Sponsor, Exhibit, & Advertise

Make an impact: Support MBLGTACC

For 28 years, the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC) has brought together students from around the United States for a few days each year to learn and grow through the knowledge and experiences of others. In the course of a weekend, a student can attend half-a-dozen workshops, catch keynotes by activists and thought leaders, meet with nonprofit leaders and grad school admissions representatives, and bear witness to the talent of locally and nationally competitive drag performers. All of this is made possible, in part, through the generous support of our friends, community partners, and corporate sponsors.

Your support of MBLGTACC will mean two important things. First, all of this work will be possible. As a all-volunteer student planning team, all gifts to MBLGTACC will go directly toward programming, resources, and operations that support the conference and our students. Second, you’ll be advancing our commitment to economic justice. We pledge to make our programs accessible to all students and young leaders regardless of their financial means. We'll limit costs for participation and materials, and make additional support available to those with limited access to resources. Your support turns this commitment into action.

There are several ways to support MBLGTACC:

Each level of sponsorship builds on the prior tier, and sponsorships of $2,500 or more receive complimentary ad space to show our appreciation and help place your ad in front of 2,000+ attendees. Your support makes a difference in the lives of thousands of LGBTQIA+ college students in the Midwest. How will you support this extraordinary conference and its attendees?

Amount

Tier

Benefits

Program ad

$200+

American Robin
Robins signify the end of winter into spring- envisioning a future.

Name listed on website

-

$500+

Bergamot
Bergamot has medicinal qualities and is often brewed into tea. Healing to the community.

+Name listed in program

-

$1,000+

Painted Turtle
Painted turtles live in communities, often found basking together. Adheres to value of community, enjoying each other’s company as a community.

+Vendor table

-

$2,500+

Copper
Copper is flexible and useful, our community must be flexible to meet the needs of all members of the LGBTQ+ community.

+Ad

⅛ page ad

$5,000+

Apple Blossom
Michigan’s state flower. Affirmation: we honor all identities and boundaries, like we honor the apple blossom for its beauty and fragrance.

+Logo on T-Shirt

¼ page ad

$7,500+

Petoskey Stone
Petoskey stones are unique fossils, they look like ordinary limestone but when polished or wet reveal the fossil pattern. We want to be intentional about shining light (or pouring water) on marginalized communities to reveal their beauty and our own blind spots.

+Advertising on website

½ page ad

$10,000+

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Herons have an enormous 6’ wingspan, making them easy to spot in the sky. The Heron represents visibility to those underrepresented in the LGBTQ+ community.

+Ad/flyer/coupon in swag bag

Full page ad

Join the Resource and Career Fair as an exhibitor

Each year, 2000+ LGBTQIA+ college students from the Midwest spend a Saturday going through the Resource and Career Fair at MBLGTACC. This event provides exhibitors the opportunity to reach student leaders and active members of the Midwest community. Organizations at the Resource and Career Fair typically seek to promote opportunities, sell merchandise, or reach out to an amazing group of college students and their advisors. What will your organization do with this amazing opportunity?

Interested in having a table at the Resource and Career Fair? Want to reach an audience of 2,000+ LGBTQIA+ students? This is the opportunity for you!

Exhibitor pricing

Price

Organization Type

$100

WMU organizations/departments

$150

Higher ed institution offices/departments &
Small Non-Profits (less than $100k annual budget)

$250

Large non-profit organizations ($100k+ annual budget)

$300

Small businesses &
Organizations selling items at the fair

$450

Corporations

Advertise in the MBLGTACC program guide

Each year, MBLGTACC creates a beautiful program guide that attendees use throughout the weekend and often keep as souvenirs. Ad space in the program guide offers conference supporters the chance to share information about their organizations, academic programs, and offerings. What word will you spread with your ad in the program guide?

Check out our past program puides on the MBLGTACC History website!

Ad space packages

Ad space package prices are based on size for the MBLGTACC program guide. Ads must be submitted to Kate Miller as a press-ready PDF with crop marks and .125" bleed space on all sides. All ads will be printed in color. For best results, be sure your ad is in the CMYK colorspace and exported at 300 dpi or higher.

Price

Size

Specifications

$150

⅛ page

4.25"W x 2.75"H with .125" bleed on all sides

$200

¼ page

4.25"W x 5.5"H with .125" bleed on all sides

$325

½ page

8.5"W x 5.5"H with .125" bleed on all sides

$500

Full page

8.5"W x 11"H with .125" bleed on all sides

Swag bag inserts

If you are interested in placing an item in conference attendee swag bags, please contact us for custom pricing.

More information

If you have any questions about any of the above information, please contact us.

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