AUPresses 2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

AUPresses 2024 June 11-13, 2024 Montréal, Quebec #aupresses24

Association of University Presses Sponsorship Opportunities

About the AUPresses Annual Meeting

The Association of University Presses Annual Meeting is a flagship event for the nonprofit scholarly publishing community, including educational sessions, exhibits, service demos, and networking events. AUPresses 2024 will convene June 11-13 in Montréal, Quebec. Between 600 to 700 people are expected to attend. Our most recent in-person meetings in Washington DC drew more than 500 and Detroit drew more than 700 attendees. Meeting registrants represent over 160 of our Association member presses, plus staff from non-member publishers, libraries, and higher education. Press directors; editors; sales, marketing, and publicity staff; production, design, and editorial staff; financial officers; digital and audio publishing managers; journals staff; IT managers; and a variety of external scholarly publishing stakeholders are among those who regularly attend. 

AUPresses members collectively publish more than 12,000 print and e-books and 2,000 journal titles each year. Members are pioneering new platforms, workflows, and dissemination strategies, and are always on the look-out for new tools and efficiencies to support their mission. 

AUPresses invites event sponsors to show their support of this vital community through underwriting some of the most exciting and valued parts of the 2024 meeting and helping to keep registration fees low and accessible to the Association’s non-profit members. Sponsors are recognized prominently throughout meeting communications and the meeting space, and gain additional exposure for their products and services while helping promote vibrant dialogue and idea exchange in scholarly publishing. The Association and its membership and attendees are grateful for what your sponsorship makes possible. 

The association has a number of opportunities available at a variety of support levels. If you have interest in an opportunity that is not listed below, please contact Alexis Fagan.

Special Opportunities

Opening Reception Diamond Sponsor June 11 – $15,000 (One Opportunity)
Help us welcome attendees to the meeting by sponsoring our marquee event in an unparalleled location. In addition to the Diamond Sponsor benefits listed below, you will be recognized at this event and be offered 4 invitations for staff and representatives to attend the reception.

Conference Luncheons Platinum Sponsor – $12,000 (Two Opportunities)
Conference Hotel, June 12 and June 13
Again this year we expect our luncheons will feature expert speakers addressing issues of critical importance to attendees. In addition to Platinum Sponsor benefits listed below, you will be recognized.

Conference Breakfasts Platinum Sponsor – $10,000 (Two Opportunities)
Conference Hotel, June 12 and June 13
Help attendees get their day started right! In addition to Platinum Sponsor benefits listed below, you will be recognized in event signage, including in spaces for special breakfasts conducted outside the main breakfast hall.

Registration and Event Platform (Whova) Platinum Sponsor – $10,000 (One Opportunity)
By sponsoring our all-in-one, interactive event management platform you will help to streamline the online registration and check-in process, provide attendees with up-to-date event information and personalized agendas, help attendees have a more engaged experience with the ability to message attendees and vendors, share business cards, store contact information, create group meetups and plan one-on-one meetings. 

WiFi Gold Sponsor – $6,000 (One Opportunity)
As our WiFi sponsor, you’ll help attendees stay connected throughout the meeting. In addition to the Gold Sponsor benefits listed below, signage recognizing your support will be posted throughout the meeting space. 

Session Recordings Gold Sponsor $5,000 (One Opportunity)
Help extend the meeting’s educational reach by supporting the cost of video-recording selected meeting sessions. In addition to Gold Sponsor benefits listed below, we’ll recognize your support in session rooms and in videos.

Directors Luncheon Gold Sponsor $5,000 (One Opportunity)
Support a forum for AUPresses Press Directors to join together to network and discuss issues of common concern. In addition to Gold Sponsor benefits below, you will be recognized for your support in signage at this event and remarks from the podium. 

Networking Lounge June 12-13 Gold Sponsor $3,500 (One Opportunity)
Provide refreshments for the AUPresses 2024 Networking Lounge where attendees can meet for conversation and connection throughout the meeting. In addition to the Gold Sponsor benefits listed below, your support will be recognized in signage in the Networking Lounge.

Journals Networking Assembly June 11 Silver Sponsor $2,500 (One Opportunity)
Provide support for the Association’s face-to-face meeting of key journals staff. In addition to the Silver Sponsor benefits listed below, your support will be recognized in signage in the Journals Assembly.

Coffee Break Silver Sponsor $2,500 per break (Four Opportunities)
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. In addition to the Silver Sponsor benefits listed below, your support will be recognized on event signage during your sponsored break.

Conference Speaker Silver Sponsor $2,500 (Two Opportunities)
Help underwrite the expense of bringing in keynote speakers for our plenary sessions. In addition to the Silver Sponsor benefits listed below, your support will be recognized in introductory remarks at the supported talk.

Travel and Registration Grants Silver Sponsor $2500 (Six Opportunities)
These include travel grants and registration waivers for three to four Early Career and three to four Diversity & Inclusion awards. In addition to the Silver Sponsor benefits below, your support will be recognized in grant notifications and application materials.

General Financial Support Any Level (Unlimited Opportunities)
Help underwrite this professional education and networking event. Sponsorships help keep our member registration fees low, underwrite small press registration waivers, and ensure a vibrant experience for all attendees. 

Support Levels

Diamond Sponsorship Level ($15,000)

  • All benefits listed under Platinum plus:
  • One additional complimentary registration (2 total)

Platinum Sponsorship Level ($7,500-$12,000)

  • All benefits Listed under Gold plus:
  • One complimentary event registration

Gold Sponsorship Level ($3,000-$7,000)

  • All benefits Listed under Silver plus:
  • One additional discounted (to member rate) registration (2 total)
  • Complimentary literature table distribution (1 piece) 

Silver Sponsorship Level ($2,500)

  • All benefits listed under Bronze (not designated bronze-only) plus:
  • One discounted (to member rate) meeting registration
  • Pre-meeting registrants email list for one-time use

Bronze Sponsorship Level (minimum $1,000)

  • Acknowledgement from the Podium during Meeting welcome and closing remarks
  • Recognition and logo on meeting event platform
  • Recognition in Sponsor-focused issue of the registrants newsletter
  • Post-meeting registrants email list for one-time use
  • Literature table space for one piece at half off ($100)
  • Opportunity to purchase advertisement in Registrants Newsletter (subject to space availability)
  • Bronze only: $50 discount code to use on relevant registration or exhibit fee

Cancellation policy

No refunds will be made.

We Welcome Suggestions!

Do you have an idea for another way to support AUPresses 2024? If so, please contact at Alexis Fagan.

凝聚全球出版力量——追求卓越学术,促进知识创新

— AUPresses Mission Statement in Chinese (Simplified)