SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 2020


If you have any questions about sponsorship, please contact Gray Bulman at 512-231-7406 or marketing@tml.org.

TML CONFERENCE SUPPORTER = $750

New for 2020! Learn more about the conference and our attendees by becoming a TML conference supporter.

Conference supporters receive:
• Mailing list of pre-registered attendees for the 2020 Annual Conference and Exhibition (review mailing list details here).
• Post-conference attendee mailing list
• Two exhibit hall passes

Please note: TML conference supporters do not receive formal sponsorship recognition.


BRONZE SPONSORSHIP = $1,500

An introductory sponsorship designed to enhance your company’s presence at the conference, and is a great compliment to an added booth space. 

All bronze sponsorships include:
• Selection of blue or orange tier exhibit booth locations (booth space fee is not included)
• Up to two full registrations to the 2020 TML Annual Conference and Exhibition educational sessions, ticketed meal functions, and exhibit hall
• Company name recognition in the September pre-conference issue of Texas Town & City (if sponsor commitment is received by July 17)
• Company name recognition in the December post-conference issue of Texas Town & City 
• Company name recognition and website link in the 2020 Annual Conference mobile app
• Display of company name throughout the 2020 Annual Conference
• Mailing list of pre-registered attendees for the 2020 Annual Conference, plus post-conference attendee mailing list (review mailing list details here)

Please note: Bronze sponsorship does not include logo recognition.


SILVER SPONSORSHIP = $6,500

Silver sponsorship provides the fundamental tools to build brand recognition and connect with Texas city officials.

All silver sponsorships include:
• One 10’ x 10’ premium location, corner exhibit booth space at the 2020 Annual Conference (booth carpet, furnishings, and utilities not included)
• Selection of blue, orange or green tier exhibit booth locations
• Up to four full registrations to the 2020 Annual Conference educational sessions, ticketed meal functions, and exhibit hall
• Additional Exhibit hall passes for staff and guests (up to 10 passes)
• Logo recognition in the September pre-conference issue of Texas Town & City (if sponsor commitment and high resolution logo are received by July 17)
• Logo recognition in the December post-conference issue of Texas Town & City
• Display of company name and logo throughout the 2020 Annual Conference
• Recognition and website link in the 2020 Annual Conference mobile app
• Mailing list of pre-registered attendees for the 2020 Annual Conference, plus post-conference attendee mailing list (review mailing list details here).
• Silver sponsor recognition floor decal with company name and logo placed in front of exhibit booth (if participating as an exhibitor)
• One-year TML Associate Business Membership

Limited Availability: 15          SOLD!


SILVER SPONSORSHIP + REFRESHMENT BREAK = $9,500

Upgrade your silver sponsorship by hosting a refreshment break for conference attendees built around your brand and message.

Refreshment break sponsors select one of the following:

Wednesday Welcome Coffee Cart: Make a strong first impression by warmly greeting attendees with coffee and tea service as they arrive at conference registration on Wednesday morning. Includes bold, custom signage that artfully blends your brand with the coffee/tea theme, coffee and tea service for up to 900 attendees, mobile app alert, and complete detail coordination by the TML Business Development Department. Served: Wednesday, 8:00-9:00 a.m., attendee registration
Limited Availability: 1

Wednesday Mid-Morning Break: More than 2,500 city officials will gather outside the doors of the 2020 Annual Conference Opening General Session. This popular break helps attendees refuel before they assemble to kick off the 2020 event. Includes refreshments for up to 1200 attendees, creative custom signage, mobile app alert, and complete detail coordination by the TML Business Development Department. Served: Wednesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m., general session ballroom foyer
Limited Availability: 1          SOLD!

Wednesday Exhibit Hall Grand Opening: Life is short. Eat dessert first, and encourage attendees to do the same when they arrive at the 2020 TML Exhibit Hall Grand Opening. City officials will make their way through the aisles where you can host an enticingly sweet pit stop along the way. Includes dessert service for up 500 attendees, creative custom signage, mobile app alert, and complete detail coordination by the TML Business Development Department. Served: Wednesday, Noon, exhibit hall
Limited Availability: 1          SOLD!

Wednesday Afternoon Break: Rescue attendees from the brutal mid-afternoon slump with a refreshing treat that is sure to elevate both their energy and your brand. Includes refreshments for up to 900 attendees, creative custom signage, mobile app alert, and complete detail coordination by the TML Business Development Department. Served: Wednesday, 3:15-3:45 p.m., multiple locations
Limited Availability: 1          SOLD!

Thursday Mid-Morning Break: Cut through the noise at the height of the conference program, and remind city officials of your services and offerings with an eye-opening bite to eat. Includes refreshments for up to 900 attendees, creative custom signage, mobile app alert, and complete detail coordination by the TML Business Development Department. Served: Thursday, 10:15-10:45 a.m., multiple locations
Limited Availability: 1

Thursday Ice Cream Social: Stop the world and melt with our city officials over a nostalgic treat served in the exhibit hall and pre-meeting areas throughout the convention center. Includes ice cream novelties for up to 900 attendees, creative custom signage, mobile app alert, and complete detail coordination by the TML Business Development Department. Served: Thursday, 3:15-3:45 p.m., multiple locations
Limited Availability: 1          SOLD!

All silver sponsorships include:
• One 10’ x 10’ premium location, corner exhibit booth space at the 2020 Annual Conference (booth carpet, furnishings, and utilities not included)
• Selection of blue, orange or green tier exhibit booth locations
• Up to four full registrations to the 2020 Annual Conference educational sessions, ticketed meal functions, and exhibit hall
• Additional Exhibit hall passes for staff and guests (up to 10 passes)
• Logo recognition in the September pre-conference issue of Texas Town & City (if sponsor commitment and high resolution logo are received by July 17)
• Logo recognition in the December post-conference issue of Texas Town & City 
• Display of company name and logo throughout the 2020 Annual Conference
• Recognition and website link in the 2020 Annual Conference mobile app
• Mailing list of pre-registered attendees for the 2020 Annual Conference, plus post-conference attendee mailing list (review mailing list details here).
• Silver sponsor recognition floor decal with company name and logo placed in front of exhibit booth (if participating as an exhibitor)
• One-year TML Associate Business Membership


GOLD SPONSORSHIP = $12,500

Gold sponsors stand out by creatively engaging with conference attendees in the exhibit hall, fondly dubbed the “Village of Vendors,” and throughout the convention center.

Gold sponsors select one of the following:

Thursday Breakfast in the Village: Whether you want to spotlight your company’s unique brand and services with a customized omelet bar, or engage the young-at-heart with pancakes and cartoons, the possibilities are endless for creating a strong connection with your audience over a creative breakfast in the exhibit hall. Includes breakfast for up to 900 attendees, creative custom signage, mobile app alert, and complete detail coordination and collaboration with the TML Business Development Department. Served: Thursday, 8:00-9:00 a.m., exhibit hall
Limited Availability: 1

Water Stations: Hydration is paramount to attendees as they walk the conference and network over three days. Align your brand with this critical resource through custom-branded water cooler stations and branded water cups strategically placed to help you make a splash. Includes six water cooler stations throughout the exhibit hall with custom branded disposable cups, creative custom signage, and complete detail coordination and collaboration. Served: Wednesday-Friday, exhibit hall
Limited Availability: 1          SOLD!

Bridge Floor Clings or Bridge Banners: 3,000 attendees will access the conference every day through the corridor that connects the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center to the conference sessions and exhibit hall. This can’t-miss pathway is your opportunity to emphasize your logo, message, booth number, and more. Includes four bridge floor clings OR bridge banners, design and messaging assistance, and complete detail coordination and collaboration with the TML Business Development Department. Displayed: Wednesday-Friday, Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center bridge corridor
Limited Availability: 1          SOLD!

Interactive Coloring Tables: Coloring has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, increase mindfulness, and enhance mood. What better way to greet attendees than with a seat at these enticing interactive art pieces? Gather at the table with Texas city officials and create your masterpiece together! Includes three custom coloring tables totaling six canvases (two sides/surfaces per table) with seating, signage, coloring supplies, design and messaging assistance, and complete detail coordination by the TML Business Development Department. Displayed: Wednesday-Friday, exhibit hall
Limited Availability: 1          SOLD!

Guest Hospitality Suite: A coffeehouse, lounge, and spa all in one, the guest hospitality suite is a popular hangout for both city officials and their spouses or guests. Conveniently located near conference sessions and the exhibit hall, the suite is a haven for light retail therapy and an opportunity to enjoy a chair massage, coffee, and refreshments. Includes name recognition associated with the hospitality suite, tabletop display space within hospitality suite, creative custom signage, messaging assistance, and complete detail coordination by the TML Business Development Department. Open: Wednesday and Thursday, location TBD
Limited Availability: 1          SOLD!

All gold sponsorships include
• One 10’ x 10’ corner exhibit booth space in prominent sponsor-only location at the 2020 Annual Conference
• $300 credit toward exhibit booth carpet, furnishings, and/or decor at the 2020 Annual Conference
• One quarter-page, full-color advertisement in the September pre-conference issue of Texas Town & City (if final artwork is received by July 31)
• One quarter-page, full-color advertisement in the December post-conference issue of Texas Town & City (repeat September artwork, or submit new ad by October 30)
• Selection of blue, orange or green tier exhibit booth locations
• Up to four full registrations to the 2020 Annual Conference educational sessions, ticketed meal functions, and exhibit hall
• Additional Exhibit hall passes for staff and guests (up to 12 passes)
• Designated room block for up to four hotel reservations for the 2020 Annual Conference (if room request is received by August 14)
• Logo recognition in the September pre-conference issue of Texas Town & City (if sponsor commitment and high resolution logo are received by July 17)
• Logo recognition in the December post-conference issue of Texas Town & City 
• Logo recognition throughout the 2020 Annual Conference
• Recognition and website link in the 2020 Annual Conference mobile app
• Mailing list of pre-registered attendees for the 2020 Annual Conference (review mailing list details here)
• Post-conference complete attendee mailing list
• Gold sponsor recognition floor decal with company name and logo placed in front of exhibit booth
• One-year TML Associate Business Membership


GOLD SPONSORSHIP + COLLABORATIVE BUILD WITH TML = $15,000

A collaborative build is a branded area or structure, woven into the exhibit hall décor and attendee experience. It is designed together, with your brand and specific objectives in mind.

Collaborative sponsors select from one of the following, or co-create something new with TML:

Photo Backdrop, Giant Word Search, or Crossword Puzzle: Everything is bigger in Texas, including your impact on attendees when you strategically stage a game or photo opportunity. Work with TML to design an approach that captivates and educates. Includes one custom game or backdrop co-created with TML, keeping sponsor objectives in mind. Displayed: Wednesday-Friday, exhibit hall
Limited Availability: 2

Newsstand: Attract extra! extra! attention by hosting the TML Newsstand, where attendees can find conference information, updates, maps, and valuable resources including your company brochure or other branded takeaways. One newsstand will be located at attendee registration and an additional newsstand will be centrally located in the exhibit hall. Includes two custom branded newsstands, select company publications stocked and replenished at each newsstand, and complete detail coordination by the TML Business Development Department. Displayed: Wednesday-Friday, attendee registration and exhibit hall
Limited Availability: 1          SOLD!

Mobile Charging Lounge: This posh, plush lounge invites city officials to retreat, relax, and recharge. Thoughtfully designed and decorated to entice attendees and compliment your brand. Includes one custom branded 20’ x 40’ charging lounge space prominently located in the exhibit hall with seating for up to 10, charging capabilities for up to 10 devices, and complete detail coordination by the TML Business Development Department. Hours: Wednesday-Friday, exhibit hall
Limited Availability: 1          SOLD!

In addition to the benefits listed under the gold sponsorship level, collaborative sponsors also receive: 
• Mention in the “Village Happenings” handout, highlighting conference attractions for attendees onsite
• Inclusion in exhibit hall schedule of activities/events (if applicable)
• Exhibit booth and/or collaborative build location emphasized on the exhibit hall floor plan and directories throughout the exhibit hall
• Custom mobile app alert sent to conference attendees


GOLD SPONSORSHIP + TWO TML GREENHOUSE SESSIONS = $15,000

Conference attendees will be invited to join select sponsors in the 2020 TML Greenhouse for refreshing and applicable presentations of 30 minutes or less.

2020 TML Greenhouse Details

In addition to the benefits listed under the gold sponsorship level and 2020 TML Greenhouse Details, greenhouse sponsors also receive:

• Mention in the “Village Happenings” handout, highlighting conference attractions for attendees onsite
• Inclusion in exhibit hall schedule of activities/events (if applicable)
• Exhibit booth location emphasized on the exhibit hall floor plan and directories throughout the exhibit hall

Limited Availability: 4           Sold: 1


PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP = $25,000

A complete marketing package that takes participation with the League to a new level, and helps sponsors achieve great heights.

Platinum sponsors select one of the following:

Walk-through Infographic or “Store Front”: Let’s bring the story of your brand to life with a walk-through display or structure (such as a schoolhouse, fire station, library, post office, etc.) in combination with applicable artwork, photographs, artifacts, and décor curated to highlight your message and attract your next customer.
Limited Availability: 1

Badge Lanyards: What is the one fashion accessory that every TML conference attendee, guest, and staff member will be sporting this October? The sleek, yet bold TML badge lanyard. This conference wardrobe staple will carry your logo in style; no runway necessary! Includes sponsor logo featured on 5,000 TML conference badge lanyards, design assistance, and complete detail coordination by the TML Business Development Department.
Limited Availability: 1           SOLD!

All platinum sponsorships include:
• One 10’ x 20’ end-cap exhibit booth space in prominent sponsor-only location at the 2020 Annual Conference
• $500 credit toward exhibit booth carpet, furnishings, and/or decor at the 2020 Annual Conference
• Verbal recognition of sponsorship support at the Opening General Session during the 2020 Annual Conference
• Selection of blue, orange or green tier exhibit booth locations
• Up to 6 full registrations to the 2020 Annual Conference educational sessions, ticketed meal functions, and exhibit hall
• Additional Exhibit hall passes for staff and guests (up to 25 passes)
• Designated room block for up to six hotel reservations for the 2020 Annual Conference (for reservations submitted by August 14)
• One full-page, full-color advertisement in two issues of Texas Town & City (expires March 2021, subject to availability and approval)
• Invitations to the 2020 TML Board of Directors Dinner and Incoming TML President’s Reception (both events take place at the 2020 Annual Conference)
• Prominent logo recognition in the September pre-conference issue of Texas Town & City (if sponsorship commitment and high resolution logo are received by July 17)
• Prominent logo recognition in the December post-conference issue of Texas Town & City
• Prominent logo recognition throughout the 2020 Annual Conference
• Recognition and website link in the 2020 Annual Conference mobile app
• Mailing list of pre-registered attendees for the 2020 Annual Conference (review mailing list details here).
• Post-conference complete attendee mailing list
• Platinum sponsor recognition floor decal with company name and logo placed in front of exhibit booth
• One-year TML Associate Corporate Membership
• First option to retain the same sponsorship position at the 2021 Annual Conference (including selection of benefits, rates subject to change)


See something you like? You decide:

Sponsorship isn’t one size fits all. Let us customize a package specific to your needs! Contact Gray Bulman at 512-231-7406, or gray@tml.org, to get started.