Sponsor Prospectus

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Welcome to the sponsor prospectus page.

EclipseCon Europe creates opportunities for the European Eclipse community to learn, explore, share, and collaborate on the latest ideas and information about Eclipse and its member companies. The partnership between Eclipse and OSGi continues to deepen the content and expertise available to attendees of the co-located events, heightening the experience for all.

 

Unlike many other conferences, EclipseCon and OSGi Community Event talks are chosen by a volunteer, independent program committee. This allows us to offer a current and consistently high-quality program.

The social times and hands-on activities keep the networking going and make sure that fun is an important part of the gathering.

Please join us as a sponsor or exhibitor and play a significant role in this year’s event – we need your participation to make 2015 a success!

A Bit of History: Ten Years and Counting

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Our first European conference was Eclipse Summit Europe in 2006, a two-day event for 300 people. This year at least twice that number will be marking our 10th gathering in Germany with four days of activities. These graphs show just how far we’ve come!

2015 Conference at a Glance

  • Tuesday, 3 November - Thursday, 5 November
  • Forum am Schlosspark, Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • Three days of exhibits (Tuesday setup, Thursday teardown)
  • Exhibits located in high-traffic areas, with dedicated exhibit times each day
  • Evening receptions and entertainment
  • Unconference on Monday; Theme Days on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • IoT Playground on Wednesday

Attendee Profile

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In 2014, the 600 attendees came from 29 countries, and included developers, architects, managers, architects, and researchers.

Interesting Themes for 2015

For a full list of session tracks, see the Call for Papers page.

EclipseCon
  • Science
  • Web and Cloud
  • Intro to the Eclipse Ecosystem
OSGi
  • Join the IoT
  • Build the Cloud
  • Using both Eclipse and OSGi architecture

Eclipse Unconference

Sponsor representatives are invited to participate in the Eclipse Unconference, held on the day prior to the conference. The Unconference is of special interest to the Eclipse Working Groups.

Special Content

The 2015 conference includes a Papyrus Summit on Tuesday, 3 November, an IoT Theme Day on Tuesday, 3 November, a Project Quality Theme Day on Wednesday, 4 November, and the IoT Playground on Wednesday. This focused content introduces new companies, presenters, and attendees to the Eclipse and OSGi ecosystems while also serving our core communities. See below for Theme Day sponsorships, or contact us at sponsors@eclipsecon.org for more information.

Location and Venue

Ludwigsburg is a charming baroque city a few kilometers outside of Stuttgart. Its most famous attraction is the beautiful Residential Palace, former home of the kings of Baden-Württemberg. The conference venue is the Forum am Schlosspark, a light-filled space in the heart of Ludwigsburg, close to restaurants, shops, and hotels. The Nestor Hotel Ludwigsburg, a few steps away from the Forum, serves as the conference hotel.

Packages and Pricing

Sponsorships are not limited to the packages below! We are eager to help customize a sponsorship that gives your company the highest value and adds to the attendee experience. Please contact us at sponsors@eclipsecon.org for more information.

  • Sponsorship Comparison Chart
    Elite Premium Basic Theme Day
    All Access passes 6 4 2 1
    Reserved speaking slots 1 1
    Discount on add-ons 50% 50%
    Company description in printed program Full page Half page
    Logo on conference banner
    Logo and company description on website
    Exhibit space Premium location Premium location
    Company banner and literature in Day room
    Price €14,500 alumni/members; €15,200 others €9,350 alumni/members; €9,950 others €4,850 alumni/members; €5,250 others €1,000
  • Elite EclipseCon Europe/OSGi Community Event Dual Sponsor Package
    • Six All Access conference passes
    • Logo in printed program, on conference banner, and on website
    • Prominent display of logo and special sponsor designation on website
    • Company description in printed program (a full-page space for logo and text)
    • Booth options: table and pin board, or equivalent space for your own pop-up booth
    • Premium location in exhibit area
    • Reserved slot in program for sponsored content (until August 15)
    • Opportunity to purchase extra passes at a 20% discount
    • Access to opt-in attendee email list
    • 50% discount on price of Add-on Options (see below)
    • Price: members and alumni, €14,500; others, €15,200
  • Premium EclipseCon Europe Sponsor Package
    • Four All Access conference passes
    • Logo in printed program, on conference banner, and on website
    • Prominent display of logo and special sponsor designation on website
    • Company description on website and in printed program (a half-page space for logo and description)
    • Booth options: table and pin board, or equivalent space for your own pop-up booth
    • Premium location in exhibit area
    • Reserved slot in program for sponsored content (until August 15)
    • Opportunity to purchase extra passes at a 20% discount
    • Access to opt-in attendee email list
    • 50% discount on price of Add-on Options (see below)
    • Price: members and alumni, €9,350; others, €9,950
  • Premium OSGi Community Event Sponsor Package
    • Four All Access conference passes
    • Logo in printed program, on conference banner, and on website
    • Prominent display of logo and special sponsor designation on website
    • Company description on website and in printed program (a half-page space for logo and description)
    • Booth options: table and pin board, or equivalent space for your own pop-up booth
    • Premium location in exhibit area
    • Reserved slot in program for sponsored content (until August 15)
    • Opportunity to purchase extra passes at a 20% discount
    • Access to opt-in attendee email list
    • 50% discount on price of Add-on Options (see below)
    • Price: members and alumni, €9,350; others, €9,950
  • Basic EclipseCon Europe/OSGi Community Event Sponsor Package
    • Two All Access conference passes
    • Logo in printed program, on conference banner, and on website
    • Company description on website
    • Booth options: table and pin board, or equivalent space for your own pop-up booth
    • Opportunity to present sponsored content (based on availability after August 15)
    • Opportunity to purchase extra passes at a 20% discount
    • Price: members and alumni, €4,850; others, €5,250
  • Theme Day Packages
    Exhibitor Package (limited to four)
    • One All Access conference pass
    • One Theme Day pass
    • Logo on website, in printed program, and on Theme Day signage
    • Company description on website
    • Opportunity to display your roll-up banner in Theme Day space
    • Table in Theme Day space (shared)
    • Price: €1,000
    Sponsor Package
    • Three Theme Day passes
    • Logo on website, in printed program, and on Theme Day signage
    • Company description on website
    • Table in Theme Day space (shared)
    • Price: €750
    Supporter Package
    • One Theme Day pass
    • Logo on website, in printed program, and on Theme Day signage
    • Company description on website
    • Price: €300
  • Media Sponsor Package

    Media sponsors help us promote the conference in exchange for the benefits below. Please contact us at sponsors@eclipsecon.org if you would like to be a media sponsor. Note that acceptance as a media sponsor is contingent on our evaluation of your advertising/promotion plan and our determination that there is sufficient value to both parties.

    • One All Access conference pass
    • Logo in printed program, on conference banner, and on website
    • For print media, opportunity to display materials or provide materials to attendees

    Additional Opportunities

  • Add-Ons

    Elite and premium sponsors receive a 50% discount on these add-ons. This list is just a starting point – if you have other ideas, or want to work with us to find a creative way for your company to increase its presence and support this unique European event, please contact us at sponsors@eclipsecon.org.

    • Lanyard sponsorship (your company's logo on every attendee!): €1,800 (€900 for Premium)
    • Full-page color ad (14 cm x 20 cm) in printed program: €800 (€400 for Premium)
    • Lunch sponsorship (three available): €400 (€200 for Premium)
  • Conference Highlights

    Sponsoring one of the "highlight" items below will help your company make a significant impact. We can help you choose the one that works best for you and customize it to meet your needs; please contact us at sponsors@eclipsecon.org to get started! Highlight sponsorships may be exclusive if purchased early. These opportunities and add-ons are first-come, first-served – so act quickly!

    • Evening entertainment sponsorship: €3,000
    • Reception sponsorship: €2,000
    • Espresso cart sponsorship: €3,000

How to Sign Up

After reviewing this prospectus, download the sponsor agreement. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Exhibitor Location Map

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Sponsor Information Page

The sponsor info page can be viewed here.

Important Dates

  • Elite and Premium Sponsor deadline for sponsored content submissions: 31 August, 2015
  • Basic Sponsor deadline for sponsored content submissions: 8 September, 2015
  • Deadline for logo (all sponsors) and company description (Premium Sponsors) for conference program: 4 September, 2015