Sponsorship Opportunities

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The FORCE2016 Conference is only possible through the generous contributions of our sponsors.

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES:  SIGN UP FORM

We appreciate all contributions!  Below are suggested packages or you may contact us and we will work on tailoring a package for your needs.  

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please fill out the form above or reach out to Elie Wiese at wiesee@ohsu.edu


Platinum Level – Donations of $15,000 or More 

Platinum Sponsor will receive the following benefits: 

  • Distribution of company materials
  • Name and company logo associated with or printed on a sponsored item (if applicable)
  • (3) full conference registrations
  • Organization logo, description and website link from FORCE2016 website
  • Organization logo on publicity materials
  • Organization logo on signage
  • Organization logo slides on the main session screen
  • Exclusive sponsorship of one of the items from blue box below

Gold Level – Donations of $10,000

Gold Sponsor will receive the following benefits:    

  • Name and company logo associated with or printed on a sponsored item (if applicable)
  • (2) full conference registration
  • Organization logo, description and website link from FORCE2016 website
  • Organization logo on publicity materials
  • Organization logo on signage
  • Organization logo slides on the main session screen
  • Co-sponsor of one of the items from blue box below

Conference Items and Activities for Platinum and Gold Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors may select one of the following items to exclusively sponsor.

Gold sponsors may select one of the following items to co-sponsor.

  • Travel Fellowships: The funds are used to pay for registration, travel, room and board. Travel Fellowships are a way to assist those attending from developing nations, as well as students.
  • Conference App: We are going "green" this year. Sponsor the conference app - where delegates will access the agenda and other important conference details. Your organizations logo will be featured.
  • Keynote: Sponor a keynote session.
  • Streaming Video: Sponsor of the video recording of the conference sessions to include live streaming and edited recordings posted on the conference website.
  • Live Graphic Note Taker: Sponsor of a professional artist to visually record all sessions during the event.
  • Hack-a-Thon: Sponsor the conference Hack-a-Thon. This includes the room, technical set up, food and beverages.
  • Prizes: Sponsor the prizes for the best “great idea” from the flash talk session, best poster, and best demo.
  • $1K Challenge: Sponsor of a $1K challenge to the community. Sponsor will have input on the type of challenge to be presented, as well as participate in the review and selection of the (5) winners.
  • Demo and Poster Room: Sponsor of the Demo and Poster session includes room, technical set up and food and beverages.
  • Speaker Expenses: Sponsor a speaker or speakers in support of travel and housing costs to attend the conference.
  • Morning, Portland-Style Coffee Break: Sponsor of the drinks and treats brought to you from the local donut sensation
  • Unique Afternoon Ice Cream Break: Sponsor a break hosted by Food Network's top 5 ice creams in the country, Salt and Straw. Locally made and treasured, this break will get the attendees talking.
  • Lunch: Sponsor of the delegate lunch including food and drinks.
  • "Food and Fun" Reception: Sponsor of the evening reception food and drinks on Monday night during the Demo and Poster Session. The reception will feature farm to fork style appetizers and beverages.
  • Microbrew Tasting: Sponsor the fun tasting of local NW microbrews during the Monday night reception.
  • NW Wine and Cheese Tram Reception: Sponsor an exlusive tram ride connecting you from the South Waterfront to the OHSU campus on the hill. NW wines and cheeses will await the attendees at the top of the tram with a wonderful view of the city.
  • Delegate reusable lunch bags: Sponsor or sponsors of the registration bags that will double as reusable lunch bags. Sponsor logo will be featured and given to each delegate.
  • Delegate Badge Lanyards: Sponsor of the conference badge lanyards printed with sponsor logo given to each delegate.
  • Water Bottle: Sponsor an “on-the-go” refillable water bottle, printed with sponsor logo given to each delegate.

Silver Level – Donations of $5,000

Silver sponsors will receive the following benefits:     

  • (1) full conference registration
  • Organization logo, description and website link from FORCE2016 website
  • Organization logo on publicity materials
  • Organization logo on signage
  • Organization logo slides on the main session screenStreaming Video
  • Co-sponsor of one of the items from blue box below

Conference Items and Activities for Silver Sponsors

Silver sponsor may select one of the following items to co-sponsor with this package. 

  • Hack-a-Thon: Sponsor the conference Hack-a-Thon. This includes room, technical set up, food and beverages.
  • Speaker Expenses: Sponsor a speaker or speakers in support of travel and housing costs to attend the conference.
  • Prizes: Sponsor the prizes for the best “great idea” from the flash talk session, best poster, and best demo.
  • Morning, Portland-Style Coffee Break: Sponsor of the drinks and treats brought to you from the local donut sensation
  • Delegate reusable lunch bags: Sponsor or sponsors of the registration bags that will double as reusable lunch bags. Sponsor logo will be featured and given to each delegate.
  • Delegate Badge Lanyards: Sponsor of the conference badge lanyards printed with sponsor logo given to each delegate.
  • Water Bottle: Sponsor an “on-the-go” refillable water bottle, printed with sponsor logo given to each delegate.

Bronze Level – Donations of $3,000 for corporations, $1,000 for individuals

Bronze sponsors will receive the following benefits:

  • (1) full conference registration
  • Organization logo, description and website link from FORCE2016 website
  • Organization logo on publicity materials
  • Organization logo on signage
  • Organization logo slides on the main session screenStreaming Video

*Travel Fellowships (for students and developing nation participants) - Donations of $1,000 (1 participant) and up

If you wish to donate funds only for Travel Fellowship or in addition to the packages above, please indicate this on the sign up form. At the previous conference we were able to fund 37 students and representatives from emerging countries to attend the conference. The funds are used to pay for travel, room and board. Travel Fellowships are a way to assist those attending from developing nations as well as students.


Other

If you wish to donate a prize for best vision talk, best poster, best demo, or support with raffles, please indicate this on the sign up form.

Please complete the sponsorship sign up form

For further information, please contact Elie Wiese at wiesee@ohsu.edu

Sponsors

Crossref
Digital Science
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
FACETS
Elsevier
OHSU
PeerJ
PLOS (Public Library of Science)
Microsoft Research
Taylor & Francis Group
figshare
Jisc
Squishymedia
River Valley Technologies
International Society for Biocuration
Intel