Franz Edelman Gala Sponsorship

edelman coinSince 1972, INFORMS and the OR/MS and analytics community has celebrated and honored the very best in applied work in business or government with the annual Franz Edelman Award Competition. 2015 marks the 44th anniversary of this outstanding and rigorous competition.

Since 2003, we have marked this special occasion with the Edelman Gala, an evening filled with fun, excitement, and pride for the entire community. The 2015 Gala, scheduled for Monday, April 13, at the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and O.R. promises to have over 800 international analytics professionals and business leaders in attendance.

In order to make this event memorable for attendees, those who view it later online, and executives who may not be as familiar with the transformative power of O.R. and analytics, we need the help of industry supporters like you. Pledge to be a sponsor of this outstanding event.

Opportunities are available to be a general sponsor at different monetary levels. Each level offers a special thank you for your support.

Sustainers’ Level – $1,000

  • Your organization logo included in a full-page advertisement acknowledging Edelman Gala sponsors in OR/MS Today, the INFORMS professional magazine, with a readership of 14,000.
  • High-level recognition of your organization during the Edelman Gala. Your organization’s logo will be featured as part of the ceremony slide presentation, with verbal acknowledgement by the master of ceremonies.
  • Acknowledgement with your logo in a full-page tribute to sponsors in the Edelman Gala Program book.
  • Your logo prominently displayed on signage at the gala.
  • Organization logo on the Edelman Competition & Gala page of the Analytics Conference web site.
  • Organization logo on the Edelman Competition page of the Getting Started with Analytics web site.

Champion Level – $2,500

Includes all the recognition features listed above for the Sustainers’ level, PLUS these exclusive benefits:

  • Sponsorship recognition at the Edelman Honors Reception. This by-invitation VIP event is held immediately before the Awards Ceremony to honor current year and past years’ Edelman finalists and winners.
  • A half-page advertisement in the Edelman Gala Program Book.

 Executive Level – $5,000

 Includes all the recognition features listed above for the Champion and Sustainers’ levels, PLUS these exclusive benefits:

  • Special seating at the 2015 Edelman Gala for two members of your organization.
  • Complimentary registration for two members of your organization to attend the 2015 INFORMS Analytics Conference.
  • A full-page ad in the new INFORMS magazine Analytics, with a circulation that has grown to reach 9,500 analytics experts and management.
  • A full-page advertisement in the Edelman Gala Program Book (instead of half page.)

Leadership Level – $10,000

Includes all the recognition features listed above for the Executive, Champion, and Sustainers’ levels, PLUS these exclusive benefits:

  • Complimentary registration for up to three (3) members of your organization to attend the 2015 INFORMS Analytics Conference
  • Two full-page advertisements in the Edelman Gala Program Book (instead of one full-page ad)
  • An opportunity for your organization’s representative to welcome honorees and guests to the Edelman Honors reception.

Video Sponsorship – $7,500

INFORMS is updating the video on the history of the Edelman award making available this new opportunity. Includes all the recognition features listed for the Champion and Sustainers’ levels, PLUS these exclusive benefits:

  • Your company acknowledged during the Gala as the sponsor of the 2015 video
  • An opportunity for your organization’s representative to address honorees and guests to the Edelman Honors reception with a brief welcome.
  • Special seating at the 2015 Edelman gala for two members of your organization.
  • Complimentary registration for two members of your organization to attend the 2015 INFORMS Analytics Conference.
  • A full-page ad in the new INFORMS magazine Analytics, with a circulation that has grown to reach 9,500 analytics experts and management.
  • A full-page advertisement in the Edelman Gala Program Book (instead of half page.)

Deadline for sponsorships is February 6, 2015, in order for you to be acknowledged with an ad in the 2015 Edelman Awards Gala program book. Artwork is due by February 13. We will accept sponsorships after this time, but ad will not appear in program book.

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For Edelman Sponsorship Information, Contact

John Llewellyn
John.Llewellyn@mail.informs.org
770-431-0867, ext. 209

Payments should be payable to INFORMS and sent to:

Thomas Fink
Senior Sales & Marketing Manager
INFORMS
5521 Research Park Drive, Suite 200
Catonsville, MD 21228
443-575-3561