Call for Exhibitors/Sponsors

FSI focuses on teaching with technology and attracts educators, instructional technologists, department and unit directors, and IT professionals from colleges and universities across Illinois, plus a few from adjoining states and even from Canada. Additionally, in recent years attendance from K-12 schools has increased. This is the 21st year of the conference. We pride ourselves on an event that allows for significant engagement between participants, presenters, and exhibitors.

We offer various levels of sponsorship that provide excellent exposure to a rich network of higher education faculty who are interested in the impact that technology can have on their teaching as well as with department and unit directors, instructional technologists, and IT professionals.

All vendor partners will have the opportunity to promote their products and services among the 200+ faculty and technologists attending the two-day event. This will particularly be the case during breaks and luncheons. Each sponsorship level will be provided at minimum with free parking and free Wi-Fi.

There will be a designated time for conference participants to visit exhibitors: Wednesday, May 24th from 10:30 am-11:15 am.

Gold Partner: $2,000

The Gold partnership offers the best promotional exposure of your company’s brand and services. This opportunity is available for $2,000.  

As a Gold Partner, you will receive the following:  

  • Premier company logo promotion, including hyperlinked logo on registration website and mailings and logo printed on name tags 
  • Prominent logo placement throughout the conference center on digital signage  
  • Special “thank you” during lunch each day 
  • One guaranteed session presentation (50 minutes), must be partnered with a faculty member or client attending FSI
  • Two 6’ tables and 4 chairs in high-visibility space throughout the venue 
  • Four complimentary registrations (includes lunch each day)  

Silver Partner: $1,000

The Silver partnership offers excellent ways to promote your company beyond the bronze with a stronger presence at the institute.  This opportunity is available for $1,000.  

  • Logo placement throughout the conference center on digital signage  
  • Logo identification on pre-conference emails and registration website   
  • One 6' table and 2 chairs in high-visibility spaces throughout the venue
  • Two complimentary registrations (includes lunch each day)

Plus a choice of ONE of the following options: 

  • Room Sponsorship, which includes your logo displayed prominently in or outside the room and a table to display promotional materials inside the room
  • One guaranteed half session presentation (25 minutes), must be partnered with a faculty member or client attending FSI

Bronze Partner: $500

The Bronze partnership will allow you to promote your company to a highly engaged audience.  This opportunity is available for $500.  

  • Logo placement throughout the conference center on digital signage  
  • Logo identification on pre-conference emails and registration website   
  • One 6' table and 2 chairs in high-visibility spaces throughout the venue 
  • Two complimentary registrations (includes lunch each day)

A la Carte Options

We are also offering sponsorship opportunities for additional visibility.
  • Sponsor a keynote - $3,000 (2 available) 
    • Prominent mention and thank you by FSI emcee prior to keynote. 
    • Spotlight presentation prior to keynote presentation (5-10 minutes) 
  • Sponsor poster session Tuesday afternoon
    • Food $1,200 | Drinks $1,200 (choose one or both) 
    • Spotlight presentation during networking event (5 minutes) 
  • Sponsor refreshments in the recharge room for both days - $1,200 
    • Prominent logo placement within the recharge room with gratitude  
  • No Table Option - $300
    • Logo placement throughout the conference center on digital signage  
    • Logo identification on pre-conference emails and registration website   
    • Two complimentary registrations (includes lunch each day) to allow your company to mingle with attendees

 

The I Hotel and Conference Center offers free parking and easy access to exhibitor space and meeting rooms. They are able to receive shipments of exhibit materials in advance, and we can assist you in coordinating with them.

 

View a pdf of the 2017 FSI Prospectus

 

If you are interested in being an exhibitor, or if you have any questions, please contact Michelle Marquart at 217-244-8174 or mmarqua2@illinois.edu.

 

Note: The University of Illinois Foundation can provide an official letter for tax purposes, if needed.