How to Apply

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Here is our timeline for applications for sponsorship of ACC National Capital Region in 2019:

  • To access a recording of a conference call held by ACC NCR leadership that provides a brief overview of the 2019 Sponsorship Program and answers questions:
    Call: 1-888-203-1112 (or toll: +1 719-457-0820).  Recording ID: 349818946
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  • APPLICATION DEADLINE – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern:  This is a final/firm deadline for submission of your Sponsorship Application Form if your law firm or company wishes to be included in the “first-round” selection of sponsors.  There will not be any extension of this deadline.
  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018: Sponsorship applicants who met the October 31 submission deadline will be notified about the status of their applications.  Based on past experience, we think it is highly likely that we will sell out all of the sponsorships during the “first-round” selection process.
  • While we welcome applications received after October 31, 2018, opportunities are subject to availability. These later applications will be evaluated according to the criteria listed below on a first-come, first-served basis.


Process:

  • All prospective sponsors must apply via the online application form.
  • If your firm was a sponsor in 2018 and wants to again sponsor in 2019, or if  you are new to ACC NCR sponsorship and want to participate in 2019, you should submit your completed Sponsorship Application Form by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, to be considered as part of the initial selection of sponsors.  As long as you submit your application by that deadline, you will be included in the first round of consideration.
  • Law firms/companies that applied by October 31 will be notified about the status of their applications on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, by e-mail or telephone call.
  • Within two (2) weeks of notification, these firms/companies will receive a confirmation letter and invoice for the applicable fee. Payment in full of the sponsorship fee must be received by January 31, 2019, or within thirty (30) days of receipt of confirmation letter, whichever occurs later, unless other arrangements are made with the ACC NCR Executive Director. Failure to pay in a timely fashion will result in immediate cancellation of the sponsorship and forfeiture of all sponsorship benefits. The sponsorship then will be reassigned to another interested sponsor. Please note that sponsorship fees are not refundable.

 

Sponsor Selection Criteria:  ACC NCR has been very fortunate to work with sponsors that are true contributors to our efforts to be the premier professional resource for our members. We greatly value our sponsors’ dedication to helping us achieve our mission.  In selecting sponsors and assigning sponsorship levels for 2019, ACC NCR will:

  • Attempt to select a mix of sponsors that will offer a variety of information, services and/or products to our members to assist them in providing the highest level of service to their clients. We try to make sure that our sponsors are well aligned with the interests of our membership in terms of practice areas, industries represented, and sizes of firms/companies.
  • Seek sponsors that are able to provide information, services, ideas and expertise that are valuable to our members and conform to our Sponsor Guidelines.
  • Consider, if applicable, the applicant’s previous creativity in developing and presenting programming for ACC NCR.
  • Consider the applicant’s proffered or proven commitment to diversity and ability to work closely and effectively with ACC NCR on CLE programs, events and other chapter activities.

The ACC NCR President, President-elect, Vice President/Programming, Director for Legal Education, Director of Programming, Director of Greater Virginia, and Executive Director will comprise the ACC NCR Sponsorship Committee and evaluate the Sponsorship Applications we receive based on these criteria, and determine the assignment of specific sponsorships to applicants.