Exhibitor Prospectus

NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence is the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators passionate about teaching and learning. For over 40 years, NISOD’s annual conference has provided faculty, administrators, and staff with the resources, ideas, and solutions that drive excellence in all areas of community and technical college campuses. On May 23-26, 2020, over 1,100 participants will gather in Austin, Texas to learn with and from their colleagues and discover the newest products and services. Don’t miss out on the most effective community college marketing opportunity of the year!

Exhibit Information

Exhibit Booth Package: $1,500 For-Profit/$1,000 Non-Profit

**All exhibitors receive 10% off any conference sponsorship! (Except where noted.)

  • 10’ x 10’ booth package (6’ table, 2 chairs, wastebasket, and ID sign)
    • Get $500 off your second booth and make it a 10’ x 20’!
  • 2 full conference registrations per booth
  • Pre- and post-conference mailing lists (USPS and email addresses)
  • Linked company logo in the Exhibitor and Sponsor Marketplace
  • All exhibitors are promoted on the mobile app and listed in the Conference Program and Guide to the Exhibit Hall.

Exhibition Hall Hours

Sunday, May 24
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Set Up/Move-In
2:30 – 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
4:45 – 6:30 p.m. Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Monday, May 25
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Dessert Reception in the Exhibit Hall
2:30 p.m. Grand Prize Drawing
2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Move-Out

Advertising Opportunities

  1/2 Page Full-Page Inside Front Cover Inside Back Cover
For-Profit $1,000 $1,500 $2,500 $2,500
Non-Profit $500 $750 $1,250 $1,250

All ads are black and white with no bleeds.

Full-page: 7.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Half-page: 7.5 (w) x 4.5 (h)
Quarter-page: 3.625 (w) x 4.5 (h)

Sponsorship Opportunities

The NISOD conference offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities at various price points in order to maximize your exposure prior to, during and following the conference.

Exhibitors receive 10% discount on conference sponsorships! (Except where noted.)

Exhibit Hall Scavenger Hunt: $50

(10% discount does not apply.)
Drive traffic to your booth by participating in the Scavenger Hunt. A popular activity in past years, we are limiting participation to 30 companies this year. Conference participants will visit your booth to receive a stamp. Once their Scavenger Hunt card is complete, they will be entered into a prize drawing.

Conference e-Newsletter

Each day of the conference, all attendees will receive a daily update (hyperlink to pdf of last year) that includes upcoming activities and highlights from the day before. The newsletter will be linked on NISOD’s social media pages so that non-attending members can remain updated on conference activities. View a sample: 2019 Conference e-newsletter sample

  • Be the exclusive sponsor for the day and your logo will be included on the email to all attendees. (3 available) $500
  • Advertorial: $500 for a one-time link to a sponsored article. (Content must be approved by NISOD.)

Conference Mobile App

Over 60% of conference participants use the NISOD app to find and schedule their sessions and to keep up to date about conference activities. The app can also be accessed post-conference by participants to find additional information about their favorite sessions and companies.

  • Banner Ad (limited number available): Highlight your organization with a banner ad on the conference app for $250.
  • Push Notification (limited number available): For $250, drive participants to your booth or remind them about your presentation with a special push notification that goes directly to their phone.

Conference Tote Bags

All participants receive a conference tote bag. The tote bag is the perfect way to prominently display your company’s brand throughout the conference.

  • Option 1: NISOD gets the bags printed: $2,500
  • Option 2: Your organization provides the printed bags: $500*

*Bags cannot be plastic, must be pre-approved by NISOD, must include the NISOD logo, and must be received by the deadline provided by NISOD.

Tote Bag Inserts

Provide a flyer or other promotional items for the tote bag for $300. 1,000 items must be received by the deadline provided by NISOD.


For $1,000, brand the conference registration counters and all correspondence sent to registered participants! Your company logo will also be prominently featured on the registration web page.

Breakout Session, Roundtable Discussion, or Special Session

Be a thought leader by presenting a session at the conference. There is limited availability, so don’t delay in reserving your session. The most successful sessions are discussions that are co-led with college representatives.

All for-profit companies that want to present a session are required to participate in the conference as an exhibitor or sponsor.  And session proposals must be submitted at www.nisod.org/cfp.

Liaison Lunch

Liaisons are some of the most influential people at NISOD member colleges. We rely on them to share critical information with their colleagues, as well as keep NISOD informed about what’s happening on their campuses.  As the exclusive sponsor for $500, your company logo will be included on the invitational and informational emails sent to liaisons. In addition, a company representative will be invited to welcome the group and give a brief introduction to your organization at the luncheon.

Coffee Breaks (3 available)

For $1,000 each, keep participants bright eyed and alert by providing coffee during the conference. You will be rewarded with generous recognition with onsite signage and mentioning in the Conference Program and Guide to the Exhibit Hall, in the conference app, and on the website.

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening $1000

Your company logo will welcome attendees to the exhibit hall as they enter the Grand Opening on Sunday afternoon.  You will be thanked with signage at the event and on the website and marketing materials.

Exhibit Hall Reception Bars (2) $500 each ** not included in 10% exhibit hall discount

Be the life of the party and sponsor the bars at the opening reception in the exhibit hall on Sunday evening. As a bar sponsor, make sure everyone stops by your booth because you will have 20 complimentary drink tickets (with your logo on them) to give away. In addition, you will have signage and recognition in the program.

Closing Dessert Reception – $1000

Provide a sweet treat for attendees as they take their last turn around the Exhibit Hall and prepare for the Grand Prize to be announced.  You will be thanked with signage at the event and on the website and marketing materials.

Drink Tickets (4) $200 each ** not included in 10% exhibit hall discount

Pre-purchase a bundle of 20 drink tickets and be the life of the party – any party during the NISOD conference. Attendees can use the drink tickets during the welcome reception in the exhibit hall or at the Excellence Awards Celebration. This is a great opportunity to show your appreciation to current or potential clients.

Contact exhibitors@nisod.org or (512) 232-6998 for more information regarding sponsorships and exhibiting.