2017 Annual Meeting Sponsorship Levels

An overview of AAC&U's Sponsorship Program—pertaining to the Annual Meeting as well as for the Network for Academic Renewal—is available here.

For information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Annual Meeting, please contact the Development Office at (202) 884-0801 or e-mail Development@aacu.org.

Sponsorship Levels for 2017 Annual Meeting
Sponsors at all levels will have the opportunity to participate in and display materials at the Annual Meeting; be listed in the preliminary program mailed to more than 20,000 individuals at campuses across the country; have a description of their services included on the Annual Meeting website; be promoted within the meeting’s mobile app; and be included in various public listings of AAC&U sponsors throughout the year.  The following levels are described in detail below:

Featured Sponsor—$22,000
Maximum visibility at the Annual Meeting and in all promotional material

Collaborating Sponsor—$18,000
Highlighted sponsor of the Annual Meeting and two Network for Academic Renewal conferences

Presidents’ Forum—$10,000
Sole sponsor for special forum reserved exclusively for presidents and foundation leaders

Contributing Sponsor—$6,000
Opportunity to present a session at the Annual Meeting or send an email message to all registrants

Friend Level –$3,000
Display table and networking throughout the Annual Meeting

ePortfolio Forum Sponsor ($1,000-$1,500)
Sponsors at any of the levels above can also present a session in the ePortfolio Forum. See details below.       

       

FEATURED SPONSOR:                    $22,000      

          
SOLD:
This level is no longer available

The Featured Sponsor has maximum visibility at the Annual Meeting.

  • Four invitations to the Presidents’ Forum and the Presidents’ Lunch on Friday, January 27, 2017.

This Forum includes approximately 100 decision-makers from colleges and universities across the country, as well as AAC&U’s Board of Directors, foundation officers, and leadership from the national higher education community.

  • Featured recognition in conference press release.
  • Recognition from podium at Opening and Closing plenary sessions.
  • Featured logo on placards at all conference-wide events.
  • Opportunity to schedule a 60-minute concurrent session with a campus partner representative(s) at the Annual Meeting.  (See Contributing sponsorship below, Option A, for more details.)
  • Featured logo and recognition in Preliminary Program/Registration brochure reaching 25,000 individuals, including presidents, senior campus administrators, and faculty members nationwide (for sponsorship agreement completed by August 19, 2016).
  • Featured logo and special recognition in Final Program (for sponsorship agreement completed by November 14, 2016).
  • Featured logo and recognition on front page Annual Meeting web site with link to sponsor web site.
  • Mention in AAC&U’s February 2017 e-newsletter that goes to members.
  • Featured sponsor on donor recognition list in fall issue of Liberal Education, AAC&U’s flagship journal.
  • Full complimentary conference registrations for four (4) representatives, including all ticketed meals, and opportunity to attend sessions of your choice.
  • 30-minute phone conversation with the AAC&U president before (December 2016) or after (February 2017) the Annual Meeting.
  • Six-foot skirted display table in a specially designated high traffic location available for duration of Annual Meeting beginning Wednesday through Saturday.
  • Inclusion in listing of sponsors on the Annual Meeting’s Mobile app, with sponsor’s logo, description, and link to website.
  • Featured placement and dedicated (visuals only, no audio) slide, with logo and message, in slideshow presented to AAC&U audience as individuals are being seated for the Opening Plenary (the largest single audience of the meeting).
  • Logo included on two (2) two-fifths page ads in The Chronicle of Higher Education (Autumn 2016) that promote the Annual Meeting.
  • Private room available for confidential conversations and meetings with prospective clients (schedule to be determined), with coffee service provided by AAC&U.
  • Option to schedule a breakfast or luncheon with up to 25 registrants (Sponsorship does not include the cost of the meal.)

 

COLLABORATING SPONSOR:              $18,000

SOLD: This level is no longer available

The Collaborating Sponsor will receive the benefits of a Network for Academic Renewal Supporting Sponsor at two AAC&U Network meetings of choice (Value: $10,000) and will be recognized as the sole sponsor of the Welcoming Reception at the Annual Meeting (Value: $8,000).

Annual Meeting Benefits:

  • Recognition from podium at the Opening Night Forum.
  • Exclusive recognition on banner at the Welcoming Reception.  This event is open to all conference registrants.
  • Logo and recognition of sponsor included in description of the Welcoming Reception in the Preliminary Program (for sponsorship agreement completed by August 19, 2016).
  • Logo and recognition of sponsor included in description of the Welcoming Reception in the Final Program (for sponsorship agreement completed by November 14, 2016).
  • Opportunity to schedule a 60-minute concurrent session at the Annual Meeting, presenting with a campus partner representative(s).  (See Contributing Sponsorship below, Option A, for more details.)
  • Logo and recognition in Preliminary Program/Registration brochure reaching 25,000 individuals, including presidents, senior campus administrators, and faculty nationwide (for sponsorship agreement completed by August 19, 2016).

Network for Academic Renewal Benefits:

  • Opportunity to sponsor a Plenary session at two FY2017 Network for Academic Renewal meetings of your choice and receive recognition with the session descriptions in the Final Programs.
  • Recognition from the podium at Opening Plenary at each of the Network for Academic Renewal Conferences.
  • Opportunity to schedule a 60-minute concurrent session, presenting with a campus partner representative(s) (see Contributing sponsorship below for more details) at two of the four Network conferences.

Benefits at all three conferences:

  • Featured logo and recognition in Registration brochure for the Annual Meeting and two Network conferences of your choice (total of three venues).  Each brochure is sent to 25,000 individuals, including presidents, senior campus administrators, and faculty nationwide. Sponsorships must be confirmed by:
    • Not Available for the Global Learning conference, Denver, CO
    • Not Available for the STEM Education conference, Boston, MA
    • August 15, 2016, for the General Education and Assessment conference, Phoenix, AZ
    • August 19, 2016, for the Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
    • August 29, 2016, for the Diversity, Learning, Student Success conference, Jacksonville, FL
  • Featured logo and special recognition in Final Programs of each conference. Sponsorships must be confirmed by:
    • September 6, 2016, for the Global Learning conference
    • October 6, 2016, for the STEM Education conference
    • November 14, 2016, for the Annual Meeting
    • January 19, 2017, for the General Education and Assessment conference
    • February 13, 2017, for the Student Success conference
  • Featured logo and recognition on AAC&U event web sites with link to sponsor web site.
  • Featured logo and recognition on donor list in fall issue of Liberal Education, AAC&U’s flagship journal.
  • Two complimentary conference registrations and opportunity for those two representatives to attend sessions of your choice at each conference.
  • Six-foot skirted display table available at each conference. The conference information packet will indicate which days you may display items and sit at the table for each meeting
  • Inclusion in listing of sponsors on the Annual and Network Meeting’s Mobile app, with sponsor’s logo, description, and link to website.

 

PRESIDENTS' FORUM:          $10,000

SOLD: This level is no longer available

The Presidents’ Forum is a high-level gathering, attended by university Presidents, foundation officers, higher education policy leaders, and AAC&U Board members.  The Forum includes panels, discussions with higher education leaders, and a breakfast and luncheon with featured speakers.

  • Includes two invitations to the Presidents’ Forum. Presidents, foundation leaders and other guests receive special invitations to this event and participation by the general conference audience is limited.
  • Opportunity to have a display table at the Presidents’ Forum reserved exclusively for materials about the Sponsor’s products and/or services.  The Presidents’ Forum begins Thursday afternoon and continues through Friday lunch.
  • Logo and recognition in special mailing from AAC&U’s president, to be sent with Forum program to nearly 1,300 AAC&U member presidents (for sponsorship agreement completed by September 16, 2016).
  • Recognition from podium at Presidents’ Forum.
  • Exclusive recognition on banner outside Presidents’ Forum.
  • Complimentary meals for two sponsor representatives at the Presidents’ Forum Breakfast and Luncheon.
  • One-page insert—text and graphic to be provided by sponsor—that will be included in Presidents’ Forum packet.
  • Logo and recognition in Preliminary Program/Registration brochure reaching 25,000 individuals, including presidents, senior campus administrators, and faculty members nationwide (for sponsorship agreement completed by August 19, 2016).
  • Logo and special recognition in Final Program (for sponsorship agreement completed by November 14, 2016).
  • Featured logo and recognition on Annual Meeting web site with link to sponsor web site.
  • Inclusion in listing of sponsors on the Annual Meeting’s Mobile app, with sponsor’s logo, description, and link to website.
  • Recognition on donor list in fall issue of Liberal Education, AAC&U’s flagshhip journal.
  • Two complimentary conference registrations and opportunity for two representatives to attend meeting sessions of your choice.

 

CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR:               $6,000

SOLD: This level is no longer available

Contributing Sponsors have two options for visibility and contact with attendees:

Both Contributing Sponsorship opportunities are limited in number. 

Please confirm early to ensure your sponsorship.

Option A:
60-Minute Concurrent Session with a Campus Partner

Option A is limited to six (6) sponsors, so please confirm early.
Sponsor to present a concurrent session as part of the regular Annual Meeting program.  The session must be presented in conjunction with a speaker(s) currently using the product or service on his or her campus.  The sessions, which will be scheduled on Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27, are included in the Final Program.

Session title, description, and names/titles of all speakers for the 60-minute session are due to AAC&U no later than October 7, 2016.

Option B:
E-mail Message to Annual Meeting Audience (in lieu of session)

Option B is limited to six (6) sponsors, so please confirm early.
In lieu of a concurrent session, AAC&U will send an e-mail message—to all registrants for the Annual Meeting—that describes the products and/or services of the sponsor.  The text will be provided by the sponsor, with appropriate logo and links to the sponsor’s website, and will be sent in January 2017 to approximately 2,000 academic administrators and faculty members.   In the email message, sponsors are welcome to encourage registrants to contact the sponsor prior to the meeting to set up a time for informal consultations or demonstrations. *

Both Options Include:

  • Six-foot skirted display table available for duration of Annual Meeting, beginning Wednesday evening through Saturday.
  • Logo and recognition in Preliminary Program/Registration brochure reaching 25,000 individuals, including presidents, senior campus administrators, and faculty members nationwide (for sponsorship agreements completed by August 19, 2016).
  • Logo and special recognition in Final Program (for sponsorship agreements completed by November 14, 2016).
  • Featured logo and recognition on Annual Meeting web site with link to sponsor web site.
  • Recognition on donor list in fall issue of Liberal Education, AAC&U’s flagship journal.
  • Two complimentary conference registrations and opportunity for two representatives to attend meeting sessions of your choice.
  • Inclusion in listing of sponsors on the Annual Meeting’s Mobile app, with sponsor’s logo, description, and link to website.

* Note: No sponsor may contact any registrant for the Annual Meeting proactively.

 

FRIEND: $3,000

SOLD: This level is no longer available

Sponsorship opportunity for the display of materials and discussions with meeting attendees

  • Six-foot skirted display table beginning Wednesday through Saturday of Annual Meeting.
  • Logo and recognition in Preliminary Program/Registration brochure reaching 25,000 individuals, including presidents, senior campus administrators, and faculty members nationwide (for sponsorship agreements completed by August 19, 2016).
  • Logo and special recognition in Final Program (for sponsorship agreements completed by November 14, 2016).
  • Featured logo and recognition on Annual Meeting web site with link to sponsor web site.
  • Recognition on donor list in special fall issues of Liberal Education, AAC&U’s flagship journal.
  • Two complimentary conference registrations and opportunity for two representatives to attend meeting sessions of your choice.
  • Inclusion in listing of sponsors on the Annual Meeting’s Mobile app, with sponsor’s logo, description, and link to website.

We expect that the Friend sponsorship opportunities may sell out quickly, so please confirm early.  If the opportunity sells out, we will create a waitlist and contact you directly if it opens again.

 

SPONSOR AAC&U’S ANNUAL MEETING MOBILE APP:    
$2,000 or $3,000

(SOLD: This level is no longer available.)
 

MOBILE APP for Meeting Duration (four days):

$3,000 for a sponsor who will sponsor only the mobile app
-or-
$2,000 for a sponsor who will add this opportunity to an existing 2017 Annual Meeting sponsorship

AAC&U’s Annual Meeting Guidebook Mobile app has been one of our most successful new additions to the meeting, and it is used regularly by more than 60% of all registrants on their Smartphones, iPads, and/or laptops—and that percentage is growing.   Most registrants download the app before the meeting to scroll through sessions, create personal schedules, learn who else is attending, and check transportation tips.  On site, the app is used to follow daily schedules, search for speakers and registrants, link to session materials, peruse restaurant suggestions, learn more about our sponsors, follow an active Twitter feed, and provide feedback to AAC&U.

The sponsoring company or organization will be featured every time a registrant uses the Annual Meeting mobile app. Each day, the mobile app will run a banner at the bottom of the home screen that highlights the sponsor’s name and logo. With one easy tap or click, registrants can be directed to the sponsor’s page (with logo, name, and full description), or to the sponsor’s website.

Sponsorship opportunity for the display of materials and discussions with meeting attendees

  • Logo and recognition in Preliminary Program/Registration brochure reaching 25,000 individuals, including presidents, senior campus administrators, and faculty members nationwide (for sponsorship agreements completed by August 19, 2016).
  • Logo and special recognition in Final Program (for sponsorship agreements completed by November 14, 2016).
  • Featured logo and recognition on Annual Meeting web site with link to sponsor web site.
  • Recognition on donor list in special fall issue of Liberal Education, AAC&U’s flagship journal.
  • Two complimentary conference registrations and opportunity for two representatives to attend meeting sessions of your choice.
  • Inclusion in listing of sponsors on the Annual Meeting’s Mobile app, with sponsor’s logo, description, and link to website.

 

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR AM17 SPONSORS

These opportunities below must be combined with an existing AM17 sponsorship level:

 

SPONSOR AAC&U’S ANNUAL MEETING LANYARD:                    $1,500
(SOLD: This level is no longer available.)

  • Increase visibility through a sponsor-branded lanyard for name badges for approximately 2,000 registrants. This is in an exclusive opportunity for one sponsor.
  • The sponsor is responsible for the cost of the sponsorship AND the cost of purchasing the lanyards; any unused lanyards will be returned to the sponsor.
  • Approval of lanyard style by AAC&U.

 

DEMONSTRATION SESSION AT THE ePORTFOLIO FORUM
SOLD: This level is no longer available

AAC&U will offer its ePortfolio Forum all day Saturday, January 28, 2017. 

Sponsors have the option of adding a demonstration session to an existing 2017 Annual Meeting sponsorship.

Limited to five sponsors

Sponsors at the Friend or Contributing Level (or higher) have the additional opportunity to offer a demonstration of their service or product as a concurrent session within the ePortfolio Forum, which will be held all day Saturday, January 28, 2017. 

There will be five (5) opportunities for sponsors to present a session at the ePortfolio Forum—two opportunities in the morning (60 minute sessions), and three in the afternoon (45 minute sessions).

Cost to Sponsor Morning Sessions (2 opportunities):
$1,500

(The option for a morning session is sold out.)

Cost to Sponsor Afternoon Sessions (3 opportunities):
$1,000

The ePortfolio Forum—which is an all-day event (8am to 5pm) held concurrently with the Saturday morning program of the Annual Meeting—typically draws more than 300 participants to the Forum’s morning sessions.  Annual Meeting registrants are welcome to attend the morning sessions of the Forum at no additional cost, increasing the number of potential attendees at the morning sessions. The ePortfolio Forum will continue through the afternoon.

The afternoon portion of the ePortfolio Forum typically attracts 200-250 individuals who register specifically for this event.  Because there are typically fewer participants in the afternoon sessions, we have reduced the cost for sponsors who present a session on Saturday afternoon. 

Contributing Sponsors who select Option A at the Contributing Level (see above) will present a conference session with a campus partner during the Annual Meeting program on Thursday, January 26, or Friday, January 27.  The demonstration session on Saturday, January 28, 2017, will be in addition to the earlier presentation and can treat a different topic.  Forum sponsors must present along with a campus partner already using the product or service.