Sponsorship & Exhibitor information

The Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) cordially invites you to attend and become a sponsor of the 62nd Annual Meeting on March 8–11, 2020 at Hotel Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico. WAGS is an organization of approximately 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. Hotel Albuquerque is an ideal venue where the vendors will be set up right ‘in the mix’. The large lobby area will be spacious for vendors and used for all breaks. The concurrent session rooms all have their entrances from the lobby. We believe the exhibitors will be pleased with the arrangement. 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.

Event

Donation

Opening Reception

$1,000

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, 2020 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 corporate meeting sponsor you will receive:

  • A one-year membership in WAGS absolutely free
  • A speaking slot during breakfast for Gold and Platinum providing immediate access to 100 leading graduate schools
  • Participate in a Sponsor’s Showcase with round table discussions during breakfast
  • Exhibit and advertising space, networking opportunities, and participation in the collegial WAGS community

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Level

Exhibit space

Conf reg

Comp ad in program

Signage

High Speed Internet

 

Platinum
$8,000

 

2
tables

 

4

 

Full page ad

Opening  reception; speaking opportunity at breakfast

Included

Gold
$6,000

1
table

2

1/2 page ad

Breakfast with speaking opportunity

Included

Silver
$4,000

1
table

2

1/4 page ad

Snack Break

Included

Bronze
$2,000

1
table

1

None

N/A

Included

NOTE: For $350, you may add an additional representative to attend the conference.

Registrations received by January 3, 2020 will be included in the conference program.

Exhibitor Forms

The Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town will assess handling fees for items shipped to the hotel. It is preferred that the shipments arrive no more than 3 days prior to the event. Exhibitors must label and schedule pick-up for outgoing shipments.

Handling fees:

  • $5/box
  • $50/pallet (Pallet shipments are required to be delivered by a truck with a lift gate.)

Please use the form below to notify the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town regarding your shipments.

2020 Exhibitor Shipping Information

2020 Sponsor/Exhibitor Artwork Specifications


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