Why be a Sponsor
Traditional Building Conference 2014
April 2-3 Washington DC
"If you want to be in front of architects, designers and builders this is an excellent investment. Every vendor on the planet wants the attention of these buyers and specifiers. This is a great way to be one of the select few vendors who gets that attention." – Brian Stowell: President of Crown Point Cabinetry
The Traditional Building Conference Series is moving to new markets in 2014 and continues a winning formula for delivering education and networking opportunities to architects, contractors, craftsmen, interior designers, building owners, planners, preservationists and their suppliers.
Each Traditional Building Conference offers local and regional attendees ten seminars in two days. Traditional building professionals can earn AIA Learning Units; LEED AP credits and education certification for NAHB, NARI, and IDCEC.
Our conference theme for 2014 is: “CREATIVE CROSSROADS: Makers, Innovators & Tradition”. The curriculum focuses on the preservation and new design of architectural details in traditional ways. The education is a balance of restoration, renovation and traditional building solutions for commercial, residential and institutional buildings.
All four Tradition Building Conferences in our series take place in an historic venue, not a big convention center. There are up to twenty sponsors, as space permits. Current sponsors include leading manufacturers and service providers who sell to the $170 billion traditional building market. Most of the 2013 sponsors renewed their participation for 2014.
In 2013 we had some remarkable venues: The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk CT., The Ebell Club of Los Angeles, the Chicago History Museum, and the historic Eastern Market on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. These sites embody the traditional design methods and materials in keeping with our conference’s theme.
Our primary industry partner is the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, who has strong local and regional chapters in each of the markets we serve. We will also work with the local chapters of the Association for Preservation Technology International, the AIA Historic Resources Group and additional industry partners, where appropriate. This helps to get the word out and to drive quality attendance. We expect 200 attendees per event.
Rather than “selling booths” to exhibitors, we offer three levels of sponsorship participation (including table top display) to select companies. Most sponsors will participate in all four Traditional Building Conferences in the 2014 Series but some will sponsor select markets only. A list of sponsor benefits is below.
When you sign on as a sponsor, you "own" your product category exclusively. There are a limited number of sponsorships available.
The exception to this is the second Conference in the 2014 Series: “Windows Old and New, Historic and Traditional,” on May 7-8 in New Orleans. This Windows Summit, a collaboration between the U.S National Park Service and The Traditional Building Conference is open to all window suppliers who want to participate in this important dialogue about the sensitive repair, replacement and restoration of fenestration in historic buildings.
The biggest difference between the new Traditional Building Conference Series and the former Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference is size, frequency and location. Rather than producing one big national four day event, we get more nimble, take the education to the audience by moving from market to market and we book smaller more interesting and intimate venues. This makes the Traditional Building Conference Series more affordable, more time efficient and convenient for attendees while also lowering the cost and increasing the impact for sponsors.
Gold: $5,000 per event
Silver: $3,900 per event
Bronze: $3,500 per event
For more information on becoming a Sponsor:
Peter H. Miller, Hon. AIA