Sponsorship Opportunities

Due to the effects from COVID-19, the Society of American Foresters is transforming the 2020 National Convention into a fully virtual experience. Join us October 29-31, 2020 for a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Watch the video below to preview the virtual exhibit hall!

Already registered as an exhibitor or sponsor? Click here for some important information

What is the SAF National Convention?

The single largest gathering of forestry and natural resources management professionals in the world. With nearly 2,000 people planning to attend SAF2020, it is one of the best opportunities to position yourself as an industry-leading solution provider, reinforce your brand, build business, and strengthen relationships.

SAF will work with you to identify your goals and fit you with the actions to achieve them. Exhibiting, sponsorship, advertising, employee recruitment. There’s an approach and solution for every budget to maximize your ROI.

Features/Benefits of Sponsoring & Exhibiting at a Virtual Convention

  • SAVE! In-person events can cost companies thousands of dollars for exhibit booth shipping and décor along with staff travel.
  • ENGAGE! Surveys show 30% of people are more likely to speak to a person in a virtual booth. Live chat, custom videos, downloadable resources are all available at NO COST.
  • ADVERTISE! Create and post video advertisements and product demonstrations.
  • TRACK! Reports showing number of attendee visits, list of attendees and their organizations, and copies of attendee chats are available.
  • CUSTOMIZE! Virtual exhibit booths are customizable at no additional cost.
  • PLAY! Have a raffle for attendees to drive traffic to your booth.


Maximize your exposure, capitalize on SAF’s industry recognition, and make an emotional connection to your target audience through sponsorship. Sponsorship provides premium access through a strategic and targeted approach.

$15,000 $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,500
Exhibit Booth
Post Convention Booth Analytics to Include: # of Attendee Visits, Dates & Times, Attendees Who Visited, Copies of Chat Communication
Complimentary Registration 8 6 4 3 2
Career Fair Booth (Includes Company Logo on Career Fair Landing Page)
Logo with Link to Company’s Website on SAF Convention Website, and Convention App Premier Location Premier Location
Logo on Convention Landing Page with Link to Company Website Premier Location
Logo on Convention Exhibit Hall Page with Link to Exhibit Booth Premier Location
Logo on Static Thank You to Sponsors Slide Shown Before ALL Technical Sessions Premier Location Company Name Only
Advertisement in Convention App
Verbal Recognition at Plenaries
Exclusive Innovation Zone
Push Notification Before Start of Innovation Zone Presentation
Pre & Post Event: Exclusive Personalized Email Blast to Registered Attendees
Premier Event 2 1
Networking Event 1 1 1
Lasting Impression 1 1

Premier Events

One-of-a-kind social events granting exclusive branding and access to maximize visibility. All sponsoring organizations will have the opportunity to design a 20-second advertisement to be played as a “must watch” before one of these premier events.

  • Opening Plenary
  • Plenary II
  • Friday Focus On 1
  • Friday Focus On 2
  • Friday Focus On 3
  • Technical Session of Your Choice

Networking Events

Smaller forum networking events. All sponsoring organizations will have 5-minutes of speaking time at the start of these networking events.

  • Opening Reception
  • Opening Reception Chat Group
  • National Awards Meet & Greet
  • SAFter Party
  • BYOB (Bring Your Own Break)
  • SAFter Party Chat Group
  • Student Meetup
  • Poster Chat Session

Lasting Impression Elements

Unique ways to make your brand shine and leave an impression.

  • Innovation Zone Session (Already included in Diamond Level)
  • Post-Event Webinar
  • Exclusive Pre & Post Event Personalized Email Blast to Registered Attendees (Already included in Diamond Level)
  • Downloadable Coupon
  • Attendee Virtual Game Prize


Pre-Convention Advertising & Promotional Opportunities

Display Ad – The Forestry Source

The Forestry Source, a monthly forestry publication, reaches 12,000 SAF members with the latest news about critical issues in forestry and land management. It’s one of SAF’s most widely-read publications, preparing professionals to address current issues and challenges facing forest resource management. The September, October, and November issues of The Forestry Source provide ideal opportunities to drive traffic to your booth and any demos or pre- and post-training workshops you might offer. The November issue is distributed at the convention. Artwork deadline is August 12.

Cost: based on size and frequency

Online Advertising

Advertise on the SAF website, which receives more than one million page views a year. Run for a full year or six months with a direct link to your company or organization so you can promote your products and services. This also includes links to your company in our electronic newsletter and social media.

Cost: Based on placement and frequency. Contact us at salesinquiries@multiview.com or (972) 402-7023 for more information.


Conduct product demonstrations, have fun activities, and connect with potential clients in a more informal setting in an Innovation Zone! Innovation Zones are available on a first-come, first-served basis, in 30-minute increments, during expo hours. This added value to the Forest Management Expo is designed to foster connection, engagement, and a vibrant business climate between exhibitors and attendees.

Cost: Free

Convention Advertising & Promotional Opportunities

Pre-Session Commercial

Virtual events open the doors to having a “must watch” 10 second commercial aired before a session begins. Purchase a spot and customize your own “must watch” commercial.

Cost: $500

Pre-Session Static Ad

Design a branded advertisement to be shown on screen before a session begins.

Cost: $325

Display Ads Convention App

The Convention App is an indispensable tool for all convention-related activities. Your advertisement in the app will generate booth traffic and highlight your presence at the virtual event.

Cost: $250

Next Steps

Not seeing what you were looking for? Get in touch! We’ll tailor your sponsorship to better meet your promotional and marketing objectives. Contact Karen Forbes, Delaney Meeting & Event Management at (802) 865-5202 or karen@delaneymeetingevent.com

Already Registered as an Exhibitor or Sponsor? 

Here are some resources to help you prepare for the 2020 Convention: 

Not seeing what you were looking for? Contact Karen Forbes, Delaney Meeting & Event Management at (802) 865-5202 or karen@delaneymeetingevent.com.