1 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Our science, our societal impact, and our unique thought processes GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition Denver, Colorado, USA October 2013 GSA s 125th Anniversary Annual Meeting represents a special opportunity to connect with 8,000 of the best and brightest geoscience students and professionals. Our sponsors have a vital role in supporting the success of this meeting while gaining productive opportunities to represent their companies, products, and services to our members.
2 KEY BENEFITS OF SPONSORSHIP STUDENTS Sponsors have access to thousands of students, who make up one-third of the meeting attendance from oneon-one interactions to opportunities to communicate what your company does and how you do it providing insight into the contributions you make to communities, education, and scientific research. VISIBILITY Sponsors are highly visible to attendees at the main site and beyond throughout the four-day meeting in such places as: Registration, lobbies, concourses, and exhibit halls Poster and digital poster sessions Receptions, breakfasts, and mentor lunches Special events Student volunteer headquarters The meeting mobile app Short courses and field trips AWARENESS 8,000 people will see your company as a partner supporting GSA s successful programs. Our members help the communities where you do business and will appreciate your presence in helping to shape a responsible future through combined efforts of business and science. Our Director of Corporate Partnerships can work with you to coordinate an effective sponsorship plan. 125TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL MEETING SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Specific opportunities are available for sponsorship; keep in mind that corporate recognition levels will reflect the total sponsorship contribution made if a company chooses to participate in more than one area. 125th Anniversary Gala Tuesday, 29 October, History Colorado Museum Please join us in celebration of The Geological Society of America s 125th Anniversary! The Gala dinner will feature a performance of a newly commissioned symphony in honor of GSA s 125th year, performed by the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, and special items, such as our 125th Anniversary labeled wines. Gala Lead Underwriting and Sponsorships available. Please contact Debbie Marcinkowski, Director of Corporate Partnerships, directly: or Icebreaker Opening Reception The icebreaker party was a popular new addition to last year s meeting, and we expect it to grow even more in Denver. This takes place the Saturday evening before the meeting and is an opportunity to connect with friends, enjoy a drink, enter drawings, and plan the week ahead. More than 3,000 people attended last year a significant audience for sponsorship exposure and networking. $20,000 Lead Sponsorship $2,500 Supporting Sponsorships 8 available GSA President s Student Breakfast All students registered for the meeting are invited to attend a free breakfast buffet. GSA s president, members of leadership, and sponsoring company staff members will be on hand to answer questions and address student issues. This is an opportunity for students to network, meet the officers of GSA, and recognize the ExxonMobil Field Camp Scholar Awardees. Lead Sponsorship GSA Presidential Address and President s Award Reception After the GSA president s special lecture, the President s Medal will be conferred to an individual, group, or entity whose impact has profoundly enhanced the geoscience profession. All are welcome to attend, even non-registered guests. This is a high-visibility event early in the meeting schedule. The separate Awards Reception will honor 2013 medal and award recipients. $5,000 Supporting Sponsorships 2 available 1 Women in Geology Mentor Program This high-demand program addresses issues faced by women in geology, beginning with remarks from key speakers (including GSA s Subaru Outstanding Woman in Science Awardee). The brief talks are followed by time for networking, sharing ideas, and getting to know other women geoscientists. $5,000 Supporting Sponsorships 2 available 1
3 Student Volunteer Program The program provides essential support toward the success of the meeting while offsetting the costs for students to attend. For noteworthy exposure to the nearly 300 students who participate, a sponsoring company may have a presence in the convening volunteer office to provide materials, talk to the students, or provide a volunteer vest or shirt branded with the company s logo. $10,000 Exclusive Sponsorship Poster Sessions & Afternoon Beer Receptions Thousands of attendees visit this busy area on the exhibit hall floor throughout the day and attend the free beer receptions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons. Sponsors will be recognized on the overhead banner in the posters area of the exhibit hall and on 24,000 drink tickets. $10,000 Sponsorships 3 available Digital Posters The digital posters have been popular, high-traffic areas for the first two years they have been part of the meeting. Your company logo would receive high visibility on every poster. Lead Sponsorship $5,000 Supporting Sponsorship 1 available Education Short Courses Support cutting-edge science in these courses, which cover a spectrum of interests to attract targeted audiences. $10,000 Lead Sponsorship $5,000 Sponsorships 2 available Field Trips Field research is critical, and the field trip program is unique to GSA s meeting. Sponsorship provides an opportunity to have a company s products and services in front of relevant audiences with its name on signage in transportation vehicles, on participant materials, or on promotional giveaways. Maps through Time Our 125th Anniversary hall of maps will include vintage field equipment, LIDAR demonstrations, examples of map evolution, historical maps, Google maps, and modern 4-D maps. $10,000 Lead Sponsorship $5,000 Supporting Sponsorships 2 available Photo Contest Exhibit This will be the fifth GSA member photo contest, with a new gigapixel image component added. Top images from several categories will be on display for meeting attendees to vote for special honors. Lead Sponsorship Mobile Meeting App Free to attendees, the entire 2013 Annual Meeting technical program is available to search, add to your calendar, pinpoint map locations, find exhibitors on the floor plan, select events to attend, and receive alerts and reminders. Badge Lanyards Lead Sponsorship Lead Sponsorship Greatest Needs Contributions to the General Fund will help underwrite meeting expenses. Sponsorships available at all levels, $1,000+ Contributions <$1,000 will receive recognition as a contributor to the meeting. $10,000 Lead Sponsorship $5,000 Supporting Sponsorships 2 available
4 GEOSCIENCE CAREER PROGRAM Connecting Industry and Students This new offering focuses our programs that connect industry and students into a day of progressive sessions (with optional sessions a day before for students and a day after for interviews). Half-Day Student Workshop: Careers in Geoscience: Preparing to Launch Your Job Search Saturday, 26 October This student workshop with an HR and best-practices consultant will help geoscience students successfully navigate the human resource professional procurement pipeline and covers constructing effective cover letters, résumés, and CVs, and preparing for the behavior-based interviews that determine whether candidates gain entry into the professional geoscience workplace. This workshop will help prepare students to interact with you throughout Sunday s sessions. Student Research Highlight Session Sunday morning, 27 October This morning session gives sponsoring industry representatives and hiring managers an opportunity to become familiar with students and their work, begin dialogues, and get to know some of the brightest geoscientists soon to be entering the workforce. Lunchtime Geology in Industry Q&A Panel Sunday lunch, 27 October This lunch, free to students participating in the career program (generally 300+ attendees) is centered around a panel representing various industries. Panelists answer questions, offer advice about preparing for a career in industry, and comment on the current and anticipated roles of geoscientists within their industries. Geoscience Career/Professional Practice Session Sunday afternoon, 27 October The afternoon session switches gears and puts you, the corporate sponsor, behind the table to convey the unique culture within your company and the types of careers available, to answer questions, and to talk one-on-one with students. This is an opportunity to include your hiring manager or geoscience recruiter, and we strongly recommend that you also bring one or two of your recent hires to answer questions about their jobs and their work. You may use your allotted space creatively to display your company s work, sustainability initiatives, less-known projects in research, and other components that build awareness of your positive contributions to your communities. Evening Reception Sunday evening This informal mixer offers a networking opportunity for the career program s participating companies and students, as well as early-career GSA members. Companies interested in following the day with formal interviews on Monday may make arrangements to participate in our Employment Service Center: Geology In Industry Lunch Panel $15,000 Lead Sponsorship/Panelist Includes recognition as lead sponsor, participation in all Career Program sessions on Sunday and 4 tickets to the evening reception $5,000 Supporting Sponsorship/Panelist 3 Includes participation in all Career Program sessions on Sunday and 2 tickets to the evening reception Evening Reception $2,500 Sponsorship/Panelist 2 available 1 $15,000 Lead Sponsorship Includes participation in all Career Program sessions on Sunday and 8 tickets to the evening reception $5,000 Supporting Sponsorship 3 available Includes participation in all Career Program sessions on Sunday and 4 tickets to the evening reception Geoscience Career Program General Sponsorship $10,000 Sponsorships 1 Includes recognition at Saturday s Student Workshop, access to the morning Student Research Highlight Session, a table at the afternoon Professional Practice Session, and 3 tickets to the evening reception $5,000 Sponsorships Includes access to the morning Student Research Highlight Session, a table at the afternoon Professional Practice Session, and 2 tickets to the evening reception $2,500 Sponsorships 1 Includes access to the morning Student Research Highlight Session and a table at the afternoon Professional Practice Session
5 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition Denver, Colorado, USA October 2013 Opportunities (Please put a check in your selections) 125 th Anniversary Gala As determined with Director of Corporate Partnerships Icebreaker Opening Reception Lead Sponsorship Icebreaker Opening Reception Supporting Sponsorship GSA President s Student Breakfast $ $20,000 $2,500 GSA Presidential Address and President s Award Reception $5,000 Women in Geology Mentor Program $5,000 Student Volunteer Program Exclusive Sponsorship $10,000 Poster Session & Afternoon Beer Receptions $10,000 Digital Posters Lead Sponsorship Digital Posters Supporting Sponsorship $5,000 Education Short Courses Lead Sponsorship $10,000 Education Short Courses Supporting Sponsorships $5,000 Field Trips Lead Sponsorship $10,000 Field Trips Supporting Sponsorship $5,000 Maps through Time Lead Sponsorship $10,000 Maps through Time Supporting Sponsorship $5,000 Photo Contest Exhibit Mobile Meeting App Badge Lanyards GREATEST NEEDS ($1,000+) General Contribution (<$1,000) $ $ Geoscience Career Program (Please put a check in your selections) Geology in Industry Lunch Panel Lead Sponsorship/Panelist Geology in Industry Lunch Panel Supporting Sponsorship/Panelist $5,000 Geology in Industry Lunch Panel Sponsorship/Panelist $2,500 Evening Reception Lead Sponsorship $15,000 Evening Reception Supporting Sponsorship $5,000 Geoscience Career Program General $10,000 Geoscience Career Program General $5,000 Geoscience Career Program General $2,500 Company Contact: Company Name to be Listed as: Mailing Address: Method of Payment: Check (payable to the Geological Society of America) MasterCard Visa AmEx In the amount of $ Card Number City: State/Zip: Telephone: Fax: Expiration Date Name As It Appears On Card Cardholder s Address Cardholder s Signature Date Please complete and return this form to the fax number or address below. Sponsorships are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. GSA Federal Tax ID #: Complete and return to: Debbie Marcinkowski, Director of Corporate Partnerships GSA and GSA Foundation, PO Box 9140, Boulder, CO Fax: Phone:
6 Sponsorship Levels and Benefits Summary Benefit Double Diamond: $40,000+ Diamond: $20,000+ Platinum $10,000+ Gold $5,000+ Silver $2,500+ Bronze $1000+ Contributor <$1,000 Special Mention at Presidential Address Dedicated Sponsorship Panels (2) at Annual Meeting Logo with hyperlink on GSA Annual Meeting web home page Ad in meeting program book (black & white) Full-page Full-page half-page Table display at sponsored event Complimentary professional meeting registration (per level) Additional refreshment tickets Recognition at sponsored event Company logo Recognition at Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony Company logo Recognition on slide show in all technical sessions Company logo Recognition by level on meeting s sponsor web page Company logo with hyperlink Company logo Recognition by level in pre-show edition of GSA Connection Company logo with hyperlink Company logo Recognition by level in program book & on-site signage, and postshow highlights issue of GSA Today Company logo
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