Additional Sponsorship Opportunities In Depth

Sponsoring an event, award, or scholarship is an excellent way to demonstrate your organization’s support of women technologists. GHC offers a wide array of sponsorship opportunities so that organizations can demonstrate commitment to events that align with their initiatives and goals. All of the sponsorship opportunities listed below offer significant visibility benefits, including logo recognition on the GHC Web site, event signage, slide shows, and printed programs. Specific sponsorships offer additional benefits, delineated below.

General Events

WiFi
$30,000
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Description:
Sponsorship of free WiFi access throughout the conference meeting spaces and select hotel meeting rooms. Each attendee receives a wifi card during registration.

Benefits:

  • Sponsor name is featured prominently in SSID whenever attendees access WiFi from their laptops or mobile devices.

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Career Fair Launch
$25,000
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Description:
The Career Fair Launch gives attendees the chance to meet and speak with all sponsor companies, research labs, government agencies, and universities. Recruiters offer giveaways and prizes, collect resumes, and set up interviews with potential hires. Sponsorship includes late afternoon refreshments and boxed dinner for all conference attendees.

Benefits:

  • Sponsor logo featured (in B/W) on front cover of Career Fair Guide
  • Dedicated signs prominently display sponsor logo in Career Fair hall
  • Logo featured in newsletter prior to conference

Anticipated Audience: Over 2,500

Lanyards
$25,000
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Description:
Sponsorship of the branded lanyards attached to conference badges distributed at event registration.

Benefits:

  • Ongoing brand exposure during the conference

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Shuttle Bus
$25,000
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Description:
Sponsor the Grace Hopper Celebration shuttle bus banners, and make your message mobile. GHC designs and produces cobranded banners for a minimum of 5 shuttle buses, ensuring that every attendee using the shuttle service to and from the Phoenix hotels and Convention Center takes note of your company brand. Your logo is also placed on all shuttle service signs, maximizing your exposure throughout the conference.

Benefits:

  • All Corporate Sponsorship benefits
  • Co-branded banners with your logo and GHC logo on a minimum of 5 shuttle buses
  • Your corporate logo on all shuttle service signage

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Conference Bag
$25,000
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Description:
Sponsorship of the conference bags that are given to all attendees at registration. Conference bags will feature the GHC logo, the ABI logo, and “conference bag brought to you by” with sponsor’s logo. Sponsorship price includes basic bags; option available for upgraded bag.

Benefits:

  • Ongoing brand exposure during the conference, as well as after the event

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Technical Executive Forum
$20,000
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Description:
An invitation-only event for industry thought leaders designed to raise awareness and drive action among technical executives on issues related to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women technologists.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver sponsor remarks
  • Branding at the lunch venue

Anticipated Audience: Over 70  C-level technology executives

Childcare and Nursing Mothers’ Room
$20,000
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Description:
Sponsorship of free on-site childcare during the GHC. This service will allow many women to attend the conference who would otherwise be unable to do so and creates a friendly environment for working mothers.

Benefits:

  • Dedicated signs prominently displaying sponsor logos outside the room
  • Recognition during the morning opening remarks

Anticipated Audience: 55+

Cyber Center
$15,000
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Description:
Sponsorship of the Cyber Center, where attendees can use laptops provided by ABI.

Benefits:

  • Sponsor logo featured on desktop wallpaper on each computer
  • Prominent signs with sponsor logo
  • Sponsor may provide branded mousepads

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Grace Hopper Open Source Day
$15,000
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Description:
Grace Hopper Open Source Day engages members of the open source community attending the conference, as well as many who have not attended the rest of the GHC. The event will include a Code-a-Thon for Humanity, where attendees will collaboratively write code to help make the world a better place. This event offers sponsors an opportunity to position itself as a thought leader in open source and gain visibility in the open source community.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to showcase open source resources available to attendees
  • Dedicated signage prominently displaying sponsor logo
  • Opportunity to deliver two-minute welcome remarks
  • Opportunity to distribute give-aways

Anticipated Audience: 200+

Speaker Ready Room
$15,000
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Description:
A space where all speakers are required to check in – mainly mid- and senior-level women technologists, to prepare for their presentations and assemble their materials. Sponsors can have the opportunity to give away branded items and use branding for computers at kiosk.

Benefits:

  • Sponsor logo featured on desktop wallpaper on every computer in the Speaker Ready Room
  • Opportunity to distribute giveaways to speakers

Anticipated Audience: 400

Column Wraps
$15,000
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Description:
Your company advertisement or logo enlarged to 20 feet high and wrapped around a column, right on the show floor. You provide the artwork, and we produce the wrap (3 wrapped columns per sponsor). This opportunity is offered in the Phoenix Convention Center North Building Exhibition Hall.

Benefits:

  • Ongoing brand exposure during the exhibition

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Poster Session
$15,000
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Description:
The largest ACM Student Research Competition and technical poster session of any technical conference in the U.S., this event features over 200 undergraduate and PhD posters. The Poster Session provides an opportunity for attendees to present their research and receive feedback on their work, often resulting in future collaboration and research grants.

Benefits:

  • Dedicated signs prominently displaying sponsor logos in the Poster Session hall
  • Logo featured in newsletter prior to conference

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Charging Lounge
$15,000
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Description:
Sponsorship of a place for attendees to relax while recharging their phones. Charging Lounge includes 20’x20’ booth space, 2 charging stations, and basic furniture. Sponsor may bring company signage, decorations, furniture, and giveaways, as well as work with event management to further equip the lounge. Sponsor may also staff the lounge to network with attendees.

Benefits:

  • High-traffic destination that will be popular with attendees in the exhibit halls
  • Dedicated signage displaying sponsor logo
  • Opportunity to network with attendees
  • Opportunity to distribute giveaways

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Mobile App
$15,000
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Description:
Leverage GHC app’s built in features and game mechanics.

Benefits:

  • Deliver sponsored badges based on pre-defined behaviors
  • Branded micro-app
  •  One promoted post on the app at a strategic time

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Relaxation Lounge
$10,000
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Description:
Sponsorship of a massage station to help attendees relax while at GHC. Relaxation Lounge includes 20’x20’ booth space, up to 4 massage stations and basic furniture. Attendees will be offered complimentary 10-minute massages.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to outfit masseuses in sponsor logo T-shirts
  • Dedicated signage prominently displaying sponsor
  • Opportunity to distribute giveaways

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Professional Development Leadership Workshop
$10,000
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Description:
This leadership workshop is one of the conference’s most popular and well-received sessions every year. The professional development session gives technical women the skills and resources they need to build leadership skills, overcome challenges and barriers, and advance to the next level.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to distribute giveaways
  • Special thanks from the presenter during the event

Anticipated Audience: 400+

Conference Refreshment Breaks
(Morning and Afternoon Breaks – one Thursday, one Friday)
$7,500/day
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Description:
What better way to get your branding in front of Grace Hopper Celebration attendees than by sponsoring refreshment breaks! Your logo will be included on sponsorship signage and you have opportunity to provide branded napkins throughout the eating areas. Take the opportunity to network with attendees and showcase your expertise over a cup of coffee.

Benefits:

  • All Corporate Sponsorship benefits
  • Opportunity to provide branded napkins
  • Dedicated signage prominently featuring sponsor logo in Career Fair 

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Lunches and Receptions

Friday Reception
$35,000
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Description:
A conference highlight, the Friday Reception brings together attendees for an evening of networking and celebrating women technologists. Event includes dessert, dancing, and more. Always ranked as one of attendees’ favorite events.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to give away custom swag
  • Opportunity to deliver 3-minute welcome remark
  • Dedicated signs prominently display sponsor logo throughout the venue
  • Logo recognition in newsletter article prior to conference

Anticipated Audience: Over 2,000

Senior Women’s Networking  Lunch
$25,000
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Description:
An invitation-only event for senior women technologists from industry and government, the summit will deliver focused, actionable insights for ongoing advancement and success in senior leadership roles. This event will provide a venue for participants to develop their networks and increase their collective impact as a group of senior technical leaders.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver opening remarks, 2-3 minutes
  • Signage
  • Opportunity to give away branded items

Anticipated Audience: 170 senior-level women technologists

Scholarship Recipients Lunch
$20,000
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Description:
Brings together all scholarship recipients, engaging them with the conference and providing them with an opportunity to network.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver two-minute welcome remarks
  • Opportunity to distribute giveaways
  • Opportunity to build brand recognition with women technologists beginning their careers

Anticipated Audience: 350 undergraduate and graduate students from the U.S. and abroad

Lunch Celebrating LGBT Women in Technical Roles
$15,000
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Description:
LGBT women from industry and academia will gather to network, connect with strong role models, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver two-minute welcome remarks
  • Opportunity to distribute giveaways

Anticipated Audience: 125

Lunch Celebrating Latina Women in Technical Roles
$15,000
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Description:
Latina women from industry and academia will gather to network, connect with strong role models, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver two-minute welcome remarks
  • Opportunity to distribute giveaways

Anticipated Audience: 150

Systers Lunch
$15,000
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Description:
Systers is the world’s largest email community of women technologists. Sponsorship of the annual private Systers gathering gives members the opportunity to connect in person.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver welcome remarks
  • Opportunity to distribute giveaways

Anticipated Audience: 200

Lunch Celebrating Women of Color in Technical Roles
$15,000
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Description:
Women of color from industry and academia will gather to network, connect with strong role models, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver two-minute welcome remarks
  • Opportunity to distribute giveaways

Anticipated Audience: 250

Reception Celebrating Latina Women in Technical Roles
$10,000
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Description:
Latina women from industry and academia will gather to network, connect with strong role models, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver two-minute welcome remarks
  • Opportunity to distribute giveaways

Anticipated Audience: 80

Reception Celebrating Black Women in Technical Roles
$10,000
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Description:
Black women from industry and academia will gather to network, connect with strong role models, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver two-minute welcome remarks

Anticipated Audience: 80

Reception Celebrating Arab Women in Technical Roles
$5,000
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Description:
Arab women from industry and academia will gather to network, connect with strong role models, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver two-minute welcome remarks

Anticipated Audience: 50

Research Labs Lunch
$10,000
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Description:
The ResearcHers list is a forum for women computer science researchers from industry, government labs, and academia. Sponsorship of the annual private Research Labs lunch enables ResearcHers members to connect during the Grace Hopper Celebration.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver two-minute welcome remarks
  • Opportunity to distribute giveaways

Anticipated Audience: 100+

Awards and Scholarships

ABIE Award
Change Agent

$15,000
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Description:
Three awards given by one sponsor, the Change Agent ABIE Awards celebrate the accomplishments of rising technical women leaders from outside the United States, with an emphasis on developing countries, whose work results in social, cultural, and/or behavioral change. Recipients are honored by the technical women’s community at the Grace Hopper Celebration. The award covers the winners’ expenses to attend the conference.

Benefits:

  • Sponsor introduces the award and presents it to the recipient at the awards ceremony
  • Sponsor featured prominently on full-page section of awards program
  • Acknowledgement as award sponsor in all press releases related to awards

Anticipated Audience: Awards ceremony attendees

ABIE Award
Technical Leadership

$10,000
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Description:
The Technical Leadership ABIE Award recognizes women technologists who demonstrate leadership through their contributions to technology and achievements in increasing the impact of women on technology. Recipients are honored by the technical women’s community at the Grace Hopper Celebration and invited to give a presentation on their work and accomplishments at the conference.

Benefits:

  • Sponsor introduces the award and presents it to the recipient at the awards ceremony
  • Sponsor featured prominently on full-page section of awards program
  • Acknowledgement as award sponsor in all press releases related to awards

Anticipated Audience: Awards ceremony attendees

ABIE Award
Social Impact

$5,000
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Description:
The Social Impact ABIE Award recognizes individuals who have made a positive impact on women, technology, and society. Recipients are honored by the technical women’s community at the Grace Hopper Celebration.

Benefits:

  • Sponsor introduces the award and presents it to the recipient at the awards ceremony
  • Sponsor featured prominently on full-page section of awards program
  • Acknowledgement as award sponsor in all press releases related to awards

Anticipated Audience: Awards ceremony attendees

ABIE Award
Denice Denton
Emerging Leader Award

$5,000
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Description:
Presented to a junior tenure-track (non-tenured) faculty member (under the age of 40) at an academic or research institution who is pursuing high-quality research in any field of engineering or physical sciences, while demonstrating significant leadership capability and making major contributions to promote diversity in his/her environment.

Benefits:

  • Sponsor introduces the award and presents it to the recipient at the awards ceremony
  • Sponsor featured prominently on full-page section of awards program
  • Acknowledgement as award sponsor in all press releases related to awards

Anticipated Audience: Awards ceremony attendees

ABIE Award
A. Richard Newton Educator

$5,000
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Description:
Recognizes teaching practices, techniques, or innovative and new educational approaches (K12 or undergraduate education) that attract girls and women to math, computing, and engineering.

Benefits:

  • Sponsor introduces the award and presents it to the recipient at the awards ceremony
  • Sponsor featured prominently on full-page section of awards program
  • Acknowledgement as award sponsor in all press releases related to awards

Anticipated Audience: Awards ceremony attendees

Domestic Scholarships
$1,650
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Description:
Scholarships include travel, lodging, and registration for undergraduate and graduate students in the U.S. Scholarships can be given for women in specific minority groups.

Benefits:

  • Acknowledgement as scholarship sponsor in press release announcing scholarship recipients
  • Recognition in newsletter for sponsoring scholarships

Anticipated Audience: Domestic students

International Scholarships
$2,750
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Description:
The GHC is an international conference, with attendees from over 50 countries in 2013. International scholarships include travel, lodging, and registration for students traveling from abroad.

Benefits:

  • Acknowledgement as scholarship sponsor in press release announcing scholarship recipients
  • Recognition in newsletter for sponsoring scholarships

Anticipated Audience: International students