GeekWire Gala

The GeekWire Gala is your chance to raise a glass, celebrate The Year in Geek, and toast the newsmakers of the year. 

Thursday, December 6th, 5:30 PM-8:30 PM, at McCaw Hall, Seattle Center

Make our gala your holiday party, close out 2012, and ring in the New Year in style.  Join the “geeks who give back”  and consider supporting VittanaBring old friends, your colleagues—and yes, your significant or insignificant others—and enjoy an evening of conversation, tasty treats and festive cocktails with our region’s vibrant tech community.

Sponsorship Info

NEWSMAKER OF THE YEAR SPONSOR…………  SOLD OUT

  • 6 tickets to the event
  • Host “VIP Lounge” throughout the evening with dedicated bar and company signage
  • Co-introduce newsmakers of the year with GeekWire team
  • Listing on event site, powerpoint presentation and all marketing collateral as platinum sponsor

GEEKS GIVE BACK SPONSOR………………  SOLD OUT

  • 4 tickets to the event
  • Table at the event
  • Your sponsorship covers an extra drink ticket for every individual donor contributing to Vittana at the gala
  • Your branding on a plasma screen, which will display the tweet stream of individual donations
  • Logo on powerpoint presentation and event site as gold sponsor

SIGNATURE COCKTAIL SPONSOR……………   SOLD OUT

  • 4 tickets to the event
  • Company branding on cocktail cups
  • Opportunity to name/design signature drink
  • Logo on two drink tickets (included in every attendee badge)
  • Logo on powerpoint presentation and event site as gold sponsor
AFTER PARTY SPONSOR……………………   SOLD OUT
  • 4 tickets to the event
  • Provide branded bracelets to Gala attendees to invite them to selected after-party bar(s) (these bracelets are good for drink specials at the venue)
  • Sponsor the after-party shuttle (25 passengers at a time) that will drive in a continuous 10-15 minute loop from McCaw to the bar(s) back to McCaw. Your team can brand the interior of the shuttle with signage, and “host” the shuttle rides if desired
  • “Host” the after-party bar(s)– signage in bar area and tables at the designated after-party establishments, and if desired, station your colleagues to greet attendees upon arrival
  • Listing on event site and in all marketing collateral as silver sponsor

BOOTH SPONSORS ……………………         SOLD OUT

  • 3 tickets to the event
  • Host a table with an activity and give-away (collect business cards and announce winners)
  • Logo on event site and powerpoint presentation as silver sponsor

 

PHOTO BOOTH SPONSOR…………………………………….SOLD OUT

  • 2 tickets to the event
  • Your logo (along with GeekWire’s) on backdrop for photo booth
  • Logo on event site and powerpoint presentation as supporting sponsor

 

 NAME BADGE SPONSOR…………………………………………SOLD OUT

  • 2 tickets to the event
  • Your logo (along with GeekWire’s) on all name badges for the event
  • Logo on event site and powerpoint presentation as supporting sponsor

 WELCOME SPONSOR………………………………………………SOLD OUT

  • 2 tickets to the event
  • Your logo on flutes; guests will be passed champagne upon arrival/during check-in
  • Logo on event site and powerpoint presentation as supporting sponsor

 

 DESSERT SPONSOR…………………………………………………SOLD OUT

  • 2 tickets to the event
  • Your company logo will adorn the desserts at the big bash
  • Logo on event site and powerpoint presentation as supporting sponsor

 PARTING GIFT SPONSOR………………………………………SOLD OUT

  • 2 complimentary tickets to the event
  • Your logo’d gift bag will be supplied to each of our 500+ guests upon departure
  • Sponsor to supply custom-messages for fortune cookies
  • GeekWire may supplement bag with donated (non-competitive) items (chocolates, limo ride discounts, etc)

 

Geeks Give Back

This year we are delighted to partner with Vittana.org in their fight against youth poverty. Work for a tech company? Put a team together and compete to be the micro-lending champs in our tech community. Sign up here and let the games begin! 

During the month of November, check back in for the standings on the leader board below. Every participating team gets deeply discounted tickets to the GeekWire Gala, and the winning team will win a hosted happy hour at Spitfire.  Geeks give back!

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GeekWire Gala: Join hundreds of geeks, from startuppers to tech titans, as we take a moment to celebrate the Newsmakers of the Year and the year in geek. Our gala is your holiday party, and you won’t want to miss this year-end celebration.  Thursday, December 6, 5:30-8:30 PM, McCaw Hall at the Seattle Center.