Call for SIGIR 2021 Sponsorships

The International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, annually attracts a thousand or more participants from industry and academia, with a common interest in search, recommendation, data mining, natural language processing, and related machine learning technologies. As a top-tier international conference affiliated with the main computer science professional organization, the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), SIGIR is the gathering place for current and future leaders and innovators from all over the world to discuss and present the state of the art in connecting people with information.

This year SIGIR will once again be held as an online-only event, We will be taking advantage of this opportunity to greatly expand participation, with efforts to reach out to researchers and students who might otherwise be unable to attend a traditional in-person conference. Particular efforts will be made to make SIGIR 2021 as inclusive as possible, with free or minimal-cost registration for people from marginalized groups and countries with less representation at the conference. We are also exploring ideas such as child care grants, especially to support people who work in time zones where SIGIR 2021 events are held outside normal work hours.

Corporate sponsorship will support these efforts to broaden participation and improve inclusion.  Your generosity will also help us expand other SIGIR 2021 programs and events. Supporting SIGIR activities is an excellent way to reach a targeted audience and talents. As a corporate sponsor, we will work with you to help you reach people and expand awareness of your company and the opportunities you offer attendees.

All Sponsors

All sponsors will receive a set of standard benefits as outlined below, with additional benefits for each level summarized in the following description. The conference organizers are also happy to tailor alternative opportunities to suit your needs. All Sponsorship levels are in US dollars.

  • Acknowledgment and recognition, with your logo and link, on the website and during online events.
  • A number of complimentary conference delegate registrations providing access to all talks and events, with the number depending on the level of support.
  • Use of the conference logo on your own website and promotional material to identify you as a sponsor of SIGIR 2021.

Diamond ($25,000)

  • Be the single SIGIR 2021 diamond sponsor.
  • All platinum benefits, plus unique custom benefits tailored to your organization’s needs.

Platinum ($10,000)

  • Be one of at most three SIGIR 2021 platinum-level sponsors.
  • Opportunity to sponsor and name a major social event, where you would be identified as the sole sponsor. You may provide a welcome message or show a welcome video at your sponsored event.
  • 25 complimentary conference delegate registration.
  • Access to an ‘opt-in’ database of attendees interested in employment and other opportunities.
  • Virtual exhibit space on the official conference meeting platform.
  • Special thanks during the opening, closing, and other social events.
  • Other benefits provided to all conference sponsors.

Gold ($5,000)

  • 10 complimentary conference delegate registration.
  • Access to an ‘opt-in’ database of attendees interested in employment and other opportunities.
  • Virtual exhibit space on the official conference meeting platform.
  • Special thanks during the opening, closing and other social events.
  • Other benefits provided to all conference sponsors.

Silver ($2,500)

  • Five complimentary conference delegate registration.
  • Virtual exhibit space on the official conference meeting platform.
  • Special thanks during the opening and closing events.
  • Other benefits provided to all conference sponsors.

Bronze ($1,000)

  • Two complimentary conference delegate registration.
  • Special thanks during the opening and closing events.
  • Other benefits provided to all conference sponsors.

Sponsorship Chairs

  • Charlie Clarke, University of Waterloo
  • Zhaochun Ren, Shandong University

Contact

For any questions about full paper submissions you may contact the Sponsorship Chairs by email to sigir2021-sponsorship AT easychair DOT org.

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