Thanks to our Sponsors
Generate excitement for your products and services, build relationships and increase your long-term exposure by sponsoring an event at the INFORMS Annual Meeting San Francisco 2014. Expected attendance is 4,500. INFORMS invites you to maximize your organization's visibility before, during and after the meeting through these sponsorship opportunities. You will receive approximately 50,000 impressions through on-site, online and print advertising promotion. Customized packages are available. Platinum and gold levels can be achieved by combining sponsorship opportunities or selecting individual events from the list below with amounts of $10,000, $15,000 or higher.
Platinum sponsors are considered important partners in the success of the Annual Meeting. Select opportunities totaling $15,000 and above to reach platinum status with high-level recognition and visibility. Exhibit booth purchase can be applied to platinum status. Platinum sponsors receive the following benefits in addition to any specific recognition that may be associated with the event(s) selected:
Gold sponsors select from sponsorship opportunities at contribution levels between $10,000 and $15,000. Exhibit booth purchase can be applied to gold status. Gold sponsors receive the following benefits in addition to any specific recognition that may be associated with the event(s) selected:
$30,000 - Co-Sponsors Invited
Co-sponsored by FICO
Co-sponsored by University of California, Berkeley-Haas School of Business
Co-sponsored by University of California, Berkeley-College of Engineering
Tuesday, November 11, 7:30-9:30pm
The General Reception is the largest and most popular social event of the Annual Meeting, where attendees enjoy great food, networking with colleagues and festive entertainment.
Recognition: Platinum benefits, prominent signage and verbal recognition at event
$20,000 - Co-Sponsors Invited
Co-sponsored by Chinese University of Hong Kong
Co-sponsored by Rutgers University
Co-sponsored by Columbia University
Co-sponsored by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Business
Co-sponsored by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Engineering
Co-sponsored by Stanford University
Sunday, November 9, 7:30-9:00pm
The Welcome Reception is held on the first evening of the meeting in the Exhibit Hall and brings together all participants at the beginning of the meeting. Participants can also browse the exhibits. Great food and soft drinks are served.
Recognition: Platinum benefits, prominent signage
$20,000 - SOLD
Sponsored by IBM
Put your logo on the bag that every attendee receives, carries and takes home for years of use. It's long-term visibility for your company and your affiliation with OR/MS professionals.
Recognition: Platinum benefits, logo on bag, prominent signage at registration
Support this vital educational component of the INFORMS Annual Meeting. LCD projectors in all technical sessions enhance presentations on the latest developments in the field of operations research and related disciplines
Recognition: Platinum benefits, prominent signage at registration
$15,000 - Co-Sponsors Invited
Co-sponsored by Caterpillar
Sunday, November 9, 8:30-9:45pm
This select event honors the winners of INFORMS most prestigious awards, including the von Neumann Prize, the Kimball Medal and the Lanchester Prize. A high-level audience of 400 OR/MS professionals attend. Sparkling wine, desserts and coffee will be served.
Recognition: Platinum benefits, prominent signage at the ceremony, logo on welcome slide as people enter the room, verbal recognition at ceremony
$15,000 - SOLD
Sponsored by The Seth Bonder Foundation
Monday, November 10, 7:30pm-9:00pm
All students registered for the meeting are encouraged to attend this special reception and program for an opportunity to learn, socialize and network with other students and INFORMS leaders. INFORMS leaders will provide commentary and lead a formal dialog with students. Sponsors of this event will be on the forefront of showcasing the value and prestige of our field with leaders of tomorrow.
Recognition: Gold benefits, prominent signage at the registration area all week, verbal recognition at the event
$10,000 - All Breaks - SOLD
Sponsored by City University of Hong Kong
Be there and be recognized when attendees flock to the refreshment buffets for coffee at morning and afternoon breaks.
Recognition: Gold benefits for $10,000 only, prominent signage at break
$10,000 - Co-Sponsors Invited - SOLD
Co-Sponsored by Chevron
Co-Sponsored by The University of Texas at Dallas
Monday November 10, 7:30-9:00pm
This prestigious invitation only reception, hosted by Dr. Candace Yano, General Chair, draws an exclusive group of 300 OR/MS and INFORMS leaders, including cluster chairs of meeting tracks, members of the Organizing Committee, and INFORMS Board members. Elegant reception with hosted wine.
Recognition: Verbal recognition by the General Chair, prominent signage at the event, complimentary admission to the reception for up to 3 company personnel
A great opportunity for high visibility at the conference over 4 full days. Full-color, 3” x 5” logo on all meeting room track signs posted outside each session room (80+ rooms) daily.
Recognition: Gold benefits, plus your logo on each sign.
Showcase your company’s logo with a free standing charging station that charges up to 15 devices simultaneously. These stations are compatible with over 99% of all cell phones, tablets, cameras, laptops and other devices. Custom vinyl wrap with protective lamination is included with price.
Recognition: Logo on charging station
$7,000 - SOLD
Sponsored by AIMMS
Every one of our 4,500 attendees will display your company logo on the canvas badge holder they wear all during the meeting. A perfect way to gain visibility for your company and also display your support of the INFORMS meeting.
Recognition: Prominent signage at the registration area, logo on badge holders
$5,000 per day
Monday or Tuesday, November 9 or 10
Researchers, practitioners and students share their work in OR/MS in these sessions featuring poster displays, laptop demonstrations or other creative formats. Sessions will be held in or near the Exhibit Hall during lunch breaks on Monday and Tuesday when no other sessions or events are scheduled. Presenters will be available to meet attendees and discuss their work. Two awards will recognize the best presentations.
Recognition: Prominent signage at the registration area all week plus signage Monday or Tuesday at the display area, opportunity for a company representative to join a high-level group of judges for the competition
Sunday, November 9, 7:00-8:00am
Invitation only breakfast hosted by the INFORMS Membership Committee to welcome and orient members who are new to INFORMS. Continental breakfast will be served.
Recognition: Verbal recognition at the breakfast, prominent signage at the event
$7,000 - SOLD
Sponsored by AIMMS
Showcase your company's logo with prominent signage at the Technology Center, located in the heart of the exhibit hall, and on the opening screen of the computers at the center.
Recognition: Signage at the center, logo on the opening screen at each general use computer and logo on table signs on surrounding tables
$5,000 - Co-Sponsors invited
Co-sponsored by SAS
Co-sponsored by Caterpillar
Co-sponsored by National University of Singapore
Co-sponsored by Iowa State University
Friday, November 7
6:00pm-8:00pm - Dinner
Saturday, November 8
7:30am-4:30pm - Colloquium
The Colloquium is aimed at the needs of doctoral students who are deciding between a career as an academic or as a practitioner. Sessions will examine both career options and comparing/choosing between the two. It will also address topics like navigating the job hunt and suggestions about how to start preparing and position themselves for the job market. All PhD-granting programs in operations research, management science and related fields are invited to nominate students for participation in the Doctoral Student Colloquium. Expected attendance: 100+ of the leading graduates of 2014.
Recognition: Prominent signage at the dinners and meeting, logo on welcome slide as people enter the room at the meeting, 5-minute welcome address with required advance approval.
$2,000 - SOLD
Sponsored by GAMS
Student volunteers are critical to the successful operations of the Annual Conference. They offer assistance to participants and INFORMS staff and are easily identified with the t-shirts provided. Add your logo to the shirts and get exposure at the conference and for many months following the conference.
Recognition: Logo on t-shirts
Get the maximum exposure for your sponsorship support. Make your selection today and your company will be listed on the meeting website.