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Information for Sponsors

About the AUPresses Annual Meeting

The Association of University Presses Annual Meeting is more than two days of educational sessions, exhibits, and networking events for the scholarly publishing community. AUPresses 2018 will convene June 17-19 in San Francisco.

Between 650 and 750 people are expected to attend. Recent meetings in Austin and Philadelphia drew nearly 650 people. Attendees represent nearly 100 Association 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.

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

Why Become a Sponsor?

AUPresses members collectively publish over 13,000 books and 1,000 journals annually. 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 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 provide travel grants to junior staff who will bring fresh perspectives, and who will expand their publishing knowledge and networks by attending the meeting.  

Sign up to be an AUPresses 2018 Sponsor

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

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Sponsorship Levels and Opportunities

Diamond $12,000+

Opening Reception June 17 $15,000
Help us welcome attendees to the meeting by sponsoring the largest reception at the meeting.

Breakfast June 18 $12,000
Get the day started off right by providing breakfast to our attendees.

Platinum $5,000-$11,999

Newcomers reception June 16 $6,000
Reception sponsors provide a platform for first time attendees to meet and greet each other.

Wi-Fi $6,000
As our wi-fi sponsor, you'll help attendees stay connected throughout the meeting.

Session Video Recordings $5,000
Help extend the meeting's educational reach by supporting the cost of recording selected meeting sessions.

Directors Luncheon June 17 $5,000
Support a forum for AUPresses Press Directors to join together to discuss issues of common concern.

Snack Break June 18 $5,000
Sponsor a late-day break on June 18 in the exhibit hall

Gold $3,000-$4,999

Journals Assembly June 17 $3,000
Provide support for the Association's face-to-face meeting of key journals staff.

Networking Reception for People of Color in Publishing June 18 $3,000
Support a reception on June 18 to facilitate connections among people of color in our community.

Networking Lounge  (June 17-19)  $3,000
Provide refreshments for the Association's Networking Lounge where attendees can meet for conversation and connection.

Coffee Breaks $3,000 (4 available)
Everyone needs a break. Give attendees the chance to refuel between sessions in the Exhibit Hall. There are two breaks on June 18 and two breaks on June 19.

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

Silver $1,800-$2,999

General Financial Support
Help underwrite this professional education and networking event

Travel Grant Sponsor
Provide funding to help junior staff attend.

Bronze $750-$1,799

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

Travel Grant Supporter (minimum $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.


Do you have another suggestion for ways to support AUPresses 2018? If so, please contact Susan Patton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 917.244.1915.

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