2022 Sponsorship Opportunities

We are pleased to invite you to sponsor the VSS 2022 meeting! This year, VSS will hold two meetings – an in-person meeting on May 13-18, at the beautiful TradeWinds Island Resorts in St. Pete Beach, Florida, and a virtual meeting (V-VSS) on June 1-2.

This year marks the seventh year we have held our meeting at the Tradewinds. The City of St. Pete Beach is a barrier island community located just off the mainland of St. Petersburg, just south of Treasure Island, and 20 miles from Clearwater Beach. With miles of pristine, white sandy beaches, year-round sunshine, an abundance of recreational opportunities, restaurants, and shopping, St. Pete Beach is among the most enjoyable places to live and vacation in the world. A short 15 minute drive away, the city of St. Petersburg boasts world-class museums, including the Salvador Dali Museum.

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 in a relaxed informal setting. Our interdisciplinary nature is reflected by the program committee and review board.

Overall, more than 2,000 international researchers will participate in the VSS Annual Meeting, with approximately 1,500 of those attending in person. Registration for the in-person meeting includes participation in V-VSS. VSS members represent all fields related to vision science. We are especially excited to offer a virtual component again this year which allows our members from around the world to participate, especially those who have traditionally found it challenging to attend the in-person meeting.

Sponsorship Types

There are two types of VSS sponsorship: Meeting Sponsorship and Corporate Membership. The levels for each are described below.

Meeting Sponsorship Levels

Bronze Sponsor, $2,500 

Bronze sponsorship provides these benefits:

  • Exhibit booth at the in-person meeting
  • Attendance – 4 employee passes
  • Company name, logo and blurb listed on Sponsors page on VSS website

Silver Sponsor, $5,000

Includes everything in Bronze sponsorship plus:

  • Premium booth location
  • Full-page color ad in Program PDFs for both VSS and V-VSS
  • Logo included in all emails sent to the membership
  • Logo prominently displayed on Opening and Transition slides during live events for both VSS and V-VSS

Gold Sponsor, $10,000

Includes everything in Silver sponsorship plus:

  • Double exhibit booth at in-person meeting (with 8 employee passes)
  • Logo placed at bottom of all VSS 2022 web pages
  • Exclusive sponsorship of one LIVE event at either VSS or V-VSS

Corporate Membership Levels

Level 2 Membership, $20,000

  • All benefits of Gold Sponsorship (if desired)
  • Up to 8 employee memberships
  • Registration to VSS and/or V-VSS for those 8 employees
  • 2 job ads directed to membership per year
  • Guaranteed participation in ‘connect with industry event’

Level 1 Membership, $25,000

  • All benefits of Gold Sponsorship (if desired)
  • Up to 10 employee memberships
  • Registration to VSS and/or V-VSS for those 10 employees
  • 3 job ads directed to membership mailing list per year
  • Guaranteed participation in ‘connect with industry event’

Exhibit Booths at VSS

To exhibit at VSS, you must purchase a Meeting Sponsorship or Corporate Membership.

Sponsorship/Membership applications must be received by March 15, 2022 to receive published pricing. The last day applications will be considered is April 12 (although exhibit space may sell out before that date and space is not guaranteed).

Exhibit booths are located in the Pavilion at the TradeWinds Island Resorts, adjacent to the posters, allowing for maximum visibility to VSS participants. Exhibit space is one 10’ deep by 10’ wide booth, and 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. (Silver and Gold sponsors will receive first choice/premium spaces.) Please read our Exhibitor Agreement for hotel policies, set-up and tear-down instructions, insurance requirements, and other guidelines.

Exhibit Hours

Friday, May 13  
Exhibits load-in and set up 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 14  
Exhibits load-in and set up 7:00 – 9:00 am
Exhibits open 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Morning poster session 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Afternoon poster session 2:45 – 6:45 pm*
Sunday, May 15  
Exhibits open 8:00 – 5:30 pm
Morning poster session 8:30 – 12:30 pm
Afternoon poster session 2:45 – 6:45 pm*
Monday, May 16  
Exhibits open 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Morning Poster Session 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday, May 17  
Exhibits open 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Morning poster session 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Afternoon poster session 2:45 – 6:45 pm
Exhibitor Tear-down 5:30 – 8:30 pm

*Exhibit area will be stanchioned off at 5:30 pm and linens will be offered to cover exhibit tables.

Important Dates

March 15, 2022 Deadline to submit sponsorship applications at published rate*
April 1, 2022 Last day to receive full refund on sponsorship fees
April 2-12, 2022 50% refund given on canceled sponsorships
April 12, 2022 Deadline to submit late sponsorship applications*
April 12, 2022 Deadline to submit ads for printed program
April 15, 2022 Booth assignments complete

*Applications received after March 15 will incur an additional charge of $250 for late processing.

If you are interested in sponsoring VSS this year, please fill out the application below. If you’d like to discuss other sponsorship ideas, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact our offices at

Thank you for partnering with us!