About Sponsoring

Sponsoring Thrive builds visibility for your brand, connects you with educators, and gives you a forum to share your organization’s expertise. Whether you are trying to reach schools at the local or national level, aligning your company with this conference will win your brand valuable exposure to thousands of attendees, including independent school leaders, administrators, and teachers throughout the country.

Sponsorship sales for Thrive 2025 will open later this year.

For Reference Only: 2024 Information

Sponsorship Benefits

SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS Diamond Platinum Gold Silver Bronze Copper Friend
Logo on conference website x x x x x x x
Thank-you from NAIS leader at general session x x x x x x x
Conference proud sponsor logo x x x x x x x
Advance selection of your 2025 conference exhibit booth location x x x x x x x
Logo in the general session slide show Individual Slide Individual Slide Individual Slide Shared Slide Shared Slide Shared Slide Shared Slide
Complimentary conference registrations 6 5 4 3 2 1  
Logo on conference signage  x x x x x x  
Acknowledgement in email x x x x x x  
Acknowledgement on social media Individual Mention Individual Mention Individual Mention Shared Mention Shared Mention Shared Mention  
Choice of either pre-conference or post-conference direct mail attendee list (mailing must be approved by NAIS) x x x x x x  
Sponsorship sign for exhibit table x x x x x x  
On-site sponsor ribbons x x x x x x  
10'x10' exhibit booth 2 FREE 1 FREE 1 FREE 50% Discount 25% Discount    
Additional drink tickets for customers at the Welcome Reception 25 20 15 10 5    
Complimentary 2024–2025 NAIS Supporter program benefits x x x        
Logo featured on homepage of NAIS conference website x x x        
Feature in Sponsor Spotlight email to NAIS Members x x x        
Reserved front-row seats for the opening general session x x          
Banner ad on conference mobile app x x          
Visibility at in-person Heads' Summit x            

*Direct mail attendee list excludes email and is contingent upon NAIS approval of marketing material. 

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Level Visibility Opportunity Description Available Cost
  Hotel Key Cards Put your company logo at the fingertips of  independent school leaders the entire week of the conference. 1


  Hotel Room Door Hanger Put your logo and custom message on the "Do Not Disturb" door hangers that will be provided to each conference attendee. 1 $25,000
  Mobile App Display your company logo as the opening visual each time an attendee opens the Thrive 2024  conference event app. 1 SOLD $25,000
  Name Badge Lanyards Display your logo next to the NAIS logo on lanyards attached to conference name badges, which attendees are required to wear.


  Opening or Closing General Session Speaker Attach your company name to either the opening or closing general session speaker. 2 $20,000
  Wi-Fi Login Have your company name be the network name of the conference wi-fi for all attendees to see when they log into the wi-fi at the convention center. 1 $20,000
Thursday or Friday
Co-host lunch with NAIS in the Expo while attendees network with colleagues and exhibitors on Thursday or Friday. 1 $15,000
  General Session Speakers Align your company name to one of the general session speakers (not the opening or closing speaker).


  President's Reception Feature your company name and logo at the conference welcome reception and help NAIS kick off the conference. 3 1 $15,000
  Headshot Lounge Gain additional exposure at the conference by branding our complimentary headshot lounge. One of our attendee favorites! 1 SOLD $15,000
  Massage Lounge Treat conference attendees to a massage and some well-deserved downtime in the Expo’s Wellness Lounge.  1 $10,000
  Coffee Service:
Thursday or Friday AM
Put your logo in everyone's hand with branded break items such as coffee cup sleeves or napkins. 2 1 $10,000
  Coffee Service:
Thursday or Friday PM
Put your logo in everyone's hand with branded break items such as coffee cup sleeves or napkins. 2 $12,500
  Branded Lounge Space Brand one of our lounge spaces where attendees will gather and network within the Expo.


  Charging Stations Have your logo featured on conference charging stations where attendees will gather with their devices throughout the conference. 1 SOLD $5,000
  Master Class:
Thursday or Friday
Align your company with one of our Master Classes. 2 SOLD $5,000
  Featured Session Attach your brand to the featured session on Thursday. 1 SOLD $5,000
  PechaKucha Session Align your company with this session that features innovative, quick-paced presentations.  1 $5,000
  Signature Experiences Put your branding in front of a targeted audience. Choose to align with one of these themes: diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging (DEIJB); social-emotional learning (SEL); or artificial intelligence (AI)  3 SOLD $5,000
  General Sponsorship This allows you to align your brand with the conference but does not connect you to a specific event or item. Unlimited $2,500
  General Sponsorship This allows you to align your brand with the conference, via a digital presence, but does not connect you to a specific event or item. Unlimited $750

SCAM ALERT! NAIS does not sell its conference attendee list. Confirmed sponsors receive pre- and post-conference attendee lists directly from NAIS as part of their benefits packages at no extra charge. If you receive calls or emails from any third-party vendor offering to sell you an attendee list, we strongly advise that you do not give these solicitors any personal information or payment. 

For more information about these opportunities or if you'd like to customize a package for this event, please contact us