FEBRUARY 23-25, 2021


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.

Sponsoring the NISTS 2021 Virtual Conference Experience

We’ve designed our new sponsor packages to maximize the virtual environment, providing you with multiple opportunities to engage with attendees by presenting sessions, participating in our new Attendee Scavenger Hunt, interacting on the conference app, and scheduling 1:1 virtual meetings. In addition, exhibit hall hours are interspersed throughout the schedule and don’t compete with concurrent sessions. If you were a past sponsor, be on the lookout for an email from Tonya Brooks with updated sponsorship packages. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please email


Intentional Exposure

Understanding the need for intentional interaction with conference attendees, we have scheduled our exhibitor hall for exclusive time throughout the event without other session competing for attention.  NISTS will also sponsor a scavenger hunt that will funnel participants not only to your booth, but encourage interaction and follow up with each sponsor.

Company Benefits and Features

With most sponsorship packages, you will have the opportunity to present a 45-minute concurrent session on relevant topics related to ways you provide solutions and information to benefit higher education institutions, professionals, and students.  Having uninterrupted time and targeted information to attendees gives you undivided access to attendees.

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, and in an email from you to attendees.  Plus, most sponsor packages include announcements and attachments to all attendees to keep your name in front of them throughout the event.


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 in the conference app

  • 1 announcement in the conference app sent at your preferred time

  • 1 concurrent session presentation (45 min.)

  • 1 2-minute video attached to your company’s listing in the conference app

  • Total of 4 full conference admissions 

  • 2 posts on NISTS Facebook (50-word limit)



All items in the Advocate package, PLUS


  • 1 company ad on the conference website page (3.25” W x 4.75”T)

  • Conference app tile exclusively for Champion Sponsors (in addition to the exhibitors tile)

  • Total of 5 full conference admissions 

  • 1 2-minute pre-recorded video to address all attendees at one of the plenary sessions

  • 1 sponsored social break during conference hours (ex. Yoga, Virtual Escape Room, Make a Festive Beverage, etc.)

Some restrictions apply.



  • Full registration for 2 representatives

  • Company logo posted on the conference website and opening session slides

  • Company name, logo, and contact information listed in the conference app

  • Spreadsheet of consenting attendee email addresses

  • Designated times for exhibit hall without competing events

  • Participation in the event scavenger hunt 

  • 1 virtual booth sponsor provides Zoom and calendar links



All items in the Agent Package, PLUS


  • 1 ad, flyer, or document uploaded to the conference app

  • Total of 3 full conference admissions

  • 1 post on NISTS Facebook (50-word limit)


 >  DECEMBER 11, 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.

 >  DECEMBER 18, 2020

     Concurrent Session Yes/No

Please let us know whether or not you plan to present a concurrent session so that we can plan accordingly. You have two more weeks to finalize your session material (see below).

DECEMBER 31, 2020

     Concurrent Session Information Due

Please complete the Sponsored Session Checklist and submit it to to confirm your concurrent session information. Although sponsored concurrent sessions are not evaluated by outside reviewers, your session proposal must follow the basic guidelines described on the call for proposals webpage.

 >  JANUARY 8, 2021 

     Conference App Information Due

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

 >  JANUARY 8, 2020 

     Payment Due to NISTS Office

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

         attn: NISTS

         82 College Circle

         Dahlonega, GA 30597


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 706-864-1582).


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