Sponsorship Opportunities

Become an AAS Sponsor

The Association for Asian Studies invites you to the 2020 AAS Annual Conference! We welcome exhibitors, recruiters, and advertisers to join us at the largest annual gathering of Asian studies scholars in North America, with more than 3,300 attending.

We offer exclusive sponsorship opportunities to expand the reach and drive booth traffic for every budget.  Reserve a la carte items or one of our Platinum, Silver or Gold packages; all created your with company’s or organizations goals in mind. Increase visibility with AAS members and conference attendees before, during and after the Conference. 

As a Platinum, Gold, or Silver AAS sponsor, you will receive additional recognition for your support.

Notice Regarding Invoice Requests

The AAS accepts requests for invoices for sponsorship reservations. To request an invoice: Scroll past the booth and advertisement options, and select your desired sponsorship. Next, move forward to the payment page. In the Payment Method drop down menu, select INVOICE ME. Next, click the Submit Payment button.


Sponsorship Opportunities

All A La Carte Sponsorship Opportunities

Graduate Student Reception

Support the next generation in the field of Asian studies. The Graduate Student Reception takes place on Thursday evening and is open to all graduate students. Sponsors will be allowed a display table of materials during this event.

(CO-SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE) $8,000


Dessert Reception

The dessert reception will take place on Thursday evening immediately following panel session and will be located in a high traffic open foyer space.

(EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY) $5,000


Lanyards (Badge Holder Cords)

Distributed to all attendees, lanyards offer a way to display your logo while holding the attendee’s badge throughout the conference. The AAS will procure the lanyard with your provided logo.

(EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY) $5,000


AAS Childcare
Show your support of AAS attendees juggling career and family. In Boston, the AAS will contract with a childcare provider and offer on-site care in the conference hotel. Your support will offset the cost to our attendees with little ones in tow, and your organization will be recognized in the online program.

(EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY) $5,000


Farewell Coffee Break

This break will take place on Sunday morning. Say goodbye to Boston2020 and hello to Seattle2021 and send attendees off to final sessions or to the airport with a fresh cup of coffee and pastries.

(CO-SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE) $4,000


Pens Sponsor

Your organization name and/or logo imprinted on a pen for every attendee.

(EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY) $2,500


Exhibit Hall Coffee/Tea Breaks

Sponsor a coffee and tea break for attendees in the exhibit hall during session breaks. Prominent recognition and signage at the event.

(CO-SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE) $2,500


Push Notification

A push notification message will be sent through the mobile app. Pick the time and date (word limit applies).

Available to multiple exhibitors $250

Sponsorship Level Packages

Platinum Sponsor $5,000

  • Recognition in the Online Itinerary Planner and Mobile App with logo
  • Recognition in the Print Program Book with logo
  • NEW! Link to your website & social media channels in the online itinerary planner and mobile app
  • Full-page color display ad in conference program (priority placement)
  • Advance selection of exhibit booth location (prior to exhibit hall opening)
  • NEW! Banner Logo on the 2020 AAS conference website homepage and select conference inner web pages
  • Two (2) Complimentary conference registrations
  • Back by Popular Demand-Complimentary Insert in conference tote bag (1 page- 8.5 x 11) EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR PLATINUM SPONSORS ONLY
  • One (1) Complimentary push notification in mobile app

Gold Sponsor $3,250

  • Recognition in the Online Itinerary Planner and Mobile App w/ logo
  • Recognition in the Print Program Book w/ logo
  • NEW! Link to your website & social media channels in the online itinerary planner and mobile app
  • Full-page color display ad in conference program (priority placement)
  • Advance selection of exhibit booth location (prior to exhibit hall opening)
  • NEW! Banner Logo on the 2020 AAS conference website homepage and select conference inner pages

Silver Sponsor $1,500

  • Recognition in the Online Itinerary Planner and Mobile App
  • Recognition in the Print Program Book
  • NEW! Link to your website & social media channels in the online itinerary planner and mobile app
  • Half-page color display ad in conference program (priority placement)

Supporting Sponsor $500

  • Recognition in the Online Itinerary Planner and Mobile App
  • Recognition in the Print Program Book
Coffee Breaks and Receptions Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibit Hall Coffee/Tea Breaks

Sponsor a coffee and tea break for attendees in the exhibit hall during session breaks. Prominent recognition and signage at the event.

(CO-SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE) $2,500


Farewell Coffee Break

This break will take place on Sunday morning. Say goodbye to Boston2020 and hello to Seattle2021 and send attendees off to final sessions or to the airport with a fresh cup of coffee and pastries.

(CO-SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE) $4,000


Graduate Student Reception

Support the next generation in the field of Asian studies. The Graduate Student Reception takes place on Thursday evening and is open to all graduate students. Sponsors will be allowed a display table of materials during this event.

(CO-SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE) $8,000


Dessert Reception

The dessert reception will take place on Thursday evening immediately following panel session and will be located in a high traffic open foyer space.

(EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY) $5,000

Enhance Attendees Experience

Childcare
Show your support of AAS attendees juggling career and family. In Boston, the AAS will contract with a childcare provider and offer on-site care in the conference hotel. Your support will offset the cost to our attendees with little ones in tow, and your organization will be recognized in the online program.

(EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY) $5,000


Lanyards (Badge Holder Cords)

Distributed to all attendees, lanyards offer a way to display your logo while holding the attendee’s badge throughout the conference. The AAS will procure the lanyard with your provided logo.

(EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY) $5,000


Pens Sponsor

Your organization name and/or logo imprinted on a pen for every attendee.

(EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY) $2,500


Graduate Student Stipend Program

Help us provide travel funding for graduate student presenters. Each student presenting on a session received a minimum $200 graduate student stipend. Support the future generation of Asian scholars.

International Exchange Travel Grants

The AAS has a limited funds available for scholars attending the conference and traveling from non-OECD nations. Your contribution will help us provide support to scholars in need of travel funding.