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The openSUSE Conference would not be possible without our sponsors.

The openSUSE community is a global community contributing to the openSUSE project in an effort to promote the use of openSUSE, Linux, and FOSS worldwide. Development in all areas relies on voluntary contributions. Friendly interaction and open collaboration is encouraged in an environment of cooperation, across cultural backgrounds and different levels of expertise, where innovation flourishes and the boundaries of FOSS are expanded.

The openSUSE conference is the annual openSUSE community event that brings people from around the world together to meet and collaborate. The organized talks, workshops, and BoF sessions provide a framework around more casual meet ups and hack sessions. A party here and there provides the time to relax and have fun, making connections on a more personal level.

The openSUSE conference 2017 takes place at the Z Bau in Nürnberg, Germany, May 26 - 28.

Great reasons to sponsor the openSUSE Conference

The event is organized by volunteers, who dedicate their time and effort to create one of the outstanding FOSS events of 2017, promoting collaboration and presenting new technologies. All sponsors funds are used for the conference.

As a sponsor you enable the content to be free of charge for everyone.

Enable those contributors with financial constraints to attend the event through openSUSE Travel Support Program (https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Travel_Support_Program)

Gain visibility to people involved and interested in information technology and FOSS.

Financial support for the openSUSE conference from sponsors is invaluable and crucial for the success of the event. While the countless hours extended by volunteers to orchestrate the event provide the atmosphere and framework for the conference, commercial sponsorship provides the necessary financial backing. The financial support by our sponsors allows us to allocate funds for the venue, create marketing material, secure keynote speakers, and assist those that contribute to openSUSE but with some financial constraints to attend the conference.

That aside, sponsors can participate in the Conference by having a booth, and help organize social events to increase both the conference atmosphere and visibility, as well as their own.

Sponsorship Package

Platinum - $5,000 - Logo on Tshirt / name on website / main sponsor / Signage visible throughout conference

Gold - $2,500 - Logo on Tshirt / on website / at registration booth / Inclusion of sponsor material in the conference welcome package

Silver - $1.500 - Logo on website / Inclusion of sponsor material in the conference welcome package

Donation - $500 and above - Donate a giveaway for the community

Sponsorship Highlights

→Promotion through the openSUSE conference website events.opensuse.org →Logo on the conference shirt →Inclusion of sponsor material in the conference welcome package →Signage visible throughout the event location →Sponsor a lunch →Prize Donations →Booth available under request

We offer partnership options to enhance the conference atmosphere. As a sponsor, your logo and name will be connected to the conference and be placed on the event's web page, among other items viewable at the conference.

Depending on the partnership options, the costs range from €500 to €5000.

Financial and support needs for the openSUSE conference from sponsors is invaluable and crucial to the success of the event. Commercial sponsorship provides the necessary financial backing for the countless hours volunteers give to orchestrate the event, which enhances the atmosphere and framework of the conference, .

Additional arrangements are always possible and we look forward to discuss options that meet your specific needs.

For questions contact:

Local contact Douglas DeMaio oSC17 ddemaio at suse.de +49 151 405 27276