Sponsorship Prospectus

Your sponsorship helps keep PyConAr affordable and accessible to the widest possible audience. PyConAr is a free admittance conference, organized by volunteers from the Python Argentina community and underwritten by SOLAR, a nonprofit organization, with the support of the Public National University of Quilmes.

PyConAr relies on corporate sponsors to make PyCon happen every year.

PyConAr 2012 will bring together an estimated 500 attendees, including Python developers and enthusiasts from a variety of backgrounds. It is an excellent venue for recruitment and promotion for your company, increasing your company visibility and helping you connect to the Python community

The available sponsorships are below. Don't see what you want? Contact us any time, we are flexible and willing to work with you to design the sponsorship package that will fulfill your business needs.

Please read this page thoughtfully, it contains several sponsorship opportunities, special discounts and tax deduction possibilities.

More information at: pyconar2012_brief.pdf

CONTACT:

Ready to sponsor? You can go to the sponsor application page and sign up!

PyCon Argentina is backed by the high profile organisation Solar, Software Libre Argentina, a non-profit organization according Argentina Laws, recognized under the record N° 000426/04 of the IGJ. Donations are accepted to the checking account “ASOC CIV SOLAR SOFT L ARG” N° 27970/6 - Bank Credicoop Sucursal 119 CBU 19101196 55011902797064. SOLAR taxpayer id is CUIT 30-70874841-9 

Sponsorship donations for PyCon Argentina are also accepted thru PayPal (Conference Chair account reingart@gmail.com), and they will be converted to Pesos (ARS) and transfered to Solar bank account.

SPONSORSHIP DETAILS:

Diamond Level Sponsorship — USD $7K (ARS $30K) Top Tier Sponsorship at PyConAr - Limited (max 2) - SOLD OUT

  • 1 page full page ad in PyConAr program guide
  • 1000 word description in PyConAr program guide
  • Preeminent booth space in Expo Hall
  • Tote bag insert (provided by sponsor)
  • Logo placement alongside the PyConAr logo on the memorabilia/gifts ("PyConAr 2012 sponsored by x and y") - excepting lanyard, tote bag, pen and other promotional items (see below). Due to budget constraints, the memorabilia/gift can vary. Please, ask.
  • Diamond sponsor link on PyConAr website (all pages)
  • Name included in press release and event mailings
  • Extra-Large Logo on promotional posters and flyers (subject to space and printing quality)
  • 60 seconds video played on intervals (auditorium)
  • 1.90m x 1.80m banner (if provided) in main conference room
  • 0.80m x 1.80m banner (if provided) in convention entrance area
  • Job listing on the PyCon 2012 Jobs Fair page
  • Access to authorized attendee's email and submitted CV
  • 7 free sponsor registrations

Gold Level Sponsorship — USD $5K (ARS $22K) - Limited (max 4)

  • 1/2 page ad in PyConAr program guide
  • 200 word description in PyConAr program guide
  • Large booth space in Expo Hall
  • Tote bag insert (provided by sponsor)
  • Gold sponsor link on PyConAr website (all pages)
  • Name included in press release and event mailings
  • Large logo on promotional posters and flyers (subject to space and printing quality)
  • 30 seconds video played on intervals (auditorium) 
  • 0.80m x 1.80m banner (if provided) in main conference room
  • Job listing on the PyConAr 2012 Jobs Fair page
  • Access to authorized attendee's email and submitted CV
  • 5 free sponsor registrations

Silver Level Sponsorship — USD $2.5K (ARS $11K)

  • 1/4 page ad in PyConAr program guide
  • Small booth space in Expo Hall
  • 100 word description in PyConAr program guide
  • Tote bag insert (provided by sponsor)
  • Silver sponsor link on PyConAr website (all pages)
  • Name included in press release and event mailings
  • 5 seconds video (shared) played on intervals (auditorium) 
  • 0.80m x 0.80m banner (if provided) in main conference room
  • Medium logo on promotional posters and flyers (subject to space and printing quality)
  • Job listing on the PyConAr 2012 Jobs Fair page
  • Access to authorized attendee's email and submitted CV
  • 3 free sponsor registrations

Bronze Level Sponsorship — USD $1K (ARS $4350)

  • 1/8 page ad in PyConAr program guide
  • 50 word description in PyConAr program guide
  • Tote bag insert (provided by sponsor)
  • Bronze sponsor link on PyConAr website (all pages)
  • Small logo on promotional posters and flyers (subject to space and printing quality)
  • Job listing on the PyConAr 2012 Jobs Fair page
  • Access to authorized attendee's email and submitted CV
  • 2 free sponsor registrations

Professional — USD $70 (ARS $250) only for individuals

  • Logo in website ("Adherent") and badge
  • Listing in PyConAr Professional Attendee List
  • 1 free sponsor registration

Media or FLOSS Auspice sponsorship (Please contact us)

  • Recognition on PyConAr site
  • One free sponsor registration

Marketing & Promotional Opportunities

Tutorial Book sponsorship - from USD $125 to $2K (ARS $8700) shared

  • Python Tutorial (spanish translation) 58 pages book (printed b/w) free distribution
  • Logo placement on the back-cover (shared with other sponsors, logo size proportional to sponsorship amount)
  • Minimum sponsoring amount: USD $125.-

Tote Bag sponsorship - from USD $50 to $1K (ARS $4350) shared reserved!

  • Logo placement on the tote bag (shared with other sponsors, logo size proportional to sponsorship amount)
  • Due to budget constraints, bags can be replaced by folders
  • Minimum sponsoring amount: USD $50.-

Organizer T-shirt sponsorship - from USD $125 to $1K (ARS $4350) shared reserved

  • Provides wide recognition during PyConAr (printed at full color)
  • Logo placement on the back of the t-shirt (shared with other sponsors, logo size proportional to sponsorship amount)
  • Only for organizers and volunteers t-shirts (not for general public t-shirts)
  • Minimum sponsoring amount: USD $125.-

Lanyard/Badge sponsorship - USD $150 to $1250.- (ARS $650 to $5437) exclusive

  • Provides wide recognition during PyConAr
  • Logo on lanyard or badge (full color alongside the PyConAr Logo)
  • Can be added to other packages
  • Badge sponsoring amount: USD $150.- (each 100 attendees)
  • Lanyards sponsoring amount: USD $1250.-
  • Priority to Diamond and Gold sponsors

Pen sponsorship - USD $300 (ARS $1305) reserved

  • Logo placement alongside the PyConAr Logo (1 color)
  • Can be added to other packages

Paper-block sponsorship - USD $500 (ARS $2175)

  • Logo placement alongside the PyConAr Logo
  • Can be added to other packages

Summit/Sprint Sponsorship — USD $333 (ARS $1450) per day

  • Supports Python development or Python Argentina Users Group summit
  • Sponsor link on PyCon website (only in summit or sprint pages)
  • 0.80m x 1.80m banner (if provided) in sprint/summit area
  • Can be added to other packages

AM/PB Break Sponsorship — USD $250 (ARS $1100) each sold-out!

  • Covers the coffee break costs
  • 0.80m x 1.80m banner (if provided) in hall area (during breaks)
  • Can be added to other packages

PyCon after-hour Party Sponsorship - USD $ 505.- to $ 2020 (ARS 8000) exclusive or shared

  • Sponsor logo on party tickets
  • 30 seconds video on conference breaks (auditorium).
  • Sponsor logo on the webpage, "Party" section
  • Promotional material (if provided) 
  • 5 minutes for closing words the first day of the conference (Fri)
  • 5 minutos for opening address in the party
  • 2 additional sponsorship registrations
  • Free drinks for sponsors
  • Estimated audience: 250+ (speakers, organizers, general public)
  • Format: GET TOGETHER PARTY (informal) Includes catering and beverages
  • Date: Friday 16th November 2012, after the conference
  • Location: Campus of the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes (in case of bad weather, it will take place on the Gym)

PyCon Closing Party.  U$S 834 to U$D 3300 (ARS $3630 to $14520) exclusive or shared reserved!

  • Sponsor logo on party tickets
  • 45 seconds video on conference breaks (auditorium).
  • Sponsor logo on the webpage, "Party" section
  • Promotional material (if provided) 
  • 5 minutes for closing words the second (last) day of the conference (Sat)
  • 15 minutos for opening address in the party
  • 4 additional sponsorship registrations
  • Free drinks for sponsors
  • Estimated audience: 100+ (speakers, organizers, special guests)
  • Format: dinner
  • Date: Saturday 17th November 2012, after the conference
  • Location: Pub or Bar at Buenos Aires downtown (TBD)

Small entity discount:

Small entities (organizations with fewer than 25 employees) receive a 50% discount for Diamond, Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorships levels.

Free booths for F/OSS projects:

Free booth space for OSS projects will be provided as requested and while available. Free booth space must be confirmed immediately prior to the Conference.

F/OSS projects may have free tote guide inserts, links on the PyCon website and other benefits as negotiated.

Discount for Past Sponsors, Tax Deduction and Donations:

  1. Up to May 31th, sponsors of PyConAr 2009 to 2011 can apply to get the same sponsorship price as of 2011 (plus 25% due to cost adjustments). After the deadline, unpaid sponsorship will be charged at the normal rate.
  2. Sponsors can pay some PyConAr expenses directly, being able to deduct the 21% VAT Sales Tax (I.V.A.) if applicable (according to Argentina laws and AFIP regulations). Please ask in advance about availability and eligibility. A copy of the invoices will be requested for accounting purposes. Unauthorized invoices will not be accepted as proof of sponsorship.
  3. Generally, Receipts of sponsorship fees paid are deductible for the income tax according Argentina laws and regulations (restrictions apply). Please ask our Accounting Coordinator for further information.
  4. Due to space and organization constraints, anonymous sponsors will only be listed at PyConAr Patron sponsorship level, regardless the amount paid. Donations below the PyConAr Patron sponsorship level will not be listed at all, and they will only be accepted through the registration process.

Speaker's funding and In-Kind sponsorships:

Corporations or non-profit organizations paying travel expenses of invited speakers could negotiate the same benefits of the sponsorship level according the total amount paid (subject to availability).

Also, we are looking for giving away books, products, software licences and services fees discounts for attendees, thorough partnership programs with sponsors.


About PyConAr2012

Conferencia Nacional de Programación en el Lenguaje Python 12 al 17 de Noviembre de 2012 en Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (organizado por miembros de PyAr). Más Información: http://python.org.ar/ - pybaires@googlegroups.com