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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 after the conclusion of 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

Looking for qualified candidates? Recruit highly skilled doctoral-trained researchers to your workforce at the NPA Career Fair. All tables include one complimentary registration to both the Annual Conference and Career Fair, five (5) free job postings to the NPA Career Center website, and acknowledgement in the conference materials.

  • Career Fair, premium location $2,500
  • Career Fair, standard location $1,500
  • Career Fair, premium location PLUS Annual Conference exhibit table $3,500
  • Career Fair, standard location PLUS Annual Conference exhibit table $2,500

View all conference sponsorship opportunities below!




Agenda*

*Agenda is subject to change

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Detailed Agenda with Session Abstracts




Sponsorship Opportunities

Now approaching its 18th year, the Annual Conference remains the largest national conference and networking event dedicated to the postdoctoral community. The event continues to grow and we anticipate 500 attendees this year. Conference attendees include postdoctoral scholars, administrators, and faculty, along with representatives from disciplinary societies, industry, and corporations.

Postdoctoral scholars ("postdocs") conduct research and support discovery in biomedical sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, the humanities, and other important academic disciplines. They represent the next generation of research, academia, and industry. Postdocs represent tomorrow's leaders who will drive advancement in technology, policy, medicine, and the global research enterprise.

Participating sponsors of the 2020 Annual Conference enjoy a number of opportunities to showcase your resources and services to potential clients, while receiving full recognition in conference materials and exposure among Annual Conference attendees. Sponsorship of the Annual Conference offers long-lasting benefits: sponsors connect with postdocs and NPA stakeholders from the across the country, creating goodwill and increasing awareness of your organization with participants. There are several opportunities for sponsorship that will allow corporations, institutions, associations, and societies to connect with postdocs in a meaningful way.

View the full 18th NPA Annual Conference prospectus.

  • President $10,000: sponsorship of the opening session, 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]

  • 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]

The NPA staff will replenish the literature as needed if a representative is not present.

  • Premium Location $2,000: connect with conference attendees by showcasing your product or service in a high traffic area before and after workshops or outside the main ballroom where meals and major presentations will occur. One complimentary registration is included. A limited number of tables is available on a first come, first served basis [unlimited package available]
  • Standard Location $1,500: connect with conference attendees in the main exhibit hall where networking breaks and the poster session will be held, garnering a large number of attendees. One complimentary registration is included. A limited number of tables is available on a first come, first served basis [unlimited packages available]

  • Mobile Event App Presenting App Sponsor $1,500: organization logo will open the app for each attendee, ensures logo in rotating banner in conference app, an acknowledgement in the advance conference materials, acknowledgement in program book [one package available]
  • Mobile Event Rotating Banner Ad Sponsor $350: ensures logo in rotating banner in conference app, an acknowledgement in the advance conference materials, acknowledgement in program book [unlimited packages available]
  • Mobile Event App Ad Sponsor $250: ensures organization logo in conference app, acknowlegement in conference materials, acknowledgement in program book [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. 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]
  • 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]
  • Hotel Key Cards $2,000: 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]
  • Lactation Room $500: be the official sponsor of the lactation room where participants will know that your organization cares about postdoctoral mothers [one package available]
  • Quiet Room $500: be the official sponsor 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]

  • 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 [two packages available]
  • Stair Signage $2,000: your organization’s logo will be displayed on a professional stair sign located on the beautiful grand staircase leading from the main ballrooms to workshop meeting rooms. Your organization’s logo will be viewed by conference attendees and pool goers alike [one packages available]
  • Gobo Light $1,000: your organization’s logo will be etched and 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: make sure your organization’s logo is seen by attendees by incorporating it onto poles within the high-traffic main conference session and registration area [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]

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.