Powerful Ideas. Profitable Network.

More than 30 curated sessions a day are followed by conversation-packed receptions each evening. Sparks fly, mashups mesh, solutions gel and everyone goes home richer and better for having participated.

Whether you represent a global brand or startup, public sector or social enterprise, sports or entertainment rightsholder, media or agency, we guarantee IEG is an investment that will propel your business and your career. We sell out every year. This is our 33rd. Hope to see you there.

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Conference Dates

Sunday, April 17 through Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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Conference Rates

Early Bird Rates through December 15, 2015

  • One Attendee: $1,795 (Save $200)
  • Two to Five Attendees: $1,695 (Save $300 on each registration)
  • Six or More Attendees: $1,595 (Save $400 on each registration)
  • Military Rate: $1,395* (Save $600)

Full Rates (After December 15)

  • One Attendee: $1,995
  • Two to Five Attendees: $1,795 (Save $200 on each registration)
  • Six or More Attendees: $1,695 (Save $300 on each registration)
  • Military Rate: $1,495* (Save $500)

*To receive the military rate discount, please contact Penny Perrey at penny.perrey@sponsorship.com or call her at 312/725-5117.

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Registration Methods

  • Register online: click here
  • Register by phone: call IEG at 800/834-4850 (outside the U.S. and Canada, call 312/944-1727)
  • Register by mail: send your completed registration form to IEG, LLC, 14498 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60693 U.S.A.

Your Registration Includes

  • Admission to all sessions and receptions Sunday through Wednesday
  • Full delegate roster
  • Access to attendee-only password-protected conference dashboard on sponsorship.com, complete with session documentation, videos and handouts, plus contact information for all attendees
  • Opening reception Sunday evening, off-site party Monday night and cocktail reception Tuesday evening
  • Continental breakfast Monday through Wednesday
  • Topic- and industry-specific networking luncheons Monday and Tuesday
  • Membership in industry-specific Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and access to group activities
  • Multiple learning formats including keynotes, panel discussions, interactive workshops and small-group round tables

“All in all, I was blown away by this conference, especially the different formats, speakers and range of contents. IEG created an environment conducive for great networking.” Kelly Diamond, Just Marketing International

“It’s great to be around like-minded people, hear all sorts of cool things going on in sponsorship, and connect with industry colleagues.” Neal Heitz, City of Chicago/Taste of Chicago

Hotel and Travel Information

IEG has reserved a block of rooms for conference delegates at the Sheraton Grand Chicago at a preferred rate of $215 per night, single or double. Military rates are also available beginning November 1.

Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611
877/242-2558 or 312/464-1000

Please call the hotel at 877/242-2558 or 312/464-1000 to reserve your room. To receive the special rate, be sure to say you are attending IEG’s Conference. Or reserve online at www.SheratonChicago.com.

If you need help with any of your travel arrangements, please contact IEG customer service at 800/834-4850 (outside the U.S. and Canada, please call 312/944-1727).

Ground Transportation

Continental Airport Express shuttle tickets can be purchased at either airport from the driver or reserved prior to travel by calling 1-888/284-3826, or you can book online at www.airportexpress.com/reservations. If there is not an agent at the GO Airport Express booth, wait near the booth and a driver will announce the next scheduled departure. Tickets can be purchased from the driver.

From O’Hare International Airport: A taxi to the hotel takes at least 45 minutes and costs approximately $55. The Continental Airport Express shuttle departs at 25 minutes and 55 minutes past the hour. The cost is $53 round-trip or $30 for a one-way ticket (discounted group rates available).

From Midway Airport: A taxi to the hotel takes at least 40 minutes and costs approximately $50. The Continental Airport Express shuttle departs at 5 minutes and 35 minutes past the hour. The cost is $42 round-trip or $25 for a one-way ticket (discounted group rates available).

Getting Your Travel Visa

If you are attending, or planning to attend, IEG’s Annual Sponsorship Conference and are traveling from outside of the U.S., you may need to obtain a visa. For information on obtaining a visa, please visit the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Visa Services’ website.

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If you need a letter confirming your registration to help with your efforts to obtain a visa to attend the 2016 IEG Annual Sponsorship Conference, send an email to Penny Perrey at penny.perrey@sponsorship.com with the following information:

  • Full name of conference attendee(s) as it appears on your passport
  • Company Name
  • Company Mailing Address
  • Country that issued your passport
  • Passport number

Please note that you must be registered for the conference before IEG can issue a confirmation letter. If you are unable to obtain your visa, IEG will refund your registration.