2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

We are pleased to invite you to sponsor the VSS 2024 meeting! VSS will hold an in-person meeting on May 17-22, at the beautiful TradeWinds Island Resorts in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

This year marks the ninth 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.

Between 1,500 and 2,000 international researchers will participate in this year’s VSS Annual Meeting. VSS members represent all fields related to vision science.

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 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 the Program PDF
  • Logo included in all emails sent to the membership
  • Logo prominently displayed on opening slides during talks sessions

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 2024 web pages
  • Exclusive sponsorship of one LIVE event at VSS

Corporate Membership Levels

Level 2 Membership, $20,000

  • All benefits of Gold Sponsorship (if desired)
  • Up to 8 employee memberships
  • Registration to 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 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 February 20, 2024 to receive published pricing. The last day applications will be considered is April 6 (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 17 
Exhibits load-in and set up4:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 18 
Exhibits load-in and set up7:00 – 9:00 am
Exhibits open8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Morning poster session8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Afternoon poster session2:45 – 6:45 pm*
Sunday, May 19 
Exhibits open8:00 – 5:30 pm
Morning poster session8:30 – 12:30 pm
Afternoon poster session2:45 – 6:45 pm*
Monday, May 20 
Exhibits open8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Morning Poster Session8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday, May 21 
Exhibits open8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Morning poster session8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Afternoon poster session2:45 – 6:45 pm
Exhibitor Tear-down5:30 – 8:30 pm

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

Important Dates

February 20, 2024Deadline to submit early sponsorship applications, and receive published pricing
March 1, 2024Deadline to submit logo and blurb for VSS website
April 2, 2024Deadline to submit ads for the program 
April 6, 2024Deadline to submit late sponsorship applications
April 15, 2024Booth assignments complete

*Applications received after February 20 will incur an additional charge of $250 for late processing.

Thank you for your interest. Sponsorship applications are now closed. 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!