Supporting BigSurv18

We will soon be soliciting sponsors and exhibitors for BigSurv18.  If you are interested, you can find more information about the different sponsorship packages here. Please fill out the form below, and we will reach out to you to discuss details:

Event supporters


Contributor Levels and Benefits

Sponsorship packages offer the best value and maximal presence by providing several advertising and outreach opportunities, as well as conference registration.

Select the level of sponsorship that best fits your needs. Conference sponsors receive conference registrations or short course registrations (or both), as well as advertising on conference signage, on the conference website, in the conference app, and in the conference program. Furthermore, Gold sponsors receive three 30-minute time slots during the conference to present on a topic of their choosing (e.g., software solutions).

* Please see the Conference App and Program Advertising section on page 6 of the sponsorship prospectus.
** Advertisement must be received by June 30, 2018, to be included in the conference program. BigSurv18 aims to be environmentally friendly. While there will be a PDF program, we will provide printed programs only to attendees who explicitly request them on the registration form.
***Sponsors will provide HTML files for distribution.






Underwriting Opportunities

Take advantage of exceptional underwriting opportunities reserved exclusively for conference sponsors. Underwriters receive recognition in the following:

  • Conference signage
  • Conference program and app
  • Conference web site


(Co-)Sponsored by

Sponsor the Student Rate—$5,000
Help students attend BigSurv18. Student registration is discounted 50% to enable students, our future, to attend the conference. Your organization’s name will be on the registration form and will also appear during the online registration process as the sponsor of the student registration rate.


Student/Young Professional Scholarship (2 available)—$3,500 each
Underwrite the travel costs for students and young professionals to attend the conference. BigSurv18 is offering five scholarships to students or young professionals who are beginning their careers. These scholarships cover travel to the event as well as registration. Your organization’s name will be included in the conference program, slides, and signs as a student/young professional scholarship supporter.


Conference App—$3,000
Provide conference attendees a mobile tool to navigate the conference. With the conference app, attendees can view all the courses, sessions, exhibitors, venue maps, and general information available for partnered events. This app will serve as the main conference program and will allow attendees to set up favorites to streamline their conference experience.

Audio and Visual Support—$3,000 for the entire conference!
Make sure everything can be seen and heard, and put your name front and center by underwriting the conference’s audio and visual needs. With your logo displayed on the screen in all breakout rooms immediately before and after each session, your organization will receive widespread recognition. This opportunity spans the entire conference (excluding the Hackathon).


Keep the discussion going after the conference. The Thursday evening reception allows attendees to mingle and network with old and new friends over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Your logo will be displayed on cocktail napkins at the reception.


Let everyone know who you are by sponsoring the conference lanyard. Every attendee will be wearing a lanyard with your company’s logo.

Keynote Speaker Expenses (2 available)—$2,000
Take center stage by supporting BigSurv18’s slate of keynote speeches and the concluding panel discussion. Your sponsorship helps defray speaker expenses, and your logo will be displayed during the keynote session.


Short Course Sponsorship (4 available)—$1,000 per course
Create learning opportunities. BigSurv18 will feature renowned experts teaching short courses on topics such as distributed computing, analyzing digital-trace data, or Web scraping. These short courses supplement the already robust conference experience with in-depth educational sessions on timely and innovative topics. Your sponsorship helps defray instructor expenses and provides refreshments during the short course sessions, and your logo will be placed on signs displayed outside each short course session.


Hackathon—$1,000 (Multiple Opportunities)
Foster creative thinking. The BigSurv18 Hackathon allows attendees to collaborate and gain hands-on experience on timely and innovative topics challenging local entities (e.g., the interplay and development of neighborhood characteristics/infrastructure and demographic changes with a focus on data visualization in Barcelona). Your logo will appear as the sponsor of the Hackathon during the online registration process, on the registration form, and on screens immediately before and after the presentation of the results. In addition, funds will be used to cover a portion of student travel and participation in the Hackathon.

Refreshment Break (4 available)—$750 each
What better way to connect with colleagues than over coffee? Help keep attendees refreshed as they enjoy conversation before dashing to their next session. This is an exceptional opportunity to place your logo on signs displayed during the refreshment break.


Lunch Break (2 available)—$2,500 each
Help colleagues to connect and continue their discussions over lunch. This is an exceptional opportunity to place your logo on signs displayed during the lunch breaks.


Commemorative Item—$500 each or $1,000 for non-sponsors
Put something in the hands of every attendee at the conference. Attendees will be handed your goodies when picking up their registration materials. Sponsors provide the branded product (subject to BigSurv18 approval) or BigSurv18 can provide the branded item with your logo at an additional cost.


Custom Sponsorship (Market Value)
If you have an idea for an exclusive underwriting opportunity that is not listed, contact Antje Kirchner at or +1.919.316.3328.



Advertising Opportunities

BigSurv18 Conference Program and Conference App

Share more about your organization with conference attendees by advertising in the conference program. Advertising space* is available in black and white or color, and in full-, half-, and quarter-page sizes; this advertising opportunity is open to corporations, agencies, universities, individual BigSurv18 members, and groups of individuals.

Back cover full page $1,250
Inside front cover full page $ 750
Inside back cover full page $ 750
Full page $ 500
Half page $ 250
Quarter page $ 150
Take-One Table $ 150
Accompanying Registration Materials $ 300

*All program advertisements include advertisement in the conference app.