A rectangular banner of the conference logo on the right and the words Sponsor/Exhibitor in a lighter blue box on the right. 

NOBCChE will hold its annual conference online from September 16-18. For the first time this year, we will be offering separate Corporate/Government and Academic Expos as part of the conference.  The difference between the standard Corporate/Government Expo and the Academic Expo is that the Academic Expo is aimed at connecting our students with potential graduate school and REU programs and educating them on the value of such opportunities.

Expo Schedule

Thursday, September 16 - 8:00 AM CT – 4:00 PM  CT

  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM   Corporate/Government Expo 
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  REU Power Hour
  • 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM  Benefits of Graduate School Panel
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Academic Expo

Virtual booths will be made available to attendees prior to the day of the Expos.

Corporate/Government Expo Rates
Booth Type Early Bird Rates 
(by  June 15)
Standard Rates
(by July 26)
$2,500 $3,000
Government Agency/Nonprofit
$2,000 $2,500
Sponsorship: See Prospectus for available opportunities
 Corporate/Government Sponsor Prospectus


 Academic Expo Rates
Booth Type

Early Bird Rates
(by June 15)

Standard Rates
(by July 26)
Exhibit Only $750 $1000
Academic Partner $1500 $2000

REU Partner
(Only 10 spots available. Includes opportunity to participate in REU Power Hour or Graduate School Panel on a first-come, first-served basis)

$2000 $2500
Academic Prospectus

 Due to the timelines involved in creating virtual booths, exhibitor registration will close on July 26.  If you have any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected] and we will see if we can accommodate you. 


The Virtual NOBCChE conference is a great partnership opportunity for government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, and universities looking to connect with tomorrow’s science and technology superstars. Sponsorship opportunities offer year-round partnerships with NOBCChE as well as significant exposure during the conference. A booth in either Virtual Expo on Thursday, September 16 provides the opportunity to:

• Interact with hundreds of students
• Recruit and retain talented scientists and engineers;
• Provide internship opportunities for students
• Enlist students for graduate programs and undergraduate programs;
• Show-case your company or academic institution

For the last four decades, the NOBCChE Annual Conference has been the premier meeting place to interact with a diverse pool of high-quality students and professionals in chemistry, chemical engineering, and other STEM fields. We will continue and expand on that tradition in our virtual format.  

What Does a Virtual Career and Academic Fair Look Like?

Virtual Booth Walk-Through

We will have a 3-D Virtual Exhibit Hall that attendees can enter.  They will be able to select each exhibitor and enter their virtual booth.  Once inside they will access a description of your organization, pre-loaded content you provide (such as a video, links, etc.).  There will also be an option to either chat via text or video with your representatives one-on-one during expo hours (via Zoom, Teams, etc.), or set up an appointment to meet with one of your representatives by phone or video chat at times you prescribe.  On your side, you will have real-time access to pull up their resume, access contact information, etc. The Hall will be open and would need to be virtually staffed from 8 am to 11 am CT for Corporate/Government participants and from 2 pm - 4 pm CT for Academic participants.  You can have more than one representative staffing or alternate personnel.  We also will have electronic games like Exhibit Hall Bingo to encourage attendees to visit the booths. 

Your booth will come with two registrations to attend the rest of the conference.  Registrants also will have access to the conference site content for three months post-conference.   

Here is an example of what a booth might look like (click to play video):


What is Included in My Virtual Exhibit Booth?

• Company logo, description, and link to your website
• Link to 1 file of your choice to be downloaded by attendees
• Video chat link to engage with visitors.  Use your platform of choice (Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc) to recruit without leaving your desk!
• Scheduling portal so that visitors may pre-schedule time to meet with you
• A contact us link for visitors to email you directly
• Access to our resume database 

Why Exhibit?

Corporations:  The National Conference is an excellent opportunity for corporations to recruit top talent from our diverse pool of students and young professionals. We offer excellent pricing on our booths as well as a number of sponsorship opportunities.

Universities: Are you looking to recruit undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral students? Fill REU slots? Hire faculty? This conference is where you want to be.

Government Agencies/Nonprofits: Raise awareness about your programs and services while recruiting top-tier talent!

For more information contact us at [email protected]