Sponsorship Opportunities

AAUP’s Annual Meeting is more than two days of educational sessions, exhibits, and networking events for the scholarly publishing community. AAUP 2016 will convene June 16-18 in Philadelphia at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Between 650 and 800 people are expected to attend. AAUP 2015 in Denver drew nearly 650 peopleicon.pdf

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. AAUP members publish ebooks and are experimenting with new platforms, workflows, and dissemination strategies. Sponsor companies and organizations can garner additional exposure for their company’s products and services while helping to promote dialogue and the exchange of ideas about issues in scholarly publishing.

Sponsor's 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 bring fresh perspectives to the meeting and develop their publishing knowledge.

Sponsor Benefits

Company logo on meeting website, printed program, and event signage

Complimentary list of email addresses of AAUP 2016 
attendees (opt-in) to do both pre- and post-meeting outreach
Recognition in the 2016-2017 AAUP Annual Report 
and in the registrants e-newsletter
Reduced fees for participation in AAUP's Solutions Showcase (June 17, pending availability)
Complimentary AAUP 2016 meeting registrations 2 1      
Discounted meeting registrations
(at AAUP member rate)
2 2 2 2 1
Discounts on 2016 AAUP Partner Fees
(up to $1000)
Complimentary 2016 AAUP membership directories 2 2 1 1 1

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

Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (+1 917-244-1915) with any questions.

Diamond Sponsor: $10,000+


  • Breakfast (June 17 or June 18)—$10,000
    Get the day started off right by providing breakfast to our attendees!

Platinum Sponsor: $5,000+


  • Solutions Showcase (June 17)
    The 2015 Solutions Showcase was a huge success. An event sponsor is needed to help offset staging and food and beverage costs.
  • Newcomers Reception (June 16)
    By sponsoring this event, you’ll provide first-time attendees the opportunity to meet and greet each other, and network with potential mentors in their field.

  • WiFi
    As our WiFi sponsor, you’ll help attendees stay connected throughout the meeting.

Gold Sponsor: $3,000+


  • Networking Lounge (June 16-18)
    Provide refreshments for AAUP’s Networking Lounge where attendees can meet for conversation and connection.

  • Coffee Breaks (June 17 & 18)
    Everyone needs a break. Give attendees the chance to refuel between session in the Exhibit Hall. There are two breaks on June 17 and two breaks on June 18.

  • Tote Bags
    Provide attendees a tote bag for their conference materials. Your company logo and the AAUP meeting logo will appear on the bag.

  • Journals Assembly (June 16)
    Provide support for AAUP’s face-to-face meeting of Journals Managers.

  • Conference Speaker
    Help underwrite the cost of bringing in speakers from outside the AAUP community.

Silver Sponsor: $1,600+


  • Travel Grant Sponsorships
    Support the next generation of publishers! Provide an AAUP member in the early stages of their career the opportunity to attend their first annual meeting.
  • General Financial Support
    Help underwrite this professional education and networking event.

Bronze Sponsor: $750+


  • General Financial Support
    Help underwrite this professional education and networking event.

Other Suggestions?

Do you have another suggestion for ways to support AAUP 2016? If so, please contact Susan Patton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or +1 917-244-1915