Sponsorship Opportunities at the ISA 2016 Convention

Thanks for your Support!

ISA's sponsors play an important role in our Convention and related activities. As a sponsor, your organization helps make the conference possible. In appreciation for the support our sponsors provide, we recognize their contributions widely - both in our printed program and online. For our major sponsors, many additional benefits are available.

Find Opportunities to Sponsor

Signature Events

Presidential Reception for 2016-2017 ISA President  Brett Ashley Leeds | $10,000
The annual address from the incoming ISA president draws hundreds of attendees each year. The talk is followed by the largest reception held at the convention.
ISA Governing Council Luncheon | $5,500
The Governing Council is ISA's primary governing body. It meets on the Tuesday before the convention begins and involves the leadership from across the organization.
President's Reception for the ISA Governing Council | $5,500
The Governing Council is ISA's primary governing body. Following the Governing Council meeting on Tuesday, a reception is held in the Executive Director's suite to welcome and thank the ISA leadership for their service.
Junior Scholar Symposium Coffee Break | $300
This event brings together junior scholars (current students or those within 2 years of receipt of their PhD) at the annual convention. The symposium will provide an enormous opportunity for networking among scholars at the beginning of their career. Open to multiple sponsors.

Convention Services

WiFi Hot-spot and Cyber Cafe | $2,500
WiFi access is always popular for our attendees, especially at international conferences. The Cyber Cafe provides five wired computer stations for people who don't have a device with them and up to 600 simultaneous connections may access WiFi in the exhibit hall and the foyer area. The package is $2,500 per day and we have four days available for sponsorship. Get 10% discount by sponsoring multiple days.  
Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks | $1,250
Coffee breaks are served in the Exhibit Hall and provide a great networking and marketing opportunity both for exhibitors and visitors. The coffee break serves up to 200 people. Get 10% discount by sponsoring multiple breaks.
Reception Coffee Break | $3,500
Reception coffee breaks are served in the Exhibit Hall near your booth and provide a great networking and marketing opportunity. The coffee break serves up to 200 people and includes assorted pastries, as approved by ISA. Get 10% discount by sponsoring multiple breaks.
Kiddie Corp Child Care Underwriting | $500
KiddieCorp provides child care for the ISA members at the Convention. The underwriter will be acknowledged in signage and will receive special acknowledgement in the convention program. Sponsorship available in $500 increments.

Award Underwriting Opportunities

Deborah Gerner Grant for Professional Development Award | $2,000
This grant may be used to support any legitimate professional development need identified by the candidate. (Learn more)
Deborah Gerner Innovative Teaching Award | $500
The Deborah Gerner Innovative Teaching in International Studies Award honors the legacy of Misty Gerner as not only a fine scholar, but also as a passionate and dedicated teacher and mentor.. (Learn more)
Harold and Margaret Sprout Award | $500
This award is sponsored by the Environmental Studies Section (ESS), and is given annually to the best book in the field - one that makes a contribution to theory and interdisciplinarity, shows rigor and coherence in research and writing, and offers accessibility and practical relevance. . (Learn more)
International Studies Annual Best Book Award | $500 (SOLD OUT)
The International Studies Annual Best Book Award is conferred for the best book in the field of international studies with a copyright dated the year before the nomination.. (Learn more)
Karl Deutsch Award | $500 (SOLD OUT)
The Karl Deutsch Award is presented annually to a scholar who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the study of International Relations and Peace Research.. (Learn more)
Robert W. and Jessie Cox Award | $500
Honors the best graduate student paper of critical inquiry into international relations. . (Learn more)
James N. Rosenau Award | $500
The award was established to honor James Rosenau. (Learn more)

Section, Region and Caucus Events

FPA, PDG and SSIP Poster Sessions and Reception
Foreign Policy Analysis Section (FPA), Political Demography and Geography Section (PDG), and Scientific Studies of International Processes Section (SSIP) Poster Sessions and Distinguished Scholars Reception (Learn about FPA, SSIP, & PDG)
ENMISA, IO, and ILAW Reception
Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Studies Section (ENMISA), International Organization Section (IO), and International Law Section (ILAW) Joint Reception (Learn about ENMISA, HR, ILAW & IO)
ESS Reception
Environmental Studies Section (ESS) Reception (Learn about ESS)
FTGS, WCIS and LGBTQA Reception
Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section (FTGS), Women's Caucus (WCIS), and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and Allies Caucus (LGBTQA) Joint Reception (Learn about FTGS, WCIS &, LGBTQA)
DPLST, CISS, HIST and EngSch Reception
Diplomatic Studies Section (DPLST), Comparative Interdisciplinary Studies Section (CISS), Historical International Relations Section (HIST), and English School Section (EngSch) Joint Reception (Learn about DPLST, ENGSS, CISS & HIST)
ISSS Reception
International Security Studies Section (ISSS) Distinguished Scholar Reception (Learn about ISSS)
ISA Canada Reception
ISA Canada Distinguished Scholar Reception (Learn about ISA Canada)
REL Reception
Religion in International Relations Section (REL) Distinguished Scholar Reception (Learn about REL )
ISS Reception
Intelligence Studies Section (ISS) Distinguished Scholar Reception (Learn about ISS )
PEACE Reception
Peace Studies Section (PEACE) Distinguished Scholar Reception (Learn about PEACE )
IETHICS and Theory Reception
International Ethics Section (ETHICS) and Theory Section (THEORY) Joint Reception (Learn about IETHICS)
ICOMM Business Meeting, Poster Sessions and Reception
International Communication Section (ICOMM) Business Meeting, Poster Sessions, and Distinguished Scholar Reception (Learn about ICOMM)
IPE and SWIPE Reception (SOLD OUT)
International Political Economy Section (IPE) and Society of Women in International Politics (SWIPE) Reception (Learn about IPE)
IPS and STAIR Joint Reception
International Political Sociology Section (IPS) and Science, Technology, and Art in International Relations Section (STAIR) Joint Reception (Learn about IPS)
POSTCOMM Reception
Post Communist Systems in International Relations Section (POSTCOMM) Reception (Learn about POSTCOMM)
GHS Reception
Global Health Section (GHS) Reception (Learn about GHS)
HRS 10th Anniversary Reception
Human Rights (HRS) Section 10th Anniversary Reception (Learn about HRS)

Please check back later as additional opportunities with our Sections, Regions and Caucuses may become available. 

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Terms and Conditions

Sponsorship with ISA is subject to our Terms and Conditions. Please familiarize yourself with the terms before sponsoring.