[Yapc-na-organizers] Sponsorship ideas (was "Re: Tasks"
bob.clancy at verizon.net
Mon Sep 18 10:04:23 PDT 2006
>From: Jeremy Fluhmann <jeremy at msc.tamu.edu>
>Thanks! I talked with Pete (YAPC::NA 2006) about sponsorship. Some the
>information he pointed me to suggested offering potential sponsors the
>opportunity to sponsor the venue, snacks, t-shirts, banquet, printed
>materials, and speaker event. I also know that the job fair attracted
In the past, I've approached the company I where I worked to internally ask about sponsorship. In both cases, the first thing they look at is whether there is any benefit to the company. First question in both cases was whether there is any recruiting benefit. PR probably comes in second. Given this, I think we should require some level of sponsorship as a condition of any company participating in the job fair.
Looks like your list above is on the same lines as my list below;
Areas of sponsorship that I've thought of (so far):
Ideas for sponsorship:
rental fees for a particular room (high visibility)
room cost, plus cost for any signage needed/wanted
(possibly providing PCs and/or room rent)
sponsorship of wifi elsewhere
(ie: While we might be able to borrow some
wifi routers, or have UH's IT provide
equipment, it would be nice if some company
might donate some equipment that The Perl
Foundation could own.)
I'll leave such a decision to the person who
volunteered during YAPC::Chicago, but I did
want to mention the idea as a possiblility.
sponsorship of coffee/snacks/doughnuts/breakfast
(Probably a lot cheaper than sponsoring the
banquet. Might be an "ice-breaker" method of
approaching some company for possible partial
banquet sponsorship without making them feel
as if they are expected to shell out a lot of
depending on the proximity of dorms to conference facility, could sponsor a bus
sponsorship of banquet
sponsorship of transportation to banquet
sponsorship of meals
sponsorship by donating products/services to the auction
sponsorship of a tutorial class
scholarships for students
(Would be definitely good for PR and HR for
companies, wouldn't cost too much. We might
be able to get some professors to contact
companies in multiple cities. This would
expand sponsorship, while also promoting YAPC
on college campuses.
sponsorship of one or more speaker's costs?
Job-fair attendance (proably should require sponsoring something else)
depending on how easily it is to get to uh from airport
you could have sponsorship for transportation?
you could have sponsorship for parking fees (if significant number of locals will be attending)
sponsorship of coffee/food and/or room space for hackathon.
send a programmer to the hackathon
(again would have to be something of strategic
benefit for the sponsoring company, but they
would be able to get some PR mileage out of
doing something like this.)
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