Thank you for your interest in sponsoring The Perl Conference (TPC)! The preferred sponsorship method for TPC is to sponsor The Perl Foundation (TPF). The Perl Foundation is an organization created to cultivate an open-source ecosystem around the Perl programming language. It does this through a series of programs that are funded primarily through sponsorship and donations.
A full donation prospectus (including Donation Level information) can be found on the TPF website.
Here’s the quick version:
If you donate at least $6,000 you will be a Bronze level sponsor. This makes you a sponsor of both The Perl Conference as well as all other TPF events for a full year. Donation levels, and associated benefits, go up from there, up to our $100,000 Diamond level sponsorship.
If $6,000 is a bit above your budget, then we do have other sponsorship options available specifically for The Perl Conference.
As a guideline:
For every $1,000 donated we provide one free, full-access pass to the event for your employees.
Any donation above $500 gets you a table at our Sponsor Expo on Tuesday. You will receive a table in a high traffic area for the full day where you can showcase your products and/or recruit developers.
A donation of at least $500 will also get you two passes to the Sponsor Dinner. This is a limited attendance event where you will have the opportunity to converse with key players from the Perl community. Attendees include members of the Board of Directors of The Perl Foundation, Perl inventor Larry Wall, and lead developers of both Perl 5 and Perl 6. Bronze level donors receive 4 passes and Silver level donors receive 8 passes.
If you would like additional exposure, we have several á la carte items. These include Wi-Fi Sponsor, Social Event Sponsor, Breakfast Sponsor, Name Badge Sponsor, Gift Bag Sponsor, and more. These sponsorship opportunities are all customizable depending on how you would like to promote your brand. Pricing for these items are negotiable depending on your needs.
If you need a custom invoice, we can generate one and send it to you. We can also accept payments via bank check, PayPal, credit card, or wire transfer.
If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org