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 this is an investment that will propel your business and your career. We sell out every year. This is our 35th. Hope to see you there.

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Conference Rates

Discounted Rates through December 1, 2017

  • One Attendee: $1,995 (Save $200)
  • Two to Five Attendees: $1,895 (Save $300 on each registration)
  • Six or More Attendees: $1,795 (Save $400 on each registration)

Full Rates (after December 1)

  • One Attendee: $2,195
  • Two to Five Attendees: $1,995 (Save $200 on each registration)
  • Six or More Attendees: $1,895 (Save $300 on each registration)

Nonprofit Rates

  • $1,695 through December 31, 2017
  • $1,795 beginning January 1, 2018
  • Must be a 501(c)3 organization to receive this rate
  • Use coupon code IEG2018NPT

Military Rates

  • $1,595 through December 31, 2017
  • $1,695 beginning January 1, 2018
  • To receive the military rate discount, please contact Mike Maggini at mike.maggini@sponsorship.com or call him at 312/725-5150.

2-Day Rate
Once the agenda is posted, you can select the days you wish to attend — we recommend attending April 9 and April 10.

  • $1,795 per attendee

1-Day Rate
Once the agenda is posted, you can select the day you wish to attend.

  • $1,295 per attendee

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Conference Dates

Sunday, April 8 through Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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Registration Methods

  • Register online: click here
  • Register by phone: call us at 312/725-5100
  • Register by mail: send your completed registration form to ESP Properties, 14498 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60693 U.S.A.

Your Registration Includes

  • Admission to all sessions and receptions for the days you attend
  • Full delegate roster
  • Access to event app, 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

“If you are looking to network with and learn from the most successful brands and rightsholders from around the world, this conference delivers that and more.” City of Miami Beach

“This conference is well worth the investment of time and money. I met many wonderful people throughout the conference and the content was extraordinary.” Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Gaining Approval To Attend IEG 2018

The conference is not a training seminar, an expense viewed as nonessential in today’s economy. Rather, it’s a sales and marketing investment designed to positively impact your bottom line. To be competitive in this challenging sales environment, professionals who keep on top of the latest industry innovations, stay up to speed on sponsors’ changing strategies, and interact with hundreds of potential prospects and peers who are willing and able to share best practices come out ahead.

Specific Benefits of Attendance

  • Learn firsthand what top sponsors are looking for right now
  • Analyze best practices and sponsorship marketing trends
  • Learn from a broad range of powerful keynote speakers
  • Get your creative juices flowing
  • Discuss hot topics with colleagues
  • Meet sponsor prospects
  • Network with hundreds of other industry professionals—immediate peers and those from a variety of other sectors

Gain Buy-In

Set conference goals—whether desired learnings, new skills to acquire or number of meetings to secure—and share those goals with your supervisor or senior management. List all the areas where your department or sponsorship program faces challenges and the sessions you plan to attend (or people you plan to visit with) that will help you overcome these challenges. Also, link your department or sponsorship program goals—and how IEG’s Annual Conference will help you meet them—with your organization’s long- and short-term plans. Commit to a post-event briefing for staff, senior management or your department, where you’ll highlight learnings and action plans from the conference.

To help you demonstrate the importance and value of attending to your supervisor, we have drafted a letter for you to use as a starting point. Please download and tailor it to your needs.

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Hotel and Travel Information

We have reserved a block of rooms for conference delegates at the Sheraton Grand Chicago at a preferred rate of $219 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 customer service at 312/725-5100.

Getting Your Travel Visa

If you are attending, or planning to attend, 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.

Other important links:

If you need a letter confirming your registration to help with your efforts to obtain a visa to attend the 2018 IEG Annual Sponsorship Conference, send an email to Mike Maggini at mike.maggini@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 we can issue a confirmation letter. If you are unable to obtain your visa, we will refund your registration.