Call for Sponsors

WordCamps are casual, volunteer-run events. Sponsor support for WordCamp enables attendees to experience the event for a low cost; just $20 per day! A low cost ensures accessibility to freelancers, small businesses and anyone who wants to attend.

Being a sponsor gives you an unique opportunity to invest in the NYC WordPress community. The attendees are made up of web-savvy professionals who work in media, publishing, film, music, art, technology, education, health care, financial services, government… you name it. Letting members of our community know you support them will earn you their goodwill.

We have all benefited from using WordPress; now is the perfect time to give something back. We’ve created sponsorship levels to fit every budget from the multinational corporations of midtown to small local businesses to independent freelancers building WordPress themes for a living. Even if you are a small agency, restaurant, magazine, or an individual wanting to give back because you know that WordPress has helped you and your business, we have a support level for you.

SPONSOR EXPECTATIONS

  • All sponsorships are donations to the WordPress community and although we try to give a level of promotion based upon our gratitude, none of the outlined points or any level of marketing promotion are guaranteed with your sponsorship. We encourage our sponsors to engage with our community and learn themselves rather than use this opportunity purely for promotion.
  • If you or your company deals in WordPress-derivative works (plugins, themes, etc), those must be 100% GPL (not split license) or compatible, the same guidelines followed on WordPress.org.
  • Sponsors may apply for speaking opportunities but will not be guaranteed to speak.
  • Funds must be received before sponsorship is announced.
  • Any excess proceeds from the event are donated to the non-profit WordPress Foundation to help future WordPress events.
  • We are willing to discuss unique or alternate sponsorship opportunities.

AGREEMENT AMONGST WORDCAMP ORGANIZERS, SPEAKERS, SPONSORS, AND VOLUNTEERS

  1. I agree that WordCamps are meant to benefit the local WordPress community through live events and the broader WordPress community through the sharing of online video and other materials.
  2. I agree that a WordCamp is a casual, locally- and volunteer-organized event, focused on WordPress and reflecting the local WordPress community it represents.
  3. I understand that WordCamp organizers, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers are expected to support the WordPress project and its principles.
  4. I understand that the principles of the WordPress project include:
    • no discrimination on the basis of economic or social status, race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or disability
    • no incitement to violence or promotion of hate
    • no spammers
    • no jerks
    • respect the WordPress trademark
    • embrace the WordPress license; If distributing WordPress-derivative works (themes, plugins, etc.), any person or business officially associated with WordCamp should give their users the same freedoms that WordPress itself provides: 100% GPL or compatible, the same guidelines we follow on WordPress.org.
    • don’t promote companies or people that distribute WordPress derivative works which aren’t 100% GPL compatible
  5. I agree that WordCamps are not-for-profit events, organized with budget and funding transparency.
  6. I agree that WordCamps should be accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of financial status.
  7. I agree that I am not an employee of the WordPress Foundation and am participating in WordCamp exclusively as a volunteer.

CODE OF CONDUCT AND ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY

WordCamp NYC is dedicated to provide a welcoming environment to everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, or religion. The harassment of WordCamp participants in any form will not be tolerated. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate during a conference event. WordCamp participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the WordCamp without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. More details on the WordCamp NYC Code of Conduct.

October 30, 31 & November 1 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge