W3C Workshop on Web Standardization for Graph Data

Creating Bridges: RDF, Property Graph and SQL

Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th March 2019; Berlin, Germany

Data is increasingly important for all organisations, especially with the rise of IoT and Big Data. The falling costs for storage and processing is driving interest in extracting competitive value from ever larger amounts of data through analytics and data hungry AI algorithms. In addition, organisations are seeking to exploit opportunities for sharing data within emerging digital ecosystems.

A W3C Workshop is now planned for early 2019 on emerging standardisation opportunities. This will be a two day workshop, spread over three days, that brings together people with an interest in the future of standards relating to data, drawing upon the experience gained over the last two decades. The workshop will look at the emerging standardisation opportunities relating to the growth of graph databases, the relationship to AI and machine learning, and what's needed to better support scaling across communities, including remote access to data and services.

For more details on the conference, see the Data Workshop page.

Sponsoring the W3C Workshop on Web Standardization for Data leadership and helps move the dialog forward.

Why Sponsor This Workshop?

The cost to hold a workshop includes costs for venue (including setup and custodial costs), AV requirements (optionally including recording), catering (lunch and breaks), materials, travel and staffing, and other considerations.

Most of the planning, coordination, agenda building, and writing outcome reports are done for no cost by W3C staff or volunteers. But without sponsorships, W3C cannot hold workshops.

If you see value in discussing the expected evolutions of networking and Web technologies, and believe it will help your business, sponsoring is the best way to ensure that this conversation happens, and that you are seen as a leader and a forward-looking enabler of the technical evolution of the Web.

The more sponsorships we get, the better the amenities will be, including options like recording and transcription for spreading and preserving what was discussed, and better meals.

Sponsorship Packages

W3C has general guidelines for our workshop sponsorship. For the W3C Workshop on Web Standardization for Data, we have 3 levels of sponsorship: Platinum, Gold, and Silver.

W3C Members get a 25% discount on all sponsorship packages; costs listed reflect the W3C Member discount.

All sponsorships offer the following considerations:

The deadline for becoming a sponsor are:

Platinum Sponsorship: 7,500€ (10,000€ for non-Members)

Platinum sponsors are listed prominently as major sponsors of the workshop.

The sponsor name and logo are featured on all on-site signage and printed materials.

Gold Sponsorship: 5,000€ (6,700 € for non-Members)

Gold sponsors are listed as sponsors of the workshop.

The sponsor name and logo are included on all on-site signage and printed materials.

Silver Sponsorship: 3,000€ (4,000€ for non-Members)

Silver sponsors are listed as additional sponsors of the workshop.

The sponsor name is listed on all on-site signage and printed materials.




Becoming a Sponsor

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, sponsorship helps your organization reach W3C's engaged participants.

Sponsorships offset a portion of our meeting costs, so W3C welcomes multiple sponsors for each event. All proposals for sponsorship are subject to W3C approval.

If you're interested in being a sponsor of the W3C Workshop on Web Standardization for Data, please contact J. Alan Bird, Global Business Development Leader, at <abird@w3.org> or +1 617 253 7823.

For additional information, please visit the W3C sponsorship program.