Sponsorship Chair Duties

The Sponsorship Chair is responsible for collecting funding from two kinds of sources: granting institutions and corporations.

Granting institution sponsorship

The lead time is approx. 1 year. A formal proposal is usually required. Many funding institutions are unwilling to fund a conference more than once.


Corporate sponsorship

Corporations must be approached several times:

Corporate sponsors have very tight restrictions on the use of their logos. Last-minute sponsors may not be able to get all the advertising promised.

It is possible to create several tiers of sponsorship. The meaning of these tiers should be made very clear to the public.

Advertising that corporations may be offered:

Authors: Eduard Hovy, 2000, from notes by Rick Wojcik and Gary Coen.