SGS Sponsorship

SGS / GGS 2018 - Sponsor, Exhibit, & Advertise

Sponsorship at this joint SGS / GGS conference provides an opportunity to enhance your organization's visibility and promote services, products, or research to gerontologists who represent the Southeastern Region of the United States and, specifically, the great state of Georgia.

SGS and GGS are comprised of professional educators, health care and social services practitioners, researchers, students, and policymakers. Our members and conference attendees work directly with older persons and train others to work with them. All levels of sponsorship are welcomed and appreciated and are detailed below.


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Document last revised: August 20, 2017



What is the Southern Gerontological Society?

The Southern Gerontological Society (SGS), established in 1979, is a network of the South's most respected gerontology professionals. SGS members are educators, aging network personnel, researchers, health professionals, policy makers, and students. SGS bridges research and practice, translating and applying knowledge in the field of aging.


What is the Georgia Gerontological Society?

The Georgia Gerontology Society, established in 1955, is a statewide multidisciplinary professional network that educates, serves and advocates for older adults and their families. GGS reaches across the state of Georgia to connect, support, and educate those working with older adults and their families. Our focus areas are education, training, advocacy, and promotion of careers in gerontology.


What is the purpose of the 2018 Joint Conference?

The SGS / GGS Joint Conference is for academics, practitioners, students, and others engaged in work within the field of aging to attend and/or present their latest research. In addition, attendees network with one another in a thoughtful, energetic, supportive, and encouraging environment. The SGS / GGS Joint Conference includes keynote speakers, symposia, workshops with both paper and poster sessions.


Who will attend the SGS / GGS Joint Conference?

Previous SGS annual meetings have engaged professionals and students from a wide variety of aging specialties and sub-specialties. This annual meeting in Lake Lanier, GA will focus on advances in research and practice. Over 3 days the 250 to 300 meeting attendees will select from 100+ sessions, networking opportunities, and fun events that present unique marketing opportunities for vendors to interact with attendees. SGS encourages vendors attend sessions and join in all events.


2018 Conference Theme Tracks Will Include:

  • Partnerships for Care
  • Living with Dementia
  • Power of Place: Aging in the South
  • Wellness, Well-Being and Quality of Life
  • Advocacy For and By Older Adults
  • Diversity and Aging
  • Georgia Showcase
  • Technology and Aging

Top Reasons to Participate in the SGS / GGS Joint Conference:

SGS and GGS both have extensive histories of joining together professionals from all fields of aging, including researchers, practitioners, and students.

  • This conference makes sponsors a top priority with high visibility exhibit areas throughout the public spaces of the Legacy Lodge Conference Center.
  • Further increasing visibility, this conference schedules breakout snack sessions within the exhibit space.
  • Sponsors who exhibit are able to engage with the dynamic and collegial membership networks.
  • Sponsors are listed in the Conference Program Book and placed on both the SGS and GGS websites.
  • Exhibitors are listed in the SGS Conference Program Book and on the SGS website.
  • There are sponsorship levels that fit any budget.
  • Legacy Lodge is a family-friendly getaway and a beautiful location.

Exhibitor Details:

Deadline for Application to Exhibit is February 10, 2018.

  • Exhibit set up will be on Wednesday, April 11 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Exhibitors are encouraged to set up before sessions commence on the afternoon of April 11.
  • Exhibits are Wednesday through Friday and will be open throughout Thursday and Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.
  • Special breakout sessions will occur where attendees will be encouraged to "meet the exhibitors".
  • Exhibit area size includes an 8' skirted table and two chairs will be available per booth.
  • All exhibits will be placed in high traffic conference areas.
  • Exhibits will be displayed in high visibility areas.
  • Electric hook up is not included but may be purchased for $50.00.
  • Exhibitors are strongly encouraged to increase their marketing exposure by contributing to our Silent Auction. Silent Auction proceeds support student scholarships and scholarships for older adults.
  • Priority of booth space is reserved for our Diamond, Platinum, Gold, & Silver Sponsors. For premier booth placement, please consider the benefits of upgrading your support level.

Advertising Details:

Deadline to submit all artwork is February 10, 2018.

  • Artwork must be camera ready and resolution should be at least 300 dpi.
  • All advertisements must be right-reading, non-bleed.
  • Preferred file format is press-optimized PDF files.
  • Portrait or landscape orientation is acceptable.

Would you like to increase your visibility? Consider purchasing additional ad space. You will be given this option when you purchase your preferred sponsorship level.


  • Full Page Ad: $400 - Live Area: 6.375" x 9.625"
  • Half Page Ad: $250 - Live Area: 6.625" x 4.25"
  • Quarter Page Ad: $150 - Live Area: 3.125" x 4.25"
  • Eighth Page Ad: $75 - Live Area: 3.125" x 2"

SGS / GGS 2018 – Sponsorship Levels

All levels of sponsorship are appreciated and ALL Levels of support will be thanked with a one-year membership to the Southern Gerontological Society and exposure on both SGS & GGS websites and social media outlets.


Diamond Sponsor

Event Sponsored: Full Program

Sponsorship Amount: $6,000

Includes 6 Meeting Registrations, Premium Exhibit Space & Full Page (inside cover) Advertising Space


Platinum Plus Sponsor

Event Sponsored: Student Support

Sponsorship Amount: $5,000

Includes 5 Meeting Registrations, Premium Exhibit Space & Full Page Advertising Space


Platinum Sponsor

Event Sponsored: Awards Luncheon

Sponsorship Amount: $4,000

Includes 4 Meeting Registrations, Premium Exhibit Space & Full Page Advertising Space


Gold Plus Sponsor

Event Sponsored: Breakfast

Sponsorship Amount: $3,000

Includes 3 Meeting Registrations, Premium Exhibit Space & Half Page Advertising Space


Gold Sponsor

Event Sponsored: Program Track

Sponsorship Amount: $2,000

Includes 2 Meeting Registrations, Premium Exhibit Space & Half Page Advertising Space


Silver Plus Sponsor

Event Sponsored: Wellness

Sponsorship Amount: $1,500

Includes 1 Meeting Registration, Exhibit Space & Quarter Page Advertising Space


Silver Sponsor

Event Sponsored: Networking Lounge

Sponsorship Amount: $1,000

Includes 1 Meeting Registration, Exhibit Space & Quarter Page Advertising Space


Bronze Plus Sponsor

Sponsorship Amount: $550

Includes 1 Meeting Registration, Exhibit Booth & Business Card Size Advertising Space


Bronze Sponsor

Sponsorship Amount: $300

Includes Exhibit Booth & 1 Business Card Size Advertising Space