LION Summit sponsors

Our sponsors

Add your business to the list!

LION Publishers will host our annual conference in Chicago, Sept. 21-23, bringing together 140-plus local independent online news industry leaders from across the country for conversations about the future of news and media.

LION Summit attendees are in the market for innovative products and services at the intersection of high technology and journalism, and are leading the media industry in embracing new vendors. This is your opportunity to showcase your business to our rapidly growing community. Members of LION Publishers are the CEOs and decision-makers of their organizations — you'll meet with the top talent in local indie news.

At the national LION Summit, dozens of the local online news industry's leaders and innovators will come together for conversations about the future of news and media and training in online reporting techniques. Our attendees are in the market for innovative products and services at the intersection of high technology and journalism, and are leading the broader media industry in embracing new vendors. Sponsoring the LION Summit is an opportunity to present your products and services to this innovative, vanguard community.

Contact LION Publishers today to add your name to the list of sponsors, and showcase your company to the leaders of the local news industry.

Sponsorship opportunities

Presenting Sponsor $25k

This naming opportunity includes your branding on all conference literature and collateral. Be the lead sponsor that brings the conference to life.

Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Recognition as a Presenting Sponsor on conference presentation screen, banner and program
  • Opportunity to participate in conference opening and closing remarks
  • Opportunity for brief remarks to morning plenary session of conference attendees
  • Recognition at all receptions, and daily opening remarks
  • Logo/name as Presenting Sponsor on signage at conference
  • Opportunity to hold an interactive webinar with LION members and others
  • Double booth with 2 exhibit tables (seats four) with priority placement
  • All benefits offered to conference exhibitors, with upgrades, including:
  • Sponsorship listing on slides during the conference.
  • Digital ad in the conference online guide
  • Sponsorship credit in all conference email blasts, including weekly countdown newsletter
  • Individual email blast to all registrants on your company's behalf
  • Inclusion in sponsor-focused pre-conference email blast to entire LION newsletter subscriber list
  • Inclusion in passport in conference program
  • Logo and link on conference website
  • Logo included on sign of sponsors at the conference registration desk.
  • Four complimentary registrations for your attendees (includes all sessions, meals and receptions)

Hospitality Sponsor $15k

  • Recognition as hospitality sponsor during remarks at all receptions, breakfasts & lunches
  • Recognition as hospitality sponsor on signage at all meals and coffee breaks
  • Opportunity to hold an interactive webinar with LION members and others
  • Opportunity for brief remarks to plenary session of conference attendees
  • Sponsorship listing on slides during the conference.
  • Digital ad in the conference online guide
  • Double booth with 2 exhibit tables (seats four) with priority placement
  • All benefits offered to conference exhibitors (see below), but with four complimentary registrations for your representatives (includes all sessions, meals and receptions)

Tech Sponsor $10k

  • Recognition as Tech Sponsor during remarks at opening reception, and on conference presentation screen.
  • Signage and recognition for providing charging station for attendees
  • Recognition on all wifi/networking instructions
  • Recognition as sponsor of conference schedule app
  • Opportunity to hold an interactive webinar with LION members and others
  • All benefits offered to conference exhibitors (see below), but with four complimentary registrations for your representatives (includes all sessions, meals and receptions)

Streaming Sponsor $7.5k

  • Recognition as Streaming Sponsor during remarks at opening reception, and on conference presentation screen.
  • Splash credits on live-stream of all plenary sessions
  • Opportunity to hold an interactive webinar with LION members and others
  • All benefits offered to conference exhibitors (see below)

Opening Reception Sponsor $5k

  • Recognition as Opening Reception Sponsor during remarks during Thursday evening conference kickoff, which includes a light buffet dinner, hosted bar and an engaged group discussion.
  • Recognition as sponsor on signage for opening reception
  • All benefits offered to conference exhibitors (see below)

Closing Reception Sponsor $5k

  • Recognition as Closing Reception Sponsor during remarks during closing Happy Hour and reception, including the conference wrap-up discussion.
  • Recognition as sponsor on signage for closing reception
  • All benefits offered to conference exhibitors (see below)

Conference Exhibitor $2k

  • Booth with one exhibit table (seats two)
  • Opportunity for brief remarks to plenary session of conference attendees
  • Sponsorship listing on slides during the conference.
  • Digital ad in the online conference guide
  • Inclusion in passport in conference program
  • Logo and link on conference website
  • Logo included on sign of sponsors at the conference registration desk.
  • Sponsorship credit in all conference email blasts, including weekly countdown newsletter
  • Individual email blast to all registrants on your company's behalf
  • Inclusion in sponsor-focused pre-conference email blast to entire LION newsletter subscriber list
  • Two complimentary registrations for your representatives (includes all sessions, meals and receptions)

Nonprofit Conference Exhibitor $2k

  • Booth with one exhibit table (seats two)
  • Opportunity for brief remarks to plenary session of conference attendees
  • Sponsorship listing on slides during the conference.
  • Digital ad in the online conference guide
  • Inclusion in passport in conference program
  • Logo and link on conference website
  • Logo included on sign of sponsors at the conference registration desk.
  • Sponsorship credit in all conference email blasts, including weekly countdown newsletter
  • Individual email blast to all registrants on your company's behalf
  • Inclusion in sponsor-focused pre-conference email blast to entire LION newsletter subscriber list
  • Two complimentary registrations for your representatives (includes all sessions, meals and receptions)