Sponsor Guide

Sponsorship at ACPE

ACPE sponsorship is more than attending a conference. It is building relationships, engaging in conversations, and networking with K-12 technology decision makers throughout the Pacific Northwest.

We have a history of inviting sponsors to fully participate in our conference and stay connected with our members.The Board of Directors builds the conference program to include activities, sessions, and events to foster these connections between your staff and ACPE’s membership of recommenders (engineers and administrators) and decision makers (CIOs).

It’s different. And is a successful design we take pride in.

To help you determine if we are a good fit for your organization, know that you do more than staff a booth at ACPE; you and your team are engaged and central to the conference activities, events, and sessions for all three days. If you come with the intent to just sell your products, you will be disappointed. But If you come prepared to have meaningful conversations and listen to our membership over the three days, sponsorship will yield benefits. We know this by the number of the sponsors who have been with us for decades and the sponsor waitlist that grows each year.

If we’re a good match and you want to know more, please browse the FAQs or email info@acpenw.org.

2021 Sponsorships are Sold Out

We appreciate our sponsors!

To be considered for future ACPE sponsorship, please complete the sponsorship sign-up form.


Questions and Answers

Who attends the annual conference?

ACPE’s conference is aimed at leadership-level IT professionals, including CIOs, CTOs, executive directors, directors, and network, server and system administrators. Our conference sells out each year.

When we are in person at The Resort at the Mountain, we accomodate 675 attendees.

475 of those attendees are leadership and support staff in K-12 IT departments. Over 80% are the decision makers or provide significant influence for all IT spending in their school district. The remaining ~200 attendees are sponsors and other staff.

What are your sponsor benefits?

ACPE sponsorships are an annual agreement starting on December 1 and ending on November 30.

Sponsorship benefits include a set of:

  • conference benefits by level—gold, platinum, and diamond
  • annual benefits ($2,000 value)
    • your logo and contact information on our sponsor webpage
    • an email contact list that includes all ACPE members (delivered after the May event)

The $2000.00 non-refundable deposit has two purposes:

  • holds a sponsorship level and space at the conference until paid in full for the level desired
  • pays for the annual non-conference benefits in full

This is not refundable once paid and is independent of the conference benefits.

Please note: Sponsorships do not include ACPE membership or any ACPE membership benefits.

How do I become a sponsor?

Two simple steps get you started:

  1. completing an application and evaluation (approval by the Board of Directors)
  2. paying the $2,000 deposit

Once we have you on the list, the Board of Directors works with you to craft spaces, events, and opportunities that position your organization successfully within the conference schedule.

Sponsors attending the annual ACPE conference are invited to represent the goods and services their company offers K-12 education.

Sponsors of the most recent annual conference have an early opt-in for the next year’s list.

As we move through this process, it is the responsibility of the sponsor to know and understand ALL timeline requirements.