Sponsorships

Why Sponsor?

The Monktoberfest is an intimate, exclusive and much discussed event. By sponsoring it, you become an integral part of that conversation. Besides being the only event of its kind blending beer and technology, it’s an exclusive, high profile developer conference. Those who help us underwrite the costs of the conference don’t do so to buy speaking slots or a few square feet of booth space – which are not sold in any event – they do so because they want to help us build the premier developer conference in the world, and share in the credit for that.

This is a unique opportunity to reach an elite audience of technical people that transcend traditional developer categories. Just as you can’t find beers like this anywhere else in the world, you won’t find a crowd like this anywhere else in the world. From CEOs to hard core developers and to sysadmins to marketers to DBAs, the person sitting next to you is probably responsible for some of the software you use every day.

The following sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Juliane Leary (jleary@redmonk.com) with any questions you might have about the programs, including pricing.

General Sponsorship Programs

Trappist Sponsorship, One Available

The Trappist sponsor – named in honor of the famous Belgian monasteries – will be the lead sponsor for the conference, prominently featured in our official event materials, including slides, and mentioned during the event introduction and conclusion. The Trappist sponsor will further be cited as the lead Monktoberfest sponsor on our corporate and individual Twitter feeds (with a combined reach in the tens of thousands), and we will retweet (conditional on approval) a Tweet of your selection. Trappist sponsors also receive four free seats at the event, and will have the right to post promotional materials.

Abbot Sponsorship, Two Available

Abbot sponsors will be mentioned after Trappist sponsors in our official event materials. Abbot sponsors will further be cited as such on our corporate and individual Twitter feeds. Abbot sponsors also receive three free seats at the event.

Item Sponsorship Programs

Video Series Sponsor, One Available

RedMonk will film and produce each session at the conference. All videos will be posted on RedMonk TV and the community (RedMonk blogs, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook) following the event to maximize distribution. You will be given an intro piece, a pre-roll of up to 6 seconds, produced by RedMonk for use in each video in the series. You may also provide a link (your company, specific campaign, or product) for use in each video post on the RedMonk site. See RedMonk TV for examples of materials from past Monktoberfest and Monki Gras conferences.

Conference Dinner Sponsor, One Available

Bringing the best food and beers from all over the world to thirsty geeks isn’t cheap, but we’re doing it anyway. Kick in some cash for this amazing, not to be duplicated tasting and dinner and you’ll get placement on the venue’s tables, mentions as we close the day and a thank you to kick off the tasting.

Lunch Sponsor, Two Available

Our catered lunch will be fit for Maine. Help us feed everybody, and you’ll get placement on the serving tables and a public thank you as we head into break.

Cruise Sponsor, One Available

This private cruise around Casco Bay was such a hit last year, we’ve decided to do it again! The voyage is on the eve of Monktoberfest, October 1st and the dock is within walking distance to area hotels and downtown Portland. You’ll be providing guests with hand selected craft beer and light fare as we charter a private boat tour around the Casco Bay Islands in Portland.

Beer Glass Sponsor, Sold Out

Would you like your company name imprinted on the official Monktoberfest glass? Each attendee will receive a 2014 Monktoberfest beer glass. Along with the Monktoberfest logo, your company name will be imprinted on the opposite side and remembered each time someone pours themselves a craft beverage forever after. Raise your glass to the sponsor–cheers!

Buy a Round, Unlimited Available

We’ll be sourcing and serving some of the finest beers in the world to provide the ultimate craft beer experience. Help us defray the costs of a round for the attendees, and you’ll get a personal thank you before it’s served – and dozens more from the developers you just made very happy. Where possible, we will match specific selections to specific sponsors where there is a connection (geographical, naming, etc).

Coffee Sponsor,  Two Available

Be the superhero and sponsor the caffeine to fuel the day. Hand crafted, micro roasted and brewed in Portland, the selection will be fantastic!

Breakfast Sponsor, Two Available

We’ll be adjourning at the developer and productivity friendly hour of 10 AM, but we’ll be serving a great assortment of breakfast fare, with local specials.

Conference Snacks, Two Available

We’re looking forward to a busy day of sessions and we’ll be making snacks available during the day. Be the snack sponsor and get your company’s name on the snack table.

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