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SIGAda 2004
Sponsored by ACM SIGAda
November 14-18 2004
Atlanta, Georgia

ACM SIGAda's annual conference is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious event dedicated to Ada technology in the world. Our 22nd annual conference, SIGAda 2004 will be held November 14-18, in Atlanta, Ga. Atlanta is a marvelous place to hold a conference as it has pleasant weather in November facilitating technical discussions in a congenial environment. SIGAda 2004 will feature technical sessions, tutorials, and a vendor exhibition. SIGAda 2004 promises to draw our usual rich mix of Ada practitioners, researchers, vendors, academics, and Government representatives for the highest level forum of technical exchanges and business contacts.

SIGAda 2004's Local Arrangements Chair (also the catalyst behind the Walnut Creek Ada CD before Walnut Creek ceased to exist) is both a recent Lockheed-Martin employee and a current Microsoft employee.  In the former role he is leveraging his contacts and influence to solicit participation from the large LM projects in the Atlanta area as both paper submitters and conference attendees.  In the latter role he has already gained the support of Microsoft for the conference in the form of a Platinum sponsorship, opening the door for an interesting face-to-face investigation of mutually beneficial collaboration between Microsoft and vendors as well as users of Ada technology.  This degree of advance organizing and cooperation is unprecedented in Ada conference planning and is paying off in energy throughout the conference committee to take advantage of these already in-hand opportunities for submissions and attendees.  This not only translates into a unique opportunity for Ada vendors but promises new (and more) Ada users at the conference for Ada vendors to meet.

A conference program featuring our tradition of refereed papers and "big name" invited speakers on nationally important topics, strong local support from Microsoft and registration fees competitive with any other technical conference are generating strong early interest in SIGAda 2004 and the promise of increased attendance at SIGAda 2004.

SIGAda conference attendees' interests include software-engineering technologies such as high-integrity systems, distributed computing, real-time processing, and open systems & standards. Because of its reputation for safety and reliability, Ada is used in aerospace, biomedical, transportation, and embedded systems. Because many of today's systems are developed in multiple programming languages and rely heavily on COTS software, our attendees are also interested in non-Ada libraries, tools, related applications technologies, and mixed-language solution support. Our typical attendee is a senior engineer who influences software purchasing decisions in a high maturity organization.

COST EFFECTIVE EXHIBITING: Of particular interest to potential exhibitors, SIGAda is continuing to make our Exhibit Hall an even more cost-effective experience for you. This year we will repeat last year's exhibit space format. Our exhibit space rental provides a draped Table-Top booth  with two chairs and electrical access. (No extra "decorating charges" are necessary.)  Single Table Top booths are the only space option we offer. Like all recent SIGAda conferences, the exhibition will be one and a half days (Tuesday-Wednesday, November 16-17), which prove to be sufficient time for our attendees to visit all exhibitors and for you to make the contacts you need. And, every exhibiting company at the $2K Silver Sponsorship level or higher gets one free full-conference registration (two for $4K Platinum sponsors!) and a vendor presentation integrated into our technical sessions.

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS: SIGAda again invites companies to contribute to, and become a part of, SIGAda 2004 and SIGAda's success by becoming SIGAda 2004 Corporate Sponsors, starting at the lowered fee of $2000 which used to be the basic exhibiting fee and which we hope will be the beginning choice of all of SIGAda's supporters. Your sponsorship enhances the value of the event for attendees and presents you,  our Corporate Sponsors, more visible opportunities to be recognized as industry leaders. Several tailorable levels of Corporate Sponsorship have been established, each providing benefits greater in value than making similar contributions under previous separately priced sponsorship arrangements. All Corporate Sponsors' names and your logos will be prominently recognized in the SIGAda 2004 Final Program (FP), in online conference publicity, and on tote bags given to all attendees. Benefits and options at SIGAda 2004 for Corporate Sponsors are shown in the following table. Contact the Exhibits Chair for case-by-case tailoring discussions.

Basic Exhibitor
One 6' Table Top Booth
(we drape the Table, provide Chairs, and can provide electrical access)
+ Exhibits Guide Description & Links from our website
Corporate Sponsorship
All Basic Exhibitor Benefits
+ 1 complimentary conference registration
+ 20-minute vendor presentation in a regular technical session
+ a small Ad in the conference Proceedings & CD
+ Logos on Registration Bags & Publicity Covers
+ 1-page advertising insert in the Reg Bag
Corporate Sponsorship
All Silver Benefits
+ 30-minute vendor presentation (instead of 20 minutes)
+ Half-Page Ads (FP & Proceedings & CD) 
+ Multi-Page Reg Bag Inserts
Corporate Sponsorship
All Gold Benefits
+ 2nd Comp Registration
+ Full-Page Ads (FP & Proceedings & CD)

Badge Lanyards and other Give-Aways are among additional opportunities at each sponsorship level,
and we can tailor the above-described benefits as companies desire. This will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.  

In addition to the complimentary conference attendance benefits stated above, Early-Member Rates for Tutorials and the Conference are offered to the exhibit staff of all Exhibitor/Sponsor companies.

For further information and discussions regarding SIGAda 2004 Corporate Sponsorships and Exhibiting,
please contact Greg Gicca, SIGAda 2004 Exhibits Chair, at 603-429-3415 or AdaMark at sd.aonix.com

More Exhibiting & Sponsorship information, including applications and Exhibitor Kit (avail. in Oct.), are at:

Updated 1 March 2004 -- cgr