AAUP 2014

Sponsorship Opportunities

AAUP's Annual Meeting is more than two days of educational sessions, exhibits, and networking events for the scholarly publishing community. AAUP 2014 will convene in New Orleans June 22-24 at the New Orleans Marriott. Between 600 and 800 people are expected to attend. AAUP 2013 in Boston and AAUP 2012 in Chicago drew record numbers—close to 800 attendees each. Attendees represent nearly 100 AAUP member presses plus staff from non-member publishers. Press directors, editors, sales, marketing and publicity staff, production, design, and editorial staff, financial officers, electronic publishers, journals staff, IT managers, library publishers, and more are all expected to attend.

AAUP is seeking event sponsors to help keep registration fees low and accessible to its non-profit members.

Why Become an AAUP Sponsor?

AAUP members collectively publish over 13,000 books and 1,000 journals annually. They also publish ebooks and are experimenting with new platforms, workflows, and dissemination strategies. Sponsor companies and organizations can garner additional exposure for their products and services while helping to promote dialogue and the exchange of ideas about issues in scholarly publishing.

Sponsors support helps the meeting in the following ways:

  • Sponsors provide networking events where new ideas are exchanged and connections are made.
  • Sponsors improve the meeting experience by underwriting technology costs, educational speakers, materials production and more.
  • Sponsors support travel grants for junior staff who can bring fresh perspectives to the meeting and develop their publishing knowledge.

Sponsor Benefits

All sponsors will receive the following basic benefits. Additional benefits are available based of level of support.

  • Logo and hyperlink to the sponsor website will be posted on AAUP Annual Meeting website.
  • Recognition in on-site printed Annual Meeting program.
  • Signs featuring sponsoring company's name and logo will be posted during event the company sponsors (if at hotel).
  • Complimentary 2014 AAUP membership directory.
  • Complimentary mailing list of Annual Meeting registrants (for one-time use)
  • Opportunity to advertise in the registrants e-newsletter (subject to availability; details TBA).
  • Sponsors will be recognized in the 2014-2015 AAUP Annual Report.

To become a sponsor, complete and return the Sponsor Reservation Form icon.pdf

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Diamond Sponsor: $10,000+

Opportunities: Breakfast Sponsorships (June 22 or 23)

Additional benefits for Diamond Sponsors

  • 2 complimentary 2014 AAUP Annual Meeting registrations
  • 2 discounted 2014 Annual Meeting registrations (Member Rate)
  • 1 additional complimentary membership directory
  • Discount on 2014 Partner Fee (up to $1,000)

Platinum Sponsor: $5,000+

Opportunities: Newcomers Reception (June 22); WiFi; Additional opportunities TBD

Additional Benefits for Platinum Sponsors

  • 1 complimentary 2014 AAUP Annual Meeting registration
  • 2 discounted 2014 Annual Meeting registrations (Member Rate)
  • 1 additional complimentary membership directory
  • Discount on 2014 Partner Fee (up to $1,000)

Gold Sponsor: $3,000

Opportunities: Coffee Breaks (four available), Underwrite Video-Recording of Selected Sessions, Tote Bag Sponsor

Additional Benefits for Gold Sponsors

  • 2 discounted 2014 Annual Meeting registrations (Member Rate)
  • 1 additional complimentary membership directory
  • Discount on 2014 Partner Fee (up to $1,000)

Silver Sponsor: $1,600

Opportunities: Travel Grant Sponsorships, General Financial Support

Additional Benefits for Silver Sponsors

  • 1 discounted 2014 Annual Meeting registration (Member Rate)
  • Discount on 2014 Partner Fee (up to $1,000)
  • Sponsor logo and link on travel grant application

Bronze Sponsor: $750

Opportunities: Annual Meeting Supporter (General Financial Support)

Additional Benefits for Bronze Sponsors

  • 1 discounted 2014 Annual Meeting registration (Member Rate)