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Sponsorship Opportunities

The CEC 2014 Convention & Expo offers many exciting ways to reach out to and be remembered by your target audiences. Please review the following information and let us know your interests. CEC can customize your sponsorships to help you reach your marketing goals. For more information, please email Bradley Eubank.

Click here for the Sponsorship Application.

All sponsors receive the following:

  • Acknowledgment in the Convention issue of TEACHING Exceptional Children and the CEC 2014 Convention and Expo program.
  • Acknowledgement on the exhibits and main CEC web sites.
  • Acknowledgement in CEC SmartBrief reaching more than 75,000 subscribers.
  • Acknowledgment on the entrance unit signage outside the Expo Hall.
  • Logo placement and recognition during the Opening General Session slideshow.

 

President’s Opening Welcome Reception
Investment:  $20,000, co-sponsorship: $10,000
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
(Immediately following the Opening General Session)
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: February 28, 2014

Celebrate the week at the CEC 2014 welcome reception! This can’t miss event for all attendees is a great opportunity to connect with colleagues, browse the CEC Bookstore, and visit with the exhibitors!

Additional benefits include: 

  • Company logo on Conference Website with hyperlink to corporate homepage
  • Opportunity to briefly address the audience
  • Recognition at the ceremony
  • Corporate logo featured on signage at the entrance to the event
  • Logo signage and napkins on all food stations
  • Exclusive Opportunity to provide corporate giveaways at the reception
  • Company logo in conference program on sponsor recognition page
  • Free one-time use of CEC 2014 Convention & Expo pre-convention mailing list.

Yes I Can Awards Program (SOLD)
Investment: $12,000
Friday, April 11, 2014
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: January 30, 2014


Each year, CEC honors 21 students with disabilities who excel. Since the program’s inception in 1982, thousands of children and youth have been recognized for their achievements in academics, arts, athletics, school and community, self-advocacy, technology and transition. The Yes I Can! Awards Ceremony is an extremely moving and poignant event, and a highlight of the CEC Annual Convention & Expo. 

Additional benefits include: 

  • Company logo on Conference Website with hyperlink to corporate homepage
  • Opportunity to briefly address the audience
  • Recognition at the ceremony
  • Corporate logo featured on signage at the entrance to the event
  • Non-compete time with sessions or meetings
  • Exclusive Opportunity to provide corporate giveaways at the ceremony
  • Company logo in conference program on sponsor recognition page 
  • Free one-time use of CEC 2014 Convention & Expo pre-convention mailing list

An Interview with CEC’s 2014 Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year
Investment: $9,000

This session on Thursday, April 10 at 10:30 a.m., will feature an interview with the 2014 Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year.  The tentative host/interviewer (invited) is Melody Musgrove, director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).  Dr. Musgrove and our Teacher of the Year will discuss the teacher’s career, his/her philosophies of teaching and the unique qualifications that make him/her the best of the best in the field of special education.  [Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year will be announced by early January 2014.]

Additional benefits include: 

  • Company logo on Conference Website with hyperlink to corporate homepage
  • Opportunity to briefly address the audience
  • Recognition at the session
  • Corporate logo featured on signage at the entrance to the event
  • Exclusive Opportunity to provide corporate giveaways at the session
  • Company logo in conference program on sponsor recognition page 
  • Free one-time use of CEC 2014 Convention & Expo pre-convention mailing list


Official 2014 Badge Sponsor (SOLD)
Investment: $8,500
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: January 15, 2014

This is your chance to showcase your brand on an item worn by attendees during the entire convention. Your logo will be placed prominently on these high-quality badge holders.

Additional benefits include: 

  • Corporate logo featured on prominently on all badge holders. 
  • Company logo on Conference Website with hyperlink to corporate homepage
  • Company logo in conference program on sponsor recognition page
  • Free one-time use of CEC 2014 Convention & Expo pre-convention mailing list.

Official 2014 Bag Sponsor (SOLD)
Investment:  $8,500

Have your company’s name spread throughout the convention center on the CEC tote bag.

Additional benefits include:

  • Corporate logo featured prominently on all tote bags. 
  • Company logo on Conference Website with hyperlink to corporate homepage
  • Company logo in conference program on sponsor recognition page
  • Free one-time use of CEC 2014 Convention & Expo pre-convention mailing list.

Opening General Session
Investment:  $7,500
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Opening General Session is the kick-off event for CEC 2014. Make a lasting impression with attendees at the start of the convention. This is your unique opportunity to combine the benefits of sponsoring the keynote speaker with helping. CEC recognize special educators who have advanced the field and improved the quality of special education service.

The CEC Professional Awards include: 

  • CEC J.E. Wallace Wallin Special Education Lifetime Achievement Award 
  • Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year Award 
  • CEC Special Education Research Award 
  • Outstanding CEC Leadership Award 
  • CEC Business Award   

The CEC Student Awards include:

  • Susan Phillips Gorin Award
  • Outstanding CEC Student Member of the Year Award
  • CEC Student Undergraduate and Graduate Student Scholarships
  • Kayte M. Fearn CEC Ethnic Diversity Scholarship

Additional benefits include: 

  • Invitation to pre-general session reception. 
  • Logo projected prominently on screen in ballroom before the opening general session. 
  • Acknowledgment in program book. 
  • Recognition during the opening general session. 
  • Opportunity to provide company “greeters” at the entrance of the Opening General Session to welcome attendees and distribute company literature and/or giveaway.
  • Company logo on Conference Website with hyperlink to corporate homepage.
  • Company logo in conference program on sponsor recognition page.
  • Free one-time use of CEC 2014 Convention & Expo pre-convention mailing list.

Wifi Support
Investment: $20,000

Your support allows attendees to enjoy free wireless Internet throughout the meeting room space and public areas. In addition to a custom landing page, your corporate name and logo will appear on onsite signage recognizing your support of this much valued service for the attendees and the leadership of CEC.

Additional benefits include:

  • Corporate logo/message displayed on the Wifi login screen
  • Corporate logo on signage displayed throughout hall and convention center
  • Company logo on Conference Website with hyperlink to corporate homepage
  • Company logo in conference program on sponsor recognition page
  • Free one-time use of CEC 2014 Convention & Expo pre-convention mailing list.

Mobile Event App
Investment: $10,000
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: January 15, 2014

The Mobile Event App keeps conference attendees connected, engaged, and informed. This tool provides access to all conference details including exhibitor and sponsor directory, booth listing and Exhibit Hall map, social media, alerts, and much more!

Additional benefits include: 

  • Company logo displayed on the Mobile Event App
  • Icon on the Mobile Event App linked to your website
  • Company logo on Conference Website with hyperlink to corporate homepage
  • Company logo in conference program on sponsor recognition page
  • Free one-time use of CEC 2014 Convention & Expo pre-convention mailing list.

 

Official CEC 2014 Photo Booth
Investment: $7,500

Join in the fun and excitement as CEC attendees take photographs and post them to their Facebook page, in addition to CEC’s.

Additional benefits include: 

  • Company logo displayed in each picture
  • Company logo on Conference Website with hyperlink to corporate homepage
  • Company logo in conference program on sponsor recognition page
  • Free one-time use of CEC 2014 Convention & Expo pre-convention mailing list.


Technology Zone Presentation
Investment: $995

Take to the Innovation Stage in the Technology Zone at CEC 2014 and share your knowledge with administrator and educator attendees.

Additional benefits include: 

  • Session listing on the CEC 2014 website
  • Session listing in the conference program(must be booked by Jan. 15)
  • Promotional signage in the registration area and Technology Zone
  • Basic A/V, including microphone and projector

Webinars 
Investment: $3,000

Connect and demonstrate your company’s expertise with administrators and educators through-out the year with a CEC hosted webinar.

Additional benefits include:
  • Webinar hosted and promoted by CEC
  • Webinar archived for future viewing by CEC
  • List of all webinar attendees

Tote bag Inserts
Investment: $500
  • Place a flyer with your company information into a tote bag that all attendees will receive. This opportunity is limited to 10 companies, so ACT FAST!

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