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Overview

Widely recognised as one of the world's best conferences on free and open source technologies, linux.conf.au is regularly attended by over 600 delegates, more than half of whom register and identify as Professional Delegates. Conference delegates travel from all over the world for a week of high quality technical talks and networking with their peers.

Sponsors of linux.conf.au have a unique opportunity to promote their brand to a large number of influential industry professionals.

To discuss the sponsorship packages and opportunities, please contact linux.conf.au 2016's Sponsorship Team at sponsorship AT lcabythebay DOT org DOT au.

Sponsor Early

Agreeing to sponsor linux.conf.au 2016 early is important. The earlier you sign a sponsorship agreement, and we have a purchase order completed, the more time we can spend promoting your sponsorship.

All sponsors will be mentioned in relevant press releases (for example the Speaker's Travel sponsor will be mentioned in the programme announcement press release) and thanked on Twitter from @linuxconfau, which has a reach of over 2000 followers. Emperor Penguin sponsors will have a press release issued announcing their sponsorship in partnership with the sponsor.

Sponsorship Packages

Emperor Penguin

Emperor Penguin Sponsor is our highest level of sponsorship available. It provides the greatest opportunity for brand exposure and participation in key conference events.

  • Identified as 'Emperor Penguin' sponsor of the conference and promoted in press releases and all conference media.
  • Opportunity to briefly address the audience during the Professional Delegates Networking Session (PDNS).
  • Invitation for up to three sponsor-nominated people to attend the PDNS, in addition to any attending the conference as Professional Delegates.
  • Promotion via banners at the keynote venue, at the Penguin Dinner, at the Professional Delegates Networking Session, and around the venue.
  • Your company logo will appear on every conference delegate's badge and prominently on the conference web site.

King Penguin

The King Penguin Sponsorship package is available for organisations who wish to make a significant contribution to the conference experience

  • Identified as 'King Penguin' sponsor of the conference.
  • Invitation for up to two sponsor-nominated people to attend the Professional Delegates Networking Session, in addition to any attending the conference as Professional Delegates.
  • Promotion via banners around the conference venue.

Royal Penguin

  • Identified as 'Royal Penguin' sponsor of the conference.
  • Invitation for one sponsor-nominated person to attend the Professional Delegates Networking Session, in addition to any attending as conference Professional Delegates.
  • Promotion via banners around the conference venue.

Adelie Penguin

  • Identified as a Adelie Penguin sponsor of the conference.
  • Invitation for one sponsor-nominated person to attend the Professional Delegates Networking Session, in addition to any attending as conference Professional Delegates.
  • Promotion via a banner at the conference venue.

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

Speakers' Travel Sponsor

This gives the sponsor the right to be introduced at the conference as having funded Speaker’s travel grants for the conference. Additionally, Speakers who receive such grants will be informed as part of the travel booking process that their travel has been sponsored by your firm.

Lanyard Sponsor

A highly sought-after opportunity!

Delegates are required to wear identity passes attached to lanyards during LCA2016 and its social events. Many Delegates collect lanyards and reuse them time and time again. Your branding, along with LCA2016 branding, will be on the lanyard.

Parent's Room Sponsor

This year linux.conf.au seeks to encourage diversity amongst our Delegates by offering a parents room as well as free childcare for Delegates. Sponsoring this would give your firm signage rights at the entrance to these facilities, as well as a logo on relevant Delegate paperwork.

Diversity Sponsor

Contribute directly to increasing the diversity of the free and open source community by sponsoring our Diversity Programme. This programme reaches out to Delegates from non-traditional backgrounds who would otherwise be unable to attend linux.conf.au but who have a significant contribution to make.


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