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 1,500 higher education business officers will gather in Long Beach for the NACUBO 2018 Annual Meeting. Visit the site often as new options may be added; descriptions may be subject to change.
Sponsorships must be confirmed by May 30, 2018 for artwork production.
- LaTosha McNeal
- Manager, Business Development
Interactive engagement and sought-after feature in the Expo. Attendees can browse through a selection of books and merchandise, reconnect in the Internet Café and refresh in the T.I.M.E Zone. Attendees can also participate in book signings from select authors. The sponsor will partner with NACUBO in creating this space and receive outstanding brand awareness, networking and signage.
Main Stage Speakers
Supported by Wells Fargo, Grant Thornton, Chartwells
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.
Supported by Barnes & Noble
Imagine every attendee carrying your logo--from the moment they check in at registration to months after the meeting 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.
Future Business Officers Program
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.
Supported by Aramark
NACUBO will kick off the annual meeting with an opening event on Saturday evening featuring entertainment, food, drink and tons of networking. Benefits include your logo on marketing of this event, significant onsite signage and the opportunity to offer brief comments if applicable. Opportunity for four non-competing companies.
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New Business Officers Program
Supported by 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.
Supported by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
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.
Expo Happy Hour
Supported by Allianz
There will be hors d'oeuvres. There will be drinks. And there will be approximately 1200+ decision-makers ready to unwind, meet new friends and existing colleagues before heading out to dinner to experience everything that Long Beach has to offer. Happy Hour in the expo hall is one of NACUBO’s biggest attractions year after year, making it an attendee favorite and an event that is not to be missed!
Supported by Sodexo
NACUBO offers a new way of engaging and learning by viewing five live broadcasts from the annual meeting. Online participants can watch live broadcasts from their home or office and ask experts questions, chat with other attendees, download presentations and slides, earn credits and more. Once one person from a campus registers at the full price, everyone else from that campus can register for free! In order to participate, each additional registrant must complete the online registration process and then will have full access to the event. As the exclusive sponsor, your logo will be on the player-visible each time a session is viewed, your logo will appear in all ads and social media promotions of NACUBO Live! to attendees before, during and after the conference, and you will get attendee lists of those registered for NACUBO Live!
Supported by Huron
Designed to help attendees keep up with their exercise routine and engage in physical activity in a fun and exciting way. Sponsor for a chance to mingle with our most athletic attendees at scenic locations in Long Beach also receive prominent brand recognition at each event and wherever the Nfit logo is featured. Nfit includes 5K, Golf Outing and Nfit for Women (Women’s Golf Clinic, yoga and other activities).
Expo Hall Lunch
Approximately 1200+ decision-makers will gather in the expo hall to connect with colleagues, network and enjoy lunch. Sponsor will gain access to this audience and receive prominent visibility. Sponsor may provide cups, napkins etc… to be included at each station.
NACUBO will offer two ReCharge Lounges for attendees, one in the exhibit hall and one withing the convention center. Attendees can get a quick “jump start” for mobile devices, laptops and tablets that are about to run out of battery power. Each lounge will have:
- Multiple charging stations
- Comfortable seating
- A large floor sticker (your custom graphics)
Supported by Oracle
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.
Supported by Whiting-Turner
Support the top leadership of the associations by sponsoring the dinner meeting of the past and present Board of Directors.
Building Your Brand
Supported by TIAA
NACUBO will offer an opportunity for attendees to get a professional headshot photo. This easily navigable process begins with a makeup artist and ends with a digital copy sent to your email that can be printed or posted online. This lounge will be located in the exhibit hall and will have signage with custom graphics (must be provided by May 30th) and comfortable seating.
Supported by Sibson Consulting
Attended by NACUBO's leadership, past chairs and current national leadership, the Chair's Reception offers great visibility and opportunities for networking.
Names & Faces
Supported by RSM
Attendees will get a keepsake caricature that will remind them of their NACUBO 2018 Annual Meeting in Long Beach. They'll receive a digital co-branded color print in a badge holder and be able to download their caricature when they get home.
Supported by indico
The seated-massage Relaxation Station has been a huge success at the NACUBO Annual Meetings - 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. Offering branded signage at the Relaxation Station and at a satellite location when the exhibit hall is closed.
Supported by TouchNet
Showcase your company during the largest gathering of attendees - morning and afternoon refreshment breaks between concurrent sessions. Recognizing the importance of these breaks, NACUBO has branded these events with a newly minted name and icon - T.I.M.E. (technology, interact, meet and engage). In addition to the standard signage in the refreshment area, your company’s logo will be prominently displayed in the event app, signage throughout the convention center, and in the on-site and digital program guide. Sponsor may provide branded cups, napkins, clocks, etc. to be displayed at each station.
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.
Expo Prizes/Daily Raffle
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 (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 reception with some new connections, useful resources, and practical tips on how to make the most of their time at the annual meeting.
The Campus Efficiency Posters provides a unique conversation point for discussions about completed projects. Institutions display posters on large bulletin boards that highlight energy efficiency, sustainability and other operational savings. Sponsor may also include a poster for display. NACUBO will once again provide website visitors, free of charge, access to the poster online gallery. This gallery will showcase a graphic image of each poster as well as the abstract text. Your sponsorship includes recognition in the online gallery, annual meeting website, signage at the annual meeting, as well as acknowledgement of your sponsorship in annual meeting marketing.
Research Universities Senior Leadership Networking Luncheon
Leaders from research universities nationwide are invited to this invitation-only event featuring a distinguished speaker. This event bringing together like-minded attendees so they can discuss shared issues and network with peers. Your company name and logo will be displayed during the informal luncheon and you will have an opportunity for brief comments.
NACUBO Serving the Community
Approximately 80 business officers and business partners will work in conjunction with an organization to help give back to the city of Long Beach, CA. Sponsors are able to send up to five representatives to participate. (Up to 6 partners.)
"Seeing is believing" and that's exactly what this tour is designed to accomplish. Business officers from around the country will travel to a member institution in Long Beach to learn about a variety of innovative practices. Two corporate reps may travel with the group throughout the excursion, offering quality time with these leaders.
Advancing with Technology Session Track
Supported by Plante Moran
Explore the strategic and technical issues facing business officers as you approach the challenges and opportunities of online education, moving financial information and academic functions to the cloud, and whether or not to outsource key services.
Business Officer Magazine Cover Photo Booth
Supported by Dunkin Brands
A Business Officer Magazine (BOM) photo is an attendee favorite souvenir from the annual meeting. Located inside the expo sponsors will experience tons of traffic, networking and brand awareness. Your logo will appear on each photo strip. You can also supply collateral for attendees and other creative giveaways. (3 attendance tickets included.).
Community College Networking Luncheon
Supported by Oracle
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.
Lanyards for Name Badges
Supported by 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.
Regional Presidents Dinner
Supported by TIAA
Sponsor will serve as a co-host with NACUBO as we come together with Regional Presidents (current and 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.
Enhancing the Built Environment Session Track
Supported by Parthenon
Campus leaders must be stewards of the campus-both in terms of the business and environmental imperatives. Acting as change agents, business offices on every campus affirm their core values to guarantee long-term financial sustainability of the institution by increasing efficiency of operations and space utilization, promoting behavioral change, avoiding risks, and generating cost savings.
Financing the Enterprise Session Track
Supported by Bank of America Merrill Lynch
How do higher education institutions effectively manage financial resources? Today's economy calls for innovative strategies. Hear the latest on endowments, liquidity, debt and prudent financial practices.
Implementing and Leading Change Session Track
Supported by Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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 you to understand and effectively deal with the multitude of challenges facing leaders in higher education today and into the next decade.
Improving the Student Experience Session Track
Supported by Parthenon
Higher education institutions' primary mission is to enable students to reach their academic and career goals. Business offices work collaboratively with other campus departments to create new solutions for raising student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates. Acquire new knowledge of strategies and technologies that can boost your institution's enrollment strategies, gain more efficiencies from your student information system, and implement effective student financial literacy programs.
Investing in Human Capital Session Track
Supported by Valic
With the fluidity of workforce dynamics and increasing demands for top talent with fewer resources, innovative human resources and benefits approaches help make colleges and universities workplaces of choice. Learn how to cultivate internal leaders, explore voluntary separation programs, and hear the latest about retirement savings plan operations and measures of success.
Keeping Current and Connected Session Track
Supported by Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Business operations on campus can be impacted by sweeping policy changes, minor technical modifications and transformative cultural issues-both global and domestic. Hear and engage on timely topics impacting higher education, from big picture trends to best practices in financial accounting and reporting. Collect insights about how federal policies may impact the business office and prepare for changes in accounting guidance on the horizon. Share your strategies and savvy and learn from others facing similar challenges and environments.
Mitigating Risk and Compliance Session Track
Supported by United Educator
Risk management is about identifying and minimizing the entity'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 and Budgeting Session Track
Supported by Kaufman Hall
Ensuring your institution's viability is essential. Transform your institution by incorporating integrated planning, financial modeling, performance measurement, and other innovative strategies. Discover approaches to strategic planning and assess key topics such as investments, performance-based funding, facility use, and stakeholder engagement.
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! (Up to 10 opportunities available.)