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2020 Annual Conference - Sponsors - October 21-23
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The 2020 SAIS Annual Conference has been re-imagined for a virtual experience and moved to October 21-23. Do you offer a product or service that helps schools better serve their students, families, and communities? Participating as a sponsor offers the opportunity to reach a variety of decision-makers, including heads of school, associate heads, division heads, academic deans, business officers, and directors of technology, development, DEI, admissions, and communications. Visibility will help increase and maintain awareness of your brand among these key personnel. Don’t miss THE virtual gathering place to exchange ideas and discover beneficial opportunities with independent school leaders from across the region.

Sponsorship opportunities will close on September 18. Past sponsors and exhibitors may register prior to August 3.



*limit 10

*limit 7
Listing on sponsor webpage through 7/31/2021    

Link to sponsor webpage in epub

Logo included on SAIS rotating homepage graphic

Included in social media sponsor listing(s)   1
Access codes to all keynote sessions    1
Verbal recognition at conference

"Virtual swag bag" opportunity  

Mailing labels of conference registrants  

Hyperlink on conference webpage

Appearance in printed conference program
Appearance on live conference schedule      listing
Hyperlink in one marketing email  

Hyperlink in one reminder email                      
Hyperlink in one evaluation email

Ad in one SAIS epub       QuickLinks
Goody box inclusion    
4x6 card
small item
One tagged Twitter mention  


60-second video at sponsored session  
Logo on welcome screen at sponsored session      



Virtual Swag Bag

Do you have a special promotion you’d like to offer to the conference registrants? A unique program or service you want independent school leaders to be aware of? The virtual swag bag is a dedicated webpage for conference participants that includes a short description and link to your special offer or info. The webpage will launch September 1. 

Mailing Labels

Mailing labels for all conference registrants will be provided the week following the conference so that you may snail-mail a follow-up brochure. Labels are formatted for Avery 5160 and are sent as a PDF for self-printing. Unfortunately, we cannot release attendee email addresses due to our privacy policy. 

Goody Box / Printed Program

The week prior to the conference, SAIS will mail each registrant a goody box including a printed conference program, notebook, and sponsor information. This is an excellent opportunity for your logo to be one of the first impressions participants have. The goody box items will need to arrive by September 25. We will send quantity needed and shipping instructions on September 1.

  • SILVER sponsors may submit a 4” x 6” postcard. The postcard can be two-sided.
  • GOLD sponsors may provide a small, lightweight item (no larger than 4” x 6” and 1” thick) such as koozies, pens, stickers, brochures, downloads cards, or other swag.

The printed program included in the goody box will include gold sponsor logos as well as a listing of silver and bronze sponsors.


You will submit a 60-second promotional video for us to share at your sponsored session. Videos must be submitted by October 9. It could include things like:

  • Soundbites from company leaders
  • Testimonials from SAIS member schools
  • Photos

Electronic Publication Ad

SAIS publishes and distributes HeadLines and QuickLinks to more than 4,500 independent school leaders on a monthly basis. View a sample here.

The ad specs are: horizontal, 1200w x 220h, PNG or JPEG format.

  • SILVER = banner ad in HeadLines

  • GOLD = banner ad in QuickLinks


  • The SAIS Annual Conference is state of the art. The topics are fantastic, the participants are friendly and engaging, and the SAIS staff is the gold standard. They work hard to make the experience as pleasant and easy as they can.
  • The event is, without question, one of the highlights of the season -- a forum that we find so valuable!
  • I have finally figured out why this is the best conference we attend. National conference can be too unwieldy. State conferences only have attendees only from a specific state. At SAIS, school leaders who have known one another for a long time but now work in different places can reunite. As a result, the web of connections between participants is deeper, richer, and longer. This creates a congenial tone unmatched at other events and therefore makes the SAIS conference more productive than any other.


  • This has been a really wonderful conference! I hadn't attended an SAIS event previously, and although I wasn't sure if virtual would be ideal, I have learned so much. Networking and sharing ideas with my cohort was extremely beneficial. I look forward to attending in-person one day!
  • I was shocked at how smoothly this virtual event went! Every detail was covered, and I learned so much while making connections with others. The hours were great and breaks were long enough but not so long that time was wasted. While I hope to attend a conference in person sometime soon, the virtual option allowed for more flexibility. I would have been unable to attend without the online option.
  • Your tech worked perfectly. The goody box that was mailed to us in advance with the printed program plus the linked conference schedule and the daily emails with links ALL contributed to an easy-peasy experience.
  • I am enjoying this conference and the Zoom format. The chat allows backchannel discussion and additional information exchange. I also enjoyed the cohort discussions.
  • The only negative was not being able to see colleagues in person. That said, there were many more positives to this format.
  • Thank you for all that y'all are doing to make this conference possible, even on a virtual platform! I am really learning a lot, and I appreciate it.


Sponsorships are non-refundable


Registration, attendance at, or participation in SAIS meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to SAIS’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions, and audio of such events and activities.


Contact Anna Taylor at or (404) 583-6452.

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