Why Sponsor o11yfest?

As an emerging industry of critical players in the distributed systems observability space, your financial support and direct engagement with the OpenTelemetry community exposes both you and them to your brand. For sponsors who already actively contribute to open source projects, an active presence at this event demonstrates your leadership in this industry to key practitioners and investors. For more information, email organizers@o11yfest.org

This year, we are targeting between 500-1000 attendees. Your help to socialize the event will increase this further.

Attendees of this event are typically DevOps practitioners in a wide variety of industries and geographic locations. They often value meaningful interactions and active involvement by engineers from sponsors rather over sales pitches and junk email spam.

Sponsorship Options

  Premiere
(SOLD OUT)
Contributor
(STILL OPEN!)
Cost $7,500 $2,000 donation to approved cause/charity
# Conference Passes 4 2
Virtual Booth Booth + 20min all-attendee swarm event Booth & organizer shout-outs
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Our Commitment to Attendee Privacy and Value

We do not sell attendee emails or provide their demographic information. Under no circumstances does this event provide these details in exchange for sponsorship money. Premiere sponsorship income is devoted to paying for event resources and ensuring the future of this conference.

If you are looking for leads, this is not the event for you. Organization who have an ethical understanding that leads are not the only reason to invest in community events and that they also have a responsibility to drive meaningful interactions, then we encourage you to sponsor this event! Otherwise, there are many other pay-to-play events out there.

Call for Proposals

Our CFP for o11yfest 2021 closed March 15th, and our organizers are finalizing acceptances by Monday, March 22nd.

However, due to the overwhelming response for CFPs this year, the organizers are considering a more continuous program of smaller events (e.g. meetups, etc.) where these and future submissions would make sense to schedule.

The best thing to do for now is to sponsor o11yfest 2021 on May 17-18 and join our community for some great conversations and connections!

Premiere Sponsorship Details

Aside from the above perks, organizers also welcome discussion on the following virtual-friendly options:

NOTE: “Booth Swarm”: between stage presentations, the conference will encourage all attendees to “swarm” your booth for a short period of time once during the event. Organizers highly recommend that you have more than 4 people from your company/organization actively involved in the booth at that time, either doing demos, handling breakout topic conversations, and working it hard in the chat. Many virtual conferences in 2020 suffered from a lack of virtual engagement plan such as those that exist for physical events. o11yfest organizers have decided on “swarming” as a unique way to make sure that premiere sponsors and conference attendees engage meaningfully at least once during the conference.

Contributor Sponsorship Details

In keeping with the spirit and values of the conference, sponsors who donate a minimum total of $2,000 USD to one or more organizer-approved charities and causes also receive a subset of perks. This option encourages for-profit organizations to directly and positively support underrepresented communities.

Suggested Donation Beneficiaries:

If you feel there are other good causes that should be on this list, please contact the organizers.

If you have alternative non-profit charities or causes you would like to suggest, please ask the organizers to review and approve it for inclusion into this list BEFORE donating. Donations that occur before engaging the event organizers cannot be retroactively counted towards a sponsorship since the event is encouraging net-new donation revenue. Questions?

All questions can be emailed to organizers@o11yfest.org and depending on the nature of the question, organizers can be scheduled for a brief face-to-face virtual chat upon request.