Become a Sponsor

Give your sales a high-octane boost by becoming a sponsoring at the premier event for higher education business officers in the $400 billion higher education marketplace.  More than 2,000 higher education business officers will gather in Seattle for the NACUBO 2014 Annual Meeting Expo. Click here for sponsor benefits.  NOTE:  Descriptions may be subject to change.  Sponsorships must be confirmed by May 30, 2014 for artwork production.

BookstoreFollett Higher Education Group

The bookstore is open throughout the conference and is the place where attendees pick up new titles on topics such as finance, accounting, leadership, management, and service excellence.  Book signings with select authors encourage traffic in and near the bookstore. 

Wi-Fi $35,000

As attendees' use of hand-held devices increases, place your company logo on the splash page of every device accessing NACUBO’s Wi-Fi in the exhibit hall, meeting rooms and public spaces.  As the exclusive Wi-Fi provider of the event, your company name or product can be assigned as the Wi-Fi password. Click here for more information.

Registration Bags Barnes & Noble College

Imagine every attendee carrying your logo—from the moment they check in at registration, and months after the show when they are back on campus! Upon registration, each attendee will receive a beautiful registration bag to carry important materials throughout the Annual Meeting. Sponsor’s logo will appear along with the NACUBO logo.

Opening Event  Aramark

NACUBO will kick off the annual meeting with an opening event at the EMP Museum in downtown Seattle. 
“EMP is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. With its roots in rock 'n' roll, EMP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower our visitors. At EMP, artists, audiences and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the popular culture of our time.”

Attendees will take this opportunity to catch up with friends and meet other attendees while experiencing the museum. 

General Session Speaker #1 Chartwells
General Session Speaker #2 Grant Thornton, LLP
General Session Speaker #3 Wells Fargo

NACUBO invites three major speakers to the annual meeting.  The sponsor receives numerous benefits, such as their corporate logo on the screen behind the podium and signage in the hall.  The opportunity to introduce the speaker and other recognition opportunities, such as book signing and VIP receptions, are available on a case-by case basis.

New Business Officers Programming Ellucian

The New Business Officers Program is designed to provide resources, information and guidance to those new to the Chief Business Officer role within a higher education setting. In a newly improved, intensive two-day workshop, participants will examine the current complexities of the role and learn from experienced chief business officers, presidents, provosts, NACUBO experts and other pivotal higher education representatives.

Virtual Conference Oracle

NACUBO offers the 2014 Annual Meeting Virtual Conference—this online event is a great alternative for those who are unable to make it to the live conference.   Features:

Once an institution registers, others on campus are able to participate. Full conference attendees can access synchronized audio and PowerPoint of all approved conference sessions in a convenient online educational resource library so they can watch sessions they missed and review sessions they attended up to 90 days after the conference. For more information  As the exclusive sponsor:

Happy Hour in the ExpoFidelity Investments

The Exhibit Hall Reception signifies the start of the annual conference for attendees and vendors as they network, meet old friends, make new acquaintances, and get to know the sponsor.  The reception features food and beverages. For more information

Chairs ReceptionSibson Consulting

NACUBO is pleased to offer sponsorship of the Chair’s Reception.  Attended by NACUBO’s leadership, past chairs and current national leadership, the Reception offers great visibility and opportunities for networking.

Expo Lunches
      MondayTeibel, Inc.

The lunches offer a great opportunity to reach people while they are “hungry” for new information.  Lunch for our 2000+ attendees is served in the exhibit hall for three days and provides a great opportunity for your staff to talk with decision-makers over lunch about issues they face and how your company can help them.  Sponsor recognition appears on signage throughout the serving area. For more information

Reusable Water Bottles Higher One

Help us in our efforts to be green by sponsoring eco-friendly reusable water bottles co-branded with your company logo! Each attendee will receive the water bottle at registration and will have the opportunity to use it throughout the conference.  You'll be helping the environment and giving our attendees a takeaway that lasts long after the meeting!  

NACUBO Fitness and 5K $10,000

Help attendees keep up their exercise routine or experience—yoga, Zumba, biking, paddle boats, etc. and a 5K run/walk (specific activities subject to change).  Sponsor for a chance to mingle with our most athletic attendees at a scenic location in Seattle.  Your logo will appear on signage at each event.  For more information


This item offers your company outstanding visibility throughout the meeting as attendees take a break to use laptops to check e-mails and conference news. Sponsors can provide handouts (submitted for approval by NACUBO by May 16, 2014) at each laptop, as well as place your logo on the desktop of each screen. Signage will be placed in the café. 

Golf Tournament Title Sponsor GCA Services Group

Be the Lead Sponsor of the NACUBO golf tournament at Harbor Pointe.  80 - 100 people participate in our annual tournament.  Sponsors are recognized at the shot gun start and during the lunch at the end. Title Sponsorship includes naming rights of the NACUBO Signature Annual Golf Event and includes premier logo visibility and brand marketing for the entire golf tournament.  Sponsor’s logo also appears on signage at the course.  Sponsors are given the exclusive opportunity to include a sleeve of balls with corporate logo or another golf-related memento for each tournament participant.  This is an excellent opportunity to entertain a few very special clients or prospects while enjoying an afternoon of golf.  For more information

Hole Sponsorship $1,000 (16 holes available)
E & I Cooperative Purchasing
Aberdeen Asset Management Inc.

Hole sponsorship includes branding opportunity with logo visibility on one of eighteen designated holes on the the course during the event. Opportunity to meet and greet golfers on your designated hole; includes up to two representatives on a hole, table and two chairs (food and beverage service available at an additional cost).

Golf Tournament  Contest Sponsor $6,000

Your company name and logo will be displayed during the informal luncheon after the tournament.  Sponsor will have an opportunity for brief comments. Click here for more information. Contest sponsorship includes sponsorship and branding opportunities for all golf contests during the event and presentation of prizes at the awards ceremony following the event.

Lanyards for Name Badges  Grant Thornton

Every attendee is required to wear a name badge throughout the annual meeting and lanyards are a great way to enhance your brand and increase your corporate visibility! This is an excellent opportunity to ensure that your company’s name will literally be in front of every annual meeting attendee.

Expo Traffic Builder $10,000

Fun and interactive!       

Past year traffic builders have been:   

Attendees will gather around to play, watch, laugh, and cheer!  Prizes are awarded daily to high scorers. For more information

Relaxation StationMoss Adams

The seated-massage Relaxation Station has been a huge success at the NACUBO Annual Meeting – a proven generator of booth traffic and goodwill.  Attendees get a 10-minute neck and back massage. You may provide branded clothing, such as golf shirts, for the massage practitioners to wear. Branded signage at the Relaxation Station and at a satellite location when the exhibit hall is closed. For more information

Awards ProgramSodexo

Promoting Excellence, Recognizing Achievement.  The NACUBO Awards program was established to identify and encourage individual and institutional excellence in management of college and university business and financial affairs.  An invitation only reception recognizes award recipients.    Your company name and logo will be displayed during the reception and sponsor will have an opportunity for brief comments.

Board DinnerWexford Science & Technology
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Support the top leadership of the associations by sponsoring the dinner meeting of the past and present Board of Directors.          

7th Annual NACUBO "Serving the Community"

Bon Appetit Management Co.
Sibson Consulting
E&I Cooperative Services
Transformations Furniture

Partner with NACUBO and offer attendees an opportunity to volunteer at a service activity that includes building, painting and general assistance for a to-be-determined location in the Seattle area.  Project volunteers will be divided into teams and will be provided with shirts, gloves and all necessary supplies to accomplish their assigned tasks.  Advance sign-up is required.  Because this activity begins early in the morning, sponsor should plan to arrive in Seattle the prior evening to participate. For more information

Please call for more details.

Expo Prizes / Daily Raffle Visa

Conference attendees have a chance each day to win a prize (including a Kindle Fire and Apple Mini iPad).  Sponsor logo is featured on signage at four scanner stations throughout the exhibit hall. Plus, the prize drawings are held at sponsor’s booth. 

First-Time Attendees Breakfast Jenzabar

First-time attendees (averaging 200-300) of NACUBO’s annual meeting get together at a special breakfast designed to help then navigate the many aspects of the conference. From networking with peers to learning the “ins and outs” of NACUBO, they will leave this breakfast with some new connections, useful resources, and practical tips on how to make the most of their time at the annual meeting. For more information

Continental Breakfast(s)

As the saying goes, “the early bird catches the worm.”  Sponsor a continental breakfast and gain early exposure to meeting attendees. Mix and mingle with attendees at the breakfast stations while signage is prominently displayed recognizing you as the sponsor. (Sponsor may provide branded cups and napkins to be displayed at each station.) For more information

Refreshment Breaks – Morning

GCA Services
TouchNet Information Systems, Inc.
Refreshment Breaks – Afternoon
      (Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday)

It’s a fact: attendees run on coffee. Be the sponsor that ‘fuels’ them by sponsoring one of six breaks. Mix and mingle with attendees at the refreshment stations while signage is prominently displayed recognizing you as the sponsor.  (Sponsor may provide branded cups and napkins to be displayed at each station.) For more information

Smart Phone Charging Stations $7,500
Concur (2)

More attendees are using smart phones and tablets to stay connected, take notes and, read conference materials.  By sponsoring a charging station attendees will know you were the one that helped get their phone and mobile devices through the day!  Charging stations can be placed in strategic locations near sponsor's booth. Sponsor will get recognition at the charging station(s) throughout the duration of the meeting. Stations include panels that may be customized or can display sponsor logo.  Be a life saver for conference attendees that don’t have their cell chargers on them!

New Business Officers Lounge Corvias Campus Living

Designed to let New Business Officers attendees network, learn about NACUBO, 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 new business officers!  Sponsor representative is welcome.  Sponsor may also display company material(s). For more information

Regional Presidents Dinner TIAA-CREF

Sponsor will serve as a co-host with NACUBO as we come together with Regional Presidents (current & in-coming), NACUBO’s current and incoming Board Chair and NACUBO’s senior staff.  Sponsor will meet with key decision makers from each region.  The sponsor will have the opportunity to briefly welcome attendees, and will be recognized by signage at the event.

Campus Tour $5,000

“Seeing is believing” and that’s exactly what this tour is designed to accomplish.  Business officers from around the country will travel to a campus to be determined to learn about a variety of innovative practices.  Two corporate reps may travel with the group throughout the morning, offering quality time with these leaders. For more information, email Debi Cumbo.

Community College Networking LuncheonNelnet Business Solutions

Community college leaders are invited to engage in lively discussion featuring a distinctive speaker over lunch; bringing together attendees so they can discuss shared issues, and network with peers.  Your company name and logo will be displayed during the informal luncheon.  Sponsor will have an opportunity for brief comments.

Conference Wayfinder Kiosks (2-3 available)$7,500 each 
Conifer Financial Services

Attendees will be thrilled with the interactive annual meeting map. It is an easy to use tool to navigate the show floor, find sessions, and get the most up to date conference information. The technology knows the users' locations and routes them through the show floor and to any sessions they want to attend. The wayfinder provides full search ability that allows attendees to find everything about the Annual Meeting easily. The devices come in a variety of sizes and the screens are customizable. Learn more about wayfinder kiosks

Future Business Officers Program Workday

The Future Business Officers Program is designed for business office staff ready to gain the leadership skills and organizational perspectives necessary to become a chief business officer. Topics of the new, one-day program include understanding the complex role and responsibilities of the chief business officer, building relationships in the higher education environment, and communicating more effectively. Participants will begin to develop a personal plan of action in preparation for a move to the next career level.

Session Tracks $5,000 each

This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with your target audience by their areas of interest.  Educational programming at the Annual Meeting communicates key issues affecting the academy.  Overall sponsorship of all concurrent track sessions is offered by topic for high visibility to conference attendees.  In addition to signage, at each of the breakout sessions, the sponsoring organizations may have a representative introduce the speaker(s). For more information, email Debi Cumbo.

Cultivating Leadership   Bank of America
Leaders motivate and inspire others to action. Learn how to foster an environment that promotes high performance on a personal, professional, and organizational level.  Build skills that will help to understand and effectively deal with the multitude of challenges facing leaders in higher education today and into the next decade.
Doing the Numbers   Bank of America
There’s no one-size-fits-all guide to your organization, but there are experiences all business officers share in the course of developing their institutions.  Learn from these experiences as you survey current issues and best practices in the core areas of accounting and tax.
Financing the Enterprise   Bank of America
How do higher education institutions effectively manage financial resources?  Today’s economy calls for innovative strategies.  Hear the latest on endowments, liquidity, and debt.
Fostering Organizational Effectiveness   Keller Rohrback
Pursuing the goals of a strategic plan by creating and implementing new business practices presents challenges for administrators.  Discover how campus leaders fostered collaboration, altered organizational structures, and overcame resistance to institute change, lower costs, cultivate efficiency and achieve transformative objectives.
Planning & Budgeting   Northern Trust
Ensuring your institution's viability is essential.  Transforming your institution by incorporating integrated planning, financial modeling. Performance measurements and other innovative strategies.  Discover approaches to planning capital projects and assessing key institutional components, such as investments, faculty productivity, facility use, and effective partnerships.
Running the Campus   United Educators
Challenging times call for sharper focus on innovations and increased efficiencies in all aspects of campus management.  Learn how your peers are striving for excellence by managing risk, addressing security concerns, systematically evaluating facility and energy needs, and keeping up with shifting landscapes in government, policy and ever-changing student populations.
Serving the Student   TouchNet Information Systems, Inc.
As tuition revenue has become more stretched, student services and financial aid issues have become even more important.  Hear about new strategies to increase institutions net tuition revenue, discover how to gain more conveniences and efficiencies for your student information system, and learn how to implement effective student financial literacy programs.
Sustaining the Built Environment   Johnson Controls, Inc.
Colleges and Universities have a significant impact on the environment.  Be part of the solution by taking a leadership role in advancing sustainable practices that serve the economy, the community, public health, and the environment.  Learn to balance sustainable and financial stewardship as you explore climate change, operational solution, smart growth, and sustainable design.

Please contact Debi Cumbo at  202-861.2563 for more information regarding sponsorship opportunities.