CIKM Logo, with dates coloured purple.

CIKM 2021 Sponsorship Brief

The 30th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2021) provides an international forum for presentation and discussion of research on information and knowledge management, as well as recent advances on data and knowledge bases. The purpose of the conference is to identify challenging problems facing the development of future knowledge and information systems, and to shape future directions of research by soliciting and reviewing high quality, applied and theoretical research findings. An important part of the conference is the Workshops program which focuses on timely research challenges and initiatives. CIKM has a strong tradition of workshops devoted to emerging areas of artificial intelligence, database management, information retrieval, data mining, and related fields. As a top-tier ACM conference, CIKM attracts the leading researchers and thought leaders from academia and industry.

CIKM offers a unique opportunity to connect with scientists developing next generation techniques, and learn about the state-of-the art and future research directions. In addition, CIKM offers the chance to meet and recruit the top PhD students. It is an excellent venue to promote your organisation’s brand to thought leaders with global influence. Sponsors will receive extensive exposure to this community during the conference promotion and during the Conference.

We look forward to welcoming you to the virtual conference in 2021 and encourage you to consider the benefits of sponsoring CIKM 2021.

Benefits of Supporting CIKM 2021

  • Acknowledgement of your organisation’s support leading up to and during the conference
  • Networking opportunities during the conference to promote your products and services to specialists and graduate students
  • A showcase for your brand in support of researchers in this key scientific and industrial field
  • An opportunity to establish contacts and strengthen relationships with the leading researchers and institutions from around the world
  • Access to conference delegates for recruiting and promoting mind share of your organisation’s brand
  • A place and time for your researchers and management to connect face-to-face with the most influential people in this field in a setting especially conducive to learning and exploration of future opportunities

There are five levels of sponsorship opportunities and the Sponsorship Chairs are happy to discuss more specific sponsorship opportunities. All conference sponsors receive the following standard benefits:

  • Recognition as a supporter (with your logo) in the conference program
  • Recognition as a supporter (with your logo) on the supporters’ page of the official conference website, including a hyperlink to your organisation’s home page
  • Acknowledgement as a supporter on the official audiovisual material used at the virtual conference (e.g., announcements in business sessions and logo in official virtual backgrounds)
  • Use of the conference logo until the end of November 2021

Added Benefits of the different levels of sponsorship are outlined in the table below:

Level Contribution Free Conference Registrations Logo on Conference Website and Online Conference Platform Dedicated Virtual Channel (“Booth in Gather”) Logo on t-shirt* Awards sponsor or childcare sponsor**
Platinum US$ 10,000 5 yes yes yes yes
Gold US$ 5,000 3 yes yes yes -
Silver US$ 3,000 2 yes - - -
Bronze US$ 1,000 1 yes - - -

For more details please contact the Sponsorship Chair Damiano Spina at

* Due to the timeline associated with the production and shipment of the CIKM2021 t-shirts, sponsorship arrangements and high definition logo need to be arranged by the end of August 2021.

** You will be associated with an award category, or can select to support the CIKM 2021 scheme to assist attendees with costs related to childcare or other familycare needs during the conference. Please note, selection of which award to sponsor is on a first-come, first-served basis.