Sponsorships, Exhibits, and Advertising

What We’re About

Higher education leaders gather at the ACE Annual Meeting to share ideas and best practices and hear from thought leaders and news makers discussing the most pressing issues of the day. This annual event attracts over 1,000 campus administrators and faculty from across the country and around the world – more than a third of whom are presidents, chancellors, chief academic officers, and provosts. As the nation’s premier higher education event, ACE2017 will help you:

  • Expand your network
  • Become a more effective leader
  • Enhance your company’s profile
  • Foster education attainment and innovation
  • Embrace and encourage diversity
  • Receive an inside look at higher education government relations
  • Honor veterans
  • Think internationalization

Show your leadership where it counts!  Prepare to join ACE – the only national higher education association that brings together leaders from all sectors – as we address current issues and develop lasting solutions.  Companies, nonprofits, and other higher education stakeholders can participate in ACE2017 through:


ACE’s diverse range of opportunities includes sponsorship sessions, social and networking events, onsite branding, and general support.  With options beginning as low as $2,500, there is something to fit every budget.  Sponsorship offers name and/or logo recognition, networking opportunities, access to targeted audiences, and more.

Meet our ACE2017 sponsors.

Corporate Presentations

Across the country, higher education solutions providers are continuously exploring and developing new and innovative 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.  ACE seeks proposals from current ACE Corporate Members to help bring innovative thinking directly to attendees of ACE2017.

Partner Sessions offer the opportunity to deliver a non-commercial 75-minute presentation, held simultaneously with other education sessions on Sunday or Monday.  These sessions must be co-delivered with at least one C-suite executive from a college or university and priority consideration is extended to submissions that include an ACE member institution.  View a listing of confirmed ACE2017 Partner Sessions.

Held in meeting rooms adjacent to the exhibit hall, Focus Zone Presentations are 30-minute sessions on Sunday and Monday that offer the opportunity to showcase your higher education thought leadership, spotlighting recently released white papers, innovations, new research, and more.  View a listing of confirmed ACE2017 Focus Zone Presentations.


ACE’s exhibit hall offers companies, nonprofits, and other higher education stakeholders valuable one-on-one networking with attendees during several designated times on Sunday and Monday.  In addition to hosting networking functions like the Exhibit Hall Boxed Lunch (Sunday), Afternoon Refreshment Break (Sunday), ACE Connects Opening Reception (Sunday), Mid-morning Energizer (Monday), and Ice Cream Social (Monday), the exhibit hall also features two Big Ideas Walls to spark conversation among attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors around a four key topics or themes.


Make a splash with an advertisement in the ACE2017 printed program.  This comprehensive four-color guide assists attendees in navigating the Annual Meeting, providing information on sessions, speakers, and networking events, as well as exhibitor and sponsor information.

Build additional brand recognition and drive attendees to your ACE2017 mobile app profile or company website with a customized graphic banner ad.  Banner ads rotate at the top of the main app menu every five seconds and limited space is available.

Ramp up your visibility onsite with a variety of unique branding opportunities ranging from customized graphic clings displayed on escalators, elevators, floor decals, aisle banners, foyer columns, and more.

ACE2017 provides many opportunities that lead to increased visibility and connection with decision makers.  With an anticipated Annual Meeting attendance of more than 1,000 senior campus leaders, and roughly an additional 700 leaders that will be onsite for related meetings, including the ACE Women’s Network State Chairs Conference, National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education, and National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, ACE2017 is a perfect opportunity to promote your products and services, connect with current and prospective clients, and hear from leading experts on the toughest challenges facing higher education today.

Who We Represent

ACE represents nearly 1,700 organizations that collectively promote, protect, and advocate for students, faculty, and administrators in higher education.  Our members represent two out of every three students in all accredited, degree-granting institutions.


ACE2016 Attendees

ACE brings together senior campus leaders across all sectors of higher education.  ACE2016, and related conferences held onsite, attracted 1,972 administrators from U.S. colleges and universities and international institutions, as well as leaders from related associations, corporations, and foundations.


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