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2020 NPA Annual Conference
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18th NPA Annual Conference

March 27-29, 2020 | San Diego, CA

Join us in San Diego!

The NPA Annual Conference is the largest national conference and networking event dedicated to the postdoctoral community. Conference attendees - postdoctoral scholars, administrators, faculty, and representatives from disciplinary societies, industry, and corporations - are provided with the opportunity to gather and enhance their professional development and leadership skills.

Discounted rates for early registration.

  • Postdoc or graduate student: TBD
  • Non-postdoc/Sustaining Member primary contact: TBD
  • Non-member: TBD
  • Friday one-day registration: TBD
  • Saturday one-day registration: TBD
  • Sunday one-day registration: TBD

  • Postdoc or graduate student: TBD
  • Non-postdoc/Sustaining Member primary contact: TBD
  • Non-member: TBD
  • Friday one-day registration: TBD
  • Saturday one-day registration: TBD
  • Sunday one-day registration: TBD

  • Postdoc or graduate student: TBD
  • Non-postdoc/Sustaining Member primary contact: TBD
  • Non-member: TBD
  • Friday one-day registration: TBD
  • Saturday one-day registration: TBD
  • Sunday one-day registration: TBD

  • Postdoc or graduate student: TBD
  • Non-postdoc/Sustaining Member primary contact: TBD
  • Non-member: TBD
  • Friday one-day registration: TBD
  • Saturday one-day registration: TBD
  • Sunday one-day registration: TBD

Speakers

Below are the highlighted speakers for the 2020 Annual Conference.

Bio coming

Bio coming

Bio coming


Career Fair

The 2020 NPA Career Fair is dedicated to facilitating the transition of highly-skilled postdoctoral researchers and graduate students into the academic and industry job markets. Postdocs and organizations will have the opportunity to network and discuss career opportunities. The Career Fair will take place during the 2020 Annual Conference. Both events will be held at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, CA.

TBD

Regular Fees (through March 13)

  • Postdoc or graduate student: TBD
  • Non-postdoc/Sustaining Member primary contact: TBD
  • Non-member: TBD

This year we are taking sponsors with interest in our exhibit tables and/or our Career Fair and providing you access to both at one price. Your purchase of a table will put you in the center of the action, guaranteeing traffic to your table by all attendees throughout the full conference. All tables are located in the ballroom where we will host the exhibit hall and Career Fair (which will take place during the conference on Saturday afternoon). The NPA staff will replenish table literature as needed if a representative is not present.

Exhibit hall hours – March 27-29, 2020

Career Fair hours – Saturday afternoon, March 28, 2020

All exhibit and Career Fair tables include one (1) complimentary registration, and five (5) free job postings on the NPA Career Center website.

Exhibit Tables

Exhibitors are guaranteed traffic with the introduction of a new exhibitor passport. Attendees will receive a passport stamp at each table after visiting with exhibitors. Filled passports are eligible to enter a drawing for a prize on Sunday, March 29. The NPA staff will replenish the literature as needed if a representative is not present.

  • Premium location (tables 1 – 12) $2,000: connect with conference attendees by showcasing your product or service in a high traffic area before and after workshops. Access to power at your table, and acknowledgment in the conference materials and during the opening session is included. Premium table locations will be in the front row, maximizing interaction with attendees.
  • Standard location (tables 13 – 60) $1,500: connect with conference attendees by showcasing your product or service in a high traffic area before and after workshops.

View all conference sponsorship opportunities below!


Agenda*

*Agenda is subject to change

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Detailed Agenda with Session Abstracts


Sponsorship Opportunities

Why should you partner with the NPA?

The NPA’s Annual Conference is the largest international conference and networking event dedicated to the postdoctoral community. As a sponsor of our Annual Conference, we provide you with an invaluable opportunity to interact with postdocs, postdoc office administrators, government agencies, and industry representatives. Your organization will have the opportunity to discuss policy, enhance career development, and effect meaningful change in local and/or national postdoctoral communities. Sponsoring our event is a great opportunity to reach and interact with this community to build long-lasting, collaborative relationships.

Who should partner with the NPA?

Organizations who wish to engage with postdoctoral scholars, postdoctoral program administrators, graduate students considering postdoctoral research positions, faculty, and anyone with a vested interest in postdoctoral scholars.

  • President $10,000: sponsorship of the opening reception, sponsorship of the keynote address, sponsorship of one workshop session, one full-page ad in the program book, three complimentary conference registrations, premium exhibit table, logo in rotating slideshow, mobile event app ad [one packages available]
  • Ambassador $9,000: sponsorship of one plenary session, sponsorship of one workshop session, one full-page ad in the program book, two complimentary conference registrations, premium exhibit table, logo in rotating slideshow, mobile event app ad [two packages available]
  • Governor $8,000: sponsorship of one lunch session or one breakfast, sponsorship of one workshop session, one full-page ad in the program book, two complimentary conference registrations, standard exhibit table, logo in rotating slideshow, mobile event app ad [five packages available]
  • Senator $7,000: sponsorship of one networking break, sponsorship of one workshop session, one half-page ad in the program book, one complimentary conference registration, standard exhibit table, mobile event app ad [five packages available]
  • Representative $4,000: sponsorship of one workshop session, one half-page ad in the program book, one complimentary conference registration, standard exhibit table, mobile event app ad [five packages available]

Exhibitors are guaranteed traffic with the introduction of a new exhibitor passport. Attendees will receive a passport stamp at each table after visiting with exhibitors. Filled passports are eligible to enter a drawing for a prize on Sunday, March 29. The NPA staff will replenish the literature as needed if a representative is not present.

  • Premium location (tables 1 – 12), $2,000: connect with conference attendees by showcasing your product or service in a high traffic area before and after workshops. Access to power at your table, and acknowledgment in the conference materials and during the opening session is included. Premium table locations will be in the front row, maximizing interaction with attendees.
  • Standard location (tables 13 – 60), $1,500: connect with conference attendees by showcasing your product or service in a high traffic area before and after workshops.

  • Benefactor $1,200: one half-page ad in the program book, one complimentary conference registration [unlimited packages available]
  • Advocate $1,100: one full-page ad in the program book [unlimited packages available]
  • Patron $750: one half-page ad in the program book [unlimited packages available]
  • Friend $400: one quarter-page ad in the program book [unlimited packages available]

  • Travel Awards $1000 minimum per award: travel awards cover registration, lodging, and travel expenses for postdoctoral researchers to attend the conference. Funds will be competitively awarded and limited to one per institution [unlimited packages available]
  • Registration Awards $500 minimum per award: registration awards covers registration for local postdocs to attend the conference. Funds will be competitively awarded with no limit per institution [unlimited packages available]
  • Childcare Awards $500 minimum per award: childcare awards cover childcare expenses while attending the conference up to the limit of the award. Funds will be competitively awarded and limited to one per institution [unlimited packages available]

In an effort to go paperless, attendees can use the conference app to view the conference schedule, connect with fellow attendees, exchange information, share pictures, and post to social media, all while seeing your logo and company name scroll across the screen.

  • Mobile Event App Presenting App Sponsor $1,500: organization's logo and website will open the app for each attendee [one package available]
  • Mobile Event Rotating Banner Ad Sponsor $350: organization's logo, linked to your website, will be seen in the app rotation [unlimited packages available]

  • Headshots with Memory Stick $5,000: connect with postdocs by providing an exceptional opportunity for a professional headshot that they will take with them on a memory stick branded with your organization’s logo and website. An organization representative may be onsite with photographer to speak with attendees [one package available]
  • Lanyards $4,000: proudly display your organization’s logo on badge lanyards distributed to all attendees. Badges are required for entrance into all conference events [one package available]
  • Hotel Key Cards $3,000: introduce your organization to attendees when they check into their hotel room with the official room key card. Logo and website can be placed directly on the key cards [one package available]
  • Charging Station $2,500: prominently highlighting your organization on a conference charging station is the perfect way to connect with busy postdocs needing to stay connected to their work while at the conference [one package available]
  • Exercise Break and Towel Giveaway $2,000: does your organization value movement and exercise? Promote your brand by being the official sponsor of five exercise breaks. Your organization’s name and logo will be included as the named sponsor in the official conference schedule and screen printed onto an exercise towel given to participants [one package available]
  • Elevator Signage $2,000: your organization’s logo will be prominently displayed on one professional elevator sign. All hotel guests during the conference will see your logo as they travel to and from guest rooms and conference sessions [four packages available]
  • Gobo Light $1,000: your organization’s logo will be projected onto a wall or floor and seen by conference attendees as they travel from the general sessions to workshops, networking breaks, and lunch [unlimited packages available]
  • Lobby Signage $500: your organization’s logo will be displayed on pop-up signs, and seen by attendees by the main ballroom or meeting rooms [unlimited packages available]
  • Lactation Room $500: be the official sponsor of the lactation room [one package available]
  • Quiet Room $500: be the official sponsor of the quiet room, where attendees know that your organization cares about their mental health and understands the importance of a quiet reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the conference [one package available]

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 1. There are a limited number of sponsorship packages, and these will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. 2. Sponsors understand that all attendees must officially register for the conference. During the transaction, please provide the contact information for the individual who should receive all future sponsorship correspondence. 3. Please read through the terms on each respective product page to familiarize yourself of deadlines and sponsorship specifics.

The NPA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and your sponsorship may be considered a tax-deductible contribution, according to the limits of the law. For example, the portion of your sponsorship attributed to an ad in the program book may not be tax-deductible, depending on ad content.


Lodging

Lodging for the conference will be at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Dr, San Diego, CA 92108. A special rate of $149 per night (plus tax) has been negotiated for NPA conference attendees.


Event App

TBD


Refund Policy

In event of cancellation by January 17, 2020, a full refund less a $25 processing fee will be issued. For cancellations from January 18, 2020, through March 13, 2020, a 50 percent refund less a $25 processing fee will be issued. No refunds will be made for cancellations after March 14, 2020.