William Oliver Baker Award Dinner

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: View the announcement from INSA's President

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Gov't/Military - $0 Leadership - $0 Member - $395 Non-Member - $495 Purchase a Table

The Hon. Sue Gordon to Receive 2020 Baker Award 

One of the country’s most accomplished national security leaders, Ms. Gordon’s extraordinary three decades of public service culminated with her tenure as PDDNI from 2017-2019. Serving as the country’s second highest intelligence official, she led the effort to better integrate the Intelligence Community, innovate to meet new challenges and opportunities, expand outreach and public-private partnerships, drive innovation, and advance diversity and inclusion.  View the full announcement here. 

NEW! 2020 Commemorative Program Congratulatory Messages

Honor our 2020 Baker Award recipient with a congratulatory message in the official program book for the dinner. Please note: limited space available.

  • Full Page ($750)
    • Space for a six-line message
    • Page dimensions: 6"W x 9"H
  • Half-Page ($500)
    • Space for a three-line message
    • Page dimensions: 6"W x 4.5"H

Please contact Jeff Lavine at jlavine@INSAonline.org to place your order. 

Tables Available for Purchase—Limited Availability!

  • Premier Table ($13,000)
  • Prominent Table ($10,000)
  • Select Table ($7,000)

If you are interested in purchasing a table, please contact Jeff Lavine at jlavine@INSAonline.org

  • Sponsors

  • Available Sponsorships

  • Sold Sponsorships

All sponsorships have been sold. For information on tables available to purchase, please contact Jeff Lavine at jlavine@INSAonline.org.
 Board Reception Sponsor (SOLD OUT)

  • Board Reception registrations for all attendees at sponsor table
  • Company branded cocktail napkins at the reception (provided by sponsor)
  • Company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email promotions, and social media

Patriot Sponsor (SOLD OUT)

  • Four Board Reception registrations
  • Limited speaking role at beginning of the event
  • Company branded floor clings or equivalent at event venue
  • Company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email promotions, and social media

Celebration Sponsor (SOLD OUT)

  • Four Board Reception Registrations
  • Company branded commemorative amenity (provided by INSA)
  • Company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email promotions, and social media

Dessert & Champagne Toast Sponsor (SOLD OUT)

  • Four Board Reception registrations
  • Opportunity for limited speaking role
  • Company logo on dessert menu card (provided by INSA)
  • Company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email promotions, and social media

First Impression Sponsor (SOLD OUT)

  • Four Board Reception registrations
  • Company branded signage upon entrance
  • Company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email promotions, and social media

Commemorative Photo Sponsor (SOLD OUT)

  • Four Board Reception registrations
  • Company branded red carpet (provided by INSA)
  • Company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email promotions, and social media

Welcome Reception Sponsor (SOLD OUT)

  • Four Board Reception registrations
  • Company Branded cocktail napkins at the reception (provided by sponsor)
  • Company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email promotions, and social media

Lasting Impression Sponsor (SOLD OUT)

  • Four Board Reception registrations
  • Company branded signage upon exit
  • Company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email promotions, and social media

Literary Sponsor (SOLD OUT)

  • Four Board Reception registrations
  • Company branded cocktail napkins at the reception (provided by sponsor)
  • Company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email promotions, and social media

Registration Sponsor (SOLD OUT)

  • Four Board Reception registrations
  • Company branded banner at registration
  • Company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email promotions, and social media

Floral Sponsor (SOLD OUT)

  • Four Board Reception registrations
  • Company florals throughout on dinner tables
  • Company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email promotions, and social media

Commemorative Program Sponsor (SOLD OUT)

  • Four Board Reception registrations
  • Company logo placement in commemorative program
  • Company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email promotions, and social media

Digital Playback Sponsor (SOLD OUT)

  • Company branding on video recording of event, including the opportunity to insert 60 second company video at intro
  • Copy of video for own company use
  • Video will be hosted on https://cybersecuritytv.net/ for one year, as well as on INSA's website and YouTube channel
  • Social media posts on all INSA channels promoting the event recording and recognizing event sponsor
  • On-stage acknowledgment
  • Company logo placement on event marketing signage, website, email promotions, and social media

About the Award

For more than three decades, the William Oliver Baker Award has served as a mark of excellence, distinguishing an extraordinary individual for their sustained contributions to excellence in intelligence and national security affairs. 

The Baker Award Selection Committee selects the recipient on the basis of: 

  • Sustained excellence in their contribution to intelligence and national security affairs over a considerable period of time or a single achievement of extraordinary merit;

2019 Baker Award Recipient GEN Keith B. Alexander, (USA, Retired) with INSA Chairman Tish Long (left) and LtG Ron Burgess (USA, Retired) (right) 
View Past Recipients

  • Contribution in the scientific and technical disciplines or in other fields essential to the enhancement of intelligence and national security interests;
  • Technical enhancement of unusual significance, management proficiency of a high order, or development or application of techniques that permit cost savings of substantial magnitude. 

The 2020 recipient will be announced in January and recognized at the William Oliver Baker Award Dinner on Friday, June 12, 2020 at the Omni Shoreham. If you have questions or need more information on the award, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jeff Lavine at jlavine@INSAonline.org.

About William Oliver Baker

The four words on the medal honor the defining aspects of Dr. Baker’s life – Scientist, Inventor, Scholar, and Statesman.

Dr. Baker was a prominent scientist, former head of Bell Labs, a trusted advisor to five U.S. Presidents, a director and advisor to multiple philanthropic foundations and educational commissions, and a mentor to scores of renowned scientists. During his nearly 25 years with Bell Labs, Dr. Baker and his team made significant discoveries in telecommunications including the laser, satellite systems, and the UNIX computer operating systems, among many others, which set the foundation for the robust technologies and platforms we use today.

In 1959, at President Eisenhower’s request, he developed a plan for the establishment of the Defense Communications Agency, presently the Defense Information Systems Agency. Baker continued to serve his country on the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) for multiple presidents beginning in 1956. Dr. Baker also served on the National Security Agency’s Scientific Advisory Board for 20 years. In 1982, Dr. Baker was presented with the National Security Medal by President Ronald Reagan to honor his tremendous contributions.

Dr. William Oliver Baker’s distinguished career is the embodiment of the INSA spirit and mission. By leading the effort to unify the public and private sectors in the name of national security, Dr. Baker effected profound change in national security and intelligence. 

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