The biennial 2023 Southeast Regional IDeA Conference, which will be held September 15-17, 2023, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and the Pastides Alumni Center – both in Columbia, South Carolina, typically brings together over 400 biomedical and data science researchers from Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and West Virginia, as well as representatives from the National Institutes of Health (our funding agency) and other affiliate organizations.

But events like this can be expensive, and to make sure our operations run smoothly and the registration price remains affordable, we need your help. Your sponsorship dollars will go towards helping us cover the costs associated with putting on an event of this scale and ensure that students, especially the future biomedical workforce in South Carolina, can attend and benefit from this meeting. Your sponsorship will support a variety of meeting essentials from production of meeting materials, event space expenses, receptions/catering, giveaways and more.

If you choose to sponsor our event, we will offer you a chance to reach attendees via exhibit hall booths, registration tickets, your logo on promotional materials, with exposure based on the magnitude of your sponsorship. If you’re interested in sponsoring our event or learning more about how we can work together, see the sponsorship packages information below. Don’t see a level/option that works for you? Reach out to us to discuss custom options. No amount is too little help with the success of our event!

This information is also available as a downloadable PDF. Please email our Communications Manager Cyndy Buckhaults with questions or for more info.

Thank you for considering partnering with us for the success of #seidea23!

DEADLINES: Sponsorships requiring us to print items (i.e. signage, program, conference bags) are now closed. All other sponsorships close September 1

*All promotional literature and items must be supplied by sponsor and sent to conference team by September 1.

Additional Sponsorships


$10,000 (two available)
Company advertisement will be displayed on the screen during reception/dinner on Friday or Saturday.


$7,000 (only one available)

Company advertisement will be on the screen during lunch on Saturday.


$5,000 (two available)

Company name/logo will be displayed on the screen during breakfast on Saturday or Sunday.


$3,000 (two available)

Company name and logo will appear on the main presentation screen before and after the plenary and your company will be recognized for your sponsorship.


$2,000 (five four available – Thank you, MUSC Research!

Company name/logo/web address will be featured at the beginning and end of each breakout session in all rooms.



Company logo featured on official conference giveaway item(s) given to each attendee.


SOLD — Thank you, EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation!

Company name/logo to be featured on conference bags.


SOLD — Thank you, Piestar!

Company logo featured on conference name badge lanyards.


$3,000 (only one available)

Full page ad on either back of front cover or first page in program.

Advertising and Other Opportunities

Conference Program

Advertising Rates and Specs

Please note: All ads must be developed by the organization purchasing ad space. All ads must be approved by the Conference Planning Committee prior to being placed in the program. Deadline to submit is August 15.

Full Page: $1,000

8.5" w x 11" h

Conference Bag Inserts

Include promotional items or literature in all conference bags (items must be provided by sponsor)

“Take-one” Literature Display

Display your promotional material on our resource table.

Customize a Sponsorship Package

Don’t see a level/option that works for you? Reach out to us to discuss custom options!