SGS Support Options

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

Deadline to submit artwork and secure ad space in the program is February 28, 2024

The Southern Gerontological Society (SGS), is a network of the South’s most respected gerontology professionals, representing 14 southern states and the District of Columbia. The mission of SGS is to provide the bridge between research and practice, translating and applying knowledge in the field of aging. The SGS Annual Meeting and Conference focuses on advances in gerontological research and applied practice, bringing together those engaged in the field of aging to attend and/or present their latest research, programs, interventions, and workshops. Anyone with an interest in aging is encouraged to attend.

The conference typically draws approximately 300 attendees representing:

  • Educators
  • Aging network personnel
  • Researchers
  • Health Professionals
  • Policy makers
  • Other professionals in the aging field
  • Students
  • Community members
  • Older adults and their caregivers

Why Sponsor The SGS Annual Meeting & Conference?

  • Spotlight the resources, products, and services your company has to offer.
  • Participate in valuable networking opportunities that allow you to have one-on-one conversations with potential consumers.
  • Support the SGS mission of improving the quality of life for older adults through education, research, and practice.
  • Designated exhibitor breaks will allow registered attendees to participate in all conference activities.
  • Stay in downtown Greenville and enjoy the area's best dining, shopping, and entertainment.

Personalized Sponsor Opportunities:

Interested in sponsoring a specific event, such as a meal or refreshment break, networking lounge, or conference domain? Contact to discuss a personalized sponsorship opportunity.

2024 Sponsor Packages

20% off exhibits and advertising costs for SGS organizational members.

Deadline to submit artwork and secure ad space in the program is February 28, 2024

Platinum Sponsor

Overall Conference Sponsor

Sponsorship Amount: $5,000

Gold Sponsor

Overall Conference Sponsor

Sponsorship Amount: $3,000

Silver Sponsor

Overall Conference Sponsor

Sponsorship Amount: $2,000

Bronze Sponsor

Overall Conference Sponsor

Sponsorship Amount: $1,000

SGS 2024 Non-Sponsor Exhibit Options

Exhibit Booth & 1 Conference Registration

Amount: $550

Exhibit Booth Only

Amount: $300

2024 SGS Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

UMBC Erickson School of Aging Services Logo

The Erickson School of Aging Studies at UMBC

The Erickson School of Aging Studies at UMBC combines a passion for creating leaders and scholars in aging with a genuine connection to real world applications. The unique strength of our community is that it brings together so many exceptionally talented people of different backgrounds, lived experiences, interests, approaches and methodologies. Our goal, since our founding in 2005, is to integrate aging issues, business management and public policy. Our business orientation – applicable to nonprofit, for profit and government sectors encourages leadership and entrepreneurial behavior.

We created and continue to refine a distinctive interdisciplinary and integrated educational approach combining the critical elements of aging studies, management, and public policy. This unique model includes an active learning environment based in practice in addition to theory. Collaborators with The Erickson School of Aging Studies at UMBC have the opportunity to extend their interdisciplinary efforts further through partnerships with other units within UMBC including the Hilltop Institute, School of Public Policy and the PhD in Gerontology. Our curriculum includes all aspects of aging services, with particular emphasis on expanding opportunities for individuals in the longevity economy. Students, both full and part-time, can earn a B.A., M.A. and Accelerated B.A. /M.A. and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in the Management of Aging Services.

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Platinum Sponsor

Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Gerontology Logo

Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Gerontology

VCU’s Department of Gerontology in the College of Health Professions was founded in 1976 and remains the only MS in Gerontology in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our mission to promote optimal aging for individuals and communities is evident through our innovative graduate and continuing education, scholarship, and university-community partnerships. Our graduates further our person-centered, transdisciplinary mission all over the country and globe. The Department of Gerontology is well-known for the quality and innovation of its programs and for the scholarship and applied expertise of its faculty. The Department of Gerontology offers a variety of degree programs based on an interdisciplinary approach using the bio-psycho-social model. With a mission of promoting optimal aging for individuals and communities, Gerontology graduates further the person-centered mission of the department largely in the areas of administration, education, advocacy, and entrepreneurship. The Gerontology Department envisions continued commitment to service, scholarship, and education, with a focus on the DisruptAgeism and Elderhood Development paradigms.

The VCU Department of Gerontology remains the only NAB accredited program for Assisted Living Administration both in Virginia and nationally! VCU's master's of gerontology program is fully accredited by the Accreditation for Gerontology Education Council (AGEC).

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Gold Sponsor

Georgia State University Gerontology Institute Logo

Georgia State University Gerontology Institute

The Gerontology Institute builds on more than 40 years of gerontology education. It is among the oldest and most accomplished gerontology programs in the Southeast. Gerontology students receive individual attention and mentorship, but also have all the benefits of being at a large, urban university. In downtown Atlanta, Georgia State is in proximity to numerous programs, services and organizations that provide students with first-hand experiences in the field of aging.

The Gerontology Institute offers a Master of Arts degree and a certificate in Gerontology for students who wish to prepare for careers in the field of aging. The Gerontology Institute offers several programs at the undergraduate level: Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.), a certificate in gerontology and a dual-degree program – bachelor’s in sociology/master’s in gerontology.

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Silver Sponsor

The Martha W. Goodson Center Logo

The Martha W. Goodson Center

The Martha W. Goodson Center, part of the Riverside Health System network of care, continues its nonprofit work to fulfill its mission to improve the quality of life for older adults by integrating academic, clinical and health services research with the capabilities of local service providers. This allows us to develop and implement innovative community-based and healthcare system initiatives that can be replicated and sustained by Riverside.

The Martha W. Goodson Center places special focus on clinical services, programs, support and education for persons living with dementia and their family caregivers and care partners. The Center delivers evidence-based and evidence-informed programs and partners with community, state and national organizations to pilot and expand these programs. The Center is currently supporting age-friendly health system efforts and a number of other innovative approaches to how care is provided to older adults.

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Bronze Sponsors

ECU Healthy Aging Logo
ECU School of Social Work Logo
Mom's Meals Logo
Sage Publishing Logo