Sponsorship Prospectus

**Contact: [pycon-sponsors@python.org](mailto:pycon-sponsors@python.org, "pycon-sponsors@python.org")**<br> Brandon Rhodes, PyCon Conference Chair<br> Ewa Jodlowska, PSF Director of Operations<br> Betsy Waliszewski, Event Coordinator PyCon is the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. PyCon is organized by the Python community for the community. We try to keep registration far cheaper than most comparable technology conferences in order to keep PyCon accessible to the widest group possible. The conference draws a diverse delegation for which we are dedicated to providing an enjoyable experience to everyone. Your sponsorship helps keep PyCon affordable and accessible to the widest possible audience. PyCon is organized by volunteers from the Python community and underwritten by the Python Software Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization set up to manage the growth and development of Python worldwide. Benefits of sponsorship: * Show support of the Python Community * Thought leadership * Brand awareness and recognition by showcasing products, services, and technologies * Targeted marketing opportunities * Talent acquisition and recruitment * Generate new partnerships, alliances, and customers The available sponsorships are below. Depending on your level of sponsorship, packages include complimentary conference passes, booth space, lead retrieval scanners, speaking opportunities, participation in the Job Fair, and Plenary Room branding. **Python Software Foundation Sponsors (Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Silver) receive additional tickets to PyCon. Please inquire for details.** Don't see what you want? Contact us any time, we are flexible and willing to work with you to design the sponsorship package that will fulfill your business needs. * <a href="/2017/sponsors/prospectus#Keystone">Keystone Level Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/prospectus#Diamond"> Diamond Level Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/prospectus#Platinum"> Platinum Level Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/prospectus#Gold"> Gold Level Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/prospectus#Silver"> Silver Level Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/prospectus#Patron"> PyCon Patron</a> * <a href="#a-la-carte">À la carte options</a> #### Estimated attendance: 3300+ #### Quick stats from 2016: * 3388 Checked-in people * Of those 3388 checked in attendees, 49 countries were represented. Here is the breakdown of where they reported to be from: * 87% from the United States * 13% total combined from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Israel, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Senegal, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ukraine, United Kingdom #### Audience profile: Developers, technologists, programmers, educators, bloggers, authors, web developers, CTOs, managers, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers and domain experts #### Come learn about: Python internals, beginner and advanced skills. Use cases and case studies. Python used in a variety of industries including robotics, startups and the enterprise. Python powering some of the Web’s biggest sites. Speeding up your Python applications. The growing Python ecosystem and community. #### Customized Sponsor Package: Keep in mind, if you do not see what you want, contact us any time. We are flexible and willing to work with you to design the sponsorship package that will fulfill your business needs. Media sponsorship: please contact us at pycon-sponsors@python.org to discuss available sponsorship option. #### More information regarding the Expo Hall/Job Fair/Deadlines will be sent out in the Sponsor Manual in December 2016 from our decorator/staff. - **Conference Schedule:** * Two tutorial days: May 17 – 18, 2017 * Main Conference: May 19 – 21, 2017 * Two day Expo Hall: May 19 – 20, 2017 * Job Fair: May 21, 2017 * Development Sprints: May 22 - 25, 2017 #### Exhibit Floor Information and Schedule The Exhibit Hall will be located in Exhibit Hall C in the Oregon Convention Center. Once again in 2017 we will be serving breakfast, all breaks, and lunch in the expo hall. Please prepare to have your booth staffed from 8:00am until 5pm. We have allotted all sponsors time to eat lunch prior to the attendee lunch. It is mandatory that your booth is staffed for the "active times" (see below). #### New for 2017: We have redesigned the Oregon Convention Center floor plan so that booths in the back row will now face the entrance and we have allotted **larger booths** for Keystone and Platinum sponsors. [Click here to view the expo hall layout for 2017] https://www.dropbox.com/s/52dyig6od4lsyvy/template_expo.pdf?dl=0 #### Move-in Begins on Thursday, May18th at 8:00am until 5:00pm. There is an opening reception on the Exhibit Floor at 6:00pm on Thursday. #### Exhibit Floor Times * Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:30pm - Active time is from 6:00pm until 8:30pm * Friday, May 19, 2017 – 8:00am to 5:00pm - Active times are 8:00am until 9:30am, 10:10am until 10:50am, 12:40pm until 1:55pm, and 3:45pm until 4:30pm * Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 8:00am to 5:00pm - Active times are 8:00am until 9:30am, 10:10am until 10:50am, 12:40pm until 1:55pm, and 3:45pm until 4:30pm #### Move-out Begins on 5:00pm Saturday, May 20th. 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). 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 by contacting us at pycon-sponsors@python.org. Job Fair Information ---------------------------- We always have an amazing turn out at our Job Fair. Many companies find good prospects during the three hour event, some receiving hundreds of resumes in a short time. #### New for 2017: The job fair will be open to the public. Tickets will be available online. Our goal is to introduce the local dev scene to PyCon and increase the Job Fair audience with quality candidates. We will market it to the local schools and user groups. Date & Time: - Sunday, May 21, 2017 – 10:00am to 1:00pm - Active time is from 10:00am until 1:00pm Location: - Exhibit Hall C — Oregon Convention Center Move-in: - Begins at 8:00am Sunday, May 21. The Job Fair is open to attendees and the public from 10:00am to 1:00pm (3 hours). Move-out: - Begins at 1:00pm. Sponsor material should be cleared out by 3:00pm. Layout: -Every participant will have a six foot table and 2 chairs set reserved 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 welcome. Power WILL be provided. #### Note: The Expo Hall with booths is a different event than the Job Fair. We do not reuse the Expo Hall booths for the job fair; the entire room is reset Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 5:00pm. Please opt in for either or both events during sign up. Sponsor Packages ---------------------- <a id="Keystone"></a> ### <strike>Keystone Level Sponsorship — $50K USD (Limit: 1)</strike> SOLD OUT<br /> <a class="btn btn-primary" href="https://us.pycon.org/2017/sponsors/apply/">Sponsor PyCon <span class="icon icon-circle-arrow-right"></span></a> * 2 Sponsor Workshops (see description below for more info on what Sponsor Workshops are.) - One workshop on Wednesday, May 17th and one workshop on Thursday, May 18th. * 1 full color ad to be used in rotation in general session & all breakout rooms in between talks * Sponsor of Opening Reception (includes logo printed on each refreshment ticket, design of opening reception banner that will be printed/rigged by show management) * 20x20 booth space in Exhibit Hall Thursday, May 18th – Saturday, May 20th - 2 complimentary lead retrieval units will be provided by PyCon - Standard power included * Tote bag insert (provided by sponsor) * Logo placement alongside the PyCon logo on the tote bag ("PyCon 2017 sponsored by x and y") * Keystone sponsor link on PyCon website * Blog posts highlighting the sponsor/interviews about what they do with python * Job listing on the PyCon 2017 Jobs Fair page * Opportunity to reserve a complimentary table for the Job Fair on Sunday, May 21, 2017 - Interview Room available to recruiting team all day Sunday, May 21, 2017 * Opportunity to contribute to PyCon’s Auction * Preeminent branding on PyCon Mobile Guide * 20 free sponsor registrations * Additional full conference passes available at a 25% discount off the regular corporate rate. <a id="Diamond"></a> ### Diamond Level Sponsorship — $35K USD (Limit: 4) <a class="btn btn-primary" href="https://us.pycon.org/2017/sponsors/apply/">Sponsor PyCon <span class="icon icon-circle-arrow-right"></span></a> * 1 Sponsor Workshop on Day 2 of Tutorials (see description below) * 1 full color ad to be used in rotation in general session & all breakout rooms in between talks * 10x20 booth space in Exhibit Hall Thursday, May 18th - Saturday, May 20th - Standard power included * Tote bag insert (provided by sponsor) * Logo placement alongside the PyCon logo on the tote bag ("PyCon 2017 sponsored by x and y") * Diamond sponsor link on PyCon website * Job listing on the PyCon 2017 Jobs Fair page * Opportunity to reserve a complimentary table for the Job Fair on Sunday, May 21, 2017 * Opportunity to contribute to PyCon’s Auction * Banner ad/additional information in the PyCon mobile Guide * 12 free sponsor registrations <a id="Platinum"></a> ### Platinum Level Sponsorship — $17,000 USD (Limit: 10) <a class="btn btn-primary" href="https://us.pycon.org/2017/sponsors/apply/">Sponsor PyCon <span class="icon icon-circle-arrow-right"></span></a> * 1 full color ad to be used in rotation in all breakout rooms in between talks * 10x20 booth space in Exhibit Hall Thursday, May 18th - Saturday, May 20th - Standard power included * Tote bag insert (provided by sponsor) * Platinum sponsor link on PyCon website * Job listing on the PyCon 2017 Jobs Fair page * Opportunity to reserve a complimentary table for the Job Fair on Sunday, May 21, 2017 * Opportunity to contribute to PyCon’s Auction * Banner ad/additional information in the PyCon mobile Guide * 8 free sponsor registrations <a id="Gold"></a> ### Gold Level Sponsorship — $8,500 USD <a class="btn btn-primary" href="https://us.pycon.org/2017/sponsors/apply/">Sponsor PyCon <span class="icon icon-circle-arrow-right"></span></a> * 10x10 booth space in Exhibit Hall Thursday, May 18th - Saturday, May 20th - Standard power included * Tote bag insert (provided by sponsor) * Gold sponsor link on PyCon website * Opportunity to contribute to PyCon’s Auction * Job listing on the PyCon 2017 Jobs Fair page * Opportunity to reserve a complimentary table for the Job Fair on Sunday, May 21, 2017 * 5 free sponsor registrations <a id="Silver"></a> ### Silver Level Sponsorship — $5,000 USD <a class="btn btn-primary" href="https://us.pycon.org/2017/sponsors/apply/">Sponsor PyCon <span class="icon icon-circle-arrow-right"></span></a> * Tote bag insert (provided by sponsor) * Silver sponsor link on PyCon website * Opportunity to contribute to PyCon’s Auction * Job listing on the PyCon 2017 Jobs Fair page * 2 free sponsor registrations * <span class="label label-important">Note:</span> that this level does not include a job fair table **nor** a booth in the Expo Hall <a id="Patron"></a> ### <strike>PyCon Patron — $1,500 USD</strike> NOT AVAILABLE<br /> <a class="btn btn-primary" href="https://us.pycon.org/2017/sponsors/apply/">Sponsor PyCon <span class="icon icon-circle-arrow-right"></span></a> (For individuals and start-up businesses) * Patron link on Sponsors page * 1 free sponsor registration #### Additional Information * Small entity discount: Small entities (organizations with fewer than 25 employees) receive a 50% discount for gold and silver sponsorships and for all vendor/exhibitor levels. * Free booths for F/OSS projects: 12 complimentary booth spaces for OSS projects will be provided as requested and while available. Free booth space must be confirmed immediately prior to the conference. - <span class="label label-important">Note:</span> Free booths for F/OSS projects now come with standard power [https://us.pycon.org/2017/sponsors/fees/](https://us.pycon.org/2017/sponsors/fees/). In order to reserve your spot, you will need to staff your booth for all breakfasts, breaks, and lunches. <a id="a-la-carte"></a> ###À la carte Options (Can be added to other packages) * <a href="/2017/sponsors/prospectus#Coffee">Conference Day Coffee Break Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/prospectus#SprintCoffee">Sprint Day Coffee Break Sponsorship</a> * <strike><a href="/2017/sponsors/prospectus#LanyardSponsorship">Lanyard Sponsorship</a></strike> SOLD OUT<br /> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/prospectus#Sprint">Sprint Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/prospectus#Summit">Summit Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/prospectus#Workshop">Sponsor Workshop</a> * <strike><a href="/2017/sponsors/prospectus#FinancialAid">Financial Aid</a></strike> NO LONGER AVAILABLE<br /> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/prospectus#BreakfastLunch">Breakfast or Lunch</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/prospectus#JobFair"> Table in the Job Fair</a> * <a href="/2017/sponsors/prospectus#OpenSpace"> OpenSpace Sponsorship</a> <a id="Coffee"></a> ### Conference Day Coffee Break Sponsorship — $12,000 USD per day * Provides coffee and tea for the attendees for up to 4 hours during the conference * Logo placement in Coffee Break area * Show management will print napkins & 2 easel-standing signs with your design to be used at all coffee stations during the Conference <a id="SprintCoffee"></a> ### Sprint Day Coffee Break Sponsorship — $6,000 USD per day * Provides coffee and tea for the attendees for up to 4-6 hours during the Sprints * Show management will print napkins with your design to be used at all coffee stations during the Sprints <a id="LanyardSponsorship"></a> ### <strike>Lanyard Sponsorship — $5K USD + cost of lanyards and badge holders (Limit: 1)</strike> SOLD OUT<br /> * Provides wide recognition during PyCon * Logo and text on lanyard * 2 free sponsor registrations * Sponsor provides lanyards and badge holders <a id="Sprint"></a> ### Sprint Sponsorship — $5K USD for all 4 days * Logo placement on Summit/Sprint web page on us.pycon.org * Logo printed on Summit/Sprint schedule board * Supports growth of the Python ecosystem * 2 free sponsor registrations <a id="Summit"></a> ### Education Summit/Language Summit/Young Coder Workshop — $2,500 per event * Logo placement on respective event's web page on us.pycon.org * Logo printed on easel sign for respective event * Supports Python development through the Language Summit; supports Python Education; supports new user development through the Young Coders Workshop. * 1 free sponsor registrations <a id="Workshop"></a> ### Sponsor Workshop — $4,000 USD per 1.5 hr slot (Limit: 8) * Provides a one and a half hour slot during the two days of tutorials (Wednesday, May 17th or Thursday, May 18th) * Registrations for attendees will be free * Coffee Breaks will be provided for the attendees * Show management will provide basic AV and some power strips for attendees * 3 hour slots are available for $6,000 per workshop (based on availability of time slots) <a id="FinancialAid"></a> ### Financial Aid for PyCon Attendees — $5,000 * Financial aid helps individuals who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference. The program promotes a more diverse PyCon, and helps people with relatively lower incomes either because of their location (lower income countries) or their profession (such as students, or the unemployed). * Logo placement on Financial Aid web page on us.pycon.org <a id="BreakfastLunch"></a> ### Breakfast or Lunch Sponsorship — $10,000 per day * Includes (3) three sponsor registrations * Logo printed on 8.5"x11" self-standing signs to be placed at all food stations on sponsoring day * Sponsor sign on each table during meal or sponsor provided swag * Daily tweet (starting tutorial day 1) about sponsorship <a id="JobFair"></a> ### Table in the Job Fair- $4,000 USD * 6 foot table with 2 chairs provided for your company on Sunday, May 21, 2017, 2016 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. * Includes (2) Expo only registrations * Standard power is included <a id="OpenSpace"></a> ### Open Space room branding/signage — $1,000 USD * Logo placement on Open Space web page on us.pycon.org and logo printed on all Open Space schedule boards