On behalf of the General Chairs, Gerard Medioni, Anthony Hoogs, and, Scott McCloskey, I implore you for your kind support to the upcoming WACV 2018 with a small grant. Your support is very valuable as WACV grows with the rapidly growing area of computer vision and finds its niche as one of the premier vision conferences in north America and in the pantheon of computer vision conferences worldwide. It can only achieve these goals with participation and gracious support from our industrial sponsors.

As you know, corporate sponsorship is an excellent way to spread the word about the computer vision research and development work going on at your company and is a very effective tool for recruitment. Our attendance has been growing significantly over the last few years. This year we have received more paper submissions than last year and we expect that attendance will be around 300. Typically, about 40% of the attendees are graduate students, providing a valuable recruiting opportunity. With specific tracks for both algorithms and applications papers, a new feature this year, WACV presents ample opportunities for initiating collaborations with academia and other industry groups.

There are several levels of sponsorship available:

Gold Level ($4000 & above)

  • 3 free registrations

  • Sponsorship of an award (see below), announced during award ceremony

  • Logo on WACV website, in the program and proceedings

  • Free exhibit/recruiting table

Best Algorithms Paper, Best Applications Paper Awards

Sponsorship of the awards is allocated to Gold sponsors on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be recognized during the conference. We will also invite the sponsoring party to present the award.

Silver Level ($2000)

  • 2 free registrations

  • Special recognition during award ceremony

  • Logo on WACV website, in the program and proceedings

  • Discount exhibit/recruiting table ($500)

Bronze Level ($1000)

  • 1 free registration

  • Special recognition during award ceremony

  • Logo on WACV website, in the program and proceedings

Exhibit / Recruiting Tables

We have exhibit or recruiting tables available for purchase. They will be strategically placed throughout the conference facility to foster interaction between exhibitors and conference attendees. Tables will be staffed during the poster sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, March 12-14, 2016. Tables are $1000 and include 1 free full passport registration, an 8′ skirted table, and 2 chairs. The deadline for exhibit applications is February 12, 2017.

Promotional Materials

This year we are also exploring the idea of distributing promotional items (lanyards, tote bags, T-shirts etc.) with the conference material. You can have your company name and logo on these materials. The sponsorship is available for the following materials via a bidding process with the starting bids mentioned below.

T-shirts (long-sleeved): $5K
T-shirts (short-sleeved): $3.5K
Tote bags: $2K
Lanyards: $1.5K

Finally, we can tailor sponsorship based on your request as well. We can channelize your donation to student travel grants and other student activities as you prefer. We also have opportunities for sponsoring drink tickets for the evening buffet dinners.

To sign-up as a sponsor, please send me an email at maneesh.singh@verisk.com the following information:

  1. The donation level (you can make payments much later via credit card, check, and wire transfer),
  2. A logo (and URL to your company) in case you have not sponsored WACV it in the past.

Sponsor logo will appear as soon as the support is confirmed. Logos will be listed with respect to the donation amounts and sign-up dates.

Please do not hesitate to let me know your questions.

Best regards,

Maneesh K. Singh
Industrial Relations Chair
WACV 2018