2016 National Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Promote your organization and increase your brand recognition with an expected audience of over 6,000 counselors, admission professionals and students at the 2016 NACAC National Conference, scheduled for September 22 – 24, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.

Download the 2016 NACAC National Conference Prospectus.

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

Items indicated below in red are still available for sponsorship

2016 NACAC National Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Level - Sponsorships Totaling $50,000+
Imagine Fund Scholarship- $50,000
Scholarship dollars will go directly towards college admission underserved counseling professionals in receiving access to professional development opportunities, or with implementation of special projects. Your company will be featured as the exclusive sponsor of the Day 5K Run/Walk, which includes your company name and logo on race t-shirts, racing bibs, and on all marketing materials - print, online, and onsite. Sponsors will also have the opportunity to present the scholarship at the general session at the National Conference and be recognized on stage.  
Gold Level - Sponsorships Totaling $25,000-$49,999

Professional Image Studio - $40,000
Provide attendees the opportunity to get a professional headshot to be used for LinkedIn or other professional purposes. Attendees will receive make-up and hair retouches, and use of digital images. Sponsorship includes branded studio, exhibit hall signage, and booth placement near to image studio.
Exhibit Hall Refreshment Breaks – $30,000 – 3 Breaks included, 2 Sponsorships Available
Attendees will be treated each on Thursday and Friday to beverages and snacks in the exhibit hall. Each sponsorship includes 3 – 30 minute breaks on Thursday or Friday. Your logo is included on cocktail napkins, signage for these special events. Option to include branded food item with logo.
Conference Wi-Fi – $25,000
Sponsors will be recognize in the event program and on signage. Users will be directed to a sponsor splash page and then redirected to your company website once logged in. Option to choose Wi-Fi password, pending contract date.
Conference Social – $25,000
All registrants are invited to attend this celebration to mark the official close of the 2015 NACAC Annual Conference. Your company will receive recognition of your sponsorship on signage throughout the event. Branding opportunities include cocktail napkins, introduction of band, exclusive VIP area, logos printed on photo booth printouts.  75 complimentary drink tickets are included.
Mobile App – $25,000
The NACAC Mobile App allows attendees to access conference information and planning tools from their smartphone before they arrive, as well as from the show floor. Sponsor will receive a banner ad on app dashboard page, user metrics, and the ability to send two custom push message to all attendees during the event. 
Shuttle Bus Service – $25,000
Buses will operate from early morning until evening through Columbus, transporting college admission counseling professionals between their hotels and the Convention Center. Your advertisement will be seen by NACAC conference attendees & thousands of pedestrian consumers, who live, work and visit Columbus. You provide the graphics and NACAC provides the production, installation & buses. Sponsorship options include bus signage, head rests and DVD message. NOTE: the NACAC 2016 National Conference logo & dates must be incorporated in signage.

“Ship Your Swagg” with Chegg - $25,000 - Sold, Chegg
Conference attendees can stop by the “Ship Your Swagg” booth to pick up a box before visiting the exhibit hall. Use the designated box to collect freebies from all the vendors, and when their done return it to the booth before the end of the conference to be shipped to their office free of charge.
Welcome Reception – $25,000 Sold, ZEEMEE
Join NACAC in welcoming attendees to this reception with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails right in the exhibit hall! Sponsorship includes premium bar placement, branded cocktail napkins and 75 drink tickets. Your logo will be included on signage for the Welcome Reception.
Conference Padfolio – $25,000 ​ – Sold, NSHSS
Sponsor will have an opportunity to place their logo on the padfolio, given to all attendees upon check-in. Cost of the padfolio is provided by NACAC. Note: NACAC logo and conference design must be featured on padfolio.
Silver Level - Sponsorships Totaling $15,000-$24,999

Counselors' College Fair (CCF) – $20,000
NACAC's Counselors' College Fair (CCF) provides an opportunity for National Conference attendees to share information and network with representatives from more than 500 colleges and universities. Sponsorship includes complimentary table top booth in fair, push message through mobile app, signage at the event and an email blast to exhibitors.
Student Video Scholarship – $20,000
Eleventh and 12th grade students attending high schools in the counties surrounding the city of Columbus are invited to enter a college-planning-related essay contest, where they can win scholarships ranging from
$1,000 - $5,000. Sponsor benefits include recognition at award ceremony, and signage at event.
Registration Area – $20,000
Sponsor the registration area and every conference attendee, speaker, exhibitor and special guest will take note of your company! Company name/logo and booth number will be displayed throughout the registration area and on printed badges. This sponsorship also includes a complimentary insert within the Conference padfolio.
Counselors’ Preview Day Luncheon – $15,000 - Sold, College Board
This event is designed to engage counselors from the state Ohio to maximize their conference experience. Sponsorship of this event offers your company exposure to up to 100 secondary counselors. Sponsorship includes a 15 minute speaking opportunity at lunch, and option to include branded giveaway item at seats.
Meet Your Match Game – $15,000 Sold, UNIGO
The Meet Your Match (MYM) game has been a big hit with attendees to NACAC’s National Conferences! Attendees will receive a MYM button with a number, and your logo, to wear on their lanyard when they picked up their meeting materials at registration. Attendees wear their pins prominently and search far and wide for other attendees whose number matches theirs.
Hotel Keycards – $15,000
Put your company in front of attendees upon their arrival in Columbus by sponsoring the hotel room key cards. Hotel guests will receive the cards at check-in and use them to access their rooms throughout their stay. Your custom artwork will be printed on the front of each card (artwork is subject to final approval by NACAC). 
Water Bottles and Water Machines – $15,000
Your reusable water bottle will be distributed to attendees at registration areas to carry throughout the conference. Plus, water coolers will be placed throughout the exhibit hall, and you can add your logo to all of them!  Each time an attendee needs a drink of water, they will see your logo as they fill up their cup!
Lanyards –$15,000 Sold, CollegeNET
Lanyards are a great way for your company to be front and center. Each attendee will be given a lanyard upon check in, and will be wearing your company logo all week!

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

Chief Enrollment Officers' (CHIEF) Forum Pre-conference Program – $12,500 Sold, Cegment
Designed for senior-level enrollment officers, the 2015 CHIEF pre-workshop will address some of the most salient topics in higher education. Sponsorship includes 15 minute presentation to audience, to be approved by NACAC education staff.
Directing a Dynamic College Counseling Pre-conference Program - $10,000
Audience: Secondary
Directing 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, to be approved by NACAC education staff.
Admission Middle Management Institute Pre-conference Program – $10,000
Audience: Postsecondary
AMMI, a unique professional development opportunity for college admission mid-level leaders (3-7 years), encourages exchange of insight for mutual professional advancement. Sponsorship includes 10-15 minute presentation to discuss goods or services, to be approved by NACAC education staff.

NACAC Engagement Lounge - $10,000
Give opportunity to attendees to sit down, relax and recharge in a suite at the convention center. Attendance in room limited to 50 attendees at one time. Push message from mobile app included in sponsorship. NACAC will drape space and manage buildout and collaborate with sponsor on branding placement. Sponsorship includes option to purchase additional hospitality – smoothies, branded cookies, beverage napkins.

Adhesives: Window/Door Clings – $8,000 exclusive sponsor - $15,000
Capture the attention of all attendees!  Your company logo and booth number will appear in locations throughout the convention center. Option to be exclusive sponsor and include escalator wraps - $15,000.

Pens – $10,000
Attendees will spend hours in educational sessions, and they could be looking at your logo the whole time. Conference pens can feature company logo or artwork of your choosing.

Conference Notepads –$10,000 Sold, Indiana University
Conference notepads will have your company logo and brief contact information printed on them.

Access College Fair (ACF) –$10,000
The ACF provides an opportunity for college access organizations attending the NACAC National Conference to share information, network with colleagues and meet postsecondary representatives from around the world. Sponsorship includes a table top exhibit at the fair, a push message on the mobile app, and signage at the event. Limit of 40 tabletop exhibits.
Exhibit Hall Aisle Signs –$7,500
Increase awareness of your company as the exclusive sponsor of the exhibit hall aisle signs. More than 10 aisle signs will be hung in the Exhibit Hall. Your company logo and booth number will be displayed on all aisle signs.
Conference Promo Video Sponsor - $5,000
Video will be used to promote the conference to all attendees. Video will be featured prominently on the NACAC conference website. Sponsor will receive logo placement and acknowledgement at the end of the video.
Rising Star Award – $3,000  Sold, Spellman & Johnson
The Rising Star Award honors individuals and programs that exemplify excellence and dedication to serving the needs of students in the transition from high school to college. Award winners and one representative from each winning program will receive a commemorative award presented at the national conference, a complimentary individual NACAC and regional affiliate membership, and complimentary registration to the national conference. Sponsorship includes recognition at the event.
Companies who wish to move up to the next level of sponsorship, can do so by providing the difference in cost as a donation to the Imagine Fund.

Interested in participating? Download the 2016 NACAC National Conference Prospectus and complete and return to Megan LaVine.