 Early Bird • $250 after 12/14/18
Non-Member $365 Early Bird • $340 after 12/14/18
MEMBER FULL + SPOUSE
$270 Early Bird • $295 after 12/14/18
MEMBER TUESDAY ONLY
$155 Early Bird • $180 after 12/14/18
Non-Member $225 Early Bird • $250 after 12/14/18
MEMBER WEDNESDAY ONLY
$215 Early Bird • $240 after 12/14/18
Non-Member $275 Early Bird • $300 after 12/14/18
Save $30 on your registration by becoming a member of the WaterPro Community. CLICK HERE to learn more about WaterPro membership.
2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Rob Bell
Rob Bell is the perfect combination of educational know-how, professional experience and humor for a speaker. His presentations are high-energy and feature real-life anecdotes, which are as fun as they are meaningful. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles, customer service, and training, Rob makes it simple, clear and FUN to improve customer service and gain leadership skills.
Rob began teaching his Customer Service and Communication Techniques early in his tenure as the Personnel Development - Education & Training Director for Dick’s Supermarkets, Inc. He is "a recovering CPA" who worked as the Accounting Manager for a large transportation company before becoming Dick’s Supermarkets’ go-to guy for education. He has also worked as an auditor, and an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville.
Rob has earned the prestigious designation of Certified Speaking Professional (which has been awarded to less than 650 people in the world). Rob was the 2011 – 2012 president of the National Speakers Association - Wisconsin Chapter as well as the author of the book, “Beyond Paper or Plastic – 8 Items or Less to Remarkable Service.”
His insight on both external and internal customer service rings true to all who hear him. Participants leave Rob’s presentations “fired up” and supplied with the techniques they need to meet and exceed customer and organization expectations. He is truly the Bell you will want to “ring for service.”
EXHIBIT BOOTH INFORMATION
SDARWS offers two types of exhibitor booth spaces:
Full Conference Hallway (Tuesday and Wednesday), and Exhibit Hall (Wednesday evening). Booth spaces are limited, so make sure to reserve your space. Each booth comes with two individual conference registrations; additional individuals will need to register as an attendee (see information to the right). You MUST be a member of SDARWS to exhibit. All registrations will be reviewed before your booth space will be confirmed.
EXHIBIT HALL BOOTH - $375 ($425 after 12/14/18)
• Exhibit in our Exhibit Hall/Legislative Reception on Wednesday evening from 4-8pm on January 9th.
EXHIBIT HALL BOOTH SCHEDULE
Setup: Wednesday, January 9 — 9:30am - 1:30pm
Exhibit: Wednesday, January 9 — 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tear Down: Wednesday, January 9 — 8:15pm - 9:00pm
HALLWAY BOOTH - $475 ($525 after 12/14/18)
• Exhibit for the duration of the conference (Tuesday January 8th - Wednesday, January 9th).
• Booths will be set up in the hallway area during the duration of the conference.
HALLWAY BOOTH SCHEDULE
Setup: Tuesday, January 8 — 9:00am - 12:00pm
Exhibit: Tuesday, January 8th – 12:00pm - 5:00pm;
Wednesday, January 9th – 7:30am - 5:00pm with the option to stay up until 8:00pm in Hallway, or move to Exhibit Hall by 4:00pm if space allows
Tear Down: Wednesday, January 9th — 5:00pm (Hallway Only) - 9:00pm (Exhibit Hall)
Corporate Sponsors have the option of a second booth. Please call 605.556.7219 for Corporate Access Code
EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS SPONSOR – $2,500
Benefits include recognition in conference displays and banners, logo displayed in session rooms, recognition in program booklet. Sponsorship price includes a booth space in the Exhibit Hall Wednesday night, as well as Full Conference Registration for two individuals.
BREAK TABLE SPONSORSHIP – $1,200
Sponsorship includes electronic signage at the break table, the opportunity to place promo materials on the break table, and recognition in the program booklet and agenda displays.
NEW! CHARGING STATION SPONSORSHIP – $1,000
Sponsor the electronics charging station. Charging station will be up for the entire duration of the conference (3 days), and includes advertising space for a printed 22"x28" ad on two sides of the station.
CONFERENCE LANYARD SPONSOR – $500-$1,500
Place your company’s logo around every conference attendee with their name badge. Note: If you wish to supply your own lanyards, the sponsorship is only $500.
CONFERENCE BAG SPONSOR – $600
Your branded bag will be handed out to every conference attendee with their name badge and agenda booklet at registration. Price includes bag.
WINE SPONSORSHIP – SOLD OUT
Sponsor the wine table during our Exhibit Hall. Wine can be placed in your booth if desired. Includes signage.
KEG SPONSORSHIP – SOLD OUT
Want extra exposure in the Exhibit Hall? Sponsor a keg! Keg can be placed in your booth if desired. Includes signage.
T-SHIRT SPONSORSHIP – $150
For only $150, your company’s logo will be printed on the back of this year’s ATC t-shirt will be handed out free to every conference attendee. Artwork deadline is December 1st.
PUT YOUR SWAG IN OUR BAG – $100
Have your postcard (or company brochure, flyer, pen, notepad, flash drive, etc) inserted into each conference attendee’s bag. Price is for 400 items which must be delivered to our Madison office by December 15th.
PROGRAM BOOKLET ADS
Put your ad in our program booklet to be handed out to each attendee. Ad deadline is December 1st.
$300 – Full Page Color • $175 – Full Page B&W
$125 – 1/4 Page Color • $75 – 1/4 Page B&W
RAMKOTA – 605.224.6877
DAYS INN – 605.224.0411
GOVERNOR'S INN – 605.224.4200
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS – 605.223.9045
BAYMONT INN & SUITES – 605.224.4140
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CORPORATE SPONSORS OF SOUTH DAKOTA RURAL WATER
Office Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm
203 W. Center Street | PO Box 287
Madison, SD 57042
605.556.7219 (p) | 605.556.1497 (f)
301 Seaton Circle | PO Box 815
Spearfish, SD 57783
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