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Sponsors, Exhibitors, Advertisers


You're Invited to Be a Part of the 2018 AUCD Conference

AUCD deeply appreciates the generous support of our friends and partners, allowing the AUCD Conference to grow to become one of the nation's premier disability gatherings. Specifics of our 2018 sponsor and exhibitor levels are outlined below and the application package will be posted shortly; we hope you will join us as we work together to build the future of disability advocacy and leadership.


people with arms around one another posing for a picture and looking away from the camera. Text: The AUCD Conference brings together a wide range of attendees yet promotes an intimate and close-knit atmosphere of learning and sharing, which provides a unique experience for sponsors.


November 11-14, 2018

At the 2018 AUCD Conference over 1,000 community leaders, researchers, policy makers, practitioners, professionals, advocates, and students will join forces in their commitment to change the world for people with disabilities and their families. Packed with concurrent and poster sessions, plenaries, and numerous networking opportunities, the AUCD conference is designed to promote innovative thinking that will catapult disability policy, research, and advocacy initiatives to the next level.

Download this application package and return it to AUCD to confirm your participation.

Committment Deadline: September 15

Artwork Deadline:
October 5

The conference is strategically held in Washington, DC to attract thought leaders from Capitol Hill and the Administration, along with well-known disability advocates who work at the federal level. Recent AUCD conferences have featured Senator Maggie Hassan, Department of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, Gallaudet University President Roberta Cordano, high level Administration appointees, and key Hill Staff.

Sponsors of the conference will have direct access to AUCD's $650 million national network of directors, researchers, practitioners, and advanced-level Fellows representing university based programs from every state and territory. Best of all, you'll join an increasingly dynamic conversation focused on the support, inclusion, and well-being of people with disabilities, and demonstrate your organization's commitment to this population.



Sponsorship Opportunities

Photo of vendors talking with an attendee. Text: Your partnership matters. Sponsor support ensures that the AUCD conference continues to deliver cutting-edge content that promotes the health, education and social and economic welfare of people with disabilities and their families. A portion of the dollars raised will support AUCD's public policy and advocacy initiatives as well as help us provide conference registration and travel grants to enable people with disabilities, their family members, and other emerging leaders to attend the AUCD Conference. All sponsors will be able to:

  • Have one-on-one interactions with attendees and AUCD leadership
  • Display your message and products prominently to attendees
  • Be recognized prominently both before and during the event with event signage, special mentions during major events, and your logo on the conference website and nationally disseminated promotional materials
  • Connect with attendees at your leisure via our attendee mailing list

Additional deliverables are dependent upon the levels of sponsorship as
described below.

Benefits Platinum
Elite Event branding Monday plenary or Sunday reception
Tuesday plenary Awards celebration Wednesday plenary
General support
Promotional ad in the conference program Inside front cover Inside back cover Full page Half page Quarter page
Logo listing in conference program, website, and app x x x x x
Sponsorship thank you at event x x x x  
Connect with key network leaders of interest x x      
On-Site Benefits     
Complimentary conference registrations 5 4 3 2 1
Product table or display at the sponsored event

Exhibit table
Acknowledgement on promotional materials x x x x x
Access to pre and post conference attendee mailing list
x x x x x



Exhibits & Advertising

Photo of women laughing and clinking glasses. Text: Conference Exhibitor- $1,000

Prominently display your materials and products and enjoy valuable one-on-one time with conference attendees on Monday and Tuesday of the Conference. Located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer occupied by attendees throughout the conference, the exhibitor space allows for maximum exposure and return on your investment. Come share your innovation and promising practices with over 1,000 disability leaders, practitioners and self-advocates. Spaces are limited so submit your exhibitor application today!

Exhibitors receive:

  • 6x6 booth
  • 2 complimentary exhibitor representatives on-site (who will staff the exhibit only; this is not a conference registration)
  • 1 discounted full conference registration ($250)
  • Logo placement in the conference program and on the AUCD conference website
  • Access to pre- and post-conference attendee mailing list

Program Advertising

  • Full page, color- $800   8.5" W x 11" H
  • Half Page, color- $500  6.5" W x 3.25" H
  • Quarter Page, color- $300 3.5" W x 3.5" H



AUCD Appreciates our Partners

The following organizations have sponsored, exhibited, or advertised at past AUCD Conferences, lending their support to AUCD's work to promotes the health, education, social, and economic welfare of people with disabilities and their families.

  • Access Interpreting, Inc.
  • Allsup
  • Anthem
  • ao Strategies
  • AOTA
  • AT&T
  • autism NOW
  • Behavior Imaging
  • Bender Consulting Services, Inc.
  • Brookes Publishing
  • Centene Corporation
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Closed Caption Maker
  • Comcast Universal
  • DirectCourse
  • Elsevier
  • Essential Learning
  • FDA Office of Women's Health
  • HSC Foundation
  • IAB
  • Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
  • Intelligent Video Solutions
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Kent Creative
  • Lefleur Transportation
  • MetLife Center for Special Needs Planning
  • National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Down Syndrome Resources
  • National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
  • Office of Disability Employment
  • Quantum
  • Resources for Integrated Care
  • Rooted in Rights
  • sComm
  • SignalVine
  • Social Thinking
  • Special Hope Foundation
  • Springer
  • The Arc / HealthMeet
  • Therap
  • Uber
  • Walmart
  • WellPoint