2019 Sponsorship Descriptions

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2019 Proposals

Sponsor merchandise or an event at the NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo to give your organization, product, or service unmatched exposure to a large and motivated buying audience. Conference attendees include high-level decision makers and front-line staff who inform purchase decisions and use your products and services.

As a conference sponsor, you receive special benefits that help you increase brand visibility and make a lasting impression.

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Events and Programming

Africa Forum - $12,500
Support NAFSA's diversity programming as a sponsor of this preconference, two-hour expert panel focused on institutional partnerships in Africa. Includes expert speakers and presentations from NAFSA's Global Dialogue Fellows. Sponsor receives branding in event promotions, marketing, and materials.

Annual Conference Fundraising Match - starting at $7,500
Show your support for NAFSA and the field by providing a matching contribution for all gifts to NAFSA's Annual Conference Campaign. All proceeds support the NAFSA Challenge, a program to advocate for a welcoming world based on acceptance for all. Matching sponsors will be acknowledged on materials before, during, and after the conference.

Atlantic World Forum - $12,500
NEW for NAFSA 2019! Comprised of Europe, Africa and the Americas, countries that border the Atlantic Basin with distinct entities are linked by rich historical, cultural, political and economic dynamics. This two-hour Forum will consider the nature of the interaction and engagement throughout the region, and examine the role that higher education and international student mobility play in regional identity and development. Expert speakers from the region will highlight successful higher education collaborations and models for creative institutional partnerships. They will look at the implications of demographic trends, country development goals, and workforce development. Sponsor receives branding in event promotions, marketing, and materials, and can provide welcoming remarks and distribute promotional materials to Forum attendees.

Closing Celebration - $10,000
Enjoy a final celebration with conference attendees and join NAFSA in inviting attendees to the 2020 conference. Sponsor receives event branding on marketing and promotion and can provide marketing materials.

Community College Day - $15,000
A full-day event featuring sessions, a luncheon, and presentations dedicated to advancing international education programming at community colleges. Sponsor receives branding in marketing and promotions and involvement in on-site activities.

First-Timers Orientation - $10,000
Join NAFSA's president and executive director and CEO onstage to welcome 1,500+ conference attendees who are new NAFSA members and/or annual conference attendees. Sponsor receives branding in event promotions, marketing, and materials.

Friday Plenary - $20,000
An average of 2,000 people attend the final plenary event of the conference. Sponsor is recognized in all print, web, and video material related to the event in addition to receiving air time at the event prior to the address.

Global Learning Lab - $20,000
A day long, deep-dive into global learning practice and research. This is a unique opportunity for international educators, scholar practitioners, education researchers, IE graduate students, and workforce development trainers/educators to cultivate the complex intercultural and critical analysis skills required of 21st century global-ready graduates. Network with experts on how global learning informs practice and research. A focus on the tools and curriculum internationalization strategies that strengthen a campus are presented. Sponsor receives branding in event promotion, marketing ,and materials, and one preconference global learning podcast.

Knowledge Community Networking Package - $9,000 per package; discount for sponsorship of two or more groups.
Engage with a targeted audience of NAFSA conference attendees as a sponsor of up to five knowledge community networking events and centers. Display promotional materials and be recognized with on-site signage and marketing collateral.

  • Education Abroad
  • International Education Leadership
  • International Engagement Management
  • International Student and Scholar Services
  • Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

Latin America Forum - $12,500
This preconference, two-hour expert panel focuses on institutional partnerships in the Americas. Sponsor receives branding in event promotions, marketing, and can welcome attendees and provide materials.

Management Development Program - $20,000
Brand this comprehensive three-day event focusing on key international education management skills and strategies for new and current leaders of international programs. Sponsor receives branding in event promotions and marketing, and can provide welcoming remarks and distribute materials.

Member Interest Lunches - $5,000 per lunch; discount for sponsorship of two or more lunches.
These catered conference lunches bring together diverse leaders, institutional representatives, and advocates to engage in dialogue about a wide range of special issues relating to international education. Participate in conversations surrounding community colleges, peace and justice, liberal arts, and more.

NAFSA Global Dialogue Fellowship Forum - $25,000
Join NAFSA leaders in welcoming and supporting African higher education professionals who are developing new and deeper international opportunities for students, scholars, faculty, and exchange visitors at their home institutions.

NAFSA Pavilion Theater - $20,000
The NAFSA Pavilion is the nexus of the International Education Expo. The Pavilion houses an open theater that has capacity for nearly 100 attendees and participants. The continuing goal of the NAFSA Pavilion Theater is to engage attendees and exhibitors with a cross-section of mission-centric informational, cultural, and entertainment programming. Each day over 2,000 people visit the NAFSA Pavilion. The theater hosts 7 to 9 programs daily and over 25 programs throughout the week. Sponsors receive branding on the NAFSA Pavilion Theater, recognition in NAFSA promotions, marketing, and collateral along with a speaking opportunity. $20,000 for a full-event sponsorship or $7,500 for a daily sponsorship.

New Century Circle Breakfast - $5,000
Join NAFSA's president and executive director and CEO, current and former NAFSA presidents, and members of NAFSA's Board of Directors at this by-invitation breakfast event celebrating NAFSA's top donors. This event is an opportunity to engage with leaders of the association and the field. Sponsor receives branding in event promotions, marketing, and materials.

Opening Celebration - $65,000
NAFSA's Opening Celebration brings together nearly 5,000 conference attendees for a high-energy, memorable networking reception. The event often features high-profile entertainment, and sponsor receives extensive branding through event marketing and promotions. The sponsor also receives branding on event materials, on-site signage and may provide marketing material or merchandise to attendees on-site.

Opening Plenary Address - $75,000
NAFSA's Tuesday keynote event always features a renowned and thought-provoking global luminary. Showcase your brand as an authority in international education to nearly 6,000 conference attendees through NAFSA's plenary marketing and promotions for this conference opening event. Sponsor may also meet the speaker, share the stage, welcome attendees, and provide promotional materials on plenary hall chairs.

Presidents and Provosts Summit at NAFSA 2019 - $20,000
A full-day, invitation-only gathering of U.S. and international university and college presidents, chancellors, and provosts. Sponsor receives branding in event promotions and marketing, and can provide welcoming remarks and distribute materials.

Secondary School Assembly - $12,500
Attendees learn about cutting edge best practices that exemplify secondary school international student learning and especially managing recruitment, orientation, and special issues around secondary school students studying outside their home countries. Sponsor receives branding in event promotions and marketing, and can provide welcoming remarks and distribute materials.

Symposium on Leadership - $20,000
This preconference, five-hour event brings together senior-level decision makers from across the field of international education to connect, collaborate, and learn about trends transforming higher education. Sponsor receives branding in event promotions and marketing, and can provide welcoming remarks and distribute materials.

Thursday Plenary - $25,000
Another coveted conference event, the Thursday plenary regularly attracts more than 4,000 attendees. Sponsor is recognized in all print, web, and video material related to the event in addition to receiving air time at the event prior to the address.

Wednesday Plenary - $40,000
One of the highest profile events at conference, the Wednesday plenary draws a crowd of around 4,000 people. Sponsor is recognized in all print, web, and video material related to the event in addition to receiving air time at the event prior to the address.

Resources

Career Center - $15,000
Conference attendees visit the Career Center, which sees high traffic throughout the week, to network, attend special sessions, and seek job, resume, and career advice. Sponsor logo appears in the center, on distributed materials, and all promotional materials. Sponsorship can include opportunity to present at the Career Center.

Conference App - $30,000
Essential for every conference attendee, the NAFSA Conference App allows users to stay connected throughout the week with direct attendee-to-attendee messaging, a conference schedule, and everything they need to navigate NAFSA's expansive conference. Sponsor receives exclusive access to banner ads throughout the app, providing thousands of impressions over the course of several weeks.

Conference Information Center - $8,500
Centrally located and in a high-traffic area. Open Sunday through Friday for extended and maximum visibility. Sponsor logo included on signage. Sponsor can leave promotional materials at the center.

Convention Center Wi-Fi - $20,000
Connect with attendees virtually everywhere. Custom graphic and sponsor logo appear on a splash screen and landing page that attendees see when accessing the network.

Expo Hall Refreshment Breaks - $7,000
Show your support for conference attendees as the sponsor of NAFSA's Expo Hall refreshment breaks. Sponsor signage is displayed at three refreshment lounges during six breaks over the course of the conference. Sponsor logo would appear on napkins, general conference promotions, on-site signage, and the NAFSA website. Offers high visibility among NAFSA conference attendees.

Preconference Workshop Refreshment Breaks - $5,000
Sponsor receives visibility on signage at two lounges during five breaks over two days. Sponsor logo would appear on napkins, general conference promotions, on-site signage, and the NAFSA website.

Merchandise

Conference Folder - $10,000
Sponsor's logo appears inside the folder and sponsor's full-page, four-color advertisement appears on the back cover.

Conference Name Badge Holder - $45,000
Every attendee is required to wear a name badge. Sponsor logo is prominently displayed above every name.

Conference Noteplanner - $30,000
This popular take-away is provided to every conference attendee. Sponsor receives two dual-sided color inserts, full-color logo in bottom corner of each page, and full-color ad space on the back cover.

Conference Pen - $5,000
Sponsor's logo and booth number appear on pen provided to attendees at conference registration.

Conference Collectible Pin - $5,000
Sponsor's name is engraved on the back of this specially designed collectible conference memento. Sponsor is acknowledged in print and online conference materials, and at the NAFSA Pavilion in the Expo Hall.

Conference Tote Bag - $77,000
Sponsor's logo is imprinted prominently on one side of the official conference bag provided to every conference attendee. This very popular take-away item is a high-visibility sponsorship opportunity.

Conference Water Bottle - $25,000
Premier conference take-away. Sponsor's logo appears prominently on bottle.