Sponsorship Prospectus

**Contact: [pycon-sponsors@python.org](mailto:pycon-sponsors@python.org, "pycon-sponsors@python.org")**<br> Ernest W. Durbin III, 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. It is underwritten by the Python Software Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization set up to manage the growth and development of Python worldwide. The conference continues to connect with new community members locally, nationally, and globally. Your sponsorship helps keep PyCon affordable and accessible to the widest possible audience. Benefits of sponsorship: * Being part of the biggest and most prestigious Python conference in the world * Being matched with those who could potentially become clients or employees * Reaching new customer groups * Staying in front of your current and potential customers - 3300+ attendees will see your products * Building relationships with the Python community The available sponsorships are below. Depending on your level of sponsorship, packages include complimentary conference passes, booth space, lead retrieval scanners, speaking opportunities, and participation in the Job Fair. **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 anytime, we are flexible and willing to work with you to design the sponsorship package that will fulfill your business needs. * <a href="/2018/sponsors/prospectus#Keystone">Keystone Level Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2018/sponsors/prospectus#Diamond"> Diamond Level Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2018/sponsors/prospectus#Platinum"> Platinum Level Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2018/sponsors/prospectus#Gold"> Gold Level Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2018/sponsors/prospectus#Silver"> Silver Level Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2018/sponsors/prospectus#Patron"> PyCon Patron</a> * <a href="#a-la-carte">À la carte options</a> #### Estimated attendance: 3300+ #### Quick stats from 2017: * 3389 Checked-in people * Of those 3389 checked in attendees, 39 countries were represented. Here is the breakdown of where they reported being from: * 89% from the United States * 11% total combined from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turks and Caicos Islands, 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: We are also happy to customize a sponsorship package to give you the freedom to choose what you think works best in order to meet your event participation goals. Please contact us at pycon-sponsors@python.org to discuss options. 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 2017 from our decorator/staff. - **Conference Schedule:** * Two tutorial days: May 9 – 10, 2018 * Main Conference: May 11 – 13, 2018 * Three day Expo Hall: May 10 – 12, 2018 * Job Fair: May 13, 2018 * Development Sprints: May 14 - 217, 2018 #### Exhibit Floor Information and Schedule The Exhibit Hall will be located in Exhibit Hall B & C in the Huntington Convention Center. All meals and snacks will be served in the expo hall. Please prepare to have your booth staffed from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm on Thursday and 8:00 am until 5 pm on Friday and Saturday. 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 2018: * Larger booths for Keystone and Platinum level sponsors - 20x30 for Keystone, and 20x20 for Platinum! * Increased full conference passes to many of the À la carte Options * More booth staff passes * Onsite Exhibit Management and Floor Manager Thursday - Sunday [Click here to view the expo hall layout for 2018] [https://www.dropbox.com/s/6qzh93k7kmt0zzj/PyCon_2018_Expo_Hall_floor_plan_blank.pdf?dl=0](https://www.dropbox.com/s/6qzh93k7kmt0zzj/PyCon_2018_Expo_Hall_floor_plan_blank.pdf?dl=0). #### Move-in Begins on Thursday, May 10th at 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. There is an opening reception on the Exhibit Floor at 6:00 pm on Thursday. #### Exhibit Floor Times * Thursday, May 10, 2018 – 6:00pm to 8:30pm - Active time is from 6:00pm until 8:30pm * Friday, May 11, 2018 – 8:00am to 5:00pm <br>Active times are: * 8:00am until 9:30am * 10:10am until 10:50am * 12:40pm until 1:55pm * 3:45pm until 4:30pm * Saturday, May 12, 2018 – 8:00am to 5:00pm <br>Active times are: * 8:00am until 9:30am * 10:10am until 10:50am * 12:40pm until 1:55pm * 3:45pm until 4:30pm #### Move-out Begins on 5:00pm Saturday, May 12th. 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 turnout at our Job Fair. Many companies find good prospects during the three-hour event, some receiving hundreds of resumes in a short time. The job fair is open to the public, with tickets available online. This opens up new opportunities to reach the local dev scene, schools, and user groups and increases the Job Fair audience with quality candidates. Date & Time: - Sunday, May 13, 2018 – 10:00am to 1:00pm - Active times are: 10:00am to 1:00pm Location: - Exhibit Hall B & C — Huntington Convention Center Move-in: - Begins at 8:00 am Sunday, May 13. The Job Fair is open to attendees and the public from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (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 tablecloth. Giveaways/flyers are welcome. Power and wifi 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 12, 2018, at 5:00 pm. Please, opt-in for either or both events during sign up. Sponsor Packages ---------------------- <a id="Keystone"></a> ### Keystone Level Sponsorship — $50K USD (Limit: 1) <a class="btn btn-primary" href="https://us.pycon.org/2018/sponsors/apply/">Sign up here<span class="icon icon-circle-arrow-right"></span></a> * 2 Sponsor Workshops (see description below for more info on what Sponsor Workshops are) on Thursday, May 10th. * 1 full-color ad to be used in rotation in general session & all breakout rooms in between talks * Sponsorship of Opening Reception (includes logo printed on each refreshment ticket, design of opening reception * 20x30 booth space in Exhibit Hall Thursday, May 18th – Saturday, May 20th - 2 complimentary lead retrieval units will be provided by PyCon - Conference wifi and standard power included * Onsite Exhibit Management and Floor Manager from Thursday - Sunday * Tote bag insert (provided by sponsor) * Logo placement alongside the PyCon logo on the tote bag ("PyCon 2018 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 2018 Jobs Fair page * Complimentary table for the Job Fair on Sunday, May 13, 2018 - Interview Room available to recruiting team all day Sunday, May 13, 2018 * Participation in PyCon Charity Auction * Preeminent branding on PyCon Mobile Guide * 20 Full conference passes * 8 Expo only staff passes * 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/2018/sponsors/apply/">Sign up here<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 * 20x20 booth space in Exhibit Hall Thursday, May 18th - Saturday, May 20th * Conference wifi and standard power included * Onsite Exhibit Management and Floor Manager from Thursday - Sunday * Tote bag insert (provided by sponsor) * Logo placement alongside the PyCon logo on the tote bag ("PyCon 2018 sponsored by x and y") * Diamond sponsor link on PyCon website * Job listing on the PyCon 2018 Jobs Fair page * Complimentary table for the Job Fair on Sunday, May 13, 2018 * Participation in PyCon Charity Auction * Banner ad/additional information in the PyCon mobile Guide * 12 Full conference passes * 6 Expo only staff passes <a id="Platinum"></a> ### Platinum Level Sponsorship — $17,000 USD (Limit: 10) <a class="btn btn-primary" href="https://us.pycon.org/2018/sponsors/apply/">Sign up here<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 10th - Saturday, May 12th * Conference wifi and standard power included * Onsite Exhibit Management and Floor Manager from Thursday - Sunday * Tote bag insert (provided by sponsor) * Platinum sponsor link on PyCon website * Job listing on the PyCon 2018 Jobs Fair page * Complimentary table for the Job Fair on Sunday, May 13, 2018 * Participation in PyCon Charity Auction * Banner ad/additional information in the PyCon mobile Guide * 8 Full conference passes * 4 Expo only staff passes <a id="Gold"></a> ### Gold Level Sponsorship — $8,500 USD <a class="btn btn-primary" href="https://us.pycon.org/2017/sponsors/apply/">Sign up here<span class="icon icon-circle-arrow-right"></span></a> * 10x10 booth space in Exhibit Hall Thursday, May 10th - Saturday, May 12th * Conference wifi and standard power included * Onsite Exhibit Management and Floor Manager from Thursday - Sunday * Tote bag insert (provided by sponsor) * Gold sponsor link on PyCon website * Participation in PyCon Charity Auction * Job listing on the PyCon 2018 Jobs Fair page * Complimentary table for the Job Fair on Sunday, May 13, 2018 * 5 Full conference passes * 4 Expo only staff passes <a id="Silver"></a> ### Silver Level Sponsorship — $5,000 USD <a class="btn btn-primary" href="https://us.pycon.org/2018/sponsors/apply/">Sign up here<span class="icon icon-circle-arrow-right"></span></a> * Tote bag insert (provided by sponsor) * Silver sponsor link on PyCon website * Participation in PyCon Charity Auction * Job listing on the PyCon 2018 Jobs Fair page * 2 Full conference passes * <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> ### PyCon Patron — $1,500 USD <a class="btn btn-primary" href="https://us.pycon.org/2017/sponsors/apply/">Sign up here<span class="icon icon-circle-arrow-right"></span></a> (For individuals and start-up businesses) * Patron link on Sponsors page * 1 Full conference pass #### Additional Information * Small entity discount: Small entities (organizations with fewer than 25 employees) receive a 30% discount for gold and silver sponsorships. * Free booths for F/OSS projects: 12 complimentary booth spaces for OSS projects will be provided as requested and while available. Participants must confirm their booth will be staffed for Thursday evening reception and all conference days. - <span class="label label-important">Note:</span> Free booths for F/OSS projects now come with standard power [https://us.pycon.org/2018/sponsors/fees/](https://us.pycon.org/2018/sponsors/fees/). <a id="a-la-carte"></a> ###À la carte Options (Can be added to other packages) * <a href="/2018/sponsors/prospectus#Coffee">Conference Day Coffee Break Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2018/sponsors/prospectus#SprintCoffee">Sprint Day Coffee Break Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2018/sponsors/prospectus#LanyardSponsorship"><strike>Lanyard Sponsorship</strike> <b>SOLD OUT</b> * <a href="/2018/sponsors/prospectus#Sprint">Sprint Sponsorship * <a href="/2018/sponsors/prospectus#Summit">Summit Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2018/sponsors/prospectus#Workshop">Sponsor Workshop</a> * <a href="/2018/sponsors/prospectus#FinancialAid">Financial Aid * <a href="/2018/sponsors/prospectus#BreakfastLunch">Breakfast or Lunch</a> * <a href="/2018/sponsors/prospectus#JobFair"> Table in the Job Fair * <a href="/2018/sponsors/prospectus#OpenSpace"> OpenSpace Sponsorship <a id="Coffee"></a> ### Conference Day Coffee Break Sponsorship — $12,000 USD for all 3 days * Provides coffee and tea for the attendees for up to 4 hours during the conference * Logo placement in Coffee Break area * Napkins & 2 easel-standing signs with your design to be used at all coffee stations during the Conference * 4 Full conference passes <a id="SprintCoffee"></a> ### Sprint Day Coffee Break Sponsorship — $6,000 USD for all 4 days * Provides coffee and tea for the attendees for up to 4-6 hours during the Sprints * Logo placement in Coffee Break area * 2 easel-standing signs with your logo at the coffee station during Sprints * Show management will print napkins with your design to be used at all coffee stations during the Sprints * 2 Full conference passes <a id="LanyardSponsorship"></a> ### Lanyard Sponsorship — $6,000 USD + cost of lanyards and badge holders (Limit: 1) <b>SOLD OUT</b> * Provides wide recognition during PyCon * Logo and text on lanyard * 2 Full conference passes * Sponsor provides lanyards and badge holders <a id="Sprint"></a> ### Sprint Sponsorship — $10,000 USD for all 4 days * Provides power drops for sprint meeting room tables * Logo placement on Summit/Sprint web page on us.pycon.org * Logo printed on Summit/Sprint schedule board * 2 easel-standing signs with your design to be used during the Conference * 4 Full conference passes <a id="Summit"></a> ### Education Summit/Language Summit/Young Coder Workshop — $2,500 per event * Logo placement on respective event's webpage 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 Full conference pass <a id="Workshop"></a> ### Sponsor Workshop — $4,000 USD per 1.5 hr slot (Limit: 8) * Provides a one and a half hour slot on Thursday, May 10th * 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 * 1 Full conference passes <a id="FinancialAid"></a> ### Financial Aid for PyCon Attendees — Packages start at $5,000 USD * 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 * 2 Full conference passes <a id="BreakfastLunch"></a> ### Breakfast or Lunch Sponsorship — $10,000 per day * 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 and sponsor provided swag * 2 easel signs with your design to be used during breakfast or lunch * Daily tweet (starting tutorial day 1) about sponsorship * 4 Full conference passes <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 13, 2018, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. * Conference wifi and standard power is included * 3 Expo only staff passes <a id="OpenSpace"></a> ### Open Space room branding/signage — $1500 USD * Logo placement on Open Space web page on us.pycon.org and logo printed on all Open Space schedule boards * 1 Full conference pass