The Code4Lib 2017 Conference, scheduled for March 6-9, 2017 at the Luskin Conference Center at the center of the UCLA campus, presents an opportunity for vendors, organizations, libraries, and projects to show their support for open and collaborative solutions for higher education, libraries, museums, and archives by providing financial support and attending the conference.
We are a community of developers and technologists for galleries, libraries, museums, and archives. Code4Lib began as a simple mailing list in 2003, and has grown to become a vibrant community of more than 3,500.
Code4Lib is a community, not an organization. There are no officers or by-laws, but the community has demonstrated:
Each year, the Code4Lib Conference helps revitalize the community as participants meet in person to discuss new and ongoing projects in a single-track format with short presentations and talks. It also provides in-depth participatory learning experiences through its volunteer-led pre-conference programs, and offers ad-hoc breakout sessions focused on collaboration around topics of interest.
Code4Lib held its first face-to-face meeting in 2005 in Chicago. The first official annual conference was held in 2006 in Corvallis, Oregon, with 150 attendees. Past conferences typically sell out quickly.
The 2017 conference will accommodate up to 450 attendees. The conference is gender-diverse, with approximately 42% women attendees.
Code4Lib offers a nexus for technical professionals from galleries, libraries, museums, and archives. Through sponsoring the conference, you can help create connections between projects and individuals, encourage good ideas to cross the gaps between subcommunities, and spawn new ideas. You can also help practitioners level up their skills — and not just technology skills, but also collaboration skills.
The Code4Lib community takes inclusion and equity seriously. By sponsoring Code4Lib's diversity scholarships, you can help ensure that the attendees better represent the mix of people that galleries, libraries, museums, and archives technology should both embody and serve.
Your sponsorship of the conference can also provide immediate, concrete benefits to you and your organization. Code4Lib attendees include practitioners who may be interested in your product, open source project, or services as well as department heads (15% of attendees last year) who may make purchases. Sponsors are strongly encouraged to send their staff to the conference to take advantage of access to the people and ideas who make up the Code4Lib community.
If you're ready to make a pledge or have more questions, please get in touch with Mary Jinglewski (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A one-page information sheet (PDF) is available to assist with making a case to sponsor the Code4Lib Conference.
$10,000 and above
$8,000 to $9,999
$5,500 - $7,999
$3,000 - $5,499
$1,000 - $2,999
$250 - $999
Under $250 or non-monetary
Tables located just outside the main ballroom provide organizations, projects, and vendors a chance to interact with the Code4lib community on-site, and visibility throughout the conference. Participants will be able to visit tables during the morning and afternoon breaks, lunches, breakout sessions, and immediately following daily sessions. General sponsors are encouraged to also get exhibitor tables.
Tuesday night reception at a local institution. Sponsorship provides food and drinks while attendees socialize and network. Benefits include:
Help keep our attendees fed, hydrated and caffeinated with a diverse range of good food and beverages to keep the conference energy levels going strong. Sponsor benefits include:
These scholarships provide travel costs and conference fees for qualified applicants from groups typically underrepresented at the conference, including women, transgender people, and minority ethnic and racial groups. Applicants must be interested in actively contributing to the mission and goals of the Code4lib conference. Benefits of sponsoring a scholarship:
To facilitate universal participation and access to conference content, real-time live transcription and closed captioning of all presentations, lightning talks, and announcements from the podium at the annual Code4Lib conference will be included with the webstream and in-person, along with full transcription after the fact to accompany recordings. Benefits of sponsoring transcription and closed captioning include:
On-site childcare is provided at the Code4lib Conference to make it possible for working parents and guardians to attend and fully participate. This sponsorship helps to offset the cost of childcare that the attendee using the service will have to pay. Sponsor Benefits include:
If you would like to pledge your support at any level, or have questions about sponsorship, feel free to email Mary Jinglewski, co-chair of the Code4Lib 2017 Budget and Sponsorship Committee.