2017 NRTS Annual Conference Sponsor Information
The Northern Rockies Tree School (NRTS) is organizing its eighth annual conference, to be held in Billings, MT on September 27-29, at the Red Lion Hotel & Convention Center. NRTS was co-founded in 2009 by public and private sector arborists & community foresters in Wyoming and Montana.
This year’s theme: ”Discovering New Branches of Tree Expertise” reflects the Tree School’s planning committee objective of seeking out organizations and businesses that value, promote, and advance the management of trees in Montana’s and Wyoming’s cities and communities.
Past evaluation comments from attendees that mention “the diversity of educational sessions” and “eye opening, new way of look-ing at very difficult tree decisions” best illustrate why NRTS has gone from 90 attendees at our first conference in Cody, Wyoming, to over 200 arborists, municipal employees tree workers, urban foresters, nurserymen, foresters, landscape architects, Tree Board members, Master Gardeners, students, and University extension agents at our last two conferences.
NRTS is asking that you consider being a sponsorship partner to ensure our mission statement “to provide affordable educational experiences” successfully promotes our goal of advancing knowledge, professionalism, and comradery among all who work with trees in Wyoming and Montana. NRTS is proud to mention that we bring in national and internationally-acclaimed speakers while the cost of this conference is typically about half of what other regional conferences charge. NRTS is not a trade show, but NRTS is a great opportunity to advertise your business, promote your tree management knowledge & products to the “best of the best” - all while supporting this unique and friendly educational venue.
We ask that your organization join the following partners in making this conference a success.
Wyoming State Forestry
MT DNRC/Urban and Community Forestry Program
Montana Urban and Community Forestry Association (MUCFA)
Rocky Mountain Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture
Garvey’s Urban Forest, LLC
Yellowstone Valley Tree Surgeons
The Good Earth Works Company and Nursery
USDA Forest Service, Urban and Community Forestry Program
The City of Billings
There are several ways in which you can be involved (See below). Vendor booth space is limited in 2017 and available on a "First Come - First Served" basis. Please contact us soon to ensure your sponsorship information is included in all of our advertising. We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Northern Rockies Tree School. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Deadline for early registration is September 1.
Member MT Urban and Community Forestry Association
133 N. Maple
Townsend, MT 59644
NRTS 2017 Sponsorship Packages
Sponsor the Conference - Sponsorships make the NRTS a more robust and affordable event. We hope that you will consider participating as one of our sponsors.
Non-Profit Organization Sponsorship $250 -includes a Vendor Booth (if desired); and one free registration.
Other For-Profit Sponsorships
Elm Sponsorship $500-includes a Vendor Booth (if desired); one free registration; and your logo displayed with 3 others on the conference PowerPoint presentation.
Spruce Conference Break Sponsorship $750-This conference will have morning and afternoon breaks. This sponsorship includes a Vendor Booth (if desired); one free registration; a banner prominently displayed at the conference break; and your logo displayed with 3 others on the conference PowerPoint.
Linden Sponsorship $1,000-includes a Vendor Booth (if desired); two free registrations; your logo displayed with 1 other on the conference PowerPoint, and a company brochure or flyer included in each registration packet (if desried).
Oak Sponsorship $2,000-includes a Vendor Booth (if desired); three free registrations; your logo displayed alone on the conference PowerPoint, and a company brochure or flyer included in each registration packet.
Minimum $10 value-Donate supplies for door prizes and the silent auction. Silent auction proceeds used to support arborist training in Montana and Wyoming.