Sponsorships & Exhibitors (2015)

2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

The Louisiana Chapter of the American Planning Association (LA APA) will hold its 2015 Statewide Planning Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from January 21 – 23, 2015. This year’s theme is “Evolving Communities: Planning for Investment and Impacts in Louisiana.”

This statewide planning conference presents a unique forum for direct contact and interaction between municipal planning departments, private planning consultants, and allied professionals within APA's membership. Conference attendees will attend informative sessions, mobile workshops, networking functions, and social events. Planners will also meet renowned speakers and leaders, especially those whose technologies and approaches are on the cutting edge of the planning profession. Many of our state’s certified planners also use the sessions of the annual state conference as an opportunity to acquire their necessary continuing education credits.

A sponsorship of the 2015 LA APA Planning Conference is an excellent way to showcase your organization. Participation can occur in several ways. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2015 LA APA Planning Conference, please download and complete the sponsorship registration form by December 31, 2014, so that we can assure advertisement in the program and on-site. A member of the Local Host Committee will be contacting you soon afterwards.​

There is always significant interest and participation when the state conference is held in Baton Rouge, and this year's event will be no exception. We appreciate your support and participation and hope to see you at the 2015 LA APA Planning Conference! Should you have any questions or require additional information, feel free to contact Jessica Keasler.

Sponsorship Levels

Being a Sponsor for the Louisiana APA Annual Conference is a valuable means to show support for the planning of our future. By participating as a Sponsor you can help advance the planning profession and, in the process, improve the quality of life for our state. Plus, take advantage of a range of benefits specially designed to promote your company or organization. APA LOUISIANA CHAPTER welcomes our many returning partners and future new sponsors! As partners, we are committed to the future of Louisiana. Please consider one of the sponsorship opportunities listed below and contact Jessica Keasler jrkeasler@terracon.com or (225-239-2628) for more information. Thank you!

DIAMOND SPONSOR: $5,000 or more

  • Hotel room for two nights of the conference
  • Five Complimentary Conference Registrations
  • Full Page Ad in Conference Program
  • Reception sponsor with ability to have table alongside check-in for Reception
  • Acknowledgement at APA Conference and on website


PLATINUM SPONSOR: $2,000-$5,000

  • Two Complimentary Conference Registrations
  • Full Page Ad in Conference Program
  • Lunch Sponsor with display signage (shared)
  • Acknowledgement at APA Conference and on website


GOLD SPONSOR: $1,000 - $2000

  • One Complimentary Conference Registration
  • Half Page Ad in Conference Program
  • Breakfast Sponsor with display signage (shared)
  • Acknowledgement at APA Conference and on website



  • 1/4 Page Ad in Conference Program
  • One Complimentary Awards Luncheon Ticket
  • Break sponsor with display signage (shared)
  • Acknowledgement at APA Conference and on website



  • Business Card Sized Ad in Conference Program
  • Acknowledgement at APA Conference and on website



  • Listing in Conference Program
  • Acknowledgement at APA Conference and on website


Conference Exhibitor Opportunities

Another opportunity is to join us as an EXHIBITOR at the APA LOUISIANA CHAPTER 2015 Annual Conference and gain maximum exposure for your company or organization with professionals in planning and related fields. This is a great opportunity to market innovative products, educate participants (and the readers of our conference material) about your interests and establish excellent contacts for the future in a high-traffic area during the conference. Space is limited, so early reservations are required to guarantee availability.

A diagram of the conference venue at Baton Rouge's downtown Hilton has been prepared and is posted at the buttons below. The letter-sized sheet is drawn to proportion, but not at a set scale. The tabloid-sized sheet is drafted to 10 scale. Vendor display locations are approximations. Exact location will be determined by hotel staff. All display tables will be within the hallways between lecture rooms and the Riverview ballroom - ensuring repeat pedestrian traffic.



Exhibitor Displays and Tables ($200)

  • Exhibitors will be in a prominent location within the conference area. (Locations depicted on diagram are approximations only.)
  • Tables provided by hotel are 6 feet in length and include a tablecloth.
  • Electrical power is available to many (but not all) positions along the hallway walls.
  • Exhibitors will receive verbal and on-screen acknowledgment at APA Louisiana Conference.

Exhibitors, please note the following:

  1. Exhibitors are not required to register for the APA Louisiana Conference. However, if you wish to attend any professional or social functions, including keynote addresses, break-out sessions, lunches or receptions, conference registration is required.
  2. Exhibitor Tables are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited and sells out quickly. Therefore, cancelation refunds will be given in full provided the space can be sold to another exhibitor.
  3. An exhibitor information sheet will be provided to you and will include information on exhibit hours, setup and teardown, and loading, unloading, and shipping.
  4. An exhibitor registration packet will be provided to you at your exhibit booth or table. It will contain badges for all unregistered exhibitors (if names are provided in advance of the conference). Name tags for registered exhibitors will be provided in conference registration packets.