A conference or workshop can receive sponsorship from SIAM if it is run by another organization that assumes full responsibility for finances and organization. SIAM provides only limited financial support and funding, and can provide conference services at a fee. Due to limited funds, SIAM sponsorship is available only for very few conferences. SIAM will consider proposals for sponsorship of conferences run in North America or outside North America. However, we are limited in the kind of services that can be offered for conferences outside North America.
Workshops can either run concurrently or adjacent to a SIAM conference. Check out the archive to see past workshops SIAM has sponsored.
This proposal is for requesting financial or administrative support for a conference or workshop that is not a regularly scheduled SIAM Activity Group conference. SIAM has limited funding to provide sponsorship or support for conferences or workshops organized by other groups. SIAM’s priority is to promote its areas of interest to its members, but we are interested in new ideas for professional meetings and in helping groups who wish to run SIAM-sponsored meetings. Services or support may be requested for meetings held in North America or outside North America.
SIAM can provide sponsorship for a conference provided there is an organization in the country where the conference is being held that is able to take financial responsibility and sign contracts for services. One possibility is to partner with another professional society or with a university. Organizers may submit a proposal to SIAM for limited financial support or contract for services at a fee to help run the meeting.
- Proposals will be reviewed by SIAM’s Executive Director and SIAM’s Vice President for Programs. SIAM will consider diversity issues when deciding whether to sponsor a given conference.
- The dates of the proposed conference should not fall within two weeks of any SIAM conference.
At least one SIAM member must be on the organizing committee; that member must be listed explicitly as the SIAM representative on all conference materials and announcements.
- A request for funds or administrative support should be submitted at least 24 months (2 years) before the proposed conference date.
There are limited funds available to provide partial support for the following:
Invited speaker travel expenses
Minitutorial speaker expenses
Student or early career travel support
In addition, SIAM can provide administrative support services. There are fees associated with these services:
Collection of abstracts
Production of program book
Maintenance of conference website
Collection of registration fees (only conferences in North America)
SIAM will provide an estimate of the fees and the level of service once the application has been reviewed.
Complete and e-mail proposal form to Linda Thiel, Director of Programs and Services.
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