Gateways 2022 Sponsors

Gateways 2022
Sponsorship Prospectus

 

Science gateways allow science and engineering communities to access shared data, software, computing services, instruments, educational materials, and other resources specific to their disciplines. They are typically a community-developed web portal or a suite of desktop applications.

Conference Purpose

The Gateways Conference series brings together a community of people who create, support, and use gateways for science, engineering, and other disciplines. Together, they share their experience and expertise while highlighting the potential for and achievements of gateways. The gathering serves as a forum for the discussion of challenges, opportunities, and solutions in this community. We invite your organization to join us for this unique opportunity to promote your products, services, and resources among decision-makers and innovators from a diverse array of organizations. 

The conference is organized by the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI). Founded in 2016, SGCI is funded by the NSF to provide services and resources for gateway development, programs for learning, and networking opportunities to members of the gateway community. To learn more about our organization and initiatives, visit https://sciencegateways.org

2022 Details

This year, the conference will be Tuesday, October 18 through Thursday, October 20, at Venue 808 in San Diego, CA. Please see the Gateways 2022 Conference website for additional details on the program as it develops: https://sciencegateways.org/gateways2022

Conference Facts

  • As many as 120-140 participants per year

  • Attendees come from diverse public and private higher-education institutions, non-profits, and government research laboratories, as well as established and startup companies.

  • Three-day comprehensive program with keynote presentations, panels, participant presentations and large-group networking and discussion opportunities

 

For reference, links to all our previous conferences are listed here:

https://sciencegateways.org/networking-community/annual-conference.  

 

Why Sponsor?

Sponsoring Gateways 2022 provides a unique opportunity for your organization to support the exchange of ideas and innovations, while promoting your products, services, and resources to a receptive audience in the area of science gateways. The event includes an evening reception on Tuesday, October 18, allowing sponsors to showcase their offerings. In addition, sponsors can network with attendees, and recruit individuals eager to pursue careers in the field also at the Conference Dinner on Wednesday, October 19.

As a sponsor of SGCI’s Gateways 2022 conference, you connect with faculty, research scientists, gateway developers, IT professionals, and students, as well as peer organizations. Sponsors enjoy meaningful, face-to-face conversations with attendees who make or influence technology and purchasing decisions as well as principal investigators who may consider your organization when applying for future funding. eScience typically attracts international and interdisciplinary research communities, plus developers and users of eScience applications and enabling IT technologies.

Who Should Sponsor?

  • Software developers, particularly gateway components or tools and products that support access to shared resources

  • Gateway platform or system developers

  • Service providers, such as cloud services, consulting, software engineering, etc.

  • Hardware or resource providers, such as for HPC, hosting, networking, etc.

  • Information resources providers, such as data, databases, digital libraries, etc.

  • Universities and research institutes

  • Association/membership organizations

 

All sponsors, regardless of level, will be offered the following:

  • Acknowledgment on the Gateways conference website, printed materials, and displays. Displays will be in the plenary session space.

  • Table for presentation of your materials during the conference (brochures, displays, etc.)

  • Participation in the evening Reception and Poster Session and Conference Dinner, which will be attended by Gateways registrants and is included in the registration fee

  • Opportunity to provide materials for Gateways conference registration bags, including brochures and/or branded swag

  • Social-media mentions during conference via Science Gateways Community Institute Twitter feed

  • Advertising space in the event program

Sponsorship Levels

Sponsorship Level

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Sponsorship amount (For-profit Organizations)

$5000

$4000

$3000

$1500

Sponsorship amount (Non-profit and Academic Organizations)

$4000

$3000

$2000

$1000

Included Benefits

       

Optional Speaking Opportunity 

Plenary Session to all attendees (5 min.) 

n/a

n/a

n/a

Attendee List with Opportunity to Email Before Conference (Provided After Registration Closes)

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

High-Visibility Exhibit Table
(4 Available; First Come, First Served)

Y

Y

— 

— 

Exhibit Table in Plenary Session Room Throughout Conference

— 

— 

Y

Y

Complimentary Registrations (Valued at about $700 Each)

3

2

1

0

Extra Registration as “Sustaining Sponsor”*

1

1

0

0

Signage with Name/Logo at Conference Event

Near Registration and Tuesday Reception & Poster Session

Near Registration and Tuesday Reception & Poster Session

n/a

n/a

Name/Logo at Front of Event Program and Next to Sponsored Event Listing

Y

Y

Y

Y

Name/Logo and Link on Conference Website

Y

Y

Y

Y

Informational Materials and/or Swag in Conference Bags

Y

Y

Y

Y

Social Media Mentions During Conference (Minimum)

5

3

2

1

Additional Conference Support Opportunities

In addition to the opportunities described above, sponsors at any level have the option to additionally
supply materials for the conference (as available):

  • Conference Bags: Attendees’ tote bag features sponsor logo. Conference organizers will arrange for printing. ($1,000)

  • Lanyards: Provide attendees with branded lanyards for name badges. Conference organizers will arrange for printing or sponsor can provide lanyards as an in-kind donation. ($400 if conference staff prints, or $0 if sponsor donates pre-printed lanyards)

  • Useful swag, such as pens, pads of paper, flyers, and other items may be provided by a sponsor for no additional sponsorship fee and will be included in the conference bags.

Sustaining Sponsor Bonus*

Any organization that has maintained continuous support each year since its initial participation in the Gateways conference series for in-person events and sponsors this year at the Platinum or Gold level will receive one (1) additional complimentary registration and acknowledgement as a “Sustaining Sponsor.” Continuing sponsors at the Silver or Bronze level will also receive acknowledgement as a “Sustaining Sponsor” but no additional registrations.