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 four levels of vendor sponsorships: Diamond, Gold, Platinum and Silver. The levels correspond to the increasing amounts of exposure. Diamond and Platinum sponsors are considered the highest exposure hosts at monthly meetings. Gold and Silver sponsors are a lower exposure hosts at monthly meetings. Frequently the Chapter hosts special events, such as conferences and parties. For those occasions
sponsors will be separately invited.

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.

Diamond Sponsorship – $7,000

The Diamond sponsor is our premier Chapter sponsor receiving maximum exposure with a speaking opportunity, logo listed on the Chapter website and in all Chapter
communications.  The Diamond 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 on the ISSA website. The Diamond 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.

  • One exclusive 60-minute technology presentation with a 10-minute vendor commercial
    during Sponsorship period.
  • Table Top participation (2 people) at Secure X joint event with ISACA in June.
  • Free admission (five people) to Holiday Party.
  • 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 “Diamond Sponsors” for the year.
  • Recognition at all Chapter meetings and in all communications.
  • Ability to display collateral at meetings for a year. Limit of one Gold or Silver Sponsor collateral table per meeting.

Gold Sponsorship – $5,000

The Gold level includes all of the benefits of the Diamond level except Table Top participation at SecureX Event and ISSA Holiday Party.

Platinum Sponsorship – $4,000

The Platinum sponsor receives exposure on the Chapter website and in Chapter
communications. The Platinum 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 and Sponsor’s landing page “Platinum Sponsors” for the year. The Platinum 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 “Platinum 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. 

Silver Sponsorship – $2,000

The Silver level includes all of the benefits of the Platinum level except Two 10-minute
vendor commercials during Sponsorship period and ability to display collateral at
meetings for six months.


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.

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