Sponsor

  • Why Sponsor?

    It’s Time to Think Outside the Booth!

    ACE2017offers a wide range of sponsorship opportunities to increase the visibility of your brand beyond the exhibit hall. From educational sessions to networking and social events to onsite branding, there is something for every company, and opportunities start as low as $2,500.

    By becoming an ACE2017 sponsor, attendees:

    • See you as a partner and thought leader
    • Recognize and remember your company’s brand, products, and services
    • See you as a supporter of higher education
    • Will consider your company over others in a purchasing decision

    Top 5 Reasons to Become an ACE2017 Sponsor

    1. The single largest cohort of senior higher education leaders gather at ACE’s Annual Meeting.
    2. Gain stronger brand recognition by sponsoring attendee favorites and must-attend events.
    3. Differentiate your company from the competition and gain access to targeted audiences.
    4. 83 percent of ACE2016 sponsors were repeat sponsors from ACE2015.
    5. Be seen as a power player in the nation’s capital! Following the elections, ACE2017 will be a popular destination for higher education leaders interested in learning about the new administration and how it will affect their campuses.

    Meet our ACE2017 sponsors.

    ACE Corporate Members receive a 10 percent discount on select ACE2017 sponsorships and receive an exclusive invitation to submit proposals for ACE2017 corporate presentations (Focus Zone Presentations and Partner Sessions). Learn more about these and other exclusive ACE Corporate Membership benefits and join today to take advantage of these special opportunities.

    Questions? Contact the Strategic Alliances and Advancement Office.

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  • Recognition and Benefits

    Standard Recognition and Benefits

    The following recognition and benefits are extended to all ACE2017 sponsors:

    • Digital profile on the ACE2017 website and mobile app, including company name, hyperlink, contact information, brief description, and primary product category
    • Listing among sponsors in the ACE2017 printed program, including company name, mailing address, and website
    • Recognition on the sponsor panel of the exhibit hall entrance unit
    • Sponsor ribbon provided to all registered company executives

    Sponsorships are selected a la carte and the overall sponsorship level is determined by the total sponsorship contribution. Please refer to the Sponsorship Recognition and Benefits Chart (PDF) for specific opportunities at each level.

    Meet our ACE2017 sponsors.

    Questions? Contact the Strategic Alliances and Advancement Office.

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  • Session Sponsorships

    Monday Luncheon Plenary | RESERVED

    One of the most popular events of the Annual Meeting, this session features a plated luncheon and a plenary on innovation and its impacts on higher education. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo projected on large screens during the luncheon
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed outside of the plenary session meeting room
    • Verbal recognition during the luncheon plenary
    • Opportunity for one company executive to deliver a brief, non-commercial welcome/message (maximum of three minutes) during the luncheon plenary
    • Recognition in the printed luncheon plenary program
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on designated tables in the plenary session meeting room
    Joint Luncheon for Presidents, Chancellors, and Chief Academic Officers | RESERVED

    Gain an exclusive opportunity to join presidents and chief academic officers for this popular luncheon which features an address by a distinguished guest. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo projected on large screen during the luncheon
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the luncheon
    • Verbal recognition during the luncheon
    • Opportunity for a company executive to deliver a brief, non-commercial welcome/message (maximum three minutes)
    • Recognition in the printed luncheon program
    • Opportunity to display collateral materials on a designated table in the luncheon meeting room
    Breakfast Plenary Session | RESERVED

    This Monday morning session will feature breakfast and a plenary focused on diversity and equity within higher education. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo projected on large screens during the breakfast plenary
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed outside of the plenary session meeting room
    • Verbal recognition during the plenary session
    • Recognition in the printed plenary program
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on designated tables in the plenary session meeting room
    President’s Caucus Breakfast Session | $20,000

    Gain an exclusive opportunity to join college and university presidents for a breakfast session on a critical higher education topic. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the caucus breakfast session
    • Verbal recognition during the caucus breakfast session
    • Opportunity for up to three company executives to attend the caucus breakfast session
    ACE Women’s Network State Chairs Conference | RESERVED

    Convene with administrators from all 50 ACE State Networks for professional development and networking. The ACE Women’s Network identifies, advances, and supports women in higher education careers. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed throughout the State Chairs Conference
    • Verbal recognition during the State Chairs Conference
    • Opportunity to submit a proposal on a topic relevant to the state chairs for a session to be considered for the conference agenda; subject to ACE approval
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on a designated table in the conference meeting room
    • Opportunity to provide up to two t-stand banners to be displayed during the conference
    Closing Plenary Session | $15,000

    Gain visibility during this final ACE2017 session featuring a plenary address focused on leading in a changing world. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo projected on large screens during the plenary session
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed outside of the plenary session meeting room
    • Verbal recognition during the plenary session
    • Recognition in the printed plenary program
    • Opportunity to display collateral materials on designated tables in the plenary session meeting room
    Partner Sessions* | RESERVED

    Higher education solutions providers may apply for an opportunity to deliver a non-commercial 75-minute presentation during ACE2017. Up to four sessions will be held during regular concurrent session blocks; limit of one Partner Session per scheduled time slot. Sessions are intended to provide practical education for senior higher education administrators. All session 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. Sponsorship includes:

    • Presentation description and speakers featured on the ACE2017 website, mobile app, and printed program
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the sponsored Partner Session
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on a designated table in the sponsored session meeting room
    • Session featured in one pre-ACE2017 e-blast

    *ACE Corporate Membership required to be eligible for consideration; all presentations are selected through a competitive call for proposals.

    NEW! Preconference Master Classes | $15,000 each

    Focused on leadership skills development, these two engaging and interactive, four-hour preconference sessions will be led by scholar experts. Sponsorship includes:

    • Verbal recognition during the sponsored Master Class
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the sponsored Master Class
    • Opportunity for one company executive to observe the sponsored Master Class
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on a designated table in the sponsored Master Class meeting room
    President’s Caucus Session | RESERVED

    Gain exclusive access to join campus presidents for a discussion on one of today’s most pressing higher education challenges. Sponsorship includes:

    • Verbal recognition during the caucus session
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the sponsored caucus session
    • Opportunity for up to three company executives to observe the sponsored caucus session
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on a designated table in the caucus meeting room
    President’s Caucus Session: Federal Relations Update | $15,000

    Gain exclusive access to join campus presidents for this highly popular annual Federal Relations Update presented by ACE Senior Vice President Terry W. Hartle. Sponsorship includes:

    • Verbal recognition during the update
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the update
    • Opportunity for up to three company executives to observe the update
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on a designated table in the update meeting room
    Robert H. Atwell Plenary | RESERVED

    Welcome attendees to ACE2017 during this kick-off plenary featuring a notable college or university president sharing his/her vision for higher education leadership. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo projected on large screens during the plenary session
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed outside of the plenary session meeting room
    • Verbal recognition during the plenary session
    • Opportunity for one company executive to deliver a brief, non-commercial welcome/message (maximum of three minutes) during the plenary
    • Recognition in the printed plenary program
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on designated tables in the plenary session meeting room
    NEW! Content Categories* | $15,000 per category

    New this year, sponsor one of four content categories that align with your business. Each category will feature a series of 75-minute concurrent sessions on Sunday, Monday, and/or Tuesday (Partner Sessions and Focus Zone Presentations are not included within the sponsorship package). Choose from:

    1. Leadership and Governance
    2. Advocacy, Policy, and Politics
    3. Institutional Innovation and Transformation
    4. Student Access, Success, and Learning

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage for each concurrent session within the selected category
    • Verbal recognition at the beginning of each concurrent session within the selected category
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on a designated table within the room assigned for each session within the selected category
    • Opportunity to provide a branded refreshment (e.g., mini water bottle, packaged cookie) to be displayed on a table within the room for each session within the selected category

    *This opportunity is not eligible for the exclusive ACE Corporate Member sponsorship discount.

    ACAO Breakfast Business Meeting | RESERVED

    Gain visibility and recognition during this business meeting of the Association of Chief Academic Officers, which will include breakfast. Sponsorship includes:

    • Verbal recognition during the business meeting
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the breakfast meeting
    • Opportunity to provide branded napkins, disposable coffee cups, and/or coffee sleeves to be used during the breakfast meeting
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on a designated table during the breakfast meeting
    Council of Fellows Professional Development Workshops | $7,500

    Sponsor these two professional development workshops specifically targeted towards emerging leaders. Sponsorship includes:

    • Verbal recognition during both workshops
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during both workshops
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on a designated table in the workshop meeting room(s)
    Focus Zone Presentations* | RESERVED

    These non-commercial 30-minute presentations, held in meeting rooms adjacent to the exhibit hall, provide an opportunity to showcase your higher education thought leadership, spotlighting recently released white papers, innovations, case studies, new research, and more. These sessions are intended to provide practical education for senior higher education administrators. Up to 16 sessions will be offered on Sunday and Monday. Sponsorship includes:

    • Presentation description and speaker(s) featured on the ACE2017 website, mobile app, and printed program
    • Logo recognition on Focus Zone Presentation signage throughout the conference (by the exhibit hall entrance and in front of the assigned meeting room)
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on a designated table in the sponsored session meeting room
    • Session featured in one pre-ACE2017 e-blast highlighting all confirmed Focus Zone Presentations

    Concurrent Sessions | $4,000 per session

    Sponsor a conversation on a critical higher education topic of relevance to your business. Concurrent sessions will be held on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday; up to 25 sessions available. Sponsorship includes:

    • Verbal recognition during the sponsored session
    • Recognition on signage displayed before and during the session
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on a designated table in the sponsored session meeting room

     

    Questions? Contact the Strategic Alliances and Advancement Office.

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  • Social and Networking Events

    ACE Connects Opening Reception | RESERVED

    Following the Robert H. Atwell Plenary, attendees adjourn to the exhibit hall for the most highly attended networking event of the Annual Meeting. This reception provides significant networking with senior campus leaders and opportunities to visit with ACE2017 exhibitors. Sponsorship includes:

    • Verbal recognition at the conclusion of the Robert H. Atwell Plenary
    • Logo recognition on signage before and during the reception
    • Opportunity to provided branded napkins, disposable coffee cups, and/or coffee sleeves to be used during the reception
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on designated tables during the reception
    • Opportunity to provide a branded gift to be distributed to attendees during the reception
    ACE Board of Directors Reception and Dinner | RESERVED

    More than 60 members of the ACE Board of Directors, higher education leaders, and other special guests attend this elegant evening event. On Friday, March 10, the Smithsonian Castle will provide a unique setting for this cocktail reception and short dinner program. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the reception/dinner event
    • Verbal recognition during the dinner remarks
    • Brief speaking opportunity (maximum three minutes) for one executive during the dinner; remarks must be non-commercial
    • Opportunity for two executives to attend the reception/dinner event
    Women’s Leadership Dinner | RESERVED

    More than 200 senior campus leaders, as well as association and corporate executives attend this Saturday evening dinner celebrating the achievements of women in higher education. The evening features a plated dinner, prominent keynote speaker, and presentation of the Donna M. Shavlik Award, which honors an individual who has demonstrated a sustained commitment to the advancement of women. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the dinner
    • Verbal recognition during the dinner remarks
    • Brief speaking opportunity (maximum of three minutes) for one executive during the dinner; remarks must be non-commercial
    • Opportunity to provide up to two branded t-stand banners to be displayed during the dinner
    • Opportunity to provide a branded gift to be placed at each guest seat during the dinner
    • Logo projected on large screens during the dinner
    • Recognition in the printed dinner program
    Celebrating Diversity Reception | $20,000

    All ACE2017 attendees and members of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) are invited to attend this popular Monday evening networking reception. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the reception
    • Verbal recognition during the reception remarks
    • Opportunity to provide branded napkins, disposable coffee cups, and/or coffee sleeves to be used during the reception
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on designated tables during the reception
    International Welcome and Networking Reception | $15,000

    This unofficial Saturday evening ACE2017 kick-off and networking event brings together international participants, U.S. college and university presidents, chief academic officers, and others. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the reception
    • Verbal recognition during the reception remarks
    • Opportunity to provide branded napkins, disposable coffee cups, and/or coffee sleeves to be used during the reception
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on designated tables during the reception
    Council of Fellows Reception | Co-sponsorship $7,500

    For over 50 years, the ACE Fellows Program has served as the nation’s premier higher education leadership development program. This group of former, current, and incoming ACE Fellows includes campus leaders from across the United States and abroad. Gain visibility and networking opportunities with this group of emerging and established leaders during this popular Monday evening reception. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the reception
    • Verbal recognition during the reception remarks
    • Opportunity to provide branded napkins, disposable coffee cups, and/or coffee sleeves to be used during the reception
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on designated tables during the reception
    Exhibit Hall Boxed Lunch | $15,000

    Be front and center during this popular lunch in the exhibit hall, featuring networking and opportunities to visit with ACE2017 exhibitors and attendees. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the boxed lunch
    • Opportunity to provide branded napkins, disposable coffee cups, and/or coffee sleeves to be used during the boxed lunch
    • Opportunity to provide individually wrapped branded cookies or candies to be placed out with the boxed lunches
    • Opportunity to provide a branded postcard to be attached to the outside of each boxed lunch
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on designated tables during the boxed lunch
    NEW! Facilitated Sunday Breakfast Roundtables | $10,000

    Gain visibility and recognition during this morning networking breakfast that will feature facilitated roundtable discussions on today’s most challenging higher education issues. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the breakfast roundtables
    • Logo on the roundtable topic signage placed at each table
    • Logo on a higher education challenges “word cloud” slide projected on a large screen in the breakfast meeting room
    • Opportunity to provide branded napkins, disposable coffee cups, and/or coffee sleeves to be used during the breakfast roundtables
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on designated tables during the breakfast roundtables
    Ice Cream Social | $10,000

    This highly popular Monday afternoon event features favorite ice cream treats and fresh fruit, as well as networking and opportunities to visit with ACE2017 exhibitors and attendees. Sponsorship includes:

    • Verbal recognition at the conclusion of the Monday Luncheon Plenary
    • Branding on all sides of the three upright freezers that will hold ice cream treats during the event
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the ice cream social
    • Opportunity to provide branded napkins, disposable coffee cups, and/or coffee sleeves to be used during the ice cream social
    • Opportunity to provide individually wrapped branded cookies or candies to be placed out during the Ice Cream social
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on designated tables during the ice cream social
    Tuesday Continental Breakfast | $10,000

    Gain visibility and recognition during this morning networking breakfast for all attendees. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the breakfast
    • Opportunity to provide branded napkins, disposable coffee cups, and/or coffee sleeves to be used during the breakfast
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on designated tables during the breakfast
    ACE Women’s Network Reception | RESERVED

    The ACE Women’s Network is a state-based network committed to strengthening women’s leadership in higher education. Raise your company’s visibility with this group of emerging and established leaders as the sponsor of this popular Saturday evening networking reception. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the reception
    • Opportunity to provide branded napkins, disposable coffee cups, and/or coffee sleeves to be used during the reception
    • Opportunity to display collateral materials on a designated table during the reception
    Sunday Afternoon Refreshment Break | $7,500

    Gain visibility during this afternoon networking refreshment break in the exhibit hall which provides an opportunity to visit with ACE2017 exhibitors and attendees. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the refreshment break
    • Opportunity to provide branded napkins, disposable coffee cups, and/or coffee sleeves to be use during the refreshment break
    • Opportunity to provide individually wrapped branded cookies or candies to be placed out during the break
    • Opportunity to display collateral materials on designated tables during the refreshment break
    Mid-morning Energizer | $7,500

    Help attendees stay energized between session on Monday by sponsoring this networking break in the exhibit hall, which provides an opportunity to visit with ACE2017 exhibitors and attendees. Sponsorship includes:

    • Verbal recognition at the conclusion of the Monday Breakfast Plenary
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the break
    • Opportunity to provide branded napkins, disposable coffee cups, and/or coffee sleeves to be use during the break
    • Opportunity to provide individually wrapped granola bars to be placed out during the break
    • Opportunity to display collateral materials on designated tables during the break

     

    Questions? Contact the Strategic Alliances and Advancement Office.

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  • Onsite Branding

    ACE Networking Lounge | $15,000

    Feature your brand in this high-traffic area that will feature a variety of lounge seating, mobile device charging tables, a Hydration Station, and ACE information. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage for the lounge area throughout the conference
    • Opportunity to provide customized graphics to be displayed on the mobile device charging tables placed in the lounge area
    • Logo recognition at the water station in the lounge area
    • Opportunity to provided branded reusable water bottles to be displayed on a table next to the water station in the lounge area; water bottles to be provided by sponsor
    • Opportunity to display collateral material on a designated table in the lounge area
    Registration Counters | RESERVED

    Your brand will be prominently displayed on the kick-panels of the registration counters, as well as other registration signage. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on the kick-panels of the registration counters
    • Logo recognition on all signage related to registration
    • Opportunity to provide a branded gift or piece of collateral material (no larger than 8.5″ x 11″) to be included in the registration bag
    Big Ideas Walls | $10,000 – No Longer Available

    These two 20′ W x 8′ H walls in the exhibit hall will spark discussion around four selected higher education challenges or themes. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo featured on both Big Ideas Walls
    • Logo watermark featured on the Big Ideas Wall sticky notes that attendees will use to share/post their ideas on the walls
    • Recognition in social media messaging about the Big Ideas Walls (e.g., LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • Logo recognition in ACE2017 promotional e-blasts that mention the Big Ideas Walls
    Conference Wi-Fi | $10,000

    Free Internet access is the single most requested item by ACE Annual Meeting attendees. This sponsorship is certain to garner positive attention. As the sponsor, your company will be recognized in conjunction with complimentary Wi-Fi access in all ACE-assigned meeting rooms and foyer areas at the Marriott Marquis. Sponsorship includes:

    • ACE2017-branded splash page will include sponsor’s logo and message when attendees log into the Internet
    • Wi-Fi access code will be branded with sponsor’s name
    • After attendees enter the Wi-Fi access code, they will be redirected to sponsor’s website
    • Logo included on Wi-Fi access instruction card
    • Recognition everywhere the Wi-Fi access code is provided (e.g., signage, printed program, mobile app, website, walk-in plenary slides)
    Key Cards at the Host Hotel | $10,000 – No Longer Available

    Place your company’s logo and message in attendees’ hands with these customized key cards provided to ACE2017 guests staying at the Marriott Marquis. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo and message printed on one side of the key cards
    Registration Bags | RESERVED

    Feature your brand alongside the ACE2017 logo on these bags that attendees will carry throughout the conference and back at home. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo included on the registration bag, alongside the ACE2017 logo
    • Opportunity to provide a branded gift or piece of collateral material (no larger than 8.5″ x 11″) to be included in the registration bag
    NEW! Conference Notepads and Pens | RESERVED

    Have your company name and logo imprinted on the conference notepads and pens that will be inserted in the registration bags provided to all ACE2017 attendees. Notepads and pens will be co-branded with the ACE2017 logo and produced by ACE. Sponsorship includes:

    • Company name and logo printed on all conference pens and notepads
    Mobile App | $5,000 – No Longer Available

    Make a strong first impression. Put your brand front and center. Incorporate your name and logo into the ACE2017 mobile app splash screen, displayed every time the app is opened. Sponsorship includes:

    • Name and logo incorporated into the mobile app splash screen
    • Name and logo incorporated into an ACE2017 mobile app marketing video
    • Two mobile app banner advertisements
    • Featured exhibitor or sponsor listing in the mobile app
    Registration Badge Holders | RESERVED

    Feature your brand alongside the ACE2017 logo on the badge holders worn by all attendees. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo featured next to the ACE2017 logo on the badge holder
    NEW! Directional Signage | $4,000

    Have your company name and logo printed on all “directional” signage guiding attendees to the registration counters, conference sessions, and the exhibit hall. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo featured on all directional signage throughout the conference
    NEW! Hydration Stations | $3,100 each; 2 available

    Play your part in keeping attendees hydrated throughout ACE2017 by sponsoring one of these four water stations placed within the exhibit hall. Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition at the sponsored water station(s)
    • Logo recognition on reusable water bottles displayed next to the sponsored station; bottles are co-branded with the ACE2017 logo

    Questions? Contact the Strategic Alliances and Advancement Office.

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  • General Support

    Friend of the Conference | $2,500

    Show your support for ACE and the higher education community as a Friend of the Conference and gain visibility online and onsite. Sponsorship includes:

    • Shared recognition in a full-page, four-color sponsor tribute advertisement in The Presidency magazine; spring 2017 and summer 2017
    • Digital profile on the ACE2017 website and mobile app, including company name, hyperlink, contact information, brief description, and primary product category
    • Listing among sponsors in the ACE2017 printed program, including company name, mailing address, and website
    • Recognition on the sponsor panel of the exhibit hall entrance unit
    • Sponsor ribbon provided to all registered company executives

    Questions? Contact the Strategic Alliances and Advancement Office.

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Read News from ACE2017 Sponsors
Photos of ACE2016 Sponsorship Signage and Events
Hotel Key Card (Front)
Hotel Key Card (Back)
Attendees gathered at the registration counters
Registration counter signage
Attendee holding the ACE2016 registration bag
International Welcome & Networking Reception signage
Attendees enjoying the International Welcome & Networking Reception
Women's Leadership Dinner signage
Guests enjoying the Women's Leadership Dinner
The crowd for the Women's Leadership Dinner
Presidents Caucus Session signage
Hundreds of presidents enjoy a Presidents Caucus session
Joint Luncheon for Presidents, Chancellors, and CAOs
Attendees participate in a concurrent session
Big Ideas Wall in the Exhibit Hall
Attendee comments on the Big Ideas Wall
Attendees check out the Big Ideas Wall
Plenary session entrance unit and sponsor recognition
Council of Fellows Reception signage
Colleagues network at the Council of Fellows Reception
Celebrating Diversity Reception
ACE Connects Opening Reception signage

 

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