See the Abstractions Sponsor List for our public list of sponsors.
Our Sponsorship Prospectus offers a fully integrated description of the conference and the packages suitable for executives.
The last day to become a Premiere, Gold, Silver, or Bronze sponsor is August 11, 2016. We will accept Exhibitor sponsorships until August 15, 2016, but with caveats explained via email when you inquire.
|Packages and Perks||Premiere|
|Logo on all informational signs at event||✅|
|Send an email to all of our attendees||✅|
|Social media takeover of our accounts for one day||✅|
|Choiceˆ of one sponsorship add-on||✅|
|Speaking slot in track||✅|
|10 ft × 10 ft booth||✅||✅|
|Include material at registration table||✅||✅|
|Invitation for to speaker and organizer dinner event night before conference begins||✅||✅|
|Hotel suite in official conference hotel for all event days||✅||✅|
|Hotel room in official conference hotel for all event days||✅|
|Access to private interview area||✅||✅||✅|
|Ability to buy sponsorship add-ons||✅||✅||✅|
|Social media thank you with your logo and links||✅||✅||✅|
|Twitter promotion during event||✅||✅||✅||✅|
|Logo included on program slides||✅||✅||✅||✅|
|Logo linked on web site||✅||✅||✅||✅|
|Option to include material in attendee gift bags||✅||✅||✅||✅|
|Company description in program||✅||✅||✅||✅|
|Table in exhibition area||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅|
|Max sponsors at level||1||5||10||15||20|
|Contact Us ->||Premiere|
^+ Need more? Ask. We can accommodate once we are closer to the event and are able to make sure that we have enough room for non-sponsor attendees.
^ˆ Party, track sponsor, and meal add-ons reduced by $3,000 instead of complimentary
These add-ons, except the table upgrade, are available to sponsors purchasing Silver-level and higher. Limited quantities are available.
Got an idea for something else? Let us know.
|Video Record All The Things||Contact us||1||We'd like to record every session. That's approximately 100 sessions. That's a lot of editing and it's likely to be pricey. If your company chooses this, your company's logo will be on the video recordings posted online in perpetuity. That's right: forever.|
|Party||$30,000||1||Be the named sponsor for the party. The party will bear your company's name and you'll be given extra drink tickets, speaking time at the party, company theming rights, and an option to pass out swag. Want to increase the budget? Talk to us.|
|Lunch||$15,000||3||Be the named sponsor of a lunch, e.g. "Lunch provided by Aperture Science"|
|Breakfast||$10,000||3||Be the named sponsor of a breakfast, e.g. "Breakfast provided by Ravenholm Industries"|
|Track Sponsor||$5,000||4||Sponsor a room for the entire conference, including decorating the inside, a table outside, and use of the room in between sessions. The room will bear the name of your company, e.g. "The Black Mesa room".|
|Bag||$3,000||1||Your company's logo on every attendee swag bag. Want to provide a better than average swag bag? Talk to us. You can provide the bags and we will populate them and hand them out. Bonus points if you want to help with either task!|
|Banners||$2,000||3||Banner featured at the front of the room in our main track.|
|Digital Signage||$2,000 + cost||10||Commandeer the information radiators throughout the venue to display your company's logo and a short message|
|Hallway Banners||$300||10||Place one banner in the venue hallways|
Are you able to promote Abstractions at your event or to a big group of relevant people? We generally offer generous discount codes and maybe even a complimentary registration if your organization or audience is sufficiently large. Great examples are regularly-meeting Meetups, other technology conferences, technology-promotion organizations, tech blogs with at least 500 monthly uniques.
Contact us about media sponsorship.
Are you representing a larger media outlet? Please see our Press information.
Abstractions will be hosting about 1500 professionals from the software development field. Our audience is intentionally cross-discipline to include people involved with design, back end engineering, front end development, management, QA, devops and more. The common theme of our audience is that they are involved with delivering software.
Most of our perks are "is what is says on the tin". For more information, contact us directly.
No, but you can donate them to the scholarship pool in exchange for recognition as a scholarship sponsor. You can also give them away as a prize in a social media contest or to employees' family so they can attend Abstractions, too.
We respect our attendees' privacy and do not provide attendee lists to any sponsors. Sponsors who want to collect attendees' contact information at their booth are permitted to do so, and are encouraged to incentivize attendees with a some kind of a giveaway.
Code & Supply Co. LLC is the organization behind Abstractions. It is not technically a non-profit, but operates very similar to one. Sponsorships are thus not tax-deductible donations. You can read more about Code & Supply at www.codeandsupply.co or its Meetup page
Please provide the logo that meets these requirements:
When displayed on Abstractions.io, the logo will be 200 to 400 pixels wide and no more than 200 pixels tall. We request vector so we can scale as necessary.
If your package includes the perk of distributing materials to attendees in the attendee bag or at the registration table, please send us all materials in advance. Send all materials by August 1 to:
Code & Supply 544 Miltenberger St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219
If you have materials for your exhibition space, please bring them day-of. If they are large and you don't mind paying for it, you can ship them directly to the convention center:
David L. Lawrence Convention Center ATT: Carolyn Manley Code & Supply / Abstractions 1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Items can be delivered here absolutely no earlier than Monday, August 15.
Here are the storage and delivery charges you could possibly incur:
|Type||Cost each parcel|
|Pallets (banded or shrink wrapped)||$60.00|
For crates, please specify how it is sealed. Payment will be made directly to the venue via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or Check.
The hours vary each day. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. daily and the event is ongoing until after the evening's keynote. See the Schedule for session schedules.
If your package includes an exhibition table or booth, you can arrive at 7:00 a.m. on August 18 to set up your table. If you need to prepare your booth each day, please show up no earlier than 7:30 a.m. on subsequent days.
Additionally, dedicated time will be made available Wednesday, August 17 for setup from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
The tables will all be topped and skirted and include chairs. The table can be redressed any way you'd like. You are encouraged to bring swag for your own table. The venue will provide chairs and we can set how many during setup.
If you can carry it in your arms or on a two-wheel dolly, you can take it yourself. The venue has very strict rules about heavy objects and four-wheel carts: if you require a cart or more than one person to lift something, it must be handled by Teamsters.
If you expect to require this assistance, you must let us know by Friday, August 5 so that we can schedule them. There is significant cost to this, but we can aggregate and absorb that cost across all sponsors.
Yes, if you’re just plugging into the wall sockets. These may be limited in certain locations. Let us know if you will require electricity and we will do our best to accomodate you. Please bring your own power strip and extension cable.
If you plan have more elaborate electrical needs than plugging in a mobile phones or laptop, the cost is $129.50 + tax per 20A drop. This is our cost.
Yes, but it is the same Internet that the conference attendees will be using. Read: assume that it will be unreliable, slow, and generally frustrating. If you need Internet for your booth, please plan ahead and bring a mobile hotspot or copy your materials locally.
Abstractions itself will be serving its displays from a local WiFi in order to avoid problems ourselves.
We do not require that exhibitors be at their space at all times. While we expect that there will be venue staff or organizers in the exhibition space, we will not be actively monitoring sponsors' areas. Do not leave valuables out where they can be seen and stolen. Venue security will be present at all hours at the conference entrances.
Abstractions is not responsible for theft from or damage to sponsor exhibits.
Time will be available Sunday, August 21 for sponsors to dismantle their exhibits. You may do so at any time prior, but we ask that you do not disrupt any sessions with noise.
You will receive an 8 ft x 30 in table or a 10 ft x 10 ft area to set up a booth depending on your package level.
Yes. The venue is carpeted. You are permitted to lay any flooring you typically use. Bring comfortable shoes!
Yes. Giveaways are encouraged as a way of attracting attention to your exhibit, possibly collecting attendee information.
Yes. Please do respect their privacy and inbox. Do not misuse the information that you collect.
Yes, if you want to pay the venue to hang it for you. This can be very costly. Instead, we recommend something on posts, like a backdrop wall that stands on its own.