AALAS National Meeting: Advertise and Sponsor

Maximize your presence at the AALAS National Meeting and inform AALAS meeting attendees that you support the organization and its goals. The generous contribution of sponsors towards the meeting helps improve the quality of the meeting experience for all attendees. All sponsors must submit a vector logo for use on signs and in the meeting program. Contact advertising@aalas.org for more information.

National Meeting Mobile App

AALAS has contracted with Crowd Compass to offer a new meeting app to attendees of the AALAS National Meeting. Two sponsorship opportunities exist:

  • Splash screen: Covers entire screen, displays when app is opened, fits variety of device formats. $5,000 / Exclusive
  • Main banner:  A banner ad is posted at top of app screen, cycles through multiple banners, displays each banner for 5 seconds. $2,500 / 10 available

Consider upgrading your exhibitor listing to a featured exhibitor. A featured exhibitor features company in exhibitor listings, option to attach photos, brochures, and other marketing materials. This upgrade is not considered a sponsorship. $500 / unlimited

To learn more, here's an informational brochure  and a demo. Please send us an email to reserve your space.

New! Video Sponsorship

Broadcast your message to AALAS National Meeting attendees. Share your video at the 70th AALAS National Meeting. During the Opening General Session and at two other locations in the convention center, videos from our top sponsoring companies will play on monitors. Spots are limited, so reserve yours today! Contact John Farrar  for details. Videos will be furnished by the sponsor and are limited to 15 seconds each. $10,000 / 5 available

Technical Trade Presentations 

Technical Trade Presentations are 20-minute, informal talks given by representatives of exhibiting companies. These are not sales pitches; the goal is to share tips and information about new technology and products in the industry. Only one presentation per company will be accepted. All topics are reviewed and approved by the Exhibitor Advisory Council. The presentations will take place on Sunday, October 13, from 1 to 4:20 p.m. For examples of accepted Technical Trade Presentations, click here. Topic must be submitted online by March 15, 2019 via Abstract Central.

Sponsorship Levels

Contribute to the meeting at one of the sponsorship levels described below for maximum exposure at the National Meeting, in AALAS publications, and on our web site. These packages are ideal for companies or organizations that want to show their support at a predetermined sponsorship level.

President’s Sponsor. $10,000+ contribution.
•  Video commercial shown in Opening General Session (limited to 5 total)
•  Acknowledgement at the Opening General Session Meeting
•  Print acknowledgement in the Preliminary and Final Programs
•  A sponsor sign to display in your booth during the National Meeting
•  Acknowledgement on the National Meeting web pages
•  Sponsor name badge ribbons for booth attendees
•  Four invitations to the President’s Reception (invitation only)
•  One free institutional/commercial premium membership
•  One free full-page, four-color ad in the Final Program
•  Acknowledgement on signage in the Convention Center
•  Two banner ads in National Meeting emails.
•  One banner ad in a final National Meeting email to registered attendees.


Gold Level Sponsor.
$5,000-10,000 contribution.
•  Acknowledgement at the Opening General Session Meeting
•  Print acknowledgement in the Preliminary and Final Program
•  A sponsor sign to display in your booth during the National Meeting
•  Acknowledgement on the National Meeting web pages
•  Sponsor name badge ribbons for booth attendees 
•  Two invitations to the President’s Reception (invitation only)
•  One free institutional/commercial base membership or one free full-page, full-color ad in the Final Program
•  Acknowledgement on signage in the Convention Center

Silver Level Sponsor. $2,500-5,000 contribution.
•  Acknowledgement at the Opening General Session Meeting
•  Print acknowledgement in the Preliminary and Final Program
•  Acknowledgement on the National Meeting web pages
•  A sponsor sign to display in your booth during the National Meeting
•  Sponsor name badge ribbons for booth attendees
•  One invitation to the President’s Reception (invitation only)
•  Submit your own half-page ad or AALAS will create a half-page, full-color ad for the Final Program (company logo, booth number, and website address).
•  Acknowledgement on signage in the Convention Center

Bronze Level Sponsor. $1,000-2,500 contribution.
•  Acknowledgement at the Opening General Session Meeting
•  Print acknowledgement in the Preliminary and Final Program
•  A sponsor sign to display in your booth during the National Meeting
•  Acknowledgement on the National Meeting web pages
•  Sponsor name badge ribbon for booth attendees
•  Submit your own quarter-page ad or AALAS will create a quarter-page, full-color ad for the Final Program (company logo, booth number, and website address).
•  Acknowledgement on signage in the Convention Center

Sponsorship Items and Events

Increase your visibility at the National Meeting by sponsoring an item or event. In addition to Sponsorship Packages, AALAS gives you the flexibility to select the sponsorship items that best support your marketing goals. Total sponsorship spending for these items will classify your company as follows:

  • President: $10,000+
  • Gold: $5,000 to $10,000
  • Silver: $2,500 to $5,000
  • Bronze: $1,000 to $2,500

For example, investing $2,500 for the pen sponsorship will classify your company as a Silver sponsor.

Companies that qualify for the President, Gold, Silver, or Bronze categories for total sponsorship item spending will also receive print acknowledgement in the Preliminary and Final Programs, National Meeting web page acknowledgement, a sponsor booth sign, and sponsor ribbons for booth attendees. Each sponsor will receive high visibility signage providing recognition of their contribution for each item sponsored. Commitments received by April 1 will be recognized in the Preliminary Program and the Final Program. Commitments received by August 1 will be recognized in the Final Program. Some opportunities may have more than one sponsor. Prior sponsors have first right of refusal for the current year’s sponsorship. After April 1, the sponsorships will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Focus on Technicians

Technician Lunch & Learn. The Technician Lunch & Learn brings laboratory animal technicians together to enjoy fellowship, a complimentary lunch, and an informative educational session specifically targeting technicians. Sponsorship covers the cost of providing lunches and door prizes. Cost: $5,000 / 2 available

Technician Fun Fair. Submit 2 questions for the Tech Fair exam, provide promotional items (less than $5 value) at your booth for up to 250 technicians, and provide larger prizes ($20–$50 value) for winning technicians. Technician Fun Fair form Cost: $ varies / unlimited

Attendee Essentials Sponsorships

Badge Holder Neck Cord. Have your company name and/or logo on the neck cords given to all attendees. The neck cord sponsor will automatically receive all the benefits of a Gold level sponsor described above. Cost: $10,000 / exclusive

Tote Bag. Convention attendees appreciate an attractive tote bag to carry the program and all the wonderful information and goodies collected in the exhibit hall. Your company logo can be printed on the tote bag as one of the sponsors of this attractive gift to the attendees. Up to four sponsors may be included on the bag. Cost: $4,500 per sponsorship / 4 available

Pens. Each attendee receives a pen in their meeting tote bag. Provide your logo for placement on the complimentary pens available to each attendee.
$2,500 / Exclusive

Notebooks. These spiral bound notebooks are included in attendee’s tote bags. Ads available include back cover, inside front cover, back cover and single full-page ads. Additionally, up to six color logos can be printed on the inside pages. Cost: $1,500-$2,500 / 6+ available 

         

Refreshment Breaks. Five refreshment breaks are offered from Monday thru Wednesday. Attendees will be treated to drinks and/or snacks in the Exhibit Hall. Option to upgrade to a cup, mug, or bottle featuring your company logo. $2,500 minimum / 5 available

Onsite Branding Sponsorships

Hotel Room Key Cards. Have your company name and/or logo on the room key cards for the National Meeting attendees registered at hotels in our housing block through the housing bureau. Unlike the other sponsorships that have first right of refusal each year, this sponsorship will be given each year to the first company who submits a complete application by the priority point deadline and who has not purchased this sponsorship in the past. If a company has sponsored this in the past, it can be purchased again if there are no other first-time sponsors interested in it. $5000+ / Exclusive

Bag Inserts. Provide your company’s message to all attendees in their meeting tote bag. Advertise your booth location and invite attendees to learn more about your products and services. $1,000–$1,500 (plus cost of item) / 20 available

Mobile Device Charging Station. This convenient station has multiple outlets for attendees to charge their devices. Typically located near Registration and the Technician Fun Fair booth. Additional charging options are in the Exhibit Hall at the AALAS Bookstore. Signage will acknowledge your sponsorship in this location also. $500 per sponsorship / minimum 3 needed

Speaker Ready Lounge. The Speaker Ready Room is where presenters upload, double-check, and make final adjustment to their presentations. Open Sunday through Thursday, this high-traffic area will provide maximum brand exposure to National Meeting presenters. $5,000 / Exclusive 


Digital Sponsorships

Mobile App. AALAS has contracted with Crowd Compass to offer a meeting app to attendees of the AALAS National Meeting.Two sponsorship opportunities exist:

Splash Screen: Your exclusive ad covers the entire screen and displays when app is opened, fits variety of device formats. $5,000 / Exclusive

Main Banner: A banner ad is posted at the top of app screen, cycles through multiple banners, and displays each banner for 5 seconds.$2,500 / 10 available

Featured Exhibitor: Consider upgrading your exhibitor listing to a featured exhibitor. A featured exhibitor features company in exhibitor listings, option to attach photos, brochures, and other marketing materials. This upgrade is not considered a sponsorship. $500 / unlimited

NM Emails. Pre-meeting emails are sent by AALAS to all current members as well as the prior 3 years’ meeting attendees. Provide a banner image for the emails that will link to your company’s website. $750 / 10 available

Daily Meeting Emails. Emails will be sent each day from the National Meeting to all meeting attendees. Place your banner image in the email and link to your company website. $1,000 / 5 available

AALAS Website Banners. Have your banner ad on the National Meeting website. Limitless sponsors can purchase 190 x 107 pixel ads that can include a hyperlink to company’s web sites. See page 21 for complete pricing details for AALAS website banner ads. $380–$465 / unlimited

Video. Broadcast your message to AALAS National Meeting attendees. Share your video at the 70th AALAS National Meeting. During the Opening General Session and at two other locations in the convention center, videos from our top sponsoring companies will play on monitors. Spots are limited, so reserve yours today! Contact John Farrar for details. Videos will be furnished by the sponsor and are limited to 15 seconds each. $10,000 / 5 available

Additional Opportunity: Outreach

AREA Program.
Submit 1 question for the scavenger hunt exam and provide promotional items (less than $5 value) at your booth for up to 150 students and teachers. Short demonstrations of products and services are also encouraged. AREA Program form



Advertising Opportunities

Preliminary Program or Final Program Ad 

The Preliminary Program contains tentative session information that members use to plan their educational activities, plus all of the preregistration forms. The Final Program includes all the information about the meeting and the abstracts and makes a wonderful reference long after the meeting is over. Place your company’s ad in these informative publications to publicize your presence at National Meeting. Ad rates available here .

Web Page Banner Ad

Have your banner ad on the National Meeting website. Limitless sponsors can purchase 190 x 107 pixel ads that can include a hyperlink to company’s web sites. Cost: $380-$465.00

Mailing List Rentals

Promoting your products and services to a targeted audience with an AALAS list rental is a cost-effective way to reach the leaders in the laboratory animal sciences market. Multiple demographic options, including geography, position and more, along with regular updates result in maximized response rates for your messages. Postal and email address rentals are available from our list management provider, INFOCUS Marketing.