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Sponsorship Opportunities

Your valuable sponsorship will ensure the success of BSDCan 2016 by allowing us to bring in speakers and developers, provide them with accommodation, and facilities rental. Some sponsorships (t-shirt, lunch, etc) go towards specific good/services for the attendees.

For more information, or to become a sponsor, please write to sponsorship@bsdcan.org.

NOTE: To use one of the complimentary registrations included with your chosen sponsorship package, please instruct that person to register with registration type 'xxx BSDCan Sponsor'. After they have registered, please email us their details so we can complete their registration accordingly.

NOTE: Direct payment of speaker travel and accommodations will count towards your sponsorship level.

NOTE: Tutorials are not included with complimentary registrations.

Summary

Platinum $10,000one available
Gold $5,000multiple
Video $4,500 upone available (but can be combined)
Lanyards $3,500one available
T-Shirt $3,000one available
Tote bag $2,750one available
Lunch $2,500two available
Silver $1,500multiple
Bronze $750multiple
Travel variesmultiple
Promotional Material

Platinum

As a Platinum sponsor you will enjoy the most prominent exposure to the conference attendees. You will cement your reputation as a company with vision and integrity amongst the technical elite by your association with the conference at this level. The Platinum sponsor gets the following entitlements:

  • Exclusive right to display corporate signage in the registration area and lecture theaters.
  • Ten complimentary registrations.
  • Prominent acknowledgment on the BSDCan 2016 home page, sponsorship page and registration page (on each page your corporate logo will include a link back to your website).
  • Opportunity for signage at each talk and during the opening and closing sessions.
  • The invitation to include promotional material in the conference registration packs.
  • Permission to use the following endorsement: "MAJOR SPONSOR OF BSDCan 2016" or "PLATINUM SPONSOR OF BSDCan 2016"
  • Upon request, a table in the display area. Please let us know at least 3 weeks before the conference.

An investment of $10,000 will secure this sponsorship.


Gold

As a Gold sponsor you will enjoy a high degree of prominence. The Gold sponsor gets the following entitlements:

  • Acknowledgment at the start of each day of the conference.
  • Prominent acknowledgment on the BSDCan 2016 home page, sponsorship page and registration page (on each page your corporate logo will include a link back to your website).
  • Five complimentary registrations.
  • Opportunity for signage during the opening and closing sessions.
  • The invitation to include promotional material in the conference registration packs.
  • Permission to use the following endorsement: "GOLD SPONSOR OF BSDCan 2016"
  • Upon request, a table in the display area. Please let us know at least 3 weeks before the conference.

An investment of $5,000 will secure this sponsorship.


Video

As a Video sponsor you contribute to the community by allowing the talks to be recording and posted online. The Video sponsor gets the following entitlements:

  • Acknowledgment at the start of the conference.
  • Acknowledgment on the BSDCan 2016 sponsorship page. Your corporate logo will include a link back to your website.
  • Seven complimentary registrations.
  • Opportunity for signage during the opening and closing sessions.
  • The invitation to include promotional material in the conference registration packs.
  • Permission to use the following endorsement: "VIDEO SPONSOR OF BSDCan 2016"
  • Your logo included at the start of each BSDCan 2016 video
  • Upon request, a table in the display area. Please let us know at least 3 weeks before the conference.

The investment to secure this sponsorship varies depending on the number of talks to be recorded. The minimum price is $4,500 up.


Lanyards

As the lanyard sponsor you will enjoy the following entitlements:

  • Acknowledgment at the start of the conference.
  • Acknowledgment on the BSDCan 2016 sponsorship page. Your corporate logo will include a link back to your website.
  • The invitation to include promotional material in the conference packs (maximum 1 page).
  • The exclusive invitation to include your company name on the BSDCan 2016 lanyard .
  • Permission to use the following endorsement: "SPONSOR OF BSDCan 2016"
  • Two complimentary registrations.
  • Upon request, a table in the display area. Please let us know at least 3 weeks before the conference.

An investment of $3,500 will secure this sponsorship.


T-Shirt

As the t-shirt sponsor you will enjoy the following entitlements:

  • Acknowledgment at the start of the conference.
  • Acknowledgment on the BSDCan 2016 sponsorship page. Your corporate logo will include a link back to your website.
  • The invitation to include promotional material in the conference packs (maximum 1 page).
  • The invitation to include your company logo on the BSDCan 2016 t-shirt.
  • Permission to use the following endorsement: "SPONSOR OF BSDCan 2016"
  • Three complimentary registrations.
  • Upon request, a table in the display area. Please let us know at least 3 weeks before the conference.

An investment of $3,000 will secure this sponsorship.


Tote bag

As the tote bag sponsor you will enjoy the following entitlements:

  • Acknowledgment at the start of the conference.
  • Acknowledgment on the BSDCan 2016 sponsorship page. Your corporate logo will include a link back to your website.
  • The invitation to include promotional material in the conference packs (maximum 1 page).
  • The invitation to include your company logo on the BSDCan 2016 tote bag.
  • Permission to use the following endorsement: "SPONSOR OF BSDCan 2016"
  • Three complimentary registrations.
  • Upon request, a table in the display area. Please let us know at least 3 weeks before the conference.

An investment of $2,750 will secure this sponsorship.


Lunch for the Day (One sponsor per day: Thursday, Friday)

Enjoy all the benefits of Silver sponsor plus the benefits of the conference lunch sponsor of the day. Help us create a memorable lunch and ensure that delegates remember your company. In acknowledgment of your organization's sponsorship and significant support for the conference, the following entitlements are offered:

  • All the benefits of Silver sponsorship.
  • The exclusive invitation to display corporate signage in the catering area.
  • Naming rights for your day's lunch and acknowledgment where ever the lunch is mentioned in the conference literature.
  • The opportunity to provide serviettes, coasters, plates and other merchandising material featuring your corporate colours and logo.
  • Three complimentary registrations.
  • Upon request, a table in the display area. Please let us know at least 3 weeks before the conference.

An investment of $2,500 will secure this sponsorship.


Silver

To acknowledge your Silver level sponsorship of the conference, the following entitlements are offered:

  • Acknowledgment at the start of the conference.
  • Acknowledgment on the sponsorship page and registration page. (On each page your corporate logo will be included with a link back to your own web site).
  • The invitation to include promotional material in the conference bags.
  • Permission to use the following endorsement:"SILVER SPONSOR OF BSDCan 2016".
  • Two complimentary registrations.
  • Upon request, a table in the display area. Please let us know at least 3 weeks before the conference.

An investment of $1,500 will secure this sponsorship.


Bronze

As a Bronze sponsor you will enjoy the following entitlements:

  • Acknowledgment at the start of the conference.
  • Acknowledgment on the BSDCan 2016 sponsorship page. Your corporate logo will include a link back to your website.
  • The invitation to include promotional material in the conference packs (maximum 1 page).
  • Permission to use the following endorsement: "BRONZE SPONSOR OF BSDCan 2016"
  • One complimentary registration.
  • Upon request, a table in the display area. Please let us know at least 3 weeks before the conference.

An investment of $750 will secure this sponsorship.


Travel

The biggest expense for us is travel and accommodation for speakers. If you are speaking (lightning talks are not eligible for this) and if you or your employer pays your way, they can be listed as a Travel sponsor. Travel sponsors enjoy the following entitlements:

  • Acknowledgment at the start of the conference.
  • Acknowledgment on the BSDCan 2016 sponsorship page. Your corporate logo will include a link back to your website.
  • Permission to use the following endorsement: "TRAVEL SPONSOR OF BSDCan 2016"

The investment of for this sponsorship varies.


Promotional Material

If your sponsorship level includes promotional material in the conference registration packs, you may opt to print your materials locally in Ottawa and avoid shipping chargers. We have used and recommend Staples for this purpose. They have an online Copy and Print Center which we use for our our materials. By arrangement, we can pick up your printing prior to the conference and invoice you for the printing. Staples does not accept online payment for this service. We use this Staples location:

Staples Ottawa Core
403 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 1Y6
+1 (613) 235-2525
http://staples.ca/

The University of Ottawa also has a print center which is very close to the conference venue.

Deadlines for inclusion

All promotional material should delivered, or ready for pickup, no sooner than 30 May and not later than 8 June.

Shipping address

Our shipping address is:
BSDCan
Suite 474
900 Greenbank Road
Ottawa, ON K2J 4P6
CANADA

Please, when shipping, ensure that customs clearance is included in your shipping method. Often, this is referred to as expedited shipping.

Please make all cheques etc payable to BSDCan.


For more information, or to become a sponsor, please write to sponsorship@bsdcan.org.

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