Event Sponsorship

Event Sponsorship shapes consumer attitudes, increases product and brand awareness, promotes customer loyalty, and offers top-level exposure. The AIA and SCS Joint Annual Meeting is the leading conference in North America for archaeologists. The AIA welcomes outside sponsorship for many of the most visible and well-attended events at the Annual Meeting:

Opening Night Public Lecture
Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
250+ attendees, free event, open to the public

Opening Night Reception, an AIA and SCS event
Friday, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
800+ attendees, ticketed paid event, open to the public

Young Professionals & Graduate Student Reception
Naming rights sponsorship available, meeting attendees only

The Annual Archaeology Fair, a two-day event
Friday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
2,500 - 5,000 attendees, primarily families and students, free event, open to the public

Event Sponsorship Benefits

  • Naming rights sponsorship of the Public Lecture or the Graduate Student Reception
  • On-site promotion (demonstration/display/ information booth)
  • Opportunity to run a database generating drawing or contest on-site
  • Inclusion on event promotional pieces (logo or company name included on the ticket design, coupon/advertising on ticket backs, inclusion on pre-event poster and on-site event signage)
  • Ability to host a promotion or contest on the Annual Meeting website
  • Inclusion in press releases and any event-driven promotional radio, print publications or other media activities
  • Creation of an employee volunteer program
  • Discounted admission for employees, clients or customers
  • Production of meaningful content for sponsor's website
  • Links to sponsor website from the Annual Meeting website
  • Opportunity for inclusion of industry-oriented questions on post-event survey and access to post-conference list for direct marketing follow-up
  • Opportunity to provide equipment, services, technology, expertise or personnel useful to the success of the event in exchange for part of the sponsorship fee
  • Paper insert(s) or promotional item(s) distribution in the Annual Meeting Welcome Bag
  • Discounts for multi-year sponsorship
  • Ad placement in Annual Meeting Program & electronic hotel reader boards

Event Sponsorship Contact Information

To receive a custom sponsorship proposal, or to learn if event sponsorship is right for your organization, please contact:

Andri Magdalena Cauldwell
Development Events Manager
Direct: (617) 353-8704
E-mail: acauldwell@aia.bu.edu