make/SHIFT 2.0 Sponsorship Opportunities

We look forward to partnering with you to make make/SHIFT 2.0 a success! Click here to view more from our first make/SHIFT event.

Contact Leah Deppert, Director of Marketing & Communications, at deppert@nacce.com or 440/897-0477 with your questions and/or to request a contract.

Expected attendance:

  • 225-300 participants
  • Community college faculty, staff and leaders engaged in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, specifically the makerspace and fab lab communities
  • Mainly west-coast participants

Group photo from make/SHIFT, April 24-26, 2019 in Irvine, CA

Presenting Sponsor: $25,000 (1 available)

As our exclusive Presenting Sponsor at make/SHIFT 2.0, your company will be highlighted in every aspect of the event including a 30-minute mainstage presentation, webinar, three stand-alone emails, an onsite breakout session, table drop item, company branded gift and more!

Includes the following assets:

  • Eight complimentary conference passes for representatives from your organization
    • Discount of 50% off regular conference price for additional staff to attend full conference  
    • You have the ability to give away 3/8 passes as scholarships to prospective clients who are NACCE members
  • 30-minute mainstage presentation
  • 10-foot mainstage sign branded by your company
  • 60-minute webinar (before or after the conference) 
  • 45-minute breakout session on Thursday or Friday
  • 3 stand-alone emails sent to all conference attendees (before or after the conference) 
  • Table drop item during Thursday or Friday mainstage sessions
  • Company branded gift for all attendees
  • Exhibit space within NACCE Exhibit Hall (6 foot table)
  • Display of corporate logo at conference tiered by level
  • Two sponsor highlight emails (contains multiple sponsors) to the entire NACCE membership and community.
    • One pre-conference (two weeks before) and one postconference (two weeks after).
  • Logo and description in printed Program Guide
  • Logo, description & link on NACCE conference website
  • Twitter & Facebook promotions

Platinum Sponsors: $15,000 (2 available)

We will shine the spotlight on our two platinum sponsors at make/SHIFT 2.0 through a plethora of innovative ways including a webinar, two stand-alone emails, an onsite breakout session, table drop item and the opportunity to serve as a panelist or moderator on the mainstage.

Includes the following assets:

  • Six complimentary conference passes for representatives from your organization
    • Discount of 50% off regular conference price for additional staff to attend full conference  
    • You have the ability to give away 2/6 passes as scholarships to prospective clients who are NACCE members
  • Opportunity to serve as a panelist or moderator on the mainstage
  • 60-minute webinar (before or after the conference) 
  • 45-minute breakout session on Thursday or Friday
  • 2 stand-alone emails sent to all conference attendees (before or after the conference) 
  • Table drop item during Thursday or Friday mainstage sessions
  • Exhibit space within NACCE Exhibit Hall (6 foot table)
  • Display of corporate logo at conference tiered by level
  • Two sponsor highlight emails (contains multiple sponsors) to the entire NACCE membership and community.
    • One pre-conference (two weeks before) and one postconference (two weeks after).
  • Logo in printed Program Guide
  • Logo & link on NACCE conference website
  • Twitter & Facebook promotions

Gold Sponsors $10,000 (3 available)

The gold sponsors will be showcased at make/SHIFT 2.0 throughout a variety of ways including a webinar, two stand-alone emails sent to attendees, an onsite breakout session and table drop item.

Includes the following assets:

  • Four complimentary conference passes for representatives from your organization
    • Discount of 50% off regular conference price for additional staff to attend full conference  
  • 60-minute webinar (before or after the conference) 
  • 45-minute breakout session on Thursday or Friday
  • 2 stand-alone emails sent to all conference attendees (before or after the conference) 
  • Table drop item during Thursday or Friday mainstage sessions
  • Exhibit space within NACCE Exhibit Hall (6 foot table)
  • Display of corporate logo at conference tiered by level
  • Two sponsor highlight emails (contains multiple sponsors) to the entire NACCE membership and community.
    • One pre-conference (two weeks before) and one postconference (two weeks after).
  • Logo in printed Program Guide
  • Logo & link on NACCE conference website
  • Twitter & Facebook promotions

Silver Sponsors: $5,000 (4 available)

The silver sponsors will be prominently displayed at make/SHIFT 2.0, including a stand-alone email sent to attendees and onsite breakout session.

Includes the following assets:

  • Two complimentary conference passes for representatives from your organization
    • Discount of 50% off regular conference price for additional staff to attend full conference  
  • 45-minute breakout session on Thursday or Friday
  • 1 stand-alone email sent to all conference attendees (before or after the conference) 
  • Exhibit space within NACCE Exhibit Hall (6 foot table)
  • Display of corporate logo at conference tiered by level
  • Two sponsor highlight emails (contains multiple sponsors) to the entire NACCE membership and community.
    • One pre-conference (two weeks before) and one postconference (two weeks after).
  • Logo in printed Program Guide
  • Logo & link on NACCE conference website
  • Twitter & Facebook promotions

Evening Reception Sponsor: $2,500 (2 available)

The opening evening reception will take place on Wednesday, June 3 and the second evening reception will take place on Thursday, June 4. All conference attendees are welcome to attend both. This is a great way to network with entrepreneurial-minded community college innovators!

Includes the following assets:

  • Two complimentary conference passes for representatives from your organization
    • Discount of 50% off regular conference price for additional staff to attend full conference  
  • Logo, link & 50-word company description in invitation email
  • Opportunity to welcome the attendees to the reception (around 5 minutes)
  • Signage in reception area
  • Display of corporate logo at conference tiered by level
  • Two sponsor highlight emails (contains multiple sponsors) to the entire NACCE membership and community.
    • One pre-conference (two weeks before) and one postconference (two weeks after).
  • Logo in printed Program Guide
  • Logo & link on NACCE conference website
  • Twitter & Facebook promotions

Breakout Track Sponsor: $1,500 (3 available)

The three conference tracks include:

  • Track A: Makerspace -- the models, curriculum and student impact driving community college innovation.
  • Track B: Entrepreneurship -- the mindset, education, and social significance inspiring communities.
  • Track C: Impact -- sustainable ecosystems and campus culture preparing the next generation for innovation careers.

Includes the following assets:

  • One complimentary conference pass for a representative from your organization
    • Discount of 50% off regular conference price for additional staff to attend full conference  
  • Opportunity to welcome the attendees to the first breakout session (around 5 minutes)
  • Signage in breakout session room
  • One chair drop of promotional item in breakout session room
  • Display of corporate logo at conference tiered by level
  • Two sponsor highlight emails (contains multiple sponsors) to the entire NACCE membership and community.
    • One pre-conference (two weeks before) and one postconference (two weeks after).
  • Logo in printed Program Guide
  • Logo & link on NACCE conference website
  • Twitter & Facebook promotions

Exhibitor: $1,250 (10 available)

Exhibitors may display their booths for the entire conference. High trafficed times will include breakfast, lunch, coffee and dessert breaks and the evening receptions.

Includes the following assets:

  • One complimentary conference pass for a representative from your organization
    • Discount of 50% off regular conference price for additional staff to attend full conference  
  • Exhibit space within NACCE Exhibit Hall (6 foot table)
  • Display of corporate logo at conference tiered by level
  • Two sponsor highlight emails (contains multiple sponsors) to the entire NACCE membership and community.
    • One pre-conference (two weeks before) and one postconference (two weeks after).
  • Logo in printed Program Guide
  • Logo & link on NACCE conference website
  • Twitter & Facebook promotions

Coffee & Dessert Break Sponsor: $1,000 (2 available)
If you’ve ever attended or hosted a conference, you know that people love (and demand) their coffee and good food! On Thursday and Friday, we have designated coffee and dessert breaks.

Includes the following assets:

  • One complimentary conference pass for a representative from your organization
    • Discount of 50% off regular conference price for additional staff to attend full conference  
  • Signage and marketing materials at coffee and dessert tables
  • Verbal acknowledgement during the afternoon General Session that day with logo on the “Reminder” mainstage PowerPoint slides
  • Display of corporate logo at conference tiered by level
  • Two sponsor highlight emails (contains multiple sponsors) to the entire NACCE membership and community.
    • One pre-conference (two weeks before) and one postconference (two weeks after).
  • Logo in printed Program Guide
  • Logo & link on NACCE conference website
  • Twitter & Facebook promotions

Lanyard Sponsor: $1,000 (1 available)

Conference attendees are required to wear name badges to attend all sessions and activities. This is a great opportunity to showcase your company’s name and logo.

Includes the following assets:

  • One complimentary conference pass for a representative from your organization
    • Discount of 50% off regular conference price for additional staff to attend full conference  
  • Company’s name & logo printed on lanyards and visible to all conference participants
  • Logo on signage at registration
  • Display of corporate logo at conference tiered by level
  • Two sponsor highlight emails (contains multiple sponsors) to the entire NACCE membership and community.
    • One pre-conference (two weeks before) and one postconference (two weeks after).
  • Logo in printed Program Guide
  • Logo & link on NACCE conference website
  • Twitter & Facebook promotions

Video recap from make/SHIFT, April 24-26, 2019 in Irvine, CA