Sponsorship Opportunities

Why Exhibit at the Ohio LinuxFest?

Good question… here are just some of the reasons…

You’ll be selling to the largest audience of users of Free and Open Source Source Software in the Midwest. Past conferences have averaged approximately 1,000 attendees.

75% of our attendees have a career working in technology.

80% are involved in purchasing decisions for their companies

49% work in the technology sector.

22% work in education

47% work at large enterprises

24% are actively looking for employment opportunities. 82% of the people not looking are passive candidates and would consider a new career opportunity.

42% new attendees in 2016

 

Exhibition Value

At the Ohio LinuxFest expo you can expect to raise brand awareness, sell products, recruit employees, build relations with companies and projects, and grow community good will. Other opportunities, which do not require physical presence, are available, such as raffle sponsorship. Contact us to discuss!

Exhibitor Levels Available

  • Platinum Sponsorship – $5,000 Includes:
    • 10x10 curtained booth space and six foot table
    • Vendor education session on the Open Source Solution Stage
    • The best show floor placement
    • Electrical access included
    • Click-through logo on OLF website
    • Recognition by OLF staff at opening and closing
    • Option to leave give-aways near registration (Requires pre-approval by OLF staff)
    • Option to coordinate social media with OLF team
    • Opportunities to collaborate with OLF on tailored marketing packages without additional fees
  • Gold Sponsorship – $2,500 Includes:
    • 10x10 curtained booth space with six foot table
    • Vendor education session on the Open Source Solution Stage
    • Priority show floor placement
    • Electrical access included
    • Click-through logo on OLF website
    • Opportunities to collaborate with OLF on tailored marketing packages for additional fees
  • Silver Sponsorship – $1,500 Includes:
    • Click-through logo on OLF website
    • 10x10 booth space with draping and piping including a six foot table
    • Electrical access included
  • Bronze Sponsorship  – $750 Includes:
    • Click-through logo on OLF website
    • Six foot table without draping or piping.
    • Electrical access available1
  • .Org Sponsorship  – $100 For not-for-profits or Free Software projects only

Other Opportunities

Foster Goodwill Internet Access Sponsorship (2) – $5,000

Expand the Ohio LinuxFest to a global audience.

 

Expo Happy Hour Sponsorship (2) – $2,500

Special access and exposure to attendees before the expo opens. Opportunities for speaking time and swag giveaways.

 

After-Party Sponsorship (2) – $5,000

Treat our guests with refreshments, gifts, and activities branded in memorable ways. Food and drink will be included and we’ll work with you to ensure that you get the exposure you prefer.

 

Beverage and Break Sponsorship (3 of 4 available) -$1,000

Spark conversation by sponsoring a morning or afternoon break, which will be branded on the schedule. We can also work with you on customized branding or swag giveaways at the break tables.

 

T-shirt Sponsorship (1) – $2,000 SOLD

Display your company name or logo on the T-shirts handed out to attendees. These shirts are popular and are often worn by attendees at other conferences and user group meetings.

 

Quick Pitch (4) – $1,500

We’ll work with you to schedule an up to five minute quick pitch before a session of your choice during the conference.

 

Contact Us

By email: sponsor@ohiolinux.org

Phone: 1-800-902-9003

Use extension 1 to reach our Sponsorship Chair.