Corporate Presentations

  • Call for Proposals

    Call for Proposals

    Across the country, higher education solutions providers are continuously exploring and developing new and innovation approaches to accomplish big goals. There are greater demands on the higher education community to improve learning outcomes, access and attainment, global connectivity, business practices, and more.

    The American Council on Education (ACE) seeks proposals to help bring innovative thinking directly to attendees of ACE2017.

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

    • Leadership and Governance: Executive perspectives on the leadership, strategy, and management of higher education enterprises.
    • Advocacy, Policy, and Politics: Legislative and regulatory issues influencing the funding and sustainability of American higher education institutions.
    • Institutional Innovation and Transformation: Trends and practices influencing institutional capacity to uphold mission, execute strategy, and create positive change.
    • Student Access, Success, and Learning: Technological, pedagogical, structural, and financial avenues for increased student persistence and completion.

    The proposal submission period for ACE2017 has closed. Please check back in spring 2017 for details on corporate presentation opportunities for ACE2018, ACE’s 100th Annual Meeting.

    Learn about confirmed ACE2017 Partner Sessions.

    Learn about confirmed ACE2017 Focus Zone Presentations.

    Questions? Contact the Strategic Alliances and Advancement Office.

  • Presentation Options

    Presentation Options

    The American Council on Education (ACE) offers two types of presentation options during ACE2017 through which higher education solutions providers may share best practices, new research, innovations, and more.

    ACE Corporate Membership is required to be eligible for proposal submission and selection.

    Focus Zone Presentations | $5,500

    ACE Corporate Members may apply for an opportunity to deliver a non-commercial 30-minute presentation to showcase your higher education thought leadership, spotlighting recently released white papers, innovations, new research, and more. All sessions are held in meeting rooms adjacent to the exhibit hall, with session slots available on Sunday (up to nine) and Monday (up to seven). 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 speakers featured on the ACE2017 website, mobile app, and printed program
    • Session signage features sponsor’s logo
    • Opportunity to distribute collateral material during the sponsored session
    • Session featured in one ACE2017 e-blast highlighting all scheduled Focus Zone Presentations
    • Bronze Sponsor benefits and recognition

    View a listing of confirmed ACE2017 Focus Zone Presentations.

    Partner Sessions | $15,000

    (All Partner Sessions have been reserved and confirmed for ACE2017. Information about ACE2018 Partner Session opportunities will be available in late summer 2017.)

    ACE Corporate Members may apply for an opportunity to deliver a non-commercial 75-minute presentation during ACE2017. 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 ACE2017 website, mobile app, and printed program
    • Session signage features sponsor’s logo
    • Opportunity to distribute collateral material during the sponsored session
    • Session will be featured in one ACE2017 e-blast
    • Gold Sponsor benefits and recognition

    View a listing of confirmed ACE2017 Partner Sessions.

    Questions? Contact the Strategic Alliances and Advancement Office.

  • Proposal Information

    Proposal Information

    The submission period for ACE2017 corporate presentations is now closed. Details on the required elements are listed below for future reference. Please check back in spring 2017 for corporate presentation opportunities for ACE2018, ACE’s 100th Annual Meeting.

    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 ($5,500), if the proposal is accepted. Submission does not guarantee acceptance for a session during ACE2017.

    Required Proposal Elements
    • Specify the Proposal Type (Focus Zone Presentation)
    • Submitting Organization Information, including: contact name and title; organization name; mailing address with city, state, and zip code; contact phone number; and contact email address
    • Speaker Information (please include for ALL speakers to be included in the proposed session), including: speaker name (as it should appear in print); speaker’s title; speaker’s organization; speaker’s mailing address with city, state, and zip code; speaker’s phone number; speaker’s email address; URL link for speaker’s biography/CV (e.g., LinkedIn profile, bio on company website, etc.); please indicate if the speaker will be a moderator or panelist
    • Specify the topic catgory of the proposed session (indicate all that apply): Leadership and Governance; Advocacy, Policy, and Politics; Institutional Innovation and Transformation; Student Access, Success, and Learning
    • Proposed Session Title (maximum of 75 characters) – this will be used in the ACE2017 printed program, website, and mobile app
    • Proposal Abstract (maximum of 150 words) – this abstract will be used in the ACE2017 printed program, website, and mobile app
    • Please provide one learning outcome/audience takeaway that session participants should gain.

    Questions? Contact the Strategic Alliances and Advancement Office.

  • Guidelines

    Guidelines

    • Only current ACE Corporate Members are eligible to submit proposals and be considered for a presentation slot; application for ACE Corporate Membership must be received by the Wednesday, November 30, 2016 proposal submission deadline.
    • ACE will determine the final schedule for all accepted Focus Zone Presentations
    • A written confirmation letter and a copy of the Speaker Consent and Release Form will be provided for all accepted Focus Zone Presentations. Each speaker must sign and return the Speaker Consent and Release form on or before Friday, December 9, 2016.
    • Headshots (300 x 300 pixels; GIF or JPEG files only) for all speakers should be submitted on or before Friday, December 9, 2016.
    • Within 30 days of notification that a Focus Zone Presentation proposal has been accepted, a nonrefundable 50 percent deposit for the specified sponsorship fee must be received to confirm the session slot. The remaining sponsorship balance must be paid in full by January 13, 2017. ACE reserves the right to release session slots for any sponsors that have an outstanding balance after January 13, 2017.
    • Each Focus Zone Presentation sponsorship includes one complimentary full registration for ACE2017; additional registrations may be purchased at a discounted rate of $665. Selected organizations will be responsible for any additional registrations and all travel expenses incurred for associated presentation speakers in conjunction with ACE2017.
    • Submission of a presentation proposal does not guarantee inclusion in the conference program.
    • Proposal submission topics may NOT be changed after the review and selection process has been completed.
    • Limit one Focus Zone Presentation proposal per organization permitted. If additional session slots remain available, organizations may be granted consideration for an additional session slot.
    • ACE reserves the right to work with presenters to revise presentation titles, reassign the identified issue area(s), and edit session descriptions for ACE promotional and program publication purposes.

    Questions? Contact the Strategic Alliances and Advancement Office.

  • Review Criteria

    Review Criteria

    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 ACE2017? 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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