Sponsorship Opportunities

Dear Valued Industry Partner:

The American Genetic Association together with the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center, Front Royal, Virginia s is organizing a 10-day intensive course in methods, interpretation, and applications of molecular genetic analyses for conservation of endangered species, Recent Advances in Conservation Genetics (ConGen-2018) on August 19 – 30, 2018.

On behalf of The Organizing Committee for Recent Advances in Conservation Genetics (ConGen-2018) it is my pleasure and a privilege to invite you to this important international event which will take place in the beautiful town of Front Royal, Virginia, a hot spot of biodiversity and an up-and-coming site for scientific research, education and communication.

ConGen-2018 participants will be conservation scientists representing academia, government, NGOs, or industry studying genetics of endangered species. Every day of the course, an open popular science evening lecture will be presented by the internationally renown faculty to the members of the conservation-minded public, faculty and students, local businesses, governmental, and non-governmental organizations.

ConGen-2016 faculty, students and open lecture attendees will represent major research institutions in North and South America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean, have indicated to us the importance of company in our field are eager to find out what new products, technologies and services are available, for them and could be tailored to the current research in conservation genetics.

You will find that there is a lot of interest in product demonstrations, and information on recent developments in your industry. If you would like to help us organize an event during ConGen-2018, consider sponsoring students from developing countries, covering the expenses of a particular international faculty, or even promoting your product during a public lecture on conservation genetics of endangered species, we will be happy to make arrangements for your participation in planning and advertisement.

Please use the PayPal Donate button below to contribute to ConGen-2018 on behalf of PR Science Foundation. Your contribution is tax-free.

The event will take place in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, one of the most popular getaway destinations in the Eastern US.  The surrounding mountains are alive with history, culture, farm tours, wineries and dozens of authentic cities and towns to explore.  There are also plenty of chances to hike, bike, fish, view wildlife or take a scenic drive.  The course site, the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center, is a public recreation area, offering facilities including a public pool, picnic shelters, and multi-use trails that are open to the general public at little to no cost.

We hope that it will provide a great venue for networking: meeting people, seeing old and making new friends, and help promote conservation issues in this unique region as well as worldwide.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Stephen J O’Brien

ConGen-2016 Director



Support and Sponsorship Options

The Welcome Reception Sponsor $1,000

Sponsor the official ConGen-2018 Welcome Reception and receive the following benefits:

• Your company logo and branding will be displayed at the ConGen-2016 Welcome Reception.*
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen-2018 Website.
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official COnGen-2018 Delegate Program.
• 20 raffle tickets that also serve as drink vouchers (to use or to share)

Lecture Sponsor $1,000 each

There will be seven lectures by outstanding scientists (see the program) every night of the course.  In addition to the students and faculty of the course, these lectures will be open to the general public as well as conservation community in the area, and provide a great opportunity for the advertising.  Please, sponsor one of the lectures at ConGen-2018 and receive the following benefits:

(Please note: sponsorship can go towards lecture can only be chosen by the sponsor from the the seven open lectures in the course),
• Your company logo and 75 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen-2018 Website
• Your company logo and 75 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen-2018 Program
• Acknowledgement onsite as Sponsor during the Lecture of your choice
• 1 page insert in the participant handouts

• 20 raffle tickets that also serve as drink vouchers (to use or to share)

 

The Midterm Dinner Party Sponsor $2,000

Sponsor the official ConGen-2016 Midterm Dinner Party Night will receive the benefits that include:

• Your company logo and branding will be placed in ConGen-2018 dinner room
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen-2018 Website
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen-2018 Delegate Program
• 40 raffle tickets that also serve as drink vouchers (to use or to share)

The Field Trip Sponsor $2,000

Sponsor the official ConGen-2016 Midterm Field Trip will receive the benefits that include:

• Your company logo and branding will be placed on the bus, and along the routes of the ConGen-2018 field trip
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen-2018 Website
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen-2018 Delegate Program
• 40 raffle tickets that also serve as drink vouchers (to use or to share)

Satellite Course $5,000

Sponsor a Satellite course or Symposium at ConGen-2018 and receive these benefits:

• Discounted accommodation price for the industrial symposium speakers
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen-2018 Website
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen-2018 Program
• Acknowledgement onsite as Sponsor during your Course or  Symposium
• 1 page advertisement in Program
• Faculty, students and participant lists (opt-in only)
• 10 additional Full Satellite Course or Symposium Registrations for other participants that you would like to invite

The full amount of your sponsorship will be distributed as scholarship to the ConGen students who cannot other afford participation

(Please note: accommodation and travel costs for symposium speakers must be covered by the sponsoring company in addition to the symposium price)

 

Full Student Sponsor $2,000
Become a sponsor at an individual student at ConGen-2018 and receive the following benefits:

• Partial Scholarship for a student
• 1 Full Page color advertisement in the official ConGen-2018 Delegate Program
• Your company logo and 75 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the ConGen-2018 Website
• Acknowledgement of your level of support on the homepage of the official ConGen-2018 website
• Acknowledgement of your level of support in the official ConGen-2018 Program
• Acknowledgement of your level of support in a printed banner onsite
• Exhibition Space

Partial Student Sponsor $1,000
Become a sponsor at an individual student at ConGen-2018 and receive the following benefits:

• Partial Scholarship for a student
• 1 Full Page color advertisement in the official ConGen-2018 Delegate Program
• Your company logo and 75 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the ConGen-2018 Website
• Acknowledgement of your level of support on the homepage of the official ConGen-2018 website
• Acknowledgement of your level of support in the official ConGen-2018 Program
• Acknowledgement of your level of support in a printed banner onsite
• Exhibition Space


Participant
Bags $500

Highly visible, long-life item containing official course materials which will be distributed to all delegates, speakers and VIP’s. Benefits include:

• Your company logo to appear on the official ConGen-2018 Bag
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the ConGen-2018 Website.
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen-2018 Program.


25 Participant
T-Shirts and coffee mugs $250

Highly visible, distributed to students and faculty of ConGen-2018 and the VIP’s. Benefits include:

• Your company logo to appear on the official ConGen-2018 T-shirt and coffee mugs
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the ConGen-2018 Website.
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen-2018 Program.


Branding
Opportunities ($500 each)

• Field trips (includes your representative’s participation (up to 4 spots available)
• Lunch/Coffee break sponsorships (for the total of 20 coffee breaks during the course)
• Wi-Fi for the duration of the course