W3C

Event 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 Ian Jacobs <ij@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.

  • Logo on event Web pages, signage, printed and electronic communications materials and on screen during breaks
  • Sponsor mention in press releases or media advisories
  • Table top display at event
  • No attendance fees for sponsor representatives attending the meeting.

Amount for W3C Members: 10K USD per event. Amount for others: 15K USD per event.

Invited Expert Sponsorship Program

TPAC is the single event which brings together our entire community once a year. A number of individuals (who do not represent an organization) participate in W3C groups as Invited Experts. Because we value their participation and would like to enable them to join in the excitement of TPAC, W3C has created the Invited Expert Sponsorship Program.

We are looking for two organizations to help offset costs for Invited Experts. This is a 30K USD opportunity per sponsor. W3C will recognize this contribution significantly during TPAC. Sponsors receive all the benefits associated with standard TPAC Sponsorship (defined above). W3C allocates Invited Expert Sponsorship funds as follows:

  • Up to 25 Invited Experts may request that W3C waive registration fees, and cover other costs associated with attending the meeting (hotels, airfare, etc.). For those applicants who request reimbursement prior to the end of registration and provide justification, W3C will reimburse costs up to 2000 USD per person. W3C requires receipts in order to fulfill reimbursement. These funds will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • With the remaining funds, W3C will waive registration fees for individuals who apply and provide justification.

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.

  • Logo on event Web pages, signage, printed and electronic communications materials and on screen during breaks
  • Sponsor mention in press releases or media advisories
  • Table top display at event

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

Workshop

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

  • 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.

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 Gathering

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.