Call for Sponsors

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is a grassroots community event, staffed by volunteers and managed by the Overte Foundation and AvaCon, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Although the conference is in virtual space, and made possible by hardware donations and by dozens of volunteers, the conference incurs some expenses, in particular the professionally-managed operation of the conference center grid (the setup, performance tuning, and constant monitoring are of utmost importance for the success of the conference) and the streaming services and other web services. Compared to real-world conferences, the budget of a virtual event like the OpenSimulator Community Conference is very modest, but, nevertheless, it’s not zero. As such, we ask businesses, entrepreneurs,  and community members alike to help financially support the conference if they are able.

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an all-ages, general community event.  Attendees of the first annual OpenSimulator Community Conference are tech-savvy early adopters, virtual world developers and thought leaders, online community organizers, and the most innovative and dedicated metaverse fans. We expect 150-200 attendees of the conference virtually, as well as an even broader audience through the live and archived conference streams.

Sponsorship Levels

We offer a wide range of  sponsorship opportunities for community members and grids of all levels.

Sponsorships are tax deductible for US residents minus the value of any tangible benefits!

Gold Sponsor – $2,500.00 USD (1 available)

  • Five (5) reserved conference passes
  • Sponsor logo displayed on conference live and archive streams
  • One (1) Sponsored Event block in the conference schedule
  • One (1) large virtual display booth in the Expo Area
  • Two (2) full page ads in the online conference program and schedule
  • Organization logo printed prominently on virtual conference space, signs, materials, kiosks, and posters located in the Keynote Regions, Breakout Regions, Landing Regions, and Expo Regions
  • Organization logo and link prominently displayed on the convention website
  • A HyperGrid connected “link region” on the conference map or teleport portal, if desired

 

Silver Sponsor – $1,000.00 USD (1 of 2 available)

  • Four (4) reserved conference passes
  • One (1) Sponsored Event block in the conference schedule
  • One (1) large virtual display booth in the Expo Area
  • One (1) full page ad and one (1) half page ad in the online conference program and schedule
  • Organization logo printed prominently on virtual conference space, signs, materials, kiosks, and posters located in the Keynote Regions, Breakout Regions, Landing Regions, and Expo Regions
  • Organization logo and link prominently displayed on the convention website
  • A HyperGrid connected “link region” on the conference map or teleport portal, if desired

 

Bronze Sponsor – $500.00 USD (1 of 2 available)

  • Three (3) reserved conference passes
  • One (1) medium virtual display booth in the Expo Area
  • One (1) half-page ad in the online conference program and schedule
  • Organization logo printed prominently on virtual conference space, signs, materials, kiosks, and posters located in the Keynote Regions, Breakout Regions, Landing Regions, and Expo Regions
  • Organization logo and link prominently displayed on the convention website;
  • A HyperGrid connected “link region” on the conference map or teleport portal, if desired

 

Nickel Sponsor – $250.00 USD (1 of 6 available)

  • Two (2) reserved conference passes
  • One (1) small virtual display booth in the Expo Area
  • One (1) quarter-page ad in the online conference program and schedule
  • Organization logo printed prominently on conference space, signs, materials, kiosks, and posters located in the Landing Regions and Expo Regions
  • Organization logo and link displayed on the convention website
  • A HyperGrid connected “link region” on the conference map or teleport portal, if desired

 

Community Sponsor – $50.00 USD

  • One (1) reserved conference pass
  • One (1) community virtual display booth in the Expo Area
  • Organization name only printed in the online conference program and schedule
  • Organization logo and link displayed on the convention website
  • A HyperGrid connected “link region” on the conference map or teleport portal, if desired

Sponsorship Sign-Up

All amounts are in $USD.

Please enter the organization name as it should appear in all communications and materials. If the sponsor is an individual, enter the Real Life or Avatar name as it should appear in print and on the website.

Please enter the URL that should be used as the address or link listed for your sponsorship.

Sponsor Administrative Contact

The person listed below should be authorized to make legal and financial arrangements for your company or organization. Additionally, the administrative contact listed below will be the only person authorized to make decisions regarding access to closed conference areas and other arrangements that we will need to work out for the conference.

Enter the administrative contact's real life First Name.

Enter the administrative contact's real life Last Name.

Enter the administrative contact's Avatar First Name if applicable.

Enter the administrative contact's Avatar Last Name if applicable.

Please enter the email address where communications related to sponsorship matters should be sent.

In the event we have questions or need to reach you, what is the best phone number to call? Please include the Country Code and Area Code.

Sponsor Mailing Address

Please enter the real life mailing address of the sponsor, company, or organization.

Sponsorship Benefits

Each level of sponsorship offers certain benefits, please let us know which benefits you intend to take advantage of so we can be sure to coordinate further arrangements with you.
Gold Sponsors may receive up to 5 reserved conference passes. How many conference passes should we reserve for you?
Silver Sponsors may receive up to 4 reserved conference passes. How many conference passes should we reserve for you?
Bronze Sponsors may receive up to 3 reserved conference passes. How many conference passes should we reserve for you?
Nickel Sponsors may receive up to 2 reserved conference passes. How many conference passes should we reserve for you?
Community Sponsors may receive up to 1 reserved conference passes. How many conference passes should we reserve for you?
Gold and Silver sponsors have the option to host a one-hour sponsored event during the conference, either on the conference grid itself or on another OpenSimulator grid. This event will be included as an official part of the conference schedule. Would you like to host a Sponsored Event as part of your sponsorship? (If yes, we will contact you to discuss in greater detail soon.)
All sponsors may have a virtual Expo Booth on the Expo Regions of the conference, the size of which depends upon the level of sponsorship. Do you plan to host an Expo Booth at the conference? (Please note, this will require you or someone in your organization to build a virtual display to be hosted on the OpenSimulator Community Conference grid. This does NOT refer to a real world booth or display.)
All sponsor levels except the Community sponsor level may place an ad in the conference program. Community sponsors will have their name only appear in the program. Do you wish to place an ad or have your name appear in the conference program?
If your organization has a HyperGrid enabled region on another OpenSimulator grid, we can provide a "link region" that will appear on the conference map south of the main conference regions and facilities, or a teleport portal to your region on a frequently visited area of the conference grid. Do you wish to have your HyperGrid enabled "link region" appear on the conference map or on a teleport portal on the conference grid? (Please note, if you are a member of a grid that is not HyperGrid enabled, you will not be able to take advantage of this sponsorship benefit and should select "No".)
Please provide the URL link to your HyperGrid enabled region. The link should look like http://yourgrid.com:9000:Region Name - for example: http://fleepgrid.com:8002:FleepGrid Plaza
Please enter the x,y coordinates where your HyperGrid region is located. You may need to check with your grid administrator if you are not sure what this means. For example, Wright Plaza on OSGrid is located at coordinates 10000,10000.
The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an all-ages, general community event, therefore, certain types of content are not appropriate for sponsorship. Inadmissible and excluded content is defined as content not suitable for an all-ages audience, or coming from an entity whose primary pursuit is: i) Illegal in its jurisdiction or contravening US law. ii) Focused on pornography iii) Promoting or endorsing acts of violence or terrorism iv) Distribution of materials illegal under US law v) Infringing copyright worldwide vi) Fostering, promoting or endorsing hate speech or hate crimes. I certify that the sponsoring company, organization, grid, or product does not violate the Inadmissible or Excluded Content policy.