Sponsorship

Sponsoring Technology Association of Oregon initiatives is an effective way to gain visibility and offer consistent and targeted opportunities for engagement with industry leaders, peers and potential clients.

Businesses interested in reaching our members have several opportunities to do so, including sponsoring a single event, a series of events, a major program, or advertising through our website or emails to member companies and thousands of email subscribers and web visitors.

TAO relies on the generous support of our corporate sponsors to support statewide and regional programming each year. Below are some of our current sponsorship opportunities; this list is updated throughout the year, so please check back often.  TAO staff can also put together an annual sponsorship packet that incorporates one or more programs to fit your specific budget goals and desired reach.


TAO 2017 STATISTICS

MEMBERSHIP
  • 435+ Members & Community Partners
  • Representing over 50,000 Technology Employees in Oregon & SW Washington
PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS
  • Three active regions: Central Oregon, Portland-Metro & Southern Willamette Valley
  • Hosted 75+ educational and networking events throughout Oregon and SW Washington
  • 5800+ attendees at TAO Events
STATEWIDE INFLUENCE
  • Hosted Workforce Board, Economic Development & Industry Partnership
  • Coordinated Transportation Super Action Cluster Summit for National Institute for Standards & Technology
INDUSTRY PROMOTION
  • Launched Techlandia, a guide to Oregon & SW Washington technology industry
  • ​​​​​​Featured articles in Bend Bulletin, Cascade Business News, Daily Journal of Commerce, Forbes, GeekWire, Oregon Business, Oregonian, Portland Business Journal, Portland Tribune, Register-Guard, Seattle Times, Statesman Journal, TechCrunch, The Columbian, USA Today, Vancouver Business Journal & Wired

NON-MEMBERS: TAO offers special member pricing on sponsorship opportunities. Non-members are welcome to sponsor TAO activities for an additional 20% of the member price.

For more information on any of the sponsorship opportunities below please contact Director of Special Events Rylee O'Brien.


2018 TAO SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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STATEWIDE PROGRAM THEMES

Programming within TAO provides avenues for both members and the tech community to build connections, share expertise and establish a collective industry voice.  Introduced in 2016 as ‘Labs’, the TAO Program Themes have evolved as priority areas within the tech community.  TAO and its member companies serve as subject matter experts and thought leaders across cybersecurity, digital health, education & talent development and smart cities. Since creating these ‘Labs’ or themes, we have made great strides in a variety of ways: spearheading policy changes, hosting an international conference, connecting public workforce boards, economic development & industry.  As a supporter of these themes, you will not only be seen as an advocate for these trending topics in tech, but also have ongoing opportunities to serve as a thought leader on subjects that are important to your client base.

CYBERSECURITY
DIGITAL HEALTH
EDUCATION & TALENT DEVELOPMENT
SMART CITIES

 

STATEWIDE EVENTS

NEW! LUNCH & LEARN
IGNITE
EXPERIENCE OREGON TECH
HACK FOR A CAUSE
OREGON TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

Thursday, May 10th / Oregon Convention Center
KICKBALL TOURNAMENT
Monday, June 25th - Thursday, June 28th / Regional Round Robin Tournaments: Bend, Eugene & Portland
August TBD: Elite Eight Elimination Tournament / Providence Park

TECH TOURS
Monthly: Portland-Metro
Tuesday, September 18th - Thursday, September 20th: Bend, Eugene & Vancouver

 

REGIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

CENTRAL OREGON SERIES

CEO ROUNDTABLE
WOMEN IN STEAM

SOUTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY SERIES
HOT SEAT
TECH TALK HAPPY HOUR

PORTLAND METRO SERIES
C-SUITE & INFLUENCER
WELCOME TO SILICON FOREST
MEMBER ENGAGEMENT

PORTLAND METRO SIGNATURE EVENTS
KICKOFF

Thursday, January 25th / Evergreen PDX
TRANSPORTATION SUPERCLUSTER CONFERENCE
Thursday, June 21st - Friday, June 22nd / Oregon Convention Center
PARTY IN THE PINOT
Saturday, July 21st / NEW LOCATION: Scholls Valley Lodge

 

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES

EVENT PROMOTION
SOUTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY PROMOTION
CENTRAL OREGON PROMOTION
TECHLANDIA
TECH INDUSTRY DATA CHANNEL