photo of EDUCAUSE exhibit hall filled with attendees

Sponsorships exist in the following high-profile areas and opportunities:

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

  • Company logo on the EDUCAUSE 2019 website
  • On-site signage with company logo (produced by EDUCAUSE)
  • Recognition in the conference guide sponsor section
  • One complimentary full-conference registration


Sessions, Receptions, and Lounges

General Sessions

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

Benefits include:

  • Logo under the photo of the speaker on the EDUCAUSE 2019 website
  • Company name included next to sponsored session in the online agenda and conference guide
  • Five front-row seats at the general session, reserved for your employees (registration required)
  • Prominent recognition from the stage (your logo on large screens, verbal acknowledgment, and executive introduction)
  • Invitation to the VIP reception with the EDUCAUSE board, program committee, and EDUCAUSE executives

Tuesday General Session: $14,000 Sold
Thursday General Session: $8,500

Leadership Programs

This exclusive sponsorship opportunity is available at two private roundtables—the Senior Directors Seminar and the Hawkins Leadership Roundtable—that host up to 60 seasoned and incoming higher education senior IT leaders, plus 25 thought leaders who serve as faculty mentors.

Senior Directors Seminar:

The Senior Directors Seminar is a professional development program for those serving in higher education IT as senior directors or those actively seeking senior director roles within the next year. This four-day program provides over eight hours of training, peer networking, and mentoring offered by highly experienced leaders.

Hawkins Leadership Roundtable:

The Hawkins Leadership Roundtable is a small-cohort, executive leadership development and mentoring program for new CIOs, CISOs, and individuals actively seeking their first CIO/CISO role. The roundtable provides over six hours of networking and mentoring integrated over the three days at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference.

Benefits include:

  • Preconference
    • Company logo on Hawkins Leadership Roundtable or Senior Directors Seminar web pages
    • Recognition in all related communications
    • Recognition in the online agenda and conference guide
  • On-Site
    • Collateral distribution or "gift" at each table in corresponding session room (provided by sponsor)
    • Three-minute speaking opportunity during each program for one executive
    • Invitation to the combined seminar, Wednesday evening reception for up to two executives

Senior Directors Seminar: $11,000
Hawkins Leadership Roundtable: $11,000 Sold

First-Time Attendee Experience

Host hundreds of first-time attendees that represent a variety of roles across campus. The list includes administrative and academic IT professionals; from CIOs and senior IT leaders to instructional technologists and more, all new to the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. Work with EDUCAUSE to co-create an unique experience both pre-conference and on-site.

Benefits include:

  • Co-creation of the experience
  • Involvement in pre-conference and on-site activities

First-Time Attendee Experience: Call 303-939-0326 or email to discuss opportunities and pricing

VIP Recognition Reception Sold

Join EDUCAUSE executives, the board, program committee, 2019 award winners, and other special guests on Monday evening.

Benefits include:

  • One executive invitation
  • Recognition noted in the program portion of the reception

VIP Recognition Reception: $9,900

Institute Reception Sold

This reception is for all graduates of the EDUCAUSE Institute programs. Sponsor company will be seen by 300 high-profile attendees.

Benefits include:

  • Invitation for up to four sponsor representatives to attend
  • Sponsor table for collateral display during the reception
  • Opportunity to brand the reception with pull-up banners, cocktail napkins, etc.

Add on: Option to purchase drink tickets.

Institute Reception: $6,500

CIO Lounge Sold

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 include:

  • Sponsor recognition in the online agenda, conference guide, and mobile app
  • Company logo on the CIO Experience web page
  • An unstaffed sponsor station (includes a 6' table) for your marketing materials, company-provided free-standing banners, and other resources

CIO Lounge: $15,000


Conference Shuttles

Shuttles Sold

Gain brand recognition with hundreds of attendees as they travel to and from the conference.

Benefits include:

  • Sponsor logo on the Hotel and Travel web page
  • Sponsor recognition on signage in key areas, such as:
    • Shuttle area at the convention center
    • Shuttle areas at the conference hotels (4 routes, 5 hotels)
    • Front window of shuttle
  • Sponsor recognition in the conference guide
  • One full conference complimentary registration

Additional benefit:

  • Opportunity for sponsor recognition in the EDUCAUSE Marketing Team PowerPoint presentation during the shuttle ride (DVD), walking through how to make the most of the conference

Shuttles: $14,000

Add ons:

  • Opportunity to brand headrest covers, $10 each, minimum order of 200 required
  • Opportunity to provide a fun and/or useful logoed item to those riding the shuttle, perhaps something that is helpful for their conference experience and/or makes their conference experience better (sponsor provided and to be approved by EDUCAUSE)


Conference Resources

Mobile App Sold

Be the sole sponsor of the EDUCAUSE 2019 mobile app, the primary program and information tool for the conference. In 2018, the conference mobile app had more than 4,300 users. This usage resulted in over 268,500 impressions.

Benefits include:

  • Sponsor name noted on the welcome page
  • Logo on several pages within the app, all of which can link to a specific sponsor web page
  • One push notification, approved by EDUCAUSE

Mobile App: $19,000

Tote Bags Sold

Let your logo shine! Tote bags are carried by thousands of attendees and include your logo, along with the EDUCAUSE logo. These reusable totes are produced by EDUCAUSE.

Benefits include:

  • Company logo (with the EDUCAUSE logo) on attendee tote bags
  • Distribution in the conference tote area

Tote Bags: $17,000


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.

Benefits include:

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

Notepads: $5,900


Exhibit Hall

Photo Station

Hundreds of attendees visit the photo station for professional headshots or fun photos. Attendees are also encouraged to share their photos on social media with #EDU19 (photos will include your logo).

Benefits include:

  • Sponsor recognition in the online agenda, conference guide, and mobile app
  • Sponsor logo on the check-in desk kick panel graphic, 22" x 28" sign near the photo station, and fun photos (does not include professional headshots)

Photo Station: $7,500

Refreshment Breaks

Sponsorship of refreshment breaks in the exhibit hall provides 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 include:

  • Opportunity to brand grab-and-go stations
  • 6' sponsor table set in EDUCAUSE designated area for the entire day
  • Basic power

Tuesday Refreshment Breaks: $9,300
Wednesday Refreshment Breaks: $9,300


Lunch sponsorship provides a singular opportunity to distribute materials and gain recognition; lunch is set for 2,700.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to distribute your marketing materials and fun giveaways at a sponsor-staffed station (includes a 6’ table)
  • Up to five free lunch tickets for sponsor representatives
  • Sponsor both days and your logo will be displayed on large lunch banners

Tuesday Lunch: $5,800 Sold
Wednesday Lunch: $5,800
Tuesday and Wednesday Lunch: $9,400

Reception in Exhibit Hall

Drive traffic to your booth! Sponsoring this heavily promoted and highly attended Tuesday event makes your company stand out in a hall of more than 275 exhibitors. Attendees must visit sponsor booths and scan their name badge to be entered into a drawing to win a prize (provided by EDUCAUSE).

Benefits include:

  • Sponsor recognition in promotional emails highlighting events in the exhibit hall
  • Sponsor recognition in the online agenda and conference guide
  • Announcement thanking the sponsors in the hall
  • Carpet decal(s) in the aisle by booth, making it easy for attendees to find sponsors
  • Social media promotions

Reception in Exhibit Hall: $7,500

Poster Sessions Sold

Campus posters will be displayed in the exhibit hall and include one-on-one discussions with frontline campus innovators and staff members.

Benefits include:

  • A poster space for two days (staffed one hour on Tuesday and Wednesday)
  • Company logo on a large banner that hangs over the poster session area

Poster Sessions: $8,500


Foyer Space

Early Morning Coffee, Tuesday–Thursday, 8:00–8:30 a.m. Sold

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

Benefits include:

  • Opportunity to brand coffee stations with items such as napkins, coffee mugs, or coffee sleeves (provided by sponsor)
  • Signage with logo by break areas

Early Morning Coffee Breaks (3 days): $7,900

Hydration Stations Sold

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

Benefits include:

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

Hydration Stations: $5,900, plus optional reusable water bottles


Scholarship Program

EDUCAUSE Scholarships are an extension of our commitment to those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic IT decisions at every level within higher education. Awards are made on an annual basis and preference is given to underserved individuals at financially challenged institutions. Scholars receive a complimentary registration to EDUCAUSE 2019.

Benefits include:

  • Recognition in scholarship-related email announcements and your logo on the web page
  • Scholarship Program print ad in the EDUCAUSE 2019 conference guide and in EDUCAUSE Review (produced by EDUCAUSE and time sensitive)

Scholarship Program: $5,000