Vancouver 2016 - Sponsor

Apologies but we are no longer accepting sponsorships - Sponsorship goals for 2016 have been met!

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring DevOpsDays Vancouver - without your support we could not put such a great event together.

At this time we are no longer accepting Sponsorships for anything but the “Friends” level. We have successfully reached our sponsorship goals for the year, and are shifting efforts to focus on speakers and other day-of tasks to make this the best event yet.

You can help sponsor this event and connect your company to local technical and business minds who influence security, monitoring, operations, engineering, quality, and process.

Become a sponsor now by emailing organizers-vancouver-2016@devopsdays.org.

Why participate in DevOpsDays?

DevOpsDays is targeted at development and operations IT professionals who wish to improve the interactions between these traditional silos. By taking advantage of this great local event you can:

  • Progress alignment between your development and operations teams with open and constructive talk about their solutions and vision.
  • Encourage team members to collaborate and work together more closely in order to increase end to end velocity and keep focused on project success.
  • Help bring DevOps leaders to Vancouver allows the Pacific NorthWest community to interact with experts in the field, to learn what works (and doesn’t) elsewhere.
  • Raise awareness of the great challenges your people are tackling, and share our local experiences out to the wider DevOps community…

How can you help DevOpsDays?

DevOpsDays is a self-organizing conference for DevOps practitioners. We hope you will help support this event with one of the sponsor packages.

Friends Package

It can be difficult for small organizations to show their support and dedication to the community. The Friends of Devopsdays package is priced and restricted for small organizations to participate and bring their team!

  • Only companies or organizations with fewer than 20 employees may use this package
  • Up to three regular tickets included
  • Up to three more tickets at discounted price of $50 each
  • Your organization name and a URL to your landing page will be included in a “thank you” email to all attendees, naming you a “friend of Devopsdays”

Friends Package price: $500

Bronze Package

  • Total of two included tickets
  • Your logo will be posted on the DevOpsDays web site as a Bronze sponsor
  • Your logo will be featured on all email communication to attendees
  • You’ll be able to demo a product for up to 5 minutes during the open spaces sessions
  • You will be included in the “thank you” email with your company name, a URL to your landing page, and identifying your company as a Bronze sponsor

Bronze Package price: $1000

Silver Package

  • Total of four included tickets
  • Your logo will be posted on the DevOpsDays web site as a Silver sponsor
  • Your logo will be featured on all email communication to attendees
  • You’ll be able to demo a product for up to 5 minutes during the open spaces sessions
  • We’ll provide a table for the Silver sponsors to share, put collateral on, and talk with attendees at.
  • You will be included in the “thank you” email with your company name, a URL to your landing page, and identifying your company as a Silver sponsor

Silver Package price: $3000

Gold Package

  • Total of six included tickets
  • Your logo will be posted on the DevOpsDays web site as a Gold sponsor
  • Your logo will be featured on all email communication to attendees
  • You’ll be able to demo a product for up to 5 minutes during the open spaces sessions
  • You’ll be able to deliver a one minute presentation or pitch to the entire audience including streaming video viewers
  • We’ll provide a dedicated table for your company to put collateral on, stand or sit at, and talk with attendees at.
  • You will be included in the “thank you” email with your company name, a URL to your landing page, and identifying your company as a Gold sponsor.

Gold Package price: $5000

Lanyards Sponsorship

  • Have your company logo co-branded with DevOpsDays on the conference name tag lanyard

Gold Sponsorhip price: $1500

Happy Hour Packages

On the evening of the first day of sponsorship, we will be booking space at Steamworks for attendees to mingle over drinks and food. This is the big social event of the conference and has been a huge hit with attendees in the past.

  • There is one sponsorship opportunity to sponsor the food, and one opportunity to sponsor the drinks at this event.
  • Sponsoring either the food or the drinks will allow entrance tickets for up to three people to the happy hour event. These can be upgraded to full conference tickets for $50/person.
  • Your logo will be posted on the DevOpsDays web site as an Evening Event sponsor
  • Each sponsor will be allowed one vertical banner and one table for collateral
  • One company can choose to sponsor both food and drink. If you wish to sponsor both food and drink at this event, you may decorate the space however you wish (subject to the limits imposed by Steamworks). You will also be allowed to bring up to 6 people to the happy hour event (upgradable to full conference tickets for $50/person)
  • You will receive 4 tickets to the full conference
  • You will be included in the “thank you” email with your company name, a URL to your landing page, and identifying your company as the happy hour drinks and/or food sponsor.

Food and drink sponsorship opportunities are $5000 each.

Amenities Sponsorships

We have a number of sponsorship opportunities for coffee, breakfast, and lunch. If you wish to sponsor these amenities, we will prominently place a sign with featuring your company’s logo which will inform attendees that the coffee, breakfast, or lunch are brought to them by your company’s generous sponsorship. Your company will also be thanked in the final “thank you” email with a URL to your landing page.

For each of the two days of the conference, there is one opportunity to sponsor each of the following:

  • Coffee sponsorship: $1000
  • Breakfast sponsorship: $2000
  • Snacks sponsorship: $2000
  • Lunch sponsorship: $2000

Streaming Video Sponsorship

DevOpsDays will publish a free, live video stream of the main conference proceedings from 9AM to 12PM on each day of the conference. The video will be archived for free future viewing. Your company will be recognized by the MC once per conference day thanking your company for sponsoring the streaming video. Your company will be recognized in the final “thank you” email along with a URL to your landing page.

  • Your company logo will be shown, full-frame, on interstitial images between conference segments
  • The archived video will note that streaming was sponsored by your company.

Video sponsorship cost: $2500

Can you send me a floor plan?

Yes, we will be sending this out when we have one. The general floor plan can be found here, we will sending an event specfic one out once we have it finalized.

How big is our booth space?

For Gold Sponsors, you will receive a table and two chairs. Silver sponsors share a swag table where they can lay out printed materials, stickers or other swag. For silver sponsors, keep in mind this is a shared table so please be a good neighbour and plan accordingly. In any event - we encourage sponsors to send engineers to interact with attendees during session breaks, and to avoid large displays and heavy marketing materials.

Can we choose our booth location?

Booths are not selectable. Our team will assign your table. Assignments will be made two weeks from conference date.

Do we get an electricital connection for our booth?

Yes. A power strip (more importantly, one attached to actual power) will be provided.

Will there be a company sign at our booth? When do you need graphics?

You must bring your own signage and all signage must either fit on the table or behind it. If you have a dedicated table feel free to bring a 1m roll up or other backdrop materials that fit, but for the most part - this conference is not about the booth!

Will the wifi connection be good enough for showing demos?

Yes, depending on what’s being demonstrated! If you have particular needs, please let us know that you will be accommodating your own network requirements.

Will there be scanners (and which type), and what about giveaways?

No scanners. The booth is a place to talk to people during breaks and this conference is not a typical conference or convention. We have seen that sponsors benefit the most when they bring engineers to the conference and interact with the attendees during the sessions–not just at the booth. You are responsible to collect any info you want in person if you want to do giveaways. On the final day at closing session, we will give a time slot for a giveaway.

What does the one minute pitch (for applicable sponsors) entail?

Between sessions, Gold Sponsors are given one minute to introduce themselves and their company to the full audience. The emcee will invite a small number to make an introduction during transitions between sessions on either day 1 or day two, depending on the final schedule. In addition to the full audience, your one-minute pitch will be broadcast to the audience watching the live Internet video feed, which will also be posted up to the site afterwards. No slides will be displayed, there is not sufficient time in sixty seconds.

What does the five minute demo during open space sessions entail?

General information about open space format

We will have a space set aside for sequential demos from sponsors. During the “Open space Opening”, participants put forth and vote on ideas for discussion topics. If you have prepared a five minute demo, your demonstrator can add a topic “Demo by “ to the board. We will announce the location of the demo space when we get ready to disperse participants to the open space sessions, and participants can choose to attend the demos as they see fit.

Do we get any sponsored talks?

No, but you are welcome to submit a proposal like everyone else.

Do we get an ad in the program? When do you need graphics?

Send us a URL to your logo. When you do, we’ll download the image, size it appropriately, and include it on our web site.

Do we get a dedicated email blast?

No. As a Sponsor, you will be included in the Thank You email at the end of the conference, along with a URL to your landing page. You are responsible to collect any info you want in person if you wish to contact participants.

Who should I send to DevOpsDays?

Send your technical folks that can interact with the attendees during sessions, Open Spaces, and breaks. All experience levels are welcome.

What are the demographics of the attendees?

Technologists, architects, technology managers.

Become a sponsor now by emailing organizers-vancouver-2016@devopsdays.org.

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