Sponsorship opportunities for 2018 Spring Professional Development Conference

2018 Spring Professional Development Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking for an effective and cost efficient way to connect with the professionals who purchase printing, photography, design and web services for colleges and universities in Pennsylvania and neighboring states?

Connect with hundreds of professionals who are members of CUPRAP at our 2018 Spring Professional Development Conference from March 14-16,  at the Lancaster County Convention Center and Marriott Penn Square.

The 2018 Spring Professional Development Conference promises to be bigger and better than ever, with multiple breakout session tracks and an expanded list of attendees.

We are also excited to offer two new exclusive sponsorship opportunities: one for a Social Mixer, open to all CUPRAP conference attendees, and one for an exclusive VIP event in which the sponsor will have the opportunity to invite a select group of professionals from the CUPRAP membership directory. The VIP event is separate from the Social Mixer.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet potential clients and promote your business with the sponsorship opportunities listed below:

Social Mixer Sponsorship:  Wednesday Evening

The exclusive sponsor of this event could choose to either host the event at their place of business ($1,000) OR to sponsor the event at another venue, identified by the CUPRAP board (cost TBD).

  • Exclusive sponsorship of this inaugural event.
  • Opportunity to address attendees at the beginning of the event and to provide promotional material.
  • CUPRAP board member will promote the event sponsorship from podium at opening sessions on
  • Two seats at dinner on Wednesdayand opportunity to interact with conference participants.
  • Opportunity to send one promotional e-mail to all CUPRAP members before the conference and one to conference participants after the conference.
  • Sponsorship will be promoted on CUPRAP website and social media platforms.

VIP Event Sponsorship:  Wednesday Evening

The exclusive sponsor of this event could choose to eitherhost the event at their place of business ($1,000) OR to sponsor the event at another venue, identified by the CUPRAP board (cost TBD).

  • Exclusive opportunity to sponsor an inaugural VIP event.
  • Includes access to CUPRAP membership directory and opportunity to invite those individuals you would like to attend.
  • This smaller, private event will provide a more intimate opportunity to network with decision makers.
  • Opportunity to address attendees and to provide promotional material.

New this year: There will be ten sponsorship packages in total: five Chancellor Sponsorship packages and five Provost Sponsorship packages.

Chancellor Sponsorship:  $1,700 to be one of no more than five exhibitors and to attend conference lunches and dinners

  • Table or display space in high-traffic break area for three days.
  • Opportunity to address attendees for two-three minutes at beginning of one conference session (one per vendor) identified by CUPRAP board.
  • Two seats at dinner on Wednesday, lunch on Thursday, and dinner on Thursday.
  • Opportunity to interact with conference participants.
  • CUPRAP board member will promote sponsorship from podium at opening sessions on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Company name and logo will be listed on vendor page in registration packet.
  • Opportunity to send one promotional e-mail to all CUPRAP members before the conference and one to conference participants after the conference.
  • Sponsorship promoted on CUPRAP website and social media platforms.

Provost Sponsorship:  $1,200 to be one of no more than 5 exhibitors

  • Table or display space in high-traffic break area for three days.
  • Opportunity to interact with conference participants.
  • CUPRAP Board member will promote sponsorship from podium at opening sessions on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Company name and logo will be listed on vendor page in registration packet.
  • Opportunity to send one promotional e-mail to all CUPRAP members before the conference and one to conference participants after the conference.
  • Sponsorship will be promoted on CUPRAP website and social media platforms

Luncheon Sponsor: $750 for Thursday luncheon

  • Exclusive sponsorship of Thursday luncheon.
  • Display space at lunch and/or opportunity to display a banner.
  • Two seats at luncheon and recognition from podium by CUPRAP board member.
  • Company name and logo will be listed on vendor page in registration packet
  • Sponsorship will be promoted on CUPRAP website and social media platforms

“CUPPIE” Awards Dinner Sponsor: $1,000 for Thursday Dinner

  • Exclusive sponsorship of CUPPIE Awards Dinner on Thursday.
  • Display space at entrance and/or opportunity to display a banner.
  • Opportunity to place promotional material on tables at dinner.
  • Two seats at dinner and recognition from podium by CUPRAP board member.
  • Company name and logo will be listed on vendor page in registration packet
  • Sponsorship will be promoted on CUPRAP website and social media platform

Dinner Reception Sponsor: $500 for Thursday Reception

  • Exclusive sponsorship of Thursday night pre-dinner reception.
  • Display space at the reception.
  • Recognition from the podium by CUPRAP board member at the last session prior to the reception.
  • Two seats at dinner and opportunity to network with guests.
  • Company name and logo will be listed on vendor page in registration packet.
  • Sponsorship will be promoted on CUPRAP website and social media platforms.

Break Sponsors:  $250 to sponsor one break, four sponsorships available
(Wed. afternoon, Thurs. morning, Thurs. afternoon, Fri. morning)

  • Promotion of sponsorship from podium by a CUPRAP board member prior to the break.
  • Company name and logo will be listed on vendor page in registration packet.
  • Opportunity to display a banner and to interact with conference participants during the break.
  • Two seats at luncheon the day of the sponsorship.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities or to become a sponsor, please contact CUPRAP Sponsorship Chair:

Lisa R. Baldi, MBA
Director of Strategic Communications
Penn State Berks
PO Box 7009
Reading, PA 19610-6009

phone: 610-396-6054
fax: 610-396-6059
e-mail: LRW6@psu.edu