Sponsorship

The United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USETDA) has announced their 8th annual conference to be held September 12 -14, 2018, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Denver, Colorado. USETDA 2018 is for professionals from graduate schools, libraries, academic computing and anyone else working with electronic theses and dissertations. Our goal is to offer relevant, practice-oriented content to support ETD professionals, advance ETD operations and efficiency, and encourage the formation of state-wide ETD associations in the United States.

The conference theme “Climbing Ever Higher – Summit on Scholarly Communications in Graduate Education” will focus on the impact and implications of connecting scholars and research from across the country and around the world. We will examine the present use and availability of ETDs and related initiatives while also exploring new and emerging ETD practices, needs, and influences impacting administrative, graduate school and library professionals.

Sponsorship Options

The USETDA offers a variety of conference sponsorship options to help support our mission as well as to promote your brands, products and services. You will find the USETDA 2018 Conference sponsorship options listed below. Please take a few moments to consider which level of support you could offer and the benefits we provide.  Sponsors are welcome to submit a research-based program for consideration in the Call for Proposals (not intended for product demonstrations). Responses to this sponsorship invitation should be sent no later than March 2, 2018.

About USETDA 2018

USETDA 2018 is the national conference for ETD professionals from all areas: graduate schools, libraries, and information technology specialists. Our focus is on relevant and current issues with an emphasis on sharing practice-based resources from around the U.S. We anticipate at least 100 people will attend, with most constituents being from the United States. In past years we have averaged 100 participants attending and had numerous corporate and non-profit sponsors, including colleges and universities, institutional repository and archival system providers, digital technology applications companies, bookbinders and other library related services.  Part of the conference is the ETD Technology Fair, where vendors can set up exhibits and interact with our audience.  Additionally there are opportunities to participate in the conference during plenary and breakout sessions as well as through advertising and distribution of your promotional materials at the venue and online.   We offer a variety of accommodations to suit your promotional needs.

USETDA conferences are a fantastic venue for you to reach out to your constituents. Please consider showing your support by sponsoring this important event.

USETDA 2018 Sponsorship Options

Platinum Sponsor $5,000

  • Logo depicted on the front cover of the Conference program
  • Mention in all conference literature as a Major sponsor
  • Logo displayed on the USETDA Conference Web site*
  • One full-page color advertisement in the Conference Program (camera ready, 7.5 inches wide by 10 inches high)
  • Three complimentary conference registrations for representatives
  • 2-table display in the conference exhibition area
  • Presentation from the sponsor (20 minutes) during a plenary session**
  • Welcome address at a conference reception
  • Opportunity to include leaflets in conference delegate packs

Gold Sponsor $2,000

  • Logo depicted in the Conference program
  • Mention in all Conference literature as an Associated Sponsor
  • Logo displayed on USETDA Conference Web site*
  • Half-page color advertisement in the Conference Program (camera ready, 7.5 inches wide by 5 inches high)
  • Full-table display in the conference exhibition area
  • Welcome message at a conference lunch
  • Two complimentary conference registration for representatives
  • Opportunity to include leaflets in conference delegate packs

 Silver Sponsor $1,000

  • Logo depicted in the Conference program
  • Mention in all Conference literature as an Affiliated Sponsor
  • Logo displayed on USETDA Conference Web site*
  • Quarter-page color advertisement in the Conference Program (camera ready, 3.75 inches wide by 5 inches high)
  • Half-table display in the conference exhibition area
  • Welcome message at a conference breakfast
  • One complimentary conference registration for a representative

  Bronze Sponsor $750

  • Logo depicted in the Conference program
  • Mention in all Conference literature as an Affiliated Sponsor
  • Logo displayed on USETDA Conference Web site*
  • Quarter-page color advertisement in the Conference Program (camera ready, 3.75 inches wide by 5 inches high)

*Indicates the conference website information will stay online after the event.

**The USETDA Board provides guidance for sponsored presentations during conference.

As an additional benefit all sponsors receive a complimentary one-year USETDA membership.

USETDA is a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. Contributions to the USETDA are tax deductible for individuals and organizations.

Contact Person:

John H. Hagen, Executive Director

www.usetda.org/usetda-conferences/usetda-2018/sponsorship/

USETDA 2018 Conference Sponsorship Resources:

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