Sponsorship Levels

Primary Sponsorships

Values Diamond Platinum Gold Silver
Quantity Available 1 4 8 5
Cost USD $30,000 $25,000 $15,000 $10,000
Conference Registration Passes1 3 Comps 2 Comps 1 Comp 1x $500 Discount Pass
Address Participants Yes
Joint Press Conference Opportunity Yes
Logo on Official Conference Bag2 Exclusive
Logo on Official Conference Folder3 Exclusive
Logo on Official Gold Sponsor Long Sleeve Tee4 Exclusive
Logo on Conference Website Homepage Yes Yes Yes Yes
Logo on Main Ballroom Backdrop Yes Yes Yes Yes
Food & Beverage Sponsor Signage Yes Yes Yes
Conference Bag Insert Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exhibit Space Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exhibitor Passes5 4 2 2 2
Company Description for Program Book 250 250 100 50
Mention in Conference Press Release Yes Yes Yes
Podcast Interview Opportunity Yes Yes
Access to Conference Attendee List6 Yes Yes Yes Yes

Event & Service Sponsorships

Values Banquet Vendor Showcase Reception Ice Breaker Reception Conference Lounge Network Internet
Quantity Available 1 1 1 1 1 1
Cost USD $25,000 $15,000 $15,000 $10,000 In Kind In Kind
Conference Registration Passes1 2 Comps 1 Comp 1 Comp 1x $500 Discount 2 Comps 2 Comps
Address Participants During Sponsored Event Yes Yes Yes
Logo on Conference Homepage Yes Yes Yes
Logo on Main Ballroom Backdrop Yes Yes Yes
Branding at Respective Event/Item Yes Yes Yes Yes
Exhibit Opportunity Yes Yes Yes In Lounge M-F Yes Yes
Exhibitor Passes5 2 2 2 4 2 2
50-word Description for Program Booklet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mention in Conference Press Release Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Podcast Interview Opportunity Yes Yes Yes
Access to Conference Attendee List6 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Supporting Sponsorships

Values Polo Shirt1 Tee Shirt1 Charge-Up Station Bag Insert Item7 Name Badge Holder1 Challenge Coin89
Quantity Available 1 1 1 5 1 1
Cost USD $10,000 $6,000 $5,000 $5,000 $4,000 $4,000
Logo on Respective Official Sponsorship Item Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes On Packaging
Logo on Conference Sponsor Page Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Logo on Conference Program Book & Website Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Media Sponsorships

Terms of sponsorship can be negotiated in kind.

Values Media Podcast Book10
Quantity Available Unlimited 2 Unlimited
Cost USD In Kind In Kind In Kind
Conference Registration Passes1 NA 1 Comp NA
Press Passes11 1 1
Logo on Conference Sponsor Team page Yes Yes Yes
Logo on Official Conference Program Yes Yes Yes
Logo on Signage in Registration Area Yes Yes Yes

Exhibits: Tues-Thurs

Values Details
Quantity Available 8
Cost USD $6,000
Logo on Conference Sponsor Page Yes
Logo & 50-word Description for Program Book Yes
Exhibitor Passes5 2
Vendor Showcase Participation Yes

Terms & Conditions

  1. All sponsorships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsors need to be committed to computer security improvement, concerned about the security infrastructure of the Internet and associated communications elements and be supportive of FIRST’s mission to participate in this conference as a sponsor. FIRST.Org, Inc. retains the right to reject any sponsor that it deems inappropriate.
  2. After written acceptance by FIRST.Org, Inc., the sponsor must provide a logo image (in .AI or .EPS, the format required by FIRST. Org, Inc.) and other details required (such as correct use of the sponsor’s name, trademarks etc.) to FIRST.Org, Inc., within 30 days of receipt of acceptance.
  3. Sponsorship pledges cannot be processed without payment. Funds must be payable in US dollars. All checks should be made payable to FIRST.Org, Inc. Sponsor shall be responsible for any taxes on the sponsorship fee. For more information, contact first-2018@first.org.
  4. Sponsorship may be cancelled by sponsor by written notification to FIRST before March 16, 2018. A sponsorship cannot be cancelled after that date because FIRST incurs the cost of printing and other sponsorship recognition and loss of sponsorship. If notification of cancellation is received after March 16, 2018, FIRST will attempt to revise sponsor recognition items as feasible and FIRST shall be entitled to retain 100% of the sponsorship fee as damages.
  5. The sponsorship fee does not include free conference registration unless specifically stated in the sponsorship opportunity details.
  6. Provision of FIRST conference sponsorship does not entitle the sponsor to a waiver of any applicable annual FIRST membership fee.
  7. Accommodation costs are not included in the conference registration fee. Attendees are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements.
  8. All sponsorship materials must be submitted before April 20, 2018 to ensure inclusion in productions schedule. Sponsorship pledges after this date may still be accepted with caveats.
  9. Sponsors may not sublet, assign, or apportion any part of the item(s) sponsored nor represent, advertise, or distribute literature or materials for the products or services of any other firm or organization except as approved in writing by FIRST.Org, Inc.
  10. FIRST.Org, Inc. will not be liable for damage or loss to a sponsor’s properties through fire, theft, accident, or any other cause, whether the result of negligence or otherwise.
  11. No part of an exhibit and no signs or other materials may be pasted, nailed, or otherwise affixed to walls, doors or other surfaces in a way that mars or defaces the premises or equipment and furnishings. Damage from failure to observe this notice is payable by the sponsor.
  12. Participation at FIRST Board of Directors and FIRST AGM meetings is restricted to FIRST members only, the FIRST Board of Directors, and their invited guests.
  13. At the wish of the FIRST membership, the FIRST conference program itself is not open to sponsorship. However, sponsors are welcome to respond to the conference call for speakers for consideration with other submissions.
  14. Sponsorship is not limited to financial support per se, but can also take the form of provision of material hardware/ software etc. Should your company be interested in sponsorship package not listed in this brochure then please feel free to contact us to discuss your preferences.
  15. FIRST reserves the right to select and finalize design of each branded conference item.
  16. Sponsors are allowed to offer pledges for single or multiple items/events.
  17. For sponsorship opportunities that include signage, please note - signage space may be limited. The conference organizers will inform each sponsor of the maximum size, number of signs, etc.
  18. In order to limit costs, FIRST.Org, Inc. and the conference organizers may limit the number of colors used for the printing of sponsor logos.
  19. If a sponsor wants to negotiate for a higher priced item (e.g., higher quality shirt, bag, menu, etc) than FIRST has budgeted for then the sponsor must pay any additional cost for that item in addition to the applicable sponsorship fee.
  20. The attendee list shall remain the property of FIRST.org, Inc. The Sponsor is granted a limited, nonexclusive license to use the list for legitimate correspondence related to computer security incident response matters only. The Sponsor may not transfer the list to another party nor allow another party access to the list. Any Sponsor violating these restrictions may be subject to an infringement claim. In addition, the Sponsor may not be allowed to Sponsor subsequent FIRST events, at the sole discretion of FIRST.org, Inc.

For additional information on sponsorship, event demographics, and contracting, please contact the Conference Team at first-2018@first.org.


  1. Complimentary registration passes are only good for the year of contracted sponsorship. Registrations are transferable. $500 sponsor discounts are off of the standard non-member rate of $2300 US; late rate of $2500 US applies to discount registrations submitted after April 27, 2018. 

  2. The Diamond sponsor is the official sponsor of the conference bag. Only the Diamond sponsor logo and official conference logo will be branded on the official conference bag. FIRST reserves the right to select and finalize design of the conference bag. 

  3. Platinum sponsors are the official sponsors of the conference folder. Only Platinum sponsor logos and the official conference logo will be branded on the official conference folder. FIRST reserves the right to select and finalize design of the conference folder. 

  4. Gold sponsor logos will be branded on an exclusive long sleeve tee that will highlight only Gold Sponsors. FIRST reserves the right to select and finalize design of the tee. 

  5. Exhibitor passes exclude entry to all conference sessions and special functions. Passes include lunches, breaks, and gala dinner ticket. Additional exhibitor passes may be purchased at the rate of $450 US per pass. Limit two additional passes per sponsor. 

  6. The attendee list contains Name, Company, Mailing Address and Phone. Absolutely no email addresses will be shared. 

  7. FIRST approval required. 

  8. FIRST reserves the right to select and finalize design of all official conference gifts. 

  9. Challenge Coin will be packaged with acknowledgement of sponsor. 

  10. FIRST welcomes members who publish. FIRST is not responsible for collecting book sales.* 

  11. Press passes exclude food functions including – lunches, welcome reception and banquet dinner. Tickets for each food function may be purchased separately.