Sponsorship Opportunities at the ISA 2020 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.


ISA Convention Sponsorship Opportunities

By sponsoring an ISA convention item, and committing to a partnership with ISA, this gives your organization access to our members. Promote your company and branding to a diverse attendee population in an environment filled with international scholars, educators and practitioners. ISA is a large association hosting a convention with an intimate and personal feel perfect for networking, researching, and scholarly exchange. 

Top Sponsor - ISA Convention Wifi | $15,000 - Only one available!

WiFi access is always popular for our attendees, especially at international conferences. Be the sole sponsor of the Convention wide Wifi at ISA! Your company's name and logo will be featured on signage throughout the venue and will be incorporated in the WiFi Password!  

Top Sponsor - ISA App | $15,000 - Only one available!

Be the sole sponsor of the new ISA App and have your company logo seen every time someone opens our app! This is a great way to get your company branding seen by our convention attendees.  

First Timers Meet & Greet | $5,000 - available in $1,000 increments 

First time attendees are invited to attend this morning meet and greet where we will have coffee with muffins and pastries available. ISA staff will be available to answer questions about convention space, directions, and general inquiries. This is a great way for attendees to meet other first timers and begin to network with colleagues at their first ISA Annual Convention! 

Headshot Lounge | $10,000 - available in $2,500 increments 

The Headshot Lounge was a huge success in San Francisco and Toronto, so we are hoping to bring it back to Honolulu, Hawaii! Help support scholars to better professionally represent themselves! The Professional Headshot Lounge provides a place for attendees to get a professional head shot taken. A growing trend for students and scholars, this is becoming a popular service offered for attendees. A professional headshot is instrumental in the digital age. Printed recognition for sponsor will be provided, as well as booth naming rights.

Early Career Scholar Lounge | $2,500 per day - SOLD OUT

Early career scholars from all over the world are actively seeking publishing opportunities in the field of International Studies. The Early Career Scholar Lounge is a drop in space for Early Career Scholars to prep, recharge, and meet peers. Have your printed material front and center with newer scholars in the field who are looking to network with you. WiFi will be available in this space. Sponsorship will be marketed through the printed program, digital signage, and on social media at the convention. 

Exhibit Booth Coffee Break | $3,500

Host a break at your booth! Exhibit Booth coffee breaks are served in the Exhibit Hall near your booth and provide a great networking and marketing opportunity to showcase your products. The coffee break serves up to 200 people and includes assorted pastries, as approved by ISA. Get 10% discount by sponsoring multiple breaks.

NEW! - Welcome Email | $1,000

A welcome email will be sent to all attendees at the beginning of the convention and will offer important information regarding the upcoming events. Include your custom digital ad and reach all attendees in an instant!

NEW! - Daily Morning Email | $500 per day

Include your custom digital ad in our Daily Morning Email. Each morning an email will be sent to all attendees. This email will include any important changes and additions to the day’s events as well as highlighting some special events.

NEW! - Lanyard | $7,000

Lanyard and name badges are required for entrance to all convention events. Stand out by sponsoring our lanyards which will be branded with your organization’s name and logo.

NEW! - Charging Station | $2,500 (per day)

What better way to “connect” your organization with convention attendees? Charging stations will be placed in high-traffic areas during the convention where your company’s name and logo will be featured.

KiddieCorp Child Care | Open Sponsorship 

On-site child care is provided by KiddieCorp for the ISA members at the Convention. Your sponsorship helps to make child care more affordable for attendees. Sponsors will be acknowledged in signage and will receive special acknowledgement in the convention program. Sponsorship available in $500 increments.

Early Career Scholars Reception | $3,500

This reception brings together early career scholars (current students or those within 2 years of receipt of their PhD) at the annual convention. The reception will provide an enormous opportunity for networking among scholars at the beginning of their career.

ISA Cabaret | $2,500 - available in $ 500 increments

Help support a fun evening out for ISA members! Attendees will enjoy a fun evening with light refreshments, and entertainment from our very own ISA members! Everyone has a hidden talent, you never know who might show up! This is a high-visibility and fun event that reaches a cross-section of the ISA community.

Women's Caucus Breakfast | $2,000 - available in $ 500 increments

Help support the opportunity for the members of the Women's Caucus to come together at a sponsored breakfast event!

Signature Events

Presidential Reception for 2020-2021 ISA President Helen Milner | $15,000  SOLD OUT
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. Sponsorship in $1000 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 interdisciplinary, shows rigor and coherence in research and writing, and offers accessibility and practical relevance. . (Learn more)
International Studies Annual Best Book Award | $500 
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 
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

ALIAS and IEDUC Reception
Active Learning in International Affairs Section (ALIAS) and International Education Section (IEDUC) Joint Reception (Learn about ALIAS & IEDUC)
DPLST, IDSS and EngSS Reception
Diplomatic Studies Section (DPLST), Interdisciplinary Studies Section (IDSS), and English School Section (EngSS) Joint Reception (Learn about DPLST, IDSS, & ENGSS)
IO, ILAW, and HR Reception
International Organization (IO), International Law (ILAW), and Human Rights (HR) Sections Joint Reception (IO, ILAW & Learn about HR )
ENMISA Reception
Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Studies Section (ENMISA) Reception (Learn about ENMISA)
ESS Reception
Environmental Studies Section (ESS) Reception (Learn about ESS)
FPA, PDG and SSIP Reception
Foreign Policy Analysis Section (FPA), Political Demography and Geography Section (PDG), and Scientific Studies of International Processes Section (SSIP) Distinguished Scholars Reception (Learn about FPA, SSIP, & PDG)
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)
GDS Reception
Global Development Section (GDS) Reception (Learn about GDS)
GHS Reception
Global Health Section (GHS) Reception (Learn about GHS)
GSCIS Distinguished Scholar Reception
Global South Caucus Distinguished Scholar Reception (Learn about GSCIS)
HIST Reception
Historical International Relations Section (HIST) Distinguished Scholar Reception (Learn about HIST)
ICOMM Business Meeting and Distinguished Scholar Reception
International Communication Section (ICOMM) Business Meeting and Distinguished Scholar Reception (Learn about ICOMM)
IETHICS and Theory Reception
International Ethics Section (ETHICS) and Theory Section (THEORY) Joint Reception (Learn about IETHICSTheory)
IPE Reception
International Political Economy Section (IPE) Reception (Learn about IPE)
IPS, STAIR and ISA-CAN Joint Reception
International Political Sociology Section (IPS) and Science, Technology, and Art in International Relations Section (STAIR) and ISA Canada Region (ISA-CAN) Joint Reception (Learn about IPS, STAIR, & ISA-CAN)
ISS Reception
Intelligence Studies Section (ISS) Distinguished Scholar Reception (Learn about ISS )
ISSS and REL Reception
Luau co-hosted by ISA International Security Studies Section (ISSS), ISA Religion and International Studies Section (REL), the Bridging the Gap Project, and War on the Rocks (Learn about ISSS, &  REL )
OMC Reception
Online Media Caucus (OMC) Reception (Learn about OMC )
PEACE Reception
Peace Studies Section (PEACE) Distinguished Scholar Reception (Learn about PEACE )
POSTCOMM Reception
Post Communist Systems in International Relations Section (POSTCOMM) Reception (Learn about POSTCOMM)
SAWP Reception
South Asia in World Politics Section (SAWP) Reception (Learn about SAWP )
ISA-AP and ISA-LAC Reception
ISA Asia-Pacific Region (ISA-AP) and ISA Latin American and Caribbean Region (ISA-LAC) Joint Reception (Learn about ISA-APISA-LAC)

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

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