Sponsorship Opportunities

The Florida Virtual Campus’ Distance Learning and Student Services Members Council will host a national education workshop, “Navigating State Authorization,” February 2-3, 2017, at St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus (9200 113th Street North, Seminole, FL 33772).

We are pleased to make available Diamond, Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsorship opportunities to companies interested in participating in this unique event. As a sponsor, your company will have the opportunity to showcase its products and services to hundreds of postsecondary faculty, academic administrators, distance learning staff, and institutional decision-makers from across the nation. Approximately 200 individuals are anticipated to attend.

As online programs have grown and reached beyond state boundaries the regulatory environment has become more complex. In many states, traditionally there have been few prohibitions for colleges and universities offering instruction over the Internet however with the increased concern in recent years over state authorization requirements the picture has become quite complex. In order to address the difficulties presented by the complex web of requirements imposed by each state, a national state authorization reciprocity agreement was established. Currently, over 40 states are members of SARA and Florida is exploring joining this growing body. The Florida Virtual Campus has assembled the best resources available to answer your questions and help you chart a course during 2017 through the state authorization process.

  • What is SARA and how does it work?
  • What does each college and university need to do to prepare and apply to join SARA?
  • What are the data reporting and student notification requirements for a college and university under SARA?
  • How are clinical, professional licensure and field experiences managed under SARA?
  • What activities are not covered under SARA?

Join us in St Petersburg for this intensive, practical learning experience with representatives from the National Council, the Southern Regional Education Board, the Western Cooperative for Educational Technology and colleagues from across the state.

This symposium offers a unique opportunity to learn about state authorization from leading experts across the country.

To become a sponsor: Following is information about each of the four sponsorship levels available for this event. To register your company as a sponsor complete the linked form and we will be in touch!

Diamond Sponsor

  • Full-page ad in conference program
  • Recognition on symposium website as a “Diamond” sponsor
  • Recognition and opportunity to speak/present for 10 minutes during a General Session
  • Name and logo included on all event signage, web, and print materials
  • One reserved table w/two chairs at conference
  • Participation in all meals and snacks
  • Four complimentary registrations
  • 3 Featured Exhibitor Emails created by sponsor and distributed to symposium registrants by the Florida Virtual Campus

Gold Sponsor

  • Half-page ad in conference program
  • Recognition on symposium website as a “Gold” sponsor
  • Recognition and opportunity to speak/present for 2 minutes during a General Session
  • Name and logo included on afternoon or morning event signage, web, and print materials
  • One reserved table w/two chairs at conference
  • Participation in all meals and snacks
  • Two complimentary registrations
  • Two Featured Exhibitor Emails created by sponsor and distributed to symposium registrants by the Florida Virtual Campus