Write the Docs Portland 2018 Sponsorship

Write the Docs Portland 2018 Sponsorship

Concept

Write the Docs (http://www.writethedocs.org/) is a three day conference focusing on documentation systems, tech writing theory, and information delivery.

Writing and maintaining documentation involves a multidisciplinary community of technical writers, designers, librarians, typesetters, developers, support teams, marketers and many others. This group of people can be collectively referred to as “documentarians”.

Write the Docs creates a time and a place for this community to share information, discuss ideas, and work together to improve the art and science of documentation.

For too long, people who care about documentation have felt alone in the world, not able to connect with their community. Write the Docs is a magical experience for many of our attendees, allowing them to feel like they have found their place. We believe this is the most important thing that our event can do, and we aim to provide that experience again this year, and make it better than ever.

Demographics

We hold two conferences yearly, one in Portland, USA in May, and one in Prague, Europe in September. Attendence is approximately 400 in the USA and 250 in Europe, and we expect both conferences to sell out.

Our audience is made up of:

  • Technical Writers (50%)
  • Developers (15%)
  • Support Staff (15%)
  • Managers (10%)
  • Community Contributors, Enthusiasts & Other Folks (10%)

Why Sponsor

By supporting a Write the Docs event, your company will gain not only visibility and credibility with front-line documentarians, but also valuable insights that will help you get the most out of your own documentation efforts. If you’re hiring for docs positions, Write the Docs is also an excellent opportunity to meet top-notch talent.

Our conferences are run by teams of volunteers, and we work hard to keep ticket prices affordable for a broad range of attendees. Your sponsorship makes it possible for all sorts of documentarians to attend our events, whether they’re a freelancer, a student or out of work. Becoming a sponsor demonstrates your commitment to and support of good documentation, and the people who build it.

Sponsorship Packages

The following options are suggested sponsorship levels. We are happy to discuss adjustments and custom packages.

These package prices apply to the Portland conference only. Look here for prices for the European conference. Ask us about discounted packages for sponsoring both conferences.

First Draft

The First Draft package is only available to startups (under 15 employees), non-profits, and open source organizations.

  • One (1) ticket
  • Small logo & link on the Write the Docs website
  • Name included in welcome announcement in email newsletters and social media
  • Display 1 promotional (“Swag”) item on the conference swag table (provided by sponsor)

The First Draft package costs $750. You can buy it directly on our ticket website.

Second Draft

The Second Draft package is great for companies looking to hire or promote a product.

  • Two (2) tickets
  • Medium logo & link on the Write the Docs website
  • Name included in welcome announcement in email newsletters and social media
  • Display 1 promotional (“Swag”) item on the conference swag table (provided by sponsor)
  • One featured job posting in our Newsletter (2,500 subscribers)

The Second Draft package costs $1,500.

Publisher

The Publisher package is great for sending a team and getting to know the community.

  • Five (5) tickets
  • Large logo & link on the Write the Docs website
  • Name included in welcome announcement in email newsletters and social media
  • Display 2 promotional (“Swag”) item on the conference swag table (provided by sponsor)
  • Two featured job postings in our Newsletter (2,500 subscribers)

The Publisher package costs $4,000.

Patron (Limit 2)

The Patron package highlights your company as a force in the industry and community:

  • Ten (10) tickets
  • Small booth at the event
  • Small logo included on videos
  • Full size logo & link on the Write the Docs website
  • Name included in welcome announcement in email newsletters and social media
  • Display 3 promotional (“Swag”) item on the conference swag table (provided by sponsor)
  • Three featured job postings in our Newsletter (2,500 subscribers)

The Patron package costs $8,000.

Keystone (Limit 1)

The Keystone package highlights you as our main community partner:

  • Fifteen (15) tickets
  • Large booth at the event
  • Dedicated table for staff
  • Large logo included on videos
  • Full size logo & link on the Write the Docs website
  • Name included in welcome announcement in email newsletters and social media
  • Display unlimited promotional (“Swag”) item on the conference swag table (provided by sponsor)
  • Five featured job postings in our Newsletter (2,500 subscribers)

The Keystone package costs $14,000.

Other Sponsorship Opportunities

The following à la carte offerings are available either independently or combined with one of the previous packages to increase visibility at the event.

Financial Assistance

Write the Docs is always trying to make our community more diverse and inclusive. Talk to us about sponsoring travel and/or registration expenses for an attendee who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend.

Lanyard

Provide your branded lanyards for our name tags.

Writing Day

Sponsor the Writing Day on Sunday, where we get together to help improve the documentation of many projects.

Party

We all know that some of the most valuable networking takes place after hours. Sponsorship of the official party includes:

  • Mention of company on schedule for the party, and an on-stage thanks
  • Your logo on a banner or roll up at the party venue (provided by sponsor)

Child Care

Many of our attendees have children, sponsoring day care makes it easier for them to attend.

Choose Your Own Sponsorship Adventure

Interested in another sponsorship opportunity? Get in touch and we’ll do our best to make it happen. Here are a few ideas, or suggest something new!

  • Breakfast
  • Evening events
  • Unconference
  • Welcome reception

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to our sponsorship team at:

Payment

We expect all invoices to be paid within 21 days of invoice receipt, as many of our expenses must be paid up front.