Rural Telecom Industry Meeting + Expo (RTIME)

Key decision makers representing nearly 850 ILECs are in attendance each year, including:

•  
Directors
•  CEOs
•  Owners
•  General Managers

RTIME is NTCA’s signature event, drawing more than 2,200 attendees from rural telecom companies across the country every year.  The meeting features educational seminars, general session keynote addresses, workshops and other presentations. Association business is also conducted at the meeting. This conference includes our largest exposition of the year, featuring nearly 100 exhibitors.

EXPO at RTIME

Nearly 100 solutions providers exhibit each year at RTIME.  Booth spaces are assigned on a first-come basis starting in late-March, early-April with Star Partners receiving priority registration. Inner Circle sponsors receive complimentary booths.

Exhibit space includes:

  • An advance listing of preregistered attendees
  • A final attendee list after the meeting.
  • Quality time with telco decision makers during the exhibitor/telco executive luncheon
  • Opportunity to participate in prize drawings to generate booth traffic
  • Two complimentary conference registrations for every 10'x10' space
  • 24-hour security in the exhibit hall
  • Booth identification sign and draped back and side walls

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Become an Inner Circle Sponsor

With the Inner Circle Sponsorship, your company will be a top sponsor of RTIME and can select any sponsorship event or promotional item in the exclusive sponsorship list below.

With these top level sponsorships, you get complimentary expo booths; free registrations to the meeting; free banners, logos and PDFs on the mobile app; recognition at the general session; and a sponsor reception with the NTCA board. If you can’t join the Inner Circle, become a contributing sponsor by sponsoring one of these exclusive promotional items or RTIME events.

Chairman
$25,000
  President
$20,000
  Executive
$15,000
  Director
$10,500
  Manager
$8,500

 

Sponsor Benefits

 

    CHAIRMAN   PRESIDENT   EXECUTIVE   DIRECTOR   MANAGER   CONTRIBUTING
Comp booths   2   2   2   2   1   0
Comp registration   5   5   4   3   2   1
Comp PowerPoint ad                
Comp logo on app              
Recognition at meeting              
Comp PDFs on app              
Listing on app            
Website logo              
Website link            
Website listing            
Preregistration list            
Listed in promo mailing            
Recognition at General Session              
Logo in PowerPoint            
Invitation to NTCA Board reception              
On-site signage            
Badge ribbon            

 

Exclusive Sponsorships

 

Exclusive Sponsorship
Item Price
NEW NTCA staff shirts $8,500
NEW Caucus sponsor (Sheraton) $8,500
NEW Water cooler wrap (Convention Center) * $8,500
NEW Patio workspace (Convention Center) $8,500
NEW Networking Central (patio) $8,500
NEW EXPO lounge $8,500
App $8,500
Wi-Fi  $8,500
Registration area $8,500
Registration printers $8,500
Badges $8,500
Tech help desk $8,500
Charging kiosk $8,500
Giant iTab $8,500
Hotel key cards $8,500
Schedule-at-a-glance $8,500
Tote bags* $8,500
Lanyards* $8,500
NEW Wall or window banner outside General Session* $6,000
Footprints to your EXPO booth* $6,000
Floor cling ad* $6,000
Escalator area wrap* (Convention Center) $6,000
Column wrap* $6,000
General session video ad
limit 3 companies, 15-second max.
$6,000
Meterboard* $6,000
Elevator signage (Sheraton)* $5,000
Wall cling* $5,000
NEW Photo booth at Welcome Reception* $5,000
NEW Water bottles (empty) $4,000
Pens* $4,000
Room deliveries* $4,000
Registration drawing $4,000
Cups at Patio Coffee Lounge* $4,000
Napkins at Patio Coffee Lounge* $3,000
Hand sanitizers* $3,000
Event Co-Sponsorship
Item Price
Exclusive Telco Executive EXPO luncheon $6,000
Wednesday Excellence Awards luncheon $6,000
EXPO Open House $5,000
NEW Mosaic wall Contact for pricing
Breakfast $4,000
Refreshment breaks $2,750

 

*Cost of item not included, must pay in addition to sponsorship price.

Advertise

Broadcast your message to attendees at RTIME through these different advertising opportunities.

NEW App alert …………………………… $750
Deadline: December 2, 2019
 

NEW Facebook/Twitter post …………………………… $500
Specs: Copy must include link and hashtags, and meet the character limit of the platforms which are subject to change. (Recommended character limit: 150; link should not be a shortened url like bit.ly, please send full or a vanity url)
image: 1500 x 800 pixels (.png, or .jpg format–must be static, NO animations); or video (.mp4, h.234 file, 720p, 15 seconds) 
Deadline: December 2, 2019

 

 

Exclusive advertiser for meeting promotional mailer …………………………… $2,500
Specs: 10.5” x 6” with a ¼” bleed (pdf format)
Deadline: October 4, 2019


Schedule-at-a-glance
Internal page
…….……………………………………………………………………………..……… $2,500
Outside back cover ………………………………………………………………………….…….. $3,000
Specs: 5” x 3.25” with a ¼” bleed (pdf format)
Deadline: December 2, 2019


Website banner
Full banner ad
  ……..……………………….……………………………………………………… $2,500
Specs: 468 x 80 pixels (.png, or .jpg format–must be static, NO animations)


PowerPoint slide ………………………………………………………………………………….. $1,000
Specs: 16:9 ratio or 2400 x 1350 pixels (120 dpi, .jpg or .png format–must be static, NO animations)
Deadline: December 2, 2019


NTCA app (formerly the NTCA Events app)………………………………………………………………………………….. $1,000
Specs: Must provide all sizes, must be static, NO animations, 300 dpi .jpg or .png format, no visible graphic borders.
Deadline: December 2, 2019

Banner ad specs: 640 x 110 pixels (no links)
All banners click through to an accompanying app landing page

Landing page specs
May contain graphic button to link user to URL, recommended button size at least 64 x 64 pixels.
320 x 418 pixels
640 x 1008 pixels
1080x1920 pixels
1408 x 1408 pixels
1536 x 1920 pixels
2160 x 3840 pixels

Giant iTab

Featured Opportunity

The Giant iTab is essentially a giant tablet that conference attendees use as a super-sized version of their smartphones. This giant tablet runs Apple’s iOS mobile operating system, so all content is displayed in a familiar way. The iTab is located in the registration area at NTCA’s largest events (RTIME, Fall Conference, Summer Symposium), providing optimal visibility for your digital messages while attendees peruse the NTCA app for conference details, session information and much more

Custom Opportunities

Have a sponsorship or advertising idea that you don’t see here?  We’re always open to new suggestions and ideas.  Contact Michele Coleman, mcoleman@ntca.org or (703) 351-2089, with your pitch today.

GENERAL POLICY: All marketing opportunities offered by NTCA and purchased by vendors are subject to our approval. NTCA reserves the right to reject any advertising, sponsorships or other marketing opportunities submitted by vendors for any reason.