[EuroPython] Sponsoring

Joseph Santaniello someone@arbitrary.org
Mon, 11 Feb 2002 20:34:44 -0800

On Monday, February 11, 2002, at 04:05 , Martijn Faassen wrote:

> Stefane Fermigier wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 11, 2002 at 09:54:47AM +0100, Dinu Gherman wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> maybe I just forgot about it, but I don't quite remember
>>> having seen anybody mentioning the sponsoring issue.
>>> Could anybody elaborate a bit on this one, please?
>> As said during the december meeting that my company, Nuxeo, could 
>> probably
>> give 500 Euros, but it's too early to make a firm commitment.
> Infrae (mine and Kit Blake's company) can put in some euros too. Paul
> Everitt also wrote in before and said Zope Corporation could 
> contribute a
> 'couple of hundred bucks'.
> We need some kind of policy though so that sponsors can start 
> sponsoring,
> and know what they'll get back for it. Perhaps sponsors get space for
> a poster presentation of some sort? And of course they get added to some
> list of sponsors we'll display prominently everywhere.
> Regards,
> Martijn

Another idea for covering expenses is having raffle prizes. For example 
the meeting rooms could have temporary 802.11b wireless access points 
set up, and for 5 euros or whatever attendees could buy raffle tickets 
to win them at the end of the conference. Maybe getting sponsors to 
donate hardware like this would be easier than cash.