Sponsorship Opportunities

The Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) is the premier professional organization for speech-language pathologists specializing in neurologic communication disorders. Our mission is to "enhance the communicative lives of people affected by neurologic disorders." As a means for accomplishing this mission, we offer our members an array of clinical and research-related resources, as well as opportunities for continuing education, foremost among these being our annual scientific meeting. We invite you to join us in these efforts by becoming a sponsor for our annual meeting, and/or our student fellowship program.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's annual meeting will be held virtually as four separate webinars between October 22 - November 10. The annual meeting typically attracts up to 150 researchers, faculty, clinicians, and students from a variety of fields dedicated to the clinical management of neurologic communication disorders such as aphasia, apraxia, and dysarthria resulting from stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other diseases affecting neurological function. In our new virtual format, ANCDS will be able to accommodate up to 250 attendees per live session and an unlimited number of participants who will have the opportunity to view the presentations on-demand at a later date.

Our goal is to offer an affordable educational meeting for anyone with a clinical and/or research interest in neurologic communication disorders. To accomplish this goal, we are seeking sponsorships from ANCDS members, individuals, and companies that provide goods and/or services associated with the clinical management of neurologic communication impairments. We ask you to consider partnering with ANCDS to help provide relevant continuing education at a reasonable price and to advance the professional goals of our members. Your sponsorship is greatly appreciated and will be recognized as noted in the ANCDS 2020 Advertising and Sponsorship Kit.

These are the exciting sponsorship opportunities available for the virtual 2020 Annual Meeting:


Gold - $2,500

  • Free conference attendance for 2 people (virtual).
  • Advertising included in the biannual ANCDS newsletter (highlighting the sponsors) - large ad for both newsletters in 2021. (Sponsors would create their own ad and submit it to ANCDS for final approval.)
  • Large logo on the ANCDS website for one year.
  • Exposure to membership through the ANCDS Facebook’s page once/month. (This will be created and posted by ANCDS.)
  • Verbal thank you at the beginning of each speaker’s session (four speakers total), and written thank you on the digital program and on introductory and final slides of each speaker’s session.
  • ANCDS will send one pre-conference and one post-conference email blast about sponsors to its members. In the email blast, ANCDS will state to members that they are sending this information because of their advertising agreement with the sponsor(s).
  • Branded background during business meeting, break time, and before and after content sessions.
  • Large logo on the attendee’s annual meeting registration confirmation email and all other promotional eblasts.

Silver - $1,500

  • Free conference attendance for 1 person (virtual).
  • Advertising included in the ANCDS newsletter (highlighting the sponsors) - medium ad for a year. (Sponsors would create their own ad and submit it to ANCDS for final approval.)
  • Medium logo on the ANCDS website for one year.
  • Exposure to membership through the ANCDS Facebook’s page once/month. (This will be created and posted by ANCDS.)
  • Verbal thank you at the beginning of each speaker’s session (four speakers total), and written thank you on program and on introductory and final slides of each speaker’s session.
  • ANCDS will send one pre-conference and one post-conference email blast about sponsorship to its members. In the email blast ANCDS will state to members that they are sending this information because of their advertising agreement with the sponsor(s).
  • Branded background during business meeting, break time, and before and after content sessions

Bronze - $750

  • Advertising included in the ANCDS newsletter (highlighting the sponsors) - small ad for a year. (Sponsors would create their own ad and submit it to ANCDS for final approval.)
  • Small logo on the ANCDS website for one year.
  • Verbal thank you at the beginning of each speaker’s session (four speakers total), and written thank you on program and on introductory and final slides of each speaker’s session.

Green - $500

  • Advertising included in the ANCDS newsletter (highlighting the sponsors) - small ad for a year. (Sponsors would create their own ad and submit it to ANCDS for final approval.)
  • Verbal thank you at the beginning of each speaker’s session (four speakers total), and written thank you on program and on introductory and final slides of each speaker’s session.

Student Fellowships - $200 per student

  • Twelve Fellowships will be awarded.
  • Any overage will be used to support the 2021 Student Fellowship Program.

General Sponsor - Amount of your choosing

Download a printable PDF of the agreement here.


*Sponsor logos: There will be a tab on the ANCDS website entitled “Sponsors”.  This tab will link to a single page with logos from all sponsors. Logos will be small or large depending on sponsorship level. Each logo will link to that sponsor’s website.  There will be a disclaimer on this page stating that ANCDS does not endorse specific companies or products.