Pressable becomes a CampMaster

We are happy to announce that Pressable has joined WordCamp San Antonio as a CampMaster sponsor! They have also added the “That Party Was In-Tents” After Party package in order to bring you the best roof-top terrace after party San Antonio Campers have ever seen. We want to thank them for their continued support!

Here’s a message from the Pressable Team:

Pressable is a proud supporter of WordCamps and the San Antonio WordPress community. WordCamp San Antonio is one of the best and most vibrant WordPress events in the US and we’re thrilled to be returning in 2017.

Look for us at the Pressable booth. While you’re there, pick up some custom San Antonio swag and ask a question for one of our WordPress experts. In the meantime, check out our WordPress Meetup events, happening locally every month.

Press on!

Call for Volunteers

WordCamp is all about community. From speakers to greeters, sponsors to attendees, none of it would be possible without you. That’s why we need your help to make WordCamp San Antonio 2017 the best WordCamp yet. Fill out the fields below to volunteer and help us make this year’s event a success.







Call for Speakers

WordCamp without speakers is like WordPress without internet; it just doesn’t work. That’s why we need you to speak at WordCamp San Antonio 2017. You can be any skill level and give a talk on anything—as long as it’s WordPress related. Fill out the fields below to help us understand who you are, what you do, and give us a preview of what it is you’d like to discuss. We will be running three tracks this year: Beginner, Business and Advanced. Please specify which track your topic would work best in. If you’d like to speak on multiple topics, please fill out a separate form for each talk.
Speaker deadline is July 14 by the end of the day. Please have your application in by then to be considered. Thanks!

Before submitting your speaker proposal, please log in to WordCamp.org using your WordPress.org account*.

If you don’t have an account, please create one.

* This is your account for the official WordPress.org website, rather than your personal WordPress site.











You’re applying to speak at a WordCamp? Great! We appreciate you offering to share your WordPress knowledge with the WordPress community. Here are some things to keep in mind when filling out the speaker application:

  • Yes, you can! Whether you’re a user, designer, or developer, WordCamp is an event where you can share what you’ve learned about WordPress and how you’re working with it.
  • Local first. WordCamps are local-focused events that are asked to shoot for an 80% local / 20% visiting speakers ratio. You might get picked as one of the few out-of-town speakers on a WordCamp schedule, but the chances are smaller the farther you get from home, unless you’re the definitive expert on your proposed topic.
  • Volunteers only. WordCamps are 100% organized and staffed by volunteers, and WordCamps don’t pay speakers or cover speaker travel/accommodations.
  • Share > pitch. WordCamps are educational events, not marketing opportunities, so proposing a product pitch will not get you very far with the speaker selection team.
  • No “pay for play.” WordCamps never, ever provide a speaking opportunity in exchange for sponsorship or anything else. Please don’t ask.
  • Make it unique. WordCamp sessions are all recorded and posted to WordPress.tv for everyone to watch, so it’s redundant to have speakers give the same talk at multiple events. WordCamps pride themselves on having unique content.
  • Tell a story. The web is full of tutorials, and most people won’t remember most of the instructions from your instructional talk in a few days (or hours!). The human brain is hard-wired to be engaged by stories, and WordCamp organizers are looking for sessions that will inspire attendees to do more with WordPress.

 

Call for Sponsors

We have some really great incentives for you and your business to be involved in WordCamp San Antonio 2017. Our sponsorship packages have been loaded with opportunities for you to get front and center with our expected 350+ attendees.

Request Camp Sponsorship Here

Sponsorship Levels & FAQ

Location & Date

September 30th – October 1st | sanantonio@wordcamp.org
UTSA Downtown Campus | 501 W César E Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78207

Why support WordCamp San Antonio 2017?

WordCamps are run entirely by volunteers, and the only funds available are those from ticket sales and our community supporters. We strive to keep ticket prices low ($40 for a full weekend) to ensure accessibility to freelancers and small business owners with limited funds. However, that introduces a challenge when it comes to having a suitable venue, food for hundreds, technical capabilities, support services, and top-notch speakers. That’s where you come in.

Whether you have a venue to let us use for the meetup prior to the event, want to support lunch, can provide snacks and refreshments, can provide a service we are in need of, or have sponsor dollars not yet allocated, we can use and absolutely appreciate that help.

What’s In It For Me? (My Brand)

With all levels of support comes exposure for your brand to our attendees—last year’s WordCamp San Antonio had 350 attendees and, with addition of a full second day of events, we’re expecting many more attendees this year. The typical WordCamp attendee is between the ages of 25 and 45, makes $45,000–125,000 per year, and has a large following on social media channels like Twitter and Facebook. Bloggers make great brand ambassadors. Lucky for you they make up 90% of our attendee list! Make a great impression with our group, and they won’t be shy about painting you in a good light to their followers and friends. In addition to positive online press about your brand, you can also use your support as an opportunity to reach out in-person to your potential new customers or clients that are attending our event. World Series and Pennant Level Supporters are granted a table in the lobby area and are well-publicized throughout the event.

TIERS & BENEFITS

Squatch Party – Speaker/Sponsor Reception Package – $3500 (SOLD OUT)

With this package, you will be the exclusive sponsor for our Speaker/Sponsor Reception Dinner. You will also be given a 5 minute time slot Day 1 after the opening remarks and before the keynote. This provides you the entire audience of WordCamp before they break off into the different tracks. You will also receive the benefits of the Campmaster level, which includes the following perks:

  • Top billing as a Campmaster and brand mention at the beginning of the conference.
  • 6 comp tickets, 6 Pre-camp Party tickets and 6 WCSA t-shirts
    Table space for both days of the conference, where you can offer swag, showcase marketing materials and answer questions from attendees.
  • Your logo on slides in between session: “WordCamp San Antonio is supported by ___”
  • Your logo on the WordCamp San Antonio website, linked to your company’s website.
  • A blog post written by the sponsoring company posted to the WordCamp SA website.
  • An email to all attendees announcing sponsorship and sharing your company’s blog post.
  • Acknowledgement and thanks for your sponsorship on social media.
  • The opportunity to engage with the South Texas WordPress community during the event.

That Party Was In-tents – After Party Package – $3500 (SOLD OUT)

With this package, you will be the exclusive After Party sponsor. You will also be given a 5 minute time slot Day 1 before the panel discussion at end of day. This provides you the entire audience of WordCamp before they break to attend the After Party. You will also receive the benefits of the Campmaster level, which includes the following perks:

  • Top billing as a Campmaster and brand mention at the beginning of the conference.
  • 6 comp tickets, 6 Pre-camp Party tickets and 6 WCSA t-shirts
    Table space for both days of the conference, where you can offer swag, showcase marketing materials and answer questions from attendees.
  • Your logo on slides in between session: “WordCamp San Antonio is supported by ___”
  • Your logo on the WordCamp San Antonio website, linked to your company’s website.
  • A blog post written by the sponsoring company posted to the WordCamp SA website.
  • An email to all attendees announcing sponsorship and sharing your company’s blog post.
  • Acknowledgement and thanks for your sponsorship on social media.
  • The opportunity to engage with the South Texas WordPress community during the event.

Netflix & Grill – Day 1 Lunch Package – $3000 (SOLD OUT)

With this package, you will be the exclusive sponsor for the Day 1 lunch. Bring display material to put up in the lunch hall to promote your company. You will also be given a 5 minute time slot Day 2 after the opening remarks and before the keynote. This provides you the entire audience of WordCamp before they break off into the different tracks. You will also receive the benefits of the Campmaster level, which includes the following perks:

  • Top billing as a Campmaster and brand mention at the beginning of the conference.
  • 6 comp tickets, 6 Pre-camp Party tickets and 6 WCSA t-shirts
    Table space for both days of the conference, where you can offer swag, showcase marketing materials and answer questions from attendees.
  • Your logo on slides in between session: “WordCamp San Antonio is supported by ___”
  • Your logo on the WordCamp San Antonio website, linked to your company’s website.
  • A blog post written by the sponsoring company posted to the WordCamp SA website.
  • An email to all attendees announcing sponsorship and sharing your company’s blog post.
  • Acknowledgement and thanks for your sponsorship on social media.
  • The opportunity to engage with the South Texas WordPress community during the event.

S’more Lovin – Day 2 Lunch Package – $3000 (1 available)

With this package, you will be the exclusive sponsor for the Day 2 lunch. Bring display material to put up in the lunch hall to promote your company. You will also be given a 5 minute time slot Day 2 before the panel discussion at end of day. This provides you the entire audience of WordCamp before they break to attend the After Party. You will also receive the benefits of the Campmaster level, which includes the following perks:

  • Top billing as a Campmaster and brand mention at the beginning of the conference.
  • 6 comp tickets, 6 Pre-camp Party tickets and 6 WCSA t-shirts
    Table space for both days of the conference, where you can offer swag, showcase marketing materials and answer questions from attendees.
  • Your logo on slides in between session: “WordCamp San Antonio is supported by ___”
  • Your logo on the WordCamp San Antonio website, linked to your company’s website.
  • A blog post written by the sponsoring company posted to the WordCamp SA website.
  • An email to all attendees announcing sponsorship and sharing your company’s blog post.
  • Acknowledgement and thanks for your sponsorship on social media.
  • The opportunity to engage with the South Texas WordPress community during the event.

Campmaster – $2500

  • Top billing as a Campmaster and brand mention at the beginning of the conference.
  • 6 comp tickets, 6 Pre-camp Party tickets and 6 WCSA t-shirts
    Table space for both days of the conference, where you can offer swag, showcase marketing materials and answer questions from attendees.
  • Your logo on slides in between session: “WordCamp San Antonio is supported by ___”
  • Your logo on the WordCamp San Antonio website, linked to your company’s website.
  • A blog post written by the sponsoring company posted to the WordCamp SA website.
  • An email to all attendees announcing sponsorship and sharing your company’s blog post.
  • Acknowledgement and thanks for your sponsorship on social media.
  • The opportunity to engage with the South Texas WordPress community during the event.

Glamper – $1500

  • Brand mention at the beginning of the conference.
  • 4 comp tickets, 4 Pre-camp Party tickets, 4 WCSA t-shirts
  • Table space for your business both days of the conference to offer swag, showcase marketing materials, and answer questions.
  • Your logo included on projector screensavers, “WordCamp San Antonio is supported by ___” in-between sessions.
  • Your logo included on the WordCamp San Antonio website linking to your company’s website.
  • A blog post written by the sponsoring company posted to the WordCamp SA website.
  • An email to all attendees announcing sponsorship and blog post.
  • Social media announcements of sponsorship level.
  • Opportunity to engage with the San Antonio WordPress community during the conference.

Trailblazer – $500

  • Brand mention at the beginning of the conference.
  • 2 comp tickets, 2 Pre-camp Party tickets, 2 WCSA t-shirts
  • Table space for your business both days of the conference to offer swag, showcase marketing materials, and answer questions.
  • Your logo included on the WordCamp San Antonio website linking to your company’s website.
  • Opportunity to engage with the San Antonio WordPress community during the conference.

WordScout – VIP Sponsor/Attendee – $80

  • 1 comp ticket, 1 WCSA t-shirt
  • Name and website listed on the WCSA Kindling for the CampFire (VIP Sponsor/Attendee) page.

Have a Great Idea? We would love to hear your creative support idea, coupons, contests, and giveaways are always fun was to engage with the WordCamp crowd.

In-kind donations will be graciously accepted. All levels of support come with good karma!

Supporter Requirements

Any event carrying the WordCamp name must follow some basic philosophical guidelines. WordCamps do not discriminate, and anyone is welcome to attend. WordPress is licensed under the General Public License v2, and without the GPL WordPress would not exist. People or companies in violation of the WordPress license cannot be accepted as event organizers or sponsors, as that would provide promotion to entities acting in opposition to the philosophy behind WordPress. Speakers need to be compliant with the license for the same reason — the exception to this rule would be if the non-compliant person is speaking as part of a discussion about the issues around GPL compliance.

Thank you from your team of volunteer organizers!

Click here for a pdf version our sponsorship opportunities.

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