Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities (In Person)

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The NSPRA National Seminar provides a valuable opportunity to get your message front and center with school communication leaders, who are critical influencers and decision-makers on vendor selection for communication-related products and services for their schools, districts and agencies. This opportunity will ensure your company reaches your target audience and meets your bottom-line objectives. You’ll receive exposure to NSPRA’s members and stakeholders through website placement, in-person recognitions and exhibit space at the in-person Seminar on July 17-20, 2022, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel. 

Sponsors and exhibitors can now book opportunities using the Exhibitor Service Center. Any questions about opportunities may be directed to the Seminar manager, Colleen Lewallen, at clewallen@nspra.org

NOTE: Thinking about sponsoring/exhibiting at the virtual Seminar, too?  More information will be coming on the Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities (Virtual).


Reasons to Exhibit 

  • Meet face-to-face with current and prospective customers. 
  • Engage with the leading experts in school PR/communications.  
  • Build your reputation as a leader in the field.  
  • Gain visibility of and build strength in your brand.

Available Sponsorship Opportunities


Gold Sponsorship — $12,000 

Showcase your company in-person and virtually as a Gold Sponsor. Sponsorship includes: 

  • (3) full Seminar registrations
  • (1) full virtual Seminar registration
  • (1) Marketplace registration
  • (1) 6ft. table in the in-person Marketplace
  • (1) Elite virtual booth in virtual Marketplace
  • (1) In-person Corporate Showcase session
  • (1) pre-recorded Corporate Showcase session for virtual event 
  • (1) piece of marketing collateral in the Seminar registration packet
  • (1) full-page B&W ad in the program book
  • Logo/company name listed wherever the sponsorship is mentioned and on Seminar signage
  • One-time use of the pre-seminar and post-seminar participant mailing list
  • Listing on the NSPRA website as a Gold Sponsor through August 31, 2022

Limited to 7 sponsors.

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Silver Sponsorship — $8,000

Showcase your company in-person and virtually as a Silver Sponsor. Sponsorship includes: 

  • (2) full Seminar registrations
  • (1) full virtual Seminar registration
  • (1) Marketplace registration
  • (1) 6ft. table in the in-person Marketplace
  • (1) Premium virtual booth in the virtual Marketplace
  • (1) piece of marketing collateral in the Seminar registration packet
  • (1) full-page B&W ad in the program book
  • Logo/company name listed wherever the sponsorship is mentioned and on Seminar signage
  • One-time use of the pre-seminar and post-seminar participant mailing list
  • Listing on the NSPRA website as a Silver Sponsor through August 31, 2022

A limited number is available.

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Bronze Sponsorship — $5,000

Showcase your company in-person and virtually as a Bronze Sponsor. Sponsorship includes: 

  • (1) full Seminar registration
  • (1) full virtual Seminar registration
  • (1) 6ft. table in the in-person Marketplace
  • (1) Standard virtual booth in the Virtual Marketplace
  • (1) piece of marketing collateral in the Seminar registration packet
  • (1) half- page  B&W ad in the program book
  • Logo/company name listed wherever the sponsorship is mentioned and on Seminar signage
  • One-time use of the pre-seminar and post-seminar participant mailing list
  • Listing on the NSPRA website as a Bronze Sponsor through August 31, 2022

A limited number is available.

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Marketplace Booth Exhibitor — $1,800

Showcase your company in the in-person and virtual Marketplace. Exhibit includes:
  • (1) 6 ft table at the in-person Marketplace
  • (1) In-person Marketplace registration and (1) virtual registration 
  • (1) standard virtual booth in the virtual Marketplace (opportunities available to upgrade)
  • Listing on the NSPRA website as a sponsor through August 31, 2022

A limited number is available.

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Opening Reception Sponsorship — SOLD!

Welcome attendees to Chicago during our 90-minute Opening Reception on Sunday. Open to all registrants, this event is a great way for attendees to reconnect and network. Sponsorship includes:

  • (1) full Seminar registration 
  • Logo/company name listed wherever the sponsorship is mentioned and on Seminar signage
  • Introduction of the sponsor by NSPRA president for brief welcome remarks 
  • Giveaway opportunity 
  • Evening entertainment 
  • One-time use of the Seminar attendee list
  • Listing on the NSPRA website through August 31, 2022

 


Monday Networking Lunchboxes - $7,000 - New!

Networking lunchboxes for attendees on Monday are a new opportunity at the NSPRA 2022 Seminar. This function helps the attendees maximize their networking by joining peers during roundtable discussions on select topics. Sponsorship includes:

  • (1)  hosted roundtable discussion table
  • (1) Seminar registration
  • Ability to provide a branded lunch box for attendees’ (Great way to extend visibility beyond the event!)
  • Company name/logo on table top signage and anywhere this opportunity is listed
  • Sponsor logo on the NSPRA website through August 31, 2022

 


Tuesday Networking Lunchboxes - $7,000 - New!

Networking lunchboxes for attendees on Tuesday are a new opportunity at the NSPRA 2022 Seminar. This function helps the attendees maximize their networking by joining peers during roundtable discussions on select topics. Sponsorship includes:

  • (1)  hosted roundtable discussion table
  • (1) Seminar registration
  • Ability to provide a branded lunch box for attendees’ (Great way to extend visibility beyond the event!)
  • Company name/logo on table top signage and anywhere this opportunity is listed
  • Sponsor logo on the NSPRA website through August 31, 2022

 

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Monday General Session Sponsorship - $5,000 - SOLD!

This sponsorship provides a great opportunity for brand awareness with a dedicated, in-person audience. The Monday General Session will also be live-streamed to our virtual audience. Sponsorship includes:

  • (1) full Seminar registration
  • Acknowledgment by NSPRA executive director in opening remarks 
  • Opportunity to play a pre-approved 30-second video prior to the keynote presentation 
  • VIP reserved seating for up to 10 guests at the front of the room (guests selected by sponsor) 
  • Meet/greet photo op with General Session speaker for up to 10 guests (guests selected by sponsor, pending speaker approval)
  • Opportunity to distribute marketing collateral to General Session attendees (pre-approval by NSPRA and production covered by sponsor)
  • Logo/company name listed wherever the sponsorship is mentioned and on Seminar signage
  • One-time use of the Seminar attendee list
  • Listing on the NSPRA website through August 31, 2022

Limited to 1 sponsor.

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Tuesday General Session Sponsorship - $5,000 - SOLD!

This sponsorship provides a great opportunity for brand awareness with a dedicated, in-person audience. The Tuesday General Session will also be live-streamed to our virtual audience. Sponsorship includes:

  • (1) full Seminar registration
  • Acknowledgment by the NSPRA executive director in opening remarks 
  • Opportunity to submit a 30-second video for play during the General Session and prior to the keynote, upon content approval by NSPRA 
  • VIP reserved seating for up to 10 guests at the front of the room (guests selected by sponsor) 
  • Meet/greet photo op with General Session speaker for up to 10 guests (guests selected by sponsor, pending speaker approval)
  • Opportunity to distribute marketing collateral to General Session attendees (pre-approval by NSPRA and production covered by sponsor)
  • Logo/company name listed wherever the sponsorship is mentioned and on Seminar signage
  • One-time use of the Seminar attendee list
  • Listing on the NSPRA website through August 31, 2022

Limited to 1 sponsor.

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NSPRA President Installation and Gold Medallion Awards Ceremony Luncheon Sponsorship - SOLD!

NSPRA will install its next president and celebrate the winners of its top national award during a new luncheon ceremony open to all in-person Seminar attendees. This will be a premier event and a fitting finale to four days of networking and learning. Sponsorship includes:

  • Acknowledgment by the NSPRA executive director in opening remarks
  • Opportunity to distribute branded giveaways on luncheon tables
  • Opportunity to submit a 30-second video for play during the Ceremony Luncheon and prior to the awarding of Gold Medallions,  (pre-approval by NSPRA and production covered by sponsor)
  • (2) complimentary lunches for sponsor 
  • (1) VIP table to invite registered guests 
  • Logo/company name listed wherever the sponsorship is mentioned and on Seminar signage
  • One-time use of the Seminar attendee list
  • Listing on the NSPRA website through August 31, 2022

Limited to 1 sponsor.

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Barry Gaskins Mentor Legacy Award Sponsorship — $5,000

The Barry Gaskins Mentor Legacy Award recognizes a practicing school public relations professional for outstanding efforts in mentoring colleagues new to school PR, providing counsel and advice on job success, and assisting colleagues in their professional development by creating or offering programs and activities designed to improve PR skills and knowledge. Sponsorship of the award includes:

  • Acknowledgment during a General Session awards presentation
  • Opportunity for an executive to present the award to the recipient
  • Logo/company name listing wherever sponsorship is mentioned
  • Listing on the NSPRA website through August 31, 2022

Limited to 1 sponsor.

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#K12PRChat Tweetup Sponsorship — $5,000 - SOLD!

Sponsor an IRL opportunity for #schoolpr participants in the highly popular Twitter #K12PRChat to connect offline! The Tweetup will include spirited award presentations, live-tweeting, light refreshments, and an outstanding networking opportunity. Sponsorship includes:

  • Acknowledgment by an NSPRA vice president in opening remarks
  • Opportunity for an executive to make brief welcome remarks
  • Logo/company name listing wherever sponsorship is mentioned
  • Listing on the NSPRA website through August 31, 2022

Limited to 1 sponsor.

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Celebrating Equity Through Inclusion Mixer Sponsorship —$5,000

This highly popular social mixer is open to all in-person Seminar attendees, who dance, talk and network while celebrating equity, diversity and inclusion.  Sponsorship includes:

  • Acknowledgment by an NSPRA vice president in opening remarks
  • Opportunity for an executive to make brief welcome remarks 
  • Logo/company name listing wherever the sponsorship is listed
  • Listing on the NSPRA website through August 31, 2022

Limited to 1 sponsor.

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Superintendents' Luncheon Sponsorship —  $9,000

Sponsor an exclusive luncheon for superintendents featuring a special guest speaker. Sponsorship includes:

  • Acknowledgment by the NSPRA executive director in opening remarks
  • Opportunity for an executive to make brief welcome remarks 
  • Logo/company name listing wherever the sponsorship is listed
  • One-time use of the luncheon participant list
  • Listing on the NSPRA website through August 31, 2022

Limited to 1 sponsor.

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Mentor Match Meet Up Reception — $3,500 - New!

Bringing Mentors and Mentees together for the first in-person event since inception is special. Sponsor the reception celebrating our volunteers who guide newer PR professionals on their career path. Sponsorship includes:

  • Acknowledgment by the NSPRA president-elect in opening remarks
  • Opportunity for an executive to make brief welcome remarks 
  • Logo/company name listing wherever the sponsorship is listed
  • One-time use of the reception participant list
  • Listing on the NSPRA website through August 31, 2022

Limited to 1 sponsor.


New to NSPRA Seminar Session- $3,500 - New!

An opportunity for first time attendees on how to get the most out of the NSPRA Seminar. Sponsor the session that brings new attendees together for networking and understanding. Sponsorship includes:

  • Acknowledgement by an NSPRA representative
  • Opportunity for an executive to make brief welcome remarks
  • Ability to leave collateral on the tables (pre-approval by NSPRA, sponsor to produce materials)
  • Logo/company name listing wherever the sponsorship is listed
  • Listing on the NSPRA website through August 31, 2022
 

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Gold Mine Roundtable Sponsorship — $5,000 - SOLD!

The Gold Mine Roundtable is one of the most popular sessions every year! These dynamic sessions offer a great opportunity for a company to be seen as a leader in innovation and knowledge sharing.   Sponsorship includes:

  • (1) Gold Mine table
  • Acknowledgment by the NSPRA associate director in opening remarks
  • Opportunity for an executive to make brief welcome remarks 

  • Ability to place company collateral on the tables (pre-approval by NSPRA, sponsor to produce the materials)

  • Logo/company name listing wherever the sponsorship is listed

Limited to 1 sponsor.


Product Demo Sessions - $1,000 - New!

This opportunity allows the sponsoring company to present a session on the Marketplace floor (up to 20 minutes) during our morning hours.  Sponsorship includes:

  • (1) 20 minute session on the Marketplace floor open to all attendees.
  • Logo/company name listed wherever this sponsorship is mentioned
  •  A screen, projector, and microphone will provided
  • 4 total opportunities - Monday (2) and Tuesday (2)

Limited to 4 opportunities

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Refreshment Breaks Sponsorship — $15,000

Keep attendees hydrated and caffeinated during the Seminar. NSPRA provides multiple refreshment breaks throughout the day on Monday, Tuesday, and ½ day on Wednesday. NSPRA will determine the locations and items served in refreshment breaks.  Sponsorship includes:

  • (1) full Seminar registration
  • Signage at each break location
  • One-page flyer in the registration packet
  • (1) ½ page B&W ad in the printed program book for in-person Seminar attendees
  • (1) daily push notification to advertise break and sponsor

May be 1 sponsor for the full Seminar or multiple sponsors, with 1 sponsor per day.

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Branded Masks - $2,500 - SOLD!

Sponsor a critical piece of PPE for our attendees! All attendees must wear a mask while indoors in a public space and outdoors within 6’ of others.Sponsorship includes:

  • One branded mask for each Seminar attendee (style selected by NSPRA with sponsor approval)
  • Logo/company name listed wherever the sponsorship is mentioned and on Seminar signage

Limited to 1 sponsor.

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Branded Tote Bag —  $4,000 - SOLD!

Sponsor the bag that all in-person attendees will be given when they pick up their badge. Sponsorship includes:

  • One bag with sponsor logo for each in-person attendee (style selected by NSPRA with sponsor approval)
  • Logo/company name listed wherever the sponsorship is mentioned and on Seminar signage

Limited to 1 sponsor.

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Hand Sanitizer — $2,500

Sponsor the hand sanitizer handed out to every attendee at registration. Sponsorship includes:

  • (1)  Hand Sanitizer  with a minimum of  62% alcohol (style selected by NSPRA with sponsor approval)
  • Logo imprint potential 
  • Logo/company name listed wherever the sponsorship is mentioned and on Seminar signage

Limited to 1 sponsor.

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Advertising Opportunities

Seminar Program Book — $250 - $500/ad

The printed Seminar program book is distributed at registration to all in-person attendees. Advertising in the program book will draw attention to your products and services, and reinforce your presence at the Seminar (black/white available only).

  • full-page ad in the program book, $500
  • half-page ad in the program book, $250

Mobile App Push Notification — $750/notification 

Call attendees to action directly through the Seminar app with push notifications. Notifications will be mixed between sponsors and NSPRA. Limited number available.

Mobile App Banner Ad - $1,000

Rotating banner ads are available for key sections of the mobile app which is an essential Seminar tool.  Your company advertisement will be featured throughout the life cycle of the app which will be offered on both Android and Apple platforms.

Limited number available.

Seminar Daily Newsletter — $1,000/day

This must-read digital publication will share highlights from the day’s Seminar events. One sponsor per day (Sunday - Wednesday). Sponsorship includes:

  • Banner ad linking to your webpage in a daily newsletter email to all attendees

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