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Important Dates:

September 24, 2013
Abstract Submission Opens

Conference Registration Opens

November 5, 2013
Deadline for Workshop Requests
December 9, 2013
Abstract Submission Deadline
December 22, 2013
Larry Sandler Award Submission Deadline
February 3, 2014
Deadline for Early (Discounted) Conference Registration
February 28, 2014
Deadline for Hotel Reservations


2014 Meeting Organizers:


Daniela Drummond-Barbosa
Elissa Lei
Mihaela Serpe
Mark Van Doren

Sponsorship Opportunities

Additional promotional opportunities are available by visiting Promotional & Advertising Opportunities




Each Grand Conference Sponsor will receive all items included in the Single Event Sponsorship PLUS:


  • Special Recognition in the Program Book
  • Recognition in promotional e-mails
  • Mailing list to be used for one-time, approved pre or post show mailing
  • Recognition with hyperlink from your logo on the conference website homepage and overview pages
  • Ability to display one flyer in the Conference Registration Area (exact location to be determined by GSA)
  • Recognition from the podium during the Opening Session
  • Continuing daily recognition during select slide presentations
  • Full page black and white ad in Program Book (Special Placement)
  • Rotating Website Ad.


Grand Sponsor - $15,000


General Sponsorship Levels (exhibiting companies only)

Includes logo on conference sign, acknowledgement in program book, acknowledgement on meeting home page and group sponsor slide in continuous rotation at meeting


Platinum - $5,000

Gold - $3,000

Silver - $1,000


Other Sponsorship Opportunities


Your exhibiting company is invited to exclusively sponsor events during the conference.  The Single Event Sponsorship package includes:


  • Inside full page ad (black and white, alphabetical placement) in Program Book

  • Listing on sponsorship page in Program Book
  • Signage at event
  • Acknowledgment on meeting website sponsor page
  • Sponsorship slide in meeting room preceding event or in slide rotation between events


Sponsorships will be awarded based on first offer received (i.e., form and check or credit card received date). If the requested event has already been assigned, GSA will contact the exhibitor's representative to discuss other available options. Pricing for sponsorships is as follows:


Keynote Address $7,500
Includes slide and recognition from podium during Opening Session  
Opening Mixer $5,000
Includes prominent signage throughout the Reception and an exclusive opportunity to set up a table outside the Reception to distribute literature, to be approved by GSA.  
Continental Breakfast (March 27) $3,000

Other - Have an idea? Contact Suzy Brown ( if there is something you would like to sponsor that you don't see listed here.


If you are interested in sponsorship, please access the Sponsorship form or contact:



Educational Initiatives Sponsorship Opportunities


Sponsorship includes event signage


Educational Initiatives Sponsorship Application


GSA Career Luncheon

(estimated attendance 150)

The GSA Career Luncheon is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to have informal conversations with senior career scientists regarding the unique challenges and rewards of a scientific career.  
Plenary Session and Workshop for Undergraduate Researchers

(estimated attendance 100)

This session will feature two plenary talks and a panel discussion with graduate students, and will include undergraduate students, their advisors, and other educators in the audience.  
Education Special Interest Group Mixer

(estimated attendance 100)

Includes prominent signage throughout the Reception and an exclusive opportunity to set up a table outside the Reception to distribute literature, to be approved by GSA.  
Undergraduate Mixer

(estimated attendance 100)



If you are interested in any of the Educational Initiatives Sponsorships, please access the Educational Initiatives Sponsorship Form or contact

Deadline for Sponsorship Contract is January 21, 2014