Sponsor, Exhibitor & Advertiser Information

Exhibitors at NCA Annual Convention

For information on the NCA Graduate School Open House, NCA Career Center, or evening reception space, visit the Department Information webpage.

Our sponsors are a valuable connection for our members to gain insight to the latest knowledge and tools in the industry. NCA works personally with each and every sponsor to design and develop a personalized sponsorship plan to meet your marketing and advertising growth goals. Whether your focus is social media growth and awareness, educational advancement, branding, community outreach and/or relationship building, we personalize a plan to best suit your needs. Click here for sponsorship opportunities. Please contact Kristin Yednock, Assistant Director for Conventions and Meetings, with any questions.

The NCA Exhibit Hall is a great opportunity to visit with publishers, software vendors, educational product vendors, and other discipline-related associations. The NCA Exhibit Hall will be located in the Ballroom, 400 Level, of the Baltimore Convention Center. The NCA Exhibit Hall will additionally house Scholar to Scholar presentations, the Graduate School Open House, and the NCA Career Center.

The Exhibit Hall hours are:

  • Thursday, November 14, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 15, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 16, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The NCA Annual Convention is the single largest gathering of Communication teachers, researchers, administrators, students, and professionals. We invite you to share in the experience with over 5,000 member attendees. For more information about exhibiting opportunities, please download an Exhibitor Prospectus. If you have any questions, please contact Alysia Coleman.

Put your company/school ad in the hands of every single convention attendee. Attendees will see your advertisement every time they refer to their printed program for session times, descriptions, locations, and special events. This is a valuable opportunity to reach your target audience. Printed programs will be available to all convention registrants. Any organization that pays for a print advertisement before July 1 will receive a complimentary advertisement in the convention program app. Complete your application today. If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Yednock.


Regular Rate

NCA Department Member* or University Press Rate
Covers** $3,500 $3,000
Full Page (7" x 10") $1,500 $1,350
Half Page (7" x 5") $1,150 $1,035
Quarter Page (7" x 2.5") $900 $810

*Department Membership must be current through December 1, 2019 to be eligible for the member rate.
**Covers are assigned based on a lottery. Organizations who wish to be considered for the cover lottery will pay for a full page advertisement today and will be invoiced for remainder, if selected.

NCA makes any unused meeting space available to schools, companies, and other convention partners for small meetings. Meeting space may be used for focus groups, editorial meetings, or other business-related meetings. Download Meeting Space Request Form. Once submitted you will be provided with an invoice and instructions on how to remit payment online.