CDCA 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities


Stand Out in the Crowd! If branding, lead generation and market visibility are important to your organization, the marketing and sponsorship opportunities available at CDCA Defense Summit 2021 are exactly what you need. This event attracts over 1,300 government and industry leaders to spark ideas, innovation and solutions to technology challenges.

Package Sponsorships

Titanium Sponsorship - $15,000 / $16,000 (SOLD OUT) Silver Sponsor (CDCA Qualified Small Businesses Only) - $3,000 / $4,000
Gold Sponsor - $6,000 / $7,000 Bronze Sponsor (CDCA Qualified Small Businesses Only) - $1,500 / $2,000

Thought Leadership Sponsorships

Collaboration Session - $10,000 / $11,000 (SOLD OUT)

CDCA Member - $10,000
CDCA Non-Member - $11,000

This unique room located on the Exhibit Floor will serve as the collaboration room in a private space for networking enclosed with transparent glass walls.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 1 - 20’ x 20’ Collaboration space on the Exhibit Hall floor completely furnished. Please note that this space does not double as booth space.
  • 2 - Complimentary Registrations
  • 2 - Complimentary Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • Branded hanging sign above the room for ease of locating
  • Ability to place marketing items in the meeting room
  • Recognized as Collaboration Session Sponsor via announcements on the Summit App
  • Logo on Summit Web Page and select Multi-Media
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per sq. ft., minimum of 100 sq. ft. with two (2) Booth Personnel Passes included.
Keynote Speaker - $3,000 / $4,000

Reserve Now - 1 Opportunity Available

CDCA Member - $3,000
CDCA Non-Member - $4,000

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 1 - Complimentary Registration
  • 2 - Complimentary Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • Introduce Keynote Speaker
  • 15 minutes with Keynote prior to Introduction
  • Logo on Ballroom Screen during Introduction
  • Recognized as Keynote Sponsor via all session announcements on the Summit App
  • Logo on Summit Web Page and Multi-Media
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per sq. ft., minimum of 100 sq. ft. with two (2) Booth Personnel Passes included.
Q&A Sponsor - $3,000 / $4,000 (SOLD OUT)

CDCA Member - $3,000
CDCA Non-Member - $4,000

Every Summit session includes time for Q&A! Let everyone know who made it all possible as the Q&A sponsor.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • Visibility on all tables in the ballroom as well as the Summit App.
  • 1 – Complimentary Registrations
  • 2 – Complimentary Invitations to Speaker Reception
  • Logo on all Q&A table tents placed on every table in the ballroom
  • Recognized at podium by event Emcees at the start and end of each day
  • Logo on Summit website and select Multi-Media
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per sq. ft., minimum of 100 sq. ft. with two (2) Booth Personnel Passes included.
Continuing Education Program Sponsor - $6,000 / $7,000 - (SOLD OUT)

CDCA Member - $6,000
CDCA Non-Member - $7,000

Help government, Active Duty and Industry attendees maintain their Professional Certifications.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • Your company logo will be displayed on the Summit website using Sponsor logo and Summit graphics.
  • All who attend the Summit workshops will be provided with the forms they need to get Continuing Education Credit for organizations such as PMI, ITIL, CompTIA.
  • 2 – Complimentary registrations
  • 2 – Complimentary invitations to the speaker reception
  • Logo on Summit website and select multimedia
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per square foot, minimum of 100 sq. ft. Two (2) booth personnel passes included. ($30 per square foot, non-member rate.)
Breakout Panels - $3,000 / $4,000

Reserve Now - Several Opportunities Available

CDCA Member - $3,000
CDCA Non-Member - $4,000

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 1 - Complimentary registration
  • 2 - Complimentary Invitations to the speaker reception
  • Introduce moderator of technical session
  • Logo on Briefing Theater screen during introduction
  • 15 minutes with moderator prior to Introduction
  • Logo on Summit web page and multimedia
  • Recognized as Technical Sponsor on Summit App
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per sq. ft., minimum of 100 sq. ft. with two (2) Booth Personnel Passes included.

Attendee Experience Sponsorships

Speaker Reception Sponsor - $14,000 / $16,000 - (SOLD OUT)

CDCA Member - $14,000
CDCA Non-Member - $16,000

This invitation only event will be full of VIPs, from Speakers to Sponsors to key Government contacts. Themed activities coupled with appetizers and open bar is sure to make this evening a success and a key opportunity for brand exposure.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 1 - 10’ x 10’ Exhibit Space with 2 Booth Personnel Passes – Available for $14K/Single sponsor only
  • 4 - Complimentary Registrations
  • 6 - Complimentary Invitations to the Speaker Reception plus 6 guests
  • 1 - 31.5” Custom Banner Stand at entrance of event
  • Table Signage with logos at the Reception (min. of 8 signs), does not include the bars
  • Ability to place marketing materials and giveaways on tables at the event
  • Logo on Summit Web Page & select Multi-Media
  • Recognized as Speaker Reception Sponsor on the Summit App
Speed Networking Sponsor - $10,000 / $11,000

Reserve Now - EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY

CDCA Member - $10,000
CDCA Non-Member - $11,000

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 4 – Complimentary registrations
  • 4 – Complimentary invitations to the speaker reception
  • Logo on Speed Networking landing page
  • Logo displayed on banner at Speed Networking Sign-In table
  • Logo on screen during the speed networking session
  • Logo on Summit website and select multimedia
  • Recognized as Speed Networking Sponsor via announcements on the Summit App
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per sq. ft., minimum of 100 sq. ft. with two (2) Booth Personnel Passes included.
The Hub - $7,500 / $8,500

Reserve Now - 3 Opportunities Available

CDCA Member - $7,500
CDCA Non-Member - $8,500

The hubs are unique spaces that will support networking and collaboration. Located on the exhibit hall floor, they will serve as a relaxed space for Government and Industry to interact with attendees and further expand on topics covered during the session.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 2 - Complimentary Registrations
  • 2 - Complimentary Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • Branded hanging sign above the room for ease of locating
  • Ability to place marketing items in the meeting room
  • Recognized as The Hub Sponsor via announcements on the Summit App
  • Logo on Summit Web Page and select Multi-Media
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per sq. ft., minimum of 100 sq. ft. with two (2) Booth Personnel Passes included.
Networking Happy Hour - $6,000 / $7,000 - (SOLD OUT)

CDCA Member - $6,000
CDCA Non-Member - $7,000

After hours of networking, there is nothing better than helping attendees take the edge off.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 2 - Complimentary Registrations
  • 2 - Complimentary Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • Signage on all bars with logos during the Happy Hour (min. of 6)
  • Ability to place marketing materials and giveaways on tables at the event
  • 50 branded drink tickets
  • Logo on Summit Web Page & Multi-Media
  • Recognized as Networking Happy Hour Sponsor on the Summit App
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per sq. ft., minimum of 100 sq. ft. with two (2) Booth Personnel Passes included.

Reserve Now - EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY

CDCA Member - $6,000
CDCA Non-Member - $7,000

A great opportunity for exposure to key government and industry contacts during this invitation only event:

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 2 - Complimentary Registrations
  • 4 - Complimentary Invitations to the Speaker Reception plus 4 guests
  • Signage on all bars at the Reception (min. of 2 signs)
  • Ability to place materials and giveaways on bars at the event including glasses or koozies
  • Logo on Summit Web Page & select Multi-Media
  • Recognized as Speaker Reception Bar Sponsor on the Summit App
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per sq. ft., minimum of 100 sq. ft. with two (2) Booth Personnel Passes included.
Coffee and Tea Service - $5,000 / $6,000 - (SOLD OUT)

Reserve Now - EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY

CDCA Member - $5,000
CDCA Non-Member - $6,000

Keep everyone caffeinated as the sponsor for coffee and tea for the duration of the Summit (service provided Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 2 - Complimentary Registrations
  • 2 - Complimentary Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • Coffee Station Signage
  • min. of 2,000 branded coffee cups and napkins placed at each coffee station throughout the Summit
  • Logo on Summit Web Page and select Multi-Media
  • Recognized as Coffee & Tea Sponsor via announcements on the Summit App
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per sq. ft., minimum of 100 sq. ft. with two (2) Booth Personnel Passes included.
Media Lounge - $10,000 / $11,000 - (SOLD OUT)

CDCA Member - $10,000
CDCA Non-Member - $11,000

The Media Lounge will feature live streaming from social media outlets pertaining to the summit along with Media interview area. Stocked with furniture, electricity, WiFi and charging stations.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 1 – 20’ x 20’ Media Lounge, fully furnished with TV streaming social media outlets and media interview area. This space does not double as the sponsors booth
  • 4 – Complimentary Registrations
  • 4 – Complimentary Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • Branded hanging banner from ceiling
  • 2 – Branded charging stations within lounge
  • Ability to place marketing materials as well as company branded banner stands in lounge
  • Media interview area with CDCA co-branded background
  • Branded notifications via the Summit App throughout the day, min. of 4
  • Ability to include company hashtag on all CDCA notifications regarding Media Lounge
Mobile App - $8,000 / $9,000 - (SOLD OUT)

CDCA Member - $8,000
CDCA Non-Member - $9,000

As the main means of information exchange regarding Summit events, this highly visible sponsorship is sure to give you some great exposure.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 1 - 10’ x 10’ Exhibit Space (100 sq. ft.) in the Exhibit Hall
  • 3 - Complimentary Registrations
  • 3 - Complimentary Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • 2 - Complimentary Booth Personnel Passes (Exhibit Hall only)
  • Logo on the Summit App as well as on all materials promoting use and providing instruction for the App
  • Logo on Summit Web Page and select Multi-Media
  • Logo on all email blasts encouraging attendees to download the App
Lunch Sponsor - $6,000 / $7,000 - (SOLD OUT)

CDCA Member - $6,000
CDCA Non-Member - $7,000

Get exclusive signage on your day of choice (Wednesday (SOLD) or Thursday (SOLD)) at the lunch serving tables. Lunch day selections are on a first come, first serve basis.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 2 - Complimentary Registrations
  • 2 - Complimentary Invitations to the Reception
  • Logo on Summit web page and Multimedia
  • Exclusive signage at lunch serving tables (minimum of 7 signs)
  • Recognized as Lunch Sponsor on the Summit App
  • Logo on Ballroom Screen during lunch break
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per square foot, minimum of 100 sq. ft. Two (2) booth personnel passes included. ($30 per square foot, non-member rate.)
Speaker Reception Bar Sponsor - $6,000 / $7,000 - (SOLD OUT)

CDCA Member - $6,000
CDCA Non-Member - $7,000

A great opportunity for exposure to key government and industry contacts during this invitation only event.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 2 - Complimentary registrations
  • 4 - Complimentary invitations to the reception plus 4 guests
  • Signage on all bars at the reception (minimum of 2 signs)
  • Ability to place materials and giveaways on bars at the event
  • Logo on Summit web page and select multimedia
  • Recognized as Reception Bar Sponsor on the Summit App
  • Need a booth? Add one for $20 per square foot, minimum of 100 sq. ft. Two (2) booth personnel passes included. ($25 per square foot, non-member rate.)
WiFI Sponsor - $5,000 / $6,000 (SOLD OUT)

CDCA Member - $5,000
CDCA Non-Member - $6,000

Wi-Fi is a critical must-have productivity tool. Be the one to keep attendees, sponsors, government and speakers alike, connected during the Summit. (Service provided Tuesday through Thursday.)

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 2 - Complimentary Registrations
  • 2 - Complimentary Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • Logo displayed throughout facility where Wi-Fi information is posted
  • Logo on Summit Web Page and select Multi-Media
  • Recognized as Wi-Fi Sponsor via announcements on the Summit App
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per sq. ft., minimum of 100 sq. ft. with two (2) Booth Personnel Passes included.

Branding Sponsorships

Swag Bag - $10,000 / $11,000

Reserve Now - EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY

CDCA Member - $10,000
CDCA Non-Member - $11,000

Let everyone see your logo being carried around the Summit from the Exhibit Hall floor to the ballrooms and for days after the Summit is over! All attendees will receive a reusable Summit Swag Bag with your logo on one side. Tote bags are produced by CDCA exclusively using Sponsor logo and Summit graphics.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 2 – Complimentary registrations
  • 2 – Complimentary invitations to the speaker reception
  • 1,500 branded tote bags - provided to all attendees
  • Logo on Summit website and select multimedia
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per square foot, minimum of 100 sq. ft. Two (2) booth personnel passes included. ($30 per square foot, non-member rate.)
Registration - $7,500 / $8,500 - (SOLD OUT)

CDCA Member - $7,500
CDCA Non-Member - $8,500

Be the first seen by all attendees, speakers and exhibitors of the Summit.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 2 - Complimentary Registrations
  • 2 - Complimentary Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • Logo displayed on banners at Registration desks
  • Logo on Summit Web Page, Summit Registration Page and select Multi-Media
  • Recognized as Registration Sponsor via announcements on the Summit App
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per sq. ft., minimum of 100 sq. ft. with two (2) Booth Personnel Passes included./li>
Attendee Lanyard - $6,000 / $7,000 (SOLD OUT)

CDCA Member - $6,000
CDCA Non-Member - $7,000

This high profile sponsorship ensures maximum visibility at the event – your logo in front of every single attendee! Lanyards are produced by CDCA exclusively using Sponsor logo and Summit graphics.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 2 – Complimentary Registrations
  • 2 – Complimentary Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • 1,500 branded lanyards provided to all attendees
  • Logo on Summit website and select Multi-Media
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per sq. ft., minimum of 100 sq. ft. with two (2) Booth Personnel Passes included.
Aisle Signs - $4,000 / $5,000 (SOLD OUT)

CDCA Member - $4,000
CDCA Non-Member - $5,000

Help attendees navigate the Exhibit Hall as the Aisle Sign sponsor. Each sponsor will receive three (3) branded hanging aisle signs to increase exposure.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 2 – Complimentary Registrations
  • 2 – Complimentary Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • 3 – Double-sided, branded aisle signs in alternate Exhibit Hall aisle ways
  • Recognized as Aisle Sign sponsor via announcements on the Summit App
  • Logo on Summit website and select Multi-Media
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per sq. ft., minimum of 100 sq. ft. with two (2) Booth Personnel Passes included.
Hydration Station - $2,500 / $3,500 (SOLD OUT)

CDCA Member - $2,500
CDCA Non-Member - $3,500

Keep everyone hydrated as the sponsor for water stations for the duration of the Summit (service provided Tuesday through Thursday). Cups will be provided but feel free to provide your own branded cups for use at the water stations if you prefer.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 1 - Complimentary Registrations
  • 1 - Complimentary Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • Water Station Signage
  • Logo on Summit Web Page and select Multi-Media
  • Recognized as Water Station Sponsor via announcements on the Summit App
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per sq. ft., minimum of 100 sq. ft. with two (2) Booth Personnel Passes included.
Main Stage - $7,500 / $8,500 (SOLD OUT)

CDCA Member - $7,500
CDCA Non-Member - $8,500

Get excellent brand exposure to a diverse audience by sponsoring the Main Stage, which will be in the Grand Ballroom where all the Summit’s main events will take place to include: Keynote Speakers, Joint Sessions, Guest Speakers, and the Speed Dating Extravaganza.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 2 - Complimentary Registrations
  • 2 - Complimentary Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • Logo displayed on banners on each side of the Main Stage
  • Logo on Summit Web Page and select Multi-Media
  • Recognized as Main Stage Sponsor via announcements on the Summit App
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per sq. ft., minimum of 100 sq. ft. with two (2) Booth Personnel Passes included.
Innovation Pitch Jam Event Stage - $6,500 / $7,500 - (SOLD OUT)

CDCA Member - $6,500
CDCA Non-Member - $7,500

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 2 – Complimentary registrations
  • 2 – Complimentary invitations to the speaker reception
  • Logo displayed on banner on each side of the Pitch Jam Event Stage in the Exhibit Hall
  • Logo on screen during the award ceremony
  • Logo on Summit website and select multimedia
  • Recognized as Innovation Pitch Jam Event Sponsor via announcements on the Summit App
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per sq. ft., minimum of 100 sq. ft. with two (2) Booth Personnel Passes included.
Hand Sanitizers - $5,000 / $6,000 - (SOLD OUT)

CDCA Member - $5,000
CDCA Non-Member - $6,000

Increase your branding presence at the CDCA Defense Summit by providing this networking heavy crowd with flu-season sanitation on the go. Assist attendees and exhibitors alike in maintaining the proper precautions to conduct business safely.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 1 - Complimentary Registrations
  • 1 - Complimentary Invitations to the Speaker Reception
  • A mininum of 10 Hand Sanitizer Stations
  • Logo displayed throughout facility where hand sanitizer stations
  • Logo on Summit Web Page and select Multi-Media
  • Recognized as Hand Sanitizer Sponsor via announcements on the Summit App
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per sq. ft., minimum of 100 sq. ft. with two (2) Booth Personnel Passes included.
Parking - $3,000 / $4,000

Reserve Now - EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY

CDCA Member - $3,000
CDCA Non-Member - $4,000

Provide parking for all Summit attendees driving to the Summit.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 1 – Complimentary registrations
  • 1 – Complimentary invitations to the speaker reception
  • Logo on Summit web page and select multimedia
  • Recognized as Parking Sponsor via announcements on the Summit App and informational emails
  • Need a booth? Add one for $25 per sq. ft., minimum of 100 sq. ft. with two (2) Booth Personnel Passes included.

Reserve Now - Several Opportunities Available

Are you a Summit Sponsor/Exhibitor? Add on Innovation Pitch Jam Participant for:

CDCA Member - $250
CDCA Non-Member - $500

Not an exhibitor/sponsor? You can still participate in the Innovation Pitch Jam for:

CDCA Member - $1,500
CDCA Non-Member - $2,000

Email innovation@charlestondca.org for more information.

Submit an abstract for a chance to pitch your innovation in the Exhibit Hall on the Innovation Pitch Jam Event Stage with maximum product exposure.

Sponsorship Benefits

  • 2 Complimentary Registration (with Non-Sponsor/Exhibitor options only)
  • Designated time segment to present your product to a panel of Government stakeholders if your submission is chosen.
  • One (1) product submission allowed per company
  • Apply to pitch your product and be voted “Best in Show”
  • Stage time outside of the Pitch Jam to share your product
  • Government will receive a copy of all compliant abstract submissions
  • Companies that are not chosen to present at the Summit will receive a refund of their abstract fee