Sponsoring ICMB XI

The International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions is the principal forum in which scientists and policy makers from around the world meet to review current challenges in the global management of invasive marine organisms and to share new developments in science and policy. The 11th International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA in 2023. This will be the first time in over a decade that this important international conference on invasive marine pests has been held on the North American east coast. ICMB XI is poised to be the largest gathering in the conference's history.

ICMB operates on a not-for-profit basis under the Society for the Study of Marine Bioinvasions, with conference organization and administration managed solely by volunteer members of the Scientific Steering and Local Organizing Committees. We rely heavily on contributions from stakeholder organizations to offset conference costs.

Sponsoring ICMB offers many benefits, and your generous support would be noted prominently on our website and in conference materials. Areas that need support include:

Benefits of Becoming a Sponsor

Level Amount Benefits

Pearl Pacific Oyster

$500 – $999

Acknowledgement and display of sponsor's logo on the conference website, with direct link to sponsor's website.

Free field trip ticket for 1 person attending the conference.

Ruby Star Tunicate

$1,000 – $2,499

Pearl Pacific Oyster benefits, plus:

Acknowledgement on select published conference materials.

Free conference registration for 1 person, total _(benefit not cumulative)_.

Bronze Mitten Crab

$2,500 – $4,999

Ruby Star Tunicate benefits, plus:

Sponsor's branding included on all published conference materials.

Free conference registration and field trip ticket for 1 person, total _(benefit not cumulative)_.

Silver Slipper Shell

$5,000 – $9,999

Bronze Mitten Crab benefits, plus:

Signage in conference hall and tabling during conference, if requested.

Promotion as a sponsor in email bursts and other communications.

Free conference registration for 2 people, total _(benefit not cumulative)_.

Gold Lionfish

$10,000 or higher

Silver Slipper Shell benefits, plus:

Inclusion on slide celebrating sponsors displayed at beginning and end of the conference and between presentations during contributed sessions.

Free conference registration and field trip tickets for 2 people, total _(benefit not cumulative)_.

Sponsorship Terms

Donations made by January 31, 2023 will be listed on published conference materials.

The Society for the Study of Marine Bioinvasions, Inc. is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions may be tax deductible. Itemized receipts are available.

Want to support early career scientists but can't commit to a sponsorship? Donations to the Judith A. Pederson and James T. Carlton Early Career Scientist Travel Award Fund are accepted in any amount, at any time! DONATE HERE

Sponsorship Menu

Student Achievement and Travel Award Sponsorships

Opportunity Cost Needed Benefits

Student Achievement Awards

Prizes for student talks & posters.

$500

6

Pearl Pacific Oyster benefits, plus acknowledgement of donors when awards are presented.

Judith A. Pederson and James T. Carlton Early Career Scientist Travel Award

Help defray travel costs and conference registration fees for 1 early career scientist.

$1,000

10

Ruby Star Tunicate benefits, plus acknowledgement of donors when awards are presented.

Domestic Student Travel Award

Help defray domestic travel costs and conference registration fees for 1 student.

$1,500

10

Ruby Star Tunicate benefits, plus acknowledgement of donors when awards are presented.

International Student Travel Award

Help defray international travel costs and conference registration fees for 1 student.

$2,500

10

Ruby Star Tunicate benefits, plus acknowledgement of donors when awards are presented.

Speaker & Session Sponsorships

Opportunity Cost Needed Benefits

Keynote Speaker Honorarium

Honorarium and registration for 1 keynote speaker.

$1,500

6

Ruby Star Tunicate benefits, plus honorarium named after donor.

One Day of Talks (Small)

Sponsor sessions of contributed scientific talks for 1 day in a room with 70-person capacity.

$1,500

3

Ruby Star Tunicate benefits, plus prominent acknowledgement of donor during the sessions.

One Day of Talks (Medium)

Sponsor sessions of contributed scientific talks for 1 day in a room with 120-person capacity.

$2,500

3

Bronze Mitten Crab benefits, plus prominent acknowledgement of donor during the sessions.

One Day of Talks (Large)

Sponsor sessions of contributed scientific talks for 1 day in a room with 300-person capacity. Includes audio/visual equipment and seating rentals.

$10,000

3

Gold Lionfish benefits, plus prominent acknowledgement of donor during the sessions.

Three Days of Talks (Small)

Sponsor sessions of contributed scientific talks for all 3 days of the conference in a room with 70-person capacity.

$4,500

1

Bronze Mitten Crab benefits, plus prominent acknowledgement of donor during the sessions.

Three Days of Talks (Medium)

Sponsor sessions of contributed scientific talks for all 3 days of the conference in a room with 120-person capacity.

$7,500

1

Silver Slipper Shell benefits, plus prominent acknowledgement of donor during the sessions.

Three Days of Talks (Large)

Sponsor sessions of contributed scientific talks for all 3 days of the conference in a room with 300-person capacity. Includes audio/visual equipment and seating rentals.

$30,000

1

Gold Lionfish benefits, plus prominent acknowledgement of donor during the sessions.

Social Event & Field Trip Sponsorships

Opportunity Cost Needed Benefits

Coach Rental

Provide one coach bus for field trip transportation for up to 49 conference attendees.

$1,500

3

Ruby Star Tunicate benefits, plus prominent acknowledgement of donor during event.

Coffee Breaks

Fuel up to 300 conference attendees with two coffee breaks for one conference day.

$4,000

3

Ruby Star Tunicate benefits, plus prominent acknowledgement of donor during events.

Lunch for One Day

Provide boxed lunches for up to 300 conference attendees on 1 conference or field trip day, helping attendees make connections with their colleagues during the lunch hour.

$5,000

4

Silver Slipper Shell benefits, plus prominent acknowledgement of donor during event.

Welcome Social & Art Show

Fund catering for our evening welcome event to help attendees make critical contacts in an informal setting.

$6,000

1

Silver Slipper Shell benefits, plus prominent acknowledgement of donor during event.

Poster Session & Happy Hour

Fund catering and poster display board rental to help young scientists present their research at our mid-week poster session and happy hour event.

$8,000

1

Silver Slipper Shell benefits, plus prominent acknowledgement of donor during event.

Art Program Sponsorships

ICMB XI includes a unique science-art program. The conference organizers have partnered with a distinguished artist and professor working in the SciArt space to develop "Altered Environments", a curated portfolio of original prints by international artists addressing the problem of marine bioinvasions.

Opportunity Cost Needed Benefits

Science & Art Event Space

Space rental, hardware, and lighting for art show featuring the "Altered Environments" portfolio and a new installation by the conference's partner artist.

$1,500

1

Ruby Star Tunicate benefits, plus free attendance to art show and prominent acknowledgement of donor during the event.

Artist Travel

Travel for conference partner artist to install art pieces at conference venue and attend Science & Art Event in person.

$2,000

1

Ruby Star Tunicate benefits, plus free attendance to art show and prominent acknowledgement of donor during the event.

Artist Honorarium

Commission ICMB XI partner artist to create a new installation of marine bioinvasions-focused artwork for display at conference.

$2,500

1

Bronze Mitten Crab benefits, plus honorarium named after donor, free attendance to art show, and prominent acknowledgement of donor during the event.

Accessibility Sponsorships

Opportunity Cost Needed Benefits

ASL Interpreter

Provide interpretation services at all conference events for 1 guest.

$3,500

2

Bronze Mitten Crab benefits.

Virtual Keynote Event

Help increase conference reach and accessibility with audio/visual services for 1 live-streamed keynote event.

$2,500

6

Bronze Mitten Crab benefits, plus acknowledgement of donor and prominent use of donor's branding during virtual event.

Virtual Conference Session

Help increase conference reach and accessibility by providing one room with audio/visual services to support 1 day of hybrid virtual conference sessions.

$5,000

6

Silver Slipper Shell benefits, plus acknowledgement of donor and prominent use of donor's branding during virtual contributed sessions.