Gain wide visibility and recognition for your support of attendees' professional development by sponsoring these high-profile sessions, lounges, and conference activities and resources.

All sponsorships include the following benefits in addition to sponsorship-specific benefits:

  • Sponsor logo on the EDUCAUSE 2014 website
  • On-site signage with sponsor logos and logo on the entranceway to the exhibit hall (produced by EDUCAUSE)
  • Recognition in general session walk-in slides
  • Recognition in the print program

Sessions and Lounges

General Sessions

General sessions are highly promoted prior to the conference and are attended by thousands of individuals on-site and virtually, allowing your company maximum name recognition and visibility as a key supporter of EDUCAUSE membership.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Logo under the photo of the speaker on the EDUCAUSE 2014 website
  • Company name included next to sponsored session in the online and print program
  • Five reserved seats in the front row at the general session for your employees
  • Prominent recognition from the stage (sponsor logo on large screens along with verbal acknowledgment)
  • Invitation to a VIP reception with the EDUCAUSE Board, the program committee, and EDUCAUSE executives

Tuesday: $12,500 Sold Out; * Wednesday: $13,500; Thursday: $7,500 Sold Out
* includes book signing at booth, following general session (sponsor purchases books)

Featured Sessions

With 200400 attendees per session, your company can capture quality brand recognition when you sponsor a day's worth of distinguished featured speakers, addressing key issues facing higher education professionals.

There are four sessions on Tuesday, six sessions on Wednesday, and two sessions on Thursday.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Company name included next to sponsored sessions in the online and print program
  • 6' sponsor table set for the entire day outside of the session room for promotional items (e.g., pull-up banner, branded materials)

Tuesday: $6,500 Sold Out; Wednesday: $6,500 Sold Out; Thursday: $3,500

Two Leadership Programs: Hawkins Leadership and Senior Leadership Roundtable Sold Out

Exclusive sponsorship opportunity at two private roundtables, that host 70 seasoned and incoming higher ed senior IT leaders plus 25 thought leaders who serve as roundtable council members. Both are 10-hour networking and mentoring experiences integrated over three days.

The Hawkins Leadership Roundtable is a leadership development program for new CIOs and individuals actively seeking a CIO role. The Senior Leadership Roundtable is a leadership development program that convenes higher education leaders (director level or above) from across the institution.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Company logo on Hawkins Leadership Roundtable and Senior Leadership Roundtable web page
  • Recognition in all related communications
  • Recognition in the online agenda and print program under all listings (about seven)


  • Company logo placement: event signage outside the HLR and SLR rooms, exhibit hall entrance unit, and on sponsor recognition slide in opening PowerPoint presentation shown before general sessions
  • Collateral distribution or “gift” at each table in both session rooms
  • Introduction of one executive from the sponsoring company to speak for 3 minutes on Day 1 of the HLR and invitation to the lunch
  • Introduction of one executive from the sponsoring company to speak for 3 minutes on Day 1 (or 2) of the SLR and invitation to the lunch
  • Invitation to the Wednesday evening reception for up to three executives from sponsoring company

Price: $15,000

CIO Lounge Sold Out

Hundreds of CIOs visit the lounge to network, relax, refuel, watch streamed general sessions, and informally meet and chat. This exclusive sponsorship puts your company brand front and center with key decision-makers for the duration of the conference.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

Preconference promotion

  • Sponsor recognition in the online and print program
  • Company logo on the CIO Experience web page
  • Company logo and message in all promotional and attendee communications, preconference, on-site, and postconference to CIOs

In the lounge

  • An unstaffed sponsor station (includes a 6' table) for your marketing materials, company-provided free standing banners, and other resources

Price: $10,000

Community and Collaboration Lounge Sold Out

This lounge serves as a gathering place for informal meetings, discussions, demonstrations, and presentations for higher education IT affinity groups and offers your company an opportunity to make connections with an engaged, dedicated audience through branding, marketing materials, and a presentation opportunity.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

Preconference promotion

  • Sponsor recognition in daily listing of lounge in the online and print program  

In the lounge

  • An unstaffed sponsor station (includes a 6' table) for your marketing materials, company-provided free standing banners, and other resources
  • Opportunity to add food and beverage (ordered through Centerplate Catering at the sponsor's expense)
  • Opportunity to conduct one hour-long event in the lounge (event cannot conflict with exhibit hall breaks)

Price: $6,500

Exhibit Hall Opportunities

Networking Reception

Drive traffic to your booth! This heavily promoted and highly attended event makes your company stand out in a hall of more than 250 exhibitors.

A lead retrieval machine will be placed in all sponsor booths. Attendees must visit your booth and tap their name badge to be entered into a drawing to win a prize (provided by EDUCAUSE). The leads, which averaged around 200 per booth last year, are yours to keep!

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Sponsor recognition in promotional e-mails highlighting events in the exhibit hall
  • Sponsor recognition in the online and print program
  • Prize stations inside sponsor booths to capture leads
  • Carpet decal(s) in the aisle by booth, making it easy for attendees to find sponsors
  • Sponsor recognition on flyers handed out as people enter the hall
  • Mobile App Push Notifications, push out through other social media

Price: $6,500

Refreshment Breaks

Sponsorship of refreshment breaks in the exhibit hall provide an easy and affordable way to distribute materials and gain recognition among attendees in several "grab-and-go" areas. Breaks are scheduled throughout the day on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Opportunity to brand "grab-and-go" stations

Price: $4,500 each/$8,500 full day



Lunch sponsorship provides a singular opportunity to distribute materials and gain recognition among attendees as they enjoy a buffet-style lunch and connect with colleagues.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Opportunity to distribute promotions and fun giveaways on lunch tables and/or chairs (provided by sponsor)
  • Up to 10 free lunch tickets for sponsor representatives
  • Sponsor both days and your logo will be displayed on large lunch banners

Price: $8,500 for one lunch; $14,000 for two lunches

Open Space Opportunities

Electronic Signage Sold Out

With 24 signs positioned outside the session rooms throughout the convention center, your company logo and message will be seen by thousands of attendees each day. This highly-visible sponsorship is available as an exclusive branding opportunity or can be shared among two sponsors.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Graphic with company logo and message included on all electronic signage set outside the 24 session rooms

Price: $13,000 each (up to two) 

Beverage Breaks in Foyers

Position your company's brand through signage and logoed items at coffee stations in multiple foyer locations on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Opportunity to brand coffee stations with items such as napkins, coffee mugs, or coffee sleeves (provided by sponsor)
  • Multiple easel back signage through break areas

Cost: $5,000 each / $9,500 per day

Information Kiosks

Sponsoring information kiosks provides attendees with access to laptop stations where they can navigate the conference program, check their e-mail, print boarding passes, and more.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Sponsor recognition and link to company website on the landing page for each laptop
  • Opportunity to place two free-standing banners in the area (provided by sponsor)
  • Opportunity to provide branded mouse pads at each station (provided by sponsor)

Price: $5,000

Hydration Stations

Maximize your visibility by supplying attendees with much-needed drinking water (and even provide branded, reusable water bottles for each attendee).

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Sponsor logo on table tent signs placed at each hydration station located throughout the meeting space and exhibit hall
  • Opportunity to provide branded, reusable water bottles in the tote area for attendees (provided by sponsor)

Price: $5,500 

Power Station Sold Out

Access to power and seating is at a premium during the conference. Sponsor an area for attendees to sit, power up, and network for the conference duration (EDUCAUSE will handle the setup). Centrally located outside of the exhibit hall in heavy traffic areas, you won't be missed!

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Opportunity to brand the power areas with free-standing banners, collateral, and logoed items (provided by sponsor)

Price: $9,500

Conference Resources


There's a lot of note-taking at EDUCAUSE conferences! Take the opportunity to produce your own company-branded notepads and ensure recognition at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, with an option of providing them for six conferences throughout 2015, too.

Benefits of EDUCAUSE 2014 notepad sponsorship include:

  • Opportunity to create customized notepads (provided by sponsor)
  • Distribution in the tote area at the conference


Notepad sponsorship for six 2015 conferences includes:

  • Sponsor recognition in preconference marketing efforts to thousands for each conference
  • Company logo on each of the event websites
  • Recognition in the online and print programs for each conference
  • Complimentary full-conference registration to each conference


  • EDUCAUSE 2014: $6,500 (plus 3,500 notepads produced by sponsor) Sold Out;
  • Six conferences in 2015: $8,500 (plus 1800 notepads produced by sponsor)

Tote Bags Sold Out

Be a visible and ubiquitous presence at the conference with a sponsorship of these convenient tote bags which hold attendees' resources and materials.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Company logo (with the EDUCAUSE logo) on 4,000 tote bags
  • Distribution in the tote area at the conference

Cost: $12,000


Corporate Participation

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To select and purchase any of our EDUCAUSE Annual Conference participation opportunities, please complete our Additional Opportunities form.


Contact Information

Carolyn Colman
Manager, Corporate Relations

Danielle Groover
Coordinator, Corporate Relations



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