Partnership

The ICEP Steering Committee invites you to participate in the International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy, 2014. In making a commitment to become a partner by sponsoring this year’s conference, your company will be assured high profile exposure at this year’s conference and will take the first step toward forging new educational relationships.

Invitation to Sponsors

The Steering Committee of the International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy cordially invites you to participate in the 7th annual ICEP Conference. In making a commitment to become a sponsor, your company will be assured high profile exposure at this year’s conference and will take the first step toward forging new educational relationships.

Please take a few moments to read our proposal. To secure your place at the conference, simply choose the sponsorship option that best suits your organisation and notify the sponsorship coordinator, Brett Becker at info@icep.ie, with a subject line of ‘ICEP2014 Sponsorship’. Please feel to visit www.icep.ie or contact us as above if you have any further questions.

Background

Each year, the International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy brings together third-level lecturers, professors, researchers and educational policy / decision makers to discuss means and methods of improving student engagement.

The conference format includes interactive paper presentations intermingled with workshops and panel-style discussions, culminating in an “armchair” session in which all delegates actively participate. This is the seventh year of the ICEP conference series. In past years it has been held at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, University College Dublin, Griffith College Dublin, the National College of Ireland, the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, and the Institute of Technology, Sligo. This year ICEP is being hosted by the Athlone Institute of Technology.

ICEP has seen strong growth in participation over six years with attendance year-on-year increasing in double digit percentages. Delegates, authors and committee members have come from well over 50 third-level institutions across several EU countries.

Details

This year, we are particularly proud of the diversity of our Organising and Programme Committees, representing well over a dozen third-level Irish and UK institutions. In 2013 ICEP had approximately 100 registered delegates. The theme of this year’s conference is – The Voice of Educators. Relevant sub-themes include but are not limited to:

• Academic Development & Self-care
• Learning in a digital age
• SMART assessment strategies
• Retention, engagement and learner transition
• Civic engagement
• Contemplative Pedagogies

The keynote address this year will be by a leading edge international promoter of Contemplative Pedagogy. Contemplative Pedagogy is a new and exciting pedagogy to Ireland which is informed by great success internationally, particularly in the US.

Sponsorship Opportunities

ICEP 2014 will present many excellent opportunities for your organisation to meet and share presence, products, developments and vision with leading third-level lecturers, professors, researchers and educational policy / decision makers. Previous sponsors include Microsoft Ireland, Bord Fáilte, Hodges Figgis, Turning Technologies and ONEDU. All sponsors are promoted prior to and at the event, as well as in conference material(s), dependent upon the level of sponsorship agreed.

PLATINUM SPONSOR, €350

• Only one Platinum Sponsorship is available
• Prominent display of company logo on lectern in presentation rooms
• Large company logo and link on the conference website front page
• Company details included in the conference proceedings and programme
• Opportunity to provide two forms of promotional material included in delegate welcome bags
• Two complimentary registrations for company representatives including attendance at all conference sessions
• One 15 minute plenary session scheduled in the conference programme for your representatives and preparatory meeting with conference organisers
• Acknowledgement of Platinum Sponsorship on all promotional material, including conference website, all correspondence and documents relating to the conference and appropriate venue signage

GOLD SPONSOR, €250

• Only one Gold Sponsorship is available
• Prominent display of company logo on lectern in presentation rooms
• Medium company logo and link on the conference website front page
• Company details included on conference proceedings and programme
• Opportunity to provide one form of promotional material included in delegate welcome bags
• One complimentary registration for company representative which includes attendance at all conference sessions
• Acknowledgement of Gold Sponsorship on all promotional material, including conference website, all correspondence and documents relating to the conference and appropriate venue signage

SILVER SPONSOR, €150

• Three Silver Sponsorships available
• Prominent display of company logo on lectern in presentation rooms
• Small company logo and link on the conference website front page
• Company details included on conference proceedings and programme
• Opportunity to provide one form of promotional material included in delegate welcome bags
• Acknowledgement of Silver Sponsorship on all promotional material, including conference website, all correspondence and documents relating to the conference and appropriate venue signage

SPECIAL SPONSOR, €Negotiable

Becoming a Special Sponsor is a chance to tailor your company’s sponsorship. Aspects of Silver to Platinum Sponsorship can be arranged depending upon availability, along with sponsorship of any combination of the following:
• Post Conference Reception
• Special Promotional Items
• Best Paper Award(s)

Please note:

All Sponsors will be announced in emails to subscribers including all past and present committee members, authors and delegates. Our direct subscription email list has approximately 285 members. These emails are then circulated widely at several dozen third-level institutions in Ireland, the UK, and the rest of the EU, covering thousands of institutional addresses.

Acknowledgement in announcements, advertising, promotional material and the conference programme, handbook and proceedings is subject to sponsorship confirmation prior to printing deadlines.

Contact Details

Sponsorship coordinator: Brett Becker, info@icep.ie