SPonsor  Information

Typically 450-600 people attend AIC, representing 148 institutions, primarily in the upper Midwest. Our annual trainee (graduate students and postdocs) attendance averages 67%. Approximately 80% of our attendees in 2015/ 2016 resided in Midwestern states. Out-of-region registrants represent 12 states, Canada, and 5 foreign countries.

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Sponsorship Levels

We are pleased to offer a number of sponsorship options. Each sponsorship level includes a complimentary table/booth space

Bronze – $1,250

Includes: Complimentary exhibitor table/booth, logo and web site link.

Silver – $2,500

Includes: Table/ booth, logo and link on website, recognition at Plenary Session and in program.

Gold – $5,000

Includes: Preferred table/booth, logo and link on website, recognition at Plenary Session and in program, full color ad in program.

Platinum - $10,000

Includes: Preferred table/booth, banner and link on website, prominent display at Plenary Session an in program, complimentary workshop available with lunch for up to 50 persons, full page color ad in program, distribution of promotional materials at registration desk (optional), acknowledgment of support in conference communications.


additional sponsorship opportunities

You can enhance your sponsorship presence and impact with these additional options.

Plenary Sessions - $3,000 per session (3 available)

Plenary Sessions sponsors will be recognized by a sign posted at the entrance of the Plenary Session and with a logo on the projection screen between sessions.

Workshop Sessions - $500 per workshop (20 available)

Workshop sponsorship will be recognized by a sign posted at the entrance of the workshop.

Receptions - $3,000 per reception (3 available)

One follows the Keynote Address (Friday) in Salon III from 8:30-9:30 PM. The other two are concurrent with Saturday and Sunday poster sessions in Salons I/II. Reception sponsorship will be recognized by a sign posted at the entrance of the session.

Coffee Breaks - $1,500 per coffee break (4 available)

Coffee service is provided in the exhibitors salon affording yet another opportunity to promote your company in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Coffee Break sponsorship will be recognized with a logo on the projection screen between sessions.

Wallace Diversity Scholarships - $500 per student (unlimited)

Provide support for one under-represented minority student, to help defray meeting expenses. Sponsorship will be recognized on the AIC website, and during recipient announcement at the conference.

Undergraduate Outreach - $500 (one available)

Support for this program provides a luncheon for participating students and is recognized in the Program and Abstract booklet and by signage at the workshop.

Program Book Advertising - $250 to $3,000 (unlimited)

Increase your exposure by advertising in the Program Book! This is another great way to promote your company even if you are unable to attend the meeting. Please contact Rich DiPaolo or Subba Bondada for more information.


Total Sponsorship Value

We appreciate that different institutions all have different needs. That is why we offer to calculate your sponsorship level based on your total sponsorship value. For example a Bronze Sponsor ($1,250) that also sponsored a Coffee Break ($1,500) will be considered a Silver Sponsor because the total sponsorship was $2,750.

Sponsorship level adjustments will be made after your sponsorship registration has been placed.