Sponsorship Opportunities

Urban Affairs Association Conference > Sponsorship Opportunities

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) welcomes interested organizations and institutions to explore the variety of conference sponsorship options available. Sponsors receive a wide array of special recognition and benefits, which are outlined below. The conference attracts about 1000 attendees each year from organizations and academic institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2023 – Last day to make a Sponsorship or Advertising payment

UAA Conference printed program
UAA Conference sponsor banner
UAA Conference web banners

Sponsorship levels

DIAMOND EMERALD PLATINUM GOLD SILVER BRONZE
$22,000 – $30,000 $10,000 – $20,000 $8,000 $6,000 $4,000 $2,000
Registration Waiver(s)
Valued at an average of $300 per waiver
22-30 waivers 10-20 waivers 8 waivers 6 waivers 4 waivers 2 waivers
Sponsored Conference Activity
Maximum value equal to sponsorship amount

See options below

See options below
Logo in conference communications & marketing
Valued at approximately $1,000
Acknowledgement in printed program
Valued at approximately $500
Logo on conference signage
Valued at approximately $500
One-page advertisement in printed program
Valued at $1200
Sponsorship thank you plaque

SEE ALSO:  Advertising Options (including one-page program ad, rotating banner ad, etc.)

ADDED VALUE FOR DIAMOND & EMERALD SPONSORS

As part of their sponsorship packages, Diamond & Emerald sponsors may select one (1) of the following conference activities to sponsor. Your sponsorship of the activity will be noted in the program and on conference signage. Please note: there is no additional cost. The prices listed indicate the estimated value. You will be asked to make an initial selection on the Sponsorship Form.

Professional Development

Mentoring Session with Senior Professionals
AVAILABLE
Mentoring session for grad students and early career professionals with senior professionals (academic/public/nonprofit sectors). $8,000 estimated value.
Graduate Student Workshop
CLAIMED
Includes lunch & coffee breaks. One sponsor only. $8,000 estimated value.
Publishing Fellows Sessions
AVAILABLE
For grad students and early career professionals. $8,000 estimated value.
Teaching Academy Workshop
AVAILABLE
$8,000 estimated value.

Special Sessions

Special Topics Workshop (half-day)
AVAILABLE
Includes coffee break. One sponsor only; sponsor proposes the topic. $8,000 estimated value.
Special Topics workshop (full-day)
AVAILABLE
Includes lunch & coffee breaks. One sponsor only; sponsor proposes the topic. $12,000 estimated value.
Conference Track (5-7 sessions)
AVAILABLE
One sponsor only; sponsor proposes the topic. $14,000 estimated value.
Conference Mini-Track (3-4 sessions)
AVAILABLE
One sponsor only; sponsor proposes the topic. $8,000 estimated value.
Research Poster Session
AVAILABLE
$8,000 estimated value.

Networking

Opening Reception (first day of conference)
AVAILABLE
One sponsor only. $10,000 estimated value.
Networking Reception 1 (second day of conference)
AVAILABLE
One sponsor only. $10,000 estimated value.
Networking Reception 2 (third day of conference)
AVAILABLE
One sponsor only. $10,000 estimated value.

Tours / Conference Support

Annual Study Tours (3 tours total)
AVAILABLE
$8,000 estimated value.
General Conference Support
AVAILABLE
Sponsor the following conference costs; audio visual equipment & technical support; badges; printing; supplies; photography. $8,000 minimum per sponsor.

Registration waivers include access to: Wednesday opening plenary, Thursday concurrent sessions, Thursday morning & afternoon coffee breaks, Friday concurrent sessions, Friday morning & afternoon coffee breaks, printed program & conference app, wifi access in the conference area, LCD/laptop access in session rooms, access to exhibits. Tickets for breakfast meals and networking receptions are not included in the registration waiver and can be purchased by individuals during the registration process.

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.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss potential conference initiatives, please contact UAA Communications Director, Sue Peacock at sponsors@uaamail.org.