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Share your higher ed product or service with our 900+ attendees.

For over 20 years, higher ed professionals have turned to the NISTS Conference to improve their support of transfer students. Attendees appreciate being able to access experts in the field, network with peers, and engage in interactive learning experiences like our action-focused workshop.

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


From building internal and external partnerships to recruitment and retention, our attendees are motivated to improve their transfer students’ experiences and are eager to hear how you can help them and their institutions achieve their goals.

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.

Between our virtual and in-person events over the past two years, more than 900 higher ed professionals attended each year.

Sponsorship Benefits

In-Person and Virtual Options


Based on positive attendee response, we will continue to offer both an in-person and virtual event. Most sponsorship packages include access to both, and there are opportunities for visibility and engagement with conference attendees whether you participate in-person, virtually, or both. 

Direct Interactions with Attendees


Email attendees before and after each event, provide a bag insert, and interact on-site and in the app. Participate in the virtual event’s competition for prizes to drive traffic to your booth.

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 institutions. 

Access to Decision Makers

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

All sponsorship packages include: Logo on the conference website, emails, and rotating slides.


Virtual only option

  • Virtual exhibit booth in conference app (regular)

  • 1 virtual conference registration 

  • Attendee email list

  • Opportunity to participate in the conference app game and offer a prize


Silver package benefits plus:

  • In-person exhibit booth (upgraded)

  • Virtual exhibit booth in conference app (upgraded)

  • 2 virtual conference registrations (total)

  • 2 in-person conference registrations (total)

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

  • Rotating banner ad in the conference app


Bronze level benefits plus:

  • In-person exhibit booth (regular)

  • 1 in-person conference registration

  • Conference bag insert 

  • PDF flyer/document in virtual booth in app


Gold package benefits plus:

  • In-person exhibit booth (double booth, premium)

  • Virtual exhibit booth in conference app (prominent)

  • Social break slot for the virtual event (yoga stretch break, pet park, etc.)

  • 4 virtual conference registrations (total)

  • 4 in-person conference registrations (total)

  • Live concurrent session at the in-person AND virtual event 

  • Video in booth in the conference app

Some restrictions apply.

Sponsorship Action Items

 1.  Submit commitment form and logo

Complete this quick commitment form to hold your spot. Sponsor requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, especially for the in-person event. Space is limited, especially for the in-person event.

Th priority deadline is August 31, 2022, or until spots are filled.​ October 28, 2022, is the last day to submit sponsorship requests pending availability. 

 2.  Use the sponsor session form 

We've streamlined the session proposal process for sponsors. If you are submitting a session proposal (Gold & Platinum), submit the Sponsored Session Information form instead of the regular Call for Proposals form by November 11, 2022. 

3. Submit additional materials by November 11, 2022

Details about items needed (concurrent session description, graphics for app, and payment) will be sent by September 9th. 


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 contact Judith Brauer.

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