Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

You may choose from any of the following opportunities to help increase your on-site visibility and build brand equity with your target audience.

Official Meeting Materials

Opportunity Description Cost
Tote Bags (exclusive) Prominently display your company logo on the SCM18 tote bag, given to each Meeting participant at registration. 2,500 tote bags will be distributed. $50,000
SCM18 Mobile App The Mobile App will be offered to all Meeting attendees to access real-time Meeting, schedule, and destination information. This interactive app will give users virtual access to the Meeting Program, speaker bios, exhibitor descriptions, maps, and sponsor information. The app is available for iPhone, iPad, and android platforms as well as through the web. The SCM17 App was downloaded by 4,116 participants. Sponsorship of the SCM18 Mobile App gives you exclusive logo display each time a user opens the app. Recognition also appears on all web and print ads, as well as on-site signage. $60,000
Program-at-a-Glance (exclusive) Program-At-A-Glance includes the program schedule, as well as a hotel map, and exhibitor listing. Your company receives the full back cover for your messaging on this condensed program guide. $17,500
Lanyards (exclusive) Your company's logo will be displayed on Meeting lanyards distributed to every Meeting attendee, faculty, and presenters. $15,000
Hotel Keys Your company’s logo will be featured on participants’ hotel keys.  SCM18 hotels are: JW Marriott, Austin Hilton, Courtyard/Residence Inn Marriott, Aloft & Element, Hyatt Place, and the Hilton Garden Inn $25,000
Hotel Key Sleeve This very visible key sleeve allows you to message directly to meeting attendees staying at the above hotels.  $20,000
E-posters and Abstracts E-posters and abstracts offer a great online alternative to viewing the live posters. The e-poster tool will allow presenters to upload their abstracts and PowerPoint slides to virtually present their posters. E-posters can be accessed at on-site kiosks, on the web for up to one year, and via the SCM18 mobile app. Your company will be acknowledged through signage at the on-site kiosks, online banner advertisements, and email blasts. NKF will produce an announcement card with NKF messaging on one side about the e-posters and abstracts and your company’s message on the other.


Special Events

Opportunity Description Cost
NKF Councils Networking Luncheons Hosted by NKF’s four (4) Professional Councils (CAP, CNNT, CRN, and CNSW), over 600 members attended the luncheons at SCM17. Luncheons offer allied health professionals time to enjoy guest speakers; highlight past and future projects; and honor fellow members for their various achievements and contributions to the field of nephrology. Sponsors will receive signage and podium recognition. Ability to distribute company information at the luncheons is also available.
$7,500 per lunch
$25,000 all four lunches
Healthcare Professionals Welcome Reception Tuesday, April 10
Typically, 50% of attendees at the Meetings are members of the allied health kidney community. This evening reception is exclusively for this important audience. There will be signage and podium recognition at the event. Ability to distribute company information is also available.  This is a great opportunity to mingle and network with these important clinicians.
Career Choices in Nephrology /Fellows Reception (exclusive) Tuesday, April 10
This special session with our “speed networking/mentoring” format is perfect for trainees in internal medicine and nephrology who are trying to decide on a career path in nephrology. This friendly and fun environment allows attendees to meet a range of experienced individuals currently active in private practice, academic medicine, and industry, and learn about these career paths. The speed mentoring round will be followed by a reception. As a sponsor of this event, your company will be able to have a representative participate as a mentor. Your company will also receive signage in the room as well as recognition from the podium.
President’s Dinner Thursday, April 12
This is a black-tie reception and dinner for NKF Program and Scientific Advisory Boards, named awardees, NKF senior leadership, meeting faculty, and other thought leaders in the forefront of kidney healthcare. Approximately 100 individuals attend this prestigious event that may be supported at various levels. Sponsors of the President’s Dinner will receive invitations to attend the dinner.
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Educational Stipends
Ongoing education and the ability to learn about the latest developments in nephrology is critical for optimal patient care. Provide a scholarship to a dialysis technician or a resident who is considering a nephrology fellowship. Scholarships will allow NKF to provide educational stipends for these important folks to attend the Spring Clinical Meetings. Stipends will be awarded to eligible applicants as determined by an independent review committee of NKF volunteers and KOLS.  Call for Pricing
Team Kidney 5K Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, April 14
Sponsor this great opportunity to allow attendees to blow off some steam, exercise with colleagues, or just go for a morning run before SCM18 sessions. As an exclusive sponsor, you will receive your logo on the official fun run t-shirt distributed to all run participants, water bottles at the start/finish of the race course, fun run registration information and signage at the Austin Convention Center. Exclusive sponsor will have the option for fun run packet pick up at their booth, to help drive traffic. NKF staff will manage packet pick up.

Promotional Opportunities

Opportunity Description Cost
Relaxation Station Sponsor the Relaxation Station in the Exhibit Hall floor and be a hero to attendees! This year attendees can receive professional neck and back massages in the lounge. Associate your company's name with rest, relaxation and the convention's most sought-after service. Collect qualified leads as attendees seek out your booth to request vouchers to redeem in the massage area. Sponsorship includes three full days of service. $17,500
Charging Station Lounges By sponsoring the Charging Station Lounge, you allow attendees to network and relax while charging their electronic devices. This sponsorship allows you to brand the Charging Station Lounge, giving you great visibility among attendees. Your sponsorship also allows you to distribute promotional materials in Charging Station Lounge. $15,000
Speaker HQ/Ready Room The Speaker HQ/Ready Room provides services to more than 300 individual speakers. Speakers must upload and review their slides here before presenting. The sponsor will receive corporate recognition on signage located at the entrance of the room, on table tents and signage in the lounge area, as well as in the SCM18 mobile app, and on instructions e-mailed to all speakers prior to the Meeting. $10,000


Exhibitor Showcases Reserve a 35-minute Exhibitor Showcase in a specially designated section of the Exhibit Hall, with presentations scheduled during Exhibit Hall hours. NKF will announce the Exhibitor Showcase schedule online, in a targeted email prior to the event, in the SCM18 mobile app, and on-site. Exhibitor Showcases are equipped with standard AV, a podium, and classroom seating for a maximum of 50 persons. Exhibitor Showcases are strictly commercial events. CME/CE credits are not provided. A one-time use pre-registration list will be provided for self-promotion. A door drop will be scheduled to optimize on-site awareness as well. Printing of the door drop is the responsibility of the sponsor. $20,000
Signage Place your company message in high-traffic areas for the greatest visibility. Many options are available, including standing banners, hanging banners, column wraps, staircase signage, lighted kiosks, and much more. Call for additional information
Door Drops Room-to-room door drops are available to send direct messaging to each Meeting participant. Available for one, two, or three days. Door drops are available only through the NKF. $10,000
Sponsored Alert Have something to promote? Send a text message directly to attendees through the SCM18 Mobile App, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. $1,500
Conference Supplies Get exposure on some of the most used and visible items at the Meetings by sponsoring notebooks, pens, and other important materials.

Notebooks $15,000

Pens $8,000

Pen/Stylus $12,500

Daily Clinicals E-Newsletter This daily Meetings report is delivered to participants' via email and features late-breaking conference news, interesting on-site interviews, and session highlights.
Sponsor all six editions, just one day, or choose from a variety of other advertising opportunities.
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Exhibit Hall Aisle Banners Highlight your company or product with a logo on the aisle banners, while helping attendees navigate the Exhibit Hall. $25,000
Exhibit Hall Virtual Banner Ad Drive booth traffic by placing your ad on the virtual exhibit hall map. $1,000

Educational Sessions

Opportunity Description Cost
Corporate Symposia Corporate Symposia supporters underwrite the highly attended breakfast, lunch, or dinner CME/CE-accredited educational symposia which are a key component of the Meeting programs. Supporters of symposia receive high-level exposure in all SCM17 media, including the website, Daily Clinicals e-newsletter, SCM18 Mobile App, tote bag invitation insert, acknowledgement in AJKD, and much more. Call for pricing
Official Program Sessions Pre-conference courses and workshops on the Physician Program, and many of the courses offered on the Advanced Practitioner, Nephrology Nurses and Technician, Nephrology Social Worker, and Renal and Clinical Dietitian programs are available for support. Sessions are all CME/CE accredited. Call for pricing

General Meetings Sponsorship Option

Your company will not be associated with any specific event but will be acknowledged as CONTRIBUTING sponsor in the Mobile App, Meeting signage, website, and more.

Other sponsorship suggestions are welcomed!

Contact Stephanie Cogan for pricing and availability of Sponsorship Opportunities at SCM18:

Stephanie Cogan
Vice President, Corporate Relations
National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
212.889.2210 x166