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Sponsorship Opportunities

2024 Sponsorship Program Cover

We invite you to review the 2024 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo Sponsorship Program!

Alternatively, you may click on the name/title of a sponsorship opportunity below to see a full description, including associated recognition and benefits.  

Sponsorships are sold a la carte, and your total cumulative sponsorship investment will include additional recognition and benefits as a Gold Medal, Champion, MVP,  or All-Star Sponsor (see Sponsorship Levels for a complete description of sponsor tier level benefits).

Please be sure to review and familiarize yourself with our Sponsor and Advertiser Policies.


SEND A TEACHER DONATIONS
Price:   $ 100
Unlimited
100% of your $100 donation helps cover registration fees to send teachers to the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo.  The SHAPE America National Convention & Expo is the nation's leading convention for health and physical education professionals!  There is no better opportunity to exchange ideas, forge new relationships, and learn from the best of the best in our profession.

SHAPE America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Federal EIN 52-0886491) and as such gifts to SHAPE America do qualify as charitable contributions and are deductible for federal income tax purposes to the maximum extent provided by federal law.
Price:   $ 250
Unlimited
100% of your $250 donation helps cover registration fees to send teachers to the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo.  The SHAPE America National Convention & Expo is the nation's leading convention for health and physical education professionals!  There is no better opportunity to exchange ideas, forge new relationships, and learn from the best of the best in our profession.

SHAPE America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Federal EIN 52-0886491) and as such gifts to SHAPE America do qualify as charitable contributions and are deductible for federal income tax purposes to the maximum extent provided by federal law.
Price:   $ 500
Unlimited
100% of your $500 donation helps cover registration fees to send teachers to the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo.  The SHAPE America National Convention & Expo is the nation's leading convention for health and physical education professionals!  There is no better opportunity to exchange ideas, forge new relationships, and learn from the best of the best in our profession.

SHAPE America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Federal EIN 52-0886491) and as such gifts to SHAPE America do qualify as charitable contributions and are deductible for federal income tax purposes to the maximum extent provided by federal law.
Price:   $1,000
Unlimited
100% of your $1,000 donation helps cover registration fees to send teachers to the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo.  The SHAPE America National Convention & Expo is the nation's leading convention for health and physical education professionals!  There is no better opportunity to exchange ideas, forge new relationships, and learn from the best of the best in our profession.

SHAPE America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Federal EIN 52-0886491) and as such gifts to SHAPE America do qualify as charitable contributions and are deductible for federal income tax purposes to the maximum extent provided by federal law.
GENERAL SESSIONS/KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Location: The Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Grab attention and entertain attendees with this series of sponsored trivia questions.  Up to six trivia questions will rotate on big screens in the General Session room during the 30 minutes prior to the start of the session.  Your logo will appear on each trivia slide and sponsor may provide 2 of the trivia questions.  Attendees will answer the trivia questions via the mobile app.  One lucky winner will be randomly drawn from those that participate and will be announced during the Opening General Session.

Sponsor to provide one (1) donated prize item.

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Logo on up to six (6) trivia slides shown during the 30 minutes prior to the start of the Opening General Session (as attendees arrive and are seated)
  • Verbal recognition during the prize announcement from the stage during the Opening General Session
  • Two (2) of the six (6) trivia slides are sponsor-contributed

Bundle & Save!

Be the EXCLUSIVE Opening General Session Sponsor! Reserve the Opening General Session Pre-Session Trivia, Physical Activity Break and Session Sponsor together and save $1,500. The discount will be automatically applied to your reservation.

Date: Friday, March 16, 2024
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Location: The Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Grab attention and entertain attendees with this series of sponsored trivia questions.  Up to six trivia questions will rotate on big screens in the General Session room during the 30 minutes prior to the start of the session.  Your logo will appear on each trivia slide and sponsor may provide 2 of the trivia questions.  Attendees will answer the trivia questions via the mobile app.  One lucky winner will be randomly drawn from those that participate and will be announced during the Closing General Session.

Sponsor to provide one (1) donated prize item.

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Logo on up to six (6) trivia slides shown during the 30 minutes prior to the start of the Closing General Session (as attendees arrive and are seated)
  • Verbal recognition during the prize announcement from the stage during the Closing General Session
  • Two (2) of the six (6) trivia slides are sponsor-contributed
Price:   $2,500
Exclusive     Sold Out
Date: Friday, March 16, 2024
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Location: The Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Give attendees a mental and physical “reboot” by leading an activity break (max. 5 minutes) from the stage during the Closing General Session. These brief refreshers present an exclusive and fun opportunity to showcase how your program supports physical activity in front of a large gathering of health and physical educators. SHAPE America will provide appropriate A/V equipment to support both audio and/or video during the session.

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Opportunity to lead a physical activity break during the Closing General Session (max. 5 minutes)
  • Opportunity to provide one (1) piece of collateral for a seat drop during the Closing General Session (recommended quantity of 1,000)
  • Reserved seating for up to two (2) sponsor representatives during the Closing General Session
  • Logo ID on the Closing General Session page of the convention website
  • Logo ID on signage displayed before and during the Closing General Session
  • Logo ID in the Closing General Session description in the web- and mobile app-based Session Directory
  • Recognition in at least one (1) e-blast promoting the Closing General Session

GENERAL SESSIONS/KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS Sold

  • United States Marine Corps
EDUCATION CATEGORIES
Price:   $3,000
Exclusive

The Physical Activity Track will feature approximately 30 sessions that will be scheduled Tuesday-Saturday during the convention week. The Track features sessions that fall into one of the following sub-categories: Adapted Physical Activity; Curriculum; Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs; Coaching Education and Coaching; Dance (outside of PE programs); and Early Childhood Physical Activity.
 

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Two (2) marketing collateral pieces as downloads for each education session within the Physical Activity track of offerings
  • Logo identification on signage displayed prior and during each session within the Physical Activity track
  • Logo identification on all Physical Activity track session descriptions shown in the Session Directories (online and the mobile app)
  • One (1) branded window cling on the concourse level of the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
  • Recognition in up to one (1) e-Blast promoting the Physical Activity track sessions
  • Minimum of one (1) sponsor acknowledgement and announcement in SHAPE America's social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn)
  • One (1) 6-foot skirted display table in a high attendee traffic area (set-up/tear-down of materials to be displayed are the responsibility of the sponsor
Price:   $5,500
Exclusive
The Physical Education Track will feature approximately 90 sessions that will be scheduled Tuesday-Saturday during the convention week. The Track features sessions that fall into one of the following sub-categories: Adapted Physical Education; Administration/Supervision/Leadership; Advocacy; Curriculum; Instruction & Assessment; Dance; Equity,; Diversity & Inclusion; Social & Emotional Learning; and Technology & Virtual/Hybrid Learning.

Sponsor Benefits:
  • Two (2) marketing collateral pieces as downloads for each education session within the Physical Education track of offerings
  • Logo identification on signage displayed prior and during each session within the Physical Education track
  • Logo identification on all Physical Education track session descriptions shown in the Session Directories (online and the mobile app)
  • One (1) branded window cling on the concourse level of the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
  • Recognition in up to one (1) e-Blast promoting the Physical Education track sessions
  • Minimum of one (1) sponsor acknowledgement and announcement in SHAPE America's social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn)
  • One (1) 6-foot skirted display table in a high attendee traffic area (set-up/tear-down of materials to be displayed are the responsibility of the sponsor
SPONSORED SESSIONS
Price:   $1,750
Available:  3     Sold:  3

Help attendees keep up their exercise regimen or kick-start their day by leading a 1-hour session featuring your organization's physical education curriculum and/or physical activity programming. Morning Wellness Sessions are held at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, generally attracting nearly 100 dedicated attendees. As the sponsor, your organization is responsible for instructing and leading the session, per day(s) selected. Two Wellness Sessions will be offered each day, Wednesday through Friday.

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Lead and facilitate one of two Morning Wellness sessions on Wednesday or Friday
  • Distribution of promotional materials or resources to participating attendees
  • Logo identification on signage displayed prior and during each session
  • Logo identification on Morning Wellness session descriptions shown in the Session Directories (online and the mobile app)
  • Recognition in up to one (1) e-Blast promoting the Morning Wellness sessions

SPONSORED SESSIONS Sold

  • Breathe For Change
  • United States Marine Corps
  • United States Tennis Association
Price:   $2,750
Available:  3     Sold:  4

Sponsor Theater Presentation sessions are held in a dedicated 1,200 sq. ft. area directly on the exhibit floor, set theater-style for lecture or PowerPoint presentations. These 1-hour sessions offer organizations the opportunity to showcase their products and services in a learning environment. Sponsors can highlight best practices for the classroom setting, feature successful customer case studies, share proprietary research, as well as many other topics that are of interest to health and physical educators. 

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Lead and facilitate a Sponsor Theater Presentation session on Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday
  • Distribution of promotional materials or resources to participating attendees
  • Logo identification on signage displayed prior and during each session
  • Logo identification on Sponsor Theater Presentation session descriptions shown in the Session Directories (online and the mobile app)
  • Logo identification on the exterior wall of the theater

Available Session Slots

Date Time
Wednesday, March 13, 2023 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, March 13, 2023 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13, 2023 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, March 14, 2023 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Thursday, March 14, 2023 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 14, 2023 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Friday, March 15, 2023 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

SPONSORED SESSIONS Sold

  • Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix
  • Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
  • IQ Solutions, Inc.
  • NHSSCA
Price:   $2,750
    Sold Out

Sponsor Theater Activity sessions are held directly on the exhibit floor in a dedicated 3,000 sq. ft. area, configured with limited seating to encourage active and hands-on participation by attendees. These 1-hour sessions offer organizations the opportunity to showcase their products and services that support quality health and physical education, specifically with new products or classroom activities. Sponsors will energize and interact exclusively with participating attendees for the duration of the session.

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Lead and facilitate a Sponsor Theater Activity session on Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday
  • Distribution of promotional materials or resources to participating attendees
  • Logo identification on signage displayed prior and during each session
  • Logo identification on Sponsor Theater Activity session descriptions shown in the Session Directories (online and the mobile app)
  • Logo identification on the exterior wall of the theater

Available Session Slots

Date Time
Wednesday, March 13, 2023 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, March 13, 2023 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13, 2023 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, March 14, 2023 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Thursday, March 14, 2023 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 14, 2023 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Friday, March 15, 2023 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

SPONSORED SESSIONS Sold

  • 9 Square in the Air
  • Castle Sports
  • Gopher Sport
  • Omnikin Inc
  • SPARK
  • United States Marine Corps
  • USA Baseball
Price:   $1,500
Available:  11     Sold:  1

Coffee Talks are designed to be unscripted and informal networking conversations, bringing together small groups of educators to discuss a specific topic.  These 1-hour sessions will be hosted in roundtable areas throughout the exhibit hall between 9:30—10:30 a.m. Wednesday—Friday. 

Categories

  • Health Education
  • Higher Education
  • Physical Activity
  • Physical Education

Add-On Opportunity
You also have the option to add a bundle of Coffee Coupons to distribute to attendees, if desired.  Refer to Coffee Talks - Coffee Coupon Add-On for complete details.

Bundle & Save!

Coffee Talk Category Sponsor:  You'll be the exclusive category sponsor when you purchase the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Coffee Talk in a single category.  Plus, you'll save $900!  As the Category Sponsor, you will have the opportunity to lead one (1) Coffee Talk discussion each day within your sponsored category (total of 3).  Additionally, you'll recieve one (1) double-sided branded meter sign for display in a high-traffic area of the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. The discount will automatically be applied to your reservation.

Sponsor Benefits: 
  • Opportunity to host/moderate one (1) Coffee Talk in your sponsored category on your selected day(s)
  • Logo identification on signage displayed throughout the convention area promoting Coffee Talk topics and schedule
  • Logo identification on table tents referencing the name of the individual Coffee Talk dedicated to sponsor's selected date and category
  • Logo identification on Coffee Talk description for selected sponsor day, shown in the Session Directories (online and the mobile app)
  • Sponsor responsible for selecting the topic/subtopics to be discussed, developing framing/topic tee-up for discussion and seed questions/prompts to keep conversation going
  • These should not be formal presentations and no A/V equipment will be provided
  • SHAPE America recommends a maximum of two (2) moderators per Coffee Talk

SPONSORED SESSIONS Sold

  • University of Nebraska Kearney
Add a bundle of Coffee Coupons to distribute to attendees and encourage them to participate in your sponsored Coffee Talk discussion.  You choose the quantity of coupons you wish to add.  Each coupon will include your logo and booth number (if applicable), along with messaging to enjoy a cup of coffee compliments of you!  SHAPE America will provide the coupons to you for distribution on site at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.

The above image is intended for illustrative purposes. The final Coffee Coupon design may differ.

NETWORKING
Price:   $5,000
Exclusive     Sold Out

At the Opening Celebration, the evening of Tuesday, March 12, you will undoubtedly hear SHAPE America convention attendees singing their praises for karaoke entertainment (or belting out their favorite rock song in honor of Cleveland’s musical heritage). As the Opening Celebration Karaoke sponsor, your brand will be center stage and the life of the party.

Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2024
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Hilton Hotel Cleveland

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Verbal recognition by the DJ at minimum one (1) time during the Opening Celebration
  • Logo identification on signage displayed flanking the stage
  • Logo identification on Opening Celebration signage displayed at entrance of the event
  • Logo identification on Opening Celebration description shown in the Session Directories (online and the mobile app)
  • Opportunity to provide raffle prize(s) for best solo, best duet and best group performances

NETWORKING Sold

  • Gopher Sport
Price:   $5,000
Available:  6     Sold:  0

Be part of the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo’s premier event when you join as a Supporting Sponsor of the Opening Celebration. Mixing games, entertainment and dancing, this event on Tuesday, March 12, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., is the official kick-off networking event for the convention. If your goal is to expand your brand image, connect with purchasing influencers or have an effective product or service launch, be sure to become a Supporting Sponsor of the Opening Celebration.

Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2024
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Hilton Hotel Cleveland

Package Includes:

  • One (1) double-sided branded meter sign displayed in the Opening Celebration ballroom (can option to utilize at your booth post-event)
  • Logo identification on Opening Celebration signage displayed at entrance of the event
  • Logo identification on Opening Celebration description shown in the Session Directories (online and the mobile app)
  • Logo identification in one (1) e-Blast promoting the Opening Celebration
  • Logo identification and acknowledgement as an Opening Celebration Supporting Sponsor on SHAPE America's social media platforms
  • SHAPE America to provide one (1) prize to raffle per Supporting Sponsor; prize examples may include one (1) complimentary registration to the 2025 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo, Apple iPad, Android watch, or an Amazon Echo bundle. Sponsor may opt to provide own raffle prize(s) of $500 or higher value; raffle winners will be announced at the end of the event by the karaoke DJ
Price:   $4,000
Available:  3     Sold:  0

Enjoy sponsoring a VIP Suite, Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (during the Opening Celebration), and host your newest or best customers for a private festive gathering with your team. Located at the Hilton Cleveland hotel across from the Opening Celebration ballroom, your sponsored suite includes customized invitations to distribute from your booth, and will have stunning views of the Cleveland Browns' stadium and the Cuyahoga River. Please note: each suite accommodates 100 max invited guests.

Restrictions

All Opening Celebration VIP Suite reservations must additionally reserve an Opening Celebration Catering Package.  Options include:

  • Cash Bar and Package of 100 Drink Tickets | $2,000
  • Cash Bar and Package of 200 Drink Tickets | $4,000
  • Cash Bar, Food Station and 100 Drink Tickets | $8,000
  • Cash Bar, Food Station and 200 Drink Tickets | $10,000

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Access to one (1) private hospitality suite from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 13
  • One hundred (100) branded postcard invitations to distribute from your booth to potential guests
  • One (1) single-sided branded meter sign
  • Logo identification on hospitality suite signage displayed at entrance of the event
  • Logo identification on Opening Celebration description shown in the Session Directories (online and the mobile app)
  • Logo identification in one (1) e-Blast promoting the Opening Celebration

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Time:
Location: 

NewOn Tuesday, March 12, join executive directors and executive committee members from state health and physical education associations, as well as national volunteer leaders from SHAPE America's program councils and committees. This annual gathering provides an opportunity for attendees to share reflections and ideas for how we can continue to build new relationships and support each other moving forward. A networking boxed lunch is included for all participating attendees.

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Greet attendees at door as they arrive for the Leadership Conversations Continued Meeting
  • Verbal recognition from the podium during the meeting
  • 15-minute (max) presentation from the sponsor (Boxed Lunch option)
  • Logo identification on signage displayed prior and during the meeting
  • Logo representation on sponsor acknowledgement slide during the presentation
  • Logo identification on Leadership Conversations Continued meeting description shown in the Session Directories (online and the mobile app)

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: The Summit Building


46% of total conference attendees are comprised of students and first-time attendees, and their orientation session on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, is your best opportunity to meet and greet with the convention’s freshest faces. This session is designed specifically to help attendees navigate their first SHAPE America National Convention & Expo by facilitating community among newcomers and providing need-to-know facts for a successful conference experience.

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Greet attendees at door as they arrive for the Orientation session
  • Verbal recognition from the podium during the session
  • 5-minute (max) welcome remarks from the sponsor to participants or facilitate a 5-minute (max) ice-breaker activity during the session
  • Logo identification on signage displayed prior and during the session
  • Logo representation on sponsor acknowledgement slide during the presentation
  • Logo identification on Student & First-Time Attendee Orientation session description shown in the Session Directories (online and the mobile app)
  • Banner ad and logo identification in one (1) e-Blast highlighting the session, targeted prior to convention to all identified students and first-time attendees
ATTENDEE EXPERIENCE
Price:   $3,000
Exclusive
Reach attendees through this post-convention attendee satisfaction survey, designed to help SHAPE America gauge participation in the convention activities and identify areas for improvement or enhancement for future conferences. Sponsorship of the Attendee Satisfaction Survey includes an opportunity to provide up to three (3) company-focused survey questions, to include aggregate data on the answers provided within 2 weeks of the survey closing.  Your donated raffle prize(s) will incentive survey completion, ensuring strong attendee participation.

Sponsor Benefits:
  • Banner ad included in the e-Blast announcing the survey
  • Custom section with up to three (3) questions written by the sponsor (subject to SHAPE America prior approval)
  • Aggregate data on answers provided to sponsor provided questions
  • One (1) registration bag postcard insert
  • Sponsor acknowledgment in two (2) social media promotions of the survey
  • Name and contact information provided for winner(s) of raffled prizes
Nearly 300 teachers and students will act as volunteers at the convention, and when your sponsor the Volunteer T-shirts, your brand will be on constant display while volunteers assist attendees throughout the convention center. All volunteers will receive two (2) t-shirts, and your organization's logo will appear prominently on the back of each t-shirt. SHAPE America will consider an in-kind donation from a sponsor that produces and ships the t-shirts, in lieu of a monetary sponsorship fee.

Sponsor Benefits:
  • Sponsorship includes the cost of production and distribution of the t-shirts
  • Logo identification on the back of each volunteer t-shirt
  • One (1) attendee welcome bag postcard insert
Price:   $7,500
Exclusive
As the sponsor of Attendee Registration, your organization has the unique opportunity of making a first and lasting impression with conference participants, both online and onsite. Prior to the convention, your brand will first be prominently featured digitally on the registration and housing websites and confirmation emails, and once onsite at the convention, your branded artwork appears on registration counter panels, self-service kiosks and registration signage strategically placed throughout the convention center.

Sponsor Benefits:
  • Digital advertisement on the landing pages of the registration and housing portals,
  • Banner advertisement included in the footer section of the attendee confirmation email
  • Logo identification on registration kick panels
  • Banner ad on registration self-service kiosk screens at onsite registration
  • One (1) double-sided meter sign branded with your messaging in the attendee registration area at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
  • One (1) attendee welcome bag promotional flyer insert

Fast, free WiFi is a highly valued and prized service by attendees to keep connected when away from their workplace. When your organization sponsors WiFi in the common areas of the convention center, you will receive the ultimate branding to all attendees connecting to the network, and your organization will be viewed as forward-thinking, innovative, sensitive to your customer's needs, and high tech.

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Customized WiFi password branded to your company
  • One (1) attendee welcome bag postcard insert
  • Sponsor acknowledgement in the News You Can Use e-Blast to all registered attendees (sent one week prior to the start of the convention)
  • Logo identification on all onsite signage dedicated to WiFi login instructions
  • Logo identification on the WiFi network login instructions page on the #SHAPECleveland website
  • Logo identification on the WiFi network login instructions page with the mobile app
Price:   $7,500
Exclusive
All convention attendees staying at the host hotel, Hilton Cleveland Downtown, will receive two key cards for admittance to their room, providing a unique opportunity for a sponsor to place their messaging directly into their hands. During the lifespan of an event, an attendee will actively look at their key card 8-12 times per day, representing repeat impressions to your targeted audience, and key card branding has been proven to drive up to twice as much traffic to your exhibit booth.

Sponsor Benefits:

  • Sponsorship includes the cost of production and distribution of the keycards
  • Branding information from Keycard Sponsor on front side, which can include a QR code to direct attendees to a website or landing page of your choosing
  • Convention branding information from SHAPE America on reverse side
  • One (1) attendee welcome bag postcard insert

Credit Card Processing Fee Notice

A 3.5% processing fee will be applied to all payments made via credit card.  The Credit Card Processing Fee will be reflecte4d on your invoice and receipt.  This fee will not be applied to payments via ACH/Direct Deposit or check.  If you prefer to make payment via ACH/Direct Deposit or check, please select invoice as your payment method.  Instructions for both options will be outlined on your invoice.