AAUP 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

AAUP’s Annual Meeting is more than two days of educational sessions, exhibits, and networking events for the scholarly publishing community. AAUP 2017 will convene June 11-13 in Austin, Texas. Between 650 and 800 people are expected to attend. AAUP 2016 in Philadelphia drew nearly 650 people. icon.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 2017 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 will bring fresh perspectives, and who will expand their publihsing knowledge and networks by attending the meeting.

Sign up to be an AAUP 2017 Sponsor (or AAUP Partner) here >

AAUP 2017 Sponsor Benefits

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

Complimentary list of email addresses of AAUP 2017 
attendees (who opt-in) to do both pre- and post-meeting outreach
Recognition in the 2016-2017 AAUP Annual Report 
and in the registrants e-newsletter
Recognition on grant applications
Complimentary AAUP 2017 meeting registrations 2 1        
Discounted meeting registrations
(to AAUP member rate)
2 2 2 2 1
Discounts on 2017 AAUP Partner Fees
(up to $900)
Complimentary 2017 AAUP membership directories 2 2 1 1 1 1
$50 discount on individual registration fee OR $100 discount on exhibit table fee        

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Diamond Sponsor: $11,000+


  • Opening Reception (June 11) — $12,000
    Help us welcome the new attendees
  • Breakfast (June 12 & June 13) — $11,000
    Get the day started off right by providing breakfast to our attendees.

Platinum Sponsor: $5,000–$10,999


  • Film Festival Sponsorship (June 12) — $6,000
    Sponsor a late night typographic film festival at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
  • Newcomers' Reception (June 11) — $5,000
    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 (June 11–13) — $5,000
    As our WiFi sponsor, you’ll help attendees stay connected throughout the meeting.
  • Session Video Recordings (June 12 & 13) — $5,000
    Help extend the meeting's educational reach by supporting the cost of recording selected meeting sessions.
  • Directors Luncheon (June 11) — $5,000
    Support a forum for AAUP Press Directors to join together to discuss issues of common concern.

Gold Sponsor: $3,000—$4,999


  • Journals Assembly (June 11) — $3,000
    Provide support for AAUP's face-to-face meeting of Journals Managers.
  • Networking Lounge (June 11-13) — $3,000
    Provide refreshments for AAUP’s Networking Lounge where attendees can meet for conversation and connection.

  • Coffee Breaks (June 12 & 13) — $3,000 per break
    Everyone needs a break. Give attendees the chance to refuel between session in the Exhibit Hall. There are two breaks on June 12 and two breaks on June 13.

  • Tote Bags — $3,000
    Provide attendees a tote bag for their conference materials. Your company logo and the AAUP meeting logo will appear on the bag.

  • Conference Speaker — $3,000
    Help underwrite the cost of bringing in speakers from outside the AAUP community.

Silver Sponsor: $1,600—$2,999


  • Newcomers' Reception Entertainment (June 11) — $1,600
    Support the booking of Typewriter Rodeo to provide memorable ice breakers to mentors and mentees.
  • General Financial Support
    Help underwrite this professional education and networking event.

Bronze Sponsor: $750—$1,599


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

Travel Grant Supporter: Minimum Sponsorship $500

Invest in the future of University Press publishing and reach new audiences by providing funding for early career staff to attend the annual meeting. Funds raised will go toward the travel and registration costs of qualified individuals in the early stages of their careers.

Other Suggestions?

Do you have another suggestion for ways to support AAUP 2017? 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

Sign up to be an AAUP 2017 Sponsor (or AAUP Partner) here >