Sponsors

Become a partner of Brachypodium 2019 and connect with leading researchers in grass genomics and genetics

The organisers of the 4th International Brachypodium Conference would like to inform you about the possibility of sponsoring our meeting.

Over the past 15 years several grasses in the genus Brachypodium have been developed into a leading model system for functional and comparative studies in plant biology and crop improvement. Today, Brachypodium spp. are used by hundreds of laboratories worldwide studying a wide variety of topics ranging from abiotic stress tolerance, pathogen resistance, evolution, pan-genomics, polyploidy, development and more. The Brachypodium conferences have been held every 2 years bringing this research community together to share and discuss the latest discoveries, tool and resource developments, establish collaborations and identify avenues for future research. After successful venues in France, Italy, USA and China, the Universidad de Zaragoza has the privilege to host the 4th International Brachypodium Conference 2019 from June 25 to June 28 in Huesca (Spain).

We expect the Huesca conference to be attended by 200 delegates mainly from Europe, USA and Asia. The agenda will include 10 keynote speakers, approximately 32 short talks selected from submitted abstracts and more than 180 posters. The contributions will cover the following scientific areas:

· Natural diversity and evolution

· Comparative genomics and transcriptomics

· Development and growth

· Regulatory elements, networks and epigenomics

· Polyploidy and perenniality

· Ecology and environment

· Adaptation to abiotic and biotic constrains

· Crop and biomass crop translation

For further general information about the meeting, please visit the conference homepage at https://sites.google.com/view/brachypodium/

As part of the planning of the 4th International Brachypodium Conference we are writing to ask your company for sponsorship of the meeting. The Brachypodium conference has been previously supported by companies involved in plant genomics, plant breeding and agriculture and scientific instrumentation. Your donation would be used to:

· Subsidize the participation of early career researchers including PhD students

· Subside the travel expenses of invited speakers, particularly the international and academic scientists.

· Subsidize meeting expenses

In addition to reaching the meeting attendees, your sponsorship would be visible through social media and the online. Indeed, over 3,500 people (researchers, professors, students, agricultural engineers, plant breeding staff, etc.) already receive and follow the information related to this conference. In fact, a section of the website will be dedicated to our sponsors and we will be happy to link out to your website if desired.

You can maximize your visibility, both locally and internationally by becoming one of our sponsors, choosing from the options indicated below.

Corporate sponsorship is crucial to the success of this symposium and we hope that you join us in supporting what promises to be a high-quality exchange on these exciting and timely topics.

Yours sincerely,

For the organizers

Prof. Dr. Pilar Catalán Rodríguez

Contact details:

Comparative Genomics and Plant Evolutionary Biology Laboratory

Yolanda Vergara Larrayad

Escuela Politécnica Superior. Universidad de Zaragoza. Ctra Cuarte km 1. 22071 Huesca. Spain

e-mail:brachypodium@unizar.es

Web: brachypodium2019.org

Sponsorships

« Gold Sponsor » 6,000 €

Visibility is guaranteed during the entire congress especially in the opening and closing ceremonies and during the gala dinner with an acknowledgement like “This gala dinner is made possible by the support of... “.Your logo will be also visible on the screen between sessions and in the abstract book. An individual roll-up with your logo will be standing during the entire congress and advertising, to be provided by your company, will be distributed to the attendants inside the congress bag. You will also enjoy prominent visibility on the meeting web site.

« Silver Sponsor » 3,000 €

Visibility is guaranteed during the opening and closing ceremonies and in the reception cocktail with an acknowledgement like “This reception cocktail is made possible by the support of... “.Your logo will be also visible on the screen between sessions and in the abstract book. A shared roll-up with your logo will be standing during the entire congress and advertising, to be provided by your company, will be distributed to the attendants inside the congress bag. You will also enjoy prominent visibility on the meeting web site.

« Bronze Sponsor » 1,500 €

Special visibility on the web site. Your logo will be also visible on the screen between sessions and in the abstract book. A shared roll-up with your logo will be standing during the entire congress and advertising, to be provided by your company, will be distributed to the attendants inside the congress bag.

« Coffee break sponsor » 1,000 €

Visibility is guaranteed during the coffee break/poster session and with an acknowledgement like “This coffee break/poster session is made possible by the support of...” and a brief description of your company by a member of the organizing committee at the end of the preceeding session.

« Exclusive Stand » 1,000 € / day

Visibility is guaranteed in one of our few exclusive stands, what allows you to present your products or services. Special offer for the entire congress (3 days): 2,500 €

« Vendor seminars » 1,500 €

Visibility is guaranteed in one of our three 20 minute exclusive vendor seminars, which will take place during the satellite session on Friday morning.

« Conference Bag » 1,000 €

The conference bag with your logo allows you great visibility since it will be a unique sponsor for this purpose.

« Identification holder lanyard » 750 €

The identification holder lanyard with your logo, to be provided by the company, allows you great visibility since it will be a unique sponsor for this purpose.

« Conference notebook and pen » 700 €

The conference notebook and pen with your logo allows you great visibility since it will be a unique sponsor for this purpose.

« Advertising inside the conference bag » 350 € / item

Advertising, to be provided by the company, will be distributed to the attendants inside the congress bag. This could be information brochures, a souvenir gift, USB flash key with your logo or others.

« Best Poster Award » 300 €

Visibility is guaranteed during the closing ceremony with an acknowledgement like “This best poster award is made possible by the support of... “

« Abstract book and sessions » 200 € / item

Your logo will be visible between sessions on the screen and in the Abstract book. Special offer for both: 300 €