Exhibiting at the 101st UPCEA Annual Conference

Access.  Brand exposure. Collaboration.

UPCEA’s Annual Conference is the most significant assembly of thought leaders and practitioners today in the field of professional, continuing and online education. In 2015, UPCEA hosted the 100th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., showcasing its rich history and commitment to access, innovation, and engagement. The annual conference features specific tracks aligned with UPCEA’s seven professional Networks, in addition to engaging keynote speakers and high-energy concurrent sessions.

Attendance: 700-800
Exhibitors: 50 booths

2016 Dates and Location:
April 7-9, 2016
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA

New! Exhibitor Demonstration Sessions
Exhibitors at the 2016 UPCEA 101st Annual Conference will have the opportunity participate in one Exhibitor Demonstration Session. Held during the concurrent sessions over the course of the conference, Exhibitor Demonstration Sessions provide exhibitors a work station (a round table with seating for 8-10 attendees, Wi-Fi, a monitor, and VGA cable) at which they can host a demonstration, a hands-on learning opportunity, or even a focus group or executive briefing. During the hour-long sessions, Exhibitor Demonstration Sessions presenters are invited to host their activity twice, to allow for connecting with two small groups of attendees.

Annual Conference Booth

  • $3,000 for Members 
  • $4,200 for Nonmembers

With fewer than five exhibitor spaces remaining and interested parties already inquired, please contact Marie and Patrick for booth availability:

Partnership, Membership
Patrick O’Rourke
Associate Director, Membership and Corporate Engagement

Exhibit Logistics and Sponsorship
Marie Fredlake
Global Conference Manager

Registering for a booth only reserves a spot on the exhibit floor. Until payment is received in full, specific requests for booth placements cannot be guaranteed. Please read the Rules/Regulations for further information

Special Exhibit Discounts for Corporate Members                          
National conferences: Participate in two or more and receive 10% off of the total
For a full list of conferences click here.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus

Review UPCEA Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus for more detailed information.

Download the Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus above for a historical review of our attendee's job titles by event. UPCEA member institutions represent a variety of continuing and online education units — large and small, credit and noncredit programs, traditional and online courses and degrees, certificate programs and outreach efforts to build access for nontraditional students. UPCEA’s core audience includes:

  • Deans and directors of professional and continuing education
  • Senior online learning officers           
  • Executive directors of global campuses or system-wide online units
  • Directors of marketing, enrollment management and student services

Your Exhibit Package Includes:

  • Two (2) full conference registrations 
    Participate with attendees and learn first-hand about the challenges, strategies and new developments at their institutions.
  • Welcome reception and coffee with exhibitors hosted in exhibit hall
    Enjoy dedicated time in the exhibit hall for networking with attendees.
  • Logo placement and 50 word description on conference website, printed program, mobile app and signage. Logo will link to company web address on website and mobile app. Strategic brand placement before, during and after the event.
  • Pre-event Exhibit Hall email 
    UPCEA will send out a communication to all attendees one week prior to the event that highlights exhibitors, exhibit hall activities and conference sponsors.
  • Pre- and post- attendee mailing address list (no emails)
  • Furnished exhibit space
    Each exhibit package includes pipe/drape, ID sign, (1) 6-foot draped table and (2) chairs.

Customized Sponsorship Options
UPCEA is open to customized options to help you reach your goal and build brand awareness. Each option includes pre-, post- and onsite visibility on the event website, in the conference program, and on signage.

Options include, but are not limited to:

  • Welcome Reception – SOLD
  • Wireless Internet sponsor
  • Networking Reception – SOLD
  • Conference meals and refreshment breaks
  • Tote bags – SOLD
  • Notepads
  • Lanyards
  • Pens
  • Room drops
  • Event hotel key cards

Corporate membership
We invite you to learn more about UPCEA and take advantage of the terrific benefits afforded the corporate community. Discounts on conferences, opportunities to respond to RFP, being a committed community member and other insider benefits are worthwhile considerations. Contact Patrick O'Rourke to share your company's story and learn more about what UPCEA can do for you.

We are proud of our corporate members. Many members have deepened their engagement with UPCEA and become partners. These relationships are of great convenience to the partners and a tremendous value to other members. Please visit http://www.upcea.edu/partners to view our partner roster.

For inquiries on partnership and membership:
Patrick O'Rourke
Associate Director, Membership and Corporate Engagement
(202) 400-2684

For inquiries on exhibits and sponsorships:
Marie Fredlake
Global Conference Manager
(202) 631-1057


Cancellation of Booth Space:
All requests to cancel a booth space must be made in writing to Patrick O'Rourke at porourke@upcea.edu. If an exhibitor places a cancellation, the following shall apply:

  • A full refund will be granted where notice of cancellation is received by UPCEA 60 days prior to the first day of the event
  • A 50 percent refund will be granted where notice of cancellation is received by UPCEA 59-30 days prior to the first day of the event
  • No refund will be granted for cancellation requests received less than 30 days prior to the first day of the event. Once the tabletop space is canceled, UPCEA reserves the right to resell the space.

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