2023 Sponsor Application

Exhibitor Agreement

EXHIBIT SPACE: Exhibit space is one 10’ deep by 10’ wide booth, which includes curtain side rails and backdrop, 6’ x 30’’ skirted table, two chairs, and identification sign.

Exhibit space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. No telephone reservations will be accepted.

EXHIBIT SPACE RESERVATION: Exhibit space will be reserved upon receipt of the completed Sponsorship Application and payment. Confirmation of booth reservation will be sent via email.

PAYMENT: An invoice will be sent upon receipt of your sponsorship application. Payment must be made by credit card.

BOOTH STAFFING: Each booth reservation includes complimentary meeting registrations for up to four company representatives. Named badges will be issued as indicated on the Exhibitor Application. Exhibitors are required to wear badges at all times when in the exhibit area. Additional representatives must pay regular meeting fees to attend.

EXHIBIT SPACE SETUP/TEARDOWN: Exhibitors shall not set up or tear down their exhibit space during exhibit hours. Any exhibit space not occupied by the start of exhibit hours may be canceled without refund and reassigned by VSS. Failure to occupy booth space in no way releases an exhibitor from the obligation to pay the full exhibitor fee.

EXHIBIT POLICY: All exhibitors are responsible for being aware of and adhering to the following policies.

  • Exhibitors must keep their exhibit space open and staffed during exhibit hall hours.
  • Exhibitors shall not schedule or promote competitive activities during the time of the meeting, except with the approval of VSS.
  • Exhibitors may not sublet or assign any portion of their exhibit space.
  • Exhibitors agree to comply with all decisions of the Exhibit Manager.
  • VSS shall deny, within its sole discretion and for whatever reason, participation at the Meeting of any exhibitor which VSS deems to be inappropriate for the Meeting or which VSS believes would be disruptive to the activities of the Meeting.
  • Exhibitors acknowledge that the term “VSS” and “VSS 2023” and any associated logos are service marks of VSS. These service marks, or any other servicemark owned or controlled by VSS, may not be used by exhibitors except as prescribed by VSS. Exhibitors may not use any VSS service mark as a basis for scheduling or promoting any events that would be competitive to the activities of the Meeting.
  • VSS reserves the right to relocate booths for the overall benefit of the meeting.

SECURITY: Security will be provided during non-exhibit hours, from the end of the exhibit day hours until exhibits open the following morning. However, liability for all equipment and materials remains with the individual exhibitor.

MEETING SERVICES: Exhibitor information will be emailed to you in April, 2023. This information will include options for ordering equipment and services, such as furniture, computer, audiovisual, electrical, Internet access, and telecom.

FREIGHT HANDLING: Shipment of equipment and supplies must be arranged through Gulf Coast Expo, which will transport your shipment to the meeting, deliver it to your booth, remove it at the conclusion of the meeting, and ship it back to your company. All your representatives have to do is set up your exhibit and dismantle it. Confirmed exhibitors will receive shipping information along with a complete kit from Gulf Coast Expo approximately 45 days prior to the meeting.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Exhibit space cancellations must be sent in writing to the Exhibits Manager. Cancellations made through April 1, 2023 will receive a full refund. Cancellations between April 1 and April 12, 2023  will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refunds for exhibit space cancellations received after April 12, 2023. For cancellations, contact the VSS Exhibit Manager at 415.883.3301 or .

INSURANCE: All exhibitors may be required to sign an Indemnity and Liability Limitation Agreement.

INDEMNITY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Neither the Meeting nor the VSS, nor any of their officers, agents, employees, affiliates or other representatives shall be held liable for, and they are hereby released from liability for, any damage, loss, harm or injury to the person or property of the exhibitor or any of its officers, agents, employees or other representatives, resulting from theft, fire, water, accident or any other cause. The exhibitor shall also indemnify and hold harmless VSS from demands, suits, liability, damages, loss, costs, attorneys’ fees and expenses of whatever kind of nature, including but not limited to, claims of damage or loss resulting from the breach of these terms, conditions and rules, claims of property or personal injury caused by or attributable in whole or in part to any action or failure to act whether by negligence or otherwise, on the part of the exhibitor or any of its officers, agents, employees or other representatives, and claims of damage or loss to any third party resulting from an infringement of a copyright or patent or the unauthorized use of a registered trademark.

MUSIC AND AMPLIFICATION: The use of amplification, recordings, videos, slides or other audio-visual devices is permissible; however, the sound volume of any such device must not exceed that of normal conversation voice level or be objectionable to neighboring exhibitors.

SOLICITATION: All demonstrations and interviews must be conducted within your assigned booth space. All exhibitor printed materials, souvenirs and other articles must be distributed within your assigned booth space. Aisle space must be kept clear to permit for a smooth flow of traffic. Distribution of printed materials, souvenirs and other articles in the registration area, common areas outside the exhibit area, meeting rooms, or food and beverage areas is prohibited. The operation of lotteries or games of chance is permitted within applicable law. VSS reserves the right to prohibit the distribution of items it deems objectionable or otherwise inappropriate.

2021 Sponsors

The Vision Sciences Society thanks the following sponsors for their support of our 2021 meeting.

 

Awards Sponsor

Elsevier/Vision Research

Elsevier is proud to sponsor the 2021 Young Investigator Award and the V-VSS 2021 Elsevier/Vision Research Travel Awards.

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science and improve performance for the benefit of humanity.

We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers. Our goal is to expand the boundaries of knowledge for the benefit of humanity.

 

Gold Sponsor

VPixx Technologies

VPixx Technologies welcomes the vision science community to V-VSS 2021.  This year VPixx celebrates our 20th anniversary, and we are marking this special occasion with the launch of two new tools for your research: the LabMaestro Pack&Go Remote Testing Tool and the LabMaestro Hardware Simulator.

Over the past year, the need for remote data collection platforms has become clear. The VPixx team has created LabMaestro Pack&Go, a tool for remote data collection for MATLAB/Psychtoolbox-based experiment protocols.  With Pack&Go researchers can deploy MATLAB/Psychtoolbox experiments to remote participants on a local or global scale, while monitoring communication performance to ensure data quality. This tool allows researchers to test participants using the subject’s own personal computer, with no MATLAB/Psychtoolbox installation required. Consult the VSS Satellite Events if you would like to learn more, or to participate in your first Psychtoolbox Pack&Go experiment!

VPixx Technologies is known for our innovative hardware for vision research.  The PROPixx DLP LED video projector, supporting refresh rates up to 1440Hz, has become a standard for neuroimaging, neurophysiology, and behavioral vision research applications.  The TRACKPixx3 2kHz binocular eye tracker and the DATAPixx I/O hub offer microsecond-precise data acquisition synchronized to stimulus presentation.  This year we launch the LabMaestro Hardware Simulator, a software tool that simulates VPixx hardware, allowing researchers to develop and test experiment protocols while the physical instruments are unavailable or in use. Consult the VSS Satellite Events if you would like to learn more!

Peter April, Jean-Francois Hamelin, and the entire VPixx Team wish you well.

Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA)

Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) is a collaborative program funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). VISTA’s central ‘vision’ is to create a novel transdisciplinary program that expands and integrates York University’s unique strengths in biological and computational vision and translates this research into real-world applications. Our interdisciplinary approach, spanning visual neuroscience to computer vision and beyond will create impact through strategic collaboration with our partners from around the globe. VISTA also provides important graduate, post-doctoral, and researcher funding opportunities to enable cutting-edge research, and will create knowledge and technologies that will help people live healthier, safer, and more productive lives. You can learn more about VISTA’s highlights and accomplishments over the past 3.5 years on this soft copy version of our Impact Report.

 

Silver Sponsors

Rogue Research Inc.

Rogue Research has been your partner in neuroscience research for over 20 years. As developers of the Brainsight® family of neuronavigation systems for non-invasive brain stimulation, we have helped make transcranial magnetic stimulation more accurate and more reproducible while keeping it simple and effective. 20 years and 600 laboratories later, Brainsight® continues to evolve to meet the needs in non-invasive brain stimulation and has expanded into functional brain imaging. Brainsight NIRS combines the power of neuronavigation to ensure accurate placement of NIRS optodes with our NIRS hardware that incorporates low-profile, TMS, MRI and MEG compatible.

Rogue Research has expanded beyond navigation to develop our own, next-generation, TMS device: Elevate™ TMS. Elevate™ TMS offers control over the pulse shape to ensure more reproducible excitatory or inhibitory effects on the targeted network. While Brainsight® ensures accurate targeting and Elevate™ TMS ensures reliable circuit interaction, Rogue Research is actively developing a robotic positioner to ensure that the plan is accurately and efficiently carried out. The unique design will ensure reachability and simplicity.

Rogue Research also offers our Brainsight® Vet line of neurosurgical navigation tools including our microsurgical robot. We also offer custom and MRI compatible implants, a line of MRI coils and testing chairs.

SR Research Ltd.

SR Research produces the EyeLink family of high-speed eye trackers and has been enabling scientists to perform cutting-edge research since the early 1990s. EyeLink systems are renowned for their outstanding technical specifications, temporal precision, and superb accuracy. The EyeLink 1000 Plus has the world’s lowest spatial noise and can be used in the laboratory and in EEG/MEG/MRI environments. The EyeLink Portable Duo offers the same high levels of data quality in a small, portable package. SR Research also provides sophisticated experiment delivery and analysis software, and a truly legendary support service.

Qualcomm

Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.

WorldViz VR

For 20 years, WorldViz VR has helped over 1500 universities, businesses and government organizations to conduct leading edge research with Virtual Reality.

Over the years, WorldViz VR has developed Vizard, a python-based platform that enables users to rapidly build 3D virtual reality applications that solve real world business and research challenges.

At VSS 2021, WorldViz will present for the first time a fully GUI based tool that allows users to collect, review and analyze eye tracking data with support for all the major PC based VR eye tracking devices including the new StarVR One, Vive Pro Eye, Pupil Labs and Tobii VR. It will allow drag and drop adding of videos and 3D models, and many of the most used analytics methods are included into the provided templates.

Build a scene, run your experiment and review in minutes. Fully expandable and modifiable by using the GUI configurator or python code.

The WorldViz components allow integration of highly targeted VR labs, and we are happy to help customers configure their own labs, tailored to their specific needs.

Eyeware

Eyeware is a Swiss computer vision company developing eye tracking software for consumer-grade, depth sensing cameras. Our innovative 3D eye tracking enables real-world interactions, capturing user attention, intention, and interest. Eyeware`s technology can be easily adapted and integrated into a large variety of applications such as academic research, robotics, human-machine interaction, etc. Academic researchers can collect robust, accurate, and efficient attention data via our Python API or CSV export to understand how participants observe and respond to changes in their environment.

See an overview video of the GazeSense App here or information about our SDK. More information can be found on our website.

 

Bronze Sponsors

Brain Vision LLC

Brain Vision is the leading team for EEG in Vision Science. We offer full integration of EEG with many leading eye-tracking and video systems we also provide flexible and robust solutions for both stationary and mobile EEG. All of our systems are available with a variety of electrode types such as saline-sponge nets, active gel, passive, and dry electrodes, which are easily expandable with bio-sensors like GSR, ECG, Respiration, and EMG. Our team is specialized in using EEG with other modalities such as fMRI, fNIRS, MEG, TMS, and tDCS/HDtDCS.

If you want to know how EEG and Vision Science improve each other, please feel free to contact us:

Let us help you push the edge of what research is possible!

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Vision Sciences Society is committed to progress in understanding vision and its relation to cognition, action and the brain. Our primary goal is to host a yearly meeting where both new and established investigators can present and discuss their work.

This year, the Vision Sciences Society’s annual meeting will be held in-person, May 13-18, 2022. Information about exhibiting and sponsoring will be available soon.

Past Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Advertisers

3dMD
ARVO
Apple
Applied Science Laboratories
Arrington Research, Inc.
The Black Box Toolkit, Ltd.
Brain Vision, LLC
Cambridge Electronic Design Ltd
Cambridge Research Systems, Ltd.
Cortech Solutions, Inc.
Dimensional Imaging
Elsevier/Vision Research
Exponent Engineering and Scientific Consulting
Eyetellect
Eyeware
Facebook Reality Labs
JÖRVEC
LC Technologies, Inc.
The MIT Press
Motion Imaging Corporation
National Eye Institute
Nature Publishing Group
Neurometrics Institute
NeuroNexus
Oxford University Press
Psychology Software Tools
Psychonomic Society
Qualcomm
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
Rogue Research Inc.
Ryklin Software Inc.
Sensics, Inc.
SensoMotoric Instruments, Inc.
Sinauer Associates, Inc.
Smart Eye AB
SR Research Ltd.
Starr Life Sciences Corp
TELLab (The Experiential Learning Laboratory)
The MIT Press
Thouslite Lights Lighting
Tobii Pro
Tucker-Davis Technologies (TDT)
Vista
VPixx Technologies Inc.
Ward Technical Consulting
WorldViz
Worth Publishers
Vision Sciences Society