Chapter Sponsors

ISSA Chicago Chapter Sponsorship Guidelines

The Chicago Chapter of the ISSA (the Chapter) is comprised of security professionals in a variety of impactful and decision-making capacities at leading organizations in Chicago and the surrounding area. 

The Information Systems Security Association is the leading worldwide association of IT security professional and the community developing and connecting the cybersecurity current and next generation of leaders.

Our mission is to serve our constituents by delivering education on relevant technology, leadership, awareness, and visibility into the security issues and challenges introduced by the Digital Revolution. Our platform provides content through Chapter Meetings, conferences, and special events designed to enhance the opportunity for the security professional to network and collaborate.

In exchange for monetary contributions, the Chapter will provide the ability for the Sponsor to raise their presence and awareness in the local market, provide a variety of valuable lead generation opportunities, and marketing according to guidelines listed below.  Exceptions or alterations to these guidelines may be made at the discretion of the Chapter President or by a majority of the Chapter Board of Directors.

Sponsorships

The Chapter offers two vendor sponsorship levels including Platinum and Gold.  Platinum provides the highest exposure, value, and benefit. Frequently the Chapter hosts special events, conferences, socials, etc. and for those occasions sponsors will be separately invited and additional fees may apply. Each Sponsorship is valid for a 12-month period.

ISSA Chicago encourages our local Sponsor employees to become an ISSA International General Member which is not included in the Chicago Chapter Sponsorships. We’re two different P&Ls. Follow this URL to join https://www.issa.org/ and during the application process be sure to affiliate with the Chicago Chapter. This will ensure you are added to our mailing list and receive announcements of Meetings, Events, Conferences, etc. General Membership is $125.00/year of which $30.00 is paid to ISSA Chicago.

Platinum Sponsorship – $7,500 – The Platinum sponsor is our premier sponsorship receiving maximum exposure including an exclusive speaking opportunity. The Chapter will prominently display the sponsor’s logo with URL to the vendor’s website and be recognized at a “Platinum Sponsor” on ISSA’s landing page. Vendor’s logo will appear on all Chapter communications, as well as, on all correspondence related to workshops, conferences, socials, special events, and vendor forum correspondence.  The value and benefits are:

  • One exclusive 45-minute technology presentation that may end with a 10-minute vendor commercial during Sponsorship period. 
  • Secure X joint event with ISACA in June includes tickets for 2 people to staff tabletop.
  • Free admission to Holiday Party (2 people).
  • Attendance to all Chapter meetings (2 people). Registration required and additional fees may apply for special events.
  • Logo and URL to vendor’s website on Chapter website for the year.
  • Separate logo and URL on our website under “Platinum Sponsor” for the year.
  • Recognition at all Chapter meetings and on all communications.
  • Ability to display collateral at all meetings and events for a year.

Gold Sponsorship – $6,000 – The Gold level includes the benefits of the Platinum level EXCEPT the tabletop at the SecureX Event.

  • One exclusive 60-minute technology presentation that may end with a 10-minute vendor commercial during Sponsorship period. 
  • Free admission to Holiday Party (2 people).
  • Attendance to all Chapter meetings (2 people). Registration required and additional fees may apply for special events.
  • Logo and URL to vendor’s website on Chapter website for the year.
  • Separate logo and URL on our website under “Gold Sponsor” for the year.
  • Recognition at all Chapter meetings and on all communications.
  • Ability to display collateral at all meetings and events for a year.

Speaking spots are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis (Sponsorship payment received). The Sponsorship application can be found at http://issa-chicago.org/sponsors/application/.

*Sponsorship payment should be received no later than five (5) business days following application submission.

Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of every month (exceptions may apply) from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Visit our website at www.issa-chicago.org for current meeting dates, topics, speakers, and locations. Address any/all questions to president@issa-chicago.org.

Sponsorship Application

Instructions

Download, sign, and email an executed copy of Sponsorship Application to:president@issa-chicago.org and provide the following information.

Acceptable forms of payment

  • By check. Payable to ISSA Chicago Chapter and mail to Valeri Baldwin, President, ISSA Chicago, 1337 Paddock Place, Bartlett, IL 60103
  • Via Zelle: Use your bank’s online or mobile app resource, search for Information Systems Security Association in Chicago, enter the amount to be paid, click pay. This method provides a simple framework to enable secure payments leveraging Chase’s security measure including authentication, risk management, and fraud protection services.

Sponsorship Levels

  • Platinum $7,500
  • Gold $6,000

Sponsorship Application Form

Contact Information
Sponsorship Contact
Primary/local Contact(s) (e.g., people attending meetings)
A/P Contact (for Sponsorship renewal)
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