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Sponsors

LEADERSHIP SPONSORS

IBM      GAMS      Microsoft

 

CORPORATE & UNIVERSITY SPONSORS

RSG Media       AIMMS        Gurobi       SAS       

 

University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering        UTDallas      BNSF Railway 

 

       USC Viterbi School     University of Texas     University of Florida College of Engineering   

 

  Texas A&M University    Georgia Tech      Texas State

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Generate excitement for your products and services and increase your long-term exposure by sponsoring an event at the INFORMS Annual Meeting Austin 2010. Expected attendance is 4,500. INFORMS invites you to maximize your organization’s visibility before, during and after the meeting through these sponsorship opportunities. You will receive approximately 50,000 impressions through on-site, online and print advertising promotion.

LEADERSHIP DONORS
$15,000 and Above
These premier donors provide leadership support and are considered partners in the success of the Annual Meeting. They are accorded high-level recognition and visibility on a continuing basis, including:

  • Special designation as a Leadership Sponsor in all sponsor recognition mechanisms, including meeting website, signage and printed media.
  • Logo on the front page of the meeting website, plus logo on the sponsor page.
  • Hyperlink from the meeting website to your website.
  • Logo in a full-page advertisement in OR/MS Today, the INFORMS professional news magazine, with a readership of 15,000.
  • Recognition in the INFORMS broadcast eNews distributed to 10,000 INFORMS members.
  • Logo and formal acknowledgment in a full-page tribute in the printed meeting program, distributed to all attendees (4,500) plus an additional 200 subscribers.
  • Prominent signage with logo at the sponsored event.
  • Prominent placement in the sponsor recognition display, located in a high-traffic area at the meeting site.
  • Acknowledgment of support for a specific high-visibility activity at the meeting, plus any special visibility related to the event
  • Complimentary meeting registration for three company personnel.

CORPORATE AND UNIVERSITY SPONSORS: GENERAL SUPPORT
Select from sponsorship opportunities at contribution levels below $15,000 to reach OR/MS professionals at their premier meeting. Sponsorship can be especially successful for companies new to the OR/MS market or those with new or improved products to introduce.

Sponsors receive the following recognition, in addition to any specific visibility that may be associated with their event:

  • Logo on the front page of the meeting website, plus logo on the sponsor page.
  • Hyperlink from the meeting website to your website.
  • Logo in a full-page advertisement in OR/MS Today, the INFORMS professional news magazine, with a readership of 15,000.
  • Logo and formal acknowledgment in a full-page tribute in the printed meeting program, distributed to all attendees (4,500) plus an additional 200 subscribers.
  • Prominent signage with logo at the sponsored event.
  • Acknowledgment in the sponsor recognition display, located in a high-traffic area at the meeting site.

SELECT FROM THESE OPPORTUNITIES

General Reception
$30,000
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 7:30-9:30pm
Mechanical bull, armadillo races, Texas longhorn photo shoot, trick roper, country dancing lesson – we have it all for our Wild West Night at the Palmer Auditorium in Austin. The General Reception is the largest and most popular social event of the Annual Meeting, where attendees enjoy great food, networking with colleagues and all the party fun.
Recognition: Leadership benefits listed above, plus prominent signage at the event.

Welcome Reception
$20,000 - Co-Sponsors Invited
Co-Sponsored by GAMS Development Corp. and RSG Systems
Sunday, Nov. 7, 7:30-9:00pm
The Welcome Reception is held on the first evening of the meeting in the Exhibit Hall and brings together all participants at the beginning of the meeting. Participants can also browse the exhibits. Great food and soft drinks are served.
Recognition: Leadership benefits listed above, plus prominent signage at the reception

Registration Bag
$25,000 - SOLD
Co-Sponsored by IBM
Put your logo on the bag that every attendee receives, carries around during the meeting and takes home. It’s long-term visibility for your company and your affiliation with OR/MS professionals.
Recognition: Leadership benefits listed above, prominent signage at the registration area.

Audio Visual Technology Support
$15,000
Support this vital educational component of the INFORMS Annual Meeting. LCD projectors in all technical sessions enhance presentations on the latest developments in the field of operations research and related disciplines
Recognition: Leadership sponsor benefits listed above; prominent signage at the registration area.

Award Ceremony
$15,000 - SOLD
Sponsored by Microsoft
Sunday, Nov. 7, 8:30-9:45pm
This select event honors the winners of INFORMS most prestigious awards, including the von Neumann Prize, the Kimball Medal and the Lanchester Prize. A high-level audience of about 400 OR/MS professionals attend. Sparkling wine, desserts and coffee will be served.
Recognition: Leadership benefits listed above, prominent signage at the ceremony, including your organization logo on the screen as people enter the room. Verbal acknowledgement from the ceremony MC.

Badge Holders
$7,000 - SOLD
Sponsored by AIMMS (Paragon Decision Technology)
Every one of our 4,500 attendees will display your company logo on the canvas badge holder they wear all during the meeting. A perfect way to gain visibility for your company and also display your support of the INFORMS meeting
Recognition: General sponsor benefits listed above, prominent signage at the registration area all week.

Student Reception
$5,000 - SOLD
Sponsored by GAMS Development Corp.
Monday, Nov. 8, 8:00-9:00pm
Connect with PhD students in OR/MS and other quantitative fields at the Student Reception. More than 300 attend this fun party with casual supper food and hosted soft drinks.
Recognition: General sponsor benefits listed above, signage at the event and the opportunity for company representatives to greet guests on arrival.

General Chair's Reception
$7,500 - SOLD
Co-Sponsored by GAMS Development Corp. and UT Dallas, School of Management
Monday, Nov. 8, 7:30-9:00pm
Hosted by Jonathan Bard, the General Chair for the meeting. This by-invitation reception draws an exclusive group of around 300 O.R. and INFORMS leaders, including cluster chairs of meeting tracks, members of the Organizing Committee, and INFORMS Board members. Elegant reception with hosted wine.
Recognition: General sponsor benefits listed above, plus verbal recognition of your support by the General Chair. Prominent signage at the event. Complimentary admission to the reception for up to 3 company personnel.

Interactive Sessions
$5,500 - SOLD
Sponsored by the Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin; and the McCombs School of Business, the University of Texas at Austin
Monday and Tuesday
Researchers, practitioners and students share their work in OR/MS in these sessions featuring poster displays, laptop demonstrations or other creative formats. Sessions will be held in or near the Exhibit Hall during lunch breaks on Monday and Tuesday when no other sessions or events are scheduled. Presenters will be available to meet attendees and discuss their work. Two awards will recognize the best presentations.
Recognition: General sponsor benefits listed above. Prominent signage at the registration area all week, plus signage Monday and Tuesday at the display area. Opportunity for a company representative to join a high-level group of judges for the competition.

Email Center
$2,500 per day
Monday Email Sponsored by Gurobi Optimization
Tuesday Email Sponsored by SAS
Showcase your company’s logo on the opening screen of 35 computers at our always-packed email center, located in a high-traffic area. Further recognition is provided in the wireless access areas.
Recognition: General sponsor benefits listed above, plus signage at the entrance to the center and your logo on the opening screen at each computer.

Refreshment Breaks
$1,500/session - SOLD
Sponsored by RSG Systems, BNSF Railway, University of Florida, Texas A&M University, USC, Georgia Tech and Texas State University
Be there and be recognized when attendees flock to the refreshment buffets for coffee.
Recognition: General sponsor benefits listed above, plus logo/signage at the sponsored break.

Other Opportunities
There are many other funding opportunities at this meeting. Please contact Sandy Owens, INFORMS, sandy.owens@informs.org.

Get the maximum exposure for your sponsorship support. Make your selection today and your company will be listed on the meeting website.

INFORMS Annual Meeting Austin 2010

Sponsorship Selection

Company_____________________________________________________________

Address______________________________________________________________

City______________________State______Zip/Postal__________________________

Country______________________________________________________________

E-mail_______________________________________________________________

Telephone____________________________________________________________

Contact Person________________________________________________________

Title________________________________________________________________

My company will sponsor: ____________________________________________

       Amount $________________________________________________________

Check enclosed (payable to INFORMS)
AMEX      VISA      MasterCard

Account #________________________________________Exp. Date____________

Signature ___________________________________________________________

For more information, contact: Sandy Owens: 800-343-0062 or 401-722-2595
ext. 203, fax 401-722-2951, sandy.owens@informs.org
INFORMS, 12 Breakneck Hill Rd., #102, Lincoln, RI 02865.

Thank you for your support!

 

 
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