devopsdays Washington, D.C. - Sponsor

DevOpsDays is a self-organizing conference for DevOps practitioners that depends on your sponsorships. We do not have vendor booths, sell product presentations, or distribute attendee contact lists. Sponsors have recognition on the website and social media before and during the event, and the opportunity for short elevator pitches during the program.

Sponsors are encouraged to represent themselves by actively participating and engaging with the attendees as peers. All attendees are welcome to propose any subject they want during the open spaces, but this is a community-focused conference, so heavy marketing will probably work against you when trying to make a good impression on the attendees. The best thing to do is send practitioners to interact with their peers at DevOpsDays on their own terms.

We expect over 270 attendees based on venue capacity and past participation, and they will represent the diverse nature of the DC-Maryland-Virginia economy.

DevOpsDays DC does not share registration information directly with sponsors, but feel free to ask attendees for their contact details.

Reserving and paying for your sponsorship: Email the organizers at [email protected] for payment processing, or with any questions.

The following chart outlines our standard sponsorship packages.

Packages Platinum Gold Silver
$6,500 USD
$3,500 USD
$2,000 USD
Available sponsorships 10 4 6
Logo on shared slide, rotating during breaks
Logo on DevOpsDays DC 2023 event website
Mentioned on all email communication
Full table for swag/marketing during conference (3 seats)
Table shared with one other Gold sponsors
Shared table for swag/marketing during conference (no seat)
1 minute personal pitch to full audience
1/2 minute personal pitch to full audience
15 second pitch (scripted) delivered by event M.C.
Included event tickets 4 2 1

All Sponsorships

  • Social media mentions on Linked, Twitter, Fediverse‚Ķ
    • Upon securing sponsorship (when payment is confirmed)
    • Two weeks before the conference
    • During the conference
  • Logo on DevOpsDays DC 2023 event website
  • Logo displayed on shared slides, rotating during event breaks
  • On-stage raffle drawing (if desired) after lunch on day two
  • 10% discount code to share with your community
  • Full participation in the conference

Platinum - Price $6,500 USD

  • The “All sponsorhip” benefits
  • 1 minute pitch to full audience
  • 4 included tickets
  • Full table for swag/marketing/staffing. (A/V ability TBD).

Gold - Price $3,500 USD

  • The “All sponsorhip” benefits
  • 1/2 minute pitch to full audience
  • 2 included tickets
  • Table shared with another sponsor
    • Please let us know if you want help “matchmaking” with another Gold sponsor
    • Due to space limitations, we can only accept sponsor pairs at this tier

Silver - Price $2,000 USD

  • The “All sponsorship” benefits
  • 1 included ticket
  • 1/3 of shared table for marketing materials
  • Event M.C. pitch and introduction from main stage
    • M.C. will introduce sponsor representatives
    • M.C. will deliver sponsor-provided pitch up to 20 seconds (about 40 words), with sponsor slide

Special Sponsorships

Want to make a distinctive impression? Choose one of our special sponsorships, which build on our standard tier:

  • Be a top tier sponsor of our companion conference and we’ll recognize your support at the Silver tier.

Closed Captioning Sponsor - Price $4,500 USD (1 spot)

  • Your logo by the screen where talks are transcribed
    • 1 included ticket
    • Event MC pitch and introduction

Lanyard Sponsor - Price $4,500 USD (1 spot)

  • Your logo and colors around every attendee’s credential
    • 1 included ticket
    • Event MC pitch and introduction

Community Sponsorship (3 spots)

We also offer community sponsorships. This is not a paid sponsorship. Instead, this sponsorship is extended to conferences, media and meetups who wish to exchange a spot on our banner for a spot on their own, and for cross-promotion on social media. Building community in the area is a worthwhile goal and we’re all in this together! Community sponsors must be:

  • Part of the mission to help promote technology and/or technology education in DC, Maryland and Virginia, OR
    • A not-for-profit organization in the DevOps space that shares the above interests & values
  • Willing to help promote, in kind, DevOpsDays DC.
  • Willing to adhere to our code of conduct

Sponsors are granted one comp ticket, a discount code to promote within their community, Twitter/Fediverse and LinkedIn mentions, and your icon on our website and slides.

Please reach out to [email protected] to set up this relationship.