Meetings: Marketing Opportunities
Your organization is invited to play a lead role in this popular event. Activities for children and families promote interest in science and demonstrate the excitement of discovery. This event draws an average of more than 2,000 people. See what happened in 2008.
Scientists travel a long distance to speak at the AAAS Annual Meeting. Financial assistance by your organization would defray the travel expenses of prominent researchers. Signage indicating your organization's support would be prominently placed. In addition, a tabletop display area would be set up within the seminar room, to be hosted by your firm's media representative. Seminars will be announced in September 2008.
Each attendee is given your company-branded, high-quality tote bags. Because many attendees keep them, this sponsorship opportunity offers visibility long after the 2009 Meeting. It includes:
- Company logo on tote bag.
- One free tote-bag flyer.
On Friday, 13 Feb., from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., AAAS invites all international meeting attendees to a welcome reception. Specialty appetizers and beverages are served. This event typically draws 300 to 400 registrants representing 56 countries. Special signage indicating your organization's support is placed at the entrance to the venue. In addition, you receive:
- Recognition on all invitations.
- A prominent reference at the event
- Recognition through on-site signage
Minority Women in Science, a national networking group, hosts discussions on equity among minorities and women in the scientific community. The objectives are to identify and share information on resources and programs about mentoring as well as strengthening communication among young women and minorities. It includes:
- Signage at the event
- Announcement in the Program Book
These signs are permanent fixtures at the hotel and stand about 8-feet high and are 3-feet wide. Take this highly visible opportunity to showcase your company or logo.
Display a company banner in highly visible areas. Grab the attendees' attention when they arrive, register, walk to the sessions, and leave for the day. Installation and dismantling are included in each package.
These unique signage opportunities are available in high-visibility locations. The 4-foot by 8-foot signs will be placed in highly trafficked areas in the Hyatt Regency Chicago and Fairmont Chicago hotels. Don't miss the opportunity to highlight your organization and marketing message. Package includes displaying five double-sided signs.
Want to ride our marketing coattails? Here's your chance. Be the exclusive advertiser on the AAAS promotional broadcast e-mails sent to professionals who have expressed interest in both the conference and exhibition. One banner advertisement (468 pixels x 60 pixels) will appear on monthly broadcasts. Please call or e-mail us for an update on the distribution schedule.
Increase awareness of your company by parking your branded vehicle right in front of the Convention Center. Includes company name, logo, and message. This unique sponsorship is sure to stand out to all attendees as they enter and leave the meeting venue each day.
Continue the momentum you gain as a sponsor of the AAAS Annual Meeting with additional sponsorships during the year.
Sponsor the prestigious annual forum held in April. It brings key policy-makers and high-level members of the scientific and engineering communities together in a candid discussion of policy issues and Administration priorities. Publications distributed at the Forum include the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Yearbook, AAAS Report on R&D, and Congressional Action on R&D.
For more information about the AAAS Annual Meeting, contact Jill C. Perla at (202) 326-6736.