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200 Tribes Converge on Alaska! The AISES 34th Annual National Conference is just around the corner. We hope you plan to join our team this year in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska! Contrary to what you might expect, airline prices are very reasonable. We found the average price to be right around $700 per roundtrip ticket. Very few STEM conferences are held in Alaska, so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Five Reasons NOT to miss AISES’ National Conference

National Conference is a one-of-a-kind, three-day event convening high school juniors and seniors, college and graduate students, teachers, work–force professionals, corporate partners, and all members of the “AISES family.” Here are five reasons why this is a “must- do” event for our partners.

1. Talent Pool. We find the brightest Native talent to attend our Career Fair, which is the largest in Indian Country. The Fair attracts STEM students and professionals as well as an increasing contingent of non-STEM future executives. 2. Indigenous and Elder Wisdom. Offering blessings, insights, and wisdom throughout the event, our Council of Elders helps remind us where we came from in order to live a life that is not just meaningful, but full of meaning. 3. Help Prepare the Next Generation of STEM Leadership. We showcase STEM research in a terrific venue, allowing for easy identification of research perspectives that can be useful to your company or agency’s innovation. 4. Exhibitors are Participants Too! Recruit business on the Career Floor and benefit from the high-caliber professional development resources and cultural activities. 5. Nice Price. Take a look at other conference registration fees and you’ll find that AISES National Conference is a good deal!

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Pre-conference Alaska Cultural &

Career Fair

Sightseeing Opportunities Registration Reception


Caucus, General Member’s Meeting Poster Sessions (Pre-College, Undergraduate, Graduate) Talking Circles


Graduate AIGC Reception (American Indian Graduate Center)

Pre-College Campus Tour University of Alaska

Social Event

Student Meetings Grad Lab Research Presentations (Undergraduate, Graduate) Professional Development Government Relations Council (GRC) Meeting Professional Chapters Council (PCC) Meeting Exhibitor Orientation Student Orientation

SATURDAY Sequoyah Breakfast Concurrent Sessions Student Awards Ceremony Closing Circle Professional Awards Program, Traditional Closing Banquet Alaskan Cultural Activities

ADDITIONAL FEATURES Resume Room E-Lounge Traditional Marketplace

Agenda subject to change


TOP DEGREES SOUGHT BY 2011 CONFERENCE ATTENDEES Engineering Science Non-STEM Other STEM-related Health Sciences Technology Math


Undergrad (level unstated) Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Master's Doctorate Post-Doc Unstated

<1% 15% 0% 24% 21% 7% 4% <1% 27%

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EXHIBITOR INFORMATION For those who are solely interested solely in exhibiting without conference sponsorship options, please consult the table below. Exhibit space is assigned upon receipt of a signed booth contract, and floor assignments are made on a first come-first served basis. We do take booth location preferences into consideration, but we make no absolute guarantee regarding placement. Booth space sold out in 2009 and 2010. Reserve your space today and take advantage of the lower rates! Booth Size 




10 x 10 

Non‐Pro it  (single)*  10 x 10 


10 x 20 

20 x 20 

Registration Price (regular – through October 5, 2012) 





Late Registration Price (after October 5, 2012) 





Full Conference Registrations 

Booth Personnel Passes 

6 ft. Draped Table 

Matrix Chair 


8 ft. High Back Drape and 3 ft. High Side Drape 





7" x 44" Exhibitor ID Sign with Exhibitor Name and Booth Number  Additional Booth Passes 





$50 each 

$50 each 

$50 each 

$50 each 

Chairs, signage, wastebasket, website and conference program recognition included in all exhibitor packages. Please read the service kit for more details, including drayage charges that will be incurred when items are shipped to the convention center. *Nonprofit rate is available only to universities, tribal colleges, colleges, 501 (c)3 or 501 (c)6 organizations and tribally owned enterprises. This rate is not offered to government agencies. ** Dates subject to change. Your exhibitor kit will be available online in July 2012, and you will be notified. If you require a copy of the kit to be mailed to you, please contact the show decorator, Convention Services of the Southwest at 505-243-9889. For more information regarding the resume database, contact


Access to AISES resume database, allowing you to identify top talent, is provided to all conference exhibitors from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013

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SPONSOR THE 2012 AISES NATIONAL CONFERENCE AISES takes delight in our partnerships, working with you to deliver the value and return you seek in your diversity,   inclusion, recruitment, and outreach objectives. We look forward to working with you at the 2012 National Conference! 2012 Na onal Conference Gemstone Sponsorship Packages 









Recogni on as a major sponsor in all printed materials 

Full page ad in Na onal Conference Program 




Corporate logo displayed throughout the conference 





Full Conference registra ons 


Career Fair booth personnel passes 

Reserved interview booth at Career Fair 


Invita on to company senior execu ve to deliver audience   address* 




Reserved table(s) at Tradi onal Closing Banquet with 10  ckets  per table 

Recogni on on the AISES website with link to organiza on  website 

Twelve‐month access to AISES Resume Database 

Complimentary suite at host hotel 




Special sponsorship designa on on company a endee badges 

Exclusive Gemstone Sponsor Gi  

Recogni on in Winds of Change magazine 


Career Fair booth(s) 

*Ten-minute maximum speech to be presented either at the Opening Ceremony or at the Traditional Closing.

ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES The sponsorship opportunities on this page also include a 10x10 career fair booth and

$10,000 Grad Lab Demonstrate your commitment to advance Native STEM study and receive acknowledgement on signage and during GRAD Lab as well as in conference program

one conference registration.

Conference Program Printing You will receive the back page for your advertisement or announcement


Lanyard for Badge Holder Enjoy high visibility with your logo emblazoned on all conference badge lanyards

Pad Folio Enjoy high visibility with your logo embossed on a high-quality, keepsake pad folio with notebook and pen, distributed to each attendee

Career Fair Lunch Conference attendees will see your company’s support with your logo on each career fair lunch box

Conference Content Flash Drive Your logo emblazoned on the flash drive of conference session content which will be distributed to all attendees

E-Lounge Conference attendees will see your logo in the e-lounge as the screen saver

Student Awards Ceremony/Luncheon Make opening remarks at Student Awards Ceremony and receive acknowledgement through awards ceremony     sign‐ age and conference program  

Continental Breakfast Reinforce your brand visibility and commitment to sustainability with your logo on a take-home, environmentally aware conference coffee mug

Closing Dinner Place your company’s logo on every a endee chair  and address  conference a endees at the final dinner of the conference.  

National Conference Bag As the exclusive underwriter, you will see your corporate logo on every attendee’s keepsake bag


$12,000 Social Celebration Sponsor the social event and snacks to receive prominent visibility

Opening Ceremony As the exclusive sponsor of the Opening Ceremony, you will have your logo prominently displayed during the event and will receive on-stage acknowledgement

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Coffee Break Enjoy high visibility with your logo on the conference coffee cart and on the “one free coffee” ticket distributed to each conference participant

$5,000 Research Poster Boards Receive acknowledgement for your support of professionalism in student research with your logo on the bottom of each student’s research poster board Cultural Event Underwriter Your logo and visibility will be prominent during the exciting evening event, which will showcase local Alaska Native flavor Graduate Oral Presentations Receive acknowledgement for your support of student research through session signage. Graduate Poster Session Receive acknowledgement for your support of student research through session signage Live Webcast Your corporate logo will appear on the bumper and footer as we podcast the opening ceremony to AISES members in the lower 48 and elsewhere Educator Development Underwriter By underwriting the educator track at National Conference, you will be able to provide welcome remarks at the session as well as provide hand-outs or collateral to the participants

$3,000 Student Awards Book Your logo will be included in the book and you will receive the back page for your advertisement or announcement Student Research Abstract Book Your logo will be included in the book and you will receive the back page for your advertisement or announcement Volunteer T-Shirts Receive high visibility by having your corporate logo on all volunteer t-shirts


$2,500 Undergraduate Oral Presentations Receive acknowledgement for your support of student research through session signage Undergraduate Poster Session Receive acknowledgement for your support of student research through session signage

$2,000 Volunteer Lounge Signage and high visibility in the volunteer lounge and snack room Student Orientation Snacks Be memorable to the hungry students by sponsoring their snacks at student orientation and you can make welcome remarks at the event

$1,500 Pre-college Poster Session Receive acknowledgement for your support of student research through session signage Podcasts Your corporate logo will appear on the “bumper” for four of our selected podcasts, which will be posted on the AISES website in early 2013

Sponsor a Student! You can impact an AISES student in a significant way by underwriting their participation in the AISES 2012 National Conference. Your $1500 donation will enable us to provide a stipend to one student for travel and conference registration.



HOTEL INFORMATION All reservations must be made by September 24, 2012


Hilton Anchorage


500 West Third Avenue

PO Box 9828

Anchorage, AK 99501

Albuquerque, NM 87119

$95 single/double, $115 triple, $135 quad


Phone: 505-765-1052 X112


Fax: 505-765-5608

Mention AISES to receive group rate Or book online at: index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

EXHIBIT DECORATOR Convention Services of the Southwest 1921 Bellamah NW Albuquerque, NM 87104 Phone: 505-243-9889


Fax: 505-243-8197

September 5, 2012 September 9, 2012

Final day to register as an exhibitor or sponsor with inclusion in Conference Program Last day to cancel booth space with a full refund, less $100 processing fee

September 24, 2012 Hotel reservation cut-off date

ATTENDEE REGISTRATION AISES c/o Executive Events, Inc. 4665 Nautilus Court, Suite 502 Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: 877-530-2680

October 5, 2012

Last day to register Exhibitor booth before price increase

Fax: 866-483-0164

October 19, 2012

Final day to register as an exhibitor or sponsor with inclusion in Conference supplement

October 19, 2011

Final day to cancel exhibitor space with a 50% refund, less $100 processing fee

Please help AISES utilize its resources to support its members by helping us avoid hotel attrition charges! Any rooms reserved and subsequently released puts us at risk of not reaching our contractual agreement on rooming block—exposing AISES to pay the difference. If you’re holding a block of rooms and your plans change, requiring you to reduce the quantity of rooms needed, make your adjustments before the cut-off date of September 24, 2012, so AISES is not held responsible. Thank you!

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2011 EXHIBITOR LIST (Sponsors are in bold) 3M

Department of Defense Department of Veterans Affairs (HRRO)

Aerospace Corporation Air National Guard Alyeska  Pipeline Service Company American Chemical Society American Indian College Fund American Indian Graduate Center American Indian Higher Education Consortium American Indian Program - New Mexico State University Arizona Public Service ASEE

Division of Energy and Mineral Development DOC/NOAA Fisheries DuPont EXXONMOBIL Federal Aviation Administration Freddie Mac GE GE Aviation General Motors Goldman Sachs

Association of American Medical Colleges Baker Hughes

Google Inc. Harvard University Graduate School of Arts &

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Be An Actuary BNSF Railway Boeing Company Bonneville Power Administration Booz Allen Hamilton BP

Sciences Harvard University Native American Program Hennepin County Howard University HQ US Air Force Academy / RRA IBM Indian Health Service

California Institute of Technology Carbon Research Environmental Team Cargill

Intel Internal Revenue Service Intertribal Timber Council

Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction, Oregon Health & Science

Iowa State University

Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power

Jacobs School of Engineering - UC San Diego

Central Intelligence Agency Cherokee Nation

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Cherokee Nation Businesses

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Johnson & Johnson

Chrysler Group LLC

Keck Graduate Institute

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

College Horizons

Life Technologies

Colorado School of Mines


Colorado State University

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Columbia University

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and

Marathon Oil

Sciences Cornell University Corning Incorporated

MarCom Group, Inc. on behalf of Air Force STEM Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mayo Clinic

Oak Ridge Associated Universities

UNITE Distributed Learning-University of Minnesota

Mayo Clinic Spirit of EAGLES

Office of Naval Research

United Launch Alliance

Memorial Sloan-Kettering

Ohio State University

University of Arizona


Oklahoma State University

University of California, Davis

Michigan State University

Organization for Tropical Studies

University of Illinois-Graduate College


Peabody Energy

University of Michigan

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Penn State University, Office of

University of Minnesota Duluth, American Indian Learning Resource Center

MN Area Health Education Center Network

Engineering Diversity

Montana State University

PepsiCo/Frito-Lay RISE

Mortenson Construction

Praxair Inc.

Nano-CEMMS, Univ. of IL

Princeton University, School of Engineering


Procter and Gamble

National Center for Cooperative Education

Purdue University Native American


National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics

Educational & Cultural Center

University of Minnesota Medical Scientist Training Program University of Minnesota, Morris University of North Carolina at Pembroke University of North Dakota American Indian Student Services University of Pennsylvania, School of

National Center for Women & IT


National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Rochester Institute of Technology

University of Phoenix

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Salish Kootenai College

University of Rochester

Sanford Research/USD

University of Washington, Chemical

National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine

Sanford School of Medicine / The University of South Dakota

National Park Service National Research Council of the National Academies National Science Foundation

Natural Resources Conservation Service USDA Navajo Nation Oil & Gas Company NAVSEA NC State University NDSU Division of Equity, Diversity, and Global Outreach New Mexico Tech

University of Wisconsin-Madison URS Corporation


US Environmental Protection Agency

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium

US EPA NCER US EPA Office of Water

SSC Pacific

US EPA Small Business Programs

Stanford University

US Navy

Student Conservation Association


Summer Medical and Dental Education Program


SWE Teach For America Texas A&M University Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America



Sealaska Corporation

National Security Agency Native American Center of Excellence

Engineering and Applied Science

USDA, Food Safety & Inspection Service USDA-Agricultural Research Service UW-Stevens Point VA-MD Regional College Of Veterinary Medicine Wake Forest University

NOAA/Oceanic & Atmospheric Research

U WA/Fred Hutchinson Can Res Ctr

North Dakota State University

U.S. Geological Survey

Northern Arizona University

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Northrop Grumman

U.S. Secret Service

Washington Internships for Native Students American University

Northwest Indian College

UC Berkeley, American Indian Graduate Program

Yale University

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Walmart Stores, Inc. Washington Center


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Start planning for 2013 now! AISES is proud to have a Code of Conduct prohibiting the use of alcohol and other drugs by attendees and exhibitors during our National Conference. We request that all participants, including sponsors and exhibitors, observe this standard throughout the conference. Thank you!





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AMERICAN INDIAN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING SOCIETY PO BOX 9828 ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87119 505-765-1052 Register Online at Registration Deadline October 19, 2012

Help us stay in touch! If there is another individual at your company, agency, or organization who should receive this information instead of or in addition to yourself, please let us know at Thanks!

Valara James Business Development Coordinator 505-765-1052 X112

2012 National Conference Exhibitors Prospectus