Convo 2021 | THE Virtual Event for Aspiring Teachers

Friday, November 5 – Sunday, November 7, 2021



Be a part of THE virtual conference for aspiring teachers this fall—KDP Convocation 2021!

Happening November 7–9, the new virtual Convo will allow KDP members from across the country to engage with other chapter members, leaders, and innovators in the teaching profession. Partner with KDP to have your brand in front of future and new teachers. You don’t want to miss out!

To collaborate on ways to partner, please reach out to Chris Beaman at chris@kdp.org or Samantha Tarlton Procento at samantha@kdp.org.

Attendee Breakdown
Based on a survey to KDP leaders and members, we project approximately 750 future and new teachers and 250 chapter counselors (higher education faculty and staff) in attendance.

Sponsorships
Event Title Sponsor - $10,000
  • Prominently featured in Convo communications, this exclusive sponsorship will put you front and center of our members through multiple channels: the Convo event environment, email, website, webinar, and The Teacher Advocate. Free virtual exhibit included!

Keynote Speaker Sponsor - $7,500
  • We are bringing education thought leaders to energize and inspire our attendees. Kicking off our virtual conference is Jeremy Anderson, presenting our first powerful keynote. Anthony Coy-Gonzalez, a teacher at the Ohio School for the Deaf, is our second keynote who will be sure to move you. These high-profile sessions will maximize your brand to our attendees. Free virtual exhibit included!

Diversity Summit Sponsors - $5,000
  • Limited to three organizations, become a partner of diversity, equity, and inclusion through our Diversity Summit. This 1-day virtual meeting on October 7 focuses on recruiting, supporting, and retaining teachers of color in the classroom to build a teacher workforce that reflects today’s students. This event, led by renowned scholars in multicultural education, will host deans and faculty to continue the dialogue to identify and advance best practices for diversity in teacher preparation programs. Free virtual exhibit included!

Chapter Awards Sponsor - $5,000
  • KDP has the top future teachers, and our awards recognize the best of the best. Be a part of this prominent program as we highlight dedicated changemakers and the incredible work they do for their communities. Free virtual exhibit included!

Duck Sponsor - $3,000
  • Can there be a Convo without any ducks? A long-time tradition at Convo is our rubber duck fundraiser! We are bringing them virtually by sending attendees ducks and doing special drawings during breaks to keep the energy up! Free virtual exhibit included!

Quiz Bowl Sponsor (New!) - $3,000
  • Be the exclusive sponsor for our grand conference finale, Quiz Bowl! In this new event, our top teacher candidates’ expertise will be tested as they compete in teams to duke it out on knowledge of the teaching profession. Free virtual exhibit included!

Case Study Contest Sponsor (New!) - $3,000
  • This inaugural competition will stretch our members as they apply theory to practice to come up with the winning solution. Free virtual exhibit included!

Celebration of Teaching Awards Sponsor - $2,000 Sold
  • Our program is designed to support current teachers, inspire future teachers, and recognize the profound impact of education on our society. This meaningful award celebration honors what chapters have done to elevate the profession in their local communities. Free virtual exhibit included!

Chapter Networking Sponsor - $2,000
  • Foster community with this sponsorship! Chapters will have the opportunity to connect within their region in breakout rooms hosted by KDP staff. This session will offer brainstorming and sharing of ideas and allow chapters to talk about their successes and challenges. Free virtual exhibit included!

Pre-conference Workshop - $2,000
  • “How to get the most out of a virtual conference” webinar moderated and facilitated by you! This exclusive sponsorship will place you front and center as eager attendees plan their virtual Convo experience. Free virtual exhibit included!

Virtual Exhibiting
Exhibitor - $1,000
  • Virtual booth with customizable content that includes video, images, resources, company logo and description, and features live private chat, Contact Us, and live meeting via Exhibitor’s Zoom Meeting.
  • Drive engagement as part of the scavenger hunt for attendees: Embed words, letters, or imagery in booth, or have booth staff provide word through chat or live meetings for a fun way to engage attendees.
  • Receive analytics from live chat, resource download, video views, and booth visits.

Premium Upgrade Exhibitor - $1,250
  • All exhibitor features plus logo on branded lobby.

Premium Upgrade Exhibitor - $1,250
  • All exhibitor features plus logo on event landing page and left-side box ad.

University Partner Sponsor - $1,750
  • All the benefits of an exhibitor PLUS registration for ALL paid KDP members at your institution!

Attendee Swag - $500
  • Registered attendees will be sent a box of swag before the conference to build excitement. You can have your item included by sending it to us, or we can help source, if needed.

Additional Support

Prizes
  • We are seeking in-kind prizes that are valued at $50-$100 or more for our drawings during breaks.

Financial Assistance
  • Help aspiring teachers attend this conference! Donate by clicking here.


We love to create the win for our members, win for your company, and win for KDP partnership. Email Chris Beaman at chris@kdp.org or Samantha Tarlton Procento at samantha@kdp.org to get the conversation started!