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ST. LOUIS • FEBRUARY 2-4, 2022
VIRTUAL • FEBRUARY 23-24, 2022

REGISTRATION OPENS FALL 2021

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Does your product or service include a focus on higher ed?

If higher ed is your target audience, this is the conference for you. At last year’s NISTS virtual conference, sponsors interacted with 900+ attendees, and our in-person conference (early 2020) drew 700+ attendees from higher ed institutions across the country.

 

So, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to make new connections and cultivate your existing relationships. Attendees represent both two-year and four-year institutions and include VP’s, directors, and staff in areas ranging from admissions, advising, enrollment management, orientation, and transition programs to registrar’s offices and transfer centers.

One Sponsorship - Twice the Visibility 
 

This year’s annual conference will include two components--an in-person experience in St. Louis and a subsequent virtual experience via our highly popular and easy-to-use conference app. All sponsorship packages include access to both events, and there are opportunities for visibility and engagement with conference attendees whether you participate in-person, virtually, or both. 


Please contact Judith Brauer if you have questions or would like to customize your sponsorship package. 

BENEFITS

Meaningful Interactions with Attendees

 

At the in-person event, exhibit tables are in the flow of traffic, so you'll have more opportunities to talk with attendees. For the virtual event, exclusive exhibitor time blocks will encourage attendees to visit your virtual booth. The conference app also includes multiple ways to interact with attendees.

Presentation Opportunities

Higher sponsorship levels include the opportunity to deliver a live concurrent session (in-person, virtually, or both) to help attendees learn about the value of your product or service to their institution. 

Access to Decision Makers

Over half of our attendees are at the director level or above and have decision-making power in choosing vendors. It's also great timing since most higher ed professionals are deciding how to use fiscal-year-end funds and planning next year's budget.

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

BRONZE
$1,200

  • Logo on conference website, emails, rotating slides, conference app, and digital conference program.
     

  • Virtual and in-person exhibit booth
     

  • 2 conference registrations (in-person and virtual)

SILVER
$2,500

All items in the previous package, PLUS

 

  • Attendee email list
     

  • 1 post on NISTS Facebook and Twitter feeds
     

  • Conference bag insert (flyer or promotional item)
     

  • 3 conference registrations (total) (in-person and virtual)

GOLD
$3,500

All items in the previous packages, PLUS

 

  • Live concurrent session at either the in-person or virtual event
     

  • 2 posts on NISTS Facebook and Twitter feeds
     

  • Full page ad in digital conference program
     

  • Rotating banner ad in the conference app
     

  • 4 conference registrations (total) (in-person and virtual)

PLATINUM
$5,000

All items in the previous packages, PLUS

 

  • Live concurrent session at both the in-person and virtual event
     

  • Sponsored social break for the virtual event (yoga stretch break, pet park, etc.)
     

  • 3 posts on the NISTS Facebook and Twitter feeds
     

  • 5 conference registrations (total) (in-person and virtual)

Some restrictions apply.

SPONSORSHIP ACTION ITEMS

> SUBMIT COMMITMENT FORM & LOGO

   Complete this quick commitment form to hold your spot. When you submit your logo, we’ll add it to              conference emails and the website. Sponsor requests will be handled on a first-come, first-served              basis. Space is limited, especially for in-person sponsor tables.

>  SEND PAYMENT

    Payment due to NISTS Office within 30 days of confirming your sponsorship.

    Please make check payable to “UNG Foundation-NISTS” and mail to:

         attn: NISTS

         82 College Circle

         Dahlonega, GA 30597

 

SUBMIT BY NOVEMBER 12, 2021:

>  CONCURRENT SESSION INFORMATION

     Submission guidelines and the link to submit your proposal are on the Call for Proposals webpage.
 

>  AD 

    Ad for Digital Program Due (full page, 8.5" x 11")(if applicable)

>  CONFERENCE APP INFORMATION

    Conference App Information Due

     Requirements vary according sponsorship level. You will receive full details, including file sizes and             specifications, via email.

 

MAIL BY JANUARY 15:

>  CONFERENCE BAG INSERTS

    We will provide information for you to send these to the conference hotel. 

RIGHT OF REFUSAL


NISTS reserves the right to refuse requests for sponsorships, exhibit tables, and/or program advertisements that are not consistent with our mission and goals.

QUESTIONS

If you have questions about sponsorship or would like to create a custom package, please contact Judith Brauer.