Call for Sponsors

You are invited to become an active supporter of SFTIC 2017!

Organizations, private sector firms and government agencies are invited to join us in sponsoring and hosting SFTIC 2017. Take advantage of this occasion to generate visibility for your organization and make new contacts and connections.

By sending representatives to the conference, you’ll generate additional opportunities for publicity and interaction, garnering valuable, cutting edge information and the latest advances in genetics used to speed up the plant production cycle.

Why Sponsor?

SFTIC brings together more than 100 thought leaders involved in the rapidly advancing field of knowledge underpinning forest tree health, productivity and resilience. Researchers, practitioners, geneticists, scientists, students and industry professionals will share their experience in responding to tree health issues in order to recommend how best to improve overall production levels.

SFTIC only meets every other year, so take advantage of this opportunity to renew old acquaintances and make new connections with a select audience of thought leaders dedicated to the rapidly advancing field of forest tree health improvement, productivity and resilience.

In addition to benefits garnered at each level of support, as a conference sponsor you will:
  • Interact with key decision makers
  • Showcase your organization to governmental, private, non-profit and contracting organizations
  • Increase brand awareness within niche community
  • Reinforce your continued commitment to forest tree health improvement
  • Enhance your prominence as a leader in the industry
  • Generate leads for new projects and potential contracts

Click here to open a PDF of the Sponsorship Commitment Form and to view sponsorship opportunities and the benefits earned at each level.

To confirm your support, simply complete the Sponsorship Commitment Form, email it to Beth Miller-Tipton at and she will contact you to finalize arrangements.

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

Each of the sponsorship opportunities and packages outlined below will enable you to enjoy strong branding and exposure in a focused, professional learning environment. By becoming a valued sponsor at any of the levels listed below, you will be affiliated with all aspects of the conference and will receive considerable exposure and recognition.

Benefits of Sponsorship Platinum
Gold Level
Silver Level
Bronze Level
One 6’ x 3’ draped table top for a display*
Complimentary registrations 3 2 1 0
Acknowledgement as sponsor of a break
Logo on front cover of Program
Individual signage at plenary entrance
Logo featured on promotional item (e.g. tote bag, water bottle, notepad.)
Brochure insert in attendee tote bag
Pre- and post-conference list of attendees
Recognition on back cover of abstract book
Recognition on the SFTIC Facebook page  
Recognition on the conference website
Recognized in slide show in session rooms
Recognition on conference signage
Recognition during opening plenary
Recognition in emailed publicity notices
Recognition in the printed program book
Not seeing the perfect package? If you are interested in contributing to SFTIC in a way not listed in our sponsorship options, please contact Beth Miller-Tipton at

*A limited number of table tops accommodate power requirements. Let us know right away if your table top display requires electricity.

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The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible. While extending into every community of the state, UF/IFAS has developed a national and international reputation for its accomplishments in teaching, research and Extension.


OCI stands for the Office of Conferences & Institutes. It is a full service conference planning agency at the University of Florida. OCI was created to support the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) mission to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and to make that knowledge available to people to sustain and enhance the quality of life.

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