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This document describes our history, attendee profile, and the benefits we provide to our sponsors.

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Started in 1989, KDD is the oldest & largest data mining conference worldwide. It is home to some of the first & most highly cited research papers in fields which are now popularly known as “Big Data”, “Data Science”, and “Predictive Analytics”. Innovations like Crowdsourcing, large-scale data science competitions, personalized advertising (e.g. Google etc.), graph mining algorithms (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn etc.) and recommender systems (e.g. Netflix, Amazon etc.) all originated at KDD.

Who are we?

After 31 years and an explosive growth in this industry, we are still the home for the latest cutting-edge research in these topics; we also constantly evolve new technologies such as deep learning, differential privacy, ethical machine learning etc. Even today, the technology & research discussed at our conference is often ahead of any other conferences!

Who participates?

In 2020, KDD virtual conference attracted over 3900 leading researchers in about equal parts from universities and industry. More specifically, attendees at KDD come from—

Academia: Leading researchers (e.g. professors, graduate students etc.) from universities (e.g. Berkeley, Stanford, Oxford, Tsinghua etc.) across the globe come to KDD to learn and present the cutting edge advancements in the fields of Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytics and Big Data.

Industry: KDD has pioneered applied data science. It is not surprising that KDD participants come from almost all industry stalwarts that are synonymous with data driven intelligent technologies. Professionals (Data Scientists, ML Engineers, Research Scientists etc.) from Google, Alibaba, Facebook, Netflix, LinkedIn, Tencent, Microsoft, IBM, Spotify and Amazon, to name a few companies, are a large and active presence at KDD.

Policy Leaders: The confluence of eminent voices from academia and industry at KDD has brought about an active participation from various thought leaders in the research policy arena as well. Voices from NIH, NSF, DARPA, and National Laboratories etc. are an important presence at KDD.

Startups & VC: Participants from the startup and venture capital arena have always found a nurturing home at KDD. Panels discussions on topics such as “A Data Scientist’s Guide to Making Money from Startups” are highly sought out events at KDD.

Why should you sponsor KDD?

Recruitment: KDD provides multiple avenues for you to meet and recruit the best and brightest minds in the field of data science, analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and Big Data. KDD facilitates this explicitly through sharing your job postings with attendees directly (Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsorship level), through job matching (where candidates can express interest in your jobs) and through Exhibition booths (where you can showcase your company & jobs, arrange meetings, set up Q&A with your experts etc.).

Branding: KDD is known as a home for industry-defining innovations and high quality rigorously peer-reviewed research. Sponsoring KDD is an opportunity for you to brand with over a quarter century of high-quality data science that KDD has come to represent. This is a way for you to stay on top of minds for data science professionals and candidates that may look for their next place to work in a few months or years.

Customers: In addition to facilitating recruitment, KDD also provides an opportunity for you to reach out to your potential customers. Companies such as Elder Research, Salford Systems, Oracle, SAS, and many startups use the exhibition booth as a venue to advertise & meet new customers. Most leading book publishers use our conference to advertise and sell the latest books to the largest gathering of data mining researchers.

Community: Many of us now work in research disciplines and industries that many years ago were mere nascent ideas being discussed at KDD. Supporting KDD through sponsorship is a way for you to support the international community of researchers that are working on data-driven ideas that will define economies of tomorrow. Quite explicitly, corporate sponsorship helps us keep the registration costs affordable for students and international attendees.

We hope to see you VIRTUALLY at KDD 2021!

SHIPENG YU, FAISAL FAROOQ

KDD 2021 Sponsorship chairs, sponsors2021@kdd.org

KDD 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum – $25,000

  • Logo spotlighted on KDD 2021 conference website
  • Dedicated sponsor page on virtual platform (MiniConf), customized with sponsor logo, external links, videos, PDFs, etc. Sponsor may include up to 15 impressions. 
  • Advertisement included on the conference platform 
  • Opportunity to participate in a sponsored Expo Hall Talks with the first option to select times (Gather.town) to host a short presentation throughout the days of the conference (speakers would have the ability to show and/or upload PPT slides for their presentations). The presentation will be featured in the KDD program.
  • Opportunity to build a booth in the Gather.town domain and to interact with attendees visiting the booth.
  • (30) full complimentary registration passes 
  • Dedicated sponsor chat channel (RocketChat) with ability for messaging and 1:1 or group audio or video calls with attendees
  • KDD 2021 will share your job descriptions (up to 10) with all conference attendees who choose to participate in the job matching program and will be provided with matching report 
  • SIGKDD will send two promotional/ informational emails to all KDD 2021 attendees (one before and one after the conference). Note: we are not giving out the attendee list. The sponsor will provide the email text to SIGKDD for approval and will only be sent to attendees who have opted in to receive emailed ACM announcements during the registration process

Gold – $15,000

  • Logo featured on KDD 2021 conference website 
  • Dedicated sponsor page on virtual platform (MiniConf), customized with sponsor logo, external links, videos, PDFs, etc. Sponsor may include up to 10 impressions. 
  • Opportunity to participate in a sponsored Expo Hall Talks with second option to select times (Gather.town) to host a short presentation throughout the days of the conference (speakers would have the ability to show and/or upload PPT slides for their presentations). The presentation will be featured in the KDD program. 
  • Opportunity to build a booth in the Gather. town domain and to interact with attendees visiting the booth. 
  • (20) full complimentary registration passes 
  • Dedicated sponsor chat channel (RocketChat) with ability for messaging and 1:1 or group audio or video calls with attendees 
  • KDD 2021 will share your job descriptions (up to 6) with all conference attendees who choose to participate in the job matching program and will be provided with matching report 
  • SIG-KDD will send one promotional/ informational email to all KDD 2021 attendees (one before OR one after the conference). Note: we are not giving out the attendee list. The sponsor will provide the email text to SIG-KDD for approval and will only be sent to attendees who have opted in to receive emailed ACM announcements during the registration process

Silver – $5,000

  • Logo included on KDD 2021 conference website 
  • Dedicated sponsor page on virtual platform (MiniConf), customized with sponsor logo, external links, videos, PDFs, etc. Sponsor may include up to 5 impressions. 
  • (10) full complimentary registration passes 
  • Dedicated sponsor chat channel (RocketChat) with ability for messaging and 1:1 or group audio or video calls with attendees 
  • KDD 2021 will share your job descriptions (up to 2) with all conference attendees who choose to participate in the job matching program and will be provided with matching report 
  • SIG-KDD will send one promotional/informational email to all KDD 2021 attendees (one before OR one after the conference). Note: we are not giving out the attendee list. The sponsor will provide the email text to SIG-KDD for approval and will only be sent to attendees who have opted in to receive emailed ACM announcements during the registration process.

KDD Platform Production (max of 2 sponsors) – $5,000

  • Help support KDD’s mission to provide a reasonably priced, user-friendly, robust conference experience for attendees, and enhance our ability to provide more content and networking without increasing registration fees 
  • Logo on the KDD 2021 conference website 
  • Advertisement included on the conference platform

KDD Women’s Panel Session (max of 2 sponsors) – $5,000

  • Logo on the KDD 2021 conference website 
  • Recognition as the host for KDD 2021 Women’s Panel 
  • Opportunity to provide a “spotlight” (up to 5 minutes) talk as part of the program to highlight Diversity & Inclusion at your Organization (must be approved by KDD/ACM) 
  • (4) full conference registration passes

Exclusive Sponsorship of KDD 2021 Opening (1st) Keynote (max 1 sponsor) – $5,000

  • Logo on the KDD 2021 conference website 
  • Recognition as the host for KDD’s Opening Keynote 
  • Opportunity to provide a sponsorship video (up to 5 minutes) to run in conjunction with the Opening Keynote at KDD (video must be approved by KDD/ACM and placement is at the discretion of the KDD General Chairs) 
  • Opportunity to reach the single largest audience gathering at KDD 
  • (4) full conference registration passes

Sponsorship of KDD 2nd, 3rd, 4th Keynotes (max 1 sponsor per Keynote) – $4,000

  • Logo on the KDD 2021 conference website 
  • Opportunity to provide a sponsorship video (up to 5 minutes) to run in conjunction with a Keynote at KDD (video must be approved by KDD/ACM and placement is at the discretion of the KDD General Chairs) 
  • (4) full conference registration passes

Sponsorship of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Day (max 1 sponsor) – $5,000

  • Logo on the KDD 2021 conference website 
  • Opportunity to provide a sponsorship video (up to 5 minutes) to showcase I&D efforts in your Organization (video must be approved by KDD/ACM and placement is at the discretion of the KDD General Chairs) 
  • (4) full conference registration passes

Sponsorship of Health Day (max 1 sponsor) – $5,000

  • Logo on the KDD 2021 conference website 
  • Opportunity to provide a sponsorship video (up to 5 minutes) to showcase data-driven healthcare efforts in your Organization (video must be approved by KDD/ACM and placement is at the discretion of the KDD General Chairs) 
  • (4) full conference registration passes

Sponsorship of Deep Learning Day (max 1 sponsor) – $5,000

  • Logo on the KDD 2021 conference website 
  • Opportunity to provide a sponsorship video (up to 5 minutes) to showcase Deep Learning related efforts in your Organization (video must be approved by KDD/ACM and placement is at the discretion of the KDD General Chairs) 
  • (4) full conference registration passes

Sponsorship of Trust Day (max 1 sponsor) – $5,000

  • Logo on the KDD 2021 conference website 
  • Opportunity to provide a sponsorship video (up to 5 minutes) to showcase trust-related efforts in data and computation domain in your Organization (video must be approved by KDD/ACM and placement is at the discretion of the KDD General Chairs) 
  • (4) full conference registration passes

Sponsorship of Earth Day (max 1 sponsor) – $5,000

  • Logo on the KDD 2021 conference website 
  • Opportunity to provide a sponsorship video (up to 5 minutes) to showcase environment-related efforts with a data-driven and computation-empowered approach in your Organization (video must be approved by KDD/ACM and placement is at the discretion of the KDD General Chairs) 
  • (4) full conference registration passes

Sponsorship of KDD Awards

Logo on the KDD 2021 conference website

  • Research Track Best Paper Awards (max of 2 sponsors) – $3,000
  • Applied Data Science Track Best Paper Awards (max of 2 sponsors) – $3,000
  • Best Student Paper Awards (Research Track) (max of 2 sponsors) – $3,000
  • Best Student Paper Awards (Applied Data Science Track) (max of 2 sponsors) – $3,000
  • Dissertation Award (max of 2 sponsors) – $3,000
  • Audience Appreciation Award (AAA) (max of 1 sponsor) – $3,000

Sponsorship of SIGKDD Awards

Logo on the KDD 2021 conference website

  • Test of Time Award (max of 1 sponsor) – $5,000
  • Service Award (max of 1 sponsor) – $5,000
  • Innovation Award (max of 1 sponsor) – $5,000

For other potential sponsorship opportunities, pricing or level of sponsorship to be discussed separately, please contact the sponsorship chairs directly at sponsors2021@kdd.org.

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