Sponsorship & Exhibitor Information

The Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) cordially invites you to attend and become a sponsor of the 60th Annual Meeting on March 18-21, 2018 at Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. 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 enjoy the largest conference turnout for years, maybe ever, in Las Vegas. The combination of the city, the venue, and the 60th anniversary should be a significant draw, and the conference will feature some special events, activities, and networking opportunities. We do hope you can join us for the fun!

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.

Register as a College/University Sponsor 

Date Event Donation
Sunday, March 18, 2018 Pre-Conference Workshop or
Opening Reception
$1,000
Monday, March 19, 2018 Morning Refreshment Break $500
Monday, March 19, 2018 Afternoon Refreshment Break  $500 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Morning Refreshment Break $500 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Afternoon Refreshment Break $500 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 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 November 30, 2017 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

Register as a Corporate Sponsor

Level

Exhibit space Conf
reg
Comp
ad in program

Signage

High Speed Internet
Platinum
$6,000
2
tables
4

Full
page ad
Pre-conference,
reception, or
high-profile tour
Included
Gold
$4,000
1
table
2

1/2
page ad
Breakfast, lunch,  
or local activity
Included
Silver
$2,500
1
table
2

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

None

N/A

Included

NOTE: For $350, you may add an additional representative to attend the conference. Registrations received by November 30, 2017 will be included in the conference program.