Additional Event Sponsorships

Sponsoring an event, service, 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 goals and initiatives. All of the sponsorship opportunities listed below offer significant visibility benefits, including logo recognition on the GHC website, event signage, credit reel, and printed program. Specific sponsorships offer additional benefits, delineated below.

General Events

Mobile App

$10,000

High Traffic and Visibility   Engagement

Description:

Historically, 70% of attendees have downloaded and engaged thr ough the mobile app. App includes the conference agenda, personalized scheduling, interactive venue maps, and the ability to rate sessions and exhibits.

Benefits:

  • Branded micro-app
  • Strategic engagement with users through in-app badge promotion
  • Daily promotional post on the app at a strategic time during the conference

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

WiFi

$35,000

High Traffic and Visibility

Description:

All participants are expected to use on-site WiFi, crucial to the attendee experience. Sponsorship includes branded WiFi access throughout the conference meeting spaces and select hotel meeting rooms. During badge pickup, each attendee receives a branded information card containing WiFi access details.

Benefits:

  • Branded information card to each attendee
  • Sponsor name is featured prominently in SSID when attendees access WiFi from their laptops and mobile devices

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Lanyards

$20,000

High Traffic and Visibility

Description:

Sponsor provides branded lanyards for all attendees, which will be attached to conference badges distributed in the event registration area, and worn by participants throughout the event.

Benefits:

  • Prominent brand exposure throughout the conference

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Conference Bags

$40,000

High Traffic and Visibility

Description:

ABI designs and produces co-branded conference bags distributed to all attendees. Both ABI and sponsor’s logos are included in the bag design.

Benefits:

  • Prominent brand exposure during the conference and throughout the use of the bag

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Shuttle Buses

$40,000

High Traffic and Visibility

Description:

Get on the road with attendees. Sponsor GHC shuttle buses with your travelling message. ABI designs and produces co-branded banners for up to 6 shuttle buses on major routes, ensuring that every attendee using the shuttle service to and from the Houston hotels and Convention Center takes note of your company brand. The sponsor’s logo is also placed on all shuttle service signs, maximizing exposure throughout the conference and its surrounding hotels.

Benefits:

  • Co-branded banners with your logo on up to 6 shuttle buses
  • Prominent brand exposure through logo inclusion on shuttle service signage

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Child Care and Nursing Mothers’ Room

$20,000

High Traffic and Visibility   Social Responsibility

Description:

On-site child care services offer working mothers the opportunity to attend the conference, as well as create a welcoming environment.

Benefits:

  • Dedicated signage featuring sponsor branding
  • Recognition during the morning opening remarks

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to all targeted attendees, 80 participants

Charging Lounge

$15,000

High Traffic and Visibility   Engagement

Description:

The ability to charge mobile devices is a premium resource at the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. The ABI Charging Lounge features a spaciously furnished area for attendees to relax and plug in their laptops and phones. This well-engaged space offers sponsors branding opportunities through signage and giveaways.

Benefits:

  • High-traffic location in the exhibit hall
  • Two charging stations
  • Exhibition module counter for up to 2 sponsor staff members in designated corner
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material handling/drayage at the venue)

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to all attendees

Relaxation Lounge

$30,000

High Traffic and Visibility   Engagement

Description:

Help attendees relax and unwind in a fast-paced
environment by branding massage stations. The ABI Relaxation Lounge includes up to 4 massage stations in a spaciously furnished area. Sponsor provides branded signage and t-shirts for massage staff. Attendees will be offered a complimentary 10-minute massage.

Benefits:

  • High-traffic location in the exhibit hall
  • Up to 4 massage stations and massage therapists
  • Exhibition module counter for up to 2 sponsor staff members in designated corner
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material handling/drayage at the venue)

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to all attendees

Grace Hopper Open Source Day

$20,000

High Traffic and Visibility   Engagement   Social Responsibility

Description:

Grace Hopper Open Source Day features a Code-a-Thon
For Humanity, where attendees collaborate on projects that help make the world a better place. This event offers sponsors an opportunity to position themselves as thought leaders in Open Source and gain visibility with the Open Source community.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver 2-minute welcoming remarks
  • 2 complimentary One Day registration passes for the day of the event
  • Opportunity for up to 5 of your staff to volunteer as facilitators on event day
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material handling/drayage at the venue)

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to all attendees, 200 participants

Poster Session

$10,000

High Traffic and Visibility   Engagement   Social Responsibility

Description:

The largest of its kind, the GHC technical poster session features over 200 undergraduate and graduate posters and the ACM Student Research Competition. Accepted poster presenters have the opportunity to share their research with attendees and receive feedback on their work, often resulting in future collaboration and research grants. This sponsorship offers you a prime opportunity to network with recruiting prospects.

Benefits:

  • Dedicated signage prominentlyall attendees displaying sponsor branding at the Poster Session
  • High traffic area in the exhibit hall

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Professional Development Leadership Workshop

$20,000

High Traffic and Visibility   Engagement   Social Responsibility

Description:

Named one of the conference’s most popular and well-received sessions every year, the Professional Development Leadership Workshop gives technical women the opportunities and resources they need to build leadership skills, overcome challenges and barriers, and advance to the next level in their careers.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver 2-minute welcoming remarks
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day of the workshop
  • Opportunity for 5 of your staff to participate per workshop

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to all attendees, 500 participants

Technical Executive Forum

$25,000

High Traffic and Visibility   Social Responsibility

Description:

An exclusive invitation-only event for industry thought leaders from ABI Partner companies. This event is designed to raise awareness and empower technical leaders to drive action in transforming the technology workplace to better leverage diversity for innovation.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver 2-minute sponsor remarks
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day of the exec forum
  • Dedicated signs prominently displaying sponsor branding throughout the Executive forum

Anticipated Audience: 100 invited C-level executives

Refreshment Breaks

$10,000

High Traffic and Visibility   Engagement

Description:

Reach attendees during morning and afternoon refreshment breaks. Sponsor signage will be displayed throughout select snack break areas.

Benefits:

  • Brand exposure on Thursday and Friday breaks

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Student Node

$30,000

High Traffic and Visibility Engagement

Description:

Nodes are fun, interactive spaces where specific groups can gather between sessions. Located on the second floor in between the Career Fair (first floor) and session tracks (third floor), the Student Node is in an open alcove with a large balcony creating a relaxing indoor/outdoor experience. The space will feature beanbag chairs, candy machines and stickers representing different universities. Students can use these stickers to identify themselves and initiate discussions. The Student Node will be open throughout the conference for students to convene, mingle and relax.

Benefits:

  • Branded signage with logo exposure within the Node
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways relevant to the Node audience
  • Opportunity for your attendees to drive discussion and participation within the sponsored Node

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to all targeted attendees. Expected 1000 participants over 3 day conference period

Advanced Tech Nodes (3 Available)

$15,000 per Node

High Traffic and Visibility Engagement

Description:

Nodes are fun, interactive spaces where specific groups can gather between sessions. The Advanced Tech Node is a space for technical individuals to convene, connect and exchange ideas and research on the latest technical advances and challenges. A senior academic will facilitate discussion and debate, and bring technical experts into the conversation. The room will be equipped with whiteboards as well as easels and post-its at each table.

Benefits:

  • Branded signage with logo exposure within the Node location
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways that are relevant to the Node audience
  • Opportunity for to provide a leader drive discussion and participation within the sponsored Node

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to all targeted attendees. Expected 500 participants over 3 day conference period.

Friday Evening Celebration

$35,000

High Traffic and Visibility  Engagement

Description:

Friday wraps up the conference with a bang! Attendees nurture the connections they’ve made by celebrating women technologists and dancing the night away . Always ranked as an attendee favorite, this grand finale event includes music, entertainment, dessert, cash bars, and mor e. The Friday Evening Celebration allows sponsors to raf fle of f prizes, provide giveaways, and showcase their support for the GHC community.

Benefits:

  • Dedicated signage prominently display sponsor branding throughout the venue
  • Opportunity to deliver 3-minute welcoming remarks
  • Option to raffle off prizes
  • 20×20 space with tables and chairs
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material handling/drayage at the venue)

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to all attendees, 3000 participants

Lunches and Receptions

Faculty Luncheon

$15,000

Engagement   Social Responsibility

Description:

Show your support for academic faculty, instructors, and staff members advising future women technologists. This event brings together an elite group of individuals from several academic institutions to meet and connect over lunch. Invite your company representatives who are attending GHC to participate and network with
distinguished faculty members.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver 2-minute welcoming remarks
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day of the luncheon
  • Opportunity for up to 5 of your staff to participate (including your speaker)
  • LCD projector & screen, lectern and 1 wired microphone
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material handling/drayage at the venue)

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to all targeted attendees, 100 participants

Scholarship Recipients Luncheon

$25,000

Receive High Visibility   Engagement

Description:

Build brand recognition with women technologists beginning their careers. This event brings together all GHC scholarship recipients, providing them the opportunity to connect over lunch. Invite your company representatives who are attending GHC to participate and network with the next generation of future technologists.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver 2-minute welcoming remarks
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day of the luncheon
  • Opportunity for up to 20 of your staff to participate (including your speaker)
  • LCD projector & screen, lectern and 1 wired microphone
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material handling/drayage at the venue)
  • Boxed lunches

Anticipated Audience: 400 GHC Scholars

Research Labs Luncheon

$15,000

Engagement   Social Responsibility

Description:

Show your support for researchers in computing fields. This event will bring together women computer science researchers fr om industry, labs and academia. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows conducting research in computing will also be invited. This annual gathering also includes members of the ResearcHers community, an online forum for women computer science researchers.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver two-minute welcoming remarks
  • One complimentary One Day registration pass for the day of the luncheon
  • Opportunity for up to five of your staff to participate (including your speaker)
  • LCD projector & screen, lectern and one wired microphone
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material
    handling/drayage at the venue)

Anticipated Audience: promoted throughout ABI communities, 100 participants

Senior Women’s Networking Luncheon

$25,000

Engagement   Social Responsibility

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 2-minute welcoming remarks
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day of the luncheon
  • Opportunity for up to 7 of your staff to participate (including your speaker)
  • LCD projector & screen, lectern and 1 wired microphone
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material handling/drayage at the venue)

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to targeted attendees, 150 participants

Systers Luncheon

$25,000

High Traffic and Visibility   Engagement

Description:

Systers is the world’s largest online community of women technologists. This annual gathering gives members the opportunity to connect in person.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver 2-minute welcoming remarks
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day of the luncheon
  • Opportunity for up to 25 of your staff to participate (including your speaker)
  • LCD projector & screen, lectern and 1 wired microphone
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material handling/drayage at the venue)

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to Systers (5000 community), 500 participants

Luncheon Celebrating Black Women in Technical Roles

$25,000

Engagement   Social Responsibility

Description:

Black women technologists from industry, government and academia will gather to network, connect in person, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver 2-minute welcoming remarks
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day of the luncheon
  • Opportunity for up to 10 of your staff to participate (including your speaker)
  • LCD projector & screen, lectern and 1 wired microphone
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material handling/drayage at the venue)

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to all attendees, 200 participants

Luncheon Celebrating Latina Women in Technical Roles

$25,000

Engagement   Social Responsibility

Description:

Latina women technologists from industry, government and academia will gather to network, connect in person, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver 2-minute welcoming remarks
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day of the luncheon
  • Opportunity for up to 10 of your staff to participate (including your speaker)
  • LCD projector & screen, lectern and 1 wired microphone
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material handling/drayage at the venue)

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to all attendees, 200 participants

Luncheon Celebrating LGBTQ Women in Technical Roles

$25,000

Engagement   Social Responsibility

Description:

LGBTQ technologists from industry, government and academia will gather to network, connect in person, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver 2-minute welcoming remarks
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day of the luncheon
  • Opportunity for up to 15 of your staff to participate (including your speaker)
  • LCD projector & screen, lectern and 1 wired microphone
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material handling/drayage at the venue)

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to all attendees, 300 participants

Luncheon Celebrating Women of Color in Technical Roles

$25,000

Engagement   Social Responsibility

Description:

Women of color in technical roles from industry, government and academia will gather to network, connect in person, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver 2-minute welcoming remarks
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day of the luncheon
  • Opportunity for up to 20 of your staff to participate (including your speaker)
  • LCD projector & screen, lectern and 1 wired microphone
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material handling/drayage at the venue)

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to all attendees, 400 participants

Reception Celebrating Arab Women in Technical Roles

$20,000

Engagement   Social Responsibility

Description:

Arab women technologists from industry, government and academia will gather to network, connect in person, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver 2-minute welcoming remarks
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day of the reception
  • Opportunity for up to 5 of your staff to participate (including your speaker)
  • LCD projector & screen, lectern and 1 wired microphone
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material handling/drayage at the venue)
  • Reception hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Opportunity to provide a hosted bar at an additional cost. Notice required by September 1

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to all attendees, 100 participants

Reception Celebrating Asian Women in Technical Roles

$20,000

Engagement   Social Responsibility

Description:

Asian women technologists from industry, government and academia will gather to network, connect in person, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver 2-minute welcoming remarks
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day of the reception
  • Opportunity for up to 7 of your staff to participate (including your speaker)
  • LCD projector & screen, lectern and 1 wired microphone
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material handling/drayage at the venue)
  • Reception hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Opportunity to provide a hosted bar at an additional cost. Notice required by September 1

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to all attendees, 150 participants

Reception Celebrating Black Women in Technical Roles

$20,000

Engagement   Social Responsibility

Description:

Black women technologists from industry, government and academia will gather to network, connect in person, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver 2-minute welcoming remarks
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day of the reception
  • Opportunity for up to 10 of your staff to participate (including your speaker)
  • LCD projector & screen, lectern and 1 wired microphone
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material handling/drayage at the venue)
  • Reception hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Opportunity to provide a hosted bar at an additional cost. Notice required by September 1

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to all attendees, 200 participants

Reception Celebrating Latina Women in Technical Roles

$20,000

Engagement   Social Responsibility

Description:

Latina women technologists from industry, government and academia will gather to network, connect in person, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to deliver 2-minute welcoming remarks
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day of the reception
  • Opportunity for up to 10 of your staff to participate (including your speaker)
  • LCD projector & screen, lectern and 1 wired microphone
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material handling/drayage at the venue)
  • Reception hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Opportunity to provide a hosted bar at an additional cost. Notice required by September 1

Anticipated Audience: Promoted to all attendees, 200 participants

BRAID Meet and Greet

$15,000

Engagement   Social Responsibility

Description:

Universities participating in the BRAID (Building, Recruiting, And Inclusion for Diversity) initiative are committed to a set of approaches to increase the percentage of women and students of color majoring in computer science. This event will allow BRAID faculty and students a chance to connect before the conference and share their experiences with one another.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity for up to 2 of your staff to participate
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material handling/drayage at the venue)

Anticipated Audience: 300 BRAID faculty and students

GHC Scholars Meet and Greet

$15,000

Engagement

Description:

This event welcomes our scholarship recipients to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Scholars from all across the United States and from over two dozen countries (some travelling for the first time in their lives) will kick off the three-day conference united. They will have the opportunity to make friends, associate themselves with Houston, and celebrate with their fellow scholars.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity for up to 2 of your staff to participate
  • Opportunity for branded giveaways (sponsor will be responsible for providing the giveaway item, covering cost of labor and material handling/drayage at the venue)

Anticipated Audience: 300 GHC Scholars

Awards and Scholarships

Change Agent ABIE Awards

$15,000

High Traffic and Visibility   Social Responsibility

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 women in technology’s community at the Grace Hopper Celebration. The award covers the winners’ expenses to attend the conference. No cash prize.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to introduce the award and present it to the 3 recipients
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day the awards are presented
  • Acknowledgement as Awards sponsor in the press release announcing the winners
  • Recognition as Awards sponsor on the ABI website
  • Photo with ABI CEO Telle Whitney, the award winner, and sponsor representative

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Technical Leadership ABIE Award

$12,000

High Traffic and Visibility   Social Responsibility

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:

  • Opportunity to introduce the award and present it to the 3 recipients
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day the awards are presented
  • Acknowledgement as Awards sponsor in the press release announcing the winners
  • Recognition as Awards sponsor on the ABI website
  • Photo with ABI CEO Telle Whitney, the award winner, and sponsor representative

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Social Impact ABIE Award

$7,500

High Traffic and Visibility   Social Responsibility

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:

  • Opportunity to introduce the award and present it to the 3 recipients
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day the awards are presented
  • Acknowledgement as Awards sponsor in the press release announcing the winners
  • Recognition as Awards sponsor on the ABI website
  • Photo with ABI CEO Telle Whitney, the award winner, and sponsor representative

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award

$7,000

High Traffic and Visibility   Social Responsibility

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:

  • Opportunity to introduce the award and present it to the 3 recipients
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day the awards are presented
  • Acknowledgement as Awards sponsor in the press release announcing the winners
  • Recognition as Awards sponsor on the ABI website
  • Photo with ABI CEO Telle Whitney, the award winner, and sponsor representative

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

A. Richard Newton Educator ABIE Award

$7,000

High Traffic and Visibility   Social Responsibility

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:

  • Opportunity to introduce the award and present it to the 3 recipients
  • 1 complimentary One Day registration pass for the day the awards are presented
  • Acknowledgement as Awards sponsor in the press release announcing the winners
  • Recognition as Awards sponsor on the ABI website
  • Photo with ABI CEO Telle Whitney, the award winner, and sponsor representative

Anticipated Audience: All attendees

Domestic Scholarships

$2,000

Engagement

Description:

GHC Scholarships reward applicants the ability to attend the three day conference. Scholarships cover the cost of travel, lodging, and registration for undergraduate and graduate students who live in the United States.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to provide scholarships for women in specific minority groups

Anticipated Audience: Domestic scholarship recipients

International Scholarships

$4,000

Engagement

Description:

GHC is an international conference, with attendees from over 60 countries in 2014. GHC Scholarships reward applicants the ability to attend the three day conference. Scholarships cover the cost of travel, lodging, and registration for undergraduate and graduate students who live outside of the United States.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to provide scholarships for women in specific minority groups

Anticipated Audience: International scholarship recipients