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Call for Sponsors 2023
This event does not happen without your support, so thank you!
Whether you're looking to recruit, promote your business or just support our tech community, sponsoring the 2023 Carolina Code Conference is a great opportunity for you. This conference is a community event free to attend and entirely paid for by sponsors and supporters. We wouldn't be here without your support, so thank you!
Before you consider sponsorship opportunities, you should probably know a little bit about our goals for this year and the future. We have not held a Carolina Code Conference since 2019 and because of that, there are no prior year numbers for attendance and engagement to compare with our goals for this year's short planning timeline. Instead we're going to show what we're seeing so far and what our goals are for this year and next.
Our fundraising goal for sponsorship this year are fairly simple: we need to cover the costs of this years conference and have enough left over to book the venue for next year's conference so that we can have a full year to prepare for 2024. We want the Carolina Code Conference to become the annual staple event that the entire tech community in our corner of the state looks forward to while bringing in attendees and speakers from outside the area as well.
In order to do that, we need great turnout for this year and for our attendees to leave eager for what 2024 may bring. That means compelling speakers and showcasing those speakers with a premium audio/video team to generate interest long after the conference is over. That means helping to reinvigorate meetup groups and events that drive tech networking year round. That means community involvement and an energized experience both during and after the conference.
Putting on a quality conference has a hefty price tag. We expect to need approximately $15,000 for the 2023 event based on what we know so far.
The Carolina Code Conference in 2023 will be a single day, single track conference with networking events afterwards, covering a wide range of topics. We have booked a premium venue for our guests that will showcase speakers at the Greenville ONE building's 5th floor auditorium and overlook garden. The venue provides a premium stage and A/V setup, great lighting and beautiful views that will carry in photographs and marketing materials for years to come. There's ample booth space as well with room for a few premium tables mixed with many smaller bar top tables.
The conference this year will be limited to 150 attendees, although there is some wiggle room based on our conversations with the venue. Based on the conversations that we're hearing in the community so far, demand for those 150 tickets is high so we will be treating them with a premium and performing a phased roll out in an attempt to guarantee max attendance. This group will be treated as a founding group that we hope to see involved for years to come.
As we approach 2024, we expect to grow the conference to a two day event with more attendees and speakers, including networking activities during the evening in between that should better facilitate out of town guests. We will plan to maintain the single-track approach so that speakers are not in a position to actively compete with other speakers in the same time slots. With a year to promote the 2024 conference, our 2023 sponsors will be showcased throughout.
If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have 4 primary sponsorship tiers (Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum), activity naming rights sponsorships and an single premium Title sponsorship that can be discussed as well. Additional sponsorship opportunities are in development along with the new conference site, but cannot be disclosed here until they are available. Some may enhance existing tiers this year. All sponsors will have the opportunity to be included on the conference T-shirt.
Bronze Tier (No Limit)
Logo on the site with link to your company
Blog post announcement and thank you for sponsorship
Mention and thank you during opening keynote with all sponsors
1 Guaranteed Ticket
Silver Tier (Limit 10)
Everything from the Bronze Tier plus...
"Brought to you by" promotional video for 30 seconds prior to a speaker that will be also included in the recorded video session on YouTube as well. Sponsor is responsible for providing the video. Optionally, the conference organizer can speak for 30 seconds on your behalf instead.
Bar top table booth space at event for company promotion, swag giveaways and interviews. Tables are limited and provided on a first come first serve basis.
Access to write positions on the physical job board that will be featured at the conference for attendees to review and approach you about interviews
2 Guaranteed Tickets Total
Gold Tier (Limit 3)
Everything from the Silver Tier plus...
Inclusion of your company logo and link to your company thanking you for sponsorship on multiple videos
Repeated pitches about your company throughout the entire conference by the conference organizer
Naming rights to an aspect of the conference either during or after conference activities (see below)
Access to a large table booth space, instead of small, if desired and available. These are limited and will be provided on a first come first serve basis.
4 Guaranteed Tickets Total
Platinum Tier (Limit 1)
Everything from the Gold Tier plus...
Inclusion of your company logo on every video
Up to 3 minutes during the conference to address the attendees on behalf of your company
6 Guaranteed Tickets Total
Activity or Component Naming Rights
We'll put your company name on any part of the conference day that we can agree upon and we're open to suggestions. Some aspects of the conference will have more visibility than others and because of that, rates will vary if not included as part of a Gold Tier+ sponsorship.
During conference examples
"Your Company" Lunch Buffet
"Your Company" Stage
Company logo on lanyard
After hour activities examples (no activities have been finalized yet)...
"Your Company" Escape Room
"Your Company" Pub Crawl
"Your Company" Hackathon
Carolina Code Conference by Your Company
First right of refusal for title sponsorship in 2024
Contact us to discuss this in more detail
If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to email@example.com. This event cannot happen without your support.
*Per the same conference rules for speakers, political sponsorships will not be allowed.