COE Annual Conference 2023

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We believe every person should have an equal opportunity to go to college.

Today, federal college opportunity programs reach less than 10% of the total number of students that need their services. If the U.S. is to retain its economic strength and assure its competitive global standing, we must close the education equity gap.

The Conference At A Glance

Learn, Engage, and Celebrate!

COE’s 2023 conference, “College Opportunity: Creating Solutions for a Shared Future,” will focus on advancing opportunity through collaborative, research-driven solutions that can change the game in college access and success services and strengthen outcomes for low-income and first-generation students and students with disabilities.

Connect with over 2,000 college access and success leaders and the broader education equity community, including policymakers, educators, and other college opportunity professionals, for the latest insights and evidence-based best practices for college access and success. Celebrate the outstanding achievements of the 2023 alumni recipients of the national TRIO Achievers Award at the annual Educational Opportunity Awards Dinner.

Featured Conference Events

Speaking and branding opportunities at conference plenaries and workshops offer high visibility. Sessions may be customized to address Research, Start Smart, Career Pathways, STEAM, and Veterans.

Present a 20-minute session and lead a 30-minute group dialogue on a college opportunity topic of your choice. Our team will consult with you to design your session and provide branding opportunities during this dynamic workshop for college success professionals.

Companies exhibit for two days at the conference and connect with over 2,000 college access and success leaders. In addition to an exhibit booth, we offer “Hot Topic” sessions and a list of attendees.

This invite-only event offers an opportunity to bring greetings to an exclusive audience and network with our notable guests, including policy makers, leaders in business and education and prominent TRIO alumni.

This event celebrates the contributions of dedicated professionals who have produced individual and community change throughout their careers. Partners for this event make brief remarks and receive branding opportunities among this audience of college access and success champions.

Network and celebrate with the Board of directors, partners, speakers, noted guests, and conference attendees as we honor the National TRIO Achiever Award winners. TRIO Achievers are distinguished alumni of TRIO programs that that have attained remarkable personal and professional success.

the event by the numbers

Partner with us for a high return on your college access and success investment.
1,000+
Member Colleges and Agencies
Over 1,000 member colleges and agencies with TRIO programs send leaders to this annual convening.
7
Federal TRIO Programs Represented
Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math and Science, Veterans Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Centers and Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program.
2,200
College Access and Success Professionals
TRIO leaders network and learn the latest information on advancing educational equity and outcomes for underserved students.
800K+
Students Served Annually
Each year, over 800,000 students are served by TRIO leaders at colleges and universities across the country.
100+
Conference Workshops
Over 100 professional development sessions available on a range of topics critical to student success.

2022 Annual Conference Sponsors

COE appreciates the generosity of the following sponsors of the 2022 annual conference.

Choose the Partnership Opportunities that Meet Your Objectives

COE offers an exciting menu of partnership opportunities that can be customized to meet your unique needs, including conference workshops, the exhibit hall, receptions, and an awards luncheon and dinner. We will work with you to customize an experience that will optimize your engagement.

EXHIBITION

Share Tools & Services To Advance College Access & Success

Market your educational products and services to over 3,000 college access and success professionals at the conference and post-event. Exhibitors receive recognition in the conference program and on the COE website before the event. For more information, contact Patricia Mahomond at [email protected].

BECOME AN EXHIBITOR
Exhibit

The post-conference attendee list (available in November), a half-page color advertisement in the conference program, and one conference registration (meals not included) for one booth-only attendee. Add $200 for premium booth space.

A booth is $1,700. The package deal is $2,400. The package deal with Hot Topic Seminar is $2,900. The Hot Topic only is $1,700.

A booth is $1,500. The package deal is $2,200. For non-profit organizations, the package deal with Hot Topic seminar is $2,700. For non-profits, the Hot Topic only is $1,500.

Full-page program advertisement for exhibitors is $1,000. A half-page program advertisement for exhibitors $650.

COE Conference

Connect With Leaders Working to Advance Educational Equality

Select from the menu of partnership packages to sponsor COE’s 2023 Conference “College Opportunity: Creating Solutions for a Shared Future.” For more information, contact Corinne Taylor at [email protected].

BECOME A SPONSOR

Participation in select pre- and post-conference media Remarks at Opening Plenary and Chair’s Reception Branded giveaways COE Ed Talk Session 2 VIP Dinner tables Full-page inside front cover color ad in conference program Prominent double exhibit booth Prominent company logo on all general and Chair’s Reception signage 6 complementary conference registrations Company logo and link on COE website and in conference program 2 Push notifications through conference app to all attendees

Remarks at a plenary Branded giveaways COE Ed Talk Session 1 VIP Dinner table Full-page color ad in conference program Prominent exhibit booth Remarks and signage at Alumni Reception 4 conference registrations Company logo and link on COE website and in conference program 1 Push notification through conference app to all attendees

Branded giveaways COE Ed Talk Session 1 Dinner table Full-page color ad Premium Exhibit booth Signage at Alumni Reception Company logo on select signage 2 conference registrations Company logo and link on COE website and in conference program 1 Push notification through conference app to all attendees

COE Ed Talk Session 2 dinner tickets Half-page color ad Exhibit booth 2 conference registrations Company logo on COE website and in conference program 1 Push notification through conference app to all attendees

1 dinner ticket Signage at Rising Leaders Reception Exhibit booth 1 conference registration Company logo on COE website and in conference program

1 dinner ticket Exhibit Game Sponsor Exhibit booth 1 conference registration Company name in conference program

Full Page: $1,200 Half Page: $850

Educational Opportunity Awards Dinner

Celebrate First-Gen Achievement!

COE recognizes the National TRIO Achievers—TRIO alumni that made remarkable progress in their chosen profession. Federal TRIO programs boast over 5 million graduates from post-secondary institutions nationwide. Some past honorees and other TRIO alumni include U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock, John Quinones of ABC, Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis, and former NASA Astronaut Jose Hernandez.

BECOME A SPONSOR

Participation in select pre- and post-dinner media Remarks at dinner Recognition as co-chair of the dinner Remarks at the corporate reception Recognition as co-chair of corporate reception Branded giveaways for gift bag Full-page color ad in dinner program Logo on back cover of dinner program Prominent company logo on all general dinner signage 6 tickets to VIP pre-dinner and post-dinner receptions 2 VIP tables of 10 Company logo on COE website and in dinner program

Remarks at the corporate reception Recognition as co-chair of corporate reception Inclusion on dinner committee list Branded giveaways for gift bag Full-page color ad Prominent company logo on select dinner signage 4 tickets to VIP pre-dinner and post-dinner receptions 1 VIP table of 10 Company logo on COE website and in dinner program

Inclusion on dinner committee list Branded giveaways for gift bag Full-page color ad Company logo on select dinner signage 4 tickets to VIP pre-dinner and post-dinner receptions Company logo on COE website and in dinner program 1 prominent table of 10

Branded giveaways for gift bag Half-page color ad Company logo on select dinner signage 2 tickets to VIP pre-dinner and post-dinner receptions 1 prominent table of 10 Company logo on COE website and in dinner program

Half-page color ad Company logo on select dinner signage 2 tickets to VIP pre-dinner and post-dinner receptions 1 prominent table of 10 Company logo in dinner program

2 tickets to VIP pre-dinner and post-dinner receptions Company logo in dinner program 1 table of 10

1 ticket to VIP pre-dinner and post-dinner receptions Company name listed in dinner program 1 table of 10

in their words

It’s still about building leaders, and COE has really continued to stay focused on their mission in terms of student engagement, student development, and helping students remove some of those financial barriers in order to be able to live the dream.
PAT ROE
VP Philanthropy at Strada Education Network

in their words

Comcast is working with COE on an initiative called “Build Your Own Future with STEAM” that will change the demographics in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) careers. It raises awareness of the importance of STEAM careers and the steps that students—who have had no direction— need to take to get to those careers.
Trinity Thorpe-Lubneuski
Senior Director, Internet Essentials, at the Comcast Corporation

in their words

One thing COE does that’s most relevant to us is its annual report, Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States, [produced by the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education]. The metrics measured in that report on a longitudinal basis are the very metrics that we use for most of our philanthropic grantmaking.
Dick George
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Ascendium Education Group, formerly the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation

in their words

It’s palpable how much this whole professional [TRIO] community cares and is looking out for low-income, first-generation students. If they weren’t there, so many people would not have been able to access that college dream and really make it a reality.
Jennifer Engle
Acting Director, U.S. Program Data, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation