Sponsorship Opportunities

Association of University Presses Sponsorship Opportunities

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 2019 will convene June 11-13 in Detroit. Between 650 and 750 people are expected to attend. Recent meetings in San Francisco and Austin 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 an AUPresses 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.

The Association has a number of opportunities available at a variety of levels. If you have interest in an opportunity that is not listed below, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sponsorship Levels and Opportunities

Diamond $12,000+

Opening Reception June 11 ($15,000)
Help us welcome attendees to the meeting by sponsoring the largest reception at the meeting.

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

Platinum $5,000–$11,999

Newcomers Reception June 11 ($6,000)
Reception sponsors provide a platform for first time attendees to meet and greet each other.

WiFi ($6,000)
As our WiFi sponsor, you’ll help attendees stay connected throughout the meeting. Limited branding is available.

Session Recordings ($5,000)
Help extend the meeting’s educational reach by supporting the cost of video-recording selected meeting sessions.

Directors Luncheon June 11 ($5,000)
Support a forum for AUPresses Press Directors to join together to network discuss issues of common concern.

Gold $3,000–$4,999

EDP Roundtable Luncheon June 11 ($4,500)
Provide lunch for the approximately 60 attendees at the June 11 EDP Roundtable.

Totebag Sponsorship ($4,500)
Provide totebag to attendees.

Journals Assembly June 11 ($3,000)
Provide support for the Association’s face-to-face meeting of key journals staff.

Networking Lounge June 11-13 ($3,500)
Provide refreshments for the Association’s Networking Lounge where attendees can meet for conversation and connection.

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

Networking Reception for People of Color in Publishing June 12 ($3,000)
Support a reception on June 12 to facilitate connections among people of color in our community.

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

Book Show Lounge ($3,000)
The Book, Jacket, and Journal Show featured the best in University Press book design and production. In 2019, the show will feature office hours where attendees can meet the show’s judges.

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 (minimum $750)
Help underwrite this professional education and networking event.

Local Transit Passes ($1,350)
Help attendees experience Detroit attractions affordably by providing transit cards.

Q-Line passes
The Q-Line train will take folks from the Renaissance Center to Midtown where they can check out additional restaurants, shopping, Wayne State University, the Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit Library, and more. Provided 300 day passes will cost $900. Attendees who need them will be able to collect passes at the AUPresses Registration Desk.
People Mover
This train circles downtowns Detroit. Provide 100 3 day passes for $450.

Do you have another suggestion for ways to support AUPresses 2019? 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.

Sign up to be an Annual Meeting Sponsor here.

Sponsorship Benefits


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