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Become A Sponsor

What is Drupal North?

Drupal North is a not-for-profit event, organized and run entirely by volunteers from the Drupal North Association.

Event Statistics:

  • Fifth consecutive year running the event (rotates between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa)
  • Largest Drupal event  in Ontario and Eastern Canada
  • Annual attendance of over 200+ individuals and businesses 
  • Attendees are interested in and working in Open Source technology solutions 
    • Developers/IT professionals 
    • Marketing/web communications managers from corporations, NGO’s and government departments 
    • IT and web technology businesses
    • University/college students 
  • Over a dozen sponsorship opportunities available for both local and international firms
  • Majority of attendees come from all over North America with some travelling from European centres
  • Past keynotes include:
    • Hillary Hartley, Ontario’s Chief Digital Officer
    • 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
    • Alex Benay - CIO of the Government of Canada 
  • This year, the event is returning to the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University (https://www.concordia.ca/jmsb.html
  • The Official event of the Drupal North Association

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 corporations, government, not-for-profit organizations, and many more. This sponsorship will reinforce your brand and grow your team’s skills and your network.


Exhibit booths will be located in the main atrium. This area will also be used for coffee breaks and is central to our classrooms, ensuring sponsors receive maximum exposure throughout the summit as attendees flow through the space to attend sessions. 

Sponsorships are available on a first come, first served basis. 
 

How to Sponsor

We’ve created sponsorship packages to fit a range of budgets (outlined below). We’re happy to set up the right package for you and your organization. 

If you‘d like to discuss one of the packages, or have ideas on how we can help you more, please send an email to sponsors@drupalnorth.org.  Drupal North’s Sponsorship Coordinator will be in touch to answer your questions, finalize details and arrange your promotional materials. 
 

Sponsorship Packages

Keynote and Session Day Sponsorships on Thursday June 13 and Friday June 14.

Gold Sponsorship | $2000* (5 available)

  • 10x10 exhibitor booth
  • Access to the Drupal North job seekers list
  • Company logo (sponsor badge)  with link featured on “Sponsor” page of website 
  • Included in social media campaign
  • Mention on registration confirmation emails
  • Logo included in program
  • Ability to provide prizes / giveaways / swag to attendees
  • Mention during opening and closing remarks 
  • Logo on gold sponsor display panel (with other Gold sponsors)
  • 5 free attendance tickets (valued at $125)

What’s Included in your Exhibit Booth?

  • 10x10 booth on exhibitor floor space 
  • 1 table
  • 2 chairs

Exclusive Gold Add-Ons 

Coffee Sponsor  |  $1500 for two days (1 available)

Help us set up an awesome coffee / tea station during the  event. You’ll have your booth located right next to/attached to the coffee station for maximum  exposure. And you’ll have a mention on our website. 

Keynote Introduction  |  $500 per Keynote 

Have your brand recognized on stage in front of the entire captive audience. This gives you the exclusive opportunity to introduce the Keynote Speaker(s) while throwing in a quick intro to your company as well! 

(Includes naming of the room and logo presence in room or on the podium). 

Note:  If the “Sponsor a Keynote” option under “Special Sponsor Packages”  has been chosen, this option will no longer be available. 

Silver Sponsorship | $1000 (8 available) 

  • Access to the Drupal North job seekers list  
  • Featured on sponsor page of website
  • Included in social media campaign
  • Mention in program
  • Mention during opening and closing remarks
  • Logo on Silver sponsor display panel (with other Silver sponsors)
  • Provide prizes / giveaways / swag to attendees and a table that is shared by all Silver sponsors.
  • 3 free attendance tickets (valued at $75)

 

Summit Sponsorships | Wednesday June 12th 

Higher Education Summit Main Sponsor  | $2000 (1 available)

  • Overall Host of Higher Education Summit
  • Intro blurb in the room
  • Signage in the space
  • Attendee registration list 

Higher Education Summit Co-Sponsor  | $500 (1 available) 

Ability to do one (1) of the following (full room attendance)

  • Host one (1) dedicated session
  • Host/facilitate Panel discussion
  • Host/facilitate custom Workshop   

Decoupled/JS Summit Main Sponsor  | $2000 (1 available)

  • Overall Host of Decoupled/JS Summit
  • Intro blurb in the room
  • Signage in the space
  • Attendee registration list 

Decoupled/JS Summit Co-Sponsor  | $500 (1 available)

  • Ability to do one (1) of the following (full room attendance)
  • Host one (1) dedicated session
  • Host/facilitate Panel discussion
  • Host/facilitate custom Workshop   

Special Sponsor Packages | varied (limited availability)

We’re looking at new ways to help our sponsors receive the recognition they deserve for their support at the conference. We have some special items available for sponsorship. Sponsors receive specific mentions and dedicated advertising space. 

Keynote Sponsor  |  Price TBD based on costs of Travel and Accommodations

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 you’ll be able to introduce the keynote session at the event. Do you have someone in mind you’d like to help bring to Drupal North as a Keynote? 

Opening Reception Cocktail Hour  |  Price TBD

Help cover the costs of some drinks, all the drinks, or somewhere in between! The Opening Reception will start after the conclusion of Wednesday’s Summits and Trainings. We’re inviting all attendees to join us for a cocktail (or two), some networking, and some time to truly kickoff this year’s event. 

You’ll also have the opportunity to do an opening toast, and give a little spiel about your company, awesome work, and how/why you love the Drupal community and supporting these events so much! 

Happy Hour & Socialize  |  Details and costs TBD by you 

Host a pub night/after party on the Thursday or Friday evening of Drupal North.  You’ll be able to add your logo on post-event admission tickets. 

WiFi Sponsor  |  $500

More brand exposure!! Buy the rights to name the WiFi Login and Password. Have everyone typing your company name and having it top of mind since most of our 200+ attendees connect to the WiFi at the event. 

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