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IEEE SoutheastCon is the annual IEEE Region 3 Technical, Professional, and Student Conference. The conference brings together Computer Scientists, Electrical, and Computer Engineering professionals, faculty and students to share the latest information through technical sessions, tutorials, exhibits, and student competitions. This year we will also feature two one-day industry conferences for working engineers in Embedded Systems, IoT, AI/ML, Robotics, and Cybersecurity on March 12-13, 2020. This two-day event will be co-located with the other activities at IEEE SoutheastCon 2020 and will add an expanded market outreach for your investment!

IEEE SoutheastCon has several opportunities for your business or establishment to support this important technical conference.   The conference offers opportunities at several levels as well as a la carte and in-kind contributions.  In order to keep costs down for the student portion of the conference, it is necessary to raise additional funds to allow us to offer the student attendees additional services.  IEEE SoutheastCon 2020 as part of IEEE is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.  Any contributions to our conference may be tax-deductible.  Contact your tax specialists for specific information.


Contribution Levels

Diamond Contributor—$25,000—1 Available
Corporate name and logo on all conference materials, including website, conference app and full-page in the conference program. Corporate name and logo prominently displayed at the conference. Opportunity to present at event banquet, a 10×20 Booth next to the registration desk at the Raleigh Convention Center, recognition at awards ceremony, invitation to participate in on-site Job Fair, table for 10 guests at the award ceremony, four complimentary exhibitor spaces, 5 full registration, and an opportunity to place items in giveaway bags.

Platinum Contributor —$10,000—5 Available
 Corporate name and logo on website, conference app and 1/2 page in the conference program. Opportunity to present at event banquet, a 10×10 Booth near the registration desk at the Raleigh Convention Center, recognition at awards ceremony, invitation to participate in on-site Job Fair, table for 8 guests at the award ceremony, two complimentary exhibitor spaces, and 3 full registrations, and an opportunity to place items in giveaway bags.

Gold Contributor—$5,000—10 Available
Corporate name and logo on website, conference app and 1/4 page in the conference program. Complimentary 10×10 Booth near the registration desk at the Raleigh Convention Center, recognition at awards ceremony, invitation to participate in on-site Job Fair, table for 6 guests at the award ceremony, two complimentary exhibitor spaces, 2 full registrations, and an opportunity to place items in giveaway bags.

Silver Contributor—$1,000—Unlimited
Corporate name on website, conference app and in the program. Complimentary 10×10 Booth near the registration desk at the Raleigh Convention Center, recognition at awards ceremony, invitation to participate in on-site Job Fair, table for 4 guests at the award ceremony, two complimentary exhibitor spaces, 1 full registration, and an opportunity to place items in giveaway bags.

Exhibitor—$500—50 Available (Good for both Industry Events AND SoutheastCon!)

There are also several targeted contributions available with different participation activities / benefits. A complete contribution list and form are available including student lunches, opening reception, hospitality suite and more (see “Targeted Contributions – below)

Deadline for Contributions: February 15, 2020

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Targeted Contributions

SoutheastCon Opening Reception—Starting at $5,000
The conference will hold an opening reception for all attendees on Friday, March 12. As an opening reception contributor, your company name and logo will be displayed during the reception and in the conference program, conference app and on the website.

Student Breakfasts and Lunches—Starting at $2,500
Student lunches are not normally provided during the conference in order to keep student registration fees at a minimum. Contributing to the student lunch will allow the conference to provide complimentary or reduced-cost lunches to the student attendees. As a student lunch contributor, your company name and logo will be displayed at the student luncheon. Your company name will be mentioned in the conference program, conference app, and website. This provides one lunch break for students or overnight refreshments to the hardware or hackathon team members

Hospitality Suite—Starting at $1,000
The conference will supply a hosted hospitality suite in the Marriott City Center Raleigh for spouses and partners attending the conference.  This suite will provide a quiet location where spouses and partners can meet and enjoy the provided non-alcoholic beverages.  As a contributor to the hospitality suite your company will be acknowledged in both the program and the hospitality suite.

Student Competitions—Starting at $1,000 ($5000 for hardware and software competitions)
All the student competitions (hardware, software, t-shirt, ethics, website, and paper) all have contribution opportunities.  As a contributor to the student competitions your company name will appear in the program and on the website.  Special mention will made of your company’s contribution during the awards banquet when the winners of the competition are announced.
Contribution may include in-kind for services or equipment.

Student Beverage Service—Starting at $500
During the hardware competition the students spend the entire evening working in the student competition area.  Contributing to the student coffee service will allow the conference to provide beverage (coffee, tea, sodas, etc.) service overnight to the students in the hardware competition area.  As a student coffee service contributor, your company name and logo will be displayed at the student coffee service.  Your company name will be mentioned in the conference program and website.

Coffee Breaks—Starting at $500—6 Available
There will be morning and afternoon coffee breaks held on Thursday – Saturday.  As a coffee break contributor, your company name and logo will be displayed during the coffee break.  Your company name will be mentioned in the conference program and website.

In-Kind Contributions
The conference has opportunities for in-kind contributions on as needed case-by-case basis.  Also, the conference will accept in-kind materials for inclusion into the registration packet.  Please contact Charles Lord (c.j.lord@ieee.org) to discuss any in-kind contribution that you may wish to make.

Deadline for Contributions: February 15, 2020

Be a contributor now – Register HERE