Wednesday and Thursday, April 5 & 6, 2023:
University of Miami Lakeside Village Expo Center
1280 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
For more information, visit the Forum website: https://expertfindersystems.org
The EFS International Forum creates a venue for stakeholders to network, learn from each other, and help steer the future of this dynamic field.
Since the first EFS International Forum in 2019, a growing community has been engaging in an important dialogue. Conversations center on metadata and content used to tell the impact stories of faculty members, research institutes, centers, and foundations; federal-, state-, and privately funded research; economic development efforts; and community engagement.
The systems and use cases take many forms and are known by an assortment of names, including, but not limited to:
The Forum's Steering Committee is organizing and hosting this event to include leaders from:
The platforms under discussion have been serving universities, business, industry, economic development professionals, and the research community for more than two decades. The Forum provides opportunities for attendees to:
Attendees also will learn about the economic development impacts of expert finding on the regional, state, national, and global levels.
Within an academic institution, expert finding and research information platforms can support diverse faculty, student, and administrative needs, including student advising and decision making driving retention and graduation; faculty success through collaborative team-building and mentoring arrangements; promotion and tenure processes; institutional reporting for accreditation and other needs; and marketing and news dissemination.
Outside academia, the platforms can be extremely important in supporting economic development, advancing cross-unit collaboration, and promoting discovery and innovation. The platforms can also gather, manage, and publish searchable information about equipment/resources/facilities associated with expertise.
The Forum also offers the opportunity for stakeholders to explore establishing a new professional organization to provide leadership and ongoing events supporting:
Organizers expect 100 to 150 attendees—primarily faculty, researchers, librarians, and administrators from major research institutions and economic development organizations throughout the nation and world.
You are an important part of the community of practice forming in this emerging field. As a sponsor, you will have access to the thought leaders and decision makers who will be driving directions and innovations in expert finder systems for years to come.
In consideration of your contribution as a sponsor, we will ensure that all forum attendees are aware of your support for and importance to the success of the forum.
To take advantage of full sponsorship opportunities, please register by Friday, November 18, 2022.
|Sponsor Benefit||Gold = $5,000||Silver = $2,500|
|Advertisement in online forum program webpage|
|Presentation after keynote speaker (10 minutes)|
|Presentation after a program session (5 minutes)|
|Opportunity to moderate a session|
|Logo with link on forum website footer|
|Acknowledgement in forum opening remarks|
|Exhibit table in conference meeting room|
|Complimentary forum registrations (meals included)||2||1|
|Attendees' email addresses (2 weeks before forum and after the forum)|
|Logo on promotional emails sent to prospective attendees and registrants (up to 10 mailings)|
|Logo displayed during the breaks and between sessions|
We welcome companies interested in custom opportunities for branding at events, e.g., fractional contributions or partial support for events are welcome. Contact us for more information.
Sponsor a breakfast
|2||$2,000||Sponsor a breakfast: Your logo will be prominently displayed. Place literature or materials in the refreshment area for attendees to pick up. Sponsorship acknowledged publicly by conference organizers.|
|Sponsor a lunch||2||$2,000||Sponsor a lunch: Your logo will be prominently displayed. Place literature or materials in the refreshment area for attendees to pick up. Sponsorship acknowledged publicly by conference organizers.|
|Sponsor a morning break||2||$1,000||Sponsor a morning refreshment break: Your logo will be prominently displayed. Place literature or materials in the refreshment area for attendees to pick up.|
|Sponsor an afternoon break||2||$1,000||Sponsor an afternoon refreshment break: Your logo will be prominently displayed. Place literature or materials in the refreshment area for attendees to pick up.|
|Forum Attendee List||1||$1,000||Available after the Forum|
|Sponsor a scholarship(s)||10||$500||Help make it possible for graduate students and individuals from independent colleges and universities to attend the Forum. Your support will go towards enabling their participation by subsidizing the cost of attendance. Sponsorship acknowledged publicly by conference organizers and on website.|