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AJS 49th Annual Conference
December 17-19, 2017
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

Gala Banquet and Plenary Lecture Sponsorships
Specialty Item and Event Sponsorships


Why become a Gala sponsor?

  • Showcase your institution, program, or organization to an international audience. Raise your visibility among 1,100+ conference attendees and 400+ Gala Banquet participants.

  • Help build the sense of community that is so important to scholars working in our field. The Gala Banquet and Plenary Lecture bring together more than 400 scholars and students. Many AJS members – especially our graduate students – are not subsidized by their institutions. Your sponsorship dollars enable us to reduce the price of Gala tickets by more than half of the actual cost, thus allowing more conference participants to attend this important event.

What are the benefits?

Three sponsorship levels – choose the one appropriate for you:

  • Silver: recommended for museums, small undergraduate programs, and research institutions
  • Gold: recommended for MA and PhD programs
  • Platinum: recommended for foundations, endowed Jewish Studies centers, and corporations

More benefits accrue at higher levels:

  Silver Gold Platinum
  $1,000 $3,000 $5,000
Recognition in Fall AJS Perspectives
Recognition in pre-conference email to registrants
Acknowledgment & link to your website on AJS website
Acknowledgment in the Conference Program Book
Recognition on event signage & table tent cards
Complimentary half-page ad in Program Book*    
2 complimentary Gala tickets upon request    
Complimentary full-page ad in Program Book  
Mailing list of AJS Directory of Jewish Studies Programs upon request  
Banner logo (180x100) on AJS website for 3 months  
3 complimentary Gala tickets upon request    
Complimentary insert in Conference tote bag    
2 complimentary Conference registrations    
5 complimentary Gala tickets upon request    
* AJS Institutional Members receive upgrade to full-page ad

The Gala Banquet and Plenary Lecture evening is a unique opportunity for AJS’s diverse membership to exchange ideas and network with one another outside of the formal conference sessions. Your contribution helps foster the professional contacts that are so vital in the field of Jewish Studies!

Click here to reserve your Gala sponsorship. Questions? Contact Heather Turk, AJS Director of Events, at 212.294.8301 x8817 or

Additional Conference marketing opportunities are available! See below for details on sponsoring a specialty item, sponsoring the Wi-Fi, or hosting your own event . . .


High impact sponsorship opportunities . . . for academic presses, Jewish Studies programs and centers, colleges and universities, museums, research institutes, foundations and more!

Sponsorships are a high visibility complement to exhibiting and advertising! Expand your reach beyond your booth or ad with any of the following marketing options – there’s a value-added opportunity to fit every budget.

Welcome Reception (Sunday pre-Gala)
Host the first day celebratory event of the 2017
Conference for all attendees and exhibitors. Drinks (or food and drinks, at sponsor’s discretion) will draw over 500 attendees. Sponsor enjoys display space at the event and prominent signage.
$8,000 (with hors d’ouevre)

Graduate Student Reception (Sunday post-dinner)
Reach out to graduate students and facilitate their networking while introducing your organization, program, or company to up-and-coming scholars. Prominent recognition and signage at the event.

Exhibit Hall Coffee Break (Sunday Afternoon) - NEW!
Sponsor this relaxation and exhibit-browsing opportunity. Prominent recognition and signage at the event.
Exhibit Hall Coffee Break (Monday morning)
Sponsor this relaxation and exhibit-browsing opportunity. Prominent recognition and signage at the event.

Wi-Fi Sponsorship
• Your branding will appear on the terms and conditions page after users log-in to Wi-Fi in the meeting space.

• Your choice of redirect URL after user connects.
• Your choice of password.
• Literature distribution in the conference totes, no larger than 8.5x11, to promote this sponsorship and the username and password.
• Logo on any signage with Wi-Fi information.


Mobile App Sponsor
Brand this highly desired Mobile App for all attendees to use!


Conference Tote Bag
Your one-color name and logo will be printed on one side of the official conference tote that is handed to every attendee with the Program Book. Includes opportunity to place one flyer or promotional item in each bag.

Pen Sponsors - SOLD!
Your organization name and logo imprinted on a pen for every attendee.

Badge Holder Cords - SOLD!
Sponsor name and logo imprinted on every cord becomes a “walking display” for your organization.


Charging Station Sponsor
Sponsor one of the busiest areas of the conference, the charging stations! Your company will be branded on a charging kiosk at the conference. Distribution of literature on the charging station. Artwork designed by sponsoring company.


Specialty Item and Event Sponsors will receive:

  • Recognition in the Program Book
  • Recognition via signage at the conference
  • Recognition/logo on the AJS website
  • Recognition at the event (for event sponsors only)

Make the most of your marketing budget
with this selection of high-impact items and events!

Request your sponsorship here.

Host Your Own Reception!
Is your organization celebrating a special milestone, promoting a grant/ fellowship/ program, recognizing a unique achievement, or looking to draw attention to another important occasion? A limited number of time slots are available on Sunday and Monday to sponsor your own reception at the host hotel. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For details, contact Heather Turk, AJS Director of Events.

Sponsorships of any type cannot be guaranteed until approved by the AJS. Please email or call 212.294.8301 x8817 to confirm if sponsorship item is still available. All new sponsors are required to send information about their organization/company to The Association for Jewish Studies reserves the right to refuse any application for sponsorship which is not consonant with the goals and purposes of the AJS.

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Click here for the AJS 2017 Marketing Prospectus for Exhibitors/Advertisers/Sponsors.