The 2018 Public Media Summit Prospectus

Join us for the 2018 Public Media Summit

Sponsorship Opportunities

Diamond Level

Gold Level

Silver Level

Bronze Level

Sponsorship Perks At-A-Glance


About the Public Media Summit
The Public Media Summit (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 provides 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 national public broadcasting organizations.
  • 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.



Monday, February 26 – Tuesday, February 27
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 attendees about your organization. Breakfast and lunch sponsors are given five minutes to speak, while dinner sponsors are given 10 minutes.
The Power of Public Media Welcome Celebration: Monday, February 26
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 Monday, prior to the reception.


Opening Reception


Monday, February 26
Monday, February 26
Monday, February 26




Tuesday, February 27
Tuesday, February 27
Tuesday, February 27



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.
Monday, February 26, Afternoon: SOLD
Tuesday, February 27, Morning: SOLD
Tuesday, February 27, Afternoon: SOLD
Capitol Hill Breakfast Rally, Wednesday, February 28
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 supporting a hearty breakfast and emotionally charged session where conference attendees hear from members of Congress prior to their congressional visits.
Sponsorship Fee: SOLD
Join us, as a sponsor for our WiFi and your organization will enjoy branding as the facilitator of the internet access for all attendees of the Public Media Summit. Your brand and message to the attendees will be featured prominently on each table in the main meeting area. Your name will be used as the password each time an attendee connects to the WiFi on their mobile device and you will be mentioned throughout the conference when reminders on how to stay connected are given.
Sponsorship Fee: SOLD
Mobile Ads
Mobile banner ads are interactive and will appear at the bottom of the app's main menu screen. As attendees browse the app, these ads will catch the attention of any user. Your customized image will link directly to your homepage allowing you to spread your message and increase traffic to your site.
Sponsorship Fee: $5,000


Exhibitor: Monday, February 26 – Tuesday, February 27
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 in the passport book 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 signage above the booth.
Exhibitor Fee: SOLD


Networking and Nibbles Pre-Lunch Gathering
Located prominently outside of the General Session Ballroom and in our Exhibition Hall, join us to connect your brand with attendees during this networking and refreshment break served prior to our lunch.
Sponsorship Fee: SOLD
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.
Sponsorship Fee: Inside Full-Page: SOLD | Cover Sponsorship Front: SOLD or back: SOLD
Inside Room Drop: Monday, February 26 or Tuesday, February 27
Be in front of the Summit attendees by providing a company gift, promotional item or take-away to be delivered to, or placed in, every attendee's guest room.
Sponsorship Fee: $1,500
Under Door Delivery: Monday, February 26 or Tuesday, February 27
Get the Summit attendees' attention by providing a flyer or informational material to be delivered under their hotel room door.
Sponsorship Fee: $1,000
Transportation: Wednesday, February 28
Help meeting attendees reach the Capitol Hill Breakfast Rally while educating them about your organization. DVD players are available in the buses to play your promotional and educational materials.
Sponsorship Fee: SOLD
Tote Bag Insert
Welcome attendees to the Public Media Summit with your message or gift bag insert in our conference tote bags. This year's bag will hold all of your meeting essentials making your Hill visits all the easier. "Insert" is defined as one paper insert or one promotional item. Please note, no assembly or collation services will be provided. Please budget for 300 pieces. APTS must review and approve the item. All items must be shipped to the hotel no later than Thursday, February 22 to be included in the conference bag.
Sponsorship Fee: $500











Acknowledgement on the APTS website with hyperlink to your website

Company recognition during Opening General Session

Emails sent to conference attendees about your company and sponsored event prior to and during the Summit
Follow-up email to attendees and membership about your company 6 months after the Summit
Company contact information sent directly to attendees and membership after the Summit

Acknowledgement page in our 2018 Public Media Summit App (Includes option for PDF attachment)


1 Complimentary Full Conference Registration


2 Complimentary Booth-only Registrations


Exhibitor Table


On-Stage testimonial to attendees by APTS staffer prior to your sponsored event


3 Additional complimentary full conference registrations
(Dinner Sponsors Only)


1 Additional complimentary conference registration (Breakfast/Lunch Sponsors)


Prominent signage during sponsored event


Free prominently placed Menu Banner Ad in our 2018 Public Media Summit App (*Sponsorships over $30K only)


Quarterly, industry-related emails to stations about your company after the Summit


8 complimentary tickets to sponsored event
(Dinner Sponsors Only)


4 complimentary tickets to sponsored event
(Breakfast/Lunch Sponsors)


Address attendees during sponsored meal event



Exhibitor and Sponsorship Agreement Form
For questions, please contact Tela Hansom-Pitt at or 202-654-4224
Please note: All invoices MUST be paid upon receipt of invoice.