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.

UAA Conference printed program
UAA Conference sponsor banner
UAA Conference web banners
  $22,000 – $30,000 $10,000 – $20,000 $8,000 $6,000 $4,000 $2,000
Sponsored conference activity See below See below See below See below 2 named conference sessions 1 named conference session
Registration Waiver(s)  22-30 conference registration waivers 10-20 conference registration waivers 8 conference registration waivers 6 conference registration waivers 4 conference registration waivers 2 conference registration waivers
Logo in conference communications & marketing
Acknowledgement in printed program
Logo on conference signage
One-page advertisement in printed program  
Ability to participate as presenter(s) and/or moderator(s)
Sponsorship thank you plaque        

Registration includes 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 can be purchased during registration.

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 Manager, Sue Peacock at sponsors@uaamail.org.

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Examples of Special Conference Activities

Diamond Sponsors

Any activity listed under Emerald & Platinum sponsors or a specially-designed initiative that meets the sponsor’s strategic objectives. 

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Emerald Sponsors

Program Related

  • Conference tracks (5-10 sessions)
  • Professional development workshop (full day)
  • Professional development workshop (half day)

Targeted Recognition

  • Poster competition
  • Specialized award
  • Conference scholarships (topic-related or target group)

Social Event

  • Networking reception

Additional Marketing

  • Distribution of promotional materials at conference registration
  • On-site specialized banner
  • Exhibit space


Platinum & Gold Sponsors

Program Related

  • Professional development workshop (half day)
  • Mini-conference track (3-4 sessions)

Targeted Recognition

  • Conference scholarships (topic-related or target group)