April 14, 2020

Sponsorship

Overview

The Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries (ES) is the largest organized group of entertainment and sports lawyers in the United States. Its members represent talent and companies in the entertainment and sports industry in the US and internationally as in-house counsel and firm attorneys.

Sponsoring the conference activities of the Forum is an excellent opportunity to receive high visibility for your company, align your product or services with a targeted, affluent audience, and to enhance your professional network for future business opportunities.

The Sponsorship Committee develops an annual fundraising plan and identifies potential sponsorship opportunities. Working the the direction of the Committee Co-Chairs, this committee implements the Forum's fundraising initiatives for its Spring CLE Program and Annual Conference. The committee is responsible for initiating discussions with potential sponsors, confirming sponsorship commitments and ensuring that each sponsor receives the full benefit of their contribution.

Committee Members

Co-Chairs

Lee Hutton | Hutton, Kluz, Evans, LLC, St. Paul, MN
Polina Ivko, | Phillips Auctioneers LLC and Ivko & Associates LLC, New York, NY

Members-at-Large

David Fink |Venable, Los Angeles, CA
Alan Friedman | Fox Rothschild, New York, NY
Stephen Weizenecker | Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, Atlanta, GA
Elke Suber | Microsoft, Redmond, WA

Forum Information

ES Forum Audience

The audience for the Forum’s programming and publications is across the continental United States and Internationally due to its diverse programming.

Forum Promotional Activities by the Numbers

Promotional materials are distributed to the following:

  • Forum Membership: 7,411 members
  • ABA Intellectual Property Members: 7,325
  • ABA Members – Nevada: 1,459
  • ABA Members – New York: 24,142
  • ABA Members - California: 22,153
  • ABA Members – Illinois: 14,740
  • ABA Members – Florida: 13,077
  • California Society of CPAs Members – 40,000

Conference Demographics

The conference draws attendees from around the world and speakers from the major entertainment and sports companies and firms each year.

  • Annual Conference Attendance: 240 to 300
  • Estimated Number of Speakers in 2020: 70
  • Speaker Companies/Firms Historically Represented (partial list):
    Amazon.com; Anonymous Content; Arizona Diamondbacks; Atlanta Falcons; Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson; Big 12 Athletic Conference; Canadian Music Theatre Project; Cassels Brock & Blackwell; Dickinson Wright; Fox Rothschild; Green Bay Packers; Greenberg Traurig; Lions Gates Films; MGM Resorts International; Microsoft; Nixon Peabody; Sony Pictures; Stinson LLP; Vegas Golden Knights; Warner Brothers Records; and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
  • CLE Credit Applied For: 12.00 hours in 60-minute states and 14.40 hours in 50-minute states.
  • CPE Credit Applied For: 14.00 hours

NOTE: Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.
 

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries provides four sponsorship levels for the its annual conference and its Spring CLE Program and three sponsorship levels for webinars.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please complete the Entertainment & Sports Sponsor Committment Form.

Diamond Sponsorship - $20,000

  • Sponsorship of the 42nd Annual Conference, October 1-3, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV at the Four Seasons Hotel
  • Designated as a named sponsor of one of the following:
    • Friday Keynote and Opening Reception at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Campus
    • Friday Nightcap at the Four Seasons
    • Saturday Keynote and Luncheon at the Four Seasons
  • Option to have a branded informational or social gathering with meeting space provided. (limited timeslots)
  • Sponsorship of the 2021 Spring CLE Program (date and location to be announced)
  • Four (4) complimentary CLE registrations for the Spring CLE Program
  • Four (4) complimentary CLE registrations for the Annual Conference
  • Two (2) complimentary CLE registrations for Forum On-Demand Webinar
  • One (1) complimentary draped 6-foot exhibitor table at the
  • Annual Conference and Spring CLE Program, with 2 sales rep passes (non-CLE)*
  • Verbal recognition at Annual Conference and Spring CLE program during Keynote and Luncheon presentations delivered by Chair.
  • One (1) branded piece of literature or product distributed at Keynote Luncheon at Annual Meeting
  • Sponsor acknowledgment of a hosted proprietary social event for all attendees in program brochure (cost of event at sponsor’s own expense) at Annual Meeting or Spring CLE
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in a future issue of the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
  • Acknowledgement on a full page in the Conference Mobile App with thank you text
  • Announcement of sponsorship on Forum social media sites (Facebook and Twitter) and Forum website.
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment in conference materials: signage, brochure, onsite schedule and course materials for both programs
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).


*Note: The American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries, and the Four Seasons Hotel cannot assume any responsibility for sponsor exhibit materials or the set‐up and dismantling of table displays. Information for making such arrangements will be forwarded to exhibitor primary contacts in August 2020.
 

Platinum Sponsorship - $10,000

  • Sponsorship of the 42nd Annual Conference, October 1-3, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV at the Four Seasons Hotel
  • Designated as a named sponsor of one of the following:
    • Friday Breaks
    • Saturday Breaks
    • Saturday Breakfast
    • Sunday Breakfast
  • Sponsorship of the 2021 Spring CLE Program (date and location to be announced)
  • Three (3) complimentary CLE registrations for the Spring CLE Program
  • Three (3) complimentary CLE registrations for the Annual Conference
  • One (1) complimentary draped 6-foot exhibitor table (with one non- CLE sales rep pass)
  • Verbal recognition at Annual and Spring CLE programs during Keynote and Luncheon presentations delivered by Chair
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment in conference materials: signage, brochure, onsite schedule, and course materials for both programs
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in a future issue of the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
  • Announcement of sponsorship on Forum social media sites (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Sponsorship acknowledgment on Forum website
  • Sponsorship acknowledgment in the Conference Mobile App
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).
     

Gold Sponsorship - $6,000

  • Sponsorship of the 42nd Annual Conference, October 1-3, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV at the Four Seasons Hotel
  • Designated as a named sponsor of one of the following:
    • Saturday Plenary Session
    • Sunday Break
    • Meeting Wi-Fi Services
  • Sponsorship of the 2021 Spring CLE Program (date and location to be announced)
  • Two (2) complimentary CLE registrations for the Spring CLE Program
  • Two (2) complimentary CLE registrations for the Annual Conference
  • One (1) complimentary draped 6-foot exhibitor table
  • Verbal recognition at Annual and Spring CLE programs during Keynote and Luncheon presentations delivered by Chair
  • Logo recognition in conference materials: signage, brochure, onsite schedule, and course materials for both programs
  • Sponsorship acknowledgement in a future issue of the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
  • Announcement of sponsorship on Forum social media sites (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment on Forum website
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).
     

Silver Sponsorship - $3,000

  • Sponsorship of the 42nd Annual Conference, October 1-3, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV at the Four Seasons Hotel
  • One (1) complimentary CLE registration for the Annual Conference
  • One (1) complimentary draped 6-foot exhibitor table
  • Logo recognition in conference materials: signage, brochure, onsite schedule, and course materials for both programs
  • Announcement of sponsorship on Forum social media sites (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment in an issue of Entertainment & Sports Lawyer
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

 

Webinar Sponsorship Levels

Gold Sponsor - $1,500

  • Recognition for three (3) webinars in promotional material and on the webinar registration form
  • Three (3) complimentary webinar registrations
  • Recognition during the opening remarks

Silver Sponsor - $1,000

  • Recognition for two (2) webinars in promotional materials and on webinar registration form
  • Two (2) complimentary registrations
  • Recognition during the opening remarks*
    *Also heard on purchased audio tapes

Bronze Sponsor - $500

  • Recognition for one (1) webinar in in promotional materials and on the registration form
  • One (1) complimentary registration to the webinar

Add-on Benefit

Branded Informational/Social Activity - $5,000

  • Meeting space and timeslot provided to have a branded informational or social activity
  • Two dedicated emails sent to registrants inviting them to the activity

2021 Spring CLE Program Sponsorship Levels

Gold Sponsor - $2,000

  • Sponsorship of the 2020 ES Spring CLE Program April 17, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI at Marquette University Law School
  • Three (3) complimentary CLE registrations for the CLE Program
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment on Forum website
  • Logo recognition in conference materials: signage, brochure, onsite schedule, and course materials
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment in an issue of Entertainment & Sports Lawyer
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Silver Sponsor - $1,500

  • Sponsorship of the 2020 ES Spring CLE Program April 17, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI at Marquette University Law School
  • Two (2) complimentary CLE registrations for the CLE Program
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment on Forum website
  • Logo recognition in conference materials: signage, brochure, onsite schedule, and course materials
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment in an issue of Entertainment & Sports Lawyer
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Bronze Sponsor - $1,000

  • Sponsorship of the 2020 ES Spring CLE Program April 17, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI at Marquette University Law School
  • One (1) complimentary CLE registration for the CLE Program
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment on Forum website
  • Logo recognition in conference materials: signage, brochure, onsite schedule, and course materials
  • Sponsorship Acknowledgment in an issue of Entertainment & Sports Lawyer
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABA Policy).

Beverage Sponsor - $500

  • Firm name/logo recognition in conference materials: signage, brochure, onsite schedule, and course materials.
  • Advance and Post Attendance Registrants Lists includes name, firm, city and state (emails are excluded due to ABAPolicy).