The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) welcomes organizations and institutions to become conference sponsors, who receive a wide array of special recognition and benefits. The conference attracts about 1000 attendees each year from organizations and academic institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Audience at lunch numbers 400-500 persons.

Please review the sponsorship opportunities information below. If you wish to become a conference sponsor, or would like to discuss potential conference initiatives, contact UAA Assistant Director, Dr. Deidre Beadle at sponsors@uaamail.org.

Sponsorship Levels Comparison Chart

BenefitsDiamondEmeraldPlatinumGoldSilverBronze

$22,000 - $30,000

$10,000 - $20,000

$6,000 OR $8,000

$4,000

$2,000

$1,000

Sponsored Conference Activity

Specially Tailored Initiatives (See examples below)

General Conference Support

Registration Waiver(s)*
(See footnote for details)

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Type and Number of Waivers

11-15 Regular
OR
22-30 Basic
5-10 Regular
OR
10-20 Basic
3-4 Regular
OR
6-8 Basic
2 Regular
OR
4 Basic
1 Regular
OR
2 Basic
1 Basic

Complimentary Tickets

4 Opening Reception
AND
10 Opening Lunch
2 Opening Reception
AND
5 Opening Lunch
1 Opening Reception
AND
2 Opening Lunch
1 Opening Reception
AND
1 Opening Lunch
2 Opening Lunch1 Opening Lunch

Logo in Conference Communications and Marketing

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Acknowledgement in Printed Program

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Logo on Conference Signage

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Ability to participate as presenter(s) and/or moderator(s)

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One-Page advertisement in printed program

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Invitation(s) to Conference VIP Dinner

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Number of VIP Dinner Tickets

2
2
1
1

Logo on Conference Bag

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Sponsorship Thank You Plaque

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*For each $2,000 of sponsorship, the sponsor will receive one Regular Conference Registration Waiver or two Basic Conference Registration Waivers. At the $1000 sponsorship level (Bronze), the sponsor will get one Basic Registration Waiver.

  • Regular Registration covers all conference materials, audio-visual support, breakfast, coffee breaks, networking receptions, and access to exhibits.
  • Basic Registration covers all conference materials, audio-visual support, coffee breaks, and access to exhibits. No meals or networking receptions are included in the Basic Registration.

Note: Under the U.S. tax policies for charitable giving, UAA is a tax-exempt organization that can accept donations and grants that can provide tax-deductibility at the 50% level. Please see the IRS formal guidelines for details.

Examples of Special Conference Activity by Sponsorship Level

Based on the initiative and sponsorship amount, the UAA Executive Office will work with you to meet your objectives. Below are examples of special conference-related activities that UAA is particularly able to implement. Please note that we welcome new ideas not listed below that you may have in mind.

Sponsorship level required:Examples of Special Conference Activities

Diamond
$22,000 - $30,000

Any activity listed below or specially-designed initiative that meets the sponsor's strategic objectives

Emerald
$10,000- $20,000

Program Related
- Conference tracks (5 – 10 sessions)
- Professional development workshop (full day)
- Professional development workshop (half day)

Targeted Recognition
- Poster Competition
- Specialized Awards
- Conference Scholarships (topic-related or target group)

Social Event
- Networking Reception

Additional Marketing
- Distribution of promotional materials at conference registration (e.g. conference bag inserts)
- On-site specialized banner
- Exhibit Space

Platinum
$6000 or $8000

Program Related
- Professional development workshop (half day)
- Mini-conference track (3 – 4 sessions)

Targeted Recognition
- Conference Scholarships (topic-related or target group)

Gold
$4,000

Program Related
- Two (2) named conference sessions

Silver
$2,000

Program Related
- One (1) named conference session

General Conference Support by Sponsorship Level

Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors support conference audio-visual services and space rental of session rooms.