Sponsorships Chairs Report for 2004 Deborah Dahl, Sponsorships Chair firstname.lastname@example.org Antonia Marti, Local Sponsorships Chair email@example.com This year we were very fortunate that the Forum for Cultures was able to provide the facilities and some services for free because the ACL meeting is part of the Forum for Cultures. This was of significant benefit to the ACL and was greatly appreciated. The Forum for Cultures sponsorship required coordinating with the Forum for Cultures so that no ACL sponsors were competitors of Forum Sponsors (who had been promised exclusive sponsorships). In practice this was not a problem because the businesses of the ACL and Forum sponsors did not overlap. The Student Workshop also received a grant from the National Science Foundation for $$22,400. This year we offered several levels of sponsorships -- Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. as well as a banquet sponsorship. As of June 30, we had one Silver ($3,000) and two Bronze ($1,000) sponsors for a total of $5000. The Silver sponsor was Comprendium, and the Bronze sponsors were Xerox Research Center Europe and Daedalus. Cambra de Comerc de Barcelona sponsored the conference banquet (6,000 euros, approximately $7,300). We had 8 institutional sponsors: Ajuntament de Barcelona Generalitat de Catalunya Spanish Government Universitat de Barcelona Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Universitat Pompeu Fabra Universitat Ramon Llull Point for discussion: For 2004 we've put together a database of sponsorship contacts with a total of over 300 contacts in Europe, North America, and Asia which we used for both general mailings and individual mailings soliciting sponsorships. We can pass this information along to next year's sponsorships chairs.