[Marketing] Sponsorship Seeking

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 18:17:18 EDT 2009

Alex, a conference summary table sounds like a good idea. You could put 
it into a wiki, or a google docs spreadsheet.

Conference Name (linked to specific wiki page),
Number of delegates and delegate profile,
People who manned the stand,
What will be/was presented at the conference.

A table like this would be useful for a number of reasons:
1. To obtain more sponsorship
2. To help OSGeo plan a budget for future conference sponsorship

Alex Mandel wrote:
> In California we've started sending letters to local companies to see if
> we can get some local sponsors for all the events we want to exhibit at.
> I rethought some of my original targets though and think it would be
> better if the Foundation approached the publishers in particular:
> O'Reilly, Springer, and Apress who have all published books either on or
>  including OSGeo software and mostly by OSGeo affiliated authors.
> It also highlighted the need for use to do a better job keeping track of
> what events OSGeo has had exhibits at since these potential sponsors
> will want to know. Is the wiki category tags working well enough, I know
> I'm making pages for every event I do but I don't think thats always the
> case.
> Examples:
> OSCON 2008 - from what I hear we had a booth, but you wouldn't know that
> from the wiki
> WAURISA - Upcoming event that the Cugos chapter is going to exhibit at
> isn't on the wiki either.
> KSRS(Korean Society of Remote Sensing) - past
> GISAK(GIS Association of Korea) - future
> I think it's pretty important that we have a good list to show potential
> sponsors, if they saw that we're getting to 50 conferences around the
> world a year, that's quite a selling point.
> I don't have a solution just want to start the discussion.
> PS: Tyler - We are exhibiting at CGS May 2, if you can put that on the
> Calendar http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/CGS_2009
> Thanks,
> Alex
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Cameron Shorter
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