Spark Growth Sarasota-Bradenton 3.0 Leaders Conference Launches Business Sponsorship and Contest for Local Emerging Leaders

Leaders 3.0 Emerging Leader Sponsorship Vote

Sunday March 08, 2015

BRADENTON, Fla. – Spark Growth hosts the 3.0 Leaders Conference 2015 this April giving thought-leaders and lifelong learners in Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida an opportunity to connect with national 3.0 Leaders in the fields of education, business, technology, and funding. Speakers and panelists from around North America have joined the 3.0 Leaders Conference 2015 because Florida is developing a reputation as a “thought hub” for tackling change and getting things done.

Businesses now have an opportunity to be recognized and sponsor an Emerging Leader from our area to the conference through a special “Buy one, Get one” BOGO pair of tickets. It works this way: get a ticket for yourself and one for an Emerging Leader and be known as a sponsor who cares about the future and quality of leadership in our area. Often, experienced leadership laments “the why” more Emerging Leaders are not present at the table. We decided to recognize those businesses that care to be a part of the solution through this special sponsorship.

If you decide to invest in our area and sponsor an “Emerging Leader”, you’ll be profiled as an “Emerging Leader Sponsor” at the 3.0 Leaders Conference 2015. “Emerging Leader” Candidates will be chosen through social media campaign video submissions, posted to the 3.0 Leaders Facebook page.

Are you an “Emerging Leader” here in the Tampa Bay / Southwest Florida region? Please submit your 30-60 second video telling us why you should be sponsored and post it to the 3.0 Leaders Facebook page. End your video with “Vote ME for 3.0 Leadership so I can Spark Growth!” Get your colleagues, friends and family to share and vote for your contest submission and the videos with the most votes will earn tickets for as many sponsorship tickets as are available. For a great example, our team member, Kyle Nurminen, shares on Facebook why he should get your VOTE!

Attendees will network with professionals in education, business, technology, and funding, discovering solutions while collaborating with other thought-leaders to help our communities meet the challenges of our fast-moving society and rapidly changing 3.0 World. Each day will include keynote speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions and networking that “makes a difference” for opportunities with like-minded experts across multiple spheres of influence. Topics discussed will challenge attendee theories, methods and perspectives, influence practices, and enhance professional competencies. You won’t leave this conference the way you arrived.

Please start your sponsorship or post your video entry as soon as possible to get the most votes and recognition and help us “Spark Growth!”


WHAT: 3.0 Leaders Conference 2015 & Emerging Leaders Sponsorship and Contest

WHERE: Bradenton Area Convention Center – 1 Haben Boulevard, Palmetto, FL 34221 (Map)

WHEN: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 8:00 AM – Friday, April 10, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

  • Wednesday, April 8 – Education ∙ Investment
  • Thursday, April 9 – Technology ∙ Change ∙ Leadership
  • Friday, April 10 – Innovative Districts ∙ New Cultures of Work



SPONSORSHIP: Contact Sara Hand to sponsor an Emerging Leader Tel#941-228-4033


As an Emerging Leader Sponsor, your organization will receive recognition:

  • In pre-conference promotions as a sponsor of an Emerging Leader and with your logo on the Spark Growth and 3.0 Leaders websites
  • At the conference verbally acknowledged from the stage as an Emerging Leader sponsor
  • Follow up blog post on Emerging Leader sponsor and Emerging Leader attendee to be posted on Spark Growth website
  • One conference registration for you and one for an Emerging Leader
  • $50 discount for up to two additional conference registrations


SOCIAL MEDIA: Stay in touch with Spark Growth via Social Media at & follow the 3.0 Leaders Conference and Spark Growth using Hashtags #3Leaders & #SparkGrowth

For other details and information, please contact Stan Schultes. Tel# 941-228-2006

Event PDF Flyer: 3.0 Leaders Conference 2015 Flyer

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About The 3.0 Leaders Conference:

The 3.0 Leaders Conference is an annual event giving thought-leaders and lifelong learners in Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida an opportunity to connect with 3.0 Leaders from across North America in the fields of education, business, technology, and funding. Website:

More About 3.0: What is the World of 3.0?  and Old Rules Still Running a New World

About Sarasota-Bradenton’s Spark Growth:

Spark Growth connects the dots in collaboration for multi-organizational initiatives. Bringing simple rules to solve complex problems and get things done quickly and effectively with a focus on community-authentic solutions and sustaining results. Their origins are in the community and business development work of Stan Schultes and Sara Hand – social and civic entrepreneurs who are long-time community builders throughout Florida and co-founders of BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton, DaVinci’s Faire, and The Station 2 Innovation Center. Website:

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