The endorsement is recognized both at events organized or co-organized by organizations that are members of the ICA and by other recognized scientific or technical organizations (e.g. universities, scientific associations, etc.). The endorsement help distinguish legitimate conferences from bogus conferences being advertised online. The recognition of the endorsement does not imply any financial support from the ICA.
The sponsorship of a specialty symposium is a financial support of an endorsed event organized or co-organized by organizations that are members of the ICA. To be eligible for sponsorship, a specialty symposium must meet specific requirements (e.g. international character, small attendance, etc.).