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Why become a Sponsor?

Contributing your expertise is a great opportunity to support the Drupal community and promote your company. Whether you are interested in recruiting talent or building relationships with existing and new clients, you will be able to stand out of the crowd and meet key decision-makers from Canadian corporations and government. This sponsorship will reinforce your brand and grow your team’s skills and your network.

Sponsorships are available on a first come, first served basis. Exhibitor hall is located in the same room as coffee and lunch breaks to ensure sponsors receive maximum exposure throughout the summit.

Statistics:

  • Third consecutive year running the event (Inaugural in Toronto, last year in Montreal).

  • Largest Drupal Summit in Ontario and Eastern Canada.

  • Annual attendance of over 200+ individuals and businesses.

  • Projected attendance for 2017 is 300+ individuals and businesses.

  • Attendees profile: Developers/IT Professionals; Marketing/ Web Communications Managers from Corporations, NGO’s and Government Departments; IT and Web Businesses.

  • Over a dozen sponsorships of both local and international firms.

  • Attendees from all over North America.

  • Past keynotes include….

    • Karen Mcgrane, Content Strategy Expert
    • Michael E. Meyers, Vice President of Large Scale Drupal at Acquia
    • Jeff Eaton, Digital Strategist at Lullabot
    • Cathy Theys, Drupal Community Liaison at BlackMesh
  • Held at the Ottawa Conference and Events Centre (OCEC) (www.ottawaconferenceandeventcentre.com).

  • Official event from the Drupal North Association.

The Drupal North Regional Summit is a not-for-profit event, organized and run entirely by volunteers from the Drupal North Association. Sponsorship is vital for our success. We thank you for your support!

How to Sponsor

Sponsorship packages have been created to fit a range of budgets. If you would like to discuss a sponsor package or have ideas on how we can help you more, please send an email to sponsors@drupalnorth.org and we will set up the right package for you. A Drupal North organizer will be in touch to finalize details and arrange for promotional materials.

* Plus applicable taxes.

Diamond Sponsor | $7500* (1 available)

  • Only 1 sponsorship available at this level

  • Featured on landing page and sponsor page of website, mention on registration confirmation emails

  • Introductory speech prior to the keynote speaker

  • Main plenary room named after your company

  • 10x10 exhibitor booth - Prime location for maximum exposure

  • Logo on all promotional materials

  • Logo on podium banner

  • Special mention during opening session

  • Logo on presentation pre and post-roll slides

  • Included in social media campaign

  • Sponsor badge for website

  • Mention in program

  • Provide prizes / giveaways / swag to attendees in registrant tote bag

Platinum Sponsorship | $5000* (3 available)

  • 3 sponsorships available at this level

  • Featured on landing page and sponsor page of website, mention on registration confirmation emails

  • Logo present on presentation pre and post-roll slides

  • Logo on promotional materials

  • Included in social media campaign

  • 10x10 exhibitor booth - Great location for maximum exposure

  • Sponsor badge for website

  • Mention in program

  • Provide prizes / giveaways / swag to attendees in registrant tote bag

  • Special mention during opening and closing remarks

 

Gold Sponsorship | $2500* (5 available)

  • Limited sponsorships available at this level

  • Featured on sponsor page of website, mention on registration confirmation emails

  • Included in social media campaign

  • 10x10 exhibitor booth

  • Sponsor badge for website

  • Mention in program

  • Provide prizes / giveaways / swag to attendees in registrant tote bag

  • Mention during opening and closing remarks

 

Silver Level | $1000* (10 available)

  • Featured on sponsor page of website

  • Included in social media campaign

  • 10x10 exhibitor booth

  • Sponsor badge for website

  • Mention in program

  • Provide prizes / giveaways / swag to attendees in registrant tote bag

  • Mention during opening and closing remarks

 

Special Sponsor Packages | varied (limited availability)

We’re looking at new ways to help our sponsors get recognition for their support at the conference. We have some special items which you can sponsor and get explicit mention and advertising space for.

Some of these items include:

Breakfast Sponsor

  • Help us setup an awesome coffee / tea / snack bar during the morning of the event. You’ll have prime logo space at the table(s) and mention on the website. ($1,500*)

Lunch Sponsor

  • Help us setup an awesome lunch for the event. You’ll have prime logo space at the table(s) and mention during opening/closing and on the website. ($5,000*)

Afternoon Snack/Coffee Sponsor

  • Help us setup an awesome coffee / tea / snack bar during the afternoon of the event. You’ll have prime logo space at the table(s) and mention on the website. ($1,500*)

Keynote Sponsor

  • Help us bring in great keynote speakers from around the world. Sponsor their flight and accommodations and in return you’ll get special mention on the website and introduce the keynote session at the event! ($1,500 *)

Speaker’s Green Room Sponsor

  • Interested in reaching out to our speakers and trainers? Sponsor a green room for them to focus and prepare for their sessions. You’ll get special mention in the speaker’s Thank You package and in the room they’re spending time in. ($1000*)

Socialize

  • Sponsor off-site post-Summit drinks/snacks etc. Host a pub night/after party on the Friday of the Summit. Logo on post-summit admission tickets. Details/Costs TBD

Free my Wifi!

  • Cover the costs of WiFi for everyone to enjoy the event while being connected! ($500/Day - $1500 total* ) . Your company name will be used as the wifi network SSID and/or wifi login credentials.

If you’d like to learn more about our special sponsor packages or get a more detailed cost breakdown, send us an email at sponsors@drupalnorth.org.

 

What’s Included in your Exhibit Booth?

Listed below is everything that is included in your exhibit booth:

  • 10x10 booth on exhibitor floor space

  • 1 table

  • 2 chairs

Note: Please let us know if you have special requirements outside the typical 10x10 booth setup and we will try our best to accommodate. Some changes such as increase in booth size may come at additional costs but all TBD. If you need electricity for your booth, you can bring your own power bars and extension cords or rent them from the OCEC for $15. If using the outlets, you will be charged $45 for access to them. If you have any additional needs for electricity (ex. Higher voltage), or any Audio/Visual set up, this needs to be organized through the OCEC’s in house supplier Advantage Audio Visual. Please let us know when discussing your sponsorship level if you require any additional AV or electricity for your booth setup and we can make arrangements for you.