Become a Sponsor

CEIA invites colleges, employers, community organizations and vendors to consider sponsoring the 57th Annual Conference.  You may want to consider sponsorship for at least one of the following:

  • Increase brand awareness at the leading national conference dedicated to Cooperative Education and Internships.
  • Network with more than 350 educators and employers from across the country .
  • Assist honoring outstanding achievements by students, practitioners, and researchers.
  • Support the improvement and expansion of quality, work-integrated learning programs, which are critically important experiences that lead to future success.

Donations of any amount and of any kind are always appreciated. Every donation enhances our programming.  Please contact a member of the Sponsorship Committee to begin a conversation on you can support our conference!

Sponsorship Tiers

Tier: Platinum
Amount: $5,000
Number of Sponsorships Available for Tier: 2
Includes: Exhibitor Table + 3 memberships + 3 full conference registrations + 1 full page ad
Promotion Opportunity: 5 minute address to all conference attendees on one of the following mornings: Monday, March 30 or Tuesday, March 31

Tier: Gold
Amount: $4,000
Number of Sponsorships Available for Tier: 2
Includes: Exhibitor Table + 3 memberships + 2 full conference registrations + 1 full page ad
Promotion Opportunity: 5 minute address to all conference attendees during on one of the following lunch sessions: Monday, March 30 OR Tuesday, March 31

Tier: Silver
Amount: $3,000
Number of Sponsorships Available for Tier: 2
Includes: Exhibitor Table+ 2 memberships + 1 full conference registration + ½ page ad
Promotion Opportunity: Recognized on conference schedule and signage as a sponsor of one of the following: Sunday, March 29 (President’s Reception) OR Tuesday, March 31 (Awards Banquet Reception)

Tier: Bronze
Amount: $2,000
Number of Sponsorships Available for Tier:  4
Includes: Exhibitor Table + 1 membership + 1 full conference registration + ½ page ad
Promotion Opportunity: Recognized on conference schedule and signage as a sponsor of one of the breaks offered throughout the conference:

  • Monday, March 30: AM Break
  • Monday, March 30: PM Break
  • Tuesday, March 31: AM Break
  • Tuesday, March 31: PM Break

Tier: Patron
Amount: $1,000
Number of Sponsorships Available for Tier:  4
Includes: Quarter page ad
Promotion Opportunity: Recognized on conference signage for one of the following:

  • Sunday, March 29: CEIA Academy Alumni Reception
  • Sunday, March 29: New Members’ Mingle
  • Sunday, March 29 – Tuesday, March 31: Hospitality Reception
  • Time TBA: Committee Recognition Reception

All sponsors at the Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Patron tiers will be recognized as a sponsor on: conference webpage, guidebook, printed program distributed to attendees at the conference, signage at conferences, slides running before all attendee session and social media posts prior to conference.

Click here to Sponsor a Tier

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

Below are additional areas of the conference than can be supported through sponsorship. Please contact a member of the Sponsorship Committee to discuss one of these options before completing the online sponsorship form.

Branding on Conference Swag: The Conference Committee welcomes cash donations or in-kind donations for the following items (would be distributed to all conference attendees): ($500 – $1,000) 

  • Bags (distributed at check-in)
  • Name Badges
  • Pens
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottles
  • Welcome to suggest other items!

A minimum of 425 items must be donated or purchased for each of the items listed above. These items will be distributed to attendees when they check-in to the conference.

Special Branding Opportunities: The CEIA Conference Committee wants attendees to share the great experience they are having in San Diego by taking pictures and sharing them on social media. To facilitate this process, the conference committee is seeking sponsors for:

  • Photo booth at President’s Reception (Sunday, March 26)
  • Step and Repeat Banner (available throughout the conference

Additional Opportunities are Available to become a Supporting Patron ($100 – $500): 

  • Assistance with Keynote and Plenary Speakers’ Expenses
  • Attendee Door Prizes
  • Personal Pronoun Ribbons
  • Printing Expenses
  • President’s Reception Entertainment
  • Volunteer Recognition Certificates

Click Here to Become a Supporting Patron

Sponsors at all contribution levels will be recognized in the printed program distributed to attendees at the conference.

Conference Sponsorship Committee: 

Technical Assistance with Registration and Payment:

  • Peggy Harrier (CEIA Executive Director): 513-793-2342 or info@ceiainc.org