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#2024APPAM Sponsorship Opportunities

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Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the 2024 APPAM Fall Research Conference! We're a multi-disciplinary research conference attracting the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues. The 2024 APPAM Fall Research Conference theme is, Policymaking at the Federal, State, and Local Levels. Like many countries, the U.S. has a federal system of government, with public policies designed and implemented at federal, state and local levels. Sound policy design and implementation therefore requires thoughtful consideration of how policies play out, and interact, at multiple levels of government. And useful policy research requires careful attention to the context in which a policy is implemented, including the level of government. Please join us at #2024APPAM in National Harbor, Maryland this November 21-23.

Questions? Submit via email to soliver@appam.org

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Sponsor Lottery

APPAM uses a lottery system for our most popular limited-quantity items. The 2024 lottery closed on April 12 and all items are now on a first come, first served basis. Sponsorship availability will be updated on a regular basis. 

There will be three different general sponsor levels for the 2024 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 2,500 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.

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. Interested in becoming an APPAM member to receive the reduced rates and many other benefits? Visit here or email membership@appam.org

Sponsor Levels:

Platinum: $12,000 / $14,000

  • 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 
  • 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: $8,500 / $10,000 

  • Digital Home Page Full Rotating Tower Ad in Online Program
  • Single Exhibit Space 
  • 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: $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 

 

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 static 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.

  • Registration Advertisements - Half tower (square) ads are available for placement in the online registration system. There will be one ad per registrant/page refresh.

  • Profile Feature – General sponsors are asked to complete a form that answers key questions about their organization for an APPAM news article to be written by our communications team. Articles will be posted throughout the summer & fall on APPAM News and promoted on social media.

  • Recognition – All sponsors will be recognized in the online program, APPAM.org, and on conference signage.

 

General Offerings

In addition to the high visibility sponsor levels above, we also offer a la carte offerings on individual (exclusive) basis and partial (shared) basis. There are a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities that can meet the needs and budget of your organization.

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. Interested in becoming an APPAM member to receive the reduced rates and many other benefits? Visit here or email membership@appam.org

General Offerings - Exclusive Opportunities

Lanyards* – $8,000 / $9,000 SOLD

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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Water Bottles* – $8,000 / $9,000 SOLD

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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Mobile App* – $8,000 / $9,000 SOLD

Your organization’s logo will appear on the splash page and a permanent banner in the 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. There will be no printed program or pocket guide so the app will be the primary session details & schedule source.

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Tote – $7,250 / $8,250 SOLD

NEW in 2024! Your organization's logo will appear on one side of a two-sided cotton tote bag, available to all attendees near the APPAM Registration Desks.

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Hotel Key Cards* – $6,000 / $7,000 SOLD

Your organization will brand the front of the guest room keycard for APPAM attendees. This is a great opportunity for your organization’s name and logo to be in the hands of hotel guest attendees! 

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Limited Edition Fleece – $5,000 / $6,000 SOLD

NEW in 2024! Your organization's logo will appear on the right sleeve of a #2024APPAM fleece, promoted on social media, and at the APPAM Central booth during the daily games and giveaways. Attendees lined up for these limited edition prizes last year so we're getting sponsors in on the fun with high quality, co-branded products. 150 fleeces will be ordered, promoted & used for select giveaways throughout the show. Sponsors are encouraged to join us at APPAM Central booth to mingle with attendees during select game times.

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Limited Edition Tumbler – $4,250 / $5,250 SOLD

NEW in 2024! Your organization's logo will appear on one side of a #2024APPAM stainless steel tumbler cup, promoted on social media, and featured at the APPAM Central booth during our daily games and giveaways. Attendees lined up for these limited edition prizes last year so we're getting sponsors in on the fun with high quality, co-branded products. 400 tumblers will be ordered, promoted & used for select giveaways throughout the show. Sponsors are welcome to join in of the APPAM Central booth giveaways during the designated game times.

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Badges* – $4,000 / $5,000 SOLD

Your organization’s logo will appear on the front of the 2,500 name badges given out this fall. An example can be found here.

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Printed Maps – $4,000 / $5,000 SOLD

NEW in 2024! Your organization's logo will appear on APPAM's custom event maps, our most requested attendee item, and available at the APPAM registration desks. With no printed program or pocket guide in 2024, this will be the only print piece distributed at badge pick up.

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Wellness Sessions – $500 / $750 

Kick start attendee's day with Morning Wellness Sessions! Conference attendees are invited to join their peers in a Fun Run & Walk 5k on Thursday and Flow Yoga on Friday. There is one sponsorship available for both events.

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Hand Sanitizer Station – $500 / $750 SOLD

Hand sanitizing stations will be positioned near APPAM Registration so it’s a great spot to feature your company’s logo. The sponsor will receive two branded stations.

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General Offerings - Sole & Partial Offerings

Headshot Lounge – Starting at $5,000

Your organization's logo will appear on promotional materials for the popular headshot lounge. The headshot lounge is complimentary for APPAM attendees and open during standard exhibit hall hours Thursday - Saturday. The lounge can have one sole sponsor or two partial sponsors.

  • Partial Sponsorship (up to two) - $5,000 / $6,000
  • Sole Sponsorship - $8,000 / $9,000

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 (SOLD), and Saturday Morning. Each daily break can have two sponsors or a sole sponsor:

  • Partial Sponsorship (up to two/break) - $4,000 / $5,000
  • Sole Sponsorship - $6,500 / $7,500

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

Add your organization’s name and logo on the event signage and cocktail napkins at these fun stations! There are two events available in 2024: Friday Poster Reception and Saturday Poster Luncheon. Friday's reception can have one sponsored cocktail bar & one sponsored dessert station, while Saturday's lunch can have one sponsored dessert station.

  • Partial Sponsorship (up to two/event) - $4,000 / $5,000
  • Sole Sponsorship - $6,500 / $7,500

APPAM Communities Lounge – Starting at $2,500 

Place your organization’s logo on signage for the APPAM Communities Lounge near the Exhibit Hall! This popular lounge provides a comfortable space for conference attendees to network and discuss issues and research that are important to them. You can see 2023 Communities here, for reference. There is room for three sponsors or one sole sponsor.

  • Partial Sponsorship (up to three) - $2,500 / $3,000
  • Sole Sponsorship - $6,000 / $7,000

Emails* – Starting at $2,000

Your organization’s advertisement and URL will appear at the bottom of one of the four daily conference emails. Sponsors can now select the day preference during ordering or purchase all four days, based on availability.

  • Partial Sponsorship (one per day; four days) - $2,000 / $2,500
  • Sole Sponsorship - $7,000 / $8,000

Dependent Care Grants – Starting at $1,750

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) - $1,750 / $2,250
  • Sole Sponsorship - $7,000 / $8,000

*Likely a sponsor lottery item

Student Offerings

Looking to connect with students this November? #2024APPAM hosts undergraduate, masters, and PhD students and below are exciting opportunities to reach this growing audience. 

Undergraduate & Masters Student Seminar – Starting at $2,000

NEW in 2024! APPAM is excited to welcome undergraduate and masters students to an afternoon of programming on Friday, November 22. The seminar is to introduce the field of public policy and potential future career opportunities in the field, as well as to provide professional development and networking time. Your organization's logo and link will be featured in the online program and event promotional materials, event signage, and you'll be able to provide swag and/or handouts. This is a non-exclusive sponsorship and may be purchased by up to three organizations.

  • Partial Sponsorship (up to three) - $2,000 / $2,500 Two remaining
  • Sole Sponsorship - $5,000 / $6,000

Student Hub – Starting at $2,500

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. Your organization's logo and link will be featured in the online program and event promotional materials, on event signage, and you'll be able to provide swag and/or handouts. This is a non-exclusive sponsorship and may be purchased by up to three organizations.

  • Partial Sponsorship (up to three) - $2,500 / $3,000
  • Sole Sponsorship - $6,000 / $7,000

Student Mixer – Starting at $3,000

APPAM will host a networking meet-up event for student attendees on Friday immediately following the Poster Reception. Your organization can sponsor this event and would be featured on signage and in all promotional material, as well as given a table for handouts at the event. This is a non-exclusive sponsorship and may be purchased by up to three organizations.

  • Partial Sponsorship (up to three) - $3,000 / $3,500
  • Sole Sponsorship - $7,000 / $8,000

*Likely a sponsor lottery item

Equity & Inclusion Fellowship Offerings

APPAM is pleased to host the eighth cohort of Equity and Inclusion fellows at the #2024APPAM conference this November. The fellowship recognizes students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds for their accomplishments and bright futures in the public policy world. In addition to long-time sponsorship favorites, the Equity & Inclusion meet-up and luncheon, we're looking for a premier partner to facilitate this year's fellowship. 

Equity & Inclusion Fellowship Lunch* – Starting at $6,000

The fellowship lunch honors the 2024 fellows alongside APPAM leadership, sponsors, and past fellows, in addition to a keynote address. Lunch sponsors will have their organization featured at the event in signage, all conference materials, and in APPAM leadership welcome remarks. If there is a sole fellowship premier partner, they will be allowed to give brief welcome remarks. If there is a sole lunch sponsor, they're also invited to give brief remarks. If the lunch or fellowship is a shared sponsorship, remarks will not be given due to timing constraints. This event is non-exclusive and may be sponsored by up to three organizations.
 
  • Partial Sponsorship (up to three) - $6,000 / $7,000 One remaining
  • Sole Sponsorship - $15,000 / $17,000

Equity & Inclusion Fellowship Meet Up – Starting at $6,000 SOLD

APPAM fellows are invited to a casual reception to meet their peers and grow their networks. Sponsors will be recognized on signage and will be invited to give brief welcome remarks before allowing past and current fellows to mix and mingle. A fellowship premier partners/sponsor will have limited invitations to this event. This event is non-exclusive and may be sponsored by up to two organizations.
 
  • Partial Sponsorship (up to two) - $6,000 / $7,000
  • Sole Sponsorship - $9,500 / $11,500

Equity & Inclusion Fellowship Program – Starting at $5,000

NEW in 2024! APPAM is seeking one trusted premier partner, or multiple diamond donors and individual supporters, to help facilitate the 2024 Equity & Inclusion Fellowship that provides registration, travel, and lodging to the conference.

Sole Premier Partner (ONE APPAM Institutional Member Only) - $65,000

  • Platinum package sponsorship offerings, as stated above
  • Ample brand recognition on designated fellowship award pages and sponsor pages
  • Fellowship review committee nomination ability
  • Lunch keynote speaker nomination ability
  • Fellowship donor badge ribbon at the conference
  • Brief remarks at the lunch event
  • Ten complimentary conference registrations with invitations to the meet-up and lunch events
  • One reserved concurrent session, or a reserved future webinar, with past and current fellow invitees
  • Contact list for the 2024 Equity & Inclusion fellows

Diamond Donor (up to 13) - $5,000 / $6,000

  • Brand recognition on designated fellowship award pages and sponsor pages
  • Fellowship donor badge ribbon at the conference
  • Conference mobile app sponsor profile 
  • Fellowship review committee nomination ability
  • Lunch keynote speaker nomination ability
  • Recognition on designated lunch sponsor slide

Individual Supporter (unlimited) - Open**

  • Individual recognition on designated fellowship award pages and sponsor pages
  • Fellowship donor badge ribbon & special APPAM swag at #2024APPAM

**Individual can support the Equity & Inclusion program by making a tax deductible donation here.

*Likely a sponsor lottery item 

Digital Advertisements

APPAM has four unique platforms for digital advertisements this fall. All digital ads have a redirect link to a website of the sponsor's choosing. Starting in 2024, APPAM will no longer offer a printed program or pocket guide. Attendee's will solely rely on the Online Program, APPAM website, and mobile app for planning their conference experience.

  • Online Program - APPAM uses Confex for the online program and it's used by attendees to plan their conference experience. Attendees utilize the online program to get session & speaker details, explore networking opportunities, and download session papers/handouts. Home page and interior page ads rotate automatically every 20 seconds. Policy area ads are static. Ad artwork is due in early summer.
  • Registration System - APPAM uses Memberclicks for conference registration and there will be one randomized registration sponsor ad per location per form. Ad artwork is due in early summer.
  • Mobile app - The annual conference mobile 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, in addition to the overall sponsor. Ad artwork is due in late summer.
  • Appam.org - NEW in 2024! We're pleased to offer new appam.org ads for the months leading up to the annual conference. New ad opportunities are available on the homepage and select #2024APPAM pages. Ad artwork is due in late summer.
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. Interested in becoming an APPAM member to receive the reduced rates? Visit here or email membership@appam.org

Online Program Ads

Rotating Home Page

Rotating Interior Page

Static Policy Area Page

Banner - $2,000 / $2,300

Banner- $1,000 / $1,250

Banner - $1,000 / $1,250

Tower - $1,500 / $1,750 

Tower - $850 / $1,000
      

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Registration Ads

Static Registration System

Header Banner Ad - $2,250 / $2,750

Footer Banner Ad - $1,750 / $2,000

Half Tower Right Panel Ad - $1,500 / $1,750

 

Mobile App Ads

Rotating Home Page Banner

Static Policy Area Banner

$1,500 / $1,750

$850 / $1,000

 

APPAM.org Ads

 

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Rotating Home Page Slideshow - $2,000 / $2,300

Rotating Home Page Bottom Banner - $2,000 / $2,300

Rotating Conference Page Left Rail Square - $1,000 / $1,250

Rotating Conference Page Left Rail Tower - $1,000 / $1,250

*Interested in APPAM.org ads outside of September - November 2024 or other opportunities throughout the year? Check out the APPAM media kit.

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 registration, a poster reception, a poster luncheon, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, the headshot lounge, and much more. There are now two great options for your to participate in the 2024 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.

Participating in the APPAM Career & PhD Program Fair on Friday, November 22? Exhibitors are eligible for a complimentary table at the fair. 

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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) - $1,300 / $1,600

Double Booth (10 x 20) - $1,800 / $2,100 

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

 

Exhibit schedule (tentative as of May 2024):

  • Thursday, November 21 -
    • Exhibitor Move In - 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Exhibit Hall Open - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday, November 22 - 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    • Poster reception - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, November 23 - 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Poster luncheon - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Exhibitor move out - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Plus daily registration, headshot lounge, and breaks inside of the hall. The decorator information and exhibit hall floorplan will be made available in early summer 2024. 


Sponsorship Specifications

You can find APPAM sponsorship specs, ad examples, and placement details here.

 


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 space based on expected attendance and order of request. Organizations will arrange room set up, catering, AV, and direct billing/payment with the hotel. Please be aware that space will only be available on Thursday, November 21 immediately following the APPAM Presidential Address and Awards. Space will be reserved on a first come, first served basis through August 27, or when available meeting space has reached capacity.

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Career & PhD Program Fair

The Career & PhD Program Fair will take place on Friday, November 22 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Exhibitors are eligible for a complimentary fair table to meet with interested students and job seekers during this two-hour event. Not exhibiting this year? Institutional members receive discounted fair table rates. Tables will be reserved on a first come, first served basis through September 30, or when the table space has reached capacity.

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Meeting & Interview Space

Will your organization be interviewing candidates at #2024APPAM or do you need a private meeting space? Let us take care of the space! APPAM is pleased to offer complimentary private meeting space to our members this November. Rooms can be reserved in one-hour increments, for a maximum of three total hours, from Thursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23. Space will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. The interview space request form will open in late spring 2024. 

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Don't forget to utilize your free APPAM Institutional Member job postings on APPAM's Career Connections



Sponsorship Questions?

Email APPAM Deputy Executive Director, Samantha Oliver Thomason, soliver@appam.org.

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