Registration fees cover about 30% of the costs associated with the event, but not all of them. The rest is brought in through the live auction, sponsors, and individual donations above the registration fee.
Presenter/keynote sponsor: $1,200
refreshments (read: beer): $300
Saturday Pizza party: $300
While any amount above the base registration fee helps cover the costs of putting on each event, below are some 'tangible' sponsorship categories that are available if you (or your business/org) are interested: