2023 Sponsorship Opportunities


The Illinois Arborist Association (IAA) is a volunteer organization that champions the care and preservation of trees throughout the state of Illinois. Research of new planting, pruning and climbing techniques as well as educating both members and non-members alike are at the heart of our organization. None of this would be possible, if it were not for our devoted and kind sponsors that contribute to the IAA and its mission. Listed below are the sponsorships opportunities that the IAA is offering reputable and caring companies willing to donate to a worthy cause.

Sponsors of IAA events play a critical role in allowing us to offer a variety of events to our members as well as opportunities for vendors of our industry to make connections with existing and future clients! This interaction and collaboration of arborist and vendors of industry helps the growth, exchanging of ideas and advancement of the industry! Support the professional advancement of the arboriculture industry and make lasting connections with existing as well as future clients!

Benefits of sponsoring IAA events –

  • Exposure to thousands of arborists and various arboriculture companies throughout the state of Illinois
  • Promote the advancement of arboriculture through the use of your products and services
  • Interact and collaborate with existing and potential clients and grow your business
  • Identify professionals in the industry that may find career opportunities with your place of business

Sponsorship levels will be awarded on a first come first serve basis, in other words, companies participating in the 2023 sponsorship program earn status as they contribute throughout the year, (i.e., Company ABC contributes $2,000.00 for an event early in the year, they will be listed as a Silver Sponsor. Sometime over in the summer Company ABC donates another $2,000.00. From that point forward, Company ABC will be recognized as a Gold Sponsor, etc.)

Standard sponsorship recognition includes a sign at the event, company listed in “Illinois Trees” newsletter as a sponsor and company name in all promotional materials and programs. All sponsorships secured before the event flyer goes out will have all sponsoring companies listed on it.

So take advantage of this excellent opportunity to get your company’s name out in front of the people that matter. Please contact April Toney at 877-617-8887 for more information.


PLATINUM ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP

$5,500.00 PER YEAR

GOLD ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP

$3,300.00 PER YEAR

SILVER ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP

$2,200.00 PER YEAR


NEMF- Northeast Municipal’s Foresters Meeting $75 (Limit 3 per event)

  • Company logo listed on the NEMF Meeting page on the IAA website.
  • Company logo recognition listed on all promotional campaigns leading up to the event.
  • Company logo recognition at the event – We can simply setup a projector have an image up on a screen.
  • Small table at event to have a representative and handout company info and promotional items.

IAA TreeBiz Social After-Hours Event Sponsor $100 (Limit 3 per event)

  • Company name/logo listed on the TreeBiz page of the IAA website
  • Company logo recognition listed on all promotional campaigns leading up to the event
  • Company logo recognition at the event – We can simply setup a projector and have your image or logo on the screen
    Small table at event for a representative to handout company info and promotional items

Tree Climbing Championship Sponsor

Competition Sponsor $1000 (unlimited)

  • Company logo on all 5 preliminary events
  • Company logo and hot-links listed on all marketing e-mails
  • Company logo listed on competitor shirts
  • Company logo listed in ‘Illinois Trees” newsletter
  • Company logo listed on the TCC page of the IAA website
  • Company name listed in TCC brochure
  • Complimentary Arbor Fair space

Refreshment Sponsor $500 (1 available)

  • Company logo on sign at Refreshment table
  • Company logo listed on competitor shirts
  • Company logo listed in “Illinois Trees” newsletter
  • Company logo listed on TCC page of IAA website
  • Company name listed in TCC brochure
  • Complimentary Arbor Fair space

Event Sponsor $250 (5 available)

  • Company logo listed on sign at the event sponsored
  • Company logo listed in “Illinois Trees” newsletter
  • Company logo listed on TCC page of IAA website
  • Company name listed in TCC brochure
  • Complimentary Arbor Fair Space

Arbor Fair Booth $75 per booth

  • Set up a tent or table and display, sell and promote your services, products, or equipment. BYO tent or table.  *Restrictions – employment advertising and recruiting strictly prohibited.

SIU Forestry Field Days Sponsor

Overall Event Sponsors (3) $750 each

  • Introduction at the beginning of Day 1 of event and 10-15 minutes to address group
  • Banner Sign at all events with name and logo recognition
  • Booth space at career fair 
  • Name and logo recognition listed on all materials related to the event and all promotions

Session Sponsors (8 – 2/session) $150 each

  • Sessions
    • Chainsaw & Operation (Day 1)
    • Invasive Plants & Pests (Day 1)
    • Group Training (Day 2)
    • TSI Practical Work (Day 3)
  • Signage at sessions

Meal Sponsors (4) $250 each

  • Signage with name and logo at all served meals
  • Booth space at career fair

Career Fair Sponsors (5) $125 each

  • Provides food and drink at event, signage and recognition at and leading up to event
  • Booth space at career fair

Gift Sponsors (5) $100 each

  • Name recognition at the presentation of IAA hats to all students at end of the event (Day 3)

Career Fair Booths – $75/booth 

  • Booth space at career fair with maximum 2 representatives

Summer Conference – In-Person 

Welcome Reception $550.00 (2 available) 

  • Company name on sign at Welcome Reception
  • Company name listed in “Illinois Trees” newsletter
  • Company listed on summer conference page of the IAA website
  • Company name listed in conference brochure
  • Company name listed in e-blast

 Breakfast Sponsor $275.00 (2  available)

  • Company name on sign at breakfast
  • Company name listed in “Illinois Trees” newsletter
  • Company listed on summer conference page of the IAA website
  • Company name listed in conference brochure
  • Company name listed in e-blast

Lunch Sponsor $275.00 (4  available)

  • Company name on sign at lunch
  • Company name listed in “Illinois Trees” newsletter
  • Company listed on summer conference page of the IAA website
  • Company name listed in conference brochure
  • Company name listed in e-blast

Break Sponsor $275.00 ( 2  available)

  • Company name on sign at breaks
  • Company name listed in “Illinois Trees” newsletter
  • Company name listed in conference brochure & e-blasts
  • Company name listed in conference brochure & e-blasts

Golf Outing Sponsors 

Hole Sponsor $275.00

  • Company name on sign at Hole
  • Company name listed in Illinois Trees Newsletter
  • Company name listed on golf page of IAA website
  • Company name listed in Golf Program

Lunch Sponsor $550.00

  • Company name on sign at halfway house
  • Company name listed in the Golf Program
  • Company name listed in Illinois Trees Newsletter
  • Company name/logo listed in monthly e-blast
  • Company name listed on golf page of IAA website  
    Company name recognition during raffle

Beer Cart Sponsor $330.00

  • Company name listed on Golf Program
  • Company name on sign at bar or on beer cart
  • Company name listed in Illinois Trees Newsletter
    Company name recognition during raffle

Hole-in-One Sponsor $550.00

  • Company name listed on signs at all “Hole-in-One” holes
  • Company rep can sit at Hole-in-One tee box and hand out informational material
  • Company name listed in Golf Program
  • Company name listed on golf page of IAA website
  • Company name listed in Illinois Trees Newsletter
  • Company name/logo listed in monthly e-blast
    Company name recognition during raffle

Raffle Donation or Merchandise Sponsor

  • Company name recognized during raffle,
  • Company name in monthly e-blasts. 

Annual Conference, Trade Show & Job Fair – In-Person & Virtual 

Our Annual Conference has approximately 600+ attendees and 40+ exhibitors. It offers two-days of training with split sessions for municipal, commercial, utility, tree worker, and Spanish training.

Show Sponsor $2,750.00 one day or $4,400.00 both days

  • Company name listed in Conference Program
  • Company name listed on all banners
  • Company name listed on tree climber shirts
  • Company name listed in Illinois Trees Newsletter
  • Company name listed on conference page of IAA website
  • Recognition at the Tree Fund Reception.
  • Company name listed on conference page of IAA website.
  • 2-day Sponsor receives full-page ad in Illinois Trees Newsletter for one- year and logo on IAA webpage.
  • 2-day Sponsor receives a complimentary 10’X10’ Exhibit booth space
  • 2-day Sponsor receives 5-minute time slot to address the general session audience
  • Company name/logo listed in monthly e-blast

TREE Fund Reception $1,100.00

  • Sign in center of Trade Show
  • Company name listed in conference program
  • Company name listed on trade show page of IAA website
  • Company logo listed on banner in show
  • Company name listed in Illinois Trees Newsletter
  • Company name/logo listed in monthly e-blast
  • Company name listed on conference page of IAA website

Lunch Sponsor $825.00

  • Signage in lunch area
  • Company name listed on conference page of the IAA website
  • Company name listed in conference program
  • Company name listed in Illinois Trees Newsletter
  • Company name listed on conference page of IAA website
  • Company logo listed on banner in show
  • Company name/logo listed in monthly e-blast

Conference Notebook (or the similar TBA) $770.00

  • Company name on notebook handed out to all in person attendees
  • Company name listed in Illinois Trees Newsletter
  • Company name listed on conference page of the IAA website
  • Company logo listed on banner in show
  • Company name/logo listed in monthly e-blast

Joseph Kramer Arboriculture Demo Area $550.00

  • Company name listed in Illinois Trees Newsletter
  • Company logo and name listed on the Demo Tree Climber shirts
  • Company name listed in the Conference Program
  • Company name listed on conference page of IAA website
  • Sign at the Tree Stand
  • Company logo listed on banner in show
  • Company name/logo listed in monthly e-blast
  • Sign at refreshment table
  • Company name listed on conference page of the IAA website
  • Company name listed in Conference Program
  • Company name listed in “Illinois Trees” newsletter
  • Company logo listed on banner in show
  • Company name/logo listed in monthly e-blast

Career Fair Sponsor $385.00

  • Table at the Career Fair with two attendants
  • Introduction of your company and interaction with students attending the career fair
  • Provide a guided tour for the students through the trade show immediately following the career fair
  • Interaction and time with students at a dinner following the Tree Fund Raffle (if applicable)
  • Company name listed in Conference Program
  • Company name listed in Illinois Trees Newsletter
  • Company logo listed on banner in show

Monday Single Sessions $275.00

  • Sign at Session
  • Company name listed in Conference Program
  • Company name listed in Illinois Trees Newsletter
  • Company logo listed on banner at show

Thank you for your consideration to support and sponsor IAA events that help promote and advance the arboriculture industry!