About Sponsorship

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 around Chicago and the upper Midwest. In an ongoing effort to improve the quality of meetings and events, and to return the greatest value to our members, the Chapter invites sponsorships for meetings and events.

In exchange for monetary gifts, the Chapter will provide a variety of services and marketing opportunities, 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 five levels of vendor sponsorships: Three base levels (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) and two that include special events (Diamond and Platinum). The levels correspond to the increasing amounts of exposure. Gold sponsors are considered high-exposure hosts of all monthly meetings. Silver sponsors are low-exposure hosts of all monthly meetings. Bronze sponsors are essentially the co-hosts of a single monthly meeting.

Frequently the Chapter hosts special events, such as conferences and parties.  For most of those occasions sponsors will be separately invited or sponsors can choose to bundle two of these events (ISSA/ISACA Cruise/Networking Event and ISSA Holiday Party) as part of a Platinum or Diamond levels sponsorship. The Platinum level includes all of the benefits of the Silver level plus sponsorship of the ISSA/ISACA Cruise/Networking Event and ISSA Holiday Party. The Diamond level includes all of the benefits of the Gold level plus sponsorship of the ISSA/ISACA Cruise/Networking Event and ISSA Holiday Party.

ISSA Chicago encourages Sponsors to become ISSA International general members (https://www.issa.org/). An International membership brings additional value, however, the membership fee and added benefit are not included in the Chapter Sponsorship.

Gold Sponsorship – $5,000

The Gold sponsor is our premier Chapter sponsor receiving maximum exposure on the Chapter website and in Chapter communications. The Gold sponsor is listed as an annual sponsor on all special Chapter events; including workshops, conferences, parties, and vendor forum correspondence. The Chapter will prominently display the sponsor’s logo and URL to the vendor’s website on the Chapter’s website landing page and Sponsor’s landing page “Gold Sponsors” for the year. The Gold sponsor will hold an honorary Corporate membership in the Chapter for one year and is invited to participate in all open Chapter meetings according to Corporate membership guidelines. Registration is required.

  • Corporate membership in the Chapter for the year (Sponsorship anniversary date).
  • Attendance to all meetings and events. Registration required and additional fees may apply for special events (boat cruises, sporting events, holiday party, etc.).
  • Logo and URL to vendor’s website on Chapter website for the year.
  • Separate logo and URL on our website under “Gold Sponsors” for the year.
  • Recognition at all Chapter meetings and in all communications.
  • One exclusive 60-minute technology presentation with a 10-minute vendor commercial during Sponsorship period.
  • Ability to display collateral at meetings for a year. Limit of one Gold or Silver Sponsor collateral table per meeting.

Diamond Sponsorship – $7,000

The Diamond level includes all of the benefits of the Gold level plus sponsorship of the ISSA/ISACA Cruise/Networking Event and ISSA Holiday Party.

Silver Sponsorship – $2,000

The Silver sponsor receives exposure on the Chapter website and in Chapter communications. The Silver sponsor is listed as an annual sponsor on all special Chapter events; including workshops, conferences, parties, and vendor forum correspondence. The Chapter will prominently display the sponsor’s logo and URL to the vendor’s website on the Chapter’s website landing page and Sponsor’s landing page “Silver Sponsors” for the year. The Silver sponsor will hold an honorary Corporate membership in the Chapter for one year and is invited to participate in all open Chapter meetings according to Corporate membership guidelines. Registration is required.

  • Corporate membership in the Chapter for the year (Sponsorship anniversary date).
  • Attendance to all meetings and events. Registration required and additional fees may apply for special events (boat cruises, sporting events, holiday party, etc.).
  • Logo and URL to vendor’s website on Chapter website for the year.
  • Separate logo and URL on our website under “Silver Sponsors” for the year.
  • Recognition at all Chapter meetings and in all communications.
  • Two 10-minute vendor commercials during Sponsorship period.
  • Ability to display collateral at meetings for six months. Limit of one Gold or Silver Sponsor collateral table per meeting.

Platinum Sponsorship – $4,000

The Platinum level includes all of the benefits of the Silver level plus sponsorship of the ISSA/ISACA Cruise/Networking Event and ISSA Holiday Party.


Logo Submission Instructions for ISSA Website:

With your application, please submit a large, lossless format (like .eps or .tif) company logo for placement on the ISSA Website. EPS format is ideal, since it generally scales well infinitely without loss of quality. Most marketing departments will provide one of the two. If they don’t know what to send, tell them it’s for print purposes and you will be printing it large.


How to become a sponsor?

Complete our online sponsorship application.