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Sponsorship and Networking Opportunities

Going Virtual Together:
Sponsorship and Networking Opportunities

Support from industry-leading organizations that are committed to open standards and IMS Global's mission serves to advance IMS key initiatives and technical work. IMS offers several high-impact and unique opportunities for sponsors to network and showcase your industry expertise, thought leadership, and customer successes.

This year’s sponsorships are designed to connect you with education professionals from K-12 districts and states, higher education institutions, and workforce development in a virtual environment. Contact IMS to discuss the sponsorship packages below or to customize a package for your organization's needs.

 

Digital Transformation Video Series

No Fee—New Contributing Member Benefit

Sponsors can record an 8-10 minute product overview to showcase how you are partnering with institutions to transform digital ecosystems. Your video should be related to one of the following categories:

  • Digital Credentials and Pathways
  • Learning Data and Analytics
  • Integrated Assessment
  • Adaptive Digital Curriculum
  • Online Integrated Proctoring
  • Simulations and Virtual Labs
  • Video and Collaboration

Recordings will be released during the Leading Digital Transformation, Together virtual meeting, 16-19 November 2020. Videos will also be listed on the meeting agenda and will be available after the November event as part of the K-12 and HED Playbooks. New recordings can be added to the series at any time. This is an exclusive benefit for Contributing Members. Limit one video recording per member per year. Recordings will be available for one year.

 

Leading Digital Transformation, Together: November 2020 Virtual Meeting

Sponsorship Fee: $5,000 

Sponsorship investment spans 12 months providing network opportunities during the November 2020 virtual meeting for IMS members and throughout the year.

Sponsorships are aligned with your choice of one of the following initiatives:

  • Digital Credentials and Pathways
  • Learning Data, Analytics, and Assessment
  • Learning Platforms and Adaptive Digital Curriculum

Benefits:

  • Sponsor can conduct a 30-minute virtual breakout session—along with an institutional co-presenter—on a topic of choice that is in alignment with the selected key initiative during the November 2020 virtual meeting. Session details and Zoom meeting information will appear on the meeting agenda. Live virtual sessions will be recorded and made available as part of the Learning Impact On-Demand Webinar Series. Pre-registration for the virtual session will be incorporated into the agenda. The sponsor breakout session will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A office chat.
    • Alternative: Sponsor can host an open Office Hour to meet with members that are interested in learning about your product or service. The Office Hour will be conducted in a Zoom breakout room. Office Hours will appear on the overall agenda with description and meeting access information. Members can click into the Zoom breakout during scheduled times and connect with whoever is staffing the Zoom room.
  • Opportunity to participate in one of the K-12 or HED Coffee Talks during the November meeting.
  • Opportunity to include promotional materials in the swag bags for the November virtual meetings. For example, swag bag items can be online coupons, research reports, case studies, brochures, free ebooks, a free trial period of services, etc. Swag Bags will be:
    • Linked from the event website
    • Promoted via a post-event email to attendees
    • Included in the November and December 2020 IMS member newsletters
  • A digital ad in the meeting promotional emails for the November Virtual Meeting to highlight your breakout session.
    • Your ad will be included in at least one email blast (actual number depends on sponsors and the number of emails sent)
    • Your digital ad can be linked to a website, case study, or another resource
  • Sponsorship recognition (logo) on the November Virtual Meeting landing page.
  • Choice of one of the following:
    • Contribute to the Learning Impact blog to showcase your organization's leadership for adopting IMS standards aligned with the key initiative selected and to provide content to help K-12 districts or HED institutions drive learner success.
    • Opportunity to conduct a joint webinar at any time during the course of the sponsorship. The focus of the webinar should be in alignment with the selected key initiative and include institutional co-presenters.

 

Institutional Leadership Board Sponsorship

Sponsorship Fee: $5,000

Sponsorship investment spans 12 months providing awareness for the sponsor’s leadership support and networking opportunities throughout the year.

The K-12 and HED Institutional Leadership Boards are focused on identifying priorities and resources to accelerate the adoption of a highly integrated edtech ecosystem. Each institutional IMS Contributing Member designates one academic or IT senior executive/administrator to participate on the board. The respective boards meet four times a year—two via Zoom and two face-to-face in conjunction with a quarterly meeting.

Benefits:

  • Align sponsorship with either the K-12 or HED Institutional Leadership Board.
  • Ability to designate one executive to attend the face-to-face HED or K-12 Institutional Leadership Board meetings (two per year in November and June). The meeting will take place virtually if unable to host a face-to-face meeting.
  • Opportunity for one executive to attend the K-12/HED joint reception for institutional attendees during the Learning Impact 2021 conference (dates and location TBD).
  • Choice of one of the following to promote your leadership for supporting this initiative:
    • Contribute to the Learning Impact blog to showcase your organization’s leadership in adopting IMS standards to help institutions evolve to a fully integrated digital ecosystem and achieving “results” from the adoption of IMS standard(s). IMS blogs are shared with all IMS subscribers and via our social media channels.
    • Opportunity to conduct a joint webinar institutional co-presenters to share effective practices for enabling better teaching and learning from better learning technology. Webinars are shared with all IMS subscribers and via our social media channels.
  • One digital ad in the monthly IMS newsletter (sponsor may request the month the ad is included)
    • Your digital ad can be linked to a website, case study, or another resource
  • One comp registration for one IMS member quarterly meeting.
  • Signage recognizing your sponsorship at the IMS quarterly meetings.
  • Recognition of support on the K-12 or HED Digital Transformation landing page.

 

Structured Discussion and Networking Sponsorship

Sponsorship Fee: $2,500

Sponsor will sponsor a 75-minute structured discussion on a topic selected by the sponsor that aligns with one of the following focus areas:

  • Digital Credentials and Pathways
  • Learning Data and Analytics
  • Integrated Assessment
  • Adaptive Digital Curriculum
  • Online Integrated Proctoring
  • Simulations and Virtual Labs
  • Video and Collaboration 

IMS will promote the session to IMS members and the broader education sector. Participants will spend time with subject matter experts identified by the sponsor to learn about a specific topic of interest and receive practical guidance on how to apply at their institution what they learned. IMS will coordinate the logistics for the structured virtual discussion and make a recording available to the sponsor. This is a great opportunity to gather industry data and generate awareness for your products and services!

 

Digital Credentials Virtual Summit 2021

Sponsorship Fee: $5,000 

This sponsorship is aligned with the IMS Digital Credentials and Pathways Initiative. Sponsorship investment spans 12 months providing network opportunities during the Digital Credentials Summit 2021 virtual meeting and throughout the year. The Digital Credentials Summit will take place in March 2021 (dates to be confirmed).

The Digital Credentials Summit is an annual event that brings together 400+ attendees from across K-12, higher education, and workforce to share best practices and to collaborate to ensure a seamless, interoperable user experience in an opportunity ecosystem, removing silos between learning organizations and the workforce. 

Benefits:

  • Sponsor can conduct a 30-minute virtual breakout session—along with an institutional co-presenter—on a topic of choice that is in alignment with the Digital Credentials initiative during the March 2021 virtual meeting. Session details and Zoom meeting information will appear on the meeting agenda. Live virtual sessions will be recorded and made available as part of the Learning Impact On-Demand Webinar Series. Pre-registration for the virtual session will be incorporated into the agenda. The sponsor breakout session will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A office chat.
    • Alternative: Sponsor can host an open Office Hour to meet with attendees that are interested in learning about your product or service. The Office Hour will be conducted in a Zoom breakout room. Office Hours will appear on the overall agenda with description and meeting access information. Members can click into the Zoom breakout during scheduled times and connect with whoever is staffing the Zoom room.
  • Opportunity to participate in one of the Virtual Meeting Coffee Talks during the March meeting.
  • Opportunity to participate in the virtual exhibit hall.
  • Opportunity to include promotional materials in the swag bags for the March virtual meeting. For example, swag bag items can be online coupons, research reports, case studies, brochures, free ebooks, a free trial period of services, etc. Swag Bags will be:
    • Linked from the event website
    • Promoted via a post-event email to attendees
    • Included in the March and April IMS member newsletters
  • A digital ad in the meeting promotional emails for the March Virtual Meeting to highlight your breakout session.
    • Your ad will be included in at least one email blast (actual number depends on sponsors and the number of emails sent)
    • Your digital ad can be linked to a website, case study, or another resource
  • Sponsorship recognition (logo) on the March Digital Credentials Summit, IMS Key Initiatives, and the Digital Credentials and Pathways Initiative landing pages.
  • Choice of one of the following:
    • Contribute to the Learning Impact blog to showcase your organization's leadership for adopting IMS standards aligned with the Digital Credentials and Pathways key initiative. 
    • Opportunity to conduct a joint webinar at any time during the course of the sponsorship. The focus of the webinar should be in alignment with the selected key initiative and include institutional co-presenters.

 

CASE Network Sponsorship

Three years of benefits for $30,000

CASE Network is a breakthrough for the U.S. K-12 education sector. The project addresses the need for making alignment of digital resources and educational technology products dramatically easier for states and school districts by providing a free, ongoing service for digital publishing, consumption, and verification using the IMS Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange® (CASE®) standard. The project also opens up opportunities for innovation in establishing critically related products such as improved learning frameworks, crosswalks, and alignment services. The CASE Network is provided as a non-profit service enabled by the 1EdTech.org trusted foundation for educational technology, the world’s largest public-private partnership of educational institutions, states, and suppliers. Sponsors of the CASE Network will help shape and sustain the costs associated with this ongoing service. 

See details about becoming a CASE Network Sponsor.