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The Waterborne Symposium

Environmentally Friendly Coating Technologies

Mission Statement:

To administer the preeminent educational/technical forum in the United States directed to the science and technology of surface coatings and  to provide revenue to support and advance the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi.

MEET SOME OF THE STUDENTS SUPPORTED BY YOUR PARTICIPATION

Sponsorship Information

Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors and supporters.  Your generosity enables us to provide scholarships to deserving students in the field of Polymer Science.

On behalf of the School of Polymers & High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi, we welcome your company’s potential sponsorship of the 44th Annual Waterborne Symposium, February 19 - 24, 2017, in New Orleans, LA. 

 

Downloadable Sponsorship Information Packet

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The Waterborne Symposium is a technical forum dealing with coatings and related fields, with a focus on sustainable materials and practices.  There will be paper presentations pertaining to new and emerging technologies related to materials, processes, production, characterization, application and markets in the field of surface coatings.  In addition to the main technical program, the Waterborne Symposium also includes three short courses (held  Feb 19 - 21), a student poster session – including a meet and greet reception with the USM students, and a three-day Technology Showcase Exhibit Hall featuring tabletop technical exhibits.

Who typically attends Waterborne? People involved with research and development; technical and marketing aspects of the coatings industry; as well as various members in the academic field.

So why sponsor our symposium? Unique to our event, all proceeds from the symposium go towards supporting students studying in the field of polymer science and engineering.  Proceeds from the Symposium are very important to USM and the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials. Funds received are used for various elements of academic program development, including graduate student stipends, junior faculty development, equipment acquisition and maintenance, and especially, scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in Polymer Science and Polymer Science & Engineering, most of whom enter the coatings or related polymer industries upon graduation. These scholarships are critical to the university’s efforts to recruit the highest achieving students into our program.

All levels of sponsorship are welcome and fully customizable to the sponsor. We welcome your financial support, paper award sponsorships, as well as donated items. A general list is supplied on the following pages. We encourage you to select a level that best fits your company. We strive to give your company as much exposure as our supporter/sponsor as possible.  We do this by providing exposure on our website, in our email blasts/newsletters (via your logo and a hyperlink to your company), in our printed program, at the conference, and in our official proceedings book.  Any other suggestions are welcome.

To discuss one of these possible sponsorships or set up a unique sponsorship, please contact our symposium coordinator, Melanie Heusser at melanie.heusser@usm.edu or  (601)266-4475.

Available SPONSORSHIPS for 2017


 ♣ Wednesday Evening Reception - SOLD BASF Corporation

  • Sponsorship covers the cost of food, beverage, entertainment, and decorations at our Wednesday Evening Reception
  • This is the highest level of sponsorship available and means your company would be showcased and highlighted in the premier spot in email blasts,  on our website as well as in our printed program and symposium book 
  • This sponsorship directly benefits the attendees
  • Logo and hyperlink on email blasts and website 
  • Open bar can be added onto sponsorship at cost (approximately $5,000) 

Tuesday Evening Opening Reception: (Typically $5,000 - $7,000)
*Perfect way to compliment your Exhibit Booth!

  • Sponsorship covers cost of food, beverage at our Tuesday Evening Opening Reception held in the exhibitor's hall
  • Your company would be showcased and highlighted in a premier spot in email blasts,  on our website as well as in our printed program and symposium book 
  • Logo and hyperlink on email blasts and website
  • This sponsorship directly benefits the attendees 
  • Open bar can be added onto sponsorship at cost (approximately $3,500)      

Panel Discussion Sponsorship: $5,000

  • Sponsorship covers the cost of bringing panel members to the symposium as well as the fees for set up and av costs for this special session
  • Your company would be highlighted in the printed program, on the signage for the panel, as well as mentioned at the beginning and end of the session
  • This sponsorship directly benefits the attendees
  • Sponsor is welcome to have promotional items on the tables for attendees of the panel session
  • Sponsorship means your company would have a logo and hyperlink in email blasts,  on our website as well as being recognized in our printed program and symposium book 

♣  Student Poster Session - SOLD Eastman Chemical Company

  • This sponsorship directly benefits the students 
  • Sponsors student travel costs to participate in poster session
  • Sponsors student lunch while at the symposium
  • Sponsors monetary cash awards for the best student posters
  • Sponsorship means your company would have a logo and hyperlink in email blasts,  on our website as well as being recognized in our printed program and symposium book 

♣ Abstract Book: $3,000

  • This unique sponsorship provides your company with excellent visibility during the entire event. 
  • We also hand out the abstract books throughout the year as we travel to various trade shows and exhibit.
  • Full color ad on inside front cover of program book - handed out to all attendees.
  • Sponsorship means your company would have a logo and hyperlink in email blasts,  on our website as well as being recognized in our printed program and symposium book  

Proceedings Book Thumb drives (your logo on one side): $2,000

  • Sponsorship covers the cost of offering electronic copies of our proceedings book to attendees
  • Sponsorship means your company would have a logo and hyperlink in email blasts,  on our website as well as being recognized in our printed program and symposium book 

Thursday Student Reception/Employment Clearinghouse: $2,500

  • Sponsorship covers the cost of hosting a reception in support of the USM students.  This reception is not held without a direct sponsor
  • Reception would occur during the student poster session and employment clearinghouse
  • Sponsorship means your company would have a logo and hyperlink in email blasts,  on our website as well as being recognized in our printed program and symposium book 
  • Sponsorship directly benefits USM students and attendees

Wednesday Morning King Cake Coffee Break: $2,000

  • Sponsorship covers the cost of the coffee break and directly benefits the attendees.  Sponsorship will be notated with a sign during the break
  • Sponsorship means your company would have a logo and hyperlink in email blasts,  on our website as well as being recognizedin our printed program and symposium book 
  • Sponsorship directly benefits attendees

Key Note Speaker Sponsorship $2,000

  • Company would be mentioned before the key note speaker presentation
  • Helps to cover the costs of the key note speaker
  • Sponsorship means your company would have a logo and hyperlink in email blasts,  on our website as well as being recognized in our printed program and symposium book 

♣ Regular Coffee Break: $1,500  (3 Available)

  • Sponsorship covers the cost of the coffee break and directly benefits the attendees.  Sponsorship will be notated with a sign during the coffee break 
  • Sponsorship means your company would have a logo and hyperlink in email blasts,  on our website as well as being recognized in our printed program and symposium book   

♣ Registration Table Sponsorship: $1,000 (SOLD TO DOW)

  • Full color sign at registration table acknowledging sponsorship
  • Sponsorship means your company would have a logo and hyperlink in email blasts,  on our website as well as being recognized in our printed program and symposium book.

Short Course Breakfast and Coffee Break (2 available): $1,000

  • Sponsorship covers the cost of the coffee break during the short courses.  This sponsorship directly benefits the attendees of the short courses
  • Sponsorship will be notated with a sign during the coffee
  • Sponsorship means your company would have a logo and hyperlink in email blasts,  on our website as well as being recognized in our printed program and symposium book   

♣ name badges and pocket schedules: $750(Sold to Covestro)

  • This unique sponsorship provides your company with excellent visibility during the entire event. Your logo will be on all attendees name badges as well as the pocket schedules included with the name badges.  We are not currently using lanyards so your company will be the only one represented by all of the attendees in this way.
  • Sponsorship means your company would have a logo and hyperlink in email blasts,  on our website as well as being recognized in our printed program and symposium book  

♣ Session Sponsor: $500

  • Sponsorship provides your company with excellent visibility during the sponsored session.  We welcome a company representative to moderate the session if desired
  • We will acknowledge your company at the beginning and end of the sponsored session
  • Sponsorship means your company would have a logo and hyperlink in email blasts,  on our website as well as being recognized in our printed program and symposium book  

♣ Sign Sponsorship (your logo on conference signs): $500 (Sold to Everlight USA)

  • Your company's logo will appear on all conference signs (with the exception of signs recognizing specific sponsorships such as a coffee break or a reception)
  • Sponsorship means your company would have a logo and hyperlink in email blasts,  on our website as well as being recognized in our printed program and symposium book  

♣ STUDENT Sponsorship(Unlimited available): $350

  • Sponsorship covers the cost of a USM student to attend the Symposium for Wednesday and Thursday sessions (1 hotel night, mileage, and food for 2 days)
  • Sponsorship means your company would have a logo and hyperlink in email blasts,  on our website as well as being recognized in our printed program and symposium book  

Item Donations:

♣ Conference Bags - Clariant

♣ Short Course Flash Drives - Covestro

♣ Pens

♣ Other

 

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