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In Kansas City, we keep our WordCamp "Call for Sponsors" open all year-round so we don't miss out on any opportunities. If your business is interested in sponsoring WordCamp Kansas City, keep reading!

The Ideal WordCamp KC Sponsor

WordCamp KC has been hosted at the beautiful Kauffman Foundation Conference Center since 2014. This is a great venue, and it is actually free for us to use, however, we still have a lot of costs to cover.

We are always upfront with WordCamp KC sponsors, our venue is FANTASTIC, but they do have some strict guidelines for sponsors. Sponsors are not allowed to have an individual table or booth, but sponsor can contribute swag and informational material to a common swag table. As well, sponsors are more than welcome to sign up to help out in our Community Support Lounge during WordCamp and talk about their business to all attendees there. Lastly, Kauffman Foundation does not allow anyone to sell anything on-site.

These restrictions are the main reason WordCamp KC sponsorship levels are lower than other WordCamps of our size.

In Kansas City, we solely rely on local businesses and "WordPress shops" who realize the role of the WordPress open source project in helping their business grow and are eager to give back to the WordPress community and/or the WordPress KC community through a monetary sponsorship of WordCamp KC.

The WordCamp Kansas City organizing team is well-experienced, with many organizers on the team for 5+ years. WordCamp KC has teamed with Kauffman Foundation Conference Center to provide a fantastic venue and conference-going experience for attendees. In addition to the well established core audience for WordPress in the Kansas City and surrounding area, WordCamp KC has a strong marketing program and specific program content to reach newcomers to the WordPress community.

WordCamp Central Official Sponsorship Guidelines

Sponsorship Levels

(with past benefits. subject to change)

Gold: $1000 Sponsorship

  • 2 WordCamp Passes
  • Logo and link on the website (at the top of the sidebar)
  • Logo on the slides all 3 days of the event (on-screen between sessions)
  • Newsletter shout-out (first item listed in at least 1 newsletter, no other sponsors mentioned in said newsletter)
  • Attendee email ticket mention ("WordCamp KC is made possible with support from...")
  • Social media shout-outs (dedicated social media shoutout when becoming a sponsor, as well as additional shoutouts leading up to the event, and shoutouts each day of the event - including logo)
  • May submit items for swag bags

Silver: $500 Sponsorship

  • 1 WordCamp Pass
  • Logo on the website and link on the website (below gold and multi-event sponsors)
  • Logo on the slides during Saturday of the event (on-screen between sessions)
  • Newsletter shout-out (may be listed with other Silver and lower sponsors)
  • Social media shout-out (dedicated social media shoutout when becoming a sponsor, as well as additional shoutouts leading up to the event, and shoutouts on Saturday of the event)
  • May submit items for swag bags

Bronze: $250 Sponsorship

  • 1 WordCamp Pass
  • Logo and link on the website (below gold, multi-event, and silver sponsors)
  • Newsletter shout-out (with other sponsors)
  • Social media shout-out (dedicated social media shoutout when becoming a sponsor, as well as additional shoutouts leading up to the event, and shoutouts Friday or Sunday of the event)
  • May submit items for swag bags

Sponsoring Attendee (not a business)

If you're an individual and you would like to help support WordCamp Kansas City with more than only a basic ticket purchase, you can become a Sponsoring Attendee. When purchasing your ticket to WordCamp KC, select the "Sponsoring Attendee" option. This ticket includes a $40 donation to help with operational expenses. If you would like to make a larger donation, send us an email!

In-Kind Sponsorship

Are you interested in supporting WordCamp KC, but prefer to ear-mark your donation? WordCamp KC can make use of many other types of sponsorships. Here is the organizing team's wish-list with cost and additional benefits:

  • After-party sponsor $800 (two available each year, banner at party, includes Silver level benefits)
  • Name badge sponsor $600 (one available each year, logo on badge, includes Silver level benefits)
  • "Tweetwall" sponsor $150 (one available each year, shoutout at WordCamp KC opening remarks)
  • Organizers' Dinner ~$250 (one available each year, take the WordCamp KC organizes out to dinner to say, "Thanks")
  • Other - If you have an interesting idea for sponsoring WordCamp Kansas City, we would love to hear it!

All of these options are available in the "What type of sponsorship would you like?" field in the form below.

Request to be a WordCamp KC Sponsor

WordCamp Kansas City by the Numbers

 

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