Give your sales a high-octane boost by becoming a sponsor 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 Nashville for the NACUBO 2015 Annual Meeting Expo. View sponsor benefits. Note: Descriptions may be subject to change. Sponsorships must be confirmed by May 30, 2015 for artwork production.

BookstoreFollett Corporation

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

General Session Speaker #1 Grant Thornton
General Session Speaker #2 Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services
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 signing 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.

Opening Event (4 non-competing companies) Aramark

NACUBO will kick off the annual meeting with an opening event at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum located in the heart of Nashville's arts and entertainment district. Experience live music and cuisine, while taking in the galleries and the Hall of Fame Rotunda which are notably some of the most unique spaces in the world.

Closing Event (4 non-competing companies) $25,000

Attendees will dance the night away at a Delta Island Party at Opryland, closing out the annual meeting with colleagues,  friends, and, a special musical guest. It will be a night to remember! The sponsor will have the opportunity to briefly welcome attendees, and will be recognized by signage at the event.

New Business Officers ProgramEllucian

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 an 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.

Future Business Officers ProgramWorkday

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.

Virtual Conference$20,000

NACUBO offers the 2015 Annual Meeting Virtual Conference - this online event is a great alternative for those who are unable to make it to the live conference. The virtual conference features:

One virtual conference registration entitles al others on campus are able to participate. Full conference attendees in Nashville can access synchronized audio and PowerPoint of all selected 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. As the exclusive sponsor:

Happy Hour in the ExpoFidelity Investments

 Attendees and vendors come together to network, meet old friends, make new acquaintances, and get to know the sponsor.  The reception features food and beverages. 

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

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 two days and provides a chance 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.

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 actives subject to change). Sponsor for a chance to mingle with our most athletic attendees at a scenic location in Nashville. Your logo will appear on signage at each event.


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 15, 2015) at each laptop, as well as your logo on the desktop of each screen.  Signage will be placed in the cafe.

Golf Tournament Title SponsorGCA Services Group

Be the lead sponsor of the NACUBO golf tournament at the Hermitage Golf Course. Sponsors are recognized at the shotgun start and during the lunch at the end. Title Sponsorship 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. Sponsorship includes:

Hole Sponsor$1,000 (18 holes available)

Hole sponsorship includes branding opportunity with logo visibility on one of eighteen designated holes on 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$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. 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 BadgesGrant 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 years traffic builders have been:

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

Relaxation StationSunTrust Bank

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. 

Awards ProgramSodexo

Promoting Excellence, Recognizing Achievement. The NACUBO Awards program was established to identify and encourage individuals 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 DinnerThe Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.
Wexford Science & Technology, LLC

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

Carbon Off-set$8,000

In support of NACUBO's leadership on sustainability efforts, the NACUBO Annual Meeting is fighting global warming with high-quality carbon offsets in partnership with our preferred provider, Native Energy, an organization dedicated to helping build Native American, farmer-owned and community based projects.

8th Annual NACUBO "Serving the Community"$7,500

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 Nashville 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 Nashville the prior evening to participate. Please call Debi Cumbo at 202.861.2563 for more details.

Expo Prizes/Daily RaffleVISA

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$7,500

First-time attendees (averaging 200-300) of NACUBO's annual meeting get together at a special breakfast designed to help them 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.

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.)

Refreshment Breaks – Morning

Refreshment Breaks – Afternoon


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.)

Campus Tour - Vanderbilt University$7,500 

"Seeing is believing"  and that's exactly what this tour is designed to accomplish. Business officers from around the country will travel to Vanderbilt University, to learn about a variety of innovative practices. Two corporate reps may travel with the tour group throughout the morning, offering quality time with these leaders. Tour is reserved for college and university attendees only.

Discover Nashville$7,500 per event

A city of music, history, and intrigue, Nashville offers an unrivaled combination of music and cultural museums, parks and gardens and diverse neighborhoods. Nashville will come alive on these one-of-a-kind expeditions of discovery.  Guests will experience the most exciting and distinctive sites that define Nashville, all the while learning fascinating little-known facts and stories about the sites along the way.  Tours will be open to full convention attendees, exhibitors, and guests.  Children of all ages are welcome. Transportation will be provided. Each tour is three to four hours long and involves a different level of activity. 

The Hermitage Mansion

The Hermitage Mansion has been meticulously restored to its 1837 appearance and today looks much as it did when Andrew Jackson returned to it after finishing his second term as President.

"Nashville" - Behind the Scenes

Take a close look at the city behind the show "Nashville." Since its premiere in the fall of 2012, "Nashville" has kept fans entertained every Wednesday night on ABC.

For the Art Lovers

The 5th Avenue corridor features over 15 art venues including The Arts Company, The Rymer Gallery, and Tinney Contemporary, as well as the eclectic Art at the Arcade featuring Twist Gallery and Coop Gallery.

Franklin and the Civil War

This tour explores the real people, place and events in the novel written by long-time Franklin resident Robert Hicks - "The Widow of the South."

Distillery District Tour and Tasting (Apogee)

Located in Marathon Motor Works, a historic building which used to be the production plant for The Marathon Motor Car from 1894 to 1908, now houses two (2) of Nashville's favorite distilleries. 

New Business Officers Alumni ReceptionWorkday

Designed to let New Business Officers Program 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).

Regional Presidents DinnerTIAA-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.

Community College Networking LuncheonNelnet

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.

Speaker Gift$5,000

Join NACUBO in thanking our speakers with a special gift selected especially for them. Company name and logo along with NACUBO will be printed on all speaker gifts. NACUBO and Sponsor may offer a greeting to welcome speakers to Nashville along with logistical information about the conference.

Poster Sessions$5,000

Campuses bring forth their unique ideas that save energy, add renewables, conserve water, and implement many other winning environmental and sustainability concepts. Campus posters will be displayed throughout the entire conference for attendees to review at their leisure. Your company will have a poster with its own higher education highlights displayed throughout the conference. Plus, your company will be recognized on signage at the event throughout the conference.

Smart Phone Charging StationHigher One
$2,500 (up to 9 available)

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 who don't have their cell charges with them!

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 effecting 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). Previous track session descriptions are listed below. Note: NACUBO to select topics by March 2015.

Advancing with Technology   Workday 
Explore the strategic and technical issues facing business officers as you address the challenges and opportunities of massive open online courses (MOOCs), moving financial information to the cloud, and technological innovation strategies.
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   Concur 
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.
Mitigating Risk   United Educators 
Risk management is about identifying and minimizing the system's vulnerabilities. Empower individuals within your organization to isolate and mitigate risks by implementing emergency response procedures, assessing business continuity plans, and managing exposures to risk from data security to international travel.
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   Concur 
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   Workday 
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   EdR 
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.


Debi Cumbo
Director, Business Development