Sponsor Prospectus

Welcome to the sponsor prospectus page.

FOSS4G North America is a premium technology and business conference with a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. This year's conference is a collaborative effort involving OSGeo and LocationTech.

FOSS4G NA will be held at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, in St. Louis, MIssouri. Conference dates are May 14 - 16, 2018. St. Louis has become a major hub for the open spatial industry with a growing ecosystem of businesses, governmental agencies, incubators, and academia.

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FOSS4G NA provides opportunities for the community to learn, explore, share, and collaborate on the latest ideas and information. Contributors, adopters, users, extenders, teachers, service providers, consumers, and business and research organizations gather to share their expertise and learn from each other. FOSS4G delivers camaraderie and networking opportunities that lead to synergies in the community, as well as opportunities to give and receive help on specific technical issues or to generate business opportunities.

Sponsors of FOSS4G NA have a unique opportunity to be an integral part of the entire event. The 2018 conference program will include both hands-on workshops and technical sessions on current topics pertinent to the FOSS4G community, such as web mapping, 3D, spatial databases, IoT, geoprocessing, Big Data and more.

Here is a partial list of well-known organizations who have attended FOSS4G NA: DigitalGlobe, Boeing, Esri, Dell, Google, Ericsson, Mapbox, Boundless, CARTO, IBM, Lockheed Martin, NGA, NASA, Red Cross, NOAA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Geological Survey, Azavea, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oracle, Red Hat, Planet Labs, Cisco, Thales, CCRI, Analytical Graphics, Amazon, Rackspace, Hortonworks, Saab, Github, Apple, Factual, World Bank, Tesla, Trimble, and Twitter.

The specific sponsorship packages are listed below, and include a combination of exhibiting, speaking opportunities, free conference passes, and more.

The exhibit space is centrally located within the main traffic flow for the conference. Breaks and casual reception food are served in the exhibit area.

Sponsors are encouraged to use the exhibit area to demonstrate new products, showcase their capabilities, and to generally drive lead generation and market presence. Many exhibitors find the exhibit floor a great recruiting tool for new talent, both employees and consultants.

Contact us at sponsors@locationtech.org for specific details regarding the exhibit hall layout, services provided, and other questions.

Fact Sheet

  • Monday, May 14 to Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Workshops, keynotes, talks, and more
  • Evening social gatherings and group activities (receptions, hackathons, BoFs)
  • Co-located events, including a Community Day following the conference
  • Exhibits located in high-traffic areas
  • Breaks, desserts, and receptions served in exhibit area

Conference Venue

FOSS4G NA 2018 will be held at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark in St. Louis, Missouri. Conference dates are May 14 - 16, 2018.

Demographics

The typical attendee is an experienced professional including power users, and people building spatially aware solutions. Roughly 25% - 30% of attendees are in a leadership position.

Packages and Pricing

Sponsorships are not limited to the packages below! We are eager to help customize a sponsorship that gives your company the highest value and adds to the attendee experience. Please contact us at sponsors@locationtech.org for more information.

  Platinum Gold Silver Bronze Theme Day Supporter
All Access passes 6 4 2 1 1  
Exhibits Only passes 4 4 2 1    
Reserved speaking slot 1 workshop (limited number available) or
2 talks
1 talk  
Discount on add-ons 50% 40% 30%  
Logo and company description on website
Booth in exhibit area  
Banner and literature in a theme day room    
Sponsored BoF  
Price $19,000 $14,000 $8,000 $4,000 $3,000 $1,500 - buy on line
  • Six All Access conference passes
  • Four Exhibits Only conference passes
  • Reserved space in program for one sponsored workshop or two sponsored talks; limited number available (first-come, first-served)
    Deadline to submit workshop is January 15, 2018
    Deadline to submit talks is March 1, 2018
  • 50% discount on price of Add-on Options (see below)
  • Logo on printed agenda
  • Prominent display of logo on website
  • Company description on website
  • Premium location for tabletop booth in exhibit area
  • Opportunity to host an onsite reception
  • Price: $19,000
  • Four All Access conference passes
  • Four Exhibits Only conference passes
  • Reserved space in program for one sponsored talk; limited number available (first-come, first-served)
    Deadline to submit is March 1, 2018
  • 40% discount on price of Add-on Options (see below)
  • Logo on printed agenda
  • Prominent display of logo on website
  • Company description on website
  • Premium location for tabletop booth in exhibit area
  • Opportunity to host an onsite reception
  • Price: $14,000
  • Two All Access conference passes
  • Two Exhibits Only conference passes
  • 30% discount on price of Add-on Options (see below)
  • Logo and company description on website
  • Tabletop booth in exhibit area
  • Price: $8,000
  • One All Access conference pass
  • One Exhibits Only conference pass
  • Logo and company description on website
  • Tabletop booth in exhibit area
  • Price: $4,000
  • One All Access conference pass
  • Logo and company description on website
  • Roll-up banner in Theme Day room
  • Literature displayed in Theme Day room (display area may be shared with other sponsors)
  • Price: $3,000

Media sponsors help us promote the conference in exchange for the benefits below. Please contact us at sponsors@locationtech.org if you would like to be a media sponsor. Note that acceptance as a media sponsor is contingent on our evaluation of your advertising/promotion plan and our determination that there is sufficient value to both parties.

  • Logo on website
  • For print media, opportunity to display materials or provide materials to attendees

Special Sponsorships

This list is just a starting point – if you have other ideas, or want to work with us to find a creative way for your company to increase its presence and support this unique event, please contact us at sponsors@locationtech.org.

  • Daily Agenda sponsor — your ad on each handout distributed daily to attendees
  • Exclusive lanyard sponsor — your company's logo on every attendee!
  • Recording sponsor — your logo displayed on the starting thumbnail for all conference video recordings distributed via YouTube
  • Special Event sponsor — your chance to be involved with those extras that add interest and value to the week (offsite activities, post-conference hands-on sessions, etc.)

Add-On Options

These add-ons are discounted by 50% for Platinum sponsors, by 40% for Gold sponsors, and by 30% for Silver sponsors.

  • Exclusive reception sponsor (includes prominent signage display at reception; two available): $4,000
  • Exclusive lunch sponsor (includes prominent signage display at lunch; three available): $3,000

How to Sign Up

After reviewing this prospectus, download the sponsor agreement. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Exhibitor Location Map

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Exhibitor Information

Exhibit Hours

  • Exhibitor setup: Monday, May 14, 9:00 - 11:45
  • Monday hours: 12:00 - 19:00
  • Tuesday hours: 10:00 - 19:00
  • Wednesday hours: 10:00 - 15:45
  • Exhibitor teardown: Wednesday, May 16, 15:45 - 16:30

Exhibit Kit and Forms

  • Click here to download the Exhibitor Kit as a pdf file
  • Click here to download the Internet order form as a pdf file
  • Click here to download the AV order form as a pdf file

Important Dates

  • January 15, 2018: Deadline for Sponsored Workshop submission for Platinum sponsors
  • March 1, 2018: Deadline for Sponsored Talk submission for Platinum and Gold sponsors

Our Sponsors

For information about becoming a sponsor, please visit the FOSS4G NA 2018 sponsor prospectus page.

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