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why exhibit and/or become a sponsor? (why you need Lead365)

Reach matters. Lead365 can help you get your name out to a specific niche within higher education. Because of our partnerships with the major associations related to student leadership and professional development in higher education, we reach those in student activities, residence life leadership, leadership development and programming, honoraries, scholarship programs, career preparedness and college success.

Such partnerships include: The Association of college Personnel Administrators (ACPA,) National Association of Student Personnel Association (NASPA,) National Clearing House for Leadership Programming (NCLP,) American Association of University Women (AAUW,) and the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS.) We are also proud for our affiliation with LatinosInHigherEd.com.

why Lead365 needs you:

Because our mission is about leadership competency development, career & workplace preparedness, and inspiring service to the greater social good of undergraduates, Lead365 specifically seeks exhibitors and sponsors who have complimentary purposes. Examples include, but are not limited to, things like…

  • internship or employment opportunities (i.e. Reagan Presidential Foundation)

  • social justice advocacy opportunities/education

  • environmental awareness

  • financial responsibility (i.e. Fraud Alert by Western Union)

  • community service and outreach opportunities

    awareness of a particular cause or engagement opportunity (i.e get out and vote)

  • relevant resources/services to bring to campus (i.e delete blood cancer)

  • tools to enhance leadership development

365 is the amount of days to make a difference in a year - what other numbers matter to you?

Our reach is enormous and our credibility continues to position Lead365 to be a premier leadership conference in higher education. A few more numbers…

  • 25% of attendees are graduate students or professionals with titles like coordinator of engagement, director of leadership and involvement, student government/organization advisor, program coordinator for scholars, and director of student activities. There are also participants who are graduate students in professional studies.

  • 75% of attendees are the “mover and shaker” undergraduates who fall under the following kinds of categories: student organization leaders, scholars, student government officers, resident assistants, programmers, leadership program participants, and RHC members, to name a few.

  • Overall attendance averages 400 with a projected target of 500 for 2019 and 2020.

  • The average number of different colleges or universities per conference is approximately 92 with a mix of private, public and community colleges.

Exhibiting, Sponsoring & Donating

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The Lead365 Foundation who sponsors the Lead365 National Conference is a public charity with non-profit status as a 501(c)(3) and tax ID 47-2237027, so all donations for exhibiting and sponsorships are tax deductible.

 
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donating to the Lead365 Foundation

Companies, organizations and individuals are encouraged to support the leadership development and workforce preparation of college students and those who serve them. Donations can be targeted to specific uses or unrestricted. Options include: funding travel scholarships, leader of the year awards, operation expenses, resource production and distribution, book purchases for professionals, and overall reduction of registration costs.

The Foundation is also a public charity with non-profit status as a 501(c)(3) and tax ID 47-2237027, so all donations are tax deductible.

Leadership Scholars from Columbia College, South Carolina

Leadership Scholars from Columbia College, South Carolina


exhibiting

2019 Exhibiting Dates:  october, 31 (5 PM - 7 PM) and november 1 (8:00 AM - 1:30 PM)

the details:

  • six foot covered table or equal space allocation

  • discounted rate for non-profits

  • exhibit tables are right outside high traffic education sessions

  • level playing field when it comes to the simplicity of set up - all you need is a pull up banner

  • website link with link from signing up to 12.31.19

  • opportunity to take out ad in conference program

  • opportunity to insert one page marketing promo in conference bags (additional charge)


The goal? Maximized engagement with participants who will feel comfortable stopping by your table to learn more about what you do or how your mission is beneficial to them or those they represent. Therefore, we don’t want you lugging heavy displays. A pull up banner is all you need and materials to distribute. We will supply the people.

Materials can be shipped directly to the hotel using the following address. Please note there is a fee by the hotel for receiving shipping materials and storage over five days. For more of the logistical specifics, please contact, conferencemanager@lead365.org.

Attention Arriving Guest: _______________________

Rosen Shingle Creek
9939 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL  32819

sponsorship opportunities

Lead365 is actively seeking sponsors and exhibitors to help offset conference expenses (and offer something of value to attendees) while providing a mutually valuable and targeted marketing opportunity in return. The following chart explains the various levels of sponsorships.

EXHIBITING AND SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

*Complete addresses and emails of participants will only be released after the conference once explicit permission is granted for Lead365 to release such information in its totality.  Otherwise, only partial information that is available at the time of registration will be provided for a one time use.

*Complete addresses and emails of participants will only be released after the conference once explicit permission is granted for Lead365 to release such information in its totality. Otherwise, only partial information that is available at the time of registration will be provided for a one time use.