Sponsorship Options

The Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences will be held between July 24 and 30, 2016 at the University of Colorado in Boulder, USA.

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 platinum, gold, and silver 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 figured 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 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.

Sponsorship Levels

The table below provides an easy comparison of benefit options for sponsors and exhibitors, as compared to delegates, scholars and exchange affiliates.

  Platinum Sponsor Gold Sponsor Silver Sponsor Exhibitor

Delegate (Company - Industry

Scholar (Researcher, Academic) Exchange Affiliate  
  $5000+ $3000 - $4999 $1500 - $2999 $125 - $999

$1099 (early bird rate available)

$719 (early bird and student rates available) Registration at affiliate conference in exchange
(a) Option to publish paper in proceedings . . . . . + +
(b) Next year ISSS membership (for 2016), including an online subscription to Systems Research and Behavioral Sciences . . . . + + .
(c) Registration for plenaries and parallel streams 3 2 1 . 1 1 Per agreement
(d) On-line access to the proceedings of all meetings + + + . + + +
(e) Lunches 3 2 1 . + + +
(f) Listing in hardcopy program book + + + + + + +
(g) Option for attendee to display authored work at book table . . . . + + +
(h) Option for non-attendee to display publications at book table + + + $25 to $100 + + +
(i) Option to display poster + + + $150 . + +
(j) Option for dedicated exhibit space + + + $300 . . .
(k) Option for materials inserted into conference bag + + + $125 to $175 . . .
(l) Logo and weblink on ISSS conference page + + + . . . +
(m) Live mic mention at conference + + . . . . .

Benefits for each of the sponsorship levels are detailed below (keyed to the index in the table, above).

Platinum Sponsor

A sponsor contributing $5000 demonstrates deep commitment to the systems sciences. A platinum sponsor receives the following benefits:

  • Three (3) registrations for plenaries and parallel streams
  • On-line access to all years of proceedings
  • Lunches for 3
  • Listing in hardcopy program book
  • Option for non-attendee to display publications at book table
  • Option to display poster
  • Option for dedicated exhibit space
  • Option for materials inserted into conference bag
  • Logo and weblink on ISSS conference page
  • Live mic mention at conference

Sponsors are presumed as for-profit or not-for-profit organizations. Conference attendees are assumed to be delegates observing the meeting, rather than scholars actively contributing publications. Institutional memberships are available for ongoing support of the ISSS.

Gold Sponsor

A sponsor contributing $3000 to $4999 has a significant presence at the conference. A gold sponsor receives the following benefits:

  • Two (2) registration for plenaries and parallel streams
  • On-line access to all years of proceedings
  • Lunches for 2
  • Listing in hardcopy program book
  • Option for non-attendee to display publications at book table
  • Option to display poster
  • Option for dedicated exhibit space
  • Option for materials inserted into conference bag
  • Logo and weblink on ISSS conference page
  • Live mic mention at conference

Sponsors are presumed as for-profit or not-for-profit organizations. Conference attendees are assumed to be delegates observing the meeting, rather than scholars actively contributing publications. Institutional memberships are available for ongoing support of the ISSS.

Silver Sponsor

A sponsor contributing $1500 to $2999 receives the following benefits:

  • One (1) registration for plenaries and parallel streams
  • On-line access to all years of proceedings
  • Lunches for 1
  • Listing in hardcopy program book
  • Option for non-attendee to display publications at book table
  • Option to display poster
  • Option for dedicated exhibit space
  • Option for materials inserted into conference bag
  • Logo and weblink on ISSS conference page

Sponsors are presumed as for-profit or not-for-profit organizations. Conference attendees are assumed to be delegates observing the meeting, rather than scholars actively contributing publications. Institutional memberships are available for ongoing support of the ISSS.

Exhibitor

An exhibitor can select services to be provided during the annual meeting. Benefits include:

  • Option for non-attendee to display publications at book table, $25 to $100
  • Option to display poster, $150
  • Option for dedicated exhibit space, $300
  • Option for materials inserted into conference bag, $125 to $175

Organizations interested in exhibiting at the annual meeting should contact the ISSS office at enquiryisss@gmail.com.

Delegate

A delegate is an individual attending from Industry/Corporate organizations, primarily to learn and report back to colleagues. Benefits include:

  • Next year ISSS membership (for the following calendar year), including an online subscription to Systems Research and Behavioral Science
  • Registration for plenaries and parallel streams
  • On-line access to all years of proceedings
  • Lunches
  • Listing in hardcopy program book
  • Option for attendee to display authored work at book table
  • Option for non-attendee to display publications at book table

Scholar

A scholar is a member of the systems science community who is interested in both contributing and receiving knowledge on an extended horizon. Benefits include:

  • Option to publish paper in proceedings
  • Next year ISSS membership (for the following calendar year), including an online subscription to Systems Research and Behavioral Science
  • Registration for plenaries and parallel streams
  • On-line access to all years of proceedings
  • Lunches
  • Listing in hardcopy program book
  • Option for attendee to display authored work at book table
  • Option for non-attendee to display publications at book table
  • Option to display poster

Most attendees at ISSS meetings are scholars, from educational institutions and research organizations.

Exchange affiliate

An exchange affiliate has an ongoing relationship with the ISSS. The representative(s) of the affiliate receive most of the same privileges as a scholar.

  • Option to publish paper in proceedings
  • 1 for 1 registration(s) for plenaries and parallel streams
  • On-line access to all years of proceedings
  • Lunches
  • Listing in hardcopy program book
  • Option for attendee to display authored work at book table
  • Option for non-attendee to display publications at book table
  • Option to display poster
  • Logo and weblink on ISSS conference page

The ongoing commitment of the exchange affiliate is recognized in the cosponsorship of the annual meeting.