RSA Bi-Annual Conference

Exhibitor, Advertising, and Sponsorship Opportunities

The Nineteenth Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference will be held in Portland, OR May 21 - 24, 2020.  The conference will draw more than 1400 teachers and scholars of rhetoric with home departments in Communication, Writing Studies, English, and across the humanities and social sciences.

RSA20 offers multiple venues for marketing and promoting what your organization has to offer. Some of these opportunities are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. There are a variety of package options listed, but we are also happy to consider other packages based on your specific needs. Please contact Krista Kennedy (eventdirector@rhetoricsociety.org) to discuss your idea or receive more information.

CLICK HERE to make your selections. You may pay online by credit/debit card or request an invoice for payment by check.

Exhibit Table Space

Table space (6 foot long) is available to presses, graduate programs, and vendors who wish to showcase their offerings. Setup begins at 8 AM with opening at 11:30 AM on Thursday, May 21; tear-down begins at 10:30 on Sunday, May 24. Hours of operation will be:

Thursday, May 21       11:30 – 5:00
Friday, May 22            9:00 – 5:00
Saturday, May 23        9:00 – 5:00
Sunday, May 24          9:00 – 10:30

Hilton Portland Downtown
21 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204
TEL: +1-503-226-1611

Full Table Rates:

            $ 700 1 table
            $ 900 2 tables
            $1000 3 tables

Table/Ad Package:

1 table plus full page program advertisement: $1,200 a $1,400 value!

Sponsorships

Key Events Sponsorships: your sponsorship will be acknowledged in the program and your logo will be displayed on signage at the event.

  • Opening Reception (Friday): exclusive sponsorship $5,000; co-sponsorships $2,000 minimum.
  • President’s Town Hall: exclusive sponsorship $3,500; co-sponsorships $1,500 minimum.
  • Reception: “Building Rhetoric’s Inclusive Futures: A Reception to Honor the Scholarship of RSA Members from Underrepresented Groups”: exclusive sponsorship $3,000; co-sponsorships $1,500 minimum
  • Graduate Student Reception: exclusive sponsorship $1,500; co-sponsorships $1,000 minimum
  • Research Network Forum: $1,750 SOLD
  • Visual Rhetoric: Past and Future Directions Mini-Institute: $1,250
  • Rhetorics for All: Principles and Practices in the Public Humanities Mini-Institute: $1,250
  • ISHR Seminar on Rhetorical History: $1,250
  • Preconference Career Retreat: $1,000
  • Preconference Contingent Faculty Retreat: $1,000
  • Preconference Leadership Seminar: $1,000 SOLD
  • Diversity & Graduate Programs Workshop: $1,000 SOLD

Key Services Sponsorships:

  • Entrance Unit: $2,000 (includes signage at location plus 1 page ad and acknowledgment in program)
  • Information Desk: $1,500 (includes signage at location plus 1 page ad and acknowledgment in program)
  • Charging Station: $1,000 (includes signage at location plus 1 page ad and acknowledgment in program)
  • Digital Sponsor: $3,000 (multiple available, includes signage plus 1 page ad, app ad and acknowledgment in program)
  • Audiovisual Equipment Sponsor: $3,000 (multiple available, includes signage plus 1 page ad, app ad, and acknowledgment in program)
  • Childcare Sponsor: Co-sponsorships $750 minimum

Coffee Break Sponsorships: Your name and logo will appear on signage at the break and be listed in the program.

Main Morning Coffee Breaks

Friday: $750 SOLD
Saturday: $750 SOLD

Additionally, we invite departments, colleges, and presses to consider providing general sponsorship at various levels:

  • Friends of RSA20: $250
  • Supporters of RSA20: $500
  • Sponsors of RSA20: $1000
  • Major Sponsor: $7500

Organizations providing the first three levels of support will be acknowledged in the conference program and website. Major Sponsors should contact Krista Kennedy(eventdirector@rhetoricsociety.org) to discuss recognition options. 

Advertisements and Swag

The reservation deadline is March 15, 2020. To check on availability before ordering, email eventdirector@rhetoricsociety.org. 

Lanyard Sponsorship – Promote your organization to every attendee at the conference!

Lanyard $2,000

Print Advertising

Full Page Ad (b&w): $750 standard / $550 member
Half Page Ad (b&w):  $500 standard / $350 member
Interior Front Cover (color): $1000 standard / $800 member
Interior Back Cover (color):  $1000 standard / $800 member
Exterior Back Cover (color):  $1250 standard / $1100 member SOLD
Inside day dividers, 1 side (color) $800 standard / $600 member) 

Mobile App Advertising

  • Convention App Sponsorship (your logo will appear every time one of our 1400 attendees launches the app during the 4 days of the conference): $4,000
  • banner scroll (your institution, company information, or a link to your book or publication will randomly scroll at the top of the event and panel listings): $100 per day or $350 for 4 days

Combination Print/App Packages

Package 1: $500  a $550 value!

  • half-page ad in printed program
  • one day of banners on app, highlighting your department/organization/publication

Package 2: $600 a $650 value!

  • Half page ad in printed program
  • two days of banners on app, highlighting your department/organization/publication

Package 3:  $700 a $850 value!

  • full-page ad in printed program
  • three days of banners on app, highlighting your department/organization/publication venue

Pages in the program will be 8.5” x 5.5” (or half the size of a standard 8.5” x 11” page). Please do not shade boxes, graphics, or copy. Camera-ready artwork in PDF format must be received by April 1, 2020.

CLICK HERE to make your selections. You may pay online by credit/debit card or request an invoice for payment by check.

For more information or to discuss opportunities or packages, contact Krista Kennedy at eventdirector@rhetoricsociety.org.

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