Sponsorship

Dear Valued Industry Partner:

The American Genetic Association together with the Balaton Limnological Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is organizing a 10-day intensive course in methods, interpretation, and applications of molecular genetic analyses for conservation of endangered species.

On behalf of The Organizing Committee for Recent Advances in Conservation Genetics (ConGen-2020) it is my pleasure and a privilege to invite you to this important international event which

new ConGen short course: the 2020 Recent Advances in Conservation Genetics (ConGen2020) Course (10 days) that will be held at the in Qīngdǎo, China between June 9-19, 2020.

The venue is located on the outskirts of beautiful city of Qingdao, in China’s eastern Shandong province, a port city of skyscrapers, parks and beaches bordering the Yellow Sea. Qīngdǎo (青岛) means ”Green Island”. The winding cobbled streets, historic German architecture and red-capped hillside villas are captivating and there’s so much to enjoy in the city’s diverse food scene, headlined by the ubiquitous home town beer Tsingtao. It’s known for its beer first brewed over a hundred years ago in 1903, and the renown Qingdao International Beer Festival. The sea keeps the town cooler during summer, and slightly warmer in winter. We chose this location, as it combines the fresh sea air, a mix of European and Chinese architecture, and dashing modern face looking into the future. Qīngdǎo (青岛) is also adjacent to some of the most scenic natural sites in China.

Qingdao is now the home of the fresh new BGI Genomics Research Laboratories, who serve as the local host and a generous sponsor for ConGen 2020. BGI-Qingdao is the major center of BGI in the north of China, an important theoretical and technical support for genomics research. BG-Qingdao is among the founders for international collaborations of Genome 10K. Together with the collaborators, BGI-Qingdao contributed to a number of conservation genomics projects including genomes of oyster, proteus, bamboo shark and flatfish.

The course will host 25-30 students dedicated to conservation of animals and plants and about 20-25 distinguished faculty from around the world. The course is directed by its founder, Dr. Stephen J. O’Brien, and taught by renowned scientists conversant in methods, interpretation, and applications of genomic-based analyses for conservation of endangered species. The 20-25 esteemed experts listed below will share their personal research expertise and experiences in this important and rapidly developing field. Participants will learn how to handle bioinformatics pipelines and algorithms for analyzing genomic and genetic data, including computer laboratory demonstrations and exercises. Each evening will feature a Keynote style lecture by guest faculty on their seminal research advances and interpretations But even in 2020 conservation science is not done exclusively at the computer. The ConGen2020 faculty represent an amazing group of people who come from around the world and will be teaching, sharing their conservation stories, and interacting with students during the course. You will be exposed to the current research by the Asian and world leading conservation scientists. A full day wildlife based field trip will be hosted by the BGI local hosts.

ConGen2020 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 ConGen2020, 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-2020 on behalf of PR Science Foundation. Your contribution is tax-free.

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-2020 Director



Support and Sponsorship Options

Public Lecture Sponsor $1,000 each

Sponsor one of the lectures at ConGen2015 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 ConGen2020 Website
• Your company logo and 75 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen2020 Program
• Acknowledgement onsite as Sponsor during the Public Lecture of your choice
• 1 page insert in the participant handouts

The Welcome Reception Sponsor $2,150

Sponsor the official ConGen2020 Welcome Reception and receive the following benefits:

• Your company logo and branding will be displayed at the ConGen2020 Welcome Reception.*
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen2020 Website.
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official COnGen2020 Delegate Program.
• 3 Reception passes and 10 drink vouchers

The Midterm Dinner Party Sponsor $2,150

Sponsor the official ConGen2020 Midterm Dinner Party Night will receive the benefits that include:

• Your company logo and branding will be placed in ConGen2020 dinner room
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen2020 Website
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen2020 Delegate Program
• 5 Gala Night tickets and 25 drink vouchers

The Field Trip Sponsor $2,150

Sponsor the official ConGen2020 Midterm Field Trip will receive the benefits that include:

• Your company logo and branding will be placed along the routes of the ConGen2020 field trip
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen2020 Website
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen2020 Delegate Program
• 5 Gala Night tickets and 25 drink vouchers

Full Student Sponsor $2,150
Become a sponsor at an individual student at ConGen2020 and receive the following benefits:

• 1 Full Page color advertisement in the official ConGen2020 Delegate Program
• Your company logo and 75 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the ConGen2020 Website
• Acknowledgement of your level of support on the homepage of the official ConGen2020 website
• Acknowledgement of your level of support in the official ConGen-2016 Program
• Acknowledgement of your level of support in a printed banner onsite
• Exhibition Space

Branding Opportunities, Participant T-Shirts and coffee mugs $550

Highly visible, distributed to students and faculty of ConGen2020 and the VIP’s. Benefits include:

• Your company logo to appear on the official ConGen2020 T-shirt and coffee mugs
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the ConGen2020 Website.
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen2020 Program.

Satellite Course $5,000

Sponsor a Satellite course or Symposium immediately before or after* ConGen2020 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 ConGen2020 Website
• Your company logo and 100 word profile on the Sponsor Page of the official ConGen2020 Program
• Acknowledgement onsite as Sponsor during your Course or  Symposium
• 1 page advertisement in Program
• Faculty, students and participant lists (opt-in only)
• 5 Full Satellite Course or Symposium Registrations
* The possible times for the satellite course or symposium is June 9, or 19, 2020
(Please note: accommodation and travel costs for industrial symposium speakers must be covered by the sponsoring company in addition to the symposium price)