The Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.
Delegates from company and/or industry are welcomed. Their motivations for attending are presumed to be primarily for the collection of intelligence that may benefit their sponsoring organizations, and/or extended learning through direct interaction with subject matter experts in the systems sciences.
This annual event also convenes for the benefit of scholars (commonly in roles as researchers and/or academics as individuals with membership in the society) who seek input on works in progress (e.g. papers) and collaborate on knowledge development in the systems sciences through workshops. The ISSS also invites exchange affiliates to send delegates to encourage continual open exchanges of ideas and thinking.
Sponsors at the Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze levels are organizations and/or institutions with an interest in the ongoing vitality of the systems movements. The organization may benefit from promotion of its name or brand amongst systems scientists, from the level of established figures down through students and novices. Exhibitors may negotiate quid-pro-quo arrangements for specific consideration by contacting the ISSS Office.
The International Society for the Systems Sciences is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Sponsorships of the annual meeting primarily enables a larger budget for travel support for speakers, and additional amenities for meeting attendees.
The table below provides an easy comparison of benefit options for sponsors and exhibitors, as compared to delegates, scholars and exchange affiliates.