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 2024 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@2024DAC.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

 

ALL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Front-End Design and Back-End Design Track IP Track Embedded Track
I Love DAC Badge & Lanyard Conference Bag
DAC T-Shirt HACK @ DAC Sponsorship Student Events Sponsorship
Networking Receptions on Monday and Wednesday  Welcome Reception on Sunday Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks
Press Room Breakfast/Press Conference Sponsor Conference Program and Exhibits Guide Mobile App Splash Page
Wireless Internet Signage Opportunities DAC Pavilion
DAC Community Connection Zone Registration Area City Bytes & Hospitality Zone Sponsorship
DAC Headshot Lounge    

CONFERENCE PROGRAMS:

Front-End Design and Back-End Design Track - $25,000 – exclusive! 

The Front-End and Back-End Designer Track sponsorship offers exposure to attendees in a technical session setting and will drive brand awareness. The Front-End and Back-End Designer Track is to be 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 Front-End and Back-End Designer 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:

  • Front-End and Back-End Designer Track transition slides (before and after each session)
  • Front-End and Back-End Designer Track page(s) in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  • Front-End and Back-End Designer Track onsite signage
  • Front-End and Back-End Designer Track session web pages

2. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:

  • Website homepage
  • Lobby banner
  • 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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IP Track - $15,000 – exclusive!   

The IP Track sponsorship offers exposure to attendees in a technical session setting and will drive brand awareness. The IP Track is to be comprised of up to 10 sessions featuring approximately 30 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 IP 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:

  • IP Track transition slides (before and after each session)
  • IP Track page(s) in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  • IP Track onsite signage
  • IP Track web pages

2. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:

  • Website homepage
  • Lobby banner
  • 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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Embedded Track - $15,000 – exclusive! 

The Embedded Track sponsorship offers exposure to attendees in a technical session setting and will drive brand awareness. The Embedded Track is to be comprised of up to 10 sessions featuring approximately 30 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 Embedded 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:

  • Embedded Track transition slides (before and after each session)
  • Embedded Track page(s) in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  • Embedded Track onsite signage
  • Embedded Track web pages

2. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:

  • Website homepage
  • Lobby banner
  • 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 homepage and I Love DAC registration page
  • Participation in the I Love DAC ad in the Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  • 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:
    • Website homepage
    • 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:
    • Website homepage
    • 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:
    • Website homepage
    • 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 five (5) 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:
    • Website homepage
    • 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" - $25,000 – limited to four (4) 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:
    • Website homepage
    • 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 - 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 - $10,000 – 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:
    • Website homepage
    • 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 - $10,000 – Limited to two (2) co-sponsors

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:
    • Website homepage
    • 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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Press Room Breakfast/Press Conference Sponsor - $7,500 – exclusive!

Have a major announcement to make at DAC?  Present your announcement directly to the media at an exclusive press conference.  This opportunity is for one press event either on Monday or Tuesday from 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM (sponsor selects day).

This opportunity includes:

  1. Your 30-minute media announcement in the Press Room on Level 2 (basic audio-visual included). 
  2. Sponsored breakfast buffet for approx. twenty (20) media representatives and four (4) of your representatives.
  3. Invitations extended to the DAC media list on your behalf.
  4. Signage in the press room prior to event.
  5. Contact information provided to you for the media in attendance.
  6. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Website homepage
    • Lobby signage
  7. 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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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:

  • Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Website homepage
    • Lobby signage
    • Page 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
    • Website homepage
    • Lobby signage
    • Page in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  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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Signage Opportunities - multiple prices

  • Exhibition Aisle Signs - $20,000 (exclusive)
  • Lobby Banner - $12,000 (17 available)
  • Exhibition Entrance Banner - $10,000 - 12,000 (4 available)
  • Column Surround - $10,000 (7 available)
  • Escalator Sign - $8,000 (6 available)
  • Exhibit Entrance Floor Sticker - $7,500 (4 available)

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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:
    • Website  homepage
    • 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 - $20,000 – 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:
    • Website homepage
    • 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 company logo appearing on:
    • Registration area signage
    • Home page of each registration terminal onsite
  2. Your company logo, link and sponsorship status recognized on:
    • Each attendee’s electronic registration receipt
    • Registration information page of the DAC website
  3. Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Website homepage
    • 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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City Bytes & Beverages Hospitality Zone - $10,000 – limited to three (3) co-sponsors

Network, Eat, and Relax!  DAC is building a networking and hospitality zone inside the Level 1 exhibit hall for attendees and exhibitors to connect, enjoy lunch or a beverage, relax and recharge during the exhibit hours each day.  Featured in this area will be food options from local San Francisco eateries along with beverages from a local brewery and vineyard.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and include:

  • Pre-conference attendee opt-in email distribution to invite attendees to visit (date availability limited).
  • Logo in personalized alerts/push notifications in Conference App each day.
  • Logo in ad for City Bytes & Beverages on lobby digital sign.
  • Logo on welcome signage at entrance to City Bytes & Beverages.
  • 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 Headshot Lounge - $15,000 – exclusive!

The Headshot Lounge is located in the Level 1 exhibit hall (or the sponsor’s booth space) and provides attendees with a FREE instant digital photo for updating their email and social media profiles. 

This opportunity includes:

  • Professional Headshot photographer on site during all exhibit hours. 
  • Your custom branding and messaging included at every point in the interaction.
  • Studio quality equipment and premium backdrop choices to complement each attendees appearance and outfit, studio lighting systems, and touchscreen social sharing/email kiosks.
  • Instant, full resolution digital delivery of an attendee’s updated headshot. 
  • Unlimited Portrait sessions during all exhibit hours.
  • All attendee email addresses receiving a digital headshot.
  • Your company logo and sponsorship status recognized on Sponsor Recognition:
    • Website homepage
    • Lobby signage
    • Page in the Conference Program/Exhibits Guide (PDF)
  • 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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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.

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