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Advertise or become a Vendor

Interested in advertising at this year’s event? We invite your respective campus programs, external organizations, friends and colleagues to consider advertising, attending as a vendor or even donating items for this year’s event. You can either submit an journal ad, attend as a vendor or donate items for the conference. All items must be received by April 10, 2019.

For anyone who would like to run a banner ad, they will need to submit the following:

  1. Banner image (max size= 600 px by 110 px).
  2. Preferred Vendor/Sponsor Name
  3. Website URL
  4. Sponsor Avatar Image (180px wide by 180 px tall)
  5. Text (500 characters)
  6. Link Title
  7. NO PDF’S

Exhibitor Form (DOC)  |  Guidebook Application Ad (PDF)

Monday and Tuesday: Tom Mortenson

Thomas Mortenson focuses on opportunity for postsecondary education.

Thomas G. Mortenson is a Senior Scholar at the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education in Washington, D.C. and an independent higher education policy analyst.  Tom’s policy research focuses on the ways public policy fosters or impedes access to that opportunity. He has special concern for populations that are under-represented in higher education: low income/first generation, minorities, and males. His studies have addressed academic and financial preparation for college, access, choice, persistence, attainment, and labor force entry of college graduates. He is particularly interested in public and private finance of higher education opportunity and the enrollment consequences of the cost-shift from state taxpayers to students and their families that has been underway since 1980. He has been employed in policy research and budget analysis roles for the University of Minnesota, Illinois Board of Higher Education, Illinois State Scholarship Commission, and the American College Testing Program.  Currently, Tom researches and writes Postsecondary Education OPPORTUNITY (PEO), a research newsletter devoted to analysis and reporting on the demographics, sociology, history, politics and economics of educational opportunity after high school.

Tuesday: KD Wilson

KD Wilson sitting with folded hands.
KD Wilson is a student success and empowerment speaker.

He will present the topic “Our Future Is Their Present: Reviving The Heartbeat Of Educators To Empower The Leaders Of Tomorrow!” Mr. Wilson is a student success has a diverse background as an educator, leader, and former police officer. His work focuses on the academically underrepresented, marginalized and overlooked populations around the nation. He engages matters of social justice, academic adversity and successful life skills development from multiple angles while emphasizing the necessity of education and equality for all.

Tuesday: Simon Silva

Simon Silva headshot.
Simon Silva is a motivational speaker. 

Simon Silva wants you to “Cultivate a Creative Mind”! His process to employ artistic communication in our daily lives will create better professionals by making them better communicators. His presentation will provide individuals with the opportunity to find out who they are, what they feel, how they think.