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CAST 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

For more the 60 years, the Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) has presented the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching, or CAST. Over the years, CAST has evolved into the preeminent, must-attend event for nearly 6,000 science teachers from across Texas and the entire Southwest. We are thrilled to return to Fort Worth this November 1–3, 2018.

The CAST Sponsorship Program is designed to drive high-value awareness and maximize your marketing investment by providing a diverse and flexible selection of opportunities that connect your organization with the most influential science educators and administrators from across the region. No matter your budget, your participation will allow you to nurture relationships, develop prospects and provide meaningful support for the science education community.

For more information about becoming a CAST 2018 sponsor, please contact:

Adam McKeivier
STAT Business Development Director
[email protected]

Sponsorship Opportunities at a Glance


  • Keynote Speaker Session – $12,000 (Exclusive)
  • Featured Speaker Session – $4,500/session
  • First-Time Attendee Breakfast – $6,000 (Exclusive)
  • VIP Reception – $8,000
  • Field Trips & Transportation – $12,000 (Exclusive)
  • STAT Networking Social –
    • Entertainment – $7,500
    • Food & Beverage – $5,500

CAST Exploration Partnership

This year's CAST Exhibit Hall includes unique learning opportunities brought to you by CAST's Exploration Partners—those exhibitors taking science in new directions with innovative classroom strategies and resources. As an Exploration Partner, you'll have the opportunity to present one or more scheduled sessions in one of the four learning theaters (The Lab, Informal Science Stage, Demo Stage and Science on Stage) described below; plus, you'll receive a robust sponsor benefits package. Contact STAT Business Development Director Adam McKeivier at [email protected] for more details.


  • The Lab – $8,000
    • The Lab delivers a hands-on, tactile experience for attendees. You’ll have the opportunity to put your product directly in the hands of educators, allowing them to interact with your company’s innovations just as their students would in the classroom.
  • Informal Science Stage – $8,000
    • Help educators take science education beyond the classroom at the Informal Science Stage, built to showcase the unique learning environments that bring science to life in a multitude of settings and experiences.
  • Demo Stage – $5,000
    • Consider the Demo Stage our “science kitchen”: We’re cooking up some innovative and entertaining demonstrations that will inspire new strategies for helping students test hypotheses and discover the world through science.
  • Science on Stage – $5,000
    • Explore ideas through dialogue at Science on Stage. Panels and fireside chats will provide insight and encourage audience participation as we discuss the hottest ideas in the field.
  • Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks – $2,500
  • Recharge Lounge – $5,000
  • Vendor Suite Sponsorship - $10,000
    • Vendor Suite access (fully dedicated room where you design programming based on your outreach objectives)
    • Two (2) full-color advertisements in STAT digital publications
    • One (1) full-page B&W advertisement in the printed CAST 2018 Program
    • Logo recognition on all applicable on-site signage
    • Logo and link recognition on the STAT and CAST websites
    • Two (2) complimentary tickets to the STAT VIP Reception
    • Post-event attendee list (STAT List Policy and Usage applies)


  • Conference Mobile App – $10,000 (Exclusive)
    • Splash and banner ads in the CAST 2018 Mobile App
  • Conference Mobile App Gamification – $1,000
    • Exhibitor and Engagement Scavenger Hunt will incentivize attendees to visit you throughout the conference.
  • On-Site Screen-Printed T-Shirts – $9,500 (Exclusive)
  • Hotel Key Cards (Omni and Sheraton Hotels) – $8,000 (Exclusive)
  • Wi-Fi Connection – $10,000 (Exclusive)
  • CAST Event Program
    • Full-Page Ad – $945
    • Half-Page – $545
  • Social Media – $850/post
    • Dedicated social media post promoting your product or service
  • CAST Daily Update Emails - $1,000/day
    • Enjoy exclusive billing as the sponsor of a conference highlight email sent each morning to CAST attendees.