42nd Annual International Conference – 2013

42nd Annual International Conference
Get Your Motor Running
Charlotte, North Carolina
October 3-5, 2013


On your marks! Get set! GO…to the 42nd Annual International Gamma Iota Sigma Conference co-hosted by the Rho Chapter at Appalachian State University!

The 42nd Annual International Conference will take place October 3-5, 2013. It is the premier event for the industry to engage the next generation of industry professional. At same time, it is the most comprehensive event for student attendees to develop professionally and expand on their industry acumen. The agenda includes a career fair, educational sessions and keynote addresses in addition to leadership seminars and ample networking opportunities.

Attendee Demographics
In 2012, the Annual International Conference drew 326 students from 36 colleges and universities in North America and those numbers are expected to grow again in 2013! Student attendees have aspirations to be risk managers, actuaries, underwriters, brokers, consultants and agents in all areas of the insurance, risk management, and actuarial science industries and will be looking for internships for the summer of 2014 or full-time positions for January 2014 and May 2014.

2012 Participating Colleges & Universities

 

How you can Impact the Future of our Industry

We invite your organization to directly have an impact on the future of our industry by supporting the educational and professional development of our students through the sponsorship of the 42nd Annual International Conference. The Annual Conference sponsorship is the main source of funding for Gamma Iota Sigma. Not only does your support fund our programming throughout the entire academic, but it offsets more than 70% of the cost of each student attendee to the annual conference. The students of Gamma Iota Sigma are the future leaders of our industry. Help us bridge the approaching talent gap but supporting their passion for our industry.

We will highlight your sponsorship on our website and in our printed conference material. There are also several sponsorship opportunities that allow you to access our students directly at the conference by participating in the career fair or educational sessions. Your sponsorship, whether or not you attend the conference in person, impacts our students and helps GIS to continue to provide resources that prepare them for their career. Our students benefit from your support of their education and development now as they mature into the industry professional that will one day work at your organization.

We look forward to working with you! Click here for our 2013 SPONSORS!

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold – $7,500

  • Meal Sponsorship (Breakfast or Lunch) (4 available)*
  • 3 Full Individual Attendee Passes
  • Promotional Literature or Item in Student Attendee Bags
  • Half-page Advertisement in Conference Program
  • Recognition on GIS website and in conference material

Silver – $5,000

  • One(1) Educational Session OR Snack Sponsorship* (2 available)
  • 2 Full Individual Attendee Passes
  • Promotional Literature or Item in Student Attendee Bags
  • Quarter-page Advertisement in Conference Program
  • Recognition on GIS website and in conference material

Bronze – $3,000

  • Promotional Literature or Item in Student Attendee Bags
  • Quarter-page Advertisement in Conference Program
  • Recognition on GIS website and in conference material

Career – $500 to $2,999

  • Recognition on GIS website and in conference material

Sponsorship with Exhibitor Opportunities

Titanium – $25,000

  • Keynote Speaker (3 available)
  • Two (2) Educational Sessions**
  • Four (4) Interview Rooms
  • Two-Day Career Fair Booth – Thursday and Friday
  • 10 Full Individual Attendee Passes
  • Advanced Receipt of Attendee Resumes
  • Promotional Literature or Item in Student Attendee Bags
  • Full-page Advertisement in Conference Program

Platinum – $15,000

  • Thursday Night Opening Reception Sponsorship OR Paraphernalia Sponsorship (Conference Bags, Conference T-Shirts, or Attendee Lanyards)
  • Two (2) Educational Sessions**
  • Three (3) Interview Rooms
  • Two-Day Career Fair Booth – Thursday and Friday
  • 7 Full Individual Attendee Passes
  • Advanced Receipt of Attendee Resumes
  • Promotional Literature or Item in Student Attendee Bags
  • Half-page Advertisement in Conference Program

Gold – $10,000

  • One (1) Educational Session**
  • Two (2) Interview Rooms
  • Two-Day Career Fair Booth – Thursday and Friday
  • 5 Full Individual Attendee Passes
  • Advanced Receipt of Attendee Resumes
  • Promotional Literature or Item in Student Attendee Bags
  • Quarter-page Advertisement in Conference Program

Silver – $5,000

  • Two-Day Career Fair Booth – Thursday and Friday
  • 2 Full Individual Attendee Passes
  • Advanced Receipt of Attendee Resumes
  • Promotional Literature or Item in Student Attendee Bags

Bronze – $3,000

  • Two-Day Career Fair Booth -Thursday and Friday
  • 2 Full Individual Attendee Passes

Career – $1,500

  • One-Day Career Fair Booth – Friday Only
  • 2 Individual Attendee Passes – Friday Only

Professional Association / Trade Organization Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold – $5,000

  • Two (2) Educational Sessions**
  • Two-Day Career Fair Booth – Thursday and Friday
  • Invitation to Faculty Roundtable on Friday
  • 4 Full Individual Conference Passes
  • Advanced Receipt of Attendee Resumes
  • Promotional Literature or Item in Student Attendee Bags
  • Quarter-page Advertisement in Conference Program

Silver – $2,500

  • One (1) Educational Session**
  • One-Day Career Fair Booth – Friday Only
  • Invitation to Faculty Roundtable on Friday
  • 3 Full Individual Conference Passes
  • Promotional Literature or Item in Student Attendee Bags
*Limited number of sponsorship opportunities available.  Provided on a first come, first served basis.
**Limited number of Educational Sessions available.  Provided on a first come, first served basis. Session Topic and Speaker information due no later that July 15, 2013.

Conference Location

All conference meetings and events, with the exception of the Saturday Night Closing Event, will take place at the Westin Charlotte!  View the tentative Conference Agenda.

601 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

 

Conference Hotel

The official conference hotel is the Westin Charlotte.  A special conference rate of $169/night for our industry participants has been arranged.  Please use the below link* to make your reservations.  If you are an industry representative or making a reservation for an industry representative from your company, we kindly ask that you reserve a King Room so that ample Double Rooms are available for our students.

 https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/gammaiotasigma
 *Please note that this link is only good for industry participants.  Students and Advisors can obtain a special collegiate room rate by contacting the Grand Chapter for the reservation link.

 

Conference Resources and Links

The 42nd Annual Gamma Iota Sigma Conference is co-hosted by the Rho Chapter of GIS from Appalachian State University!

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