ST. LOUIS • FEBRUARY 2-4, 2022
VIRTUAL • FEBRUARY 23-24, 2022
REGISTRATION OPENS FALL 2021
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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:
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 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.