Does your product or service include a focus on transfer students?

Being a sponsor at the NISTS annual conference provides you with the opportunity to interact with 600+ higher education professionals who are specifically focused on improving transfer student success. Attendees hail from both two- and four-year institutions throughout the country and include VP’s, Directors, and front line staff in a range of areas including admissions, advising, enrollment management, orientation and transition programs, registrar, and transfer centers.


Meaningful Interactions

Exhibit tables are positioned in the flow of traffic, where there are more opportunities for in-depth conversations with attendees.

Access to Decision-Makers

Over half of our attendees are at the director level or above and have decision-making power in choosing vendors.

Good Timing

Our late-winter conference is well timed to connect with staff who are deciding how to spend fiscal year-end funds.


Sponsorship packages are available at multiple price points. Download the Sponsorship Packet to view the range of options, including access to the attendee contact list, concurrent session presentation slots, exhibit tables, and ads in the conference program. Details about each option are listed below. 

  • Can’t attend the conference?  
    No problem. We can help you arrange a high-visibility package that ensures participants learn about your products and services.

  • Want to customize your package?
    We’re happy to help you mix and match the options that best fit your needs and budget.









Questions? Please contact Tonya Brooks for assistance ( 

Commitment Forms Due

Friday, September 6th

11:59 pm EST


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sponsorship options:



Attendee Contact List

Included at the Gold level and above or as an add-on option.


Sponsors are permitted to contact conference attendees via email one time. You will receive a copy of the attendee list approximately one month prior to the conference. While sponsors may invite attendees to join a mailing list, adding attendee contact information to ongoing mailing lists is prohibited.

Please Note: Some conference attendees choose to opt-out of information-sharing during the registration process. 



Concurrent Session Presentations

Included at the Gold level and above or as an add-on option.

Eligible sponsors may present a 60-minute concurrent session.  Presentation time slots  will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis upon receipt of all sponsorship materials.

Please Note: Sponsored concurrent sessions should follow the guidelines listed on the conference Call for Proposals web page. The deadline to submit your session information using the online portal is July 31, 2019. After this date, you must email your session information directly to NISTS.


Exhibit Tables

Included with all sponsorship packages.

All sponsors are invited to host an exhibit table in the pre-function area of the conference venue. Each exhibitor will receive one standard 8’ table with a tablecloth and two chairs. Additional services and supplies must be ordered directly through the hotel’s PSAV contact.
Shipping & Receiving Instructions) (Exhibitor Services Price Guide)  

Exhibit Schedule


  • Check-In and Set-Up:  Wednesday, February 5th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Tear Down:  Friday, February 7th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • High traffic Times:

    • Conference Check-In

    • Opening Reception & Poster Session

    • Beverage Breaks

    • Plenary Sessions

    • Breakfast

Program Advertisements

Included at the Silver level and above or as an add-on option.

Sponsors may submit a full or half-page ad to be printed in the conference program. 

Ad Specs 

  • Full-Page: 8.5" x 11" with quarter-inch bleed; grayscale, print-ready PDF

  • Half-Page: 8.5" x 5.5" with quarter-inch bleed; grayscale, print-ready PDF (landscape orientation)


JULY 31, 2019:  Concurrent Session Proposal Due (if presenting)

Submission guidelines are provided on the Call for Proposals webpage. Session proposals that are submitted after this date will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2019:  Sponsorship Commitment Form Due
Upon confirming your sponsorship level, please email your company/organization logo in .eps or .ai format so that we can acknowledge you on the conference website.

NOVEMBER 1, 2019:  Program Advertisement Due


DECEMBER 6, 2019:  Payment Due 

DECEMBER 13, 2019:  Conference Bag Inserts Due (if applicable) 

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.


If you have questions about sponsorship or would like to create a custom package, please don't hesitate to contact Tonya Brooks ( or 706-864-1579).


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