Within the construct of the North American meeting of FACSS (SciX as of 2012), sponsorships have consisted of organizing scientific program sessions and providing resources for travel and lodging for speakers. Social events have also been sponsored by outside organizations, usually in conjunction with the organized sessions. Typically, this is the first step in forming a relationship between FACSS and another organization. Other constructs are available by mutual agreement. For instance a meeting was held in Europe where three sponsoring organizations, including FACSS, formed the meeting.