Become a Sponsor

The goal of IONS® Orlando 2019 is to support the next generation of optics professionals through professional development workshops, networking events, and job and internship placement. Over 150 students have already registered (50% UCF, 50% non-UCF; 50% PhDs, 12% MS, 20% BS, 18% AS).

IONS® Orlando 2019 will benefit conference partners by increasing company visibility and facilitating professional connections with attendees. The culmination of IONS® Orlando will be an optics career fair. Sponsorship opportunities are detailed below.


Diamond ($4000+) 2 available

All sponsors in this category receive:

  • Premier logo placement – Large logo on T-shirts1, website, and program; link on IONS® website; whole-page program advertisement
  • Premier app placement – Placement at top of company list and banner ad in conference app, Career Fair Plus
  • Exhibition booth – Display table during technical sessions; product demos and promotional hand-outs
  • Social day visibility – Joint sponsorship of trip to Cocoa Beach and Kennedy Space Center

Premier event opportunities (sponsor selects one):

  • Industry dinner – Sponsor-named; space reserved for 15 minute talk at event (1 available)
  • Industry lunch – Sponsor-named; space reserved for 15 minute talk at event (1 available)
  • Career fair – Sponsor-named; interview scheduling preference (No longer available)

1Please note T-shirt logos will be monochrome.

Sapphire ($2000+) 6 available

All sponsors in this category receive:

  • General logo placement – Medium logo on IONS® website and program; link on IONS® website; quarter-page program advertisement
  • Coffee break visibility – Logos displayed on front of refreshment booths

Premier event opportunities (sponsor selects one):

  • Outreach programs – Sponsor-named; will be given input on public outreach event; “Best Demonstration” competition and prize naming (1 available)
  • Student travel grants – Sponsor-named; highlighted in conference program (3 available)
  • Conference sessions – Sponsor-named technical and professional development sessions (2 available)
  1. Career Paths in Optics: Industry, Government, and Academia (No longer available)
  2. Career Development Workshop
  3. Student Research Symposium

Ruby* ($750+)

  • Name and logo recognition – Logo on IONS® website and program
  • Career fair access – Career fair booth; scheduling of interviews with conference attendees
  • Resume access – Booklet of all attendee resumes distributed electronically prior to conference

*Discounts are available for small businesses with less than 20 employees.

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