After much consideration, the General Chairs, Executive Committee and Organizing Committee for KDD 2020 have decided to take the conference fully virtual. The events of the past few months and the continued safety concerns have led us to make this difficult decision. Our focus now is on creating a virtual conference with the vibrancy, excellence and sense of community that KDD has become known for.

In the coming weeks, the agenda and more programmatic details will be announced, watch the website and our social media posts. Our plans include all the tracks and content you’ve come to count on at KDD, and five exciting keynote speakers! Registration is now open, clear your calendar for August 23-27, 2020, and enjoy access to all the virtual content live and on demand the week of the event.

We’ll look forward to seeing you next year, when we will hope to be together in a safe manner. We are also pursuing a KDD 2023 Conference in San Diego, so that we can realize the hard work this committee has put in and showing the KDD community this beautiful location!

Until then, please spread the word, and feel free to drop us a note with any questions or virtual best practices that you’d like to share.

All the Best,

Rajesh Gupta and Yan Liu
KDD 2020 General Chairs
General2020@kdd.org

Sponsorship Opportunities

This document describes our history, attendee profile, and the benefits we provide to our sponsors.

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Started in 1989, KDD is the oldest & largest data mining conference worldwide. It is home to some of the first & most highly cited research papers in fields which are now popularly known as “Big Data”, “Data Science”, and “Predictive Analytics”. Innovations like Crowdsourcing, large-scale data science competitions, personalized advertising (e.g. Google etc.), graph mining algorithms (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn etc.) and recommender systems (e.g. Netflix, Amazon etc.) all originated at KDD.

Who are we?

After 30 years and an explosive growth in this industry, we are still the home for the latest cutting-edge research in these topics; we also constantly evolve new technologies such as deep learning, differential privacy, ethical machine learning etc. Even today, the technology & research discussed at our conference is often ahead of any other conferences!

Who participates?

In 2019, KDD conference attracted over 3300 leading researchers in about equal parts from universities and industry. More specifically, attendees at KDD come from—

Academia: Leading researchers (e.g. professors, graduate students etc.) from universities (e.g. Berkeley, Stanford, Oxford, Tsinghua etc.) across the globe come to KDD to learn and present the cutting edge advancements in the fields of Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytics and Big Data.

Industry: KDD has pioneered applied data science. It is not surprising that KDD participants come from almost all industry stalwarts that are synonymous with data driven intelligent technologies. Professionals (Data Scientists, ML Engineers, Research Scientists etc.) from Google, Alibaba, Facebook, Netflix, LinkedIn, Tencent, Microsoft, IBM, Spotify and Amazon, to name a few companies, are a large and active presence at KDD.

Policy Leaders: The confluence of eminent voices from academia and industry at KDD has brought about an active participation from various thought leaders in the research policy arena as well. Voices from NIH, NSF, DARPA, and National Laboratories etc. are an important presence at KDD.

Startups & VC: Participants from the startup and venture capital arena have always found a nurturing home at KDD. Panels discussions on topics such as “A Data Scientist’s Guide to Making Money from Startups” are highly sought out events at KDD.

Why should you sponsor KDD?

Recruitment: KDD provides multiple avenues for you to meet and recruit the best and brightest minds in the field of data science, analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and Big Data. KDD facilitates this explicitly through sharing your job postings with attendees directly (Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsorship level), through job matching (where candidates can express interest in your jobs) and through Exhibition booths (where you can showcase your company & jobs, arrange meetings, set up Q&A with your experts etc.).

Branding: KDD is known as a home for industry-defining innovations and high quality rigorously peer-reviewed research. Sponsoring KDD is an opportunity for you to brand with over a quarter century of high-quality data science that KDD has come to represent. This is a way for you to stay on top of minds for data science professionals and candidates that may look for their next place to work in a few months or years.

Customers: In addition to facilitating recruitment, KDD also provides an opportunity for you to reach out to your potential customers. Companies such as Elder Research, Salford Systems, Oracle, SAS, and many startups use the exhibition booth as a venue to advertise & meet new customers. Most leading book publishers use our conference to advertise and sell the latest books to the largest gathering of data mining researchers.

Community: Many of us now work in research disciplines and industries that many years ago were mere nascent ideas being discussed at KDD. Supporting KDD through sponsorship is a way for you to support the international community of researchers that are working on data-driven ideas that will define economies of tomorrow. Quite explicitly, corporate sponsorship helps us keep the registration costs affordable for students and international attendees.

We hope to see you VIRTUALLY at KDD 2020!

Ritwik Kumar, Lei Li, Shipeng Yu

KDD 2020 Sponsorship chairs, sponsors2020@kdd.org

KDD 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

Diamond – $20,000

  • Large virtual booth (select from three options on Page 9) with ability to customize each interface with branding, static images, and/or videos
  • Ability to add up to (12) assets or sections within your booth that link to external sources, social media, etc.
  • Ability to add documents, PDFs, videos that can be downloaded to the attendee’s virtual swag bag
  • Chat functionality with attendees. Multiple chats can be managed by the ten (10) booth registrations below
  • Twenty (20) full-conference registrations and ten (10) booth registrations
  • SIG-KDD will send two emails to all KDD- 2020 attendees (before and after the conference). Note: We are not giving out the attendee list. The sponsor will provide the email text to SIG-KDD, and SIG-KDD will approve and send it
  • Prominent logo placement in virtual platform lobby with priority selection
  • KDD-2020 will share your job descriptions (up to 10) with all conference attendees who choose to participate in the job matching program
  • Logo on the website and Mobile App

Platinum – $15,000

  • Medium virtual booth (select from two options on page 11) with ability to customize each interface with branding, static images, and/or videos
  • Ability to add up to (6) assets or sections within your booth that link to external sources, social media, etc.
  • Ability to add documents, PDF, videos, that can be downloaded to the attendee’s virtual swag bag
  • Chat functionality with attendees. Multiple chats can be managed by the eight (8) booth registrations below
  • Fifteen (15) full-conference registrations and eight (8) booth registrations
  • SIG-KDD will send two emails to all KDD-2020 attendees (before or after the conference). Note: We are not giving out the attendee list. The sponsor will provide the email to SIG-KDD, and SIG-KDD will approve and send it
  • Prominent logo placement in the virtual platform lobby
  • KDD-2020 will share your job descriptions (up to 8) with conference attendees who choose to participate in the job matching program
  • Logo on the website and Mobile App

Gold – $10,000

  • Medium virtual booth (select from two options on page 13) with ability to customize each interface with branding, static images, and/or videos
  • Ability to add up to (4) assets or sections within your booth that link to external sources, social media, etc.
  • Ability to add documents, PDF, videos, that can be downloaded to the attendee’s virtual swag bag
  • Chat functionality with attendees. Multiple chats can be managed by the six (6) booth registrations below
  • Ten (10) full-conference registrations and six (6) booth registrations
  • SIG-KDD will send one email to all KDD- 2020 attendees (before OR after the conference). Note: We are not giving out the attendee list. The sponsor will provide the email to SIG-KDD, and SIG-KDD will approve and send it
  • Logo placement in virtual platform lobby
  • KDD-2020 will share your job descriptions (up to 6) with all conference attendees
  • Logo on the website and Mobile App

Silver – $5,000

  • Small virtual booth (select from two options below) with ability to customize each interface with branding, static images, and/or videos
  • Ability to add up to (4) assets or sections within your booth that link to external sources, social media, etc.
  • Ability to add documents, PDF, videos, that can be downloaded to the attendee’s virtual swag bag
  • Chat functionality with attendees. Multiple chats can be managed by the four (4) booth registrations below
  • Five (5) full-conference registrations and four (4) booth registrations
  • KDD-2020 will share your job descriptions (up to 4) with all conference attendees
  • Logo on the website and Mobile App

Sponsorship of KDD Women’s Panel – $4,000 (max of 2 sponsor)

  • Recognition as the host for KDD Women’s Panel
  • Opportunity to provide a “spotlight” (up to 5 mins) talk as part of the program to highlight Diversity & Inclusion at your Organization (must be approved by KDD/ACM)
  • Four (4) full conference registrations
  • Logo on website and Mobile App

Exclusive sponsorship of KDD Opening (1st) Keynote—$5,000 (max 1 sponsor)

  • Recognition as the host for KDD’s Opening Keynote
  • Opportunity to provide a sponsorship video (up to 10 minutes) to run at the beginning of the Opening Keynote at KDD (video must be approved by KDD/ACM)
  • Opportunity to reach the single largest audience gathering atKDD
  • Four (4) full conference registrations
  • Logo on website and Mobile App

Sponsorship of KDD 2nd & 3rd & 4th Keynotes—$4,000 each (max 1 sponsor per Keynote)

  • Opportunity to provide a sponsorship video (up to 10 minutes) to run at the beginning of a Keynote at KDD (video must be approved by KDD/ACM)
  • Three(3) full-conference registrations
  • Logo on the website and Mobile App

Sponsorship of Health Day - $5,000 each (max 1 sponsor)

  • Opportunity to provide a sponsorship video (up to 10 minutes) to showcase data-driven healthcare efforts in your organization (video must be approved by KDD/ACM)
  • Four (4) full-conference registrations
  • Logo on the website and Mobile App

Sponsorship of Deep Learning Day - $5,000 each (max 1 sponsors)

  • Opportunity to provide a sponsorship video (up to 10 minutes) to showcase Deep Learning related efforts in your organization (video must be approved by KDD/ACM)
  • Four (4) full-conference registrations
  • Logo on the website and Mobile App

Sponsorship of Inclusion & Diversity Day - $4,000 each (max 3 sponsors, 1 per day)

  • Opportunity to provide a sponsorship video (up to 10 minutes) to showcase I&D efforts in your organization during one of the sessions within the I&D Track (video must be approved by KDD/ACM)
  • Sponsor of (1) full day of sessions during the main conference
  • Three (3) full-conference registrations
  • Logo on the website and Mobile App

Sponsorship of KDD Awards – See Tiered Rates Below

  • Research Track Best Paper Awards – $3000 (max 2 sponsors)
  • Applied Data Science Track Best Paper Awards – $3000 (max 2 sponsors)
  • Best Student Paper Awards (Research Track) – $3000 (max 2 sponsors)
  • Best Student Paper Awards (Applied Data Science Track) – $3000 (max 2 sponsors)
  • Dissertation Award – $3000 (max 2 sponsors)

Sponsorship of SIGKDD Awards – See Tiered Rates Below

  • Test of Time Award – $10,000 (max 1 sponsor)
  • Innovation Award – $10,000 (max 1 sponsor)
  • Service Award – $10,000 (max 1 sponsor)

For other potential sponsorship opportunities, pricing or level of sponsorship to be discussed separately, please contact the sponsorship chairs directly.

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