Information on becoming a Partner

Educators and industry have mutual interest in advancing and impacting the profession. In partnership, laboratory science educators and industry both bring value to an environment of learning, creativity, and innovation. The goals of our 38th annual conference include enhancing instructional skills, developing innovative teaching techniques, and identifying trends and strategies to manage the changing profession. All industry partners are full registrants and encouraged to attend educational sessions that impact their diagnostic area or any area of interest. Partners are welcome to engage in conversations throughout the virtual space and online communities and participate in social activities.

Traditional approaches where salespeople sit in a segregated exhibit hall waiting for customers to wander by will not work. Successful companies and organizations will engage attendees where they are, which includes educational programming, networking opportunities, and social events. The partner listing in the digital meeting hub should be used to give attendees access to key information directly and provide a means for further engagement, either through a virtual meeting room hosted by industry partners or a custom microsite that can be used to track engagement and facilitate remarketing.

Engagement packages are designed to be right-sized and all-inclusive for any industry partner’s needs. However, we anticipate that some individual companies will have unique needs that require custom solutions. ASCLS is pleased to work with partners to create customizes solutions that meet the partner’s business goals for their investment and participation.

Premium Package – $2,150 Investment (limited number available)

  • Includes space, two six-foot tables (12 feet total), two chairs, and electrical outlet.
  • Includes two full meeting registrations ($1190 value) and the option to purchase additional registrations at a discounted rate of $295 each. Industry partners are encouraged to participate fully in the meeting, including educational programming, social/networking events, and online communities.
  • Includes two notifications sent directly to attendees (via Event app) with content of the partners choosing, sent at a time chosen by the partner
  • Complimentary inclusion of one printed brochure or flyer in the CLEC Kits mailed to all meeting pre-registrants and includes the exclusive option for Premium partners to include a small, branded item (at their own cost of production and shipping to the distribution warehouse)
  • Enhanced Exhibitor Listing in the attendee app
  • Direct access to the Exhibitor Portal with integrated lead retrieval and reporting
  • Premium partners have the option of including a rotating banner ad that runs within the Event app
  • Includes enhanced branding and recognition on walk-in slides with color company logos
  • Right of first refusal on purchase of a time slot for 30-minute Commercial Symposium at the discounted rate of $600 ($900 value) that runs in a standard educational virtual meeting room unopposed by CE. Symposia are promoted by meeting organizers with mobile application alerts, are included in the meeting schedule and are open to all attendees.
  • Post meeting follow up email sent to all attendees by ASCLS on behalf of the partner.

Standard Package – $1,650 Investment

  • Includes space, one six-foot table, two chairs, and electrical outlet. Investments at this level are eligible to purchase an additional six-foot table and space at $500 each.
  • Includes two full meeting registrations ($1190 value). Industry partners are encouraged to participate fully in the meeting, including educational programming, social/networking events, and online communities.
  • May purchase two additional full registrations at member, early-bird rate ($545).
  • Includes one notification sent directly to attendees (via Event app) with content of the partners choosing, sent at a time chosen by the partner.
  • Eligible to purchase any available Commercial Symposia slots for $900 Symposia are promoted by meeting organizers with mobile application alerts, are included in the meeting schedule and are open to all attendees.
  • Enhanced Exhibitor Listing in the attendee app
  • Direct access to the Exhibitor Portal with integrated lead retrieval and reporting
  • Eligible to purchase flyer distribution for inclusion in the CLEC Kit (shipped to all early CLEC Registrants) at a discounted price of $400 ($700 value)
  • Recognition of company name on virtual session Walk-In Slides

Budget Package – $1,050 Investment

  • Includes space, one six-foot table, two chairs (electricity not included)
  • Includes one full registration ($545 value). Industry partners are encouraged to participate fully in the meeting, including educational programming, social and networking events.
  • May purchase one additional full registration at member, early-bird rate ($545).
  • Eligible to purchase the inclusion of a one-page brochure, flyer, or postcard in the CLEC Kit, which is provided to all early registrants.
  • Basic partner listing in Event App. Eligible to purchase Enhanced Exhibitor Listing in the attendee app and direct access to the Exhibitor Portal with integrated lead retrieval and reporting for $300.
  • Perfect for recruiters, educational institutions, and non-profits
  • Only one Budget Package available per organization.

Virtual-Only Engagement Package – $950 Investment

  • Virtual Participation only (no physical presence in Denver)
  • Includes one full registration ($545 value). Industry partners are encouraged to participate fully in the meeting, including educational programming and social/networking events.
  • May purchase one additional virtual registration at member, early-bird rate ($445).
  • Enhanced Exhibitor Listing in the attendee app
  • Direct access to the Exhibitor Portal with integrated lead retrieval and reporting
  • Eligible to purchase any available Commercial Symposia slots for $900 that run unopposed by CE. Symposia are promoted by meeting organizers with mobile application alerts and are included in the meeting schedule and are open to all attendees.
  • Eligible to purchase the inclusion of a one-page brochure, flyer, or postcard in the CLEC Kit, which is provided to all early registrants.

Package Add-Ons and Enhancements

Commercial Symposia ($900 for Standard and Virtual-Only Packages, $600 for Premium Packages): These 30-minute sessions run during dedicated industry engagement time (unopposed education time) in our meeting rooms. ASCLS includes these sessions in the Event schedule. Symposia sessions are also recorded for later viewing by attendees.

Private Meeting Rooms (Available to Premium and Standard Packages Only): These rooms are perfect for Focus Groups, User Groups, and Business/Sales Meetings. Standard rooms are set for 10-15 with tables and chairs. AV and any food or beverage are the financial responsibility of the partner. Spaces are limited.

  • ½ day (8:00 am-12:00 pm or 1:00 pm-5:00pm): $500
  • Full Day (8:00 am-5:00 pm): $800
Sponsorships are an excellent way to raise awareness of brands, products and initiatives through high-profile presence at key locations or events. Interested organizations/institutions/companies can contribute to the conference while increasing visibility and name recognition for themselves and helping achieve business objectives.

Presenting Sponsor ($15,000): The presenting sponsor is entitled to a suite of customized visibility opportunities including identification as “presented by” and the logo of choice on outbound email communication (>100,000 impressions), social media promotion (>50,000 impressions), websites (>25,000), branded background for all moderators/hosts and logo on the outside of the CLEC Kit. Limited to one sponsor; if interested, contact melanieg@ascls.org.

CLEC Kit Sponsorship ($7,000): Distributed to all registrants (in person and virtual), the branded box features the sponsor’s one-color logo.

Monday Evening Reception ($2,000): Social activity customized to partner’s objectives. Recognition of the sponsor is provided via color logo on event listing and within the session introduction. Sponsor representatives are invited to give up to a five-minute welcome during the event. Limited to one sponsor.

Internet Access ($2,500): The internet sponsor is recognized with a customized SSID with and splash/landing page on which all attendees will be required to sign in to use the service.

Tuesday Networking Breakfast ($2,000): Recognition of the sponsor is provided via sponsor logo on signage throughout the breakfast area.

Wednesday Education Meeting Breakfast ($2,000): Recognition of the sponsor is provided via sponsor logo on signage at the entrance of the event and on table tents. Sponsor representative may provide welcome message at event.

Breaks ($750, limited number): Signage with sponsor logo of choice are placed throughout the break area.

Flyer Distribution ($700): Distribute printed materials to all pre-registrants via the CLEC kit. This is an excellent way to promote activities within a partner’s display or to promote upcoming Commercial Symposium. Discounted price of $400 for Standard Package, complimentary with Premium Package.

Additional Visibility (variable): Additional options for signage and brand building throughout the hotel and meeting space are available upon request.


Opening/Closing Keynote ($3,000 each): All attendees are together for the Keynote sessions. The Keynote sponsor will be invited to welcome attendees and present a short (less than 60 second) message.

Concurrent Sessions ($1,000): Sponsor name recognition is provided on the introductory slide and recognition of sponsorship is included in the host’s comments at the beginning and end of the educational session.

Enduring Materials ($1,500): Concurrent educational programming is being recorded to make available to attendees and non-attendees (for purchase) after the event. Sponsored enduring materials, hosted in the ASCLS learning management system are made available for free for a year, allowing sponsors to promote content to their larger customer base. Enduring materials sponsors are acknowledged at the beginning and end of the enduring materials and in the online listing.

Partner Listing in Meeting App (Enhanced and Basic)

  • Enhanced listing includes features of basic listing plus company logo, social media info (Facebook URL, LinkedIn, Twitter, & YouTube), intro video (link embedded into listing), up to four file attachments (PDFs) and ability to include one URL for Live Meeting opportunities (URL to company’s virtual meeting/conference room).
  • Basic listing includes company name, company address, one phone number, company website, contact email, company description and attachment of one PDF.

CLEC Kit: The CLEC Kit is a package delivered to all early meeting registrants that will include meeting branded items, materials for group activities, and printed materials from partners. Premium partners can arrange to include their own small, branded item for delivery to hundreds of early registrants.

Push Notifications: Push notifications allow for short, very visible messaging sent directly to the attendees to spur actions that include pushing a visit to a virtual meeting room or reinforce sponsorship value by encouraging attendance at sponsored events. Standard Packages include one push notification and Premium Packages include two push notifications.

Targeted Connections: All partners have access to all attendees via the Event App, which allows for a virtual connection and appointment setting during the conference. The listing also remains after the conference for easy reference and follow-up.

Post-Event Email: one email sent to all attendees post-event with content provided by each of our platinum partners

Investment Levels

Attendees will be able to identify the investment levels of our partners via distinct sponsorship tags. Recognition of total investment, including sponsorships and engagement packages, is offered at the following levels:

Maxima Cum Laude – Total Investment of $5,000 and greater

Summa Cum Laude – Total Investment between $3,500 and $4,999

Magna Cum Laude – Total Investment between $2,000 and $3,499

Cum Laude – Total investment up to $1,999

Monday, March 14, 2022

  • 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Industry Partner Move-In
  • 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pre-Conference Workshop
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Industry Engagement and Networking
  • 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Welcome, Updates, followed by Opening Keynote Session
  • 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Educational programming, Industry Engagement, Networking
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Reception: Social Activity, Networking, Industry Engagement

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Educational programming, Industry Engagement, Networking
  • 2:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Industry Partner Move-Out

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Education Scientific Assembly Meeting & Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Concurrent programming
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Closing Keynote

*All Times Mountain

CLEC Kit Commitments: To be included in the CLEC Kit, commitments must be received by Friday, January 28, 2022.

CLEC Kit Shipment: Items to be included in the CLEC Kit must be received by the close of business on Friday, February 4, 2022.