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Sponsors, Exhibitors, Advertisers


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 2016 sponsor and exhibitor levels are outlined below and the application package is at right; we hope you will join us as we work together to build the future of disability advocacy and leadership.


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You're Invited To Be a Part of the 2016 AUCD Conference

December 4-7, Washington, DC

At the 2016 AUCD Conference, "Navigating Change: Building Our Future Together," over 800 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 workshops, meetings, receptions, and plenaries, the three-day conference is designed to promote innovative thinking that will catapult disability policy, research, and advocacy initiatives to the next level.

The conference is strategically held in Washington, DC to attract thought leaders from Capitol Hill and the Administration, along with well-known journalists and disability advocates who work at the federal level. Recent AUCD conferences have featured Senator Tom Harkin, PBS Newshour's Judy Woodruff, high level Obama appointees, and key Hill Staff.

Sponsors of the conference will have direct access to AUCD's $660 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.



2016 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. 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 levels of sponsorship as described below.


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2016 Exhibits & Advertising

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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 800 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 additional fee)
  • 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 National Partners

AUCD is pleased to recognize its national partners who support a variety of initiatives around health, leadership, and systems change at an annual level of at least $50,000. These partners have committed resources - from supporting national planning grants to providing network funding for state-level initiatives - that move the needle forward on improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families.

At the national partner level, sponsors are prominently featured on AUCD's website and social media outlets throughout the year. Additionally, these partners receive exclusive opportunities to engage with AUCD's leadership and network of disability experts. Each partner receives a one-page feature about their support and impact in the AUCD conference program.

If you are interested in becoming an AUCD national partner, please contact us to explore opportunities for collaboration.


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
  • 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
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Kent Creative
  • Lefleur Transportation
  • LifeShare
  • MetLife Center for Special Needs Planning
  • National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Down Syndrome Resources
  • National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
  • Quantum
  • Rooted in Rights
  • SignalVine
  • Social Thinking
  • Special Hope Foundation
  • Springer
  • The Arc / HealthMeet
  • Therap
  • Walmart
  • WellPoint