IES Emerging Professional Annual Conference Sponsorship

IES Sections and Corporate Sponsors Investing in Tomorrow’s Leaders

IES Emerging Professionals

Each year, IES sections and corporate sponsors step up to provide funds to support the attendance of Emerging Professionals (EPs) — which includes students, early career professionals and professionals making a career change — at the IES Annual Conference and the IES EP Workshop that precedes the conference.

The IES Annual Conference (AC) provides a range of educational programming—including workshops, seminars, immersive experiences, tours, networking, and paper and poster presentations—on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Qualified individuals (current student, recent graduate (up to 5 years after graduation or a professional making a career change) must submit a one-page essay to the IES EP Workshop Committee making sure to address the questions below. The essay should be a 350-word maximum.

  1. Tell us about your occupation and/or studies.
  2. How will attending the IES EP Workshop and the IES Conference help achieve educational and/or career goals?
  3. How will your attendance at the IES EP Workshop and the IES Conference impact your future as an active IES member?
  4. The theme for this year’s IES Annual Conference is Hindsight/Insight/Foresight. In one sentence, what does this mean to you? You can be cool and creative with your response. There is no right or wrong answer. Your response may be featured on social media. Twitter users may post their quote, using the following hashtag #HindsightInsightForesight #IESAC2020 #TheIES.
  5. Complete the sponsorship agreement form.

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Effective communication of ideas
  • Relevance and interest
  • Clarity of writing without spelling errors
  • Applications should be sent to: [email protected]. Only applications submitted to this address will be considered.

SELECTION PROCESS

  • All applicants will be informed of their application status in a timely fashion prior to the conference for adequate preparation.
  • Submission deadline: May 29, 2020
  • Recipient Notification: June 15–19, 2020
  • IES EP Sponsorships will be awarded to applicants who are eager to learn more about the lighting industry and demonstrate an interest in future involvement in the IES.
  • IES membership is not a prerequisite to receive the sponsorship.
  • The number of awards will vary each year, depending on available sponsorships.
  • Only one sponsorship will be awarded to an individual.
  • Sponsorship recipients will have the opportunity to select among various volunteer positions during the conference. Each opportunity allows Emerging Professionals the unique chance to connect with existing IES members and leading industry professionals.

AWARD

  • IES will reimburse travel expenses after the conference of up to $1,230.
    Reimbursement receipts must be submitted no later than 30 days after the event.
  • The Sponsorship is intended to offset conference travel (airfare, airport transfers, train & taxi expenses and mileage), lodging and IES Annual Conference registration cost.

EP Zoom Platinum Sponsor - $20,000

What’s in it for you?

  •    Sponsor 5 Students/Emerging Professionals and the EP Day presentation platform
  •    Visibility and awareness before breakout rooms and throughout the event
  •    Opportunity to present a live or prerecorded personal closing message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Shout-outs throughout the event
  •    Recognition as an EP Program Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference homepage
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference Emerging Professional homepage

EP Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor students and emerging professionals to attend the virtual Annual Conference event or the in-person Street & Area Lighting Conference. Student and EP recipients selected by Emerging Professional Committee.

EP Breakout Room Sponsor - $8,000

What do you get?

  •    Sponsor breakout room for live engagement and networking during EP Day
  •    Opportunity to present a live or prerecorded personal welcome message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Visibility and awareness at the start of the schedule
  •    Personalized zoom backgrounds for moderators
  •    Recognition as an EP Program Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference homepage
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference Emerging Professional homepage
  •    Opportunity to provide personalized swag to attendees and moderators

EP Game Sponsor - $5,000

What are the benefits?

  •    Sponsor live interactive game session(s) during EP Day
  •    Ability to use your personal game hosting platform for the game session (IES can provide platform if needed)
  •    Be a Game Co-Host
  •    Opportunity to provide personalized swag or selection of IES publications as prize options

1 X Event Sponsor - $5,000

What’s in it for you?

  •    Visibility and awareness before breakout rooms and throughout the event – graphic image of logo
  •    Opportunity to submit a prerecorded personal opening/closing message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Shout-outs throughout the event
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

6 X Breakout Room Sponsor - $1,000 – (1 for each of 6 Breakout Rooms)

What do you get?

  •    Visibility and awareness at the start of the schedule – [verbal announcement/thank you]
  •    Personalized Zoom background for moderators – [moderators must use if provided by sponsor]
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

3 X Leadership Forum Kahoot Game Sponsor - $500

What are the benefits?

  •    Sponsor live interactive Kahoot game session(s) during LF Day
  •    Be a Game Co-Host (optional)
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

1x Gold Sponsor- $25,000

  •    Recognition as a Gold Sponsor in a fourth (1/4) page placement for 2 months in LD+A magazine
  •    Recognition as Gold sponsor on event app and all event communication, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full registration for two (2) to the Annual Conference
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

2x Keynote Sponsor- $10,000

  •    2-3 minute Opening
  •    Introduce keynote speaker
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

5x Virtual Break Sponsor - $6,000

  •    Provided graphic visible during break duration
  •    Recognition as Virtual Break sponsor on event app and all event communications, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full Registration for one (1) to the Annual Conference

1x Opening Session Sponsor- $5,000

  •    90-second video prior to session start
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Closing Session Sponsor- $5,000

  •    90-second video prior to session start
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Society Update Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Recognition as Society Update sponsor throughout web
  •    Recognition as Society Update sponsor on event app and all event communication, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full registration for one (1) to attend the 2021 Annual Conference
  •    90-second video prior to session start

1x Registration Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Visibility as sole sponsor on the registration page and in all registration focused communications
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Daily Digest Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Visibility as sole sponsor in all Daily Digest focused communications
  •    Recognition on event webpage and communications as Daily Digest Sponsor

10x Event App Exhibitor Page Sponsor - $1,000

  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app