• ACE2018 Exhibitor 2019 Branding
  • ACE2018 Exhibitor Chronicle of Higher Ed
  • ACE2018 Exhibitor TIAA Escalator
  • ACE2018 Exhibitor Huron
  • ACE2018 Exhibitor Edunav

Sponsor

  • ACE2019 offers a wide range of sponsorship opportunities to increase the visibility of your brand beyond the Solutions Hub. 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 $300.

    By becoming an ACE2019 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 ACE2019 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! ACE2019 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 ACE2019 sponsors:

    • Digital profile on the ACE2019 website and mobile app, including company name, hyperlink, contact information, brief description, and primary product category.
    • Listing among sponsors in the ACE2019 printed program, including company name, mailing address, and website.
    • Recognition on the sponsor panel of the Solutions Hub 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 (386KB PDF) for specific opportunities at each level.

    ACE Corporate Members receive a 10 percent discount on select ACE2019 sponsorships and receive an exclusive invitation to submit proposals for ACE2019 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 ACE2019 sponsors.

    Questions? Contact the Advancement Office.

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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
    • Logo recognition on coffee break signage
    • Opportunity for one representative to observe the sponsored Master Class
    • Opportunity to discuss content development with ACE staff
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF Format) to the sponsored Master Class session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    ACE Women’s Network State Chairs Conference | RESERVED BY TIAA

    TIAAConvene 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

    Sponsor a conversation on a critical higher education topic of relevance to your business. Concurrent sessions are held on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

    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 ACE2019 mobile app

    Plenary Sessions

    Sunday Luncheon Plenary | RESERVED BY FIDELITY INVESTMENTS

    FidelityNewly added this year, this all-attendee event combines the former exhibit hall lunch and the Presidents and Chancellors Joint Luncheon. Welcome attendees to ACE2019 during this kick-off plenary that will feature a notable speaker and a plated luncheon.  

    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 representative to deliver a brief, non-commercial welcome/message (maximum of three minutes) during the luncheon plenary
    • Recognition in the printed luncheon program
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the luncheon plenary session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    Robert H. Atwell Plenary | RESERVED BY FIDELITY INVESTMENTS

    FidelityThis popular evening plenary features a notable college or university president sharing his or her vision for higher education leadership.  

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo projected on large screens during the Atwell plenary
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed outside of the plenary session meeting room
    • Verbal recognition during the Atwell plenary
    • Opportunity for one representative to deliver a brief, non-commercial welcome/message (maximum of three minutes) during the Atwell plenary
    • Recognition in the printed Atwell plenary program
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the Atwell plenary session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    Monday Luncheon Plenary | RESERVED BY TIAA

    TIAAOne 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 representative to deliver a brief, non-commercial welcome/message (maximum of three minutes) during the luncheon plenary
    • Recognition in the printed luncheon program
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the luncheon plenary session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    Breakfast Plenary | RESERVED

    This Monday morning session will feature breakfast and a plenary focused on a hot topic 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 breakfast plenary
    • Recognition in the printed breakfast plenary program
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the breakfast plenary session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    Closing Plenary | $20,000 or $18,000 (Member Fee)

    Gain visibility during this final ACE2019 plenary session featuring an address focused on a hot topic within higher education.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo projected on large screens during the closing plenary
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed outside of the plenary session meeting room
    • Verbal recognition during the closing plenary
    • Opportunity for one representative to deliver a brief, non-commercial welcome/message (maximum of three minutes) during the closing plenary
    • Recognition in the printed closing plenary program
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the closing plenary session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    Higher Education Leadership-Only Sessions

    Presidents Caucus Breakfast Session | RESERVED

    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 session meeting room
    • Verbal recognition during the session.
    • Opportunity for up to three company representatives to attend two Presidents caucus sessions on Sunday
    • Invitation for one representative to attend the Reception for Presidents and Chancellors on Saturday
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF Format) to the Presidents Caucus Breakfast session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    Presidents Caucus Session: Federal Relations Update | RESERVED BY REGISTRY FOR COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS

    The Registry for College and University PresidentsGain 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:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed outside of the session meeting room
    • Verbal recognition during the session
    • Opportunity for three representatives to attend all three Presidents Caucus Sessions on Sunday
    • Invitation for one representative to attend the Reception for Presidents and Chancellors on Saturday
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the Presidents Caucus—Federal Relations Update session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    Special Session in Presidents’ Room | RESERVED

    This all-attendee session will be 75 minutes and focus on content that is particularly engaging for top-tier administrative officials on campus.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed outside of the session meeting room
    • Verbal recognition during the session
    • Opportunity for three representatives to attend the two Presidents Caucus Sessions on Sunday
    • Invitation for one representative to attend the Reception for Presidents and Chancellors on Saturday
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the Special Session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app
    • Possible opportunity to collaborate with ACE staff on the development of the session content

    Breakfast for Chief Academic Officers and Association of Chief Academic Officers | RESERVED

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

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Verbal recognition during the business meeting
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed outside of the breakfast meeting room
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the Breakfast for Chief Academic Officers session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    Questions? Contact the Advancement Office.

    Reserve Now

  • 101st Annual Meeting Reception and Board Dinner | RESERVED BY TIAA

    TIAAOne 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 8, this event will be hosted at a unique setting featuring a cocktail reception and dinner program.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed throughout the reception and dinner
    • Verbal recognition during the dinner remarks
    • Brief non-commercial speaking opportunity (maximum of three minutes) for an executive during the dinner
    • Opportunity for two executives to attend the reception and dinner event
    • Opportunity to provide a branded gift to be placed at each guest seat during the dinner

    Women’s Leadership Dinner | RESERVED BY TIAA

    TIAAMore 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 throughout the dinner
    • Verbal recognition during the dinner remarks
    • Brief non-commercial speaking opportunity (maximum of three minutes) for an executive
    • Opportunity to provide up to two branded t-stand banners to be displayed throughout the dinner
    • Opportunity to provide a branded gift to be placed at each guest seat during the dinner
    • Recognition in the printed dinner program

    Receptions

    ACE Connects Opening Reception | RESERVED

    Following the Robert H. Atwell Plenary, nearly 1,000 attendees adjourn to the Solutions Hub for the most highly attended networking event of the Annual Meeting. The reception provides significant networking with senior campus leaders and opportunities to visit with ACE2019 exhibitors.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Verbal recognition at the conclusion of the Robert H. Atwell Plenary
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed throughout the event
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the ACE Connects Opening Reception session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    Celebrating Diversity Reception | $20,000 or $18,000 (Member Fee)

    All ACE2019 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 throughout the reception
    • Verbal recognition during the reception remarks
    • Opportunity for one representative to deliver a brief, non-commercial welcome/ message
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the ACE Connects Opening Reception session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    Reception for Presidents and Chancellors | RESERVED

    This Saturday evening reception will host presidents and chancellors from higher education institutions across the U.S.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed throughout the reception
    • Verbal recognition during the reception remarks
    • Opportunity for one representative to deliver a brief, non-commercial welcome/ message
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the Reception for Presidents and Chancellors session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    International Welcome and Networking Reception | RESERVED

    This Saturday evening ACE2019 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 throughout the reception
    • Verbal recognition during the reception remarks
    • Opportunity for one representative to deliver a brief, non-commercial welcome/ message
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the International Welcome and Networking Reception session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    Council of Fellows Reception | $15,000 or $13,500 (Member Fee)

    For more than 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 throughout the reception
    • Verbal recognition during the reception remarks
    • Opportunity for one representative to deliver a brief, non-commercial welcome/ message
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the Council of Fellows Reception session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    ACE Women’s Network Reception | RESERVED BY ACADEMIC SEARCH, INC.

    Academic Search, Inc.Founded in 1977, the ACE Women’s Network is a state-based network committed to strengthening women’s leadership in higher education and increasing the representation of women in senior executive leadership roles. 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 throughout the reception
    • Verbal recognition during the reception remarks
    • Opportunity for one representative to deliver a brief, non-commercial welcome/ message
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the ACE Women’s Network Reception session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    Networking and Refreshment Breaks

    Solutions Hub Breakfast | $10,000 or $9,000 (Member Fee)

    Be front and center during this popular breakfast in the Solutions Hub, featuring networking and opportunities to visit with ACE2019 attendees and exhibitors.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed throughout the breakfast
    • Branding on napkins distributed at the breakfast
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the Solutions Hub Breakfast session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    Ice Cream Social | $10,000 or $9,000 (Member Fee)

    This highly popular Monday afternoon event features favorite ice cream treats and fresh fruit, as well as networking and opportunities to visit with ACE2019 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 event
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the Ice Cream Social session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    Afternoon Refreshment Break | RESERVED BY UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

    University of ArkansasGain visibility during this Sunday afternoon refreshment break in the Solutions Hub that provides an opportunity to visit with ACE2019 attendees and exhibitors.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage displayed throughout the refreshment break
    • Custom-branded snack pack with organization’s logo
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the Afternoon Refreshment Break session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    Mid-morning Energizer | $8,500 or $7,650 (Member Fee)

    Help attendees stay energized between sessions on Monday by sponsoring this networking break in the Solutions Hub, which provides an opportunity to visit with ACE2019 exhibitors and attendees.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Verbal recognition at the conclusion of the Monday Breakfast Plenary
    • Branded coffee sleeve with organization’s logo
    • Logo recognition on signage displayed throughout the break
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the Mid-morning Energizer session listing in the ACE2019 mobile app

    Photo Booth at ACE Connects Reception | $8,000 or $7,200 (Member Fee)

    Combine your brand with ACE’s during this popular feature that takes place at the all- attendees Sunday evening reception near the Solutions Hub and Networking Lounge.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Co-branding with ACE2019’s logo on all photo printouts
    • Attendees have the opportunity for unlimited photo sessions with two prints per session (and a free upgrade to print photos for each person in photo)
    • Photos taken with high-quality Canon DSLR for high-definition images
    • Logo on prominently displayed signage directing attendees to photo booth
    • Online gallery of co-branded photos available after meeting

    Questions? Contact the Advancement Office.

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  • ONSITE BRANDED AREAS AND ITEMS

    ACE Networking Lounge | RESERVED

    Feature your brand in this high-traffic area that will include lounge seating, mobile device charging tables, a Re-Charge Station, and ACE information.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage for the lounge area displayed 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 Re-Charge Station in the lounge area, including reusable water bottles co-branded with ACE2019
    • Opportunity to upload a digital brochure (PDF format) to the ACE Networking Lounge icon in the ACE2019 mobile app

    Registration Counters and Entrance Unit | RESERVED

    Make a lasting first impression. Your brand will be prominently displayed on the registration counters and registration area.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on registration counter clings
    • Logo recognition on the registration area signage
    • Opportunity to provide a branded gift or piece of collateral materials (maximum size = 8.5” x 11”; maximum weight = 3 oz.) to be included in the registration bag

    Conference Wi-Fi | $10,000 or $9,000 (Member Fee)

    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.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • ACE2019-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)

    Re-Charge Stations | $3,500 or $3,500 (Member Fee)

    Play your part in keeping attendees hydrated and their electronics fully charged throughout ACE2019 by sponsoring one or more of these four water and charging stations placed within the Solutions Hub and outside the concurrent sessions.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo recognition on signage at each sponsored station
    • Logo inclusion on co-branded reusable water bottles displayed at each sponsored water station
    • Logo inclusion on the electronic charging station

    Registration Bags | $10,000 or $9,000 (Member Fee)

    Feature your brand alongside the ACE2019 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 ACE2019 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 BY REGISTRY FOR COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS

    The Registry for College and University PresidentsPlace your brand front and center. Have your company name and logo imprinted on conference notepads and pens inserted in registration bags provided to all ACE2019 attendees. Notepads will be co-branded with the ACE2019 logo and produced by ACE.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo included on the conference notepad, alongside the ACE2019 logo
    • Logo or website included on the conference pen (pending size restrictions)
    • Opportunity to provide a piece of collateral materials (maximum size = 8.5” x 11”; maximum weight = 3 oz.) to be included in the registration bag

    Mobile App | RESERVED BY FIDELITY INVESTMENTS

    FidelityMake a strong first impression. Put your brand front and center. Incorporate your name and logo into the ACE2019 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 ACE2019 mobile app marketing video
    • Two mobile app banner ads
    TIAA

    Attendee Badge Holders | RESERVED BY TIAA

    Feature your brand alongside the ACE2019 logo on the badge holders worn by all attendees.

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Logo featured next to the ACE2019 logo on the badge holder

    Questions? Contact the Advancement Office.

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  • Friend of ACE2019 | ($2,500- $4,999)

    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 ACE2019 website and mobile app, including company name, hyperlink, contact information, brief description, and primary product category
    • Listing among sponsors in the ACE2019 printed program, including company name, mailing address, and website
    • Recognition on the sponsor panel of the Solutions Hub entrance unit
    • Sponsor ribbon provided to all registered company executives
    • 10% discount off ACE2019 Full Registrations
    • 20% discount off of advertising in the ACE2019 printed program

    Questions? Contact the Advancement Office.

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