Sponsor Prospectus

Fri, 2014-08-29 13:21

Welcome to the sponsor prospectus page.

 

FOSS4G North America is a premium technology conference with a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. This year's conference is a collaborative effort involving OSGeo and LocationTech.

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FOSS4G NA provides opportunities for the community to learn, explore, share, and collaborate on the latest ideas and information.

Sponsors of FOSS4G NA have a unique opportunity to be an integral part of the entire event. The 2016 conference program will include both hands-on workshops and technical sessions on current topics pertinent to the FOSS4G community, such as web mapping, spatial databases, geoprocessing, and more.

The specific sponsorship packages are listed below, and include a combination of exhibiting, speaking opportunities, free conference passes, and more.

The exhibit space in Raleigh is centrally located within the main traffic flow for the conference. Breaks and casual reception food are served in the exhibit area.

Exhibits are tabletops, and sponsors are encouraged to use the exhibit area to demonstrate new products, showcase their capabilities, and to generally drive lead generation and market presence.

Contact us at sponsors@locationtech.org for specific details regarding the exhibit hall layout, services provided, and other questions.

Fact Sheet

  • Monday, May 2 to Thursday, May 5, 2016
  • A full day of workshops on Monday
  • Three days of technical sessions, including keynotes, talks, and more on Tuesday - Thursday
  • Evening social gatherings and group activities (receptions, hackathons, BoFs)
  • Exhibits located in high-traffic areas
  • Breaks, desserts, and receptions served in exhibit area

Conference Venue

FOSS4G North America 2016 will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Demographics

The typical attendee is an experienced professional including power users, and people building spatially aware solutions. Roughly 25% - 30% of attendees are in a leadership position.

 

Here is a partial list of well known companies who have attended FOSS4G NA: DigitalGlobe, Boeing, Esri, Dell, Google, Ericsson, Mapbox, Boundless, CartoDB, IBM, Lockheed Martin, NGA, NASA, Red Cross, NOAA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, US Department of Defense, US Geological Survey, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oracle, Red Hat, Planet Labs, Cisco, Thales, Analytical Graphics, Amazon, Rackspace, Hortonworks, Inc., Saab, Github, Apple, Factual, World Bank, Tesla, Trimble, and Twitter.

Packages and Pricing

Sponsorships are not limited to the packages below! We are eager to help customize a sponsorship that gives your company the highest value and adds to the attendee experience. Please contact us at sponsors@locationtech.org for more information.

  • Sponsorship Comparison Chart
    Platinum Gold Silver Bronze Theme Day Supporter
    All Access passes 8 4 2 1 1
    Exhibits Only passes 4 4 2 1
    Reserved speaking slot 2, or 1 reserved workshop 1
    Discount on add-ons 60% 50% 25%
    Logo and company description on website
    Booth in exhibit area
    Banner and literature in theme day room
    Sponsored BoF
    Price $22,500 alumni & members
    $30,000 others
    $14,500 alumni & members
    $19,500 others
    $7,500 alumni & members
    $9,500 others
    $5,000 alumni & members
    $6,000 others
    $3,000 $1,000 - buy on-line
  • Platinum Sponsor Package
    • Eight All Access conference passes
    • Four Exhibits Only conference passes
    • Reserved space in program for sponsored content: two talk slots, or one workshop slot (held until March 25, 2016)
    • 60% discount on price of Add-on Options (see below)
    • Logo on printed agenda
    • Prominent display of logo on website
    • Company description on website
    • Premium location for tabletop booth in exhibit area
    • Opportunity to organize a sponsored BoF
    • Opportunity to host an onsite reception
    • Price: members and alumni, $22,500; others, $30,000
  • Gold Sponsor Package
    • Four All Access conference passes
    • Four Exhibits Only conference passes
    • Reserved space in program for sponsored content: one talk slot (held until March 25, 2016)
    • 50% discount on price of Add-on Options (see below)
    • Logo on printed agenda
    • Prominent display of logo on website
    • Company description on website
    • Premium location for tabletop booth in exhibit area
    • Opportunity to organize a sponsored BoF
    • Opportunity to host an onsite reception
    • Price: members and alumni, $14,500; others, $19,500
  • Silver Sponsor Package
    • Two All Access conference passes
    • Two Exhibits Only conference passes
    • 25% discount on price of Add-on Options (see below)
    • Logo and company description on website
    • Tabletop booth in exhibit area
    • Opportunity to organize a sponsored BoF
    • Price: members and alumni, $7,500; others, $9,500
  • Bronze Sponsor Package
    • One All Access conference pass
    • One Exhibits Only conference pass
    • Logo and company description on website
    • Tabletop booth in exhibit area
    • Price: members and alumni, $5,000; others, $6,000
  • Theme Day Package
    • One All Access conference pass
    • Logo and company description on website
    • Roll-up banner in theme day room
    • Literature displayed in theme day room (display area may be shared with other sponsors)
    • Price: $3,000
  • Media Sponsor Package

    Media sponsors help us promote the conference in exchange for the benefits below. Please contact us at sponsors@locationtech.org if you would like to be a media sponsor. Note that acceptance as a media sponsor is contingent on our evaluation of your advertising/promotion plan and our determination that there is sufficient value to both parties.

    • Logo on website
    • For print media, opportunity to display materials or provide materials to attendees

Special Sponsorships

This list is just a starting point – if you have other ideas, or want to work with us to find a creative way for your company to increase its presence and support this unique event, please contact us at sponsors@locationtech.org.

  • Daily Agenda sponsor — your ad on each handout distributed daily to attendees: $2,000 per day, or $5,000 for all four days (deadline to sign is April 1, 2016)
  • Exclusive lanyard sponsor — your company's logo on every attendee!: $5,000 (deadline to sign is March 31, 2016)
  • Recording sponsor — your logo displayed on the starting thumbnail for all conference video recordings distributed via YouTube: $3,000 (deadline to sign is March 1, 2016)
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Add-On Options

These add-ons are discounted by 50% for Gold sponsors and by 25% for Silver sponsors.

  • Exclusive reception sponsor (includes prominent signage display at reception; two available): $4,000
  • Exclusive lunch sponsor (includes prominent signage display at lunch; four available): $3,000
 

How to Sign Up

After reviewing this prospectus, download the sponsor agreement. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Exhibitor Location Map

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Exhibitor Information

  • Click here to download the Exhibitor Kit as a pdf file
  • Click here to download the Internet order form as a pdf file
  • Click here to download the AV order form as a pdf file

Important Notes

  • The member discount is available to members of the Eclipse Foundation, LocationTech, or sponsors of OSGeo
  • The Alumni discount is available to sponsors of FOSS4G NA 2015 (Burlingame), or FOSS4G Global 2015 (Korea).

Important Dates

  • Platinum & Gold sponsor deadline for submitting a sponsored talk: March 25, 2016
  • Platinum & Gold sponsor deadline for requesting a hosted reception: March 15, 2016
  • Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsor deadline for submitting a sponsored BoF: March 25, 2016
  • Platinum & Gold sponsor deadline for submitting logo for the printed agenda: April 1, 2016