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

If higher education is your target audience, this is the conference to make new contacts and expand your reach with current ones. Sponsors at last year’s NISTS conference benefited from interaction with 700+ attendees from higher education organizations and institutions across the country. Attendees represent both two-year and four-year institutions and include VP’s, directors, and front-line staff in areas ranging from admissions, advising, enrollment management, orientation and transition programs to registrar’s offices and transfer centers.

The Sponsorship Commitment Form will be available in mid-June. In the interim, please feel free to email Tonya Brooks for more information. 


Intentional Exposure

With your exhibit table positioned in the flow of traffic, you’ll have the opportunity to talk with attendees as they walk to and from sessions, breaks, and networking events. A distinct advantage of our conference is this close proximity to attendees, unlike other conferences that place sponsors in a separate area.

Company Benefits and Features

With most sponsorship packages, you will have the opportunity to present a 60-minute concurrent session on relevant topics related to ways you provide solutions and information to benefit higher education institutions, professionals, and students.

Advertising and Brand Awareness

Marketing experts agree it takes at least five impressions, on average, for people to remember your brand. We have you covered, even before attendees meet you. Your company name or logo will appear on conference emails, the conference website, the conference app, in an email from you to attendees, at registration, in the conference tote bags (with promo items you provide), at your exhibit table, and on signs at breaks or sessions you are sponsoring.

All of the visibility leading up to the conference will prepare you to get the most out of the networking opportunities and connections at the conference and produce a fantastic ROI! You can’t get this much face-time, with this small of an investment, through cold-calling, straight marketing, or making face to face appointments.




All items in the Connector package, PLUS


  • 1 Rotating Banner Advertisement on the conference mobile app

  • 1 Announcement in the conference mobile app sent at your preferred time 

  • 1 60-minute Concurrent Session Presentation scheduled at your preferred time 


Upgrades to….


  • 3 Full Conference Registrations that allow you to learn and mingle with attendees during all concurrent sessions Wednesday–Friday

  • 1 Featured Sponsor Event where we’ll prominently display your company’s 18” x 24” advertisement 


Poster Reception (1)

Networking Breakfast (1)

Afternoon Networking Break (1)

Plenary Session (2)

TSA Breakfast (1)



All items in the Advocate package, PLUS


  • 1 Evening Meeting Room Reservation so that you can meet with conference attendees or host an event after the day’s activities conclude


Upgrades to….


  • 4 Full Conference Registrations that allow you to learn and mingle with attendees during all concurrent sessions Wednesday–Friday


  • 1 Featured Sponsor Event + Speech where you’ll have three minutes to address all conference attendees while we display your company logo and advertisement on the presentation screen at the front of the room 


First-Time Attendee Session (1)

Opening Session (1)

Keynote Speaker Session (1) 

Some restrictions apply.



  • One draped 6-foot table with two chairs

  • Admission for two representatives to monitor their booth and attend conference meals and events

  • Company logo posted in the registration area and on digital media

  • Company name, logo, and contact information listed in the exhibitor section of the conference mobile app

  • A spreadsheet of email addresses for attendees who have granted us permission to share 

  • Up to three promotional items, such as a brochure or one-page flyer, placed in the conference tote bag



All items in the Agent Package, PLUS


  • 1 Attachment in the Conference Mobile App, such as a brochure or flyer describing an upcoming event

  • 1 Full Conference Registration that allows you to learn and mingle with attendees during all concurrent sessions Wednesday–Friday 

  • 1 Invitation to the Directors Reception for each booth attendant and registered sponsor (up to 4)


 >  SEPTEMBER 6, 2020

     Commitment Form & Logo Due

When confirming your sponsorship level, please attach your company/organization logo in .eps or .ai format so that we can acknowledge you on the conference webpage.

 >  OCTOBER 30, 2020

     Concurrent Session Proposal Due (if presenting)

Although sponsored concurrent sessions are not evaluated by outside reviewers, your session proposal must follow the basic guidelines listed on the call for proposals webpage.

 >  DECEMBER 4, 2020 

     Conference App Information Due

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


 >  DECEMBER 6, 2020 

     Payment Due to NISTS Office

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

         attn: NISTS

         82 College Circle

         Dahlonega, GA 30597

 >  DECEMBER 13, 2020

     Tote Bag Items Due in Portland (if applicable) 

You will receive additional information in late fall regarding where and when to ship your promotional items for the conference tote bags.


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 (tonya.brooks@ung.edu or 706-864-1579).


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