Sponsorship Opportunities at the ISA 2018 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. 

First Timers Meet & Greet | $500 increments - New for 2018! 

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 inquires. 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 $2500 increments -New for 2018! 

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.

Come Play in the Backyard!! | $5,000 - available in $1000 increments -New for 2018! 

A new area this year for ISA. Located in the exhibit hall, there will be an area dedicated to relax, play a game, do a puzzle, or just chat with colleagues that you haven't seen in a while. Back yard games and seating will be available while the exhibit hall is open. This could be a great place to get your name out there with our attendees, as we will provide a place for you to showcase materials as the sponsor of this new fun and bright area!

Early Career Scholar Lounge | $1250 per day - New for 2018! 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. 

Tranquility Room | $1500 per day - New for 2018!

As a sponsor of The Tranquility Room, your generous support will provide a peaceful, quiet space for our attendees as a retreat from the convention hustle and bustle. A space to take a few minutes to unwind, pray, relax or refocus before moving on to the next meeting. Sponsorship will be marketed through the printed program, digital signage, and on social media at the convention. 

Cyber Cafe | $2,800 - Only 4 available!! Only 2 left!

WiFi access is always popular for our attendees, especially at international conferences. The Cyber Cafe, located in the exhibit hall provides three wired computer stations for people who don't have a device with them and up to 600 simultaneous connections to WiFi. Wifi in the hotel public spaces is limited to the lobby area, so this space is always a high traffic area where attendees network and congregate. The package is $2,800 per day and we have four days available for sponsorship. Get 10% discount by sponsoring multiple days.  

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.

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.

Early Career Scholars Reception | $3500

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 opporunity 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 memebers! 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 2018-2019 ISA President Patrick James  | $10,000  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 - SOLD OUT!!!
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

DPLST, CISS and EngSch Reception
Diplomatic Studies Section (DPLST), Comparative Interdisciplinary Studies Section (CISS), and English School Section (EngSch) Joint Reception (Learn about DPLST, ENGSS, & CISS)
ENMISA, IO, HR, and ILAW Reception
Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Studies Section (ENMISA), International Organization Section (IO), Human Rights (HR) Section and International Law Section (ILAW) Joint Reception (Learn about ENMISA, HR, ILAW & IO)
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 Breakfast
Global South Caucus Distinguished Scholar Breakfast (Learn about GSCIS)
HIST Reception
Historical International Relations Section (HIST) Distinguished Scholar Reception (Learn about HIST)
ISA Canada Distinguished Scholar Reception
ISA Canada Distinguished Scholar Reception (Learn about ISA Canada)
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 IETHICS)
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)
ISS Reception
Intelligence Studies Section (ISS) Distinguished Scholar Reception (Learn about ISS )
ISSS Reception
International Security Studies Section (ISSS) Distinguished Scholar Reception (Learn about ISSS)
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)
REL Reception
Religion in International Relations Section (REL) Distinguished Scholar Reception (Learn about REL )
SAWP Reception
South Asia in World Politics Section (SAWP) Reception (Learn about SAWP )

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

Latest Announcements for Exhibitors and Sponsors

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Pledge Sponsorship here!

To pledge sponsorship, and for other assistance, please feel free to contact our Program Coordinator, Kristin Nacovsky, who can help with anything you need.

Terms and Conditions

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

The International Studies Association

Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 6 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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