Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Overview

Partnership Opportunities
Extend your reach at our exciting event!

With multiple ways to engage attendees — exhibits and special events, website, app and email connections, and sponsored video ads — you’ll maximize your reach.

Learn more about our fully customizable partnership opportunities below, then let us walk you through the best fit for your company’s needs by contacting us at mswpartners@sreb.org:

  • Booths are back and better than ever with nonstop activities and networking in our Education Marketplace
  • Banner Ads share your message on our mobile app and electronic signage throughout the Gaylord Texan
  • Exclusive Session Sponsors (our best value!) share their video ads with attendees in our most popular sessions
  • Swag Bag Items let you share your branded brochures, giveaways, special offers or resources with attendees
  • Onsite Services like lanyards, selfie stations, a bookstore and Wi-Fi help you extend your message to attendees’ social networks
  • Networking Events grant you exclusive access to attendees during sponsored refreshment breaks in our Networking Lounge and in an array of networking receptions, hands-on PBL and Esports learning spaces, cocktail hour and closing celebration
  • Keynotes offer partners our highest-value stage time at our three general sessions
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Exhibit Booths

Our expanded Education Marketplace is where educators and business leaders network and explore products and services. Enjoy the benefits of maximum foot traffic as attendees visit to:

Booth Pricing
  • Single Booth – $1,000 ($750 nonprofit)
  • Double Booth – $1,800 ($1,350 nonprofit)

Can’t attend in person? Talk to us about converting your booth to an unstaffed display space: mswpartners@sreb.org.

Lead retrieval is available! Learn more at our eShow Exhibitor Service Center (TBA).

Exhibit Hours

Exhibit hours offer maximum interaction between you and your business and our attendees.

Date Hours (All Times Central)
Tuesday, July 19

7 – 10 a.m.: Exhibit set-up

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Exhibits open

4 – 5 p.m.: Optional Pacesetter Poster Session, Awards Reception and Prize Giveaway

Wednesday, July 20 8 a.m. –  4 p.m.: Exhibits open
Thursday, July 21

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Exhibits open

3 – 6 p.m.: Exhibit breakdown

Each Exhibit Booth in Our Education Marketplace Includes:

  • A 10’ x 10’ or 20’ x 10’ professionally draped exhibit booth
  • A 7” x 44” exhibit identification sign
  • One 6’ draped table, two chairs and one wastebasket (two tables and four chairs for double booths) in the Education Marketplace in the Grapevine Ballroom at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
  • Two or four complimentary conference registrations
  • Breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for booth staff
  • Exhibit hall security service
  • Company information on conference and registration websites, the conference app and information screens at the Gaylord Texan
Exhibit Kit

Around April 2022, each exhibitor will receive an exhibitor kit from Shepard event services containing forms for booth furniture, audiovisual equipment, electrical utilities, internet, drayage and shipping information. For questions about the exhibitor kit, contact Shepard at (866) 366-7428 or (404) 720-8600 or visit shepardes.com/olk/intro.asp.

Banner Ads — Mobile App

Put your business in front of thousands of attendees with your splash page or banner ad in our conference mobile app.

Ad partners should submit their company name, logo,* address, web address, phone and email contact information, and a high-resolution ad to mswpartners@sreb.org by June 1, 2022. Ad content must be approved.

* Logos for our app should be JPGs or PNGs in either or both of these sizes:

  • Portrait: Width no min / max 1024px; Height 2014px, RGB color
  • Landscape: Width 1024px; Height no min / max 1024px, RGB color
Mobile App Splash Screen — $5,000 (1 available)

Your exclusive ad will be the first thing attendees see when they launch our mobile app!

Contact us at mswpartners@sreb.org for details on how to format your two splash screen PNG/RGB graphics:

  • 1242 x 2208px (portrait)
  • 2048 x 1536px (landscape)
Mobile App 1/5 Banner Ad — $500 (unlimited available)

Be top of mind with a rotating ad that appears at the top of mobile app screens! (640 x 130px, RGB color, JPG)

Exclusive Session Sponsors – Our Best Value!

We’re scheduling some of our most popular featured speakers and sessions on five dedicated stages at the Gaylord Texan.

We’ll run your one-minute video ad on a loop on screen(s) in the sponsored room as attendees enter and get settled. This sponsorship also includes a single exhibit booth;* use of a 6’ draped display table outside the room where you can welcome attendees and share your brochures, branded swag and other items; and your company’s name and logo on electronic signage at the venue, on our website, in our app and in eblasts sent to attendees and potential attendees. Video ads in MP4 format should be submitted to mswpartners@sreb.org by June 1, 2022. Video ad content must be approved.

Sponsored Room Wednesday, July 20 Thursday, July 21
Texas Ballroom A-B $1,250 per session $1,250 per session
Texas Ballroom C $1,250 per session $1,250 per session
Texas Ballroom D $1,250 per session $1,250 per session
Tate Ballroom** $1,250 per session $1,250 per session
Location TBA $1,250 per session $1,250 per session

* Based on availability, as booth space typically sells out quickly. If booth space is unavailable, partners will receive a comparably priced sponsorship option.

** Looking to reach career and technical teachers and leaders? Sessions in the Tate Ballroom will feature some of our very best CTE content!

Want more? Contact us at mswpartners@sreb.org to combine multiple session sponsorships at special pricing.

Event organizers will make every effort to place your video ad in sessions that align with your company’s products and services.

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Swag Bag Items

Swag Bag Partner — $500 per item (unlimited)

Everyone loves swag! Include your branded item or brochure in our swag bag for in-person attendees! In-person attendees will receive an SREB bag filled with fun conference swag when they register and pick up their badges outside the Texas Ballroom and City Rooms at the Gaylord Texan (supplies limited).

Partners are responsible for the cost of purchasing and shipping their branded items or print brochures to SREB by June 1, 2022. Swag bag items must be approved for content. Contact mswpartners@sreb.org.

Onsite Services

Wi-Fi — $10,000 (1 available)

Your company will be featured in our Wi-Fi network name (e.g., MSW21_YourCompanyName) and on the Wi-Fi login page, handout and information screens located throughout the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. Your company’s name and logo will also be featured on electronic and print signage throughout the conference for the duration of the event; on the conference website and app; and in eblasts sent to attendees and potential attendees.

You will also receive four complimentary conference registrations and an exhibit booth in our Education Marketplace or a comparable array of other partnership options in lieu of a booth.

Bookstore — Variable pricing* (1 available)

Share your books, guides and curricular resources with thousands of K-12 educators in our exclusive Conference Bookstore.

Your company will have the exclusive use of a 28′ x 34′ bookstore space in the Education Marketplace in the Grapevine Ballroom, directly across from SREB’s dedicated booth for author book-signings.** Your company’s name and logo will be featured on electronic and print signage throughout the conference for the duration of the event; on the conference website and app; and in eblasts sent to attendees and potential attendees. You will also receive two complimentary conference registrations.

* The Bookstore sponsor agrees to a revenue-sharing agreement with SREB and pays the costs associated with shipping and setting up their books and booth furnishings, unless they opt to use conference-provided draped 6′ or 8′ tables and chairs in their space.

** The Bookstore sponsor may offer book-signings with authors whose works they publish, but does not have exclusive access to SREB’s book-signing booth (#109). SREB reserves the right to review, approve and schedule all authors in its book-signing booth. Author book-signings may include featured speakers whose books are sold by other publishers.

Lanyards — $2,500 (1 available)

See thousands of attendees wearing your company’s logo on our conference lanyards! We’ll also include your company’s name and logo on our conference website and app, and recognition of your company in eblasts sent to attendees.

Submit company information and a high-resolution JPG, GIF, EPS or PNG logo to mswpartners@sreb.org by April 1, 2022. All content must be approved.

Selfie Stations — $1,500 (4 available)

Connect with attendees and amplify awareness of your brand with thousands of their friends on every social platform! Share your company’s logo on an #SREBsummer selfie station located inside our Education Marketplace in the Grapevine Ballroom, outside general sessions in the Texas Ballroom or in other key locations at the Gaylord Texan.

Selfie station partners should submit company information and a high-resolution JPG, GIF, EPS or PNG logo to mswpartners@sreb.org by June 1, 2022. All content must be approved.

Networking Events

Pacesetter Award Winners Reception, Poster Session and Prize Giveaway — $2,500 (1 available)

Partner with us during our one-hour reception and prize giveaway the evening of Tuesday, July 19, immediately following our opening general session, and receive exclusive access and a five-minute welcome address to attendees in the Education Marketplace in the Grapevine Ballroom! Your company’s name and logo will be featured at snack stations and on signage at the event. Help us award prizes during our special raffle for reception attendees, too!

Receive two conference registrations, an exhibit booth, your company’s name and logo on the conference website and app, and recognition of your company in eblasts sent to attendees and potential attendees.

Networking Lounge Refreshment Break Sponsor — $1,000 (4+ available)

Sponsor an hour-long refreshment break in our Networking Lounge in the Education Marketplace in the Grapevine Ballroom and gain exclusive access to attendees as they gather to enjoy beverages and snacks and hear your message. You’re welcome to share branded items and special offers with lounge visitors as well!

Enjoy one free conference registration with this sponsorship. You’ll also receive your company’s name and logo on the conference website and app, and recognition of your company in eblasts sent to attendees and potential attendees.

Esports Arena Sponsor — $2,500 (1 available)

Wildly popular esports have become a billion-dollar industry worldwide. Did you know esports also offer an astonishing array of opportunities to teach essential academic, technical and work readiness skills? Esports channel students’ natural enthusiasm for games into increased engagement, achievement and readiness for college and careers.

Our Esports Arena in the Education Marketplace will feature daily exhibits of teams of student gamers demonstrating their talents as well as learning sessions with experts on how to integrate esports in any curriculum.

This sponsor will receive an exhibit booth and two free conference registrations, plus see your company’s name and logo on jerseys for student gamers, Esports Arena signage, the conference website and app, and recognition of your company in eblasts sent to attendees and potential attendees.

Project-Based Learning Playground Sponsor — $2,500 (1 available)

Project-based learning sparks creativity and helps students connect the classroom and the real world. Fun, hands-on sessions in our PBL Playground in the Education Marketplace will spotlight how this interdisciplinary approach to instruction excites and engages students and frees teachers to be facilitators of learning.

This sponsor will receive a daily one-hour session in the Playground to share your company’s PBL-oriented tools, services or curricular resources, plus an exhibit booth and two free conference registrations. You’ll also see your company’s name and logo on Playground signage, on the conference website and app, and recognition of your company in eblasts sent to attendees and potential attendees.

TCTW Forum Kickoff Cocktail Hour — $2,500 (1 available)

Don’t miss this excellent CTE marketing opportunity! Gain exclusive access to career and technology center leaders and teachers on Wednesday, July 20, at 5:30 p.m. at our kickoff cocktail hour for the Technology Centers That Work Leaders Forum conference-within-a-conference.

Receive two conference registrations, an exhibit booth, your company’s name and logo on the conference website and app, and recognition of your company in eblasts sent to attendees and potential attendees.

Closing Celebration — $5,000 (1 available)

Leave a lasting impression with attendees by sponsoring our closing celebration and cocktail hour on Thursday, July 21, at 6 p.m. Central, following our closing general session and keynote. Help us welcome attendees and introduce a special VIP guest for a meet-and-greet and book-signing.

See your company’s name and logo on signage at cash bar and snack stations and on cocktail napkins at the social. You’ll also receive a 6’ draped display table at the reception and exclusive access to attendees.

Receive two conference registrations, a complimentary 60-second video ad played on screens at the closing celebration, your company’s name and logo on the conference website and app, and recognition of your company in eblasts sent to attendees and potential attendees.

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Keynote Sponsors

Opening Keynote Session— $5,000

Your company’s representative can help introduce our Opening General Session keynote speaker, Ron Ritchhart, world-renowned educator, researcher and author, at 2:30 p.m. Central on Tuesday, July 19. Your company’s name and logo will be featured on screens at the opening general session, on electronic and print signage throughout the conference for the duration of the event, on the conference website and app, and in eblasts sent to attendees and potential attendees.

Also included are four complimentary conference registrations and an exhibit booth in our Education Marketplace in the Grapevine Ballroom or outside the Texas Ballroom at the Gaylord Texan.

Wednesday General Session — $5,000

Your company’s representative can help introduce our Wednesday general session featuring keynote speaker Vicki Phillips, chief education officer at the National Geographic Society, at 1 p.m. Central on Wednesday, July 20. Your company’s name and logo will be featured on screens at the opening general session, on electronic and print signage throughout the conference for the duration of the event, on the conference website and app, and in eblasts sent to attendees and potential attendees.

Also included are four complimentary conference registrations and an exhibit booth in our Education Marketplace in the Grapevine Ballroom at the Gaylord Texan.

Closing Keynote Session — $5,000

Your company’s representative can help introduce our Closing General Session keynote speaker, Baruti Kafele, highly-regarded urban educator and school leadership expert, on Thursday, July 22. Your company’s name and logo will be featured on screens at the closing general session, on electronic and print signage throughout the conference for the duration of the event, on the conference website and app, and in eblasts sent to attendees and potential attendees.

Also included are four complimentary conference registrations and an exhibit booth in our Education Marketplace in the Grapevine Ballroom at the Gaylord Texan.


Review our Partnership Terms, Conditions, Regulations and Guidelines.

† Exhibitors who wish to participate in conference games and sponsor prizes must sign up by May 15, 2022. Attendees who fully complete conference games are eligible to be randomly drawn to win great prizes, like educational technology, consumer electronics, shirts, hats, mugs, toys and free registrations, hotel room nights or restaurant meals at the 2023 Making Schools Work Conference at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida. Contact us at mswpartners@sreb.org to learn more about sponsoring prizes.

‡ Exhibitors are responsible for additional costs not covered by the exhibit agreement, including additional booth furniture, audiovisual equipment, electrical utilities, internet, drayage and shipping. Note that carpeting is provided in the Grapevine Ballroom at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center.