The Gateway to Solar Conference is Minnesota's largest industry event. Each year solar installers and developers, manufacturers, distributors, financiers, engineers, utilities, job trainers, trade unions, non-profits, government agencies, and more gather for quality networking, education, and fun off-site events.

Proceeds from Gateway support MnSEIA’s year-round regulatory and policy efforts to protect the Minnesota solar and storage market. Scroll to the bottom of this page for answers to FAQs on sponsoring!

Sponsorship Packages:

Gigawatt Sponsorship: $10,000

  • Entrance for 10 for two days of the conference and the Welcome & Closing Receptions.
  • Entrance for 10 to off-site networking activity at Brit's Pub.
  • 2 prominently placed tables in the exhibit space.
  • Prominently placed banner at the conference.
  • Opportunity to speak in a session or introduce a plenary keynote of your choice.
  • Logo placement on MnSEIA’s website, conference app, social media, and at the conference.

Reception Sponsorship: $7,500 (Only 1 left!)

  • Entrance for 5 for two days of the conference and the Welcome & Closing Receptions.
  • Entrance for 5 to off-site networking activity at Brit's Pub.
  • Prominently placed table in the exhibit space.
  • Logo placement at either the Welcome Reception, Closing Reception, or off-site networking event (your preference), and on MnSEIA’s website, conference app, and social media.

Breakfast or Lunch Sponsorship: $5,500 (3 available)

  • Entrance for 6 for two days of the conference and the Welcome & Closing Receptions.
  • Prominently placed table in the exhibit space.
  •  Logo placement on MnSEIA’s website, conference app, social media and at the breakfast or lunch of your choice.

Megawatt Sponsorship: $5,000

  • Entrance for 6 for two days of the conference and the Welcome & Closing Receptions.
  • Prominently placed table in the exhibit space.
  • Logo placement on MnSEIA’s website, conference app, social media, and at the conference.

Kilowatt Sponsorship: $3,500

  • Entrance for 3 for two days of the conference and the Welcome & Closing Receptions.
  • Table in the exhibit space.
  • Logo placement on MnSEIA’s website, conference app, social media, and at the conference.

Networking Sponsorship: $2,450

  • Entrance for 3 for two full days of the conference and the Welcome & Closing Receptions. 
  • Logo placement on MnSEIA’s website, conference app, social media, and at the conference.

Build-Your-Own Package:

Need additional benefits for a sponsorship package or want to customize your own? Add to your current package or make your own sponsorship experience. View the sponsorship package here for more details.

 

Sponsorship FAQ:

 

Q: How do I register/purchase a sponsorship?
A: You can pay online for tickets and sponsorships here. Please email conference@mnseia.org with questions or to request an invoice.

Q: What does the “table in exhibit space include”?
A: If you're sponsorship package includes an exhibit table, here’s what you can expect:

  • A 6 foot long table with a black tablecloth and 2 chairs. There is no pipe and drape as we found that more attendee engagement occurs in an open-area exhibit space.
  • Two full days of networking with our 400+ attendees. Exhibit tables are spread between a main exhibit area and a hallway that connects the conference rooms, so sponsors receive a lot of organic foot traffic!
  • WiFi and access to private conference rooms for meetings and business deals.
  • Please note: An exhibit table does not include conference passes for your booth staff. All your attendees have full access to conference sessions and keynotes, NABCEP training courses, breakfasts, lunches, and receptions.

Q: Who attends the Gateway to Solar Conference?
A: 2021 brought in over 415 attendees and we're expecting an even larger event this year! View last year's attendee list here.

Q: Will I receive an attendee list?
A: Sponsors will receive a complete attendee list the week after the conference.

Q: Where can I find an exhibitor information packet?
A: See the exhibitor info packet here. This includes information on technology requests, shipping, and a sponsor checklist.

Q: How do I register my attendees?
A: Please register your attendees here with the unique access code provided to you by MnSEIA by October 10th.

Q: What's my exhibit table number?
A: MnSEIA does not send out pre-assigned table placements. When you check-in to set-up your exhibitor space, we will direct you to your table at this time. View the floor plan here (the areas circled in red are where exhibitor tables are placed.)

Q: Where can my attendees stay?
A: MnSEIA has a discounted room block at the Hyatt Regency that can be reserved here. Please reserve your room by September 19th and learn more about the venue here.

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