2017 Annual Meeting Career Connections
The NPA Annual Meeting is the only national meeting and networking event dedicated to the postdoctoral community. There are several opportunities for sponsorship that will allow companies, institutions, associations, and societies to connect with postdoctoral researchers in a meaningful way. Postdoctoral scholars conduct research and support discovery in biomedical sciences, physical sciences, social & behavioral sciences, and humanities. They represent the next generation of academia and industry.
The NPA will host an information session the afternoon of Friday, March 17 for companies to showcase their opportunities and interact with postdoctoral scholars. This session will be a round table, speed meet & greet session where companies will give a five minute presentation about their company, followed by brief introductions by each postdocs at the table. Your sponsorship will support the meeting, create goodwill, and increase awareness of your name at their organizations.
175 to 200 postdoc scholars are expected to attend. The NPA will provide the participating company with a registration list to start networking ahead of time if you wish. All meeting participants can also network on the conference event app before and after the meeting. Participants have really enjoyed and benefited from this tool.
As part of this package, each company would receive two complimentary meeting registrations (sending two representatives is not required, but encouraged), participation in the Career Connections event, and an ad on the event app.
Tentative schedule for the session (2 hours 45 minutes):
- 15 minutes: introductions and instructions on how the event will work
- 1 hour 15 minutes: speed networking
- 15 minute: break
- 1 hour: speed networking
Immediately following this session will be the opening reception for the conference where you can continue your conversations with postdocs.
By completing this transaction, you agree to the following: IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have executed this agreement as of this date. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) shall remain in effect until the completion of the 2017 Annual Meeting. I have read and agree to the agreement, and sponsor will pay the total sponsorship fee. I am authorized to execute this agreement for the sponsor.
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.