Logo Specs: Transparent background. No smaller than 200px x 200px. Preferred file type is .png or .eps
Image Specs: Images should be rectangle. No smaller than 560px x 300px. 300 dpi preferred. Acceptable file types are .png or .jpeg
Pre-Conference: Featured Email Partner
Showcase your advertisement under the “Featured Institution” icon on the Main Menu of the 2017 SACNAS Conference Mobile App.
Includes up to three attachments: PDF, Image, or Hyperlink
Image Specs: For rectangular graphics, use portrait view over landscape. Select multiple files (PDF, JPEG, PNG, etc.) to upload graphics relating to your institution. 10MB limit per file.
Image Specs: Images should be square. No smaller than 800px x 800px. 300 dpi preferred. Acceptable file types are .png or .jpeg
Multiple Sponsorships Available
The entire conference at a glance is printed on a large sign and centrally placed near the registration area. Display your branding front and center and be seen by every attendee!
Conference Badge Lanyards
Your logo and/or name will appear on the lanyard used by all attendees to hold their conference badge. Attendees are required to wear their badge for entrance to all conference events.
Custom Meter Boards and Sponsor Flags
Create a visual impact at the SACNAS conference with custom signage or flags placed in high traffic areas. Sponsor provides graphic design and SACNAS prints and displays.
Custom Meter Board
$2,500 (limit of three per sponsor)
Purchase extra visibility: draw conference attendees to your Exhibit Hall booth with strategically placed foot stickers on the floor, creating a fun and visible path to your booth. Your organization will be noticed by all attendees every step of the way!
Gain exclusive exposure to all conference attendees! The pocket guide is a handy conference agenda-at-a-glance provided to every attendee at registration. Other than the sponsor’s ad, there are no other printed advertising opportunities at the conference.
NEW! Community College Day (PRE-CONFERENCE DAY PROGRAM)
Target Audience: Community college students
This pre-conference event helps 75 - 100 local and national community college students best prepare for 2017 SACNAS. You can support attendees in learning networking skills, navigating the conference, accessing educational resources, and building a road map to a future in STEM. Note: sponsorship of the Community College Day Dinner sold separately.
BENEFITS & RECOGNITION
1:00 - 6:00 PM
NEW! Kick-off Breakfast Meet & Greet
Multiple Sponsorships Available (up to five)
Target Audience: All conference attendees
Kick off the second day of the conference by hosting an informal and discipline-specific breakfast event. Start the day with a shared continental buffet breakfast and then invite attendees (up to 75 per sponsor) to your networking room.
7:30 - 8:30 AM
NEW! Resume Build Room
Multiple Sponsorships Available (up to two)
Target Audience: Students, postdocs, and early-career professionals
Create a mentoring-focused environment for conference attendees to build and update resumes, CVs, LinkedIn profiles, and other professional documents to increase their opportunities for academic or professional success and heighten the exposure of your institution. Each morning, sponsors provide a 30-minute session of expert advice and strategies and continued mentoring assistance for the duration of the time allotment in this open-style room. Four computers and two printers provided.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NEW! Lasting Impressions - Next Steps Networking
Multiple Sponsorships Available
Design a custom, one-hour “continue the conversation” networking event to maximize your lasting impact on conference attendees. Map out future collaborations, reflect on the conference, provide tips on follow-up, share discipline specific information--the time is yours! Light refreshments and beverages included for up to 150 attendees per session.
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Two slots open to all
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Two slots exclusive to elite sponsors
NEW! Interactive Exhibit Hall Map
Your logo placed strategically on the perimeter of the interactive, digital exhibit hall map and the printed version prominently displayed in the exhibit hall.
Wifi & Charging Stations
A high visibility sponsorship opportunity! Wifi and charging stations have become an indispensable part of the conference experience. Help attendees connect and network.
NEW! Mobile App
The SACNAS mobile app is the digital portal for all conference attendees and features a detailed agenda, exhibitor listings, an interactive exhibitor map, speaker biographies and more. Eighty-two percent of attendees use the mobile app multiple times per day during the conference.
Conversations with Scientists
A high-profile signature event of the SACNAS conference, Conversations with Scientists gathers professionals and student attendees in informal, round-table, discipline-specific discussions. The personal connections made at this event set the stage for ongoing mentoring and support throughout the conference and beyond. Creates high visibility for the sponsor as the event spans between 18 and 20 separate rooms with designated signage at each location.
5:00 - 6:30 PM
NEW! Cultural Events and Performances
Target Audience: All conference attendees
Cultural events and performances are a key way SACNAS respects and celebrates the interconnection of science, culture, and community by highlighting the traditions of Native Americans and Latinos. Sponsorship of cultural events helps raise awareness of your institution’s respect for and commitment to cultural diversity.
Cultural Performances at Dinner Plenary
The SACNAS family joins for dinner each evening for cultural performances and inspired keynote addresses. Your sponsorship will support the uniquely warm, connective, and inspired atmosphere.
The Pachanga, a dance and celebration, is a final opportunity for conference attendees to connect, enjoy dancing and music, and make a few additional vital connections with peers, mentors, prospective employers, and academic institutions.
The SACNAS Pow Wow celebrates cultural diversity within our Native American communities and enables Native American members to share tradition and culture with all conference participants.
Special Pow Wow benefits
Cultural Performance, dinner plenary
6:45 - 8:00 PM
6:00 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 10:30 PM
8:30 - 11:00 PM
Multiple Sponsorships Available (up to 5)
Targeted Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students (at discretion of sponsor); up to 75 participants per field trip
Bring a diverse group of qualified students/recruits to your organization, lab, or research center! You design the visit and what you want your audience to experience.
8:30 - 9:00 AM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Insights to Success: Real-Life Adventures of SACNAS Scientists
Target Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students
This panel discussion and Q&A session inspires student attendees with personal stories of role models from a wide range of disciplines, STEM sectors, and career paths/stages.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Single Sponsorship Available
Targeted Audience: Postdocs and early– to mid-career professionals
SACNAS trains the next generation of diverse STEM leaders through our premier SACNAS Linton-Poodry Leadership Institute and partnership with the NSF ASSIST program to diversify the engineering professorate. The Leadership Program sponsor gains exclusive conference-long access to this community of professionals on the leadership track.
Five-minute remarks - Welcome Receptions
Pre-conference Engineering Reception
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Pre-conference Postdoc Retreat
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SACNAS Leadership Alumni Reception
9:20 – 10:20 PM
Five-minute closing remarks
Engineering Closing Session
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Postdoc Closing Session
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Native American Program
Target Audiences: All Native American conference attendees
Sponsorship of Native American Programs at 2017 SACNAS includes special receptions for our partners at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), students in our Science Scholars Native American Path Program (SSNAP), the Native American welcome session, the Native American Reception, the Native American Gathering Room, and the Indigenous Marketplace.
Comprehensively, Native American Programs at 2017 SACNAS focus on community building, networking, academic and professional development, a celebration of culture, and creating a safe and honored space for those most underrepresented in STEM.
Five Minute Remarks - Welcome Receptions
Pre-conference AIHEC/SSNAP Reception
Native American Welcome
10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Native American Reception
8:15 – 9:15 PM
Travel Scholarship Program
Target Audience: Students and postdocs
Travel scholarships cover lodging, travel, and registration for up to 700 competitively selected students, and postdoc attendees of 2017 SACNAS. Overall sponsorship of the Travel Scholarship Program supports academic and workforce development mentoring that is fully integrated into all aspects of the program from pre-conference digital resources to onsite sessions that help attendees make the most of the conference experience and build on their next steps for a successful STEM career. Funding for the scholarships is provided through federal grant partners and individual sponsorships (see page__ for details).
Travel Scholarship Reception
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Continue the Conversation session
Student Research Presentation Program
Target Audience: Undergraduate and graduate student presenters
Gain exposure to over 1,000 multidisciplinary student presenters representing top STEM talent! The SACNAS student presentations program is based on academic rigor, scientific excellence, and mentorship and provides essential training for students’ success in STEM. Overall sponsorship of the Student Research Presentation Program supports scientific training, pre-conference digital resources, virtual peer-to-peer mentoring followed by onsite pre-conference meet and greet sessions. (For information on sponsoring individual student research presentation awards, see page___.)
Student Presentation Program Breakfast
7:30 – 8:30 AM
Student Presentation Awards Ceremony
Lunch plenary session
LGBTQA Community Reception
Target Audience: Conference attendees at all levels who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and allies
Support a vital reception where underrepresented minority scientists and engineers strengthen peer and professional networks, exchange stories, discuss science, and build community. Coffee, tea, and desserts included.
Student Chapter Reception & Chapter Award Ceremony
Target Audience: SACNAS chapter members
The network of 110+ SACNAS chapters nationwide provides year-round, local support and leadership development for diverse students and scientists. At the conference, the chapter reception allows chapter members to network and exchange best practices. The chapter award ceremony recognizes the Chapter Of The Year awardees in front of the entire conference audience.
Student Chapter Reception
Student Chapter Award Ceremony (during plenary luncheon)
12:45 – 2:30 PM
Women in STEM Reception
Target Audience: all female (and female identified) conference attendees
Join us in supporting an exciting networking event focused on Women in STEM at every stage of their education and career. Exchange stories, build community, and stay connected.
Coffee, tea, and desserts included.
9:20 - 10:20 PM
Student Presentation Awards
Target Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students presenting scientific research
1,000+ students will present their research at 2017 SACNAS under the rigorous, mentorship-focused review of 300+ judges. Sponsorship of student presentation awards provides the opportunity to recognize individual students for exemplary science while gaining personalized visibility for your organization.
Student Award Sponsorship
Travel Scholarship Awards
Sponsor the opportunity of a lifetime! Competitively reviewed, individual travel-scholarship awards provide travel, lodging, and registration for attendees of 2017 SACNAS. Attendees at the conference gain the valuable training, mentoring, and cultural support needed to take the next steps in their education and careers.
Travel Scholarship Award Sponsorship Packages
Note: Bundled packages save 10% of total
Investment (Includes Travel, Lodging, Registration)
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