W3C

Event & Inclusion Sponsor

Reach an Engaged and International Audience

W3C Workshops, meetups, and other events bring you into direct contact with leading Web technology experts: representatives from industry, research, government, and the developer community. Whether your interests are focused on a particular topic being discussed by a Working Group, or you wish to reach a diverse international audience setting W3C's strategic direction, these pages help your organization reach W3C's engaged participants. Sponsorships offset a portion of our meeting costs, so W3C welcomes multiple sponsors for each event. Contact Alan Bird <abird@w3.org>. All proposals for sponsorship are subject to W3C approval.

Technical Plenary (TPAC)

During Technical Plenary week each year, a number of W3C Working, Interest, and Coordination Groups gather, network, and try to resolve challenging technical and social issues. This well-attended and popular week of meetings is an important means for W3C to coordinate solutions to technical issues that cross group borders. Below are examples of the Sponsorship offerings that W3C has for TPAC. For each TPAC a specific set of offerings is developed and priced. If you're interested in details for the currently scheduled TPACs please contact J. Alan Bird, Global Business Development Leader at abird@w3.org.

Inclusion Fund Sponsor

There is increasing awareness of the need for greater diversity in the tech field. We would like W3C to be a model of supporting diversity and inclusion. As an international organization, we can see the immense value we gain from having greater gender diversity, and expertise from across multiple countries and cultures. The diversity of the whole world needs to be reflected, as 60% of the world is now online and as more people continue to access and use the Web that we develop the standards of, here together at the Web Consortium.

We believe that more diversity means better representation, which leads to better and more inclusive design. Indeed, more background, more use cases, more edge cases, lead to a better Web. More diversity also brings higher quality results. W3C established an Inclusion Fund to ensure that more people, including from underrepresented groups can attend, for example through assistive technology or caring support.

Thank you, Sponsors

TPAC 2022 Inclusion Fund sponsors are W3C, Igalia, and an anonymous donor.

See the information for the TPAC 2022 Inclusion Fund and Honorarium.

Related: 2022 update to the Diversity and Inclusion at W3C figures

If you or your organization would like to become a sponsor, or if you have questions, contact Coralie Mercier, Head of W3C Marketing & Communications <coralie@w3.org>

Advisory Committee (AC) Meeting

W3C organizes two Advisory Committee meetings per year, when C-level representatives of the W3C Membership meet to set the strategic direction for the organization.  Below are examples of the Sponsorship offerings that W3C has for our AC Meetings.   For each AC Meeting a specific set of offerings is developed and priced.  If you're interested in details for the currently scheduled AC Meetings please contact J. Alan Bird, Global Business Development Leader at abird@w3.org.

Workshops

W3C organizes Workshops to promote early involvement in the development of W3C activities from Members and the public.

Single Workshop

  • Sponsor logo on Workshop communications including:
    • Call for Participation and Summary Report
    • On-site signage and printed materials
    • Any commemorative item produced (e.g., T-shirt)
  • One guest pass to observe Workshop
  • Sponsor mention in press releases or media advisories

Amount for W3C Members: 7.5K USD per event. Amount for others: 10K USD per event.

Workshop Bundle

Many organizations want to Sponsor multiple Workshops during the course of the year. This is best done by buying a Workshop Bundle which makes you a Sponsor for four (4) Workshops during a 12-month period.

Amount for W3C Members: 25K USD. Amount for others: 35K USD per event.

Note: There are opportunities to fund more fully a W3C Workshop, including planning, venue costs, and publication of the subsequent report. Please contact us to discuss higher sponsorship amounts or custom organization sponsor packages.

Developer Meetup

From time to time W3C organizes public events so that local developers can meet and exchange ideas with W3C participants.

  • Sponsor logo in print and online W3C communications, including on-site signage
  • Poster display at gathering
  • Any commemorative item produced (e.g., T-shirt)
  • Sponsor mention in press releases or media advisories

Amount for W3C Members: 5K USD per event. Amount for others: 7.5K USD per event.

Working Group Meeting

Many W3C Working Groups meet face-to-face several times per year. These meetings are not open to the public, but they still offer opportunities to connect with the group participants.

  • Listing as Working Group sponsor in meeting communications
  • Any commemorative item produced (e.g., T-shirt)
  • Sponsor mention in press releases or media advisories

Amount for W3C Members: 5K USD per event. Amount for others: 7.5K USD per event.

Customize your Sponsorship

We invite event sponsors to customize their support. Sponsors may specify that they want to be recognized for supporting a particular element of a meeting, such as:

  • food and beverages
  • internet connectivity
  • interpreting, captioning
  • marketing efforts such as shirt design and production

We welcome additional suggestions and will work with you to customize our recognition of your support.