For more information about sponsoring an event at the convention, including benefits associated with sponsorship, you can view the NIEA 2019 Sponsorship Guide HERE.

There are four sponsorship gift levels to the 2019 Convention and Trade Show as follows:
Bronze Level
Silver Level
Gold Level
Platinum Level 

To can purchase advertising on the Convention and Trade Show app.
Rotating Banner ads, which are present during the full 4-day Convention are $500 and can be purchased HERE.
Push Notifications, which are 140-character texts sent through the app, are $100 and can be purchased HERE

If you have questions about 2019 Convention Sponsorship or advertising on our Convention App, contact Judi Urquhart at jurquhart@niea.org or 508-367-2714.

There is no greater investment that can be made than one in our youth, especially now, as we look to strengthen and support Native cultures and ways of life. By providing sponsorship support of the National Indian Education Association’s 50th Anniversary  Convention & Trade Show — being held October 8th-12th in Minneapolis, MN  — you can directly influence the future of education within Native communities.  Please join us, and over 2,000 expected participants, as we emphasize innovation, creativity, and culture throughout the workshops, presentations, and keynote sessions.

The NIEA Convention & Trade Show will support activities with the sole purpose of creating long-lasting educational opportunities for our American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students. These activities include:

  • Over 150 workshops focused on the professional development of the teachers who work with Native students. Workshops include information on effective teaching models and resources to help Native students succeed in all academic subjects.
  • Plenary Sessions and Keynote Speeches which focus on ensuring culture, creativity, and innovation are the foundation of Native education.
  • NIEA’s Evening Awards Gala and Awards Dinner, which celebrates Native educators, and their strategies, that work towards advancing high-quality academic and culturally based curricula.

Our past sponsors have included the following:

Platinum Level


Gold Level

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Walton Family Foundation Logo
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Silver Level

Ak Chin
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Catapult Learning
OHA Logo

Bronze Level

American Indian College Fund
Bowman Consulting Final Logo
Tribal College Journal
University of Arizona
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Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation