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Sponsorship Opportunities

Educational Programming & Academic Competitions

AISES provides a multitude of educational workshops, trainings and sessions to its members throughout the National Conference. These offerings are designed to help prepare and encourage students so that they may successfully progress to the next level of their educational and research pursuits.


Graduate, undergraduate and high school students submit written abstracts and present their research using a poster or oral format. Submissions are evaluated by a committee of STEM professionals.

$10,000  - Graduate Research Oral & Poster Competitions (or 2 co-sponsors at $5,000)

$10,000 - Undergraduate Research Oral & Poster Competitions (or 2 co-sponsors at $5,000)

$5,000 - High School Poster Competition

$2,500 - Student Research Abstract Booklet 
The student research abstract booklet contains the abstracts of all student research presented during the poster and oral competitions.

$2,500 - Student Awards Booklet
The Student Awards booklet recognizes AISES’ high school and college student award recipients.  Winners of academic competitions and academic scholarships are acknowledged.


$5,000 - Student Orientation  
Provide 10-minute welcoming remarks at the mandatory orientation for all student conference attendees.

Session Tracks: Includes recognition in conference program and a 10-minute welcome from the sponsoring organization preceding the first session of each track. Opportunity to disseminate materials (requires pre-approval) 

  • $5,000 High School Track 
  • $5,000 - College Track 
  • $5,000 - Professional Track 
  • $5,000 - STEM in Business Track
  • $5,000 - Research Track 

$10,000 - STEM Activity Day  
A conference event targeting high school students with hands on programming and interactive sessions.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities 

$20,000 Resume Room (or 2 co-sponsors at $10,000)
The resume room will be available to students on Thursday and Friday.  Equipped with computers, printers and staffed by experts from sponsoring organization, participants will fine tune their resumes for upload to the AISES Resume Database and to distribute at the National Conference Career Fair.

$20,000 - Plenary Session 
Host a plenary session for 500 conference attendees (can be offered to a targeted audience). Feature a presentation/discussion on a highly dynamic topic relevant to AISES members. Content must be developed in collaboration with AISES. On-stage and signage recognition of sponsorship prior to beginning of plenary.  Ability to disseminate branded giveaway.

$15,000 Keynote Breakfast 
Host a keynote breakfast session for conference attendees (can be offered to a targeted audience). Feature a speaker selected by AISES. Sponsors will receive a table for 10 and will open the session with a brief introduction.

$5,000 Networking Suite 
This buffet style networking event offers a series of simultaneous receptions for conference participants to meet others with common interest and careers.  As a casual networking opportunity the proceeds the Career Fair, many use this time to meet and mingle with students to set up meetings and interviews.  This year, AISES will offer the following suites (all available for sponsorship): 

  • Aerospace
  • Armed Forces/Intelligence
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Tec and Telecom
  • Academia
  • Construction/Architecture

  • Food/Ag
  • Manufacturing 
  • Transportation
  • Consumer Goods
  • Health/Medical

Sponsors will be acknowledged in conference program and on signage for each suite.   

$10,000 Student Social (or 2 co-sponsors at $5,000) 
This fun filled social event will include entertainment, dancing and snacks on Friday night. Sponsors will receive prominent visibility throughout the evening.

$5,000 Student Wellness Activity (Friday and Saturday)
Participants may participate in morning wellness activities on Friday and Saturday. Sponsor will be acknowledged in conference program and at the activity each morning.  

$15,000 Career Fair Lunch (or 2 co-sponsors at $7,500) 
Sponsors of the Career Fair lunch will be recognized on vouchers, in the conference program and on signage in front of the exhibit hall and lunch service area.

$20,000 Awards Luncheon (or 2 co-sponsors at $10,000)
The Awards Luncheon pays tribute to AISES high school and college student academic research and scholarships winners. Sponsor will be acknowledged in conference program and will have the opportunity to give a brief (3 minute) address. 

$20,000 Closing Gala
The 2017 Closing Gala will celebrate AISES’ 40th Anniversary and the students, professionals and partners who have been a part of our journey.  At the event we will also pay tribute to the 2017 Professional of the Year awardees.

$10,000 Traditional Native Pow Wow 
Sponsor the traditional cultural event to be held on Saturday evening.  This is the “grand finale” event for the conference and welcomes both conference attendees and community members.

For More Informaiton About Sponsorships View:

Sponsorship Info Booklet

To Purchase Sponsorship Opportunities:

 Sign-up as a Sponsor! 

AISES National Conference Sponsorship Packages

Gemstone Sponsorship provides the broadest visibility to your organization, while also supporting AISES’ mission to convene its membership. The AISES National Conference is the largest gathering of Native STEM students and professionals and includes the largest career fair in Indian Country. 


  • $100,000  Medallion
  • $75,000    Jade
  • $50,000    Turquoise
  • $30,000    Coral
  • $20,000    Lapis
  • $10,000    Onyx

Learn More About Sponsorship Packages

For Sponsorship Packages Contact:

Kellie Jewett-Fernandez
Director of Business and Program Development
720-552-6123 Ext. 105

For Sponsorship Opportunities Contact:

Candace McDonough
National Sales Director
720-552-6123 Ext. 118

Native Circle Sponsorships

AISES offfers special sponsorship opportunity for Tribes, Native Businesses and Native Nonprofits.

Learn More About Native Circle Sponsorships

For Native Circle Sponsorship Opportunities Contact:

Shayna Gutierrez
Tribal and Business Development Manager
720-552-6123 Ext. 106

Other Exciting Sponsorship Opportunities 

$10,000 Hackathon
HackAISES will spark creativity and ingenuity within American Indian students about the various possibilities that technology offers while also fueling innovations and showcasing how technology can be a powerful tool within their own communities.  Support this conference event with a sponsorship and by offering hands on support to participants.

10,000 Social Media Booth 
Host a Social Media Booth with included benefits such as signage at the booth and in the conference program. Company logo will be included on photo strips and streaming social media. 
$10,000 WiFi Sponsorship 
Help connect conference participations as the WiFi sponsor! Sponsor will receive acknowledgement in a splash page when participants connect to the internet.

$10,000 Headshot Photos 
Offer professional headshot photos to conference attendees through this sponsorship.  This opportunity may be available to students on Thursday and Friday throughout the career fair.  Sponsors will be welcome to interact with attendees as they participate.
$10,000 Conference Program Printing 
Receive the back cover of the program for your full-color advertisement.  This is an exclusive advertising opportunity; as only Turquoise sponsors are able to place ads in the conference program.

$5,000 Footprints 
Sponsor logos will be placed on footprints throughout the convention center will guide and direct conference participants.

$1,500 Student Travel Scholarship 
Underwrite an AISES student’s attendance at the 2017 National Conference. Your $1,500 will be applied towards round-trip travel, lodging and conference registration for one student. 

Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors

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