Sponsor Info

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Event Details

WordCamp Milwaukee
Technology Conference
Date: July 25-27, 2014
Venue: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education
Ticket Price: $25 per person
Expected Attendance: 300+

WordCamp Milwaukee is backed by the WordPress Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. (WP Foundation Tax Exempt Letter)

Sponsor Expectations

  • All sponsorships are donations to the WordPress community and although we try to give a level of promotion based upon our gratitude none of the outlined points or any level of marketing promotion are guaranteed with your sponsorship. This is only a guideline of what we would like to give in gratitude, if possible. We encourage our sponsors to engage with our community and learn themselves rather than use this opportunity purely for promotion.
  • If you or your company deals in WordPress-derivative works (plugins, themes, etc), those must be 100% GPL (not split license) or compatible, the same guidelines followed on WordPress.org.
  • Sponsors may apply for speaking opportunities but will not be guaranteed to speak.
  • Funds must be received before sponsorship is announced.
  • Any excess proceeds from the event are donated to the non-profit WordPress foundation to help future WordPress events.
  • We are willing to discuss unique or alternate sponsorship opportunities.

Agreement among WordCamp Organizers, Speakers, Sponsors, and Volunteers

  1. I agree that WordCamps are meant to benefit the local WordPress community through live events and the broader WordPress community through the sharing of online video and other materials.
  2. I agree that a WordCamp is a casual, locally- and volunteer-organized event, focused on WordPress and reflecting the local WordPress community it represents.
  3. I understand that WordCamp organizers, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers are expected to support the WordPress project and its principles.
  4. I understand that the principles of the WordPress project include:
    • no discrimination on the basis of economic or social status, race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or disability
    • no incitement to violence or promotion of hate
    • no spammers
    • no jerks
    • respect the WordPress trademark
    • embrace the WordPress license; If distributing WordPress-derivative works (themes, plugins, WP distros), any person or business officially associated with WordCamp should give their users the same freedoms that WordPress itself provides: 100% GPL or compatible, the same guidelines we follow on WordPress.org.
    • don’t promote companies or people that distribute WordPress derivative works which aren’t 100% GPL compatible
  5. I agree that WordCamps are not-for-profit events, organized with budget and funding transparency.
  6. I agree that WordCamps should be accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of financial status.
  7. I agree that I am not an employee of the WordPress Foundation and am participating in WordCamp exclusively as a volunteer.

Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy

WordCamp Milwaukee is dedicated to provide a welcoming environment to everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, or religion. The harassment of WordCamp participants in any form will not be tolerated. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate during a conference event. WordCamp participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the WordCamp without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. More details on the WordCamp Milwaukee Code of Conduct.

Sponsor Packages

Blue Ribbon – $2000

What’s Included:

  • Up to 4 tickets for sponsor representatives.
  • Can place schwag and information on a dedicated table at the event.
  • Mentioned in one blog post thanking all sponsors the week before event.
  • One dedicated blog post, after payment received, thanking for sponsorship.
  • Logo on printed materials at event.
  • Logo, link, and short description on WordCamp Milwaukee website.
  • Limited to three.

Red Ribbon – $1500

What’s Included:

  • Up to 4 tickets for sponsor representatives.
  • Can place schwag and information on a shared table at the event.
  • Mentioned in one shared blog post thanking all sponsors the week before event.
  • Logo on printed materials at event.
  • Logo, link, and short description on WordCamp Milwaukee website.
  • Limited to five.

Yellow Ribbon – $1000

What’s Included:

  • Up to 2 tickets for sponsor representatives.
  • Can place schwag and information on a shared table at the event.
  • Mentioned in one shared blog post thanking all sponsors the week before event.
  • Logo on printed materials at event.
  • Logo, link, and short description on WordCamp Milwaukee website.
  • Limited to five.

Pink Ribbon – $500

What’s Included:

  • Up to 2 tickets for sponsor representatives.
  • Can place schwag and information at shared table at event.
  • Mentioned in one shared blog post thanking all sponsors the week before event.
  • Logo on printed materials at event.
  • Logo, link, and short description on WordCamp Milwaukee website.
  • Limited to 10.

Green Ribbon – $250

What’s Included:

  • 1 ticket for sponsor representative.
  • Can place schwag and information on shared table at event
  • Mentioned in one shared blog post thanking all sponsors the week before event.
  • Logo on printed materials at event.
  • Logo, link, and short description on WordCamp Milwaukee website.
  • Limited to 10.

In-Kind
In-kind donations of equipment, food, supplies, and other things are also accepted. If you have an in-kind donation that can be helpful we are happy to discuss the opportunity.

Inclusions will depend on nature of in-kind sponsorship, but typically can include:

  • Mention and/or logo and link on WordCamp Milwaukee website.
  • Mention in blog post thanking you for sponsorship.
  • No limit.

July 25-27, 2014 at UW-M School of Continuing Education