PyCon 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio

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. Our 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. PyCon generates 80% of the PSF’s revenue. Because of your support, we were able to award $118,543 in financial aid to 143 PyCon attendees in 2018 and nearly $200,000 so far in grants to recipients in 34 different countries. 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 * Increasing your brand exposure and elevating your corporate identity within the community * Staying in front of your current and potential customers - 3000+ attendees will see your products * Strengthening your company’s reputation by investing in Python and the open source community Sample 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.** We want to hear from you! Contact us anytime - we are flexible and willing to build a sponsorship package that fits your needs. Only you know your business, how you measure success and what you're looking for. * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#Keystone">Keystone Level Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#Diamond"> Diamond Level Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#Platinum"> Platinum Level Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#Gold"> Gold Level Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#Silver"> Silver Level Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#Patron"> PyCon Patron</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#Media"> Media Partnership</a> * <a href="#a-la-carte">À la carte options</a> #### Estimated attendance: 3200+ #### Quick stats from 2018: * 3260 Checked-in people * Of those 3260 checked in attendees, 48 countries were represented. Here is the breakdown of where they reported being from: * 88% from the United States * 12% total combined from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, 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: 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 betsy@python.org or pycon-sponsors@python.org to discuss options. Media sponsorship: please contact us at pycon-sponsors@python.org to discuss available sponsorship options. #### More information regarding the Expo Hall/Job Fair/Deadlines will be sent out in the Sponsor Manual in December 2018 from our decorator/staff. - **Conference Schedule:** * Two tutorial days: May 1 – 2, 2019 * Main Conference: May 3 – 5, 2019 * Three day Expo Hall: May 2 – 4, 2019 * Job Fair: May 5, 2019 * Development Sprints: May 6 - 9, 2019 #### 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 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm on Thursday and 8:00 am until 5 pm on Friday and Saturday. It is mandatory that your booth is staffed for the "active times" (see below). #### New for 2019: * Beverages and lunch will be available in the “Sponsor Lounge” in the expo hall * New benefits added for Keystone and Diamond sponsors [Click here to view the expo hall layout for 2019](https://www.dropbox.com/s/kphdtkbur9w23ds/PyCon%202019%20Expo%20Hall%20Floor%20Plan.pdf?dl=0). #### Move-in Begins on Thursday, May 2nd at 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. The opening reception on the Exhibit Floor begins at 5:30 pm. #### Exhibit Floor Times * Thursday, May 2, 2019 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm * Friday, May 3, 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 4, 2019 – 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 4th. 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. <h2 id=“job-fair-info”>Job Fair Information</h2> 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 opportunities to reach the local dev scene, schools, and user groups and increases the Job Fair audience with quality candidates. Date & Time: Sunday, May 5, 2019 – 10:00am to 1:00pm Location: Exhibit Hall B & C — Huntington Convention Center Move-in: Begins at 8:00 am Sunday, May 5. The Job Fair is open to attendees and the public from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Move-out: Begins at 1:00pm. Sponsor material should be cleared out by 3:00pm. Layout: Every participant will have a company sign, (1) six-foot table, and (2) chairs. 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 4, 2019, at 5:00 pm. Please, opt-in for either or both events during sign up. Please see our Sponsor FAQ for more information. Sponsor Packages ---------------------- <a id="Keystone"> ### Keystone Level Sponsorship — $50K USD <a class="btn btn-primary" href="https://us.pycon.org/2019/sponsors/apply/">Sign up here<span class="icon icon-circle-arrow-right"></span></a> * 20x30 booth space in Exhibit Hall Thursday, May 2nd – Saturday, May 4th * (2) complimentary lead retrieval units * Conference wifi and standard power included * (25) Full conference passes * (8) Expo only staff passes * (2) Sponsor Workshops on Thursday, May 2nd * (1) Full-color ad to be used in rotation in general session & all breakout rooms in between talks * Digital Signage - (5) Video Walls * Opening Reception sponsor (includes logo printed on opening reception banner and refreshment tickets) * Onsite Mention: Verbal thank-you from the main stage * Preferred Event App Listing: Company name, logo, description, and link * 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 2019 sponsored by x and y") * Keystone sponsor designation and listing on the PyCon website * Blog post highlighting what you do with Python * Preferred rotation of Python case study posted on python.org * Job listing(s) on the Jobs Fair page * Complimentary table for the Job Fair on Sunday, May 5, 2019 * Interview Room available to recruiting team all day Sunday, May 5, 2019 * Participation in PyCon Charity Auction * PyCon Dinner Room Naming Rights * 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/2019/sponsors/apply/">Sign up here<span class="icon icon-circle-arrow-right"></span></a> * 20x20 booth space in Exhibit Hall Thursday, May 2nd – Saturday, May 4th * (1) complimentary lead retrieval unit * Conference wifi and standard power included * (15) Full conference passes * (6) Expo only staff passes * (1) Sponsor Workshop on Thursday, May 2 * (1) Full-color ad to be used in rotation in general session & all breakout rooms in between talks * Digital Signage - (3) Video Walls * Onsite Mention: Verbal thank-you from the main stage * 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 2019 sponsored by x and y") * Diamond sponsor designation and listing on the PyCon website * Job listing(s) on the Jobs Fair page * Complimentary table for the Job Fair on Sunday, May 5 * Interview Room available to recruiting team all day Sunday, May 5 * Participation in PyCon Charity Auction * Event App Listing: Company name, logo, description, and link * Additional full conference passes available at a 20% discount off the regular corporate rate. * Preferred rotation of Python case study posted on python.org * Room naming rights <a id="Platinum"></a> ### Platinum Level Sponsorship — $17,500 USD (Limit: 10) <a class="btn btn-primary" href="https://us.pycon.org/2019/sponsors/apply/">Sign up here<span class="icon icon-circle-arrow-right"></span></a> * 10x20 booth space in Exhibit Hall Thursday, May 2nd – Saturday, May 4th * (10) Full conference passes * (4) Expo only staff passes * Conference wifi and standard power included * Digital Signage - (1) Video Wall * (1) Full-color ad to be used in rotation in all breakout rooms in between talks * Onsite Mention: Verbal thank-you from the main stage * Onsite Exhibit Management and Floor Manager from Thursday - Sunday * Tote bag insert (provided by sponsor) * Platinum sponsor designation and listing on the PyCon website * Job listing(s) on the PyCon 2018 Jobs Fair page * Complimentary table for the Job Fair on Sunday, May 5 * Participation in PyCon Charity Auction * Event App Listing: Company name, logo, description, and link * Additional full conference passes available at a 15% discount off the regular corporate rate. <a id="Gold"></a> ### Gold Level Sponsorship — $9,000 USD <a class="btn btn-primary" href="https://us.pycon.org/2019/sponsors/apply/">Sign up here<span class="icon icon-circle-arrow-right"></span></a> * 10x10 booth space in Exhibit Hall Thursday, May 2nd – Saturday, May 4th * 5 Full conference passes * 4 Expo only staff passes * Conference wifi and standard power included * Onsite Exhibit Management and Floor Manager from Thursday - Sunday * Tote bag insert (provided by sponsor) * Gold sponsor designation and listing on the PyCon website * Participation in PyCon Charity Auction * Job listing(s) on the Jobs Fair page * Complimentary table for the Job Fair on Sunday, May 5 <a id="Silver"></a> ### Silver Level Sponsorship — $5,000 USD <a class="btn btn-primary" href="https://us.pycon.org/2019/sponsors/apply/">Sign up here<span class="icon icon-circle-arrow-right"></span></a> * (2) Full conference passes * Tote bag insert (provided by sponsor) * Silver sponsor designation and listing on the PyCon website * Participation in PyCon Charity Auction * Job listing(s) on the Jobs Fair page * <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/2019/sponsors/apply/">Sign up here<span class="icon icon-circle-arrow-right"></span></a> (For individuals and start-up businesses) * Patron sponsor designation and listing on the PyCon website * (1) Full conference pass <a id="Media Partnership"></a> ### Media Partnership <a class="btn btn-primary" href="https://us.pycon.org/2019/sponsors/apply/">Sign up here<span class="icon icon-circle-arrow-right"></span></a> * Applicants are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis * Media Partnership designation and listing on the PyCon website * Applicants are encouraged to help publicize PyCon before, during, and after the event * Approved applicants will receive (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. ### COMMUNITY BOOTHS * 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 all conference days. Each booth comes with (2) Full conference passes, (1) 6' table, (2) chairs, your project's sign, conference wifi, and standard power. <a id="a-la-carte"></a> ###À la carte Options (Marketing and Promotional Opportunities) * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#Swag Bag">Swag Bag Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#PyLadies Auction">PyLadies Auction Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#LanyardSponsorship">Lanyard Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#BreakfastLunch">Breakfast or Lunch</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#FinancialAid">Financial Aid</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#Workshop">Sponsor Workshop</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#JobFair">Table in the Job Fair</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#Coffee">Conference Day Coffee Break Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#SprintCoffee">Sprint Day Coffee Break Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#Sprint">Sprint Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#Summit">Summit Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#Open Space">OpenSpace Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#Hatchery">Hatchery Sponsorship</a> * <a href="/2019/sponsors/prospectus#Sponsor Lounge">Sponsor Lounge Sponsorship</a> <a id="Swag Bag"></a> ###Swag Bag Sponsorship — $25,000 USD * Retail value of the item must be $25,000 or higher * Sponsor to provide quantity 3100 * Python logo can be included on the item, following PSF guidelines * Logo placement on Swag Bag sponsor page on us.pycon.org * 4 Full conference passes <a id="PyLadies Auction"></a> ###PyLadies Auction Sponsorship — $7,500 USD (2 available) * This is a fun and entertaining way to support the PyLadies community and is a mix of live bidding and raffle prizes. * (1) Standing signs with your logo to be placed in a high-traffic area * Sponsor sign on each table * Logo placement on Pyladies Auction sponsor page on us.pycon.org * 2 Full conference passes <a id="LanyardSponsorship"></a> ### Lanyard Sponsorship — $6,000 USD + cost of lanyards and badge holders (Limit: 1) * Provides wide recognition during PyCon * Company logo on lanyard * Logo placement on Lanyard sponsor page on us.pycon.org * (2) Standing signs with your logo to be placed in a high-traffic area * Sponsor provides lanyards and badge holders * 3 Full conference passes <a id="BreakfastLunch"></a> ### Breakfast or Lunch Sponsorship — $6,000 for all 3 days * Logo printed on 8.5"x11" self-standing signs to be placed at all food stations * Sponsor sign on each table during meal and sponsor provided swag * (2) Standing signs with your logo to be placed in a high traffic area * Logo placement on Breakfast or Lunch sponsor page on us.pycon.org * 3 Full conference passes <a id="FinancialAid"></a> ### Financial Aid for PyCon Attendees — Packages start at $5,000 USD * Logo placement on Financial Aid page on us.pycon.org * (1) Standing sign with your logo to be placed in a high traffic area * 2 Full conference passes <a id="Workshop"></a> ### Sponsor Workshop — $4,500 USD per 1.5 hr slot (Limit: 16) * Provides a one and a half hour slot on Thursday, May 2nd * Logo placement on Sponsor Workshop sponsor page on us.pycon.org * 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 * 2 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 * Logo placement on Job Fair sponsor page on us.pycon.org * 3 Expo only staff passes <a id="Coffee"></a> ### Conference Day Coffee Break Sponsorship — $3,000 USD per day * Provides coffee and tea for the attendees for up to 4-6 hours on Friday, May 3 or Saturday, May 4 * Logo printed on (2) standing signs in high traffic area and signage with your logo at all coffee stations * Logo placement on Conference Day Coffee Break sponsor page on us.pycon.org * 2 Full conference passes <a id="SprintCoffee"></a> ### Sprint Day Coffee Break Sponsorship — $3,000 USD for all 4 days * Provides coffee and tea for the attendees for up to 4-6 hours during the Sprints * Standing sign with your logo to be placed in a high-traffic area and signage with your logo at the coffee stations * Logo placement on Sprint Day Coffee Break sponsor page on us.pycon.org * 2 Full conference passes <a id="Sprint"></a> ### Sprint Sponsorship — $2,500 USD for all 4 days * Provides power drops for sprint meeting room tables * Logo placement on Sprint page on us.pycon.org * Logo printed on Sprint schedule board * (2) Standing signs with your logo to be placed in a high-traffic area * 2 Full conference passes <a id="Summit"></a> ### Education Summit/Language Summit/Young Coder Workshop — $1,500 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="Open Space"></a> ### Open Space room branding/signage — $1,500 USD * Logo placement on Open Space page on us.pycon.org * Logo placement on all Open Space schedule boards * (1) Standing sign with your logo to be placed in a high traffic area * 1 Full conference pass <a id="Hatchery"></a> ### Hatchery Program Branding/Signage -- $1,500 USD * The PyCon Hatchery Program establishes a path for the introduction of new tracks, summits, and demos that share and fulfill the mission of the Python Software Foundation into PyCon’s schedule. * Logo placement on Hatchery page on us.pycon.org * Logo printed on all Hatchery schedule boards * (1) Standing sign with your logo to be placed in a high traffic area * 1 Full conference pass <a id="Sponsor Lounge"></a> ### Sponsor Lounge Branding/Signage -- $1,500 USD * Logo placement on Sponsor Lounge page on us.pycon.org * (1) Standing sign with your logo to be placed in the Sponsor Lounge area * 1 Full conference pass