Sponsorship & Exhibitor information

The Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) cordially invites you to attend and become a sponsor of the 61st Annual Meeting on March 3–6, 2019 at  the Loew’s Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. WAGS is an organization of appoximately 100 member institutions of higher education in the western United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Pacific Rim that offer master’s and doctoral degrees. WAGS is a regional association affiliated with the Council of Graduate Schools.

We expect to continue to see a large conference turnout. March is a beautiful time of year in Tucson, Ventana Canyon offers the best of resort facilities, and the conference will feature a rich program, special events, activities, and networking opportunities. We do hope you can join us!

College/university sponsor:

We encourage you to consider co-sponsoring a refreshment break or the Opening Reception. Sponsorship opportunities are available throughout the conference and are listed below. We welcome any level of sponsorship from your college/university, but $500 is the minimum donation to receive the benefits listed below, and higher sponsorship pledges would be much appreciated and help us to ensure that we fully cover all of our conference costs.

Date Event Donation
Sunday, March 3, 2019 Opening Reception $1,000
Monday, March 4, 2019 Morning Refreshment Break $500
Monday, March 4, 2019 Afternoon Refreshment Break  $500 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Morning Refreshment Break $500 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Afternoon Refreshment Break $500 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Morning Refreshment Break $500

Benefits of supporting WAGS: In return for your sponsorship, the Western Association of Graduate Schools will publicly recognize your institution during the conference, on signage at the sponsored event and prominently display your institution’s name in the conference program. 

Registrations received by January 3, 2019 will be included in the conference program.

Corporate sponsorship/exhibitor information:

We strongly encourage corporations, companies, and agencies that support or provide services for graduate education to sponsor the meeting and become WAGS members.  Membership in WAGS is open to organizations, both profit and non-profit, who are engaged in graduate education or related services.  

WAGS is a 501(c)(3) organization; your contribution may be tax deductible.

As a meeting sponsor you will receive:

  • A one-year membership in WAGS absolutely free
  • A time slot at the Sponsor’s Showcase as part of the meeting for Gold and Platinum
  • Immediate access to 100 leading graduate schools
  • Exhibit and advertising space, networking opportunities, and participation in the collegial WAGS community
  • A standard electrical outlet is complimentary. Additional electrical services will be billed at the following rates for 120V single-phase equipment:
    • 20A-triple plug extension cord: $20
    • 30A-quad box extension cord: $35
    • 15A-power strip: $15

Level

Exhibit
space
Conference
registrations
Comp
ad in program

Signage

High Speed Internet
Platinum
$6,000
2
tables
4

Full
page ad
Opening Reception; special
sponsorship
opportunity
Included
Gold
$4,000
1
table
2

1/2
page ad
Breakfast or Lunch Included
Silver
$2,500
1
table
2

 1/4
page ad
Snack Break Included
Bronze
$1,500
1
table
1

None

N/A

Included

NOTE: Corporate sponsor/exhibitors may purchase additional conference registrations for company representatives. The price per additional representative has yet to be determined. Please check back for details.
Registrations received by January 3, 2019 will be included in the conference program.

Exhibitor Forms

2019 Sponsor/Exhibitor Specifications

2019 Shipping Form 


WAGS is contracted with the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Continuing Education and Extension to provide conference services.  Communication regarding WAGS membership and the annual meeting will come directly from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Continuing Education and Extension.