Call for Sponsorships

SIGIR is the premier conference in the field of information search and retrieval. It attracts over 600 participants, the best talent in industry and academia, every year. The conference location rotates among North America, Asia and Australia, and Europe.

In 2011, SIGIR will be held for the first time in Beijing, China. Corporate sponsorship allows the conference registration fees to be kept as low as possible, both to promote attendance and to offset the cost of events and services. Your generosity will also help us expand SIGIR's program and events. Supporting SIGIR activities is an excellent way to reach a targeted audience and talents. SIGIR is a privileged place to highlight your involvement in the increasingly important area of online and document searching and to reach students for potential employment opportunities.

Based on the amount you donate, you will qualify for one of the following SIGIR Corporate Sponsorship levels (in US dollars or equivalent):

Sponsorship Level

Sponsorship Amount

Main Sponsor Benefits

Diamond

Underwrite specific events (e.g., the conference banquet, reception, poster session, etc). Please contact the conference chairs for more information.

* Full acknowledgment, banner, publicity table and (where appropriate) short speech at the start of the underwritten event
* VIP invitations for representatives of your company to attend the underwritten event
* Advance recognition as Diamond sponsor on the conference website and any publicity materials
* Recognition as a Diamond sponsor on the conference program.
* Full page advertisement in the conference program
* Exhibit space during the entire conference
* Up to three company-provided items in the conference tote bag
* Logo displayed on signage at SIGIR 2011
* Ten complimentary registrations for the main SIGIR conference

Platinum

$40,000

* Advance recognition as Platinum sponsor on the conference website and any publicity materials
* Recognition as a Platinum sponsor on the conference program
* Full page advertisement in the conference program
* Exhibit space during the entire conference
* Up to three company-provided items in the conference tote bag
* Logo displayed on signage at SIGIR 2011
* Ten complimentary registrations for the main SIGIR conference

Gold

$20,000

* Advance recognition as Gold sponsor on the conference website and any publicity materials
* Recognition as a Gold sponsor on the conference program
* Exhibit space during the entire conference.
* Up to two company-provided items in the conference tote bag
* Logo displayed on signage at SIGIR 2011
* Three complimentary registrations for the main SIGIR conference

Silver

$10,000

* Advance recognition as Silver sponsor on the conference website and any publicity materials
* Recognition as a Silver sponsor on the conference program
* One company-provided item in the conference tote bag
* Logo displayed on signage at SIGIR 2011
* Two complimentary registrations for the main SIGIR conference

Bronze

$5,000

* Advance recognition as Bronze sponsor on the conference website and any publicity materials
* Recognition as a Bronze sponsor on the conference program
* One page insert in the conference tote bag
* Logo displayed on signage at SIGIR 2011
* One complimentary registration for the main SIGIR conference

Friends

$1,000

* Advance recognition as Other sponsor on the conference website and any publicity materials
* Recognition as an Other sponsor on the conference program
* Logo displayed on signage at SIGIR 2011

In addition, all Corporate Sponsors enjoy:

  • VIP seating for complimentary registrants at plenary sessions
  • Use of SIGIR Corporate Sponsorship logo
  • Your logo and URL on the SIGIR 2011 Web site
  • Access to students for potential employment opportunities

If you are interested to become a sponsor for SIGIR 2011 in any of these capacities or in other ways, please contact the conference co-chairs or the sponsorship chair.

We look forward to seeing you in Beijing!

SIGIR 2011 General Chairs

Wei-Ying Ma, Microsoft Research Asia (wyma@microsoft.com)

Jian-Yun Nie, University of Montreal (nie@iro.umontreal.ca)

Sponsorship Chair

Jimmy Huang, York University (jhuang@yorku.ca)