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The 4th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy is a university-organized event designed to support the sharing of research and best practices in teaching and learning among faculty from across the US and abroad. We invite related companies to participate, both as conference participants and as sponsors, to enable us to continuing offering the 2-1/2 day conference free of charge.

The Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy continues to expand and grow, yet offers no-cost registration to all presenters and attendees. We believe that budgetary reductions of travel money and professional development funds should not be a barrier to increased instructional effectiveness and student learning. The free registration is made possible by the generous support of Virginia Tech's Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education; academic sponsors including Virginia Tech's colleges, departments, and centers; and corporate sponsors who recognize the value of innovative and quality pedagogy in higher education.

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and continuous break food each day, a hard copy of the conference proceedings, as well as use of the conference facilities and technologies. The conference program features research and practice sessions, poster sessions, opening and closing keynote speakers, a reception, and meeting amenities

Why Become a Sponsor?

By supporting the conference, it affirms the value that a sponsor places on the continued evolution and improvement of teaching practices for a diverse student population with changing needs.

Corporate sponsors can reach out to faculty and administrators from across the US and abroad. Given the rapid growth of this conference, it is anticipated that 725 faculty from 150 institutions across a plethora of countries will come together at the conference. Publishers, technology companies, and service providers can gain market exposure among the decision-makers and targeted products users.

Said one 2011 sponsor, Many thanks for the very full report, and congratulations on your terrific success. We will certainly offer support for next year's event.

Sponsor the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy

Contact the conference chair, Cortney Martin, at or 540.230.9366.

Corporate Sponsor Benefits

Corporate Sponsorship: start at $1500 for the standard package below. Additional opportunities (exhibits, sessions, events, etc) are available.

Corporate sponsorships are supported with the following:

  • Conference Guide: Name and logo published on sponsor listing page
  • Conference Guide: A full-page, full-color advertisement
  • Conference Website: Sponsor name, logo, and hyperlink on sponsor page
  • Conference Site: Sponsor name and logo displayed prominently at venue
  • Conference Site: Sponsor acknowledgement during opening and closing remarks
  • Conference Participant Packet: Inclusion of up to 3 pieces of literature (brochures or documentation) distributed to all participants
  • Executive Summary: Post-conference report

Important Dates

November 30, 2011 Sponsorship Agreement Deadline; corporate logos due via email to
December 15, 2011 Full-page advertisement due via email (high-res PDF, JPG, or EPS format) to
January 15, 2012 Literature for participant packets (approx. 700) or optional pickup due. Ship literature to Conference Chair (address listed below).

Academic Sponsor Options and Benefits

Academic Event Sponsor: $500
Academic General Conference Sponsor: $200

Event Sponsors support a specific conference function such as a poster session, lunch, research sessions, keynote speaker, or conference program. General Conference Sponsors provide broad support for administrative and faculty attendees.

Academic sponsorships are supported with the following:

  • Conference Guide: College/Department/Center name and director(s) on sponsor listing
  • Conference Website: College/Department/Center name and director(s) and hyperlink on sponsor page
  • Conference Site: Sponsor name and logo displayed prominently at venue
  • Executive Summary: Post-conference report

Contact Information:

Chair Co-Chair
Cortney Martin Lauren Bryant
109 Hillcrest Hall 122 Hillcrest Hall
(540) 230-9366 (540) 231-6823

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