INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN

DICTA 2020 Online

30 Nov – 3 Dec

Digital Image Computing, Techniques and Applications (DICTA) 2020 will be held virtually this year between November 31st – December 2nd 2020.

DICTA is a major outlet for research activity for the Australian research community and is highly ranked as a conference by the Australian Government through its Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) initiative.

An Australian Pattern Recognition Society (APRS) conference, DICTA this year will be hosted by Monash University with the general co-chairs from the Monash eResearch Centre and the Faculty of Engineering.

DICTA attracts leading researchers in Australia as well as those internationally.

Sponsorship of DICTA will provide you a high profile across the research and development community in Australia and allow you to identify relevant research and development to fund and exploit potential collaborators and employees.

Please find below a guideline for different tiers of sponsorship available for DICTA2020. These are guidelines and the committee would welcome discussions on a more appropriate sponsorship amount.

ONLINE CONFERENCE

An online Conference? Tell me more!

Due to COVID-19, online meetings are now more important than ever and are highly valued across many industries. This new format provides cutting edge and engaging content, available directly to delegates from the comfort and safety of their own home or office, without having to sacrifice the highly anticipated technical program of professional and influential speakers.

The Benefits of Sponsoring Online Events

Cost-effective – Although there are still many costs involved in running an online conference, the costs are dramatically reduced without the need for services such as venue hire, catering, and booth builds. Online conferences are more cost-effective for associations to run, with those savings then being passed on to delegates. The reduction of registrations fees encourages more delegates to attend, with organisations allowing more staff to attend than perhaps would be permitted to travel to a face to face meeting. Without physical exhibition spaces, this also allows for a decrease in the cost of sponsorship packages.

Industry Engagement – During these unprecedented times supporting the online conference is your way of maintaining engagement with the industry. In a year where nearly all face to face meetings have been cancelled it is now more important than ever to promote your brand and not lose touch with the industry.

Ease of access – Attending the conference requires only a reasonable internet connection. The conference will run over five consecutive days, with dedicated exhibition sessions. You will also have the ability to pre-schedule meetings with delegates, share contact details and generate leads.

Environmental benefits – An online conference has very little environmental impact. By moving to an online platform there will be no food waste at venues, lower carbon footprint from people travelling to and from a venue (locally, domestically and internationally), less paper waste with all programs online and no physical name badges, online Poster sessions rather than hard copy posters and the list goes on…

Benefits for you! – There is no budget required for your organisation to travel to the conference location or expenses associated with attending a physical meeting, this means you may be able to put those funds towards a more engaging and higher-level sponsorship package. Not having to travel to a physical conference also means that multiple employees may be able to attend the meeting and be available to engage with the attendees during the dedicated exhibition and networking sessions.

We want to assure you that your brand will have maximum reach to the online attendees, below is a comparison of the sponsorship offering; Face to Face Conference versus Online Conference.

SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION

Exhibition Lounge

The 2020 DICTA exhibition lounge will be available for delegates to access from the main timeline/ home page of the online conference portal. The exhibition lounge will list exhibitors in order of sponsorship level and allows for your profile, logo, website, downloadable handouts/ brochures and multiple staff to be available for one-on-one video meetings with delegates.

There will not be opportunities for 3D designed booths and floor plans. There will be designated exhibition breaks throughout the program.

PACKAGES

Listed below are sponsorship packages for your consideration. All packages are negotiable and are quoted in Australian dollars (AUD) including GST.

We would be pleased to tailor a package to meet your needs and marketing budget. If you have any questions, or require further information please contact Andrew Watts at andrew@conferencedesign.com.au or by telephone 03 6231 2999 (International +61 3 6231 2999).

Platinum Sponsor $25,000 incl. GST (1 opportunity)

Includes the following (click each heading for full details):

This is an opportunity for a member of your team to be appointed to and contribute to the DICTA 2020 Organising Committee.

As a member of the Organising Committee, you will have the opportunity to contribute directly to the strategic direction of the conference, and collaborate with industry leading experts.

This is an opportunity for a prize to be awarded at the conference on behalf of the Platinum Sponsor and DICTA.

Prize details including the name will agreed in consultation with APRS.

The speaker may be a member of your organisation or an industry leader as nominated by you. This opportunity is subject to organising committee approval and availability at the time of booking.

Benefits

  • Keynote presentation (timing and presentation delivery mode to be confirmed in consultation with the DICTA Organising Committee).
  • Speaker photo and biography included on the conference website and in the online conference portal.
  • Logo and hyperlink displayed with the speaker on the conference website.
  • Logo displayed with the speaker on the on-line program.
  • Logo displayed with the presentation in the online conference portal.
  • Opportunity to provide PDF handouts in the online conference portal.
  • Verbal acknowledgement as Speaker Sponsor at the commencement of the presentation.
  • The presentation will be recorded via the online conference portal for attendees to watch at their leisure.
  • Live Q&A with delegates during the session
  • Prominent logo placement and acknowledgement as Platinum Sponsor on the conference website homepage.
  • 3 Promotional Videos linked to the conference website.
  • 5 brochures/flyers available for download from the conference website.
  • Logo and acknowledgement as Platinum Sponsor on all conference materials including PDFs and broadcast emails.
  • 400-word company profile on the conference website.
  • Prominent branding and acknowledgement as Platinum Sponsor in the online conference portal homepage throughout the conference.
  • Logo displayed on the major sponsor banner of the online conference portal landing page.
  • “Dead Air” advertising opportunities during the conference.
  • Verbal acknowledgement as Platinum Sponsor during the conference.
  • 3 Promotional Videos linked to the online conference portal.
  • 5 brochures/flyers available for download from the online conference portal.
  • 400-word company profile on the online conference portal.
  • 8 full online conference registrations.
  • Online Exhibition Booth featured prominently in the Exhibition Lounge.
  • Your booth will be included in the “DICTA 2020 Online Game” at the time of the conference.
  • Access to the online Networking Hub to connect with all delegates and request meetings (includes live video and text chat).
  • Access to online Lead Management Software.
  • Attendee list with name, organisation and state to be provided prior to the conference.

Gold Sponsor $10,000 incl. GST

Includes the following (click each heading for full details):
  • Prominent logo placement and acknowledgement as Gold Sponsor on the conference website homepage.
  • 2 Promotional Video linked to the conference website.
  • 3 brochures/flyers available for download from the conference website.
  • Logo and acknowledgement as Gold Sponsor on all conference materials including PDFs and broadcast emails.
  • 300-word company profile on the conference website.
  • Logo displayed on the major sponsor banner of the online conference portal landing page.
  • “Dead Air” advertising opportunities during the conference.
  • Verbal acknowledgement as Gold Sponsor during the conference.
  • 2 Promotional Videos linked to the online conference portal.
  • 3 brochures/flyers available for download from the online conference portal.
  • 300-word company profile on the online conference portal.
  • 6 full online conference registrations.
  • Online Exhibition Booth featured in the Exhibition Lounge.
  • Your booth will be included in the “DICTA 2020 Online Game” at the time of the conference.
  • Access to the online Networking Hub to connect with all delegates and request meetings (includes live video and text chat).
  • Access to online Lead Management Software.
  • Attendee list with name, organisation and state to be provided prior to the conference.

Silver Sponsor incl. GST $5,000

Includes the following (click each heading for full details):
  • Prominent logo placement and acknowledgement as Silver Sponsor on the conference website homepage.
  • Logo and acknowledgement as Silver Sponsor on all conference materials including PDFs and broadcast emails.
  • 200-word company profile on the conference website.
  • Logo displayed on the major sponsor banner of the online conference portal landing page.
  • Verbal acknowledgement as Silver Sponsor during the conference.
  • 2 Promotional Video linked to the online conference portal.
  • 2 brochures/flyers available for download from the online conference portal.
  • 200-word company profile on the online conference portal.
  • 4 full online conference registrations.
  • Online Exhibition Booth featured in the Exhibition Lounge
  • Your booth will be included in the “DICTA 2020 Online Game” at the time of the conference.
  • Access to the online Networking Hub to connect with all delegates and request meetings (includes live video and text chat).
  • Access to online Lead Management Software.
  • Attendee list with name, organisation and state to be provided prior to the conference.

Participant Sponsor incl. GST $1,000

Includes the following (click each heading for full details):
  • Verbal acknowledgement as Participant Sponsor during the conference.
  • Online Exhibition Booth featured in the Exhibition Lounge.
  • 1 Promotional Video linked to the online conference portal.
  • 1 brochure/flyer available for download from the online conference portal.
  • 50-word company profile on the online conference portal.
  • 1 full online conference registration.
  • Online Exhibition Booth featured in the Exhibition Lounge.
  • Your booth will be included in the “DICTA 2020 Online Game” at the time of the conference.
  • Access to the online Networking Hub to connect with all delegates and request meetings (includes live video and text chat).
  • Access to online Lead Management Software.
  • Attendee list with name, organisation and state to be provided prior to the conference.

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

BOOKINGS & PAYMENTS

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
Conference Design Pty Ltd, members of the Organising Committee and the Host Organisation are collectively referred to as The Organisers.

The Organisation listed on the sponsorship and exhibition application will be referred to as your Organisation or collectively as sponsors and exhibitors.

By completing an online Sponsorship and Exhibition Booking Form you are accepting these terms and conditions.

Acceptance of Applications
Conference Design will issue a Tax Invoice once a Sponsorship and Exhibition application has been accepted.

Any advertising is not an offer capable of acceptance. The Organisers reserve the right to decline any sponsorship and exhibition application.

GST and AUD
All costs are inclusive of GST and listed in Australian Dollars.

Payments
Payment is required within 14 days of us issuing your Tax Invoice to confirm your application.

Sponsorship and exhibition entitlements, including the allocation of exhibition space, do not commence until payment has been received.

Cancellation of Sponsorship and Exhibition Bookings
Once a sponsorship and exhibition application has been accepted all payments are non-refundable. If you are no longer able to attend the conference please contact Conference Design to discuss your participation.

Cancellation or Postponement of the Conference
The Organisers do not accept any liability for losses incurred if the conference is cancelled or postponed due to an event that renders proceedings with the meeting inadvisable, illegal, impracticable or impossible.

If the conference is cancelled or postponed refunds will not be issued but available funds will be credited towards the rescheduled conference.

An unforeseen event could include, but is not limited to, an infectious disease outbreak; industrial disruptions; service provider failures; governmental restrictions or regulations; war or apparent act of war; terrorism or apparent act of terrorism; disaster; civil disorder, disturbance, and/or riots; curtailment, suspension or restriction on transportation; or any other emergency.

DURING THE CONFERENCE

Representatives
Anyone from your Organisation attending the online conference must register with Conference Design before the meeting. An official name badge will be required to access the meeting and exhibition area.

Delegate List
A delegate list will be provided to sponsors two weeks prior to the conference and will include name, organisation and state.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Disclaimer and Changes
Every effort has been made to present all the information accurately, however no liability is accepted for any inaccuracy and the Organisers reserve the right to change any published information.

The Organisers reserve the right to amend, update or delete sponsorship and exhibition packages and the exhibition floor plan.

Exhibition Listings
Exhibitors will be listed in the online portal in order of sponsorship level followed by alphabetical order.

Correspondence
When booking please appoint a single point of contact within your Organisation. All bookings will be recorded under the one name and all correspondence will be sent to this person.

About DICTA

The International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA) is the flagship Australian Conference on computer vision, image processing, pattern recognition, and related areas. DICTA was established in 1991 as the premier conference of the Australian Pattern Recognition Society (APRS).

Conference Managers

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