PyCon Pittsburgh. April 15-23, 2020.

Sponsorship Prospectus

Contact: pycon-sponsors@python.org

Emily Morehouse-Valcarcel, PyCon Conference Chair
Ewa Jodlowska, PSF Executive Director
Jackie Augustine, PyCon Event Manager
Betsy Waliszewski, Sponorship and 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 $137,200 in financial aid to 143 PyCon 2019 attendees. In 2018, grants were awarded to recipients in 51 countries totaling $324,000.

Benefits of sponsorship:

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.

Estimated attendance: 3200+

Quick stats from 2019:

Audience profile:

Developers, technologists, programmers, educators, bloggers, authors, web developers, CTOs, managers, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers and domain experts

Sample Job Titles

Click here to view sample job titles from 2019 attendees

They come to 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’re 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 options.

More information regarding the Expo Hall/Job Fair/Deadlines will be sent out in the Sponsor Manual in December 2019 from our decorator/staff.

Exhibit Floor Information and Schedule

The Exhibit Hall will be located in Exhibit Hall A in the David L. Lawrence 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).

2020 Expo Hall Floor Plan

Click here to view the expo hall layout for 2020

Move-in

Exhibit Floor Times

Move-out

Begins on 5:00pm Saturday, April 18th. 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 opportunities to reach the local dev scene, schools, and user groups and increases the Job Fair audience with quality candidates.

Date & Time: Sunday, April 19, 2020 – 10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Exhibit Hall A — David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Move-in: Begins at 8:00 am Sunday, April 19. 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, April 18, at 5:00 pm. Please, opt-in for the Job Fair during sign up. Please see our Sponsor FAQ for more information.

Sponsor Packages

Keystone Level Sponsorship — $60K USD (SOLD OUT)

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Diamond Level Sponsorship — $35K USD (Limit: 4) (SOLD OUT)

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Platinum Level Sponsorship — $17,500 USD (Only 1 left!)

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Gold Level Sponsorship — $9,500 USD

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Silver Level Sponsorship — $5,000 USD

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Note: that this level does not include a job fair table nor a booth in the Expo Hall

PyCon Patron — $1,000 USD

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(For individuals and start-up businesses)

Media Partnership

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Additional Information

COMMUNITY BOOTHS

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À la carte Options (Marketing and Promotional Opportunities)

Swag Bag Insert — $25,000 USD

Lanyard — $13,000 USD (Limit: 1) (SOLD OUT)

Attendee T-Shirt — $10,000 USD (Limit: 2)

For the first time, we’re offering an Attendee T-Shirt Sponsorship (Limit 2). Have your company logo displayed on the iconic 2020 t-shirt. PyCon t-shirts are collected and prized by attendees, so your company will be recognized for years to come.

PyLadies Auction — $7,500 USD (Limit 2)

Breakfast or Lunch — $6,000 for all 3 days

Financial Aid for PyCon Attendees $5,000 — Deadline to apply January 31, 2020

Sponsor Workshop — $5,000 USD (Limit: 16)

Attendee Lounge Branding/Signage – $5,000 USD

This furnished area offers a restful place for PyCon attendees to relax, network, or write a few lines of code. This opportunity offers a double-sided meter board with your company logo and information. Sponsor may provide branded pillows and company literature in the area.

FunRun / Walk – $4,000 USD

Sponsor PyCon’s annual fun run on Sunday, April 19th. Includes sponsor logo on the official t-shirt. Additional option to provide a prize giveaway.

Table in the Job Fair- $4,000 USD

Conference Day Coffee Break — $3,000 USD per day

Sprint Day Coffee Break — $3,000 USD for all 4 days

Sprint — $2,500 USD for all 4 days

Education Summit/Language Summit/Young Coder Workshop — $1,500 per event

Open Space room branding/signage — $1,500 USD

Hatchery Program Branding/Signage – $1,500 USD