OCTOBER 2 – 4, 2024 | CHICAGO

Sponsorship Reimagined.

Oct 2-4, 2024 | Chicago

inspire your


Join us at the epicenter of sponsorship innovation where thought leaders share revolutionary ideas that will spark your imagination.


Curated sessions on timely topics. You won’t hear these talks anywhere else.


Industry thought leaders will share revolutionary ideas & insights. Find your next big idea at the Summit.


Training sessions, 1:1 coaching, a behind-the-scenes sponsorship tour… there’s a lot on the agenda.

Speakers + Presenters

Tony Wells

Former Verizon Chief Media Officer & 4X CMO

Looking for the Summit Speaker Portal? Login here.

JW Marriott Chicago

151 West Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603

A landmark hotel in the heart of downtown. Located in Chicago’s famed Loop, with easy access to Union Station, West Loop restaurants, United Center, Millennium Park and Willis Tower Skydeck.

expand your


Stay sharp. The Summit is your source for industry trends and best practices. You’ll up your sponsorship game through trainings, workshops, 1:1 coaching, and keynotes.


Mastering the Art & Science of Sponsorship Buying + Selling

Eco-Friendly Partnerships

Success Metrics and Determining ROI

Integration of Technology from AR to AI

Sponsorship deepens Brand LOVE

A Plan for 10X Growth

Best Practices to Achieve Growth

Conflation of Media and Sponsorship

Cultivate a High-Performance Mindset

Data-Driven Decisions Deliver Results

Creative Collaborations: Inspiring Case Studies

The Future Looks Bright

Our friends at

are hosting our legendary

Mocktini Opening Reception

build your


Sponsorship’s only industry-wide event. If you buy, sell, activate, and support sponsorship and partnership marketing, this is the event for you.

Look Who’s Coming

Check out just some of the organizations attending this year’s Summit

Register Today


General Admission


for SMA Members Only

Your registration includes…

  • Pre-Summit training sessions: a fast-paced, interactive 2 ½-hour session for rights-holders and a dedicated session for sponsors
  • Opening reception with mocktinis and entertainment
  • 25+ sessions and 40+ inspirational speakers
  • 1-on-1, 15-minute coaching sessions with speakers and SMA board members
  • Summit mobile app
  • Talking Ship roundtables, facilitated by industry leaders on the biggest topics in the industry
  • 2 plated lunches and breakfast buffets
  • Summit Soirée Happy Hour
  • Behind-the-scenes Sponsorship in Action Tour
  • Post-Summit Report with key takeaways from each session