Sponsors

Who Are We?

FOSSCON is a Free and Open Source software conference held annually in Philadelphia PA. This upcoming year, FOSSCON is being held on Saturday, August 20th at the International House of Philadelphia.

FOSSCON brings together users of FOSS from a wide variety of fields. Our attendees include students, systems and network administrators, developers, executives, and more. Attendees come from around the world to participate in talks, learn of new technologies, and visit sponsors and FOSS projects represented in our exhibit area.


Our History In Numbers

Beginning in 2010, our conference has grown from just 50 registrants in year one, to over 400 registrants in 2015. Staying immersed in the local Philadelphia area has given us the opportunity to build relationships with the community at large, which in turn creates loyal supporters and attendees each and every year. Our continued growth, and our desire to enrich and educate the community is the biggest reason our event continues to progress in all areas.


Sponsoring FOSSCON

FOSSCON operates primarily through the sponsors who exhibit at our conference. Sponsors benefit from exposure to our audience, as well as promotion via our social media outlets and various other benefits outlined in the details in this packet. Additionally, some sponsors use the conference as a recruitment tool, having the opportunity to submerge themselves in a growing community of industry related persons.
Listed below are the various levels of sponsorship available for FOSSCON 2016.

2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

Swag Bag Sponsor
$75 - Promotional
Individual business cards/advertising cards/stickers etc.. placed in each and every swag bag handed to attendees upon registration. (Note: you must provide these!)

Kilobyte
$250 - Exhibitor
Full table with plenty of space for your displays.
Power provided for LCD monitors and system.
Logo in our program guide.
Linked logo on our website.

Megabyte
$500 - Sponsor
Full table with plenty of space for your displays.
Power provided for LCD monitors and system.
Logo in our program guide.
Linked logo on our website.
Slide of your choosing on our screen at registration.

Gigabyte
$1,000 - Core Sponsor
Full table with plenty of space for your displays.
Power provided for LCD monitors and system.
Logo in our program guide.
Linked logo on our website.
Slide of your choosing on our screen at registration.
Preferred location in sponsorship area.
Promotion via conference Twitter feed and Facebook page.
Private lunch for all representatives sent to FOSSCON by your organization.

Terabyte
$2,000 - Space Sponsor
Space for 2 tables or a conference booth setup in your choice of location within exhibit area.
Power provided for LCD monitors and system.
Logo in our program guide.
Linked logo on our website.
Slide of your choosing on our screen at registration.
Preferred location in sponsorship area.
Promotion via conference Twitter feed and Facebook page.
Opportunity to provide advertising within presentation and workshop spaces at the event.
Opportunity to have one of the workshop spaces named for your organization in the events signage and conference guide map.
Private lunch for all representatives sent to FOSSCON by your organization.

Petabyte
$4,000 - Event Sponsor
Space for 2 tables or a conference booth setup in your choice of location within exhibit area.
Power provided for LCD monitors and system.
Logo in our program guide.
Linked logo on our website.
Slide of your choosing on our screen at registration.
Preferred location in sponsorship area.
Promotion via conference Twitter feed and Facebook page.
Opportunity to provide advertising within presentation and workshop spaces at the event.
Opportunity to have one of the workshop spaces named for your organization in the events signage and conference guide map.
Space for up to 4 tables setup in your choice of location within the exhibit area.
Private lunch for all representatives sent to FOSSCON by your organization.
5 minutes of talk time, prior to closing remarks, set aside for advertisement of your product/project.

Other Sponsorship Opportunities:
If you would like to sponsor a special event or item for FOSSCON, please see the follow areas in which we are currently seeking support.


Staff and Volunteer Recognition Banquet
Staff and Volunteer Lunch
FOSSCON 2015 Speakers Lunch
FOSSCON 2015 Fundraiser
FOSSCON 2015 Booklet Printing
FOSSCON 2015 Sponsor Dinner
T-Shirts/Hoodies/Swag In addition to the sponsorship levels listed above, we also give away door prizes for attendees, such as books, swag, hardware, software, etc. Any donations of open source related items are welcome. If your organization has an interest in sponsoring, please reach out to our sponsorship team. The sponsorship team is available via email at sponsors@fosscon.us. For more information on FOSSCON, please visit https://fosscon.us/