Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) is the leading academic research project studying cyber resiliency in smart grid and energy delivery systems. As part of its educational mission, TCIPG will be hosting its fourth Summer School at the Q Center in Chicago, IL, June 15-19, 2015. We welcome your sponsorship support in making the 2015 Summer School a success. In addition to brand awareness benefits we have offered at previous summer schools, this year we will be collecting submitted resumes of attendees. Also new this year, we will be hosting a job fair during the event, allowing you access to the top-tier emerging practitioners and researchers in this area.

Download PDF version of Sponsorship Options

Questions about sponsorships?
Tim Yardley, Associate Director of Technology
Information Trust Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
217-333-4494 | yardley@illinois.edu

Basic Conference Statistics

  • Mixture of academic and professional attendees
  • Some of the best emerging talent in the sector
  • Expecting approximately 200 attendees
  • Open to anyone to attend and participate

Sponsorship Highlights

  • Company recognition. This is a premier event with lasting exposure.
  • Job Fair and Resume Book. Want to increase your pipeline of high-quality talent? They will be here.
  • DVD archive. Permanent video and media archive that will be sent to all attendees and distributed to other interested stakeholders in following years.
  • Hands-on lab opportunities to showcase your equipment, software, etc. Want your technology in front of people so they can understand and leverage it? Here’s a chance.
  • Scholarships to help promising students attend Summer School. Want to make sure that pipeline stays filled? Build it by helping those promising students attend this year’s event.
  • Networking events.

Sponsorship Levels

Bronze Sponsor ($1,000)


  • Logo will appear on pre-event promotional literature
  • Logo with hyperlink to sponsor’s homepage will be included on the Summer School website
  • Copy of Resume Book of submitted resumes from attendees
  • Copy of DVD set featuring video and media archives


  • Logo will be displayed during breaks and other informational opportunities during the entire Summer School
Gold Sponsor ($5,000) – all benefits above plus …


  • Single high-top table at the Job Fair
  • 2 one day passes for attendance during the Fob Fair
  • Ability to provide marketing give-away item(s) that display sponsor’s name and/or logo and will be included with each registrant’s conference packet (must be received by May 15, 2015)
Platinum Sponsor ($10,000) – all benefits above plus …


  • Full table for Job Fair, allowing for a small booth setup
  • 2 additional one day passes for attendance during Job Fair (4 total)
  • Option to place informational document files on a USB stick distributed at the summer school and/or the post-event DVD (digital files must be received by May 15, 2015)
  • Brief speaking slot for company remarks at Summer School closing session


  • Logo prominently placed on DVD archive sets distributed to each Summer School participant

Other Sponsorship Opportunities (Varying Levels)

Organizations that want to receive recognition for sponsoring other areas may want to include the following:

  • Student Scholarships. Allowing more students to attend with minimal costs
  • Training Sessions.  Brief introductions at evening breakout sessions to specific tools that provide value to the target audience.
  • Host a reception or other networking event. Food and beverages.
  • Technology Laboratories (space limited). Bring in your latest hardware and software to show off the great features you’ve developed and how attendees in the field or for their research can leverage them.

Questions about sponsorships?
Tim Yardley, Associate Director of Technology
Information Trust Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
217-333-4494 | yardley@illinois.edu