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The 2016 Public Media Summit Prospectus

Sponsor Testimonials

“As the USA representative of NHK WORLD for public television, I have found the association with APTS to be invaluable. The fourth annual NHK sponsored dinner at The Public Media Summit played an integral role in helping NHK leadership communicate face to face with APTS members and in reaching our goals to achieve greater distribution in the U.S.”

- Jay Campbell, CAV International Corporation, USA Representative, NHK WORLD TV



“The National Association of Broadcasters is a proud sponsor of APTS’s annual Public Media Summit. It’s just one way we partner on advocacy efforts for broadcasters. This Summit is also a great opportunity to gain insight, network and share ideas to keep public TV moving forward.”

- National Association of Broadcasters


“APTS was incredibly welcoming and made our time as an exhibitor at The Public Media Summit a rewarding one. We made new connections, updated our colleagues and got the word out about the potential to grow new audiences via the Public Media Platform. We'll be back next year!”

- Public Media Platform


“The APTS Public Media Summit, which brings together hundreds of public broadcasting leaders, represents the intersection of public policy, innovation and community service. LG has been involved for many years, partnering with public stations on the DTV transition and mobile TV, and more recently on emergency alerting and next-generation TV standards.”

- John Taylor, VP, Public Affairs, LG Electronics USA


“The APTS Summit has always gone out of its way to respect and value the exhibitors at their shows. By adding links to exhibitors’ websites on all their social media, announcing each exhibitor at dinner and offering incentives to the attendees to engage with the exhibitors brings a top level experience to the show.”

- Westpy Marketing

Sponsorship Opportunities

Diamond Level

Gold Level

Silver Level

Bronze Level

Sponsorship Perks At-A-Glance


About The Public Media Summit

The Public Media Summit (The Summit) is the largest annual gathering of public broadcasting general managers and community leaders who come together to explore issues that are vital to the future and mission of public service media. Featuring experts in education, technology, media innovation, fundraising, public policy and more, The Summit offers your company a unique opportunity to offer your products and services to the $2 billion public broadcasting industry.

Whether you choose a Diamond, Gold, Silver or Bronze level sponsorship, supporting The Summit is invaluable to increasing your visibility and inspiring loyalty among the leadership of the public broadcasting industry.

Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities

The Summit is an unparalleled opportunity for your organization to gain direct access to key, executive level decision makers while also demonstrating your company’s support for public broadcasting. Your presence at this event will ensure that you establish and enhance your profile among business prospects with real purchasing power.

Exhibiting and/or sponsoring events at The Summit:

  • Provides you the opportunity to make contact with more than 300 public broadcasting executives – primarily station presidents, general managers and board members, plus the senior leadership of PBS, NPR and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • Allows you to educate decision makers about your company’s products and services in a variety of ways, from exhibiting in a favorable environment to addressing the audience during a general session.
  • Gives you a forum to network and build relationships with other industry leaders and potential business partners.



Sunday, February 21 – Tuesday February 23
Most public broadcasting leaders consider attendance at The Summit’s meal events a must. Meals will feature high-profile speakers offering important insights on the strategic issues facing public broadcasting. Meal events also offer sponsors an opportunity to speak directly to station managers about your organization. Breakfast and lunch sponsors are given five minutes to speak, while dinner sponsors are given 10 minutes.

Welcome Reception: Sunday, February 21
Join us as we kick off The Summit! This event is surely a great atmosphere to meet old friends and make new ones. Your organization will have the opportunity to address the audience during a general session on Sunday, prior to the reception.

Opening Reception



Sponsor Fee: SOLD
Sunday, February 21
Sponsor Fee: SOLD
Sunday, February 21




Sponsor Fee: SOLD
Monday, February 22
Sponsor Fee: SOLD
Monday, February 22
Sponsor Fee: SOLD
Monday, February 22


Refreshment Breaks
Breaks are strategically held in the exhibit hall for maximum traffic. Prior to your sponsored break, an APTS
staffer will give a testimonial about your company in our general session, giving you valuable recognition and support when networking with influential decision makers in public broadcasting.

          Sunday, February 21, Afternoon:    SOLD
Monday, February 22, Morning:      SOLD
Monday, February 22, Afternoon:   SOLD

Capitol Hill Breakfast Rally Tuesday, February 23
The Summit culminates in the Capitol Hill Breakfast Rally, a motivating session that prepares public media leaders for addressing their members of Congress. Show your support for attendees’ efforts on Capitol Hill by sponsoring a hearty breakfast and emotionally charged session where conference members hear from members of Congress and famous names in public broadcasting.
Sponsorship Fee: $7,500


Exhibitor: Sunday, February 21—Monday, February 22
Our exclusive conference exhibit hall is the ideal location for promotion of your organization. With the Summit’s Passport Incentive Program, conference attendees will receive an Exhibitor Passport Book, where each exhibitor will be represented by a space on the passport with their company’s name. Attendees who receive stamps from all participating exhibitors will be entered into a drawing to win prizes. Exhibitor fees for booths include background drape, one 6-foot draped and skirted table, two chairs and one name plate.
Exhibitor Fee: SOLD


Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide Full-page Acknowledgement
As key decision-makers search for strategic solutions for their stations, your organization’s brand can be at the forefront with a full-page, color acknowledgement. Containing information on all APTS services, our sister organizations and company contact information from our vendors, this program is a year-round reference guide for public media leaders. It will also serve as attendees' primary resource for agendas, events, speaker bios, participants, sponsors and maps.
Sponsorship Fee: $1,000

Congressional Directory Inside Full-page Sponsor, Cover Sponsor
This directory serves as a resource for contacting members of Congress. Sponsors may purchase space in the directory, including the back and inside covers. Sponsors who purchase any cover page will also receive an acknowledgement in The 2015 Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide. Inside Full-page
Sponsorship Fee: SOLD | Cover Sponsorship Front: SOLD or Back: SOLD

Inside Room Drop: Sunday, February 21 or Monday, February 22
Be in front of The Summit attendees the minute they enter their hotel room. Provide a company gift,
promotional item or take-away to be delivered to every attendee’s guest room prior to the event.

Sponsorship Fee: $1,500

Under Door Delivery: Sunday, February 21 or Monday, February 22
Get The Summit attendees’ attention as they walk into their hotel room or when they first wake up!
Provide a flyer or informational material to be delivered under the door of every meeting attendee’s hotel room
Sponsorship Fee: $1,000

Transportation: Tuesday, February 23
Help meeting attendees reach the Capitol Hill Breakfast Rally while educating them about your organization. DVD players are available to play your promotional and educational materials.
Sponsorship Fee: SOLD


Acknowledgement on the APTS website with hyperlink to your website
Company recognition during Opening General Session
Full-page, color acknowledgement in our 2016 Public Media Summit Program and Sponsor Guide  
2 Complimentary Booth-only Registrations  
1 Complimentary Conference Registration  
Exhibitor Table  
On-stage testimonial to attendees by APTS staffer
prior to your sponsored meal event
3 Additional complimentary conference registrations (Dinner Sponsors Only)    
1 Additional complimentary conference registration (Breakfast/Lunch Sponsors)    
Prominent signage during sponsored event    
Preferential placement in Exhibit Hall      
Quarterly, industry-related emails to stations about your company after The Summit      
Emails sent to conference attendees about your company and sponsored event prior to and during The Summit      
8 Complimentary tickets to the sponsored event (Dinner Sponsors Only)      
4 Complimentary tickets to the sponsored event
(Breakfast/Lunch Sponsors)
Address attendees during sponsored meal event      
For more information, contact:
Tela Hansom-Pitt
Phone: 202-654-4224 | Email:


Exhibitor and Sponsorship Agreement Form

For questions, please contact Tela Hansom-Pitt at or 202-654-4224.
Please note: All invoices MUST be paid prior to February 1, 2016.


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