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NACAC Conference- Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Promote your organization and increase your brand recognition with an audience of over 6,500 counselors, admission professionals, and students at the national conference, Sept. 26-28, in Louisville, Kentucky. Download the 2019 NACAC National Conference Prospectus.

For more information, contact Megan LaVine at 703-299-6845.

Platinum Level - Sponsorships Totaling $50,000+
Imagine Fund Scholarship  $50,000
Scholarships go directly to underserved college admission counseling professionals for professional development opportunities or special projects that directly benefit students. Sponsors present the scholarships at the conference general session and are recognized on stage.


Gold Level - Sponsorships Totaling $25,000-$49,999

Conference Tote Bag – $25,000
Your company name/logo will be featured on the front of the conference tote bag (upon approval by NACAC). The bag will be double-sided with NACAC’s conference design featured on the back.

Conference Social – $25,000 – Sold, Technolutions Slate
This celebration at the close of the conference is a time for attendees to unwind and connect with friends. Event signage is included. Other branding opportunities include: cocktail napkins, band introduction, VIP area, signature drink, and social media filter. Seventy-five complimentary drink tickets are included.

Conference Wi-Fi – $25,000 – Sold, EAB
Get attendees' attention online—at login, where they are directed to you sponsored splash page and then redirected to a website of your choice. Includes signage with the Wi-Fi network and password, to be placed throughout the convention center. Choose the Wi-Fi password, pending contract date.

Welcome Reception – $25,000
Join NACAC in welcoming attendees with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in the exhibit hall.The sponsorship includes featured entertainment, premium bar placement, branded cocktail napkins,and 75 drink tickets. Your logo is included on signage.


Silver Level - Sponsorships Totaling $15,000-$24,999

Mobile App – $20,000  Sold, Ruffalo Noel Levitz
The NACAC Mobile App is downloaded by attendees so they can access conference information and planning tools before they arrive, as well as on-site. Includes a banner ad on the dashboard page, user metrics, and the ability to send two custom push messages to attendees during the event.

Counselors’ College Fair – $20,000 – Sold, College Board
The Counselors’ College Fair provides an opportunity for attendees to share information and network with representatives from more than 500 colleges and universities. The sponsorship includes a complimentary tabletop booth at the fair, a push message through the mobile app, signage at the event, and an email blast to attendees.

Registration Area – $20,000
Every conference attendee, speaker, exhibitor, and special guest passes though the registration area. A DJ will help liven the crowd, and your school or company mascot is invited to attend and take pictures with attendees. Sponsor’s name/logo will be displayed on signage and a complimentary insert in the conference tote bag is included.

Branded Cafe – $18,000
New! The cafe will be located in the exhibit hall, and will be named for your school or company (“Company X Cafe”). You will have the opportunity to customize hanging banner and treat attendees to light refreshments; a $3,000 food and beverage credit is included. Sponsorship includes rental of three massage chairs. Sponsor-branded giveaways can be passed out at the cafe entrance or at tables. One complimentary email broadcast or mobile app push message is included with sponsorship.

Hotel Keycards – $16,500
Hotel guests receive cards at check-in and use them throughout their stay. Your custom artwork is included on each card. Artwork is subject to NACAC’s final approval and varies by hotel. NACAC's conference logo and design will be featured on the back of cards.

Lanyards – $16,500 – Sold, CollegeNET, Inc.
Add your logo to attendee lanyards given out at registration. Attendees must wear these to enter the conference.

Water Bottles – $16,500 – Sold, Discover Student Loans
Add your logo to the reusable water bottles distributed to attendees at registration.

Digital Conference Session Signs – $16,000
Digital signs will be outside the conference session rooms for the duration of conference. The sponsorship includes a designated branding area at bottom of signage to include logo, booth number, and message. An email broadcast to attendees is included with this sponsorship.

Counselors’ Preview Day Catering – $15,000 – Sold, UPS
Reach up to 100 secondary counselors from the Louisville area, sponsorship includes a 15-minute speaking opportunity over breakfast or lunch, and option to include a branded giveaway to attendees.

Meet Your Match Game – $15,000 – Sold, The Common Application
The Meet Your Match game is a big hit with attendees! Attendees will wear a button that includes your logo, and search for other attendees with the matching number. Attendees will come to the NACAC booth and/or your booth to be scanned to win prizes.

Chief Enrollment Officers’ (CHIEF) Forum Pre-conference Program – $15,000 – Sold, CampusLogic
This program addresses the most salient topics in higher education for senior-level enrollment officers. The sponsorship includes a 15-minute presentation to this audience (pending NACAC approval).


Bronze Level - Sponsorships Totaling $3,000 - $14,999

Convention Center Branding – $13,000
Your design will be featured in high-traffic areas of the convention center. Options include escalator wraps, window/carpet clings, banners, and more!

Tech Lab Sponsorship – $13,000 – Sold, ACT
Sponsorship includes signage on the outside perimeter of the Tech Lab, which accommodates 75–100 attendees, for duration of conference. The sponsorship includes the opportunity to host one educational session for up to one hour on a designated day, with a boxed lunch for up to 75 attendees included. Your session will be promoted online, in the program book, and mobile app.

Learn Booth Sponsorship – $13,000  Sold, Capture Higher Ed
Sponsorship includes signage on the outside perimeter of the Learn Booth, which accommodates 75–100 attendees, for duration of conference. The sponsorship includes the opportunity to host one educational session for up to one hour on a designated day, with a boxed lunch for up to 75 attendees included. Your session will be promoted online, in the program book, and mobile app.

Student Video Scholarship – $12,000
Eleventh and 12th grade students attending high schools in Louisville and surrounding counties are invited to enter a video essay contest. They can win scholarships from $1,000 – $5,000. Sponsorship benefits include recognition at the award ceremony and conference signage.

Conference Notepads – $11,000 – Sold, Northern Arizona University
Conference notepads include company logo and contact information.

NACAC Ribbon Wall – $10,000  Sold, Westminster College
After checking in at registration, attendees will have the opportunity to add a variety of ribbons to their badge. Sponsorship includes logo placement on the ribbon bar signage, as well the option to customize one ribbon.

Access College Fair (ACF) – $10,000  Sold, Coalition for College
The Access College Fair provides an opportunity for attendees to share information and network with representatives from college access organizations. Sponsorship will allow all CBOs to exhibit for free. The sponsorship includes a tabletop exhibit, a push message on the mobile app, and signage at the event.

Admission Middle Management Institute Pre-conference Program – $10,000  Sold, Cambridge Assessment International Education
A unique professional development opportunity for college admission mid-level leaders (3–7 years), this program encourages exchange of insight for mutual professional advancement. Sponsorship includes 10–15 minute presentation to discuss goods or services (pending NACAC approval).

Directing a Dynamic College Counseling Pre-conference Program – $10,000
This program supports college counseling department directors and supervisors, aspiring directors, and veteran counselors in the acquisition of essential tools, resources, and knowledge. Sponsorship includes 10–15 minute presentation to discuss goods or services (pending NACAC approval).

Global Hub – $10,000 – Sold, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Includes a boxed lunch for attendees, speaking opportunity, and the option to include a branded giveaway. Signage placed outside the room features your logo and exhibit booth number.

International Seminar – $5,000
This program gives college admission counseling professionals the necessary skills and basic knowledge to work with international students more effectively. Program sponsorship includes a 10–15 minute presentation to discuss goods or services (subject to approval by NACAC), sponsorship signage, and recognition on printed pre-conference program schedule.

Cell Phone Charging Stations – $8,000
Help attendees power up. Four locker-style cell phone charging stations will be placed throughout the exhibit hall and convention center. Your company name, logo, and booth number will be featured on the stations.

Exhibit Hall Aisle Signs – $7,500
As the exclusive sponsor, more than 10 aisle signs that include your company logo and booth number are hung in the exhibit hall.

Conference Tote Bag Insert – $5,000 – Five Opportunities Available
Add your branded giveaway—business card holders, mints/gum/candy, calendars, keychains, pens, etc.—to our conference tote bag, distributed to all attendees. (The sponsor is responsible for the cost of the branded items and shipping to the convention center. All items must be approved by NACAC.)

Rising Star Award – $3,000 – Sold, Spelman Johnson
Honor individuals and programs that exemplify excellence and dedication to serving the needs of students in the postsecondary transition by sponsoring the award winners and one representative from each winning program. The sponsorship provides the award, an individual NACAC and regional affiliate membership, and conference registration. As a sponsor, you will be recognized at the event.

Conference Media – Sold, Carnegie Dartlet

Conference Promo Video - Sold, Indie Atlantic Films

Companies that wish to move up to the next level of sponsorship can do so by covering the difference in cost through a donation to the Imagine Fund.

Interested in participating? Download the 2019 NACAC National Conference Prospectus and complete and return to Megan LaVine.