2021 Virtual Conference Sponsorship

9:00 AM Oct 5 - 5:00 PM Oct 7, 2021

Sponsorship Opportunities     Benefits at a Glance   FAQ's      Registration

The Canadian University and College Conference Organizers Association (CUCCOA) is seeking your support and offering you an opportunity to showcase your company’s product and services at our upcoming virtual Conference, “Moving Forward: Life After Turmoil”, on October 5 – 7, 2021.

The CUCCOA National Conference brings our conference organizers and accommodation managers together for professional development, education, networking, support, and inspiration. We have been meeting for over 40 years.  Last year’s virtual conference attracted over 140 colleagues from over 75 colleges and universities across Canada.

Over this three-day virtual event, we offer networking opportunities for accommodation, campus conference event, and hospitality professionals to come together with industry leaders and suppliers.

Our CUCCOA members boast a wealth of collective experience in planning conferences and events both on and off campus – universities and colleges across Canada host over 250,000 meetings and events every year!  Our accommodation managers oversee year round guest suites and dorm rooms for nightly rentals during the spring and summer months.  As an exhibitor, you will be able to connect with our members in the virtual exhibit hall throughout the event.

Your support will provide your company the opportunity to build relationships and create new business opportunities by:

  • Showcasing your product and services to the first point of contact on campus for events and overnight accommodations
  • Networking with leaders in the meeting and event industry
  • Connecting with key decision makers

We offer several excellent sponsorship package options, detailed in the enclosed information sheet, designed to suit your company’s unique needs. We would appreciate your support through selecting a sponsorship package, however if you’d like to contribute in another way to help us organize this special event or would like additional information on the opportunities, we would be happy to discuss further.

Thank you for taking the time to consider partnering with us at this annual conference, and we look forward to connecting with you virtually!

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

All levels of sponsorship packages include premiums of:

  • Logo with sponsor level recognition on website and link to sponsor’s website
  • Promotional post on CUCCOA social media platforms with link to sponsor’s website
  • Delegate list (in accordance with PIPEDA Privacy Legislation)

 

PLATFORM SPONSOR: $3,000 (1 available) SOLD OUT

This exclusive level of sponsorship gives your company full exposure to events and marketing promotional materials to our delegates.

  • Choice of: breakout session presentation about company’s product/service, or a 15-minute speaking time in front of a keynote session
  • Recognition in registration confirmation email
  • Recognition in post-event evaluation survey email
  • Virtual exhibit booth
  • Opportunity to offer swag, and/or have your virtual raffle prize promoted by CUCCOA by push notification

 

KEYNOTE OR GALA SPONSOR: $750 (2 available) SOLD OUT

This sponsorship tier highlights your company as the sponsor of either a keynote or our annual gala and provides additional benefits to interact with our delegates.

  • 5-minute speaking time, or recorded video, at start of the closing keynote or awards gala
  • 2-minute pre-roll video prior to the start of the keynote or awards gala
  • Attendance at the keynote or gala
  • Virtual exhibit booth
  • Opportunity to offer swag, and/or have your virtual raffle prize promoted by CUCCOA by push notification

 

SESSION SPONSOR: $500 (6 available) ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT

This sponsorship tier offers your company great exposure through advertisements prior to education sessions and provides additional benefits to interact with our delegates.

  • 2-minute pre-roll video prior to the start of session
  • Virtual exhibit booth
  • Opportunity to offer swag, and/or have your virtual raffle prize promoted by CUCCOA by push notification

 

LOUNGE SPONSOR: $400 (2 available)

The sponsorship tier highlights your company as a sponsor of our virtual lounge on either Tuesday or Wednesday, enabling you to socialize and network with delegates.

  • Opportunity to do a 5-minute demonstration, provide entertainment (e.g. virtual piano bar), or be creative about their company during designated lounge hours
  • Virtual exhibit booth
  • Opportunity to offer swag, and/or have your virtual raffle prize promoted by CUCCOA by push notification

 

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT BOOTH: $350

The sponsorship tier gives your company access to our delegates as an exhibitor.

  • Virtual exhibit booth
  • Opportunity to offer swag, and/or have your virtual raffle prize promoted by CUCCOA by push notification

 

ADD-ON: BOOTH UPGRADE: + $150
This package can be added to any of the above sponsorship levels and cannot be purchased separately. It includes an upgraded exhibit booth and added exposure for your company during the event.

  • Premium exhibit booth upgrade, featuring the addition of lead retrieval and live video
  • 3 additional push notifications sent to all delegates through the platform, at your choice of time
  • Logo added to the rotating carousel at the top right of the virtual event platform

 

BENEFITS AT A GLANCE

 

Sponsorship Levels

Platform

$3000

 1 available

Keynote or Gala

$750

 2 available

Session

$500

6 available

Lounge

$400

2 available

Exhibit booth

$350

Logo on website and link

Promotional post on social media

Delegate list

Virtual exhibit booth

Opportunity to speak at event


(Breakout or 15-minute intro)


(5 min intro)

 


(5 min demo)

 

2-minute pre-roll video

 

 

 

Recognition in registration confirmation email   

 

 

 

 

 

FAQs

Who will be attending this virtual conference?

This event brings our conference organizers and accommodation managers, from universities and colleges across Canada, together for professional development, education, networking, support, and inspiration. We have been meeting for over 40 years and are expecting more than 100 colleagues from all provinces to attend.  CUCCOA promotes universities and colleges as venues for accommodations, meetings and conferences through our ConnectOnCampus brand and website. 

 

What will the Virtual Exhibit Hall look like?

We are utilizing PheedLoop as our virtual conference platform and are currently building the site for our conference. Here is a screenshot of a sample exhibit hall booth:

 

Is there any training or orientation on how to use the system?

Yes - PheedLoop has put together some training videos that we recommend you viewing before participating in our event. This will help you maximize your profile and engage with our delegates. To access this training, or to familiar yourself with the platform, follow this link: https://pheedloop.com/more/virtual-exhibitor-training

 

How do exhibitors ‘staff’ the booth and interact live?

Your exhibit can be access 24/7 during the event, but it should be staffed at minimum during schedule exhibit hall breaks to maximize networking (times to be communicated to you in advance).  In addition to direct contact information, delegates are able to chat live with exhibitors.  We recommend that you view PheedLoop’s virtual exhibitor training: https://pheedloop.com/more/virtual-exhibitor-training

 

How many participants will be attending?

This is the second time we are offering a virtual national conference for our membership, and registration will be opening this summer. We currently have a total of 180 members, and are expecting more than 100 of them to attend virtually.  Last year, at our first virtual conference, we had over 140 members attend.

 

Can I give away prizes or gifts?

Yes!  Let us know if you are offering any swag (virtually, discounts, etc.) or offering a raffle prize and we will help promote it to our members.

 

How will CUCCOA drive traffic to the exhibit hall?

Access to the virtual exhibit hall will be displayed prominently on the main tool bar of the virtual conference platform.  Exhibitors are encouraged to make conference-exclusive offers and promotions available.  Announcements and digital promotion will remind participants to explore the hall.  We also encourage exhibitors to engage with us on social media using #CUCCOAVirtual.

 

Registration

 

Registration

Gala Sponsor $750.00SOLD OUT
Keynote Sponsor $750.00SOLD OUT
Session Sponsor $500.00Register now2 left
Lounge Sponsor $400.00Register now
Virtual Exhibit Booth $350.00Register now
Add on: BOOTH UPGRADE $150.00Register now