Corporate Presentations

  • The American Council on Education (ACE) seeks proposals to help bring innovative thinking directly to attendees of ACE2018.

    ACE Corporate Members are invited to submit non-commercial proposals for Partner Sessions and Focus Zone Presentations that address challenges, best practices and new innovations within one of the following categories:

    • Data Analytics
    • Media, Marketing, and Communications
    • Strategic Partnerships
    • Access, Retention, and Completion

    Presentation Options

    ACE offers two types of presentation options during ACE2018 through which higher education solution providers may share white papers, research, innovations, and best practices. 

    Focus Zone Presentations | $6,000

    ACE Corporate Members may apply for an opportunity to deliver a non-commercial 30-minute presentation to showcase your higher education thought leadership. A maximum of 16 Focus Zones are avaialble. All sessions are held in meeting rooms adjacent to the exhibit hall. These sessions are intended to provide practical education for conference attendees. All received proposals will be reviewed and evaluated to determine which presentations will be invited to join the program. 

    Package Benefits

    • Presentation description and speaker(s) featured on the ACE2018 website, mobile app, and printed program. 
    • Logo recognition on Focus Zone Presentation signage displayed throughout the conference.
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF Format) to the sponsored Focus Zone Presentation listing in the ACE2018 mobile app. 
    • Opportunity to upload the PowerPoint presentation in the sponsored Focus Zone Presentation session listing in the ACE2018 mobile app.
    • Session featured in one pre-ACE2018 e-blast highlighting all confirmed Focus Zone Presentations. 

    Partner Sessions | $15,000

    ACE Corporate Members may apply for an opportunity to deliver a non-commercial 75-minute presentation during ACE2018. A maximum of four Partner Sessions will be held during regular concurrent session blocks on Sunday and Monday; limit one Partner Session per scheduled time slot. Sessions are intended to provide practical education for conference attendees. All proposals must include at least one C-suite executive from a college or university who will co-deliver the presentation; preference will be given to proposals that include an ACE member institution. All received proposals will be reviewed and evaluated to determine which presentations will be invited to join the program. 

    Package Benefits

    • Presentation description and speakers featured on the ACE2018 website, mobile app, and printed program. 
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the sponsored Partner Session.
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF Format) to sponsored Partner Session listing in the ACE2018 mobile app.
    • Opportunity to upload the PowerPoint presentation to the sponsored Partner Session listing in the ACE2018 mobile app.
    • Session featured in one pre-ACE2018 e-blast.

    See examples of accepted ACE2017 Partner Sessions.

    See examples of accepted ACE2017 Focus Zone Presentations.

    Questions? Contact the Strategic Alliances and Advancement Office.

  • Please be sure that all of the required elements outlined below are included in your Microsoft Word document. You may also submit (AT THE SAME TIME as the proposal) any related documentation (e.g., related white papers, printed research materials) that may support the proposal.

    Please note: By submitting a proposal, your organization agrees to the associated sponsorship fee for the Focus Zone Presentation ($6,000) and Partner Session ($15,000), if the proposal is accepted. Submission does not guarantee acceptance for a session during ACE2018.

    Guidelines

    • Corporate Membership is required prior to submission. 
    • Include a 75-character session title to be used in the Annual Meeting Final Program, website, and mobile app. 
    • The proposal abstract should be a 150-word summary of the presentation as it will appear in the Annual Meeting Final Program and on the Annual Meeting website and mobile app. 
    • Partner Session proposals should include three learning outcomes/audience takeaways.
    • Focus Zone presentations should include at least one learning outcome/audience takeaway.
    • You may upload supporting documents, such as a white paper or other research, upon which your proposal is based. Gear the presentation towards intermediate to advanced level of understanding, rather than basic treatments or overviews. 
    • Partner Sessions must include a cabinet-level presenter from a campus with whom the solutions provider has worked. Preference will be given to proposals that include an ACE member institution. 
    • Proposals selected will add to the quality of the Annual Meeting program and offer a non-commercial, objective, and diverse treatment of issues related to the key topic areas identified for ACE2018. ACE aims to offer timely, relevant content that will appeal to a wide variety of attendees and expose our members to new approaches and resources. 
    • Submission of a presentation does not guarantee inclusion in the program. 
    • Proposal submission topics may not be changed after the review and selection process has been completed. 
    • Limit one Partner Session and/or Focus Zone Presentation proposal per organization permitted.
    • ACE reserves the right to work with presenters to revise presentation titles, reassign the identified topic area and edit session descriptions for ACE promotional and program publication purposes.

    Questions? Contact the Strategic Alliances and Advancement Office.

  • Key Considerations for Proposal Preparation

    • Gear the presentation toward intermediate to advanced level of understanding, rather than basic treatments or overviews.
    • Proposals selected will add to the quality of the Annual Meeting program and offer a non-commercial objective, and diverse treatment of issues related to one of the seven issue areas outlined on the Call for Proposals tab. ACE aims to offer timely, relevant content that will appeal to a wide variety of attendees and expose our members to new approaches and resources.

    The following criteria will be used during the review process:

    • Quality of Topic: Is the topic of relevance, value, and interest to higher education leaders? Is the proposal at a level that is relevant for a wide audience rather than pointing to a niche solution or a project of limited interest to higher education leaders?
    • Proposed Topic Coverage: Does the proposal adequately cover content related to the proposer’s learning outcomes/key takeaways?
    • Speaker Knowledge Does the speaker have sufficient knowledge, expertise, and authority to address this topic?
    • Presentation Engagement Strategy: Is the speaker’s engagement stragegy appropriate to an audience of higher education leaders? Do the speaker’s proposed session learning outcomes or key takeaways align with the described engagement strategies?
    • Appeal of Session: Will the proposed session be of interest to higher education leaders attending ACE2018? Does it clearly describe the proposed session content and indicate the benefits of attending the session?

    Questions? Contact the Strategic Alliances and Advancement Office.

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