San Antonio March 11–15, 2017
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Exhibit & Sponsor

Join us in San Antonio as NASPA offers a dynamic exhibit hall for both for-profit and non-profit entities interested in networking with student affairs professionals.  

Our attendees represent a range of professional levels, and are seen as influential partners and decision-makers on their campuses.

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Join over 150 organizations that will be a part of multiple dedicated exhibit hall breaks and other exhibit hall planned events for attendees!

For Exhibitors

Booth reservations are now available. Please click below to view the exhibit hall floorplan. 

NASPA is the network where we have developed a community of student affairs administrators who are passionate about building leadership skills in their students. Through NASPA's community, partnership, and support, we have been able to positively impact hundreds of college campuses and hundreds of thousands of students' lives!

Marissa Curry, Senior Regional Director of Program Development, The National Society of Leadership and Success
Why Sponsor?
  • Build relationships with deans, vice presidents, directors, and more.
  • Tap into a combined purchasing power of over $5 billion a year.
  • Grow your mindshare with a wide range of sponsorship opportunities.
  • Expand your prospect list with contacts provided by NASPA.

Sponsor or Exhibitor Questions?

Fred Comparato
Phone: 614-204-5994

Sponsorship Opportunities

NASPA offers a diverse and flexible selection of sponsorship options for our sponsors. Opportunities range from sponsoring the opening reception, hosting a branded luncheon, sponsoring an ice cream break, and much more. No matter your budget or size a partnership with NASPA is a can’t-miss opportunity.

The below is a starting point of sponsorship options that NASPA offers for the annual conference.  Have an idea you would like to discuss? 

Contact Fred Comparato at 614-204-5994 or at

Sponsored Events

  • Opening Keynote Speaker

    Our most attended session, your company's logo will be viewed by over 6,000 attendees in this highly anticipated event. Additionally, you'll be verbally thanked and given an opportunity to wave to the attendees, all while sitting in the front section!

    Also includes Gold Level benefits.

  • Opening Reception

    Immediately following the opening keynote speaker, be the exclusive sponsor of the biggest event that kicks off the NASPA Annual Conference. Energy is at a conference high during this reception where all attendees are welcomed. Be the sponsor of this event to increase branding and visibility, interact with attendees, and most importantly, let attendees know you are there! NASPA is open for open dialogue regarding this event and it’s sponsor benefits.

    Also includes Platinum Level Benefits

  • VPSA Reception

    The VPSA Reception is an invite only event aimed solely at VPSAs. Place promotional materials, set up signs at the entrance, and most importantly, your representative will have a chance to say a few words to everyone!

    Also includes Gold Level benefits.

  • Closing Keynote Speaker

    This is an opportunity to be thanked at the beginning and end of our second largest session while your signage and logos are visible to the attendees. You’ll also be able to place information on all of the seats prior to the keynote!

    Also includes Silver Level benefits.

  • Major Featured Speaker

    Get your logo and company in front of thousands of eyeballs by sponsoring one of our major featured speakers. Your signs will fill the room and you’ll be verbally thanked!

    Also includes Silver Level benefits. Two available.

  • Awards Luncheon

    Join hundreds of attendees as we recognize the “who’s who” of NASPA with dozens of awards. You’ll be verbally introduced with an opportunity to say a few words, and you will be able to disperse literature before the event.

    Also includes Silver Level benefits.

  • NASPA Foundation Pillars of the Profession Ceremony

    This well-attended, signature event for the NASPA Foundation honors the outstanding achievement of 12-14 distinguished student affairs professionals. Your company will be recognized on invitations mailed to 800 donors and with signage during the conference. You can say a few words from the podium during the event.

    Two Bronze Level opportunities or an exclusive Silver.

  • Knowledge Community Reception

    With 30 Knowledge Communities, sponsoring one of the receptions gives you the ability to specifically target a demographic that you can best serve. As a sponsor you’ll be able to place signs at the front, pass out literature, receive verbal recognition and even say a few words.

    Also includes Friend Level benefits.

  • Pre-Conference Events

    Connect with attendees before the conference even starts at one of our incredibly popular “pre-cons” which include the Community College Institute and the International Symposium. As a sponsor you’ll be able to place signs at the front, pass out literature, receive verbal recognition and even say a few words.

    Also includes Friend Level benefits.

  • Pedicab Transportation

    Imagine this. The opening keynote speaker has just ended and 1000’s of attendees are walking towards our Opening Reception venue -  Sunset Station.  10 pedicabs are waiting to pick up attendees, decked out with flags and decals that have your logo on them, the drivers are wearing your t-shirts, and upon arrival when the ride ends, the drivers give attendees your promotional item/postcard to promote your booth giveaway for the following 2 days of exhibits.  

    Also includes Silver Level benefits. Two available, ten pedicabs each.

  • SA Speaks

    Be recognized at one of NASPA’s most popular educational sessions. SA Speaks (Student Affairs Speaks), NASPA’s spin on TED Talks, is one of our most popular featured sessions. This sponsorship includes two days of recognition as SA Speaks takes place on both Monday and Tuesday from 3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. These LIVE Featured Sessions are also a part of NASPA’s Virtual Ticket and audio recordings! So your sponsorship lives on for a year after the event. Sponsors will receive:

    • a verbal recognition by a NASPA Leader before one of the presentations;
    • your thank you logo displayed on back drop screens before the speaker begins (and while attendees are taking their seats);
    • a 15 second bumper video that you can create to be added to the recorded sessions (for viewing 12 months after the event);  
    • and an opportunity to place out your promotional piece on the tables during this session. 

    Also includes Silver Level benefits. Four available.

Sponsored Areas

  • Conference Registration Area

    By being the exclusive sponsor of the registration area, all attendees will not only see your brand upon check-in (mouse pads, check-in screen savers, signage, floor decals) they will also receive a promotional item (ex. Post card for giveaway) that will increase your booth traffic!

    Also includes Gold Sponsor Benefits

  • VPSA Lounge

    Go straight to the movers and shakers in student affairs by sponsoring the VPSA lounge. You’ll be able to place signage, set up your own table, and even co-host the lounge with a NASPA representative throughout the entire conference!

    Also includes Bronze Level benefits.

  • Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks

    It’s a fact: attendees run on coffee. Be the one that gives them this fuel by sponsoring one of two coffee breaks on the second and third day. Relax with attendees in the exhibit hall while your signs are at the entrance and you’re recognized verbally over the speakers.

    Also includes Bronze Level benefits. Two available.

  • Exhibit Hall Ice Cream Break

    Place your signs at the front of the exhibit hall while attendees stream in to enjoy an afternoon sweet treat. You’ll be able to relax and chat with them while you’re verbally thanked in the exhibit hall!

    Also includes Bronze Level benefits.

  • First-Time Attendee Lounge

    Designed to let new attendees network, learn about NASPA, and relax between sessions, by sponsoring this lounge you’ll be able to place your sign at the entrance and reach out to a diverse group of first time attendees!

    Also includes Bronze Level benefits.

  • Smart Phone Charging Stations

    More attendees are using iPhones, iPads, and every other kind of device. When you sponsor a charging station they’ll know you were the one that helped get their phone through the day! Additionally, you’ll be able to set up a promotional poster.

    Also includes Bronze Level benefits.

  • Innovation Station

    Serving as both an educational space and lounge, the Innovation Station will offer a range of experiences for attendees to enjoy and ideas to discuss.  As one of the sponsors, your logo will be visible on one of the panels at the station, and you will have an opportunity to be a part of one of the “corporate innovation sessions.”

  • NASPA Foundation Sponsor

    The NASPA Foundation advances NASPA and the student affairs profession by raising funds that are used to celebrate achievement, as well as support scholarships, meaningful research and emergent practices. Become the Foundation's primary sponsor at the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference to get visibility in an email reaching all 15,000 of NASPA's members, an invitation to the NASPA Foundation Diamond Club donor reception, the opportunity to staff a high visibility game at the NASPA Foundation booth, and logo and verbal recognition in several different locations!

    Also includes Bronze Level Sponsor Benefits.

Sponsored Items

  • Conference Mobile App

    Already an invaluable resource with thousands of downloads, as a mobile app sponsor your logo and a link to your website will be visible each time an attendee checks their schedule, looks at an exhibitor profile, and looks up session info!

    Also includes Bronze Level benefits. One available.

  • Hotel Key Cards

    As thousands of student affairs professionals check in for the annual conference in San Antonio, they will be given two (2) hotel room key cards. Be the exclusive sponsor of these hotel key cards and have your logo/web site on each of these cards!

    Also Includes Gold Level Benefits

  • Exhibit Hall Raffle Card

    Want a simple and easy way to direct attendees to your booth? Attendees have a chance to win AMEX gift cards but only by visiting all six of the raffle sponsors in the exhibit hall!

    Also includes Friend Level benefits.

  • Virtual Ticket

    The NASPA Virtual Ticket extends the industry-leading content from our Annual Conference to the substantial market of professionals that are not able to attend each year. Over 700 attendees will view our full-day simulcasts including our featured speakers and have ondemand access to over 50 conference sessions for the following 12 months. Virtual Ticket supporters will be able to provide short videos that are broadcast between sessions during the conference simulcast and at the start of each ondemand session, providing you with thousands of easy on-target impressions, including your logo and URL. We also have limited spots for sponsors to conduct their own educational sessions that will be included in the ondemand catalog for registrants.

  • First-Time Attendee Brochure

    Sponsoring this brochure is a great way to get first timers to your booth. There will be over 3,000 first timers who will receive this brochure upon registration. Your company logo and booth # will be included in the printed material. Most importantly, the brochure conveniently fits in the name badge holder, so the first timers will be sure to hang on to it throughout the conference!

    Also includes Friend Level Sponsor Benefits.

  • #GivingTuesday

    #GivingTuesday was founded by charities and philanthropists to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. NASPA and the NASPA Foundation will participate in #GivingTuesday by inviting student affairs professionals to make gifts in honor of their fellow student affairs friends, colleagues and mentors. The NASPA Foundation is seeking a Matching Challenge Partner to match up to $2500 in donations on #GivingTuesday.

    Also includes Friend Level Sponsor Benefits.

2017 Partners

We would like to thank our sponsors for the 2017 Annual Conference:

Platinum Level

  • Chartwells
  • EverFi
  • The National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Presence, formerly Check I’m Here

Gold Level

  • Aramark
  • Sodexo
  • The Spelman & Johnson Group
  • Skyfactor
  • Campus Answers
  • OOHLALA Mobile
  • Involvio
  • Strada Education Network

Silver Level

  • Golden Key
  • Public Identity
  • Capstone
  • HBO
  • MTVu
  • PaperClip Communications

Bronze Level

  • OCM
  • Treanor Architects
  • Eco
  • Halo Branded Solutions
  • Campus Labs
  • American Campus Communities
  • Insidetrack
  • Medicat
  • Civitas Learning
  • University Loft Company
  • Krispy Kreme
  • University of Alabama Office of Continuing Studies
  • Western Union
  • NameCoach

Friend Level

  • 3rd Millennium Classrooms
  • Student Health 101
  • Compatibility
  • Hobsons
  • Simply Voting, Inc.
  • Adirondack Solutions, Inc.
  • ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
  • The Registry for College and University Presidents
  • Advantage Design Group
  • Mongoose
  • MobileUp Software
  • DEFAMATION The Play -- Canamac Productions
  • Modo Labs
  • Fidelis Education
  • ClearScholar
  • Scavify
  • Motimatic

Sponsorship Benefits

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Signage Rights

Sponsor logo indicating your sponsorship level on all appropriate signage, items, and your booth.

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Exhibit Hall Booth Location Selection

Receive premier booth selection placement directly in front of the exhibit hall entrance. The exhibit booth fee is not included.

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Exhibitor Program/Sponsor Ribbon

As an exhibitor you’ll be able to attend the entire event in addition to receiving a ribbon indicating sponsorship level.

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Program Guide Recognition

Your logo and web site will be printed in the program book based on your sponsorship level. Gold sponsors will have a company profile as well.

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Attendee Mailing List

Received prior to and after the conference, you’ll be able to generate and follow up with leads.

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Website Branding

Receive premiere exposure on our website with your logo and a hyperlink to help increase SEO.

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Conference Registration

Receive complimentary registrations based on your sponsorship level.

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VPSA Reception

Receive two invitations to the VPSA Reception and connect with around 250 top student affairs leaders.

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Corporate Presentation

Host your own corporate session to educate attendees about your product and expertise in student affairs.

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You’ll be verbally thanked during the opening session by the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference planning chair.

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Virtual Ticket

15 second video clip exposure on the NASPA Annual Conference Virtual Ticket

Additional Corporate Presentation

Additional corporate program session (2 total.)

A special thanks to our top level conference supporters
  • eCheckUpToGo
  • National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Chartwells
  • Presence, formerly Check I'm Here
  • Skyfactor
  • Spelman Johnson
  • Campus Answers
  • Aramark
  • Sodexo
  • Involvio
  • EverFi
  • OOHLALA Mobile
  • Strada Education Network

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