Experience and research have taught us that School Leaders Matter. After teachers, principals have the most significant impact on student performance. Specifically, principals influence culture, build and sustain organizational systems, and attract and retain high-quality teachers. However, only 1-in-4 principals stay in a leadership position longer than 5 years, which negatively effects student and adult performance.
To combat our schools’ leadership churn, the IPA has focused its efforts on our vision of ensuring effective, sustained educational leaders in every school community. And, we need your help.
Please explore the vast benefits and opportunities available for you to partner with the IPA. Not only will the resources you provide allow for us to help school leaders get better faster and stay in positions longer, but you will also gain 24/7/365 exposure to those who make and influence purchasing decisions in our state’s schools. Further, you will find a wide variety of offerings to maximize your marketing dollars that gain you yearlong recognition and visibility.
IPA Corporate Members are a critical part of our Association community. IPA Corporate Membership is included at every sponsorship level, or your organization can join for an annual dues rate of $250.
Please consider partnering with the IPA today. It matters as we work together to combat the leadership churn in our schools.
Receive IPA member communications
Company listing and link in the IPA’s online Corporate Partner Directory
Recognition in a weekly email, PrinciPal, that goes out to over 5000 IPA members
Recognition on Social Media as Corporate Partner
Corporate Partner image to use in emails and other digital communication
Member mailing labels available once a year upon request
Savings on Annual Conference Booth Space
1-month lead time on choice of booth space and sponsorships
Unique IPA Corporate Member sign on booth and name badge for Annual conference
Unique IPA Member demarcation in the Annual Conference Program
Opportunity to place promotional material on Annual Conference resource table
Listing on IPA website banner
Listing in the IPA’s Annual Report
Listing on the Annual Conference Website and App
Listing on Signs at the Annual Conference
Recognition during a Annual Conference General Session
Advertisement in printed Annual Conference agenda (registration deadline of July 31)
Rotating banner ad on Annual Conference mobile app
Recognition in an edition of the monthly Corporate Member Spotlight sent to IPA Members
Free 10 x 10 booth at Annual Conference
Opportunity to attend Welcome Reception at Annual Conference to meet attendees (2 reps per org)
Meet with IPA Region Directors and Membership Chairs during annual training
IPA website banner with logo
Meet with IPA Board of Directors during a quarterly Board Meeting
Letter of support from IPA Executive Director on IPA letterhead for company rep use
Opportunities to connect company representatives with IPA Region Leadership
Friend | $1,000 – $2,499
Annual Conference 5K Fun Run/Walk
5K fun run/walk that will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., with sign-in at 9:30 a.m. As the sponsor, you will receive the following benefits: logo on t-shirt sleeve; signs at the run/walk, including the start and finish line. You will also be listed as the 5K Fun Run/Walk sponsor in the conference agenda..
Annual Conference Masseuse in MarketPlace
Pamper attendees by having a masseuse in your booth. The sponsor of this will receive a specific booth location to allow room for the masseuse. This is a hit with attendees! As the sponsor, you will receive the following benefits: Priority booth placement. You will also be listed as the conference masseuse sponsor in the conference agenda.
Annual Conference Small Group Session Room
$1,000 per room | 8 available
Take advantage of the opportunity to sponsor a Small Group Session Breakout Room for a day. The Small Group Sessions are the heart of the conference, so what better way to get your company some recognition as a room sponsor. As the sponsor, you will receive the following benefits: Sponsor logo on session sign outside of room; your literature available in room for attendees; you will be listed as a small group session room sponsor in the conference agenda.
Annual Conference Surveys
A requirement for any conference attendee desiring professional development hours for attending the conference, sponsoring the surveys is a great way to get your name in from of Illinois’ education leaders. As the sponsor, you will receive the following benefits: Your logo on each session survey; you will be listed as the conference surveys sponsor in the conference agenda.
Annual Conference Connect to Win Game
Conference attendees will have an opportunity to play “Connect to Win” on the conference mobile app, earning points for visiting exhibitors and sponsors; tweeting and other tasks at the conference. As the sponsor, you will receive the following benefits: your logo incorporated into the conference mobile app game; you will be listed as the conference connect to win sponsor in the conference agenda.
Annual Conference Centerpieces
We always like to make the MarketPlace look nice and a personal touch is the centerpiece that we use on the lunch tables in the MarketPlace. This is a great way to get your company logo out there! As a sponsor, your will receive the following benefits: Your logo incorporated into the decoration (as determined by IPA); you will be listed as the centerpiece sponsor in the conference agenda.
Annual Conference Elevator Clings
There will be elevator clings at the hotels and Peoria Civic Center highlighting the theme and special details. Clings are highly visible and will be up for the duration of the conference. As the sponsor, you will receive the following benefits: Logo included on elevator cling; you will be listed as the centerpiece sponsor in the conference agenda.
WELL Summit – Sapphire Level
$1,500 | Multiple Available
The purpose of this event to empower, connect, inspire, support, celebrate and develop women in educational leadership. Sponsor benefits include: Company Logo on WELL Summit website and printed materials; name on conference sign; name on attendee tables.
Bronze | $2,500 – $4,999
Annual Conference Coffee Break
$2,500 | 3 available
Food is the fuel that keeps attendees moving! We offer 3 different breaks with snacks and beverages. Breaks take place Monday morning, Monday afternoon, and Tuesday morning. As the sponsor of one of the breaks, you will receive your logo on napkins during the break you sponsor (provided by IPA). You will be listed as a coffee break sponsor in the conference agenda.
Annual Conference Registration Badges
Annual conference attendees are all given a badge and lanyard to wear for the event. As the sponsor of this, IPA will put your logo on the lanyard for the name badge.
Annual Conference Connection Center
The Connection Center is a comfortable place for networking and idea exchange as well as a chance to reflect on conference events and sessions. A phone charging station will be available here as well, drawing participants throughout the day. The Connection Center is in the MarketPlace on Monday. As the sponsor, you will receive the following benefits: Logo included on Connection Center signage; your literature available in the Connection Center for conference attendees; you will be listed as the connection center sponsor in the conference agenda.
Board of Director Meeting Sponsor
$2,500 | 4 available
IPA Board Meetings are held quarterly – January, April, July & October. This sponsorship is to provide lunch for the 45-member board with the opportunity to present to them for 15 minutes and distribute your organization’s materials.
Legal & Legislative Update
This annual printed publication provides IPA’s over 5000 members all relevant changes to state, federal and case laws that will affect a school’s day-to-day operations. This sponsorship includes a full-page ad in the publication.
School Leader Networks
$2,500 | 4 available
The IPA has three tiers of School Leader Networks. The networks are designed to provide school leaders at different stages of their careers with the mindset, tools, encouragement, and community of peers necessary to succeed as an educational leader. The sponsorship includes the opportunity for you to present to participants for 15 minutes, distribute your organization’s materials, place your company’s logo with a link back to your company’s website on the individual networks’ webpages, and place your company’s logo on the School Leader Networks marketing materials.
Assistant Principal/Dean Summit
$2,500 | 2 per summit available
Assistant Principals and Deans play a unique and critical role in leading our schools. In order to meet the professional learning needs of these critical leaders, the IPA hosts two Assistant Principal/Dean Summits, one in January in southern Illinois and the other in June in Northern Illinois. The sponsorship includes the opportunity for you to present to participants for 15 minutes, distribute your organization’s materials, and place your company’s logo with a link back to your company’s website on the IPA summit web page, and place your company’s logo on summit marketing material.
WELL Summit – Emerald Level
$3,000 | Multiple Available
The purpose of this event to empower, connect, inspire, support, celebrate and develop women in educational leadership. Sponsor benefits include: Company Logo on WELL Summit website and printed materials; name on conference sign; name on attendee tables; recognition during a General Session; opportunity to attend sponsored event (2 reps from your organization) to greet attendees.
Annual Conference Shirts
The first 200 Conference Attendees to register for the event will receive a limited edition polo with the IPA Logo. As a sponsor, your logo will be incorporated on the sleeve of the polo shirt, and you will be listed as the polo shirt sponsor in the conference agenda.
Silver | $5,000 – $9,999
Annual Conference Welcome Reception Beverages
The Welcome Reception is held on Sunday night and is the kickoff to the conference. As the sponsor you will get to place your signs at the ever-busy drink stations. You will also be listed as the welcome reception beverage sponsor in the conference agenda.
Annual Conference Mobile App
The mobile conference app is now a requirement for any attendees who want to earn professional development hours. Sponsor the app and your logo will appear on the launch screen anytime the app is started. You will also be listed as the mobile app sponsor in the conference agenda.
Annual Conference Continental Breakfast
$5,000 | 2 available
Help attendees start their day off right! IPA offers breakfast on both Monday and Tuesday mornings. As the sponsor of one of the breakfasts, you will get your logo on napkins at the breakfast (provided by IPA). You will also be listed as a breakfast sponsor in the conference agenda.
Annual Conference Spiral-Bound Agenda Book
Every attendee will be given a spiral-bound conference agenda. Not only does the agenda contain information about the small group sessions, it has vital details about lodging, eating and other items attendees must know. As the sponsor, you will receive a full-page advertisement in printed agenda, either in the front or on the back cover, your choice.
The IPA annually surveys and studies the salaries and benefits of educational leaders throughout Illinois. Data is collected every fall and a physical research report is provided to the over 5000 IPA members every spring. This sponsorship includes a full-page ad in the research report; your logo and relevant company information on the salary study page of the IPA website with a link to your website; and your logo with a link to your website on the online survey.
WELL Summit – Diamond Level
$5,000 | Multiple Available
The purpose of this event is to empower, connect, inspire, support, celebrate and develop women in educational leadership. Sponsor benefits include: Company Logo on WELL Summit website and printed materials; name on conference sign; name on attendee tables; recognition during a General Session; opportunity to attend sponsored event (2 reps from your organization) to greet attendees; speak to the audience during a General Session
The Principal’s Calendar is intended to help school leaders stay focused, organized, and growing. The Principal’s Calendar provides monthly lists of important responsibilities and legal requirements. In addition, it offers dates to remember (some just for fun) as well as critical
professional development opportunities and resources. The sponsorship includes your company’s logo placed on the front page of the calendar, a link back to your company on the calendar website, and reference to your company in all calendar marketing and communication.
Gold | $10,000 – $14,999
Annual Conference General Session Keynote
$10,000 | 2 available
The General Sessions are your chance to speak directly to all conference attendees. You will get to introduce yourself and your organization before introducing the session’s speaker. You will also be listed as a general session keynote sponsor in the conference agenda.
Annual Conference Monday Night Reception
After a full day of learning at the IPA’s Annual Conference, attendees are invited to relax and network with each other at a Monday night reception. A representative from your organization will be able to give a brief introduction at the event. In addition to the sponsor benefits listed, your logo will appear on cocktail napkins at the event and your logo projected on the wall when possible.
Annual Conference Attendee Mementos
All conference attendees are given a copy of a book written by one of the keynote speakers at the conference. As the sponsor, you will be allowed to have a bookmark included with the book, in addition to all other sponsor benefits.
The PrinciPal is a weekly email to IPA’s 5000+ members that provides updates on timely educational topics. As a sponsor of the PrinciPal, your logo with a link to your website will be included in the email each week.
Online Model Student Handbook
The IPA’s Online Model Student Handbook is one of the Association’s most popular services. It provides building leaders student handbook policies aligned to state and federal law as well as model school board policy developed by the Illinois Association of School Boards. It is updated every three months. With this sponsorship, your company’s logo will be placed on each page of the Model Student Handbook website with a link back to your company’s website. Additionally, your company’s logo will be included on all promotional material.
Principal Appreciation Day
This state-endorsed celebration held every October honors the work and commitment of principals, assistant principals and deans in schools throughout Illinois. A mailing including a letter of appreciation with a copy of the governor’s proclamation is mailed to all administrators in Illinois. This sponsorship includes recognition of your organization in the letter; your organization’s name included in a state-wide press release; and your organization’s logo linked back to your website on the IPA’s Principal Appreciation Day web page.
Platinum | $15,000+
Annual Conference Welcome Reception
IPA Annual Conference holds a Welcome Reception on Sunday evening for all attendees coming to conference. This event also recognizes the Past Presidents of the Illinois Principals Association. A representative from your organization will be able to give a brief introduction at the event. In addition to the sponsor benefits listed, your logo will appear on cocktail napkins at the event and your logo projected on the wall when possible.
Annual Conference Lunch
The MarketPlace on Monday lunch will be the hub for all conference attendees. As the sponsor of this lunch you will have your logo on the meal napkins during Monday’s lunch (provided by IPA). You will also be able to have two company representatives in attendance to greet attendees at lunch and be listed as the Monday lunch sponsor in the conference agenda.
Awards for Excellence Program
Excellence deserves recognition! The Awards for Excellence program does just that by recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of school leaders so they receive the acclaim they deserve. State winners are selected by an Awards Committee made up of past IPA presidents. State winners are recognized annually at awards ceremonies held in conjunction with the Annual Conference every October. The sponsorship includes your company’s logo and a link to your company’s website on the Awards for Excellence web pages, inclusion of your company’s name on award winner press releases, the opportunity for you to recognize award winners at their schools, and the opportunity for you to recognize winners during the IPA’s Annual Conference.
IPA Connect Principal Community
The IPA Connect Principal Community is the IPA’s dynamic discussion forum that provides IPA Members a platform to communicate with colleagues regarding best practices, advice, and education related trends. When sponsoring the IPA Connect Principal Community, your logo (linked back to the company’s webpage) is placed on each message sent through the IPA Connect Principal Community e-discussion group touching thousands of educational leaders daily. Your logo will also be placed on the IPA Connect homepage.
Ed Leaders Network Learning Partner
$20,000 | 5 available
The Ed Leaders Network (ELN), the nation’s premiere digital professional learning community, serving close to 100,000 educators with high quality, on-demand professional learning. ELN is developed and delivered through a collaborative effort between 15 principals associations in 12 states including: IL (IPA), IN (IASP), KY (KAESP); MI (MEMSPA/MASSP), MN (MESPA/MASSP), MO (MAESP/MASSP), NH (NHSP), OH (OASSA), PA (PPA), VT (VPA), WA (AWSP), and WI (AWSA). This sponsorship includes your logo on the ELN partner page of the ELN website with a link to your website; your logo and link to your website in all ELN Connect weekly emails to ELN members; your logo on all ELN marketing materials; and your logo on all ELN course guides.