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Advertising, exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities

Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities

America's Credit Union Conference • June 26-29, 2016 • Washington State Convention Center • Seattle

Increase your visibility in the credit union movement with sponsorships at America's Credit Union Conference. You can mix and match sponsorship opportunities to achieve your desired sponsorship level. You must exhibit at the event if you'd like to be a sponsor. Exhibitors that take advantage of CUNA's advertising, sponsoring opportunities receive preferred booth placement in the exhibit hall.

See benefits of sponsorship at these levels: Diamond, Platinum, Gold

Reservation form for sponsorships


Advertise in ACUC special reports emails

For attendees of America's Credit Union Conference and the folks back home, CUNA provides extensive coverage of the conference. Banner ad spots (468x60) are offered in daily emails on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of the conference. Available to all advertisers, not just exhibitors. The emails go to Credit Union Magazine subscribers and conference attendees.

Contact us about these opportunities.


Closing Party on Tuesday, June 28, at 7-10 p.m., $50,000

The conference wraps on a high note with a celebration at EMP Museum, a leading-edge, nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. As the exclusive sponsor, you receive name and logo recognition on the conference website, in addition to stage presence, onsite recognition, and signage.


Maui Jim Sunglass Station $15,000 to $35,000

Maui Jim got its start in 1980 as a small company selling sunglasses on the beach in Hawaii. Now it's the fastest growing premium polarized sunglass maker in the world. This sponsorship offers you a booth-driver card in attendee bags and a sunglass fitting station near your booth. Attendees will bring the card to your booth to see if they've won a pair of premium sunglasses. Please contact your Business Development Manager for details.

  • 50 pairs of glasses @ $110 each = $15,000
  • 100 pairs of glasses @ $110 each = $25,000
  • 150 pairs of glasses @ $110 each = $35,000


Keynote Speaker (multiple available) $25,000

  • George Blankenship, The Customer Experience – SOLD CUNA Councils
  • Charlene Li, The Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Your Digital Transformation
  • Josh Linkner, Harnessing Innovation: Turning Raw Ideas Into Powerful Results
  • Alex Sheen, Because I Said I Would – SOLD CUNA Mutual Group

Here's your opportunity to associate your brand with high-level speakers. As a sponsor, your company will be recognized in signage and on stage at the beginning of the session. You'll also receive six reserved seats and your company logo on screen.


Conference Attendee Bags $20,000 – SOLD CO-OP Financial Services

A very popular item with attendees. Your company name and logo will be imprinted on the conference bags. It's great exposure because most attendees carry the bags throughout the conference and take them home.


Convention Center Escalator Glass Clings $15,000

This sponsorship offers three, two-sided glass clings that are 87 inches wide by 25 inches high on the main Convention Center escalators leading to and from the ACUC space. Picture your message in this location.


Name Badge Lanyards $15,000 – SOLD PSCU

Your logo or name will appear on this very visible item. Name badges are required for conference admittance, so this is a sure-fire way to keep your name in front of all attendees.


Buy a Cup of Starbucks for Every Attendee $15,000 – SOLD CUNA Strategic Services

Did you know people in Seattle consume more coffee than in any other American city? This sponsorship provides 700 booth drivers in attendee bags, plus $10 Starbucks gift cards you can give away in the exhibit hall.


Program Book Sponsorship $15,000 – SOLD American Share Insurance/Excess Share Insurance

As the program book sponsor, your logo and company name are printed on the cover. And, you have two full-color, one-page ads in the "sweet spots" of the book — the inside front cover and back cover. The book is an ongoing source of information that attendees take back to the credit union.


Program Book Belly Band $5,000 – SOLD American Share Insurance/Excess Share Insurance

For an additional $5,000, the program book sponsor can add a full-color bellyband to the program book. We'll provide the specifications and template, and you provide the artwork for printing.


Umbrellas $12,000 – SOLD D+H

Just in case it rains in Seattle, you'll be ready. We'll imprint your company's logo on a convenient, compact umbrella.


Charging Station & Cyber Café $10,000 each – SOLD CUNA Strategic Services

You'll get great visibility as a sponsor of the always-popular charging station and cyber café. Attendees appreciate the free Internet and e-mail access, along with a place to plug in devices. In addition to signage, your company's name and logo appear on each computer screen. Picture your company here.


Window Clings in Welcome Center $10,000 – SOLD CUNA Strategic Services

These window clings will tell attendees where your booth is located and what you're promoting before they even get inside the exhibit hall. Includes one 5 feet high by 7.5 feet wide window graphic in a very visible location! Picture your graphic here.


Seattle Scenes Photo Station $10,000

Here's a fun way to engage attendees. Who can resist a photo opportunity with a backdrop of Seattle adventure scenes? All pictures are provided in a cardstock frame with your logo.


Conference App (options below)

You'll make a tech-savvy impact on credit union decision-makers with these opportunities to display your logo on the app's splash screen, publish feature posts, and send a conference-wide notification.

Gold Sponsorship – $10,000 – SOLD CO-OP Financial Services

  • Your logo on the splash screen
  • One promotional post pinned to the top of the activity feed for 30 minutes
  • One app section with logo on the navigation screen and link to more info
  • One global push notification

Silver – $4,000 (2 sponsors) – SOLD Mortgage Partnership Finance Program

  • Two promotional posts pinned to the top of the activity feed for 20 minutes
  • One global push notification

Bronze – $2,500 (5 sponsors)

  • One promotional post pinned to the top of the activity feed for 30 minutes


Guest Bag $10,000

Imprinted with the conference name and your logo, give the bags away in your booth as a place to stash goodies and handouts. Attendees will love them for carrying their items around Seattle.


Hotel Key Cards $10,000 – SOLD CUNA Mutual Group

Be seen at check-in and every time attendees enter their rooms. The key card sponsorship includes your company name/logo message printed on the hotel key cards.


Pocket Agenda $10,000

This sponsorship provides a full panel (dimensions approximately 3.75" x 4.5") for your company name, logo, and marketing message on the much-used agenda.


Speaker/Sponsor: Industry Trends Breakout Session $7,500 each – SOLD to CO-OP Financial Services, CPI Card Group, EverFi, J.P.Morgan, Kasasa, LendKey, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, PSCU

Here’s your opportunity to showcase your organization as a thought leader at the 2016 America's Credit Union Conference. We’re looking for interactive 30-40 minute presentations on hot topics, emerging trends, and best practices. Up to four concurrent sessions will be held on Monday, June 27 and Tuesday, June 28. All proposals will be reviewed by our conference management team who will make the selections. Learn more and submit a proposal.


Convention Center Floor Clings $5,000 for a set of 10 – SOLD CU Solutions Group

Direct attendees straight to your booth with these highly visible, full-color floor clings. An excellent way to maximize your booth traffic. Your company’s floor clings will alternate with CUNA messages. There are three sets of floor clings available:

  • Convention Center main floor/entrance level
  • ACUC Welcome Center outside of Exhibit Hall
  • Outside of the breakout and general session meetings rooms


Convention Center Ballroom Escalator Signage $5,000

This sponsorship gives you three signs that are 20.5 inches wide by 33 inches high. Every attendee will see your signs as they take the escalator to meeting rooms. Your company to be one of the first and last seen by attendees every day.


Thought Leader Session (3 available) $5,000 each

Sponsor one of the three concurrent Thought Leader Sessions on Monday, June 27. Includes signage and recognition for your company in front of session attendees.


Exhibit Hall Food Events (multiple available) $5,000 – SOLD Credit Union Times

Attendees love food events and appreciate their sponsors. You'll be recognized on signage as a sponsor of breakfast and lunch in the exhibit hall. 

Device Wipes $5,000

This smartphone/tablet cleaning cloth is a high-quality, ultra-fine microfiber cloth that removes fingerprints. It can be customized with your logo and is a great item that everyone will want and use. The wipes are included in attendee registration materials.


Hand Sanitizer $5,000

A full day of shaking hands will make all attendees want to reach for some hand sanitizer. Display your logo prominently on this giveaway included in attendee registration materials.


High Boy Community Tables in the Exhibit Hall $5,000

You can have your company logo and message on 10 high boy tables in the exhibit hall. Table tops are 30" rounds, and your company logo and message will be custom fitted for maximum exposure. This will be a highly visible opportunity!


Lip Balm $5,000

We can imprint your logo on one of attendees' favorite registration packet materials that they'll use throughout the event and later at home. 

Luggage Wraps $5,000 – SOLD D+H

Any time credit union leaders spot their luggage, they'll also see your brand. The luggage wraps are included in attendee registration materials.


Pens $5,000

Your brand will be in hand as attendees use conference pens imprinted with your name/logo. The pens are included in attendee registration materials.


Hotel Room Drop (multiple) $2,500 + hotel fees – CU Today, Credit Union Journal, CU Times

Reach attendees at their hotel with an early morning, mid-afternoon or early evening room drop. Each drop will be placed directly under or at each attendee's door. Your message can't be missed!


Program Book Advertising (multiple) full-page ad $2,500; half-page ad $1,500

Place an ad in the conference program book to showcase your company and drive attendees to your booth.

Aisle Signs $1,500 (2 still available) others sold to CO-OP Financial Services, PSCU

Get outstanding exposure in the exhibit hall! Highlight your company name and logo on a large sign that hangs at one end of the aisle. The signs are 10’ wide X 5’ high, and the area for your message is 4’ wide X 5’ high.

Please note: All copy and artwork for the above sponsorships must be approved by CUNA.