Dear Prospective Industry Partner,

As organizers of the 4th International Conference on Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILC4 2020), October 16-18, 2020, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, USA, we invite your participation and support.

The aim of this international conference series is to provide an interactive platform for the exchange of new concepts, ideas and data between immunologists interested in ILCs and innate lymphocytes in health and disease.

Based on past biennial meetings (Paris, 2014; Berlin, 2016; Tokyo, 2018), we anticipate an attendance of about 350 participants for this three-day program. Based on the successes of those conferences, it remains clear that ILCs have established themselves as new and significant players in the field of immunology, contributing to tissue homeostasis as well as defense against pathogens and inflammatory diseases. In addition to ILC research, studies on NKT, MAIT, and γδ T cells continue to inform our understanding of the role of innate lymphocytes in whole-body homeostasis and in the pathophysiology of disease.

We are compiling a scientific program covering basic aspects of innate lymphocyte biology as well as their roles in tissue homeostasis, immune regulation and disease by combining talks by invited expert speakers and selected abstract submissions to be presented as oral or poster presentations. Ample time will be reserved for networking, including a welcome reception, poster sessions together with the the tabletop exhibits in an adjacent ballroom and a Final Night Networking event at a unique San Francisco venue.

The theme of the 2020 meeting concerns ILCs in tissue homeostasis and disease. Immunology has moved into the tissue space, and this conference highlights this transition as the core function of tissue resident cells in sustaining homeostasis and function in organs of the body. Yasmine Belkaid and David Artis have agreed to be Keynote Speakers.  The sessions will include internationally known invited speakers as well as short talks chosen from submitted abstracts on the following topics:

  1. ILC Development and Trajectories
  2. ILC Tissue Niches
  3. ILC1s and NK cells
  4. ILC2s
  5. ILC3s
  6. Central and Peripheral Nervous System and ILCs
  7. ILCs and Metabolism
  8. ILCs and Cancer
  9. ILCs and Atopic Diseases
  10. ILCs and Inflammatory Diseases
  11. Human ILCs
  12. Therapeutics

The meeting will bridge the gap between the scientists performing basic research across the scope of these recently described cells and those working to harness this knowledge to develop strategies for interventions that restore tissue homeostasis.

The meeting is organized under the auspices of Sandler Asthma Basic Research Center, Bakar ImmunoX and UCSF, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.

Sincerely,

Richard Locksley, MD, Chair, University of California, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, San Francisco, USA

Erin Gordon, MD, University of California, San Francisco, USA

John Fahy, MD, MS, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Ari Molofsky, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, USA

For more information, please contact Joan Oefner, Conference Manager.

Platinum Sponsor

$25,000 – Platinum Package includes:

  • Unrestricted educational grant: to support one specific session without any say in the content, format or selection of speakers, which is the sole responsibility of the program committee.
  • Sponsored symposium: a sponsored organized symposium during the Meeting at the venue. ILC4 2020 will provide a meeting room, standard AV equipment, up to three complimentary registrations for speakers in the session. The organization of the content, invitation of speakers and any related expenses is the responsibility of the sponsor. The following should be observed:
      • The content of the symposium should be at least 60% scientific.
      • The program has to be approved by the scientific committee before being published and before speakers are invited.
      • The symposium must be held at the Meeting venue, at times permitted by the program committee.
      • In general sponsored symposia are organized as satellite meetings of the scientific program (i.e. in the morning, lunchtime or evening). For satellite meetings held during the lunch breaks or in the evenings, additional expenses would be incurred to provide food & beverage to participants which is not included in the sponsorship fee, to be shared 50/50 with the conference budget. The ILC4 2020 Meeting Organizer will assist in making these arrangements with the Palace Hotel and the Sponsor will be billed for 50% of the expenses directly by the hotel.
  • Advertising on the www.ilc2020.org Website
  • Company logo on the meeting badge lanyards, water bottles or conference tote bags for all registered delegates
  • VIP status for the networking events with 2 invitations to the ILC4 2020 final night Conference Dinner
  • 4 complimentary Industry Meeting registrations ($4,000 value)
  • Acknowledgement as a Platinum sponsor with a Company logo on e-drivers, the website, and on the sponsor acknowledgement sign and break slides at the meeting
  • Tabletop Exhibit space if requested

Gold Sponsor

$15,000 – Gold Package includes:

  • Recognition as the Sponsor of one of the planned sessions (without company involvement in the program)
  • Advertising on www.ilc2020.org Website
  • Acknowledgement as a Gold sponsor with a Company logo on e-drivers, the website, and on the sponsor acknowledgement sign and break slides at the meeting
  • VIP status for the networking events with 1 invitation to the ILC4 2020 final night Conference Dinner
  • 3 complimentary Industry Meeting registrations ($3,000 value)
  • Company logo on the meeting badge lanyards, water bottles or conference tote bags for all registered delegates
  • Tabletop Exhibit space if requested

Silver Sponsor

$10,000 – Silver Package includes:

  • Recognition as the Sponsor of one of the sessions
  • Advertising on the www.ilc2020.org Website
  • 1 invitation to the Final Night Networking Event
  • 2 complimentary Industry Meeting registrations ($2,000 value)
  • Acknowledgement as a Silver sponsor with a Company logo on e-drivers, the website, and on the sponsor acknowledgement sign and break slides at the meeting
  • Tabletop Exhibit space if requested

Sponsor and/or Exhibitor

$5,000 – Sponsor / Exhibitor Package includes:

  • Advertising on the www.ilc2020.org Website
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor with a Company logo on e-drivers, the website, and on the sponsor acknowledgement sign and break slides at the meeting
  • Tabletop Exhibit space with 2 chairs and up to 2 complimentary meeting registrations

Exhibitor

$3,000 – Exhibitor Package includes:

  • Acknowledgement as an exhibitor on the www.ilc2020.org Website, signs at the meeting and in e-drivers
  • Tabletop Exhibit space with 1 chair and 1 complimentary meeting registration
Grand Ballroom - All Meetings
Gold Ballroom - Exhibits, Posters, Coffee Breaks, Welcome Reception