Why be a Sponsor of
Traditional Building Conference Series 2013
April 3-4, Norwalk, CT
"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 moves to new markets in 2013 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 will offer 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 this year is: “BUILDING WELL: Traditional Design, Materials and Methods”. The curriculum will focus 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 will take place in a historic venue, not a big convention center. There will be up to twenty sponsors, space permitting. Current sponsors include leading manufactures and service providers who sell the $170 billion traditional building market. Most of the 2012 sponsors have renewed their participation for 2013.
In 2012 we had some remarkable venues: The Graylyn Estate in Winston-Salem, The Denver Athletic Club, The Exchange Conference Center on Boston’s historic waterfront and the Chicago History Museum. 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 2013 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 2013 Series: “Windows Old and New, Historic and Traditional,” on May 21-22 in Washington DC. This Windows Summit, a collaboration between the U.S National Park Service and Restore Media 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. Bronze sponsorships are available. Windows Conference Schedule; Windows Conference Speaker Bios
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