Sponsors & exhibitors: San Francisco 2023

ACP Spring National
College Media Conference

March 9-11, 2023

Hyatt Regency Embarcadero San Francisco

Sponsored with 
the California College Media Association
and the Journalism Association of Community Colleges

acpconference.org

ACP’s spring conference returns to San Francisco, and the setting will snap the winter’s chill.

Even better, it’s an on-site opportunity for sponsors to reach decision-makers in collegiate media.

With more than 100 learning sessions from experienced journalism professionals and advisers, the conference will give attendees that much-needed boost to conclude the academic year. Programming over three days will encompass these trend-setting topics, as well as presentation of ACP’s 2022 Yearbook Pacemaker Awards and ACP Best of Show.

Register online
as a sponsor/
exhibitor

Read through the many ways you can connect with our attendees.

Then you can register online as a sponsor or exhibitor.

If you cannot utilize online registration, you can download the sponsor contract.

We are open to your ideas

If you are interested in discussing other sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, please contact ACP’s Lori Keekley,
lori@studentpress.org,
612-200-9254.

Links
to sponsorship info
below

Gold sponsorships

Silver sponsorships

Bronze sponsorships

À la carte items

Deadlines & specifications

Hotel form
for shipping, power and internet access

Hyatt Regency
Embarcadero San Francisco

Hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero San Francisco are $245 per night single/double or $260 triple/quad.

The hotel room block opens at noon CT Dec. 8 and closes Feb. 21.

Gold Sponsorship / $3,500

This category offers tremendous brand exposure, with prominent positioning throughout the conference.

Please review the specifications and deadlines below.

Option for Gold Sponsors

One option is available with this sponsorship package —

  • Attendee tote bags, with logo featured prominently on the bag design.

Benefits for Gold Sponsors

Exhibit opportunities

  • Two tables and four chairs at the trade show.
  • Opportunity to add tables, at $500 each, no limit.

Promotional materials preceding the conference

  • Logo inclusion in the registration brochure sent to ACP members.
  • Logo inclusion in conference promotional emails.
  • Prominent recognition on the conference website as a Gold Sponsor, with company logo linked to your website.

Signage and visibility at the conference

  • Logo recognition as a Gold Sponsor on conference signage.
  • Two-page spread color advertisement and logo recognition in the printed conference program, distributed to all attendees.
  • Logo recognition, descriptive paragraph and direct link to your website on the sponsor page of the conference app.
  • Banner ad in the conference app.

Mailing list

  • Digital file of pre-registered attendee contact information (name, email, school, student major, student graduating year)

Additional promotion

  • Opportunity to submit one promotional item to be inserted in the attendee tote bag.

Conference registrations

  • Four complimentary full-conference registrations per table.
    (Additional full-conference registrations for sponsor staff available at $170 each.)

Additional brand exposure

Additional unlimited à la carte items. Additional fees apply.


Additional fees

Power at your booth and internet in the exhibit hall are not included with sponsorships.

Register online as a sponsor or exhibitor

New for this event, sponsors and exhibitors register online.

If you cannot utilize online registration, you can download the sponsor contract.

Hotel form
for shipping, power and internet access

Silver Sponsorship / $2,500

This category offers a high level of brand exposure, with prime positioning through the advance promotional campaign and on site at the conference.

Please review the specifications and deadlines below.

Options for Silver Sponsors

Pick one option with this sponsorship package —

  • Printing and delivery of the conference program, which can be provided in-kind. 
  • Printing and mailing the conference registration brochure/poster, which can be provided in-kind. 
  • Conference lanyard for name badges, sponsor logo printed on the lanyard with ACP logo. 
  • Reporters notebooks, given to attendees, with sponsor logo on the front cover. 
  • Keynote sponsorship, with introduction before the keynote.
  • Mobile app sponsor, with logo featured prominently within the conference app.

Benefits for Silver Sponsors

Exhibit opportunities

  • One table and two chairs at the trade show.
  • Opportunity to add tables, at $500 each, no limit.

Promotional materials preceding the conference

  • Logo inclusion in the registration brochure sent to ACP members.
  • Logo inclusion in conference promotional emails.
  • Prominent recognition on the conference website as a Silver Sponsor, with company logo linked to your website.

Signage and visibility at the conference

  • Logo recognition as a Silver Sponsor on conference signage.
  • Full-page spread color advertisement and logo recognition in the printed conference program, distributed to all attendees and speakers.
  • Logo recognition, descriptive paragraph and direct link to your website on the sponsor page of the conference app.
  • Banner ad in the conference app.

Additional promotion 

  • Opportunity to submit one promotional item to be inserted in the attendee tote bag.

Conference registrations

  • Four complimentary full-conference registrations per table.
    (Additional full-conference registrations for sponsor staff available at $170 each.)

Additional brand exposure

Additional unlimited à la carte items. Additional fees apply.


Additional fees

Power at your booth and internet in the exhibit hall are not included with sponsorships.

Register online as a sponsor or exhibitor

New for this event, sponsors and exhibitors register online.

If you cannot utilize online registration, you can download the sponsor contract.

Hotel form
for shipping, power and internet access

Bronze Sponsorship / $1,500

This category offers brand exposure throughout the advance promotional campaign and on site at the conference. 

Please review the specifications and deadlines below.

Option for Bronze Sponsors

Pick one option with this sponsorship package —

  • Online registration sponsorship, with company logo posted on the registration landing page and acknowledgement as a conference sponsor. 
  • Sponsorship of the Thursday all-attendee reception, with appetizers and refreshments.
  • Sponsorship of the Friday-evening adviser reception, with appetizers and refreshments.
  • Sponsorship of Cup of Joe, morning coffee and doughnuts for all attendees.

Benefits for Bronze Sponsors

Exhibit opportunities

  • One table and two chairs at the trade show.
  • Opportunity to add tables, at $500 each, no limit.

Promotional materials preceding the conference

  • Logo inclusion in the registration brochure sent to ACP members.
  • Logo inclusion in conference promotional emails.
  • Prominent recognition on the conference website as a Bronze Sponsor, with company logo linked to your website.

Signage and visibility at the conference

  • Logo recognition as a Bronze Sponsor on conference signage.
  • Half-page spread color advertisement and logo recognition in the printed conference program, distributed to all attendees and speakers.
  • Logo recognition, descriptive paragraph and direct link to your website on the sponsor page of the conference app.

Additional promotion

  • Opportunity to submit one promotional item to be inserted in the attendee tote bag.

Conference registrations

  • Four complimentary full-conference registrations per table.
    (Additional full-conference registrations for sponsor staff available at $170 each.)

Additional brand exposure

Additional unlimited à la carte items. Additional fees apply.


Additional fees

Power at your booth and internet in the exhibit hall are not included with sponsorships.

Register online as a sponsor or exhibitor

New for this event, sponsors and exhibitors register online.

If you cannot utilize online registration, you can download the sponsor contract.

Hotel form
for shipping, power and internet access

Support collegiate journalism and expand your reach with additional exposure.

Please review the specifications and deadlines below.

Tradeshow exhibit tables

Exhibit table / $800

One exhibit table and two chairs at the trade show. Opportunity to add tables at $500 each.

Nonprofit exhibit table / $600

One exhibit table and chair at the trade show. Must be a registered 501(c)(3) organization or a nonprofit college/university.

Conference-program advertising

Inside front cover / $1,500

Two-page spread / $1,800

Full page / $1,500

Half page / $800

Promotional items

Attendee tote bag insert / $1,000

Email list / $600

Digital file of pre-registered attendee contact information (name, email, school, student major, student graduating year). 

Email blast, pre- or post-conference / $600

One promotional email sent on the sponsor’s behalf to all registered attendees.

Programming

Sponsor session / $750

One 50-minute promotional session, including listing in the conference program and conference app as a sponsored session.

The contract deadline is noon CT Feb. 20, 2023.

Download the sponsorship contract.

Logo and advertising deadlines are below. 

For sponsorship questions and information, contact
ACP’s Lori Keekley,
lori@studentpress.org,
612-200-9254.

Send files and information to the designated email addresses below.

ACP’s Laura Widmer,
laura@studentpress.org,
612-200-9265.

File naming protocol

In all file names, please begin with your organization’s name/abbreviation, followed by the file’s content and the date in numerical form. For example — name.logo.091521.jpg

Send files and information to the designated email addresses below.


Due Feb. 8, 2023

first of two deadlines

Sponsor session within conference programming

Submit session title, description, speaker/s and speaker title/s for the conference schedule.

Email to Lori Keekley, lori@studentpress.org. 

Logos

Logo as conference sponsor
Logo as registration sponsor
Logo as a sponsor on the mobile app

Submit two files for these uses —
a low-resolution JPG and a high-resolution vector EPS.

Email to Laura Widmer,
laura@studentpress.org.

Program app banner ad

Recommended image dimensions:
700px by 210px (maximum 1000px by 1000px)

Sponsors and exhibitors will receive an email invite link into the mobile app to build your profile.

Program ads

Color ads in the printed conference program

Spread: 17 x 11 high-resolution PDF file.
Full page: 8.5 x 11 high-resolution PDF file.
Half page: 8.5 x 5.5 high-resolution PDF file.

Ads with page bleeds require 3 picas of external space off the page. Otherwise, we will fit the ad to the page’s internal margins.

Email to Laura Widmer,
laura@studentpress.org.

Sponsor-specific email blast

Upload the email’s individual components —
high-resolution image/s, text and links.

Do not pre-package email content.

In the text file, include the preferred time and date.

Email to Laura Widmer,
laura@studentpress.org.


Due March 6, 2023

second of two deadlines

Bag inserts

One promotional item to be inserted in the attendee tote bag.

Ship the bag inserts to —
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero San Francisco  
ATTN: Laura Widmer, ACP
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

Bag inserts will go to Laura Widmer’s attention. Please have them arrive on March 6, no later than March 7.

Email contact is Lori Keekley, lori@studentpress.org. 


Hyatt Regency Embarcadero San Francisco

Exhibitor shipping & receiving information

When shipping materials to the hotel, please include the following information on all packages to insure proper delivery and storage —

Hyatt Regency Embarcadero San Francisco  
ACP Spring National College Media Conference • March 9-11, 2023

[Exhibitor/Company Name]
[On-site Contact Name]

San Francisco, CA 94111

Box _________ of _________  

We recommend that you have a packing slip both inside and outside of each  package. In addition, please send all packages prepaid and make sure to record  and bring the air bill or tracking numbers of all packages shipped to the hotel. 

Please do not ship any packages more than three days prior to your arrival.  

Delivery charges for boxes shipped to/from the hotel are according to the following scale:  

Package delivery is $20 apiece.

Guests will be responsible for the packing and return shipping of all packages. Before leaving the hotel, make sure proper instructions have been given to Guest Services regarding any items to be shipped out of the hotel.  

Exhibit space & setup
Hyatt Regency Grand Foyer

Setup
7 a.m Thursday, March 9

Exhibits open
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday & Friday, March 9-10

Hotel order form

Download, complete and submit the hotel’s order form for these services —

Packaging handling details, including fees and address

Internet & power fees and orders