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#2023APPAM Sponsorship Opportunities

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Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the 2023 APPAM Fall Research Conference! The conference will be a multi-disciplinary research conference attracting the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues. This year’s conference theme, Policy Matters: Making Public Services Work for All, encourages us to consciously and explicitly consider how social science theories and empirical research about policy design and implementation has a direct and practical effect on the lives of people.

#2023APPAM will be fully in-person again. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta this November 9– 11!

APPAM Lottery: Popular limited quantity items sell out quickly so APPAM is bringing back the lottery system this year. The lottery will open on Wednesday, April 19 at 12 PM US Eastern and close on Friday, April 21 at 12 PM US Eastern. If a limited quantity item has multiple orders during this window, it will enter our lottery. No sponsorship orders will be processed or confirmed until the lottery closes on Friday so sponsors have the opportunity to adjust their order based on lottery results. After that time, all remaining sponsorships will be on a first come, first served basis while spots last. 

Questions? Submit via email to Leslie Ofori, lofori@appam.org

**Order form will be made available in mid-April

 
General Sponsors Sponsored
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Digital and Print Ads Exhibits and Lounge Pods

Sponsorship Specs

Institutional Member Benefits

 

2023 Fall Research Conference General Sponsorship Levels

There will be three different general sponsor levels for the 2023 APPAM Fall Research Conference and recognition will be given to each sponsor in marketing materials, onsite at the conference, and on APPAM.org. This is a great opportunity to highlight your program or institution in front of 2,300 potential students and employees.

APPAM reserves the right to substitute benefits included in the packages below depending on availability. All substitutions will be of equal value.

Descriptions of each item within the sponsorship packages can be found below.

All prices are listed as member/non-member. For example, $1,000 / $1,100, is $1,000 for APPAM institutional members and $1,100 for institutional non-members.

 

Platinum level sponsorship: $12,000 / $13,500 

  • Full Page Print Ad in Pocket Guide Program 
  • Digital Home Page Rotating Banner Ad in Online Program
  • Digital Home Page Rotating Banner Ad in Mobile App
  • Digital Half Tower Ad in Registration System
  • Single Exhibit Space w/ Option to Upgrade for $250
  • Six Complimentary Registrations
  • Opportunity to Provide Registration Area Materials
  • Opportunity to Send One Tweet During the Conference
  • Recognition throughout Signage, Mobile App, Programs, and Registration Area
  • Featured Profile in APPAM Sponsor Spotlight

Gold level sponsorship: $8,500 / $10,000

  • Half Page Print Ad in Pocket Guide Program
  • Digital Home Page Full Rotating Tower Ad in Online Program
  • Single Exhibit Space w/ Option to Upgrade for $250 
  • Four Complimentary Registrations
  • Opportunity to Provide Registration Area Materials
  • Recognition throughout Signage, Mobile App, Programs, and Registration Area
  • Featured Profile in APPAM Sponsor Spotlight

Silver level sponsorship: $5,500 / $6,500 

  • Digital Policy Area Session Page Banner Ad in Online Program
  • Two Complimentary Registrations
  • Opportunity to Provide Registration Area Materials
  • Recognition throughout Signage, Mobile App, Programs, and Registration Area
  • Featured Profile in APPAM Sponsor Spotlight 

 

Sponsorship Package Item Descriptions:

  • Mobile App - The Mobile App is the most up-to-date way to access conference information while at the conference. All sponsors and exhibitors will be recognized through the Sponsors & Exhibitors section of the map, in addition to rotating home page banner ads and NEW policy area banner ads.

  • Online Program Advertisements – Banner or Full Tower ads placed on either the Landing (home page), Interior Pages, or Session Listings by Policy Area Pages of the Online Program.
     
  • Pocket Guide Program Advertisements - The Pocket Guide features limited full page and half page ads in this easy-to-carry guide that provides attendees with a high-level schedule of events, maps, and other necessary conference information. This is the only print ad opportunity. 
  • Registration Advertisements - Half tower ads are available for placement in the online registration system. Ads will rotate as attendees advance through the registration process.
  • Profile Feature – APPAM will continue the Sponsorship Spotlight Series in 2022 that will highlight the work or mission of each general sponsor. These profiles will be published in APPAM News and promoted on social media in the weeks leading up to the conference.
     
  • Recognition – All sponsors will be recognized in the online program, APPAM.org, on signage near registration and exhibits, and in scripted conference remarks.

 


 

In addition to the general sponsorship opportunities, there are several individual items available for sponsorship. Popular limited-quantity items will entered into a lottery to select the item sponsor. Items with an asterisk (*) below have a quick sellout risk and will likely use the lottery system. Invoices and payments will not be processed until the sponsors have been notified on Friday, April 21. For a description of how the new lottery process will work, please scroll up to the top of this page. 

All prices are listed as member/non-member. For example, $1,000 / $1,100, is $1,000 for APPAM institutional members and $1,100 for institutional non-members.

 

Sponsored Items & Events - Exclusive Offerings

Conference Water Bottles* – $8,000 / $9,000

Add your organization's logo to the APPAM water bottles! Reusable bottles are placed throughout the APPAM conference space near water coolers for easy access for attendees. These are the most popular branded item for both sponsors and attendees alike. Not only do attendees use the bottles throughout the event, but they take them home as conference souvenirs. Because of their popularity, the water bottles tend to run out on day two so this is a great opportunity to get your logo in the hands of thousands of APPAM attendees. 

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Hand Sanitizer Station – $500 / $600

Hand sanitizing stations will be positioned near APPAM Registration so it’s a great spot to feature your company’s logo. There will be two stations, one per sponsor. 

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Hotel Key Cards* – $6,000 / $7,000

Your organization’s logo will be placed on the keycard to all APPAM attendee hotel rooms. This is a great opportunity for your organization’s name and logo to be in the hands of each attendee! 

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Mobile App* – $7,500 / $8,500

Your organization’s logo will appear on the splash page and a permanent banner in the 2023 conference mobile app, as well as on various signage around the conference. This is a great opportunity to get your logo and a link of your choosing in the hands of all attendees, most of whom say the mobile app is their top resource for navigating the event. 

Conference Lanyards* – $8,000 / $9,000

Your organization's logo will appear on the lanyard of every registration badge given out in November which makes this one of our most popular sponsorship items. This is a great opportunity to see your organization's logo around the neck of every attendee. 

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Conference Badges* – $3,500 / $4,000 

Your organization’s logo will appear on the front of the 2,300+ name badges given out this fall. An example can be found here.

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Conference Emails* – $5,000 / $6,000

Your organization’s logo and a link of your choosing will appear in the Know-Before-You-Go email and in three daily recap emails. 

Wellness Sessions – $500 / $600

Help keep APPAM attendees active! Conference attendees are invited to join their peers in an organized workout before the day's sessions kick off. There will be a Fun Run & Walk 5k on Thursday and Flow Yoga on Friday. The sponsor of these events will have their name on signage at the event as well as in conference publications.

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Sponsored Items & Events - Partial & Exclusive Offerings

If the full sponsorship commitment is met, additional branding opportunities may be offered to increase sponsor visibility.

APPAM Communities Lounge – Starting at $2,500

Place your organization’s logo on signage for the APPAM Communities Lounge near the Exhibit Hall! Now in it's third year, this popular lounge provides a comfortable space for conference attendees to network and discuss issues and research that are important to them. Communities will be named via a submission process this spring and scheduled at times throughout the three-day conference. For reference, you can see 2022 Communities here. There is room for three sponsors or one sole sponsor.

  • Partial Sponsorship (up to three) - $2,500 / $2,750

  • Sole Sponsorship - $6,000 / $7,000

Student Hub – Starting at $2,000

The Student Hub is a popular lounge area for students and recent graduates to network and recharge in between sessions. The lounge will be located near registration and the APPAM Exhibit Hall. Feature your organization’s name and logo on the meeting space signage and online. There is room for three sponsors or one sole sponsor.

  • Partial Sponsorship (up to three) - $2,000 / $2,250

  • Sole Sponsorship - $5,000 / $6,000

Dependent Care Grants – Starting at $1,500

APPAM Dependent Care Grant program offers policy students and young professionals grants of up to $400 each to help cover expenses for additional at-home or on-site dependent care. Your organization's support of this program would support the participation for those who may not be able to attend otherwise! There is room for five sponsors or one sole sponsor.

  • Partial Sponsorship (up to five) – $1,500 / $1,750

  • Sole Sponsorship - $7,000 / $8,000

Exhibit Hall Refreshment Break* – Starting at $4,000

These refreshment breaks are much appreciated by attendees and each will have coffee, tea, and light fare. Add your organization’s name and logo on the daily refreshment break signage! There are three breaks available: Thursday Afternoon, Friday Afternoon, and Saturday Morning. Each daily break can have two sponsors or a sole sponsor:

  • Daily Partial Sponsorship (up to two) – $4,000 / $4,750

  • Daily Sole Sponsorship - $6,500 / $7,500

Signature Cocktail or Dessert Bar* – Starting at $4,000

NEW IN 2023! Similar to our popular refreshment breaks, you can now sponsor a signature cocktail or dessert bar. Add your organization’s name and logo on the event signage and cocktail napkins are these fun stations! There are three events available: Thursday Presidential Address, Friday Poster Reception, and Saturday Poster Luncheon. Each event can have one sponsored cocktail & one sponsored dessert bar (with the exception of the lunch, which is dessert-only), with each bar allowing up two sponsors or a sole sponsor:

  • Daily Partial Sponsorship (up to two) – $4,000 / $4,750

  • Daily Sole Sponsorship - $6,500 / $7,500

Equity and Inclusion Fellowship Meet-Up* – Starting at $3,000

The Fellows are invited to come together for a private reception to meet their peers and grow their networks. Sponsors will be recognized on signage and will be invited to give welcome remarks before allowing the Fellows to mix and mingle. This event is non-exclusive and may be sponsored by up to three organizations.
 
  • Partial Sponsorship (up to three) - $3,000 / $3,500
  • Sole Sponsorship - $6,000 / $7,000

Equity and Inclusion Fellowship Lunch* – Starting at $3,500

APPAM will host a programmed lunch for the recipients of the 2023 Equity & Inclusion Fellowship in November. The Fellowship recognizes students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds for their accomplishments and bright futures in the public policy world. The sponsors of this luncheon event will have their organization featured at the event in signage, all conference materials, and in the welcome remarks. This event is non-exclusive and may be sponsored by up to three organizations.
 
  • Partial Sponsorship (up to three) - $3,500 / $4,000
  • Sole Sponsorship - $9,000 / $10,000

Student Mixer – Starting at $2,000

APPAM will host a networking meet-up event for master’s and PhD students on Friday immediately following the Poster Reception. All student attendees are invited to participate and meet other students from all over the world. Your organization can sponsor this event and would be featured on signage and in all promotional material. This is a non-exclusive sponsorship and may be purchased by up to three organizations.

  • Partial Sponsorship (up to three) - $2,000 / $2,300
  • Sole Sponsorships - $6,000 / $7,000
 

2023 Fall Research Conference Advertising Opportunities

Digital Ads

There will be two platforms for digital advertisements at the 2023 APPAM Fall Research Conference: the online program and the online registration system. The online program at APPAM.org will be seen by everyone who comes to the site to get hotel information, explore networking opportunities at the conference, or looks at the program agenda. APPAM is also offering the opportunity to purchase ad space during the online registration process. These premium ad positions ensure that every single conference attendee will see your ad when they register for the event! All digital ads come with a link back to your website.

Please see the sponsor specs webpage for particulars on formats for the digital ads and how to submit them. The Online Program and Registration will open in late July so artwork should be submitted by Friday, June 30. Digital ad orders and artwork will be accepted on a rolling basis until Tuesday, October 31.

Print Ads

In addition to digital ads, there will be one opportunity for print advertisements at the 2023 APPAM Fall Research Conference, the APPAM Pocket Guide. The pocket guide program replaced the full printed program in March 2022 and received great feedback the past two conferences. This condensed version will be easier to carry and will feature a high-level schedule of all events and sessions at the conference. 

Please see the sponsor specs webpage for specs and examples for print ad artwork. The deadline for reserving print ads is Friday, September 8 with ad artwork due on Friday, September 22.  

Mobile App Ads

The final advertisement opportunity at #2023APPAM is a banner ad in the conference mobile app. The app launches a few weeks prior to the start of the conference and is the number one way attendees get around the conference. There are opportunities for a home page rotating banner ad and a permanent (sole) policy area banner ad. 

Please see the sponsor specs webpage for specs and examples for print ad artwork. The deadline for reserving mobile app ads is Friday, August 11 with ad artwork due on Friday, August 25.  

All prices are listed as member/non-member. For example, $1,000 / $1,100, is $1,000 for APPAM institutional members and $1,100 for institutional non-members.

 

Online Program Ads
 

Home Page

Interior Page

Sessions by Policy Area

Banner - $2,000 / $2,300

Banner- $1,000 / $1,150

Banner- $1,000 / $1,500

         Tower - $1,500 / $1,750                     

Tower - $850 / $1,000
 

      Tower - $850 / $1,000               

 

Registration Ads

 

Registration Process

Half Tower - $1,500 / $1,750

 

Mobile App Ads

 

Rotating Home Page Banner

Static Policy Area Banner

$1,500 / $1,750

$850 / $1,000

 

Pocket Guide Program Ads
 

Premium Positions* 

Non-Premium Positions

Back Cover - $4,000 / $5,000

Full Page - $1,500 / $1,800

Inside Cover - $3,500 / $4,200

Half Page - $1,000 / $1,200

Inside Back Cover - $2,500 / $3,000 

 

 

*Premium positions have a high sellout risk and will be a lottery item. 

Exhibits & Lounge Space

The APPAM Exhibit Hall has long been the meeting, networking, and refreshment spot for attendees. Various special events are hosted inside of the Exhibit Hall, such as the welcome reception, poster sessions, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, the headshot lounge, charging stations, lounge areas, and much more. There are now two great options for your to participate in the 2023 Exhibit Hall:

  • Booth – This is the traditional APPAM booth that will come with back and side drape, one to two draped six-foot tables, two chairs, and a small ID sign. Exhibit booths should be staffed throughout the open exhibit hall hours.
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  • Lounge Pod - Can’t staff a booth but want a spot to meet with colleagues and have your logo featured prominently in the hall? Exhibit hall lounge pods are a hot commodity for attendees looking for a spot to network, catch up on emails, or to enjoy a quick cup of coffee before the next round of sessions. Lounge pods will be located inside of the Exhibit Hall and will come with comfortable and attractive seating for up to four people and a branded charging tabletop for your logo or ad of choice. 
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Single Booth (10 x 10) - $1,250 / $1,500

Double Booth (10 x 20) - $1,750 / $2,100

Lounge Pod (10 x 20) - $3,500 / $4,000 

 


Sponsorship Specifications

To see sponsorship specifications, dimensions, deadlines, and examples, please visit our Sponsorship Specifications page.

Opportunities for Institutional Members
 

Affiliate Receptions

APPAM Institutional Members are invited to host a reception during the conference utilizing complimentary APPAM meeting space in the hotel. APPAM will assign all space based on expected attendance and order of request. Organizations will arrange all room set up, catering, AV, and direct billing/payment with the hotel once space has been assigned. Please be aware that space will only be available on Thursday, November 9 after 7:15 PM US Eastern, immediately following the APPAM Presidential Address and Awards. Please check back soon - applications will open in early June and close in late August. 


PhD Program Fair

APPAM will host the PhD Program Fair on Friday, November 10 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. NEW in 2023 - this fair will also host employers that are currently hiring or will be hiring in the near future. Space is limited so tables will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. The fair is open to all interested attendees. 

All interested employers and PhD Programs are invited to host an employer or PhD Program table. This event is complimentary for APPAM Institutional Members and $150 for non-member organizations. Please check back soon - applications will open in early June and close in late August. 

Interview Space

Will your organization be interviewing candidates at #2023APPAM? Let us take care of the space! APPAM is pleased to offer complimentary private interview space to our members this November. There will be three interview rooms at the conference that may be reserved in one-hour increments, for a maximum of three total hours, from Thursday, November 9 – Saturday, November 11. Please check back soon - applications will open in early June and space will be reserved on a first come, first served basis or until Tuesday, October 31, whichever comes first. 



Sponsorship Questions?

Email APPAM Senior Manager of Programs and Conferences, Leslie Ofori, lofori@appam.org.

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