Invitation to Sponsors and Exhibitors
We are pleased to invite you to participate as a sponsor of the 10th
World Congress on Alternatives and Animals in the Life Sciences (WC10), which will be held on 20-24 August 2017 in Seattle, Washington, USA. The theme for this Congress is “The Three Rs in Action.”
WC10 promises to be a cutting edge scientific meeting with emphasis on the latest technologies for reduction and replacement of animals and innovations in approaches to ethics, animal welfare and public policy. Its placement in Seattle offers a broader reach to countries in Asia that are strengthening their focus on the Three Rs. The occurrence of the 10th
in a series of World Congresses in the area of Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences is a milestone and correlates with the 10th
anniversary of the National Research Council report on Toxicity Testing in the 21st
Century – A Vision and a Strategy – a perfect occasion to take stock on our progress. This event will provide an excellent opportunity for you to interact with an international audience of up to 1000 scientists, policy makers and innovators in the fields of The Three Rs.
Many government agencies, non-governmental organizations, scientific societies and industry partners have quite generously sponsored one or more of the nine previous World Congresses. Any contribution as a sponsor or exhibitor is considered an encouragement to the progress of applying the ethical principles of the Three Rs, i.e., the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal use in science, of Russell and Burch (1959). Although financial support will not have an influence on the scientific program, we are offering some benefits to show our appreciation for the generosity of our sponsors. We hope that in the presented packages you will be able to find an optimum opportunity to meet the objectives of your organization. You may also wish to consider splitting your donation over two years (2016 and 2017) to reach a specific level of sponsoring and corresponding benefits*.
The Congress will take place in the Washington Convention Center in Seattle, with exhibit area placed in a central location close to posters and coffee break areas. We expect to provide you maximal visibility to the attendees.
We hope you are as enthusiastic about WC10 as we are! We look forward to seeing you in Seattle in 2017!
Elaine Faustman, Robert Kavlock and Joanne Zurlo, Congress Co-chairs
* provided that: (i) the 2016 donation will be received by December 2016 and the 2017 donation by May 2017 at the latest, (ii) both donations are earmarked as support for the 10th World Congress, and (iii) the total level of support is indicated with the first donation. Any surplus in the 10th World Congress account will be used to support the planning and operating of future World Congresses.