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

Gold Lionfish

>$10,000

Acknowledgement and prominent display of logos on the conference website, with direct links to sponsors' websites.

Signage in conference hall, and tabling if requested.

Promotion as a sponsor in email bursts and other communications.

Acknowledgement and branding on all published conference materials.

Slide of sponsors at beginning and end of the conference and displayed between presentations in the main Symposium sessions.

Free Registration for 2 people. Free Excursion for 2 people.

Silver Slipper Shell

$5,000 – $9,999

Acknowledgement and prominent display of logos on the conference website, with direct links to sponsors' websites.

Signage in conference hall, and tabling if requested.

Promotion as a sponsor in email bursts and other communications.

Acknowledgement and branding on all published conference materials.

Free Registration for 2 people.

Bronze Mitten Crab

$1,000 – $4,999

Acknowledgement and prominent display of logos on the conference website, with direct links to sponsors' websites.

Acknowledgement and branding on all published conference materials.

Free Registration for 1 person.

Pearl Pacific Oyster

<$1,000

Acknowledgement on the conference website.

Acknowledgement on select published conference materials.

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

Achievement and Travel Award Sponsorships

Opportunity Cost Needed Benefits

Student Achievement Awards

Prizes for student talks & posters.

$500

6

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

Open Call Travel Award

Travel costs/registration for 1 attendee.

$1000

10

Bronze Mitten Crab Level benefits, plus award named after donor.

Early Career Travel Award

Travel costs/registration for 1 early career scientist.

$1000

10

Bronze Mitten Crab Level benefits, plus award named after donor.

Domestic Student Travel Award

Domestic travel cost & registration for 1 student.

$1500

10

Bronze Mitten Crab Level benefits, plus award named after donor.

International Student Travel Award

International travel cost & registration for 1 student.

$2500

10

Bronze Mitten Crab Level benefits, plus award named after donor.

Speaker & Session Sponsorships

Opportunity Cost Needed Benefits

Plenary Honorarium

Honorarium and registration for 1 plenary speaker.

$1000

8

Bronze Mitten Crab Level benefits, plus honorarium named after donor.

1-Day Session (Small)

Sponsor a session of scientific talks for 1 day. Includes room and audio/visual rental. 60 person capacity.

$800

8

Pearl Pacific Oyster Level benefits, plus prominent acknowledgement of donor during the session.

1-Day Session (Large)

Sponsor a session of scientific talks for 1 day. Includes room and audio/visual rental. 200 person capacity.

$1500

1

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

Full-Conference Session (Small)

Sponsor a session of scientific talks for all 3 days of the conference. Includes room and audio/visual rental. 60 person capacity.

$3000

2

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

Full-Conference Session (Large)

Sponsor a session of scientific talks for all 3 days of the conference. Includes room and audio/visual rental. 200 person capacity.

$5500

1

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

Social Event Sponsorships

Opportunity Cost Needed Benefits

Coffee Breaks

Fuel attendees with 2 coffee breaks for 1 day.

$6000

10

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

Early Career Networking Session

Help young scientists learn from senior scientists at a happy hour networking event.

$6000

1

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

Conference Social

Help attendees make critical contacts in an informal setting.

$8000

1

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

Poster Session

Help young scientists present their research at a poster session. Practice makes perfect!

$8000

1

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

Art Program Sponsorships

Opportunity Cost Needed Benefits

Science & Art Event

Travel for artist featured in art show to attend event in person.

$1500

3

Bronze Mitten Crab Level benefits, plus prominent acknowledgement of donor during the art show. Free attendance to art show.

Science & Art Event Hall

Space rental for art show.

$1750

1

Bronze Mitten Crab Level benefits, plus prominent acknowledgement of donor during art show. Free attendance to art show.

Artist Honorarium

Commission environmentally focused artist to create 1 piece of art for use in conference materials.

$2500

1

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

Accessibility Sponsorships

Opportunity Cost Needed Benefits

ASL Interpreter

Provide interpretation services at all conference events for 1 guest.

$3500

2

Bronze Mitten Crab Level benefits

Virtual Plenary Event

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

$5000

2

Silver Slipper Shell Level benefits, plus plenary event named after donor.