CHI-NOG is a Chicago-based organization focused on connecting networking technology professionals within the Midwest and across the United States. Our goal is to create and maintain a thriving regional community of practitioners and to provide education in the latest technology trends, set and share best practices, strengthen industry collaboration, and provide ample networking opportunities.
About the 2018 Conference
Since 2010, CHI-NOG has hosted an annual conference, providing local and international industry experts a place to gather in the city of Chicago to present and network on a variety of topics.
CHI-NOG 08 will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Previous events have sold to capacity and have sold out quickly. There is high demand from within the industry to host vendor neutral events featuring independent content.
CHI-NOG presentations focus on the latest trends in networking including, but not limited to: network operations, peering, network security, MPLS/BGP, network automation, wireless, SDN, cloud, and virtualization.
CHI-NOG attendees come from a wide variety of industry sectors. A majority of participants are technical decision-makers or influencers.
CHI-NOG sponsorship packages provide unique access to a highly skilled IT community specializing in operating enterprise networks, service provider networks and others. CHI-NOG is the only of its kind – a vendor neutral conference. Your support provides the opportunity to increase company brand recognition, introduce products or services and establish new business relationships.
“I really enjoyed it. I was at the last NANOG, and I found this one-day event to be more interesting. I will definitely be attending again.” – Bryan H.
“I wasn’t sure what this event would be like, or the people who would be attending, but it was an absolutely incredible crowd of unbelievably talented professionals, and despite the fact that I’m just beginning my career in the industry, I felt very welcome by all of the ‘seasoned pros’ and I believe that maintaining that atmosphere of ‘all levels welcome’ will keep CHI-NOG running strong.” – Anonymous feedback on event’s survey.
“Excellent speakers! It’s really neat to learn about their expertise and passions.” – Alex E.
“Meeting up with some of the local networks who may not make it to NANOGs and other meetings is very valuable.” – Jonny M.
“I know there are a lot of people out there in the field that are looking for groups like this.” – Anonymous feedback on event’s survey.
We have three levels of limited sponsorship: Diamond, Gold, and Silver. As well as several supplemental sponsorships that provide organizations with branding opportunities. Please see the table below that highlight the benefits of each level. Within the various levels, your company can have complimentary registrations, a vendor table at the reception, branding on social media and conference materials (please see the table for details of each level).
|Cost in USD||$10,000||$6,000||$4,500||$3,000||$1,000|
|Opening Remarks to the Audience||Yes||–||–||–||–|
|Sponsor Table During Networking Reception||Yes||Yes||–||–||–|
|Branding on Official T-shirts||Yes||Yes||–||–||–|
|Complimentary Attendee Registration||5||3||2||–||–|
|Ability to Provide Branded Item at Lunch Settings||Yes|
|Ability to Provide Collateral in Registration Area||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Branding on CHI-NOG Website||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Branding on Official Event Banners||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Social Media Advertising||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Event’s Mobile App:
50-Word Company Description and Web Link
We look forward working with you. For additional information regarding sponsorship packages and contracting, please contact sponsoring ~at~ chinog.org.