#NSBE49 Annual Convention Sponsorships 

Last Call: All Sales Close February 3rd 

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CAREER FAIR

Thursday, March 23
10:00 – 11:00 am CST *Apex Hours
11:00 am – 3:00 pm CST  

Friday, March 24
10:00 – 11:00 am CST *Apex Hours
11:00 am – 4:00 pm** CST

*Apex: Members with a GPA of 3.0 and up receive priority access to the Career Fair floor for the first hour of the Career Fair. At 11:00 am CST, all other attendees join.

**The last hour of the Career Fair, we will allow entrance for NSBE Jr. (Grade school through high school) attendees.

All Exhibitor Packages Include:

  • 10’ x 10’ exhibit booth on the Career Fair Floor
  • 8’ high back drape and 3’ high side drape in show colors
  • 6’ table and two (2) chairs
  • 7” x 44” booth identification sign with organization name and booth number
  • Organization listed on the NSBE Convention website and NSBE Convention Mobile App
  • Three (3)-month employer access to the NSBE Career Center resume bank
  • One (1) complimentary 90-day job posting in the NSBE Career Center (Excludes colleges and universities.)

Please note: Carpet is required by the convention center and must be purchased separately. Internet, power and other exhibit items may be purchased from the NSBE Exhibitor’s Kit. Carpet is complimentary for colleges and universities.

Corporation/Federal Agency | $12,500

  • Includes four (4) complimentary full-access Convention registrations

Rate applies to all for-profit organizations, large- and mid-sized corporations and federal government agencies


 Small Business/Local Government |
 $7,000

  • Includes four (4) complimentary full-access Convention registrations

Rate applies only to small businesses and/or state, city and other municipal government agencies. A small business is defined as a company operating with fewer than 200 employees and whose gross annual revenue is less than $1 million.


 Nonprofit |
 $4,000

  • Includes two (2) complimentary full-access

Convention registrations Rate applies to 501(c)3 organizations only


 Additional 10 x 10 booths |
 $4,000 | With BCA discount – $2,500

  • 8’ high back drape and 3’ high side drape in show colors
  • 6’ table and two (2) chairs

Two (2) additional complimentary full-access Convention registration


College/University | $1,000

  • Includes two (2) complimentary full-access Convention registrations

Rate applies only to colleges, universities, and other higher education and/or academic institutions that are recruiting undergraduate and graduate students.

Interview Booths | $1,000

Take advantage of NSBE’s Annual Convention Career Fair by connecting with top engineering talent and getting face time with the job candidates who best suit your immediate needs. Interview booths give you the opportunity to meet candidates and conduct on-site interviews. An interview booth includes one (1) 8’ x 10’ exhibit space with 8’ high drape in show colors, one (1) 6’ table and two (2) chairs. Branding and signage placed outside the booth space is strictly prohibited.


SPONSORSHIPS


GENERAL SPONSORSHIPS/BRANDING

General Session | $30,000

Limit: 1 sponsor per day (Saturday is still available!)

The main event of any Convention is the keynote speaker and general session. Choose this high-visibility, well-attended event to gain access to NSBE 49th Annual Convention attendees.

Expected Attendance: 5,000+

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  • Opportunity to provide a keynote speaker for the event (10–15 minutes)
  • One (1) post on a NSBE social media platform
  • Acknowledgment on NSBE’s social media platforms
  • Signage with logo at the event
  • Recognition on the Convention website
  • 5 complimentary Convention registrations
  • Verbal acknowledgement by the Master of Ceremonies during the event
  • VIP seating for all partner representatives
  • Opportunity to show a 1-minute video vignette during the event
  • Invitation to Lifetime Members Reception (pre-GTA event)
  • Logo displayed prominently on a Step and Repeat
  • Recognition in the NSBE Convention Mobile App


NSBE GOLDEN TORCH AWARDS

The NSBE Golden Torch Awards (GTA) ceremony is the closing extravaganza of the Annual Convention. Featuring a celebrity emcee and nationally recognized entertainers, this festive, high-profile event celebrates the accomplishments and achievements of the best and the brightest in engineering and other STEM fields. Join us as we acknowledge excellence among technical professionals, corporate, government and academic leaders as well as university and pre-college students. The NSBE Golden Torch Awards are the highest-attended event of the Convention and give your organization the opportunity to shine.

PARTNERSHIP LEVELS

Platinum | $100,000+

Limit: 2 sponsors 

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  • Opportunity to provide a keynote speaker for the event (5-10 minutes)
  • 15 complimentary Convention registrations
  • Logo prominently displayed on screens inside the room
  • Verbal acknowledgement by the Master of Ceremonies during the event
  • Photo opportunity with award winners and GTA Host
  • VIP seating for all partner representatives
  • Opportunity to show a 1-minute video vignette during the event
  • Invitation to Lifetime Members Reception (pre-GTA event)
  • Logo displayed prominently on a Step and Repeat
  • Opportunity to have two representatives present awards during the event
  • Opportunity to provide marketing materials, goodie bags and/or giveaways at the event
  • Recognition on the NSBE Annual Convention website
  • Recognition in the NSBE Convention Mobile App
  • One (1) post on a NSBE social media platform
  • Acknowledgment on NSBE’s social media platforms
  • 1 complimentary banner ad or article with hyperlink in NSBE eNews

Gold | $65,000+

Limit: 2 sponsors 

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  • Opportunity to provide a keynote speaker for the event (3-5 minutes)
  • 10 complimentary Convention registrations
  • Verbal acknowledgement by the Master of Ceremonies during the event
  • Photo opportunity with award winners and GTA Host
  • VIP seating for all partner representatives
  • Opportunity to show a 1-minute video vignette during the event
  • Invitation to Lifetime Members Reception (pre-GTA event)
  • Logo displayed prominently on a Step and Repeat
  • Opportunity to have one representative present awards during the event
  • Recognition on the NSBE Annual Convention website (section content must be approved by the Convention Planning Committee's Communication Zone
  • Recognition in the NSBE Convention Mobile App
  • One (1) post on a NSBE social media platform
  • Acknowledgment on NSBE’s social media platforms
  • 1 complimentary banner ad or article with hyperlink in NSBE eNews

Silver | $45,000+

Limit: 3 sponsors 

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  • Opportunity to provide a keynote speaker for the event (3-5 minutes)
  • 10 complimentary Convention registrations
  • Verbal acknowledgement by the Master of Ceremonies during the event
  • Photo opportunity with award winners and GTA Host
  • VIP seating for all partner representatives
  • Opportunity to show a 1-minute video vignette during the event
  • Invitation to Lifetime Members Reception (pre-GTA event)
  • Logo displayed prominently on a Step and Repeat
  • Opportunity to have one representative present awards during the event
  • Recognition on the NSBE Annual Convention website (section content must be approved by the Convention Planning Committee's Communication Zone
  • Recognition in the NSBE Convention Mobile App
  • One (1) post on a NSBE social media platform
  • Acknowledgment on NSBE’s social media platforms

Bronze | $25,000+

Limit: 3 sponsors 

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  • 5 complimentary Convention registrations
  • Verbal acknowledgement by the Master of Ceremonies during the event
  • Photo opportunity with award winners and GTA Host
  • VIP seating for all partner representatives
  • Opportunity to show a 1-minute video vignette during the event
  • Invitation to Lifetime Members Reception (pre-GTA event)
  • Logo displayed prominently on a Step and Repeat
  • Opportunity to have one representative present awards during the event
  • Recognition on the NSBE Annual Convention website (section content must be approved by the Convention Planning Committee's Communication Zone
  • Recognition in the NSBE Convention Mobile App
  • One (1) post on a NSBE social media platform
  • Acknowledgment on NSBE’s social media platforms


Cyber Café | $30,000


Limit: 1 sponsor

Your organization’s logo will be in front of thousands of STEM students as they check their email, update their resumes, search for jobs, tweet or look at the latest happenings on the Convention website. Located in a high-traffic area, the Cyber Café is a popular stop among Convention attendees. Laptops will open to a specially branded splash page, and customized screen savers will ensure your logo is never out of sight. You may also provide branded flash drives, pens or notepads for added visibility.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  • Placement in high-traffic area
  • Laptops will open a branded splash page with sponsor’s logo
  • Customized screen savers with sponsor’s logo
  • Opportunity to place branded mouse pads, pens and other promotional items at the computer stations
  • Acknowledgment in the NSBE Convention agenda



 International Students Luncheon |
 $5,000 + Food & Beverage

International students within the United States are known to be high-performing and well-rounded scholars. This event will bring together these NSBE students from across demographics while allowing them to be familiarized with NSBE’s mission and NSBE’s goals that impact them. This will also serve as a networking and learning opportunity about how to efficiently navigate jobs and other employment possibilities in the U.S. market.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  • Opportunity to speak at the event
  • Opportunity to hand out imprinted items
  • Recognition in the NSBE Convention Mobile App


Wellness Center | $15,000

Limit: 1 sponsor

NSBE’s Annual Convention is a bustling environment, as students and professionals seek networking and career opportunities. This year, we want to offer spaces for attendees to decompress between the Career Fair, interviews, workshops and the preparation needed to achieve success. This quiet space will include comfortable seating, e.g., hammocks, bean bags and massage chairs. Seating is to be determined. Mindfulness exercises will also be offered in a dimly lit room to help attendees relax. Partnership for this space exhibits your commitment to wellness and holistic care for Convention attendees.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  • Signage displayed prominently at the event
  • Recognition in the NSBE Convention Mobile App
  • Opportunity to promote wellness of NSBE Collegiate and Professional members

Convention Mobile App | $20,000 

Limit: 1 sponsor 

The Convention mobile app gives your organization the unique opportunity to get your branding and corporate message in front of thousands of attendees — even before they arrive at the Convention! The mobile app puts all event information at attendees’ fingertips, anytime, anywhere. Not to mention that the app is equipped with real-time updates and breaking news blasts sent during the Convention. Because the app is free and easy to download, you are able to connect with a large audience of web, iPhone or Android users.  

#NSBE48 Mobile App Metrics 

  • Nearly 5,000 Downloads 
  • Over 206,000 Sessions (total number of times the app was accessed by users) 
  • 81.6 seconds (Avg length of time users spend in the app) 

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Dedicated app page 
  • Menu banner 
  • Two (2) branded push notification  


Mobile App Push Notifications | $3,500  

Limit: three (3) companies / per day 

Get your message out to our attendees! Push notifications are a great way to drive traffic to your booth or amplify your organization message during the convention!

 Photo Booth or Digital Mosaic | $11,000 booth/$30,000 mosaic 
Limit: 1 sponsor each

Are you prepared to draw big crowds and have steady lines of people eager to check out your booth? The #NSBE49 Photo Booth or Digital Mosaic is a fun, and popular way to engage with attendees. It allows your organization to extend its marketing reach well beyond the Annual Convention. Attendees will have the option to post their image to social media or send the image to their smartphone. Deadline for sponsorship of this item is January 31, 2023.  

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Ability for extended engagement with NSBE membership 
  • Prominent branding on photo booth signage  
  • Logo displayed prominently in photos or ability to customize one background for attendee selection  
  • For digital mosaic only - Ability to provide prizes or branded merch to attendees for prize randomizer and company logo   

 

Hotel Room Key Cards | $12,500 per hotel 

Limit: 1 sponsor each

Open the door to new talent. Your organization’s logo and message will appear on the room key cards of every attendee staying at the official Convention hotels.  Key cards are distributed at hotel check-in. This gives your organization the opportunity drive engagement and highlight your company to over 40% of our attendees. This is a great opportunity to put your message and logo at everyone’s fingertips. Deadline for sponsorship of this item is February 5th, 2023.  

  • Marriot Hotel will house mainly NSBE Jr and Collegiate attendees 
  • Loews Hotel will house Professional and Corporate attendees. 

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Enhanced brand awareness with attendees 
  • Logo or full-color advertisement prominently displayed on the front of key cards  

Kansas City Convention Center Branding | Starting at $1,500

Be seen throughout KCCC! Choose from a variety of banners and clings displayed throughout the convention center. Options include logo branding in high-traffic areas (windows, exhibit hall floors) in the KCCC. Contact us for a customized partnership opportunity. *Pricing depends on cling size and location.  

Branding is sold on a first-come first served basis.  

  • Career Fair Entrance – Size 2’ x 4’ | $2500
    Quantity 2 
  • Career Fair Exit – Size 2’ x 4’ | $2500
    Quantity 2 
  • Interview Booths Entrance – Size 2’ x 4’ | $1500
    Quantity 2 
  • Interview Booths Exit – Size 2’ x 4’ | $1500
    Quantity 2 
  • Lobby 1500 Column Wrap | $5,000 for 2 or $7,000 for 3
  • Lobby 2200 Column Wrap | $5,000 for 2 or $9,000 for 4
  • Lobby 1500 Column Wrap | $5,000 for 2        

Convention Website Partner Spotlight | $7,500

Limit: 4 sponsors

Each year over 10,000 members and partners engage with convention.nsbe.org to find up-to-date information about the convention (agenda, partners, program highlights and so much more). It’s the central hub for all things #NSBE49. Partner spotlight has a duration of 2 weeks. Partners will be featured on the convention homepage in the image carousel to guarantee the highest traffic opportunity. Opportunities will start around January 30 and end on March 27.


COLLEGIATE SPONSORSHIPS

Collegiate Graduating Seniors Reception | $20,000

This joint Graduating Seniors Reception (GSR) honors graduating college seniors and introduces them to the resources and benefits of being an NSBE Professionals member. Partnership with this event shows your support for new graduates and their continued professional development. Food and beverage options for this event are included and will be managed by the conference’s planning committee. Pricing also includes NSBE stoles for the graduates.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  • Opportunity to provide welcome remarks and speaker during the event
  • Opportunity to provide signage, marketing material, goodie bags and/or giveaways at the event
  • Resumes of all consenting students who register for the event
  • Acknowledgment in the Convention agenda


TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE

NSBE Professionals Impact Awards and Scholarship Gala | $25,000

The NSBE Professionals Impact Awards honor NSBE Professional members and chapters from across the country with a series of awards, including Member and Chapter of the Year for each region. This semiformal event also brings attention and support to the Edward E. Barnette Jr. Scholarship Endowment. The Professionals Executive Board will also recognize outstanding NSBE Professionals leaders and corporate partners for their work with the organization throughout the year. Donations toward the scholarship endowment are also being accepted.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  • Opportunity to provide remarks during the event and serve as presenting award sponsor
  • Opportunity to provide signage, marketing material, goodie bags and/or giveaways at the event
  • Reserved access for up to 20 representatives of your organization
  • Acknowledgment in the Convention agenda


GRADUATE SCHOOL CONFERENCE (GSC)

Dean and Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) Directors Strategic Retention Roundtable | $25,000

1 sponsorship left!

This roundtable brings together engineering deans and multicultural engineering program (MEP) representatives on the importance of and latest ideas for retention of African-American engineering students in the U.S., to demonstrate NSBE’s continued focus on and engagement in retention of these students; to provide a yearly forum for NSBE to present its programs and activities in retention; and to provide a forum for outside speakers to address the audience on retention. NSBE seeks to build strategic partnerships with academia, specifically the deans of colleges of engineering around the nation, to ensure the holistic development of its members and the achievement of its goal to graduate 10,000 new Black Engineers annually in the U.S. by 2025.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  • Opportunity to provide welcome remarks, signage, marketing material and giveaways during the event
  • Electronic copy of the event’s consenting attendee list (name, organization/school and email)
  • Acknowledgment on NSBE’s social media platforms
  • Two (2) Complimentary speaker registrations for panel
  • Signage displayed prominently at the event
  • Recognition on the NSBE Convention Mobile App

Academic and Research Leadership (ARL) Symposium Partnership | $15,000

Limit: 3 sponsors 

The ARL Symposium consists of several workshops that strengthen and demystify fundamental components of academia. In previous years, topics have included Lessons Learned from Winning Grant Recipients; Creating a Thriving Research Enterprise: Developing a Research Agenda; and Moving Beyond Service: Engaging in Strategic Mentoring Relationships. Your partnership with the ARL Symposium will help underrepresented engineering post-docs and early-career faculty progress successfully through the academic and research workforce in universities, national laboratories and industry.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  • Opportunity to host an educational workshop during the event (topic subject to approval by NSBE)
  • Opportunity to provide welcome remarks
  • Opportunity to provide signage and marketing material
  • Acknowledgment on NSBE’s social media platforms
  • One (1) Complimentary speaker registration per ARL workshop at Graduate School Conference
  • Signage displayed prominently at the event
  • Recognition on the NSBE Convention Mobile App


Doctorate Applications Beginners Lab (D.A.B.L.) Experiment | $13,000

Limit: 2 sponsors

The D.A.B.L. Experiment is a collaborative experience for the Convention’s Graduate School Conference and Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Conference attendees, in hands-on STEM labs. By having our NSBE graduate students lead the PCI attendees through various exciting and immersive STEM labs, we foster an extraordinary opportunity to create lasting memories and cultivate the young minds of our future scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. Partnering with NSBE for this event will help bring multiple interactive labs and STEM fundamentals together while moving NSBE toward this year’s Convention goal for providing cross-demographic programming.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  • Opportunity to provide signage, marketing materials, goodie bags and/or giveaways at the event
  • Acknowledgement on a NSBE social media platform
  • Signage displayed prominently at the event
  • Recognition in the NSBE Convention Mobile App


GSC Opening Reception | $20,000

Limit: 1 sponsor 

NSBE graduate students have successfully navigated their undergraduate programs and are continuing to be excellent students, future leaders and thinkers by pursuing doctoral or master’s degrees. Sponsoring this event shows a commitment to furthering education and provides an opportunity to connect with graduate students and prospective graduate students in an informal setting.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  • Opportunity to provide welcome remarks during the event
  • Opportunity to provide marketing materials, goodie bags, and/or giveaways at the event
  • Acknowledgment on a NSBE social media platform
  • Signage displayed prominently at the event
  • Recognition on the Convention website and agenda


PRE-COLLEGIATE INITIATIVES (PCI) EVENTS

MATHCOUNTS | $5,000

Limit: 1 sponsor 

The MATHCOUNTS competition is a fun and challenging math program designed to provide middle schoolers with thought-provoking, fun problems that engage and challenge them to be better problem solvers. First and second-place winners from each NSBE region compete for bragging rights as the winning team.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  • Opportunity to provide welcome remarks, judges, marketing material and giveaways at the event
  • Signage displayed prominently at the event
  • VIP invitation to attend the entire PCI Conference
  • Opportunity to participate in the awards ceremony
  • Acknowledgment on NSBE’s social media platforms


NSBE Jr. Breakfasts | $30,000

Limit: 3 sponsors 

Get started developing your engineering pipeline by sponsoring a morning breakfast for NSBE’s growing K–12 demographic. These breakfasts occur before the start of daily NSBE Jr. programming and competitions.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  • Opportunity to provide keynote speaker
  • Signage displayed prominently at the event


VEX IQ Competition | $7,500 + Prize

Limit: 1 sponsor 

In the VEX IQ Competition, teams of NSBE Jr. members in grades 3–8 are tasked with designing and building a robot to play with other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communication and more.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

  • Opportunity to provide welcome remarks, judges, marketing material and giveaways at the event
  • Logo prominently displayed during the event
  • VIP invitation to attend the entire PCI Conference
  • Opportunity to provide a hands-on workshop
  • Opportunity to participate in the awards ceremony
  • Acknowledgment on NSBE’s social media platforms


PRE-COLLEGIATE INITIATIVES (PCI) EVENTS