SIGAda 2008 Exhibit and Sponsor Fees
EXHIBITING &
CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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SIGAda 2008
Sponsored by ACM SIGAda
October 26-30
Portland, Oregon

ACM SIGAda’s annual conference is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious event dedicated to software development for safety, security, and high reliability systems with emphasis on Ada technology in the world. Our 26th annual conference, SIGAda 2008 will be held October 26-30, in Portland, Oregon. Portland is a marvelous place to hold a conference as it has pleasant weather in October facilitating technical discussions in a congenial environment. SIGAda 2008 will feature technical sessions, tutorials, workshops, and a vendor exhibition. SIGAda 2008 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.

A conference program featuring our tradition of refereed papers and “big name” invited speakers on nationally important topics, strong local support and registration fees competitive with any other technical conference are generating strong early interest in SIGAda 2008 and the promise of increased attendance at SIGAda 2008.

SIGAda conference attendees’ interests include software-engineering technologies such as high-integrity systems, distributed computing, real-time processing, and open systems and 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, October 28-29), 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 2008 and SIGAda’s success by becoming SIGAda 2008 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 2008 Final Program (FP), in online conference publicity, and on tote bags given to all attendees. Benefits and options at SIGAda 2008 for Corporate Sponsors are shown in the following table. Contact the Exhibits Chair for case-by-case tailoring discussions.

DESIGNATION CONTRIBUTION BENEFITS
Basic Exhibitor $1,000 One 6’ Table Top Booth
(we drape the Table, provide Chairs, and can provide electrical access)
+ Exhibits Guide Description & Links from our website
SILVER
Corporate Sponsorship
$2,000 All Basic Exhibitor Benefits
+ 1 complimentary conference registration
+ 20-minute vendor presentation in a regular technical session
+ a small Ad in the conference Proceedings and DVD
+ Logos on Registration Bags and Publicity Covers
+ 1-page advertising insert in the Reg Bag
GOLD
Corporate Sponsorship
$3,000 All Silver Benefits
+ 30-minute vendor presentation (instead of 20 minutes)
+ Half-Page Ads (FP and Proceedings and DVD)
+ Multi-Page Reg Bag Inserts
PLATINUM
Corporate Sponsorship
$4,000 All Gold Benefits
+ 2nd Comp Registration
+ Full-Page Ads (FP and Proceedings and DVD)

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.

More Exhibiting and Sponsorship information, including applications and Exhibitor Kit (available in October), are at:
http://www.sigada.org/conf/sigada2008/exhibits.html


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