NAGAP 2021 GEM Summit
 
Sponsor items or events are only granted to conference exhibitors. Assignment priority is based on sponsorship level and the date requested. NAGAP will attempt to meet your first choice; however, we cannot guarantee it will be available. If you are interested in securing one of these items in addition to your conference exhibit booth, please contact Katherine Hughey at Katherine@NAGAP.org or 913-222-8629.


Diamond ($30,000)

Wednesday Night Welcome Reception Host*
The conference will launch with the Wednesday Night Welcome Reception. This kick-off event provides attendees an invaluable opportunity to reconnect with old friends, make new introductions, and have engaging conversations all within the setting of the Exhibit Hall! The event provides hors d’oeuvres and beverages for NAGAP attendees and exhibitors while they mingle and view the latest innovations in the field.
 
Platinum Level ($20,000)
 
Program Keepsake Notebook
NAGAP has replaced its traditional Final Program Book with a Journal style notebook filled with many pages to take notes,  and includes the exhibitor listing. The cover will be branded with the sponsor logo and NAGAP logo.
 
Wi-Fi for Exhibit Hall** (not available in 2021)
Like many people these days, most NAGAP conference attendees do not want to lose Internet access simply because they are attending the conference. Sponsor WI-FI service in the Exhibit Hall, and help our attendees stay connected to all those online activities to which we have become accustomed.
 
Gold Level ($15,000)
 
Keynote Speaker
Through the annual conference, NAGAP encourages professional excellence, facilitates networking, provides both practical and problem-solving sessions, and helps define the future direction of graduate enrollment management. NAGAP’s Conference and Education Committees seek leaders of the higher education community to serve in this role each year as a kick-off to the conference. 
 
Business Meeting Lunch Host*
At the Business Meeting Lunch, attendees hear from NAGAP leaders regarding the state of the association and the ongoing activities of the Governing Board and various committees. The event provides lunch to attendees and includes the sponsor’s recognition in the presentation. 
 
Silver Level ($10,000)
 
Saturday Brunch Host*
NAGAP wraps up the Annual Conference with a brunch buffet and featured speaker. In addition to featuring a slide-show recapping the events of the conference, attendees are drawn to the brunch to compete for the exciting door prizes.
 
Photo booth**(not available in 2021)
Attendees will flock to have their pictures taken to remember this event! This is a unique opportunity to leave attendees with a lasting impression of your company, their photos with your logo.
 
Conference Tote Bags 
Conference tote bags have become an essential apparel item for each of the 900+ attendees. From the time they pick up their registration packets until they depart for the airport, attendees are rarely seen at the conference without their tote bags in tow, each emblazoned with both the sponsor’s and NAGAP’s logos. (NAGAP produces the tote bag; Sponsor logo needed)
 
Clean Key - touchless tool ***NEW SPONSOR ITEM**
A Clean Key is an antimicrobial plastic Touch Tool. This product's antimicrobial additive helps prevent the growth of bacteria, fungi, and mildew. MULTIFUNCTIONAL: The clean key serves as a sanitary door opener and button pusher tool to help the user limit exposure to potentially contaminated surfaces, it will be branded with your logo and attendees will use this over and over again.
 

Bronze Level ($8,000)
Conference App (not available in 2021)
NAGAP has gone mobile! Attendees have the opportunity to download a conference app to their smartphones. The app is free to attendees and includes the conference schedule, maps, exhibitors, Twitter feeds, and more. As the sponsor of the app, you will have a graphic banner at the bottom of the screen as well as your logo on all promotional materials and sponsor signage.
 
Name badge holder/Lanyard - SOLD
Gain maximum exposure during the Annual Conference with these high-quality lanyards as every attendee will be wearing them with their name badge. The sponsor’s logo will be on one side and NAGAP’s logo on the other. (NAGAP produces the lanyards; sponsor logo needed.)
 
Twitter Board
Tweet along with us! NAGAP will have Twitter Boards stationed in the Exhibit Hall, at Registration and in the General Session room so attendees can follow live tweets from the conference. Attendees post about exciting sessions or events, great quotes, and NAGAP trivia, which pops up on the screens! This sponsor has its logo prominently displayed on the Twitter Feed screens and will have their own screen at their booth in the Exhibit Hall.
 
Exhibit Hall Cafe Sponsor
(Two available)
Sponsors can choose from Thursday or Friday for the refreshment breaks. The refreshment breaks, they are located in the Exhibit Hall and feature coffee, soda, snacks, etc. for attendees and is dedicated time for them to engage with the exhibitors.
 
NAGAP Awards Program 
One of the highlights of the conference is the awards presentation, where excellence in GEM is recognized by NAGAP. Your sponsorship will include two full-page color ads in the final program and a few minutes to make a short presentation to the audience before the program begins. You may also provide a handout or give-away to be placed on the tables.                                                                     
Charging Station**(not available in 2021)
Keep attendees charged up with mobile charging tables.These portable tables can be custom branded with your messaging.The package includes three charging tables, you can place these in your booth or in high traffic areas of the conference space.
 
 ****NEW SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES!***
 
Conference Program Domain
Sponsor an Educational Domain for the week and have your company logo featured all in marketing communications, on the NAGAP website, mobile app, and in the event platform. Sponsorship includes intro slide or short video to play before or after each pre-recorded session in that domain. Select from one of these domains: Career, Staff, and Personal Development; Enrollment Modeling & Strategic Planning; GEM Operations; Money Matters; Recruitment & Marketing; Student Lifecycle, Engagement, and Support.
 
Braindate Sessions
Braindate Sessions facilitate ways for attendees to spark up meaningful conversations of like interests via an online marketplace where participants post the knowledge they are willing to share or topics they want to explore. This is an opportunity to extend a more advanced conversation after the conference to a target audience. Are you looking for a way to extend the conversation from your session? This is an excellent platform to do just that. Sponsor moderates the session hosted on the Pathable platform within two weeks of the NAGAP Conference.
 
Facemasks
Facemasks are now part of our daily lives and will be for the near future. Show NAGAP attendees your support of the in-person GEM Summit with re-useable facemask featuring your company logo. These are distributed in the tote bags and will be individually wrapped.
 
Hand Sanitizer
Hand Sanitizer: The need for health and safety and never been more important so why not sponsor hand sanitizer provided to all in-person attendees with individual bottle branded with your logo and recognition at the hotel sanitizing stations within the conference meeting space.  
 
 Additional A la Carte Items
 
Commemorative Item
After picking up their registration materials, first up on attendees’ minds is to check out what goodies are in their tote bags! What better way to get your name in front of attendees than with useful takeaways that everyone uses at conference and at home? Some suggested commemorative items include highlighters, promotional flyers, pens/pencils, post-it notes (Sponsor provides the item and it must be pre-approved by NAGAP.
 
Virtual NAGAP Fun Run/Walk - $5,000
Your sponsorship includes branding on the Fun Run Tee-shirts and for this popular activity.

Meter Board Signage - $2,000 per sign (not available in 2021)
These large form core signs are a great way to get your messaging to conference attendees and are placed in high traffic areas or at your exhibit booth. You provide the content and NAGAP will produce and ship to the conference


*Partial sponsorship items.
**These items are not provided without sponsorship support.