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Sponsor

  • ACE2018 offers 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 visibility opportunities such as advertising that start as low as $475.

    By becoming an ACE2018 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
    • May consider your company over others in a purchasing decision

    Top 5 Reasons to Become an ACE2018 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. Be seen as a power player in the nation’s capital! ACE2018 will be a popular destination for higher education leaders interested in policy decisions being made by the current administration and how it will impact their campuses.
    5. Network with senior higher education leaders and other stakeholders. 

    Standard Recognition and Benefits

    The following recognition and benefits are extended to all ACE2018 sponsors:

    • Digital profile on the ACE2018 website and mobile app, including company name, hyperlink, contact information, brief description, and primary product category.
    • Listing among sponsors in the ACE2018 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.

    ACE Corporate Members receive a 10 percent discount on select ACE2018 sponsorships and receive an exclusive invitation to submit proposals for ACE2018 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.

    Meet our ACE2018 sponsors.

    Questions? Contact the Strategic Alliances and Advancement Office.

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  • 100th Anniversary Reception and Dinner | RESERVED

    TIAATwo hundred guests, including members of the ACE Board of Directors, higher education presidents from across the U.S., higher education associations, policymakers, and other special guests will attend this elegant evening event. Held on Friday, March 9, this event will be hosted at a unique setting featuring a cocktail reception and dinner program commemorating ACE’s 100th anniversary. 

    ACE Centennial Opening Reception | RESERVEDFidelity Investments

    Following the Robert H. Atwell Plenary, nearly 1,000 attendees adjourn to the exhibit hall for the most highly attended networking event of the 100th Annual Meeting. This reception provides significant networking with senior campus leaders and opportunities to visit with ACE2018 exhibitors.

    Presidential Basketball Competition | $25,000

    This opportunity will invite more than 1,200 senior campus leaders to be a part of what could be one of the most talked about experiences at the ACE annual meeting for years to come! As university teams battle it out on the court during March Madness, ACE annual meeting attendees will be encouraged to practice their free throw skills throughout the day and during the Opening Reception scheduled for Sunday, March 11, 2018.  The main event will take place during the Monday Morning Coffee Break on March 12th when presidents who have accepted the invitation to participate in advance will battle it out on the court.  

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo Recognition on Gaming Unit.
    • Logo Recognition/Branding on the Participant Invitation.
    • Recognition on Mobile App Push Notification.
    • Twitter and Instagram Hashtags Printed Directly on the Sponsorship Signage.
    • Co-Branded Trophies or Medals.
    • Co-Branded Whistles for all Participants.

    Exhibit Hall Lunch and Community/University Outreach |$25,000

    Take a lunch, give a lunch. Enjoy this time networking with colleagues, ACE2018 attendees and exhibitors while you assist ACE in filling grocery bags of food to share with our local college campuses and area food banks. Food insecurity is a worldwide issue that has become a focal point in the US and on college campuses with an ever growing population of non-traditional students. Join ACE as we join in to do our part.

    Sponsorship Include:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed throughout the lunch.
    • Opportunity to create and provide Twitter and Instagram hashtags printed directly onto the sponsorship signage to share and commemorate the event.
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the Exhibit Hall Lunch session listing in the ACE2018 mobile app.
    • Co-branded reusable grocery bags.
    • Two scheduled recognition tweets to ACE’s 27,000 plus followers on Giving Tuesday and during the event.

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  • Pre-Conference Master Classes | $15,000 each

    Focused on leadership skills development, these four engaging and interactive, four-hour pre-conference sessions will be led by scholarly 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 representative to observe the sponsored Master Class.
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF Format) to the sponsored Master Class session listing in the ACE2018 mobile app.

    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.

    Concurrent Sessions | $5,000 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.
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed before and during the sponsored session.
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF Format) to the sponsored session listing in the ACE2018 mobile app. 

    Plenary Sessions

    Robert H. Atwell Plenary | RESERVED

    Welcome attendees to ACE2018 during this kick-off plenary featuring a notable college or university president sharing his/her vision for higher education leadership. 

    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.

    Breakfast Plenary Session | $20,000

    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 upload a digital brochure (PDF Format) to the breakfast plenary session listing in the ACE2018 mobile app.

    Closing Plenary Session | $15,000

    Gain visibility during this final ACE2018 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 upload a digital brochure (PDF Format) to the closing plenary session listing in the ACE2018 mobile app.

    Higher Education Leadership Only Sessions

    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. 

    Presidents 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 outside of  caucus breakfast session meeting room.
    • Verbal recognition during the caucus breakfast session.
    • Opportunity for up to three company representatives to attend all three Presidents caucus sessions on Sunday.
    • Invitation for one representative to attend the Reception for Presidents and Chancellors on Sunday.
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF Format) to the Presidents Caucus Breakfast session listing in the ACE2018 mobile app.

    Presidents Caucus Session | RESERVED

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

    President’s Caucus Session: Federal Relations Update | RESERVED

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


    ACAO Breakfast Business Meeting | RESERVED

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

     

     

    Questions? Contact the Strategic Alliances and Advancement Office.

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  • VIP and Ticketed Dinner Events

    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.

    Receptions

    Celebrating Diversity Reception | $20,000

    All ACE2018 attendees are invited to attend this popular Monday evening networking reception.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed throughout the reception.
    • Verbal recognition during the reception remarks.
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the ACE Centennial Opening Reception listing in the ACE2018 mobile app.

    Reception for Presidents and Chancellors | $20,000

    This Sunday evening reception will host presidents and chancellors from higher education institutions across the United States. 

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed throughout the reception.
    • Verbal recognition during the reception remarks.
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the ACE Centennial Opening Reception listing in the ACE2018 mobile app.

    International Welcome and Networking Reception | $15,000

    This unofficial Saturday evening ACE2018 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 upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the ACE Centennial Opening Reception listing in the ACE2018 mobile app.

    Council of Fellows Reception | $15,000

    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 upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the ACE Centennial Opening Reception listing in the ACE2018 mobile app.

    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.

     

    Exhibit Hall Networking and Refreshment Breaks

    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 ACE2018 exhibitors and attendees.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed throughout the lunch.
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the Exhibit Hall Lunch session listing in the ACE2018 mobile app.

    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 ACE2018 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 throughout the ice cream social.
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the Exhibit Hall Lunch session listing in the ACE2018 mobile app.

    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 ACE2018 exhibitors and attendees.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed throughout the refreshment break.
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the Exhibit Hall Lunch session listing in the ACE2018 mobile app.

    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 ACE2018 exhibitors and attendees.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Verbal recognition at the conclusion of the Monday Breakfast Plenary.
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed throughout the break.
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the Exhibit Hall Lunch session listing in the ACE2018 mobile app.

    Breakfast Events

    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 throughout the breakfast roundtables.
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the Exhibit Hall Lunch session listing in the ACE2018 mobile app.

    Networking Breakfast | $10,000

    Gain visibility and recognition during this Tuesday morning networking breakfast for all attendees.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage throughout the breakfast
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the Exhibit Hall Lunch session listing in the ACE2018 mobile app.

    Questions? Contact the Strategic Alliances and Advancement Office.

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  • Branded Areas

    ACE Networking Lounge | $15,000

    Feature your brand in this high-traffic area that will include 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 Hydration Station in the lounge area, including reusable water bottles co-branded with ACE2018.
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF Format) to the ACE Networking Lounge icon in the ACE2018 mobile app. 

    Registration Counters and Entrance Unit | RESERVED

    Jenzabar

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

    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:

    • ACE2018-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).

    Hydration Stations | $3,100 each (four available)

    Play your part in keeping attendees hydrated throughout ACE2018 by sponsoring one of these four water stations placed within the exhibit hall.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition at the sponsored water station(s).
    • Logo inclusion on co-branded reusable water bottles displayed at each sponsored station.

    Branded Items

    Registration Bags | $10,000

    Feature your brand alongside the ACE2018 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 ACE2018 logo.
    • Opportunity to provide a branded gift or piece of collateral material (maximum size = 8.5″ x 11″; maximum weight = 3 oz.) to be included in the registration bag.

    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 ACE2018 attendees. Notepads and pens will be co-branded with the ACE2018 logo and produced by ACE.

    Mobile App | $5,000 

    Make a strong first impression. Put your brand front and center. Incorporate your name and logo into the ACE2018 mobile app splash screen, displayed every time the app is opened.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo incorporated into the mobile app splash screen.
    • Name and logo incorporated into an ACE2018 mobile app marketing video.
    • Two mobile app banner ads.
    • Featured exhibitor and/or sponsor listing in the mobile app.

    Attendee Badge Holders | RESERVED

    Feature your brand alongside the ACE2018 logo on the badge holders worn by all attendees.

     

    Questions? Contact the Strategic Alliances and Advancement Office.

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  • 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:

    • Digital profile on the ACE2018 website and mobile app, including company name, hyperlink, contact information, brief description, and primary product category.
    • Listing among sponsors in the ACE2018 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.

    Reserve Now

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