Sponsor Information

Sponsor Logistical Information If you have any questions on your sponsorship package or on the info provided below, please email us at [pycon-sponsors@python.org](mailto:pycon-sponsors@python.org). Follow <a href="https://twitter.com/pycon" target="_blank">@pycon</a> on Twitter for deadline reminders. * <a href="/2017/sponsors/information#Overview">Quick Overview of the PyCon 2016 Conference</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/information#Vendors">Quick Vendor Guide</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/information#Sponsor_Kit/Manual">GES Sponsor Kit/Manual</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/information#Registration">Sponsor Registration and Housing</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/information#Internet">PyCon Internet</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/information#Shipping">Shipping to PyCon</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/information#Swag">Swag Bag Information</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/information#Exhibition">Exhibition Floor Information</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/information#JobFair">Job Fair Information</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/information#Auction">PyLadies Auction</a> <a id="Overview"></a> ### Quick Overview of the PyCon 2017 Conference <table cellpadding="7" border="1"> <tr> <th align="center">Wednesday<br>May 17</th> <th align="center">Thursday<br>May 18</th> <th align="center">Friday<br>May 19</th> <th align="center">Saturday<br>May 20</th> <th align="center">Sunday<br>May 21</st> <th align="center">Monday - Thursday<br>May 22 - 25</th> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"> <br> Tutorials* <br><hr> Sponsor Workshops <br><hr> <br> </td> <td align="center"> <br> Tutorials* <br><hr> Sponsor Workshops <br><hr> Opening Reception <br><hr> <br> </td> <td align="center"> <br> Conference <br><hr> Exhibit Hall <br><hr> 5k Charity Fun Run* <br><hr> Evening Dinner* <br><hr> <br> </td> <td align="center"> <br> Conference <br><hr> Exhibit Hall <br><hr> PyLadies Auction* <br><hr> <br> </td> <td align="center"> <br> Conference <br><hr> Job Fair <br><hr> Poster Sessions <br><hr> Evening Dinner* <br><hr> <br> <td align="center">Sprints</td> </tr> </table> * Denotes extra cost registration option <a id="Vendors"></a> ### Quick Vendor Guide * Booth Customization: if you need to order items for your booth, you can fill out the forms GES provided * Booth Labor: if you need to order labor, you can fill out the forms GES provided * Shipping Info – <a href="https://ordering.ges.com/061600912/shipping" target="_blank">https://ordering.ges.com/061600912/shipping</a> * Lead Retrieval Ordering - CTE Order Online at <a href="https://www.cteusa.com/lg/pycon10" target="_blank">https://www.cteusa.com/lg/pycon10</a> * Power – Oregon Convention Center <a href="https://www.oregoncc.org/exhibitors/order-services/view/759" target="_blank">https://www.oregoncc.org/exhibitors/order-services/view/759</a> * Internet – Oregon Convention Center <a href="https://www.oregoncc.org/exhibitors/order-services/view/759" target="_blank">https://www.oregoncc.org/exhibitors/order-services/view/759</a> * Food & Drink Catering - Oregon Convention Center <a href="https://www.oregoncc.org/exhibitors/order-services/view/759" target="_blank">https://www.oregoncc.org/exhibitors/order-services/view/759</a> <a id="Sponsor_Kit/Manual"></a> ### GES Sponsor Manual/Kit The exhibit floor information from GES can be found here: <a href="https://ordering.ges.com/061600912/PyConAnnualConventionFullESM" target="_blank">https://ordering.ges.com/061600912/PyConAnnualConventionFullESM</a> <a id="Registration"></a> ### Sponsor Registration and Housing Registration promo codes have been issued to sponsor contacts. For those that have not yet booked hotel rooms or did not receive their promo codes, please contact our housing bureau for assistance: Pycon2017 <pycon2017@cteusa.com>, +1-847-957-4254. <a id="Internet"></a> ### PyCon Internet We as a conference provide wifi in all of the conference space including the expo. You are welcome to use this wifi at no additional cost, but it is shared with all of the attendees. If you wish to order your own dedicated internet, please see the <a href="https://www.oregoncc.org/exhibitors/order-services/view/759/" target="_blank">Oregon Convention Center online order forms</a>. <a id="Shipping"></a> ### Shipping to PyCon We prefer that all shipments are sent to the advanced warehouse instead of the Oregon Convention Center. This helps us ensure that we receive your material in time and that it does not get lost/misplaced. The advanced warehouse is open to receive PyCon packages from Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Monday - Friday from 7:30am to 3:30pm. **Deadline to receive material for PyCon is May 17, 2017**. <span class="label label-important">Note:</span>Shipments to the GES warehouse will incur a shipping charge The shipping address for the advanced warehouse is: <div align="center"> c/o GES<br> PyCon Annual Conference<br> (Your Company Name & Booth Number)<br> 6845 North Cutter Circle<br> Portland, OR 97217<br> USA<br> </div> <a id="Swag"></a> ### Swag Bag Inserts It’s important that bag inserts be sent with the specific label of SWAG BAG ITEMS (the blue shipping labels in the exhibitor kit) so that they arrive in time for stuffing. Please send 3100 inserts. When picking your swag bag item, please keep in mind that most people will have to pack the item into their suitcase/backpack for traveling. Deadline to receive shipments at the advanced warehouse: May 17, 2017 <span class="label label-important">Note:</span>Shipments to the GES warehouse will incur a shipping charge <a id="Exhibition"></a> ### Exhibition Floor The Exhibit Hall will be located in Exhibit Hall A & B in the Oregon Convention Center. The Exhibit Hall will be located near Registration and in close proximity to all the sessions. Keep in mind that the expo floor opens for the Opening Reception at 6:00pm Thursday, May 18, 2017. Please have your booth ready and staffed for the event. The expo floor with booths continues until 5pm Saturday, May 20, 2017. Please use the appropriate shipping labels for your EXHIBITION FREIGHT (the green shipping labels in this sponsor manual). We kindly ask that you do not pack bag inserts with your exhibition freight since we stuff bags before you get to your booth for setup. The best way to avoid us not receiving your things in time is to ship each item separately with the appropriate shipping label. Deadline to receive shipments at the advanced warehouse: May 17, 2017 <span class="label label-important">Note:</span>Shipments to the GES warehouse will incur a shipping charge <span class="label label-important">Note:</span> The breakfasts and lunches will also be amongst the booths set up in the Exhibit Hall. Please prepare to have your booths staffed from 8:00am until 5pm. It is mandatory that your booth is staffed for the "active times" (see below). Move-in for the Exhibit Hall begins on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8:00am until 6:00pm. There is an opening reception on the Exhibit Floor at 6:00pm on Thursday, May 18. ### Exhibition Floor Times The exhibit hall is open from 8am until 5pm May 19 - May 20, but the busy times are listed below. The busy times are when we prefer booths to be staffed. <b>Thursday, May 18, 2017</b> - 6:00pm to 8:30pm (Opening Reception) <b>Friday, May 19, 2017</b> - 8:00am to 9:30am (Breakfast) - 10:10am to 10:50am (AM Break) - 12:40pm – 1:55pm (Lunch) - 3:45pm – 4:30pm (PM Break) <b>Saturday, May 20, 2016</b> - 8:00am to 9:30am (Breakfast) - 10:20am to 10:50am (AM Break) - 12:40pm – 1:55pm (Lunch) - 3:45pm – 4:30pm (PM Break) Move-out for the Exhibit hall booths begins at 5:00pm Saturday, May 20, 2017. Everything needs to be cleared out by 7pm. At this point, we transform the Expo Hall into the Job Fair (details for the job fair below). <span class="label label-important">NOTE:</span> **You have an option to opt-out of the Booth Space in the Exhibit Hall. However, if you do not opt-out before the start of the conference and leave your booth empty, a fee will be applied to your sponsorship. This can be arranged with our Event Coordinator, Betsy Waliszewski (betsy@python.org).** <br> <a id="JobFair"></a> ### Job Fair <span class="label label-important">NOTE:</span> **Participating sponsors will have a six foot table and chairs set aside for them; we do not use booths during the Job Fair.** You are welcome to have a standing banner or customized table cloth. Give aways/flyers are also welcome. Standard power will be provided. New for 2017: The job fair is open to the public. Tickets are available online. The Job Fair will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Expo Hall A at the Oregon Convention Center. The event is from 10:00am until 1:00pm. Morning refreshments and lunch will be served during the event. Set up for the Job Fair begins at 8:00am on May 21, 2017 in Expo Hall A. If you have anything shipped for your Job Fair table that is clearly marked, the boxes will be placed underneath your job fair table. <a id="Auction"></a> ### PyCon Auction If your organization will be donating items for the PyCon Auction, the items should be received by the staff no later than Thursday, May 18, 2017. The event will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The items can be brought to the staff office at the Oregon Convention Center (room A103-104). You can also ship them to us: GES YRC PyCon Staff - Auction 6845 North Cutter Circle Portland, OR 97217 USA Deadline to receive shipments at the advanced warehouse: May 17, 2017 <span class="label label-important">Note:</span>Shipments to the GES warehouse will incur a shipping charge [Email us](mailto:pycon-sponsors@python.org) if you have any questions or if you wish to ship your donation to us. All auction proceeds go to <a href="http://www.pyladies.com/" target="_blank">PyLadies</a>. <a id=“Conference Advertisement”></a> ### Conference Advertisement Keystone, Diamond and Platinum sponsors can submit a high resolution advertisement for us to display in between sessions on the screens. Please keep in mind our code of conduct when creating these ads. Due April 7, 2017