Sponsorship & Promotion Opportunities

Stand out from the crowd and elevate your brand with these dynamic sponsorship and promotion opportunities... 
DAC offers exhibitors a menu of promotion opportunities to deliver your brand message outside of your exhibit space and throughout the Moscone West Convention Center to leverage your exhibit investment. Opportunities include sponsorship of various aspects of the conference program and materials, hosted events during the week, feature areas in the convention center, and digital advertising and onsite banners. There is an opportunity to fit every budget!
Review the DAC 2023 sponsorship and advertising opportunities below.
You can reserve your opportunities by completing the Opportunities Reservation Form and the Attendee Email Distribution Request and submitting them to exhibits@2023DAC.com. Don't see an opportunity that fits your specific marketing objective… or have an idea to create a new sponsorship opportunity? Contact us! We’ll help you create the perfect opportunity to deliver your brand message to the more than 5,000 professionals in attendance.
INCREASE YOUR BRAND AWARENESS WITH THESE PREMIERE SPONSORSHIP LEVELS! 

When your TOTAL spend for exhibit space rental and promotion opportunities reaches one of these levels, you receive these additional benefits:

PLATINUM - Over $165,000 total spend
  • Gold Exhibitor benefits PLUS:
  • Five additional Complimentary Conference Registrations
GOLD - $110,000 - $165,000 total spend
  • Silver Exhibitor benefits PLUS:
  • Recognition at the General Session
  • Five Complimentary Conference Registrations
SILVER - $55,000 - $110,000 total spend
  • Recognition in promotional email sidebar
  • Recognition on the DAC website
  • Premiere sponsorship recognition on lobby signage

Questions? Contact Patrick Filippelli at PFilippelli@heiexpo.com, 630.929.7960 or Zach Erickson at ZErickson@heiexpo.com, 630.929.7934

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMS:

Engineering Track – $50,000 – Exclusive!

Engineering Track exclusive sponsorship offers exposure to all Engineering Track attendees in a technical session setting and will drive brand awareness. This sponsorship spans across all three (3) Engineering Tracks.

  • Front/End & Back/End Track
  • Embedded Software & Systems Track
  • IP Track

Along with Engineering Cloud and Security sessions.

Each track is comprised of up to 18 sessions featuring approximately 50 presentations and poster presentations over three conference days. It is positioned as part of the conference program and will take place in conjunction with the technical sessions. Your company logo will be on the transition slides shown before and after each session. Your company will be highlighted as the track sponsor on the DAC website, conference signage, in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF) and more. 

This opportunity includes:

  1. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on:
    • Transition slides (before and after each session)
    • All Engineering Track page(s) in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
    • Onsite signage
    • All Engineering Track session web pages
  2. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Web page
    • Lobby signage
    • Page in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  3. Your sponsorship status recognized on all other promotions associated with this sponsorship (e.g. social media outlets, newsletters) that DAC deems appropriate.
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I Love DAC - $11,000 – limited to 3 co-sponsors    

DAC invites three companies to participate in this premier sponsorship. This sponsorship includes an array of visibility, branding, and lead generation promotions. The I Love DAC program allows attendees to register for the exhibit hall for free. Exhibit attendees will be qualified for the Wednesday afternoon prize drawing at the DAC Pavilion that is sponsored by the I Love DAC sponsor companies.

This opportunity includes:

  • I Love DAC sponsoring companies receive all the I Love DAC leads after the Conference that includes contact information from registration (GDPR compliant)
  • Listing as a participant on the DAC website and I Love DAC registration page
  • Participation in the I Love DAC ad in the Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  • Inclusion in the I Love DAC press release with a quote from each company
  • Logo as sponsor of the Press Room catering for the media
  • Listing as an I Love DAC exhibitor in the DAC App
  • Logo as sponsor on the Lobby banner
  • Inclusion in DAC email blasts promoting I Love DAC and DAC registration
  • I Love DAC sponsoring companies will receive an I Love DAC registration code to distribute
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CONFERENCE MATERIALS:
Badge & Lanyard - $22,000 – exclusive! 

By providing the lanyards, your company will be seen everywhere throughout the conference for the entire length of the event. (Production costs of the lanyards is not included. Sponsor must provide to DAC specifications.) Your company logo will also appear on the front of all DAC badges for double the exposure. 

This opportunity includes:

  1. Your company logo on the badges and lanyards
  2. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Web page
    • Lobby signage
    • Page in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  3. Your sponsorship status recognized on all other promotions associated with this sponsorship (e.g. social media outlets, newsletters) that DAC deems appropriate.
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Conference Bag - $15,000 – exclusive! 

Your company logo along with the DAC logo printed on each conference bag. Conference bags are distributed to all technical conference attendees. (Production costs of conference bag is not included.)

This opportunity includes:

  1. Your company logo on the Conference Bag
  2. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Web page
    • Lobby signage
    • Page in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  3. Your sponsorship status recognized on all other promotions associated with this sponsorship (e.g. social media outlets, newsletters) that DAC deems appropriate.
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DAC T-shirt - $8,000 – exclusive!

Boost your corporate visibility with this exclusive sponsorship. Your company logo will be emblazoned on the back of the T-shirt with the DAC logo on the front. All conference attendees receiving a conference bag will also receive a T-shirt. (Production cost of the T-shirt is not included.) 

This opportunity includes:

  1. Your customized message (with logo) on back of DAC T-shirt
  2. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Web page
    • Lobby signage
    • Page in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  3. Your sponsorship status recognized on all other promotions associated with this sponsorship (e.g. social media outlets, newsletters) that DAC deems appropriate.
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HOSTED EVENTS:
HACK@DAC Sponsorship - $10,000 – limited to 3 co-sponsors   

The HACK@DAC co-sponsorship gives you the opportunity to connect and interact with engineers and students at DAC. HACK@DAC is a hardware security challenge contest, co-located with the Design and Automation Conference (DAC) and sponsored by SIGDA, for finding and exploiting security-critical vulnerabilities in hardware and firmware. The competition mimics real-world scenarios where security engineer teams have to find vulnerabilities in the given design. Participants compete to identify the security vulnerabilities, implement the related exploits, propose mitigation techniques or patches, and report them. HACK@DAC has been successfully running since 2018 with several hundred contestants from academia and industry.

Team finalists will be onsite at DAC competing on Sunday and Monday. The winning teams will be honored in person at the DAC award ceremony in July at Moscone West.

This opportunity includes:

  1. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Web page
    • Lobby signage
    • Recognition in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
    • Logo on email correspondence to the students
  2. Your html message (1) sent by DAC to all registrant .edu email addresses following the Conference
  3. Your sponsorship status recognized on all other promotions associated with the HACK@DAC Contest (e.g. social media outlets, newsletters and press releases) that DAC deems appropriate.
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Student Events Sponsorship - "Young Fellows Program" - $35,000 – limited to 2 co-sponsors   

Finding young talent with EDA background is exceedingly hard. The Young Fellows Program co-sponsorship gives you the opportunity to connect and interact with these students and make a lasting impression on the next generation.

This opportunity includes:

  1. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Web page
    • Lobby signage
    • Recognition in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
    • Logo on email correspondence to the students
  2. Your html message (1) sent by DAC to all registrant .edu email addresses following the Conference
  3. Your sponsorship status recognized on all other promotions associated with the Young Fellows Program (e.g. social media outlets, newsletters and press releases) that DAC deems appropriate.
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Networking Receptions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday - $10,000 – three (3) co-sponsorships available or one (1) exclusive sponsorship for $25,000 each day.    

A DAC Networking Reception is a chance for conference attendees to network at the end of the day on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:00pm. Beer, wine and soft drinks are provided to ALL attendees and exhibitors.

This opportunity includes:

  1. Sponsor 3-minute “Welcome Message” from the stage
  2. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on:
    • DAC Networking Reception signage
    • DAC Networking Reception web page
    • DAC Networking Reception page in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
    • DAC Networking Reception signage at each bar location
    • Opportunity to provide food service items (e.g. cups, napkins - production costs not included)
  3. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Web page on the DAC website
    • Lobby signage
    • Page in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  4. Your sponsorship status recognized on all other promotions associated with this sponsorship (e.g. social media outlets, newsletters) that DAC deems appropriate.
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Welcome Reception on Sunday - $20,000 – exclusive!

Each year, the DAC Executive Committee hosts the who’s who event that kicks off the Design Automation Conference. Get your name in front of all the semiconductor industry leaders who converge at the reception to network, enjoy refreshments, and talk about the big week ahead.

This opportunity includes:

  1. Sponsor 3-minute “Welcome Message” from the stage
  2. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on:
    • Reception signage
    • Reception web page
    • Reception page in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
    • Opportunity to provide food service items (e.g. cups, napkins - production costs not included)
  3. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Web page
    • Lobby signage
    • Page in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  4. Your sponsorship status recognized on all other promotions associated with this sponsorship (e.g. social media outlets, newsletters) that DAC deems appropriate.
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Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks - $7,500 per day   

Gain recognition while keeping Conference attendees caffeinated by sponsoring a daily coffee break. The coffee break sponsorship includes a morning and afternoon break each day, Monday through Wednesday on Level 1 of the exhibit hall.

This opportunity includes:

  1. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on:
    • Coffee service directional signage
    • Coffee service table signage
    • Opportunity to provide food service items (e.g. cups, napkins - production costs not included)
  2. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Web page
    • Lobby signage
    • Page in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  3. Your sponsorship status recognized on all other promotions associated with this sponsorship (e.g. social media outlets, newsletters) that DAC deems appropriate.
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ADVERTISING:
Conference Program & Exhibits Guide 

The Conference Program & Exhibits Guide is distributed as a PDF file to all attendees to reference the technical program and exhibitors. The Conference Program & Exhibits Guide is also used by attendees as a reference tool throughout the year. Conference Program & Exhibits Guide ads are full-page ads offered in the following positions. (Ad specifications will be provided when contract is received.)

  • Inside Front Cover - $5,000 
  • Outside Back Cover - $5,000 
  • Inside Back Cover - $4,000
  • Interior Full Page - $2,500
  • Secondary Exhibitor Listing
    • Single listing - $750
    • 4 or more listings - $2,500

Each secondary listing gives the represented or partner company access to be listed as an exhibitor in all direct mail pieces, the Conference Program & Exhibits Guide, Map Guide and have a full online listing. With a secondary exhibitor listing, your partners will receive badges with their own company name, info, etc.

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Map Guide - $10,000 – exclusive!

The DAC Map Guide is provided to all attendees in the Conference Bag and at the Registration Desk. This is an extremely valuable sponsorship that puts your company logo and exhibit booth location in front of everyone at the show.

This opportunity includes:

  1. Your company logo on the front cover of the Map Guide
  2. Your company logo and message on the back cover of the Map Guide
  3. Pointer indicating the location of your exhibit on the floor plan
  4. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Web page
    • Lobby signage
    • Page in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  5. Your sponsorship status recognized on all other promotions associated with this sponsorship (e.g. social media outlets, newsletters) that DAC deems appropriate.
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Mobile App Splash Page - $10,000 – exclusive! 

Put your brand front and center and make a strong first impression with attendees at DAC. Get your brand and booth number in front of DAC attendees at the first opportunity. Each time a user opens the app, they are presented with the Splash page and your advertisement. Splash screen features include:

  • Covers the entire screen
  • Displays when the app is opened
  • Sized to fit iPhone, iPad, and Android

This opportunity includes:

  1. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Web page
    • Lobby signage
    • Recognition in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
    • Onsite signage promoting the mobile app
    • One push notification to be sent out to everyone who downloads the app. Sponsor to select day of notification.
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Wireless Internet - $15,000 – exclusive!

DAC is lighting up the entire convention center with wireless internet as a complimentary service to attendees. This sponsorship includes a splash page each time an attendee logs in. Wireless internet has become an invaluable service at DAC and is an excellent opportunity to gain visibility for your brand and your booth number, both on and off the exhibit floor. You name the wireless network!

This opportunity includes:

  1. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on:
    • Onsite signage promoting the wireless internet
    • Wireless internet splash page
    • Lobby signage
  2. Your sponsorship status recognized on all other promotions associated with this sponsorship (e.g. social media outlets, newsletters) that DAC deems appropriate.
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Conference Bag Insert - $1,500 single-page/$2,500 multi-page (limited availability)   

Exhibitors (only) have the opportunity to include their product and service information inside the conference bags. Each technical conference attendee receives a conference bag, ensuring that your print materials get into the hands of these influential attendees. (Sponsor must provide print materials by the deadline date.) 

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SPONSORSHIPS - ONSITE:
DAC Pavilion - $18,500 – exclusive!

Brings technical content to the exhibit floor. The DAC Pavilion hosts daily SKYTalks (mini-keynotes), tear-downs, industry CEO Fireside Chats, and insightful panels. Typically, each Pavilion session attracts 100-150 attendees. With six (6) Pavilion sessions a day for three days, this opportunity gives the sponsor high visibility to exhibit and conference attendees.

This opportunity includes:

  1. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on:
    • DAC Pavilion onsite signage
    • DAC Pavilion web pages
    • DAC pavilion page(s) in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
    • DAC Pavilion pre-show announcements and promotions, i.e. email blasts, blog posting, direct mail postcards
  2. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Web page
    • Lobby signage
    • Page in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  3. Your sponsorship status recognized on all other promotions associated with this sponsorship (e.g. social media outlets, newsletters) that DAC deems appropriate.
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Design-on-Cloud Theater - $18,500 – exclusive!

The Design-on-Cloud Theater will feature presentations from the Design Infrastructure Alley exhibitors and invited companies. Typically, each session attracts 50-75 attendees. With up to seven (7) sessions a day for three days, this opportunity gives the sponsor high visibility to exhibit and conference attendees.

This opportunity includes:

  1. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on:
    • Design-on-Cloud Theater on-site signage
    • Design-on-Cloud Theater web pages
    • Design-on-Cloud Theater page(s) in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
    • Design-on-Cloud Theater pre-show announcements and promotions, i.e. email blasts, blog posting, direct mail postcards
  2. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Web page
    • Lobby signage
    • Page in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  3. Your sponsorship status recognized on all other promotions associated with this sponsorship (e.g. social media outlets, newsletters) that DAC deems appropriate.
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DAC Community Connection Zone - $25,000 – exclusive! 

The Community Connection Zone is a large networking lounge located on each exhibit floor. The lounge includes lounge seating, café tables for small meetings, and charging stations. By sponsoring the Community Connection Zone, you will give attendees a chance to rest their tired feet, meet-up with an associate, and charge their devices, while delivering your brand message through the signage included in each lounge. 

This opportunity includes:

  1. Your company message on lounge area signage (meter boards – 2-sided)
  2. Your company logo on the overhead banner
  3. Opportunity to distribute your promotional materials inside the lounge area 
  4. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Web page
    • Lobby signage
    • Page in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  5. Your sponsorship status recognized on all other promotions associated with this sponsorship (e.g. social media outlets, newsletters) that DAC deems appropriate.
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Registration Area - $20,000 – exclusive!

DAC offers an exclusive Registration Sponsorship that gets your brand message recognized early and often in the Registration Area in the Level 1 Lobby as attendees enter and exit each day.

This opportunity includes:

  1. Your customized message (with logo) as a screensaver on all registration terminals (60 sec. inactivity refresh)
  2. Right to provide corporate-branded mouse pads in registration area 
  3. Your company logo appearing on:
    • Registration area signage
    • Home page of each registration terminal onsite
  4. Your company logo, link and sponsorship status recognized on:
    • Each attendee’s electronic registration receipt
    • Registration information page of the DAC website
  5. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Web page
    • Lobby signage
    • Page in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  6. Your sponsorship status recognized on all other promotions associated with this sponsorship (e.g. social media outlets, newsletters) that DAC deems appropriate.
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Chill and Charge Stations (Three total – one on each level) $5,000 or Exclusive for $15,000 

Café tables with stools and electrical outlets will be placed on each level of Moscone West. By sponsoring the Chill and Charge Stations, you will give attendees a chance to rest between sessions and charge their devices, while delivering your brand message through the signage included at each seating area. There will be two (2) seating areas.

This opportunity includes:

  1. Your company logo on the seating area signage (meter board – 2-sided)
  2. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Web page
    • Lobby signage
    • Page in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  3. Your sponsorship status recognized on all other promotions associated with this sponsorship (e.g. social media outlets, newsletters) that DAC deems appropriate.
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ADVERTISING - ONSITE:
Exhibitor Banners

These banner positions are located in high-traffic areas on Level 1 and Level 2 of Moscone West. They are sized to deliver your brand message by making a BIG impression on DAC attendees entering and exiting the Exhibit Hall each day. This opportunity includes the following formats and locations:

  • Lobby Banner – Level 1 - $5,500 – 2 available
  • Exhibition Entrance Banner – Level 1 - $5,500 – 2 available 
  • Column Surrounds – Level 1 - $4,000 – 4 available    
  • Lobby Banner – Level 2 - $5,500 – 2 available
  • Exhibition Entrance Banner – Level 2 - $5,500 – 2 available
  • Column Surrounds – Level 2 - $4,000 – 4 available
  • ​Escalator Banner Level 1 and Level 2 - $5,000 – 4 available

Note: Sponsorship fee is for location only. Graphic production and labor costs are the responsibility of the sponsor.

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Aisle Signs - $16,000 – includes sign production – exclusive!

This opportunity allows you to attach a 4’ x 2’ message (double-sided) to the bottom of the Aisle Signs in the Exhibit Hall on each level for a message that all DAC attendees will see multiple times during their visit to the Exhibits on both levels.

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Lobby Digital Signs - $15,000 – 10 second spot/30 minutes per hour - exclusive! 

This opportunity includes 3 - 10 second spots every minute, for a total of 30 minutes of sponsor promotion every hour. This digital video wall is located in the entrance lobby of Moscone West, above the entrance to the Level 1 Exhibit Hall, and will run a continuous loop of the sponsor's message, along with conference information, so your message will be displayed on an ongoing basis throughout the Meeting.

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Exhibit Hall Floor Graphics - $7,500 – 4 available

Be first to greet DAC attendees to the Exhibit Hall as they enter from the Registration Area and the Level 1 Entrance, or from the Level 2 Lobby. These 10’ x 10’ vinyl stickers will be placed on the floor just inside each of the main entrances to the Exhibits, so DAC attendees will see your message multiple times as they are entering and leaving the Exhibit Hall each day. Contact us for specific locations and details. 

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You will be contacted to confirm availability, pricing, and specifications prior to final confirmation and invoicing.

NOTE: Don’t see an opportunity that fits your specific marketing objective… or have an idea to create your own sponsorship opportunity? Contact us! We’ll help you create the perfect opportunity to deliver your brand message to the more than 6,000 professionals in attendance. 

Opportunities are confirmed on a first come, first served basis. Act today! 

Questions? Contact Patrick Filippelli at PFilippelli@heiexpo.com, 630.929.7960 or Zach Erickson at ZErickson@heiexpo.com, 630.929.7934.

The DAC attendee list includes Conference and Exhibit-Only attendees and is only available to DAC exhibitors. Schedule your email distribution. 

Email distributions are available throughout the year. However, email distributions for individual company promotions during May – July must be scheduled in advance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Email distributions will be conducted by DAC Conference Management to all opt-in registrants with html messages provided by the exhibitor.

Pricing: $1.00 per recipient - $1.50 per filtered recipient – minimum prices apply

Lists are based on price per recipient. Filters can be applied to target your message to the appropriate recipients. Filter categories will be sent to you by DAC Conference Management after your request has been approved. The minimum price for an Email Distribution is $1,500.