FORCE11 2018 SPONSORSHIP PROSPECTUS

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About FORCE11

FORCE11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that has arisen organically to help facilitate the change toward improved knowledge creation and sharing. Individually and collectively, we aim to bring about a change in modern scholarly communications through the effective use of information technology.

FORCE11 has grown from a small group of like-minded individuals into an open movement with clearly identified stakeholders associated with emerging technologies, policies, funding mechanisms and business models. The written word has great expressive power to communicate complex ideas.  But our founding assumption is that semantically enhanced, media-rich digital publishing will be more powerful than traditional print media or electronic copies of printed works. However, to date, online versions of ‘scholarly outputs’ have tended to replicate print forms, rather than exploit the additional functionalities afforded by the digital terrain. We believe that digital publishing of enhanced papers will enable more effective scholarly communication, which will also broaden to include, for example, the publication of software tools, and research communication by means of social media channels. We see FORCE11 as a starting point for a community that we hope will grow and be augmented by individual and collective efforts by the participants and others. We invite you to join and contribute to this enterprise.

(FORCE11 grew out of the FORCE Workshop held in Dagstuhl, Germany in August 2011. Hence, the "11" in FORCE11)
 

FORCE11 2018 EVENTS

2018 FORCE11 SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS INSTITUTE (FSCI)

The FORCE11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI) is a summer school that helps people learn how to navigate this new world. Its instructors include leading practitioners from the world of research, libraries, publishing, and research administration. Its courses range from basic orientations through classes in the most advanced topics. Its goal is to provide a friendly, community-based way of learning about and keeping up to date on the latest trends, technologies, and opportunities that are transforming the way science and scholarship is done. FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI) University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA, USA July 30 - August 3, 2018.

FORCE2018 CONFERENCE

The FORCE2018 Conference brings together a diverse group of people interested in changing the way in which scholarly and scientific information is communicated and shared. The goal is to maximize efficiency and accessibility. The conference is non-traditional, with all stakeholders coming to the table for open discussion on an even playing field in support of innovation and coordination across perspectives. The FORCE11 conference draws 250-350 attendees from around the world and this year conference will take place at McGill University in Montreal, CA, October 11-12, 2018.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors and funders have always been a big part of the Force11 community; in acknowledgement of this support, we have designed packages that will allow for maximum visibility before, during, and after either or both events (FSCI and FORCE2018).

Sponsorships are available in any configuration. However, certain levels of contribution come with additional opportunities for your organization to gain exposure.  These opportunities are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. 

PLATINUM LEVEL – DONATIONS OF USD $20,000 OR MORE

Platinum Sponsor will receive the following benefits:

  • Distribution of organization materials at both events
  • Funds dedicated to travel support for students to attend FSCI and/or FORCE2018 conference
  • Reservable Private Meeting Room for Client Discussions (up to 16 people) at FORCE2018
  • (1) Poster slot in FORCE2018 conference Poster Session
  • Organization logo, description and website link from FORCE2018 and FSCI website
  • Organization logo on signage
  • Organization logo slides on the main session screen
  • (3) full conference registrations and (1) full FSCI tuition
  • With a Platinum Level, you receive one item from Group A and one item from Group B.  See Custom Opportunities

GOLD LEVEL – DONATIONS OF USD $10,000

Gold Sponsor will receive the following benefits:    

  • Reservable Semi-Private Meeting Space for Client Discussions (up to 16 people) at FORCE2018
  • (1) Poster slot in FORCE2018 conference Poster Session
  • Organization logo, description and website link from FORCE2018 and FSCI website
  • Organization logo on signage
  • Organization logo slides on the main session screen
  • (2) full conference registrations and (1) full FSCI tuition 
  • With a Gold Level, you receive one item from Group A or two items from Group B.  See Custom Opportunities

SILVER LEVEL – DONATIONS OF USD $5,000

Silver sponsors will receive the following benefits:

  • Organization logo, description and website link from FORCE2018 and FSCI website
  • Organization logo on publicity materials
  • Organization logo on signage
  • Organization logo slides on the main session screen
  • (1) full conference registration and (1) full FSCI tuition 
  • With a Silver Level, you can add Custom Opportunities on an à la carte basis.

OTHER DONATIONS $4,000

Sponsors will receive the following benefits:

  • Organization logo, description and website link from FORCE2018 and FSCI website
  • Organization logo on slides on the main session screen
  • Logo on the FORCE11 website

TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM USD $3,000 

Students and/or those travelling from developing nation participants can apply for financial support for registration, housing and travel. 

DONATIONS OF LESS THAN USD 2,500

All donation of less than $2,500 will supplement the travel fellowship and scholarship program.

 

Please sign up on our Eventbrite sponsorship page

For further information, please contact: sponsors@force11.org


Custom Opportunities

FORCE11 Custom Opportunities are available ONLY for PLATINUM, GOLD and SILVER sponsors. All items are on a first come, first serve basis. To take advantage of the free custom opportunities please commit by May 25, 2018 by 8PM EST and select from a variety of FSCI and FORCE2018 items. If you commit by August 4, 2018 by 8PM EST you can select from a variety of remaining FORCE2018 items. After those dates the remaining Custom Opportunities will be available for purchase only.  

Group A: each item estimated USD $6000 value

Opening Reception Sponsor - FORCE2018 Conference  Hold a stylish reception for all attendees! Place your company front and center with maximum exposure at this much-anticipated networking reception.  Includes: Promotion on conference website, by email, in on-site materials, and signage.
Opening Reception Sponsor - FSCI 2018 Sponsor of the opening reception at the Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, drinks and hors d'oeuvres on Sunday night, July 29.

Poster Reception Sponsor - FORCE2018 Conference

Host scientific poster reception during the conference. Includes: Promotion of event in conference materials and welcoming attendees to the popular Force11 poster reception. Opportunity to customize.
WiFi Sponsor - FORCE2018 Conference  Sponsor Wifi and customize the network name and password to help promote your organization.
Videographer Sponsor - FORCE2018 Conference  Support Force11 by archiving the 2018 conference and permanently brand your message with the annual conference (acknowledgement in the video, distributed in public platforms)
Namebadge Lanyard Sponsor - FORCE2018 Conference Your logo with every attendee
Namebadge Lanyard Sponsor - FSCI 2018 Your logo with every attendee
Lunch Sponsor (two available) - FORCE2018 Conference Sponsor of the delegate lunch including food and drinks on October 11, 2018. Includes: acknowledgment before break, buffet table signage, promotional item on buffet tables, possible customization.
FORCE2018 Conference Custom Delegate Giveaway item We can work with you to have your organization’s name and/or logo associated with or printed on a sponsored item i.e. T-shirt, mug, flashdrive, candy, etc. (choices of item TBD). We will distribute items to each attendee at FORCE2018. 

 

Group  B: each item estimated USD $3000 value

Refreshment Break Sponsor x 4 - FORCE2018 Conference A relaxing opportunity to communicate with attendees. Includes: Acknowledgment before break, buffet table signage, promotional item on buffet tables, possible customization. Four breaks available
Refreshment Break Sponsor x 9 - FSCI 2018 A relaxing opportunity to communicate with attendees. Includes: Acknowledgment before break, buffet table signage, promotional item on buffet tables, possible customization. Nine breaks available
Student Travel Sponsor - FORCE2018 Conference Sponsor students in support of attendance, travel, and housing costs to attend the conference
Student Travel Sponsor - FSCI 2018 Sponsor students in support of attendance, travel, and housing costs to attend the conference
Speaker Travel Sponsor - FORCE2018 Conference Sponsor a speaker or speakers in support of travel and housing costs to attend the conference
Speaker Travel Sponsor - FSCI 2018 Sponsor a speaker or speakers in support of travel and housing costs to attend the conference
Hack-a-thon Sponsor - FORCE2018 Conference Sponsor the FORCE11 Hack-a-Thon. This includes the room, technical set up, food and beverages.
Hack-a-thon Sponsor - FSCI 2018  Sponsor the FSCI Hack-a-Thon. This includes the room, technical set up, food and beverages.

 

SPONSORSHIP POLICIES

Payment policy

  • All sponsorships must be paid in full prior to the start of the events. Sponsorships requiring invoices for late payment will be charged 10% interest commencing 60 days following the issue date of any unpaid invoice. Thank you.

Cancellation policy

  • All cancellations are assessed a $250.00 administrative processing fee.
  • If cancellation occurs more than 3 months prior to the event, Sponsor shall receive a 100% refund of any sponsorship monies less the administrative processing fee.
  • If cancellation occurs less than 3 months prior to the event, Sponsor shall receive a 50% refund of any sponsorship monies less the administrative processing fee.
  • If cancellation occurs less than 2 months prior to the event, there is no refund of any sponsorship monies.

Sponsor Poster Policy

  • Sponsor posters should clearly identify the sponsor. Sponsor posters must be submitted through the submission system. These are non peer review posters and not subject to program committee review, but this will provide conference organizers an opportunity for feedback if any concerns are identified.

Other

  • Force11 does not assume any responsibility for the safety and protection of Sponsor’s property.
  • Force11 reserves the right to prohibit, in whole or in part, any exhibit, advertisement or sponsorship that it deems to be inappropriate.
  • Sponsor agrees not to display or disseminate any material that in the opinion of Force11 is unsuitable.
  • Force11 reserves the right to refuse any person admission to the event without assigning any reason.