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December 29, 2021

Technology Ball Gala: Return to the Future! Join Us for Our End of Season Celebration!

The excitement is building for the November 13 Technology Ball Gala and our community is thrilled to be “returning” to in-person networking! Our annual black-tie Gala represents the culmination of our 2021 season, and we are looking forward to a beautiful evening of networking and celebrating the intersection of technology and philanthropy. At the event, our CIOs, CTOs, VPs of IT, etc., will celebrate and break bread together with representatives from the vendor community. The evening will begin with a VIP then General Cocktail reception, followed by a sit-down dinner, program and auction, and conclude with continued networking. We anticipate more than 50 IT Executives in attendance!

It is not too late to join us as a Technology Ball Sponsor! This year we are offering a full, 365 day sponsorship which will not only provide access to this year’s Gala celebration, but also will provide a full season of access to our 4 after-work networking receptions in 2022. The sponsorship packages begin at $5,500 with flexible payment terms available, including the option to spread payments over all 4 quarters in which the events take place.

One of the most anticipated elements of the Gala is the Executive Host Auction where our CIOs, CTOs, and VPs of IT, etc., are on the auction block, showcasing unique activities offered to the highest bidder with proceeds benefiting STEAAM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Arts, Math). This year’s gala fundraising proceeds not only benefit our long time beneficiary University of Texas at Dallas, but also supports the efforts of a new partner we are showcasing at this year’s Gala, Women Leading Technology.

There is no time like the present to commence your CIO networking engagement, so this is the perfect time to sign up and join the Technology Ball family! Join us as we endeavor to “return” to the way things used to be as we Return to the Future at the 2021 Technology Ball black-tie Gala.

REMINDER: Even if you are not in attendance at the Gala, you can participate in the Live and Silent Auctions through proxy bids and digital bidding, respectively. Be on the lookout for our newsletter sharing the auction link in the days leading up to November 13!



Unique Gala Sponsorship Opportunities
Live and Silent Auction

A highlight of the annual Technology Ball Gala is our Live and Silent Auction that feature a number of coveted auction items, including CIO experiences, and your company logo can be the focal point of these exciting aspects of the evening. Your company logo will be in the hand of each guest via the bid paddle being raised by guests during the Live Auction, or on the Silent Auction App Homepage on each attendee’s phone.


Live Auction Sponsorship Benefits, Discounted at $4,500:

  • Auctioneer will announce sponsor on stage during Live Auction
  • Company Logo will appear onscreen during auction
  • Company Logo on bid paddles guests receive at check-in and raise during Live Auction
  • Company Logo recognition on Technology Ball materials as Live Auction Sponsor*
  • Company Logo recognition on big screen within keynote presentation running throughout dinner
  • Social Media recognition as Technology Ball Live Auction Sponsor**

Silent Auction Sponsorship Benefits, Discounted at $3,000

  • Company Logo recognition on handheld technology used by each guest during the Gala
  • Your brand and/or messaging sent to each guest throughout the evening (1 welcome, 2 during event, 1 closing, 1 post event)
  • Company Logo recognition on Auction website
  • Company Logo recognition on Technology Ball materials as Silent Auction Technology Sponsor*
  • Social Media recognition as Technology Ball Silent Auction Technology Sponsor**


If you would like to learn more about these opportunities please contact the Technology Ball Team.

*Sponsorship must be confirmed and paid by the last Friday in September for inclusion in the Event Invitation, Event Program, unless a prior arrangement is made with the Technology Ball team
** It is the Sponsor’s responsibility to submit social media posts to the Technology Ball team for approval, prior to posting