AlterConf attracts a unique community of people from every identity group and level of experience in the tech and gaming industries to help you reach an incredibly diverse audience you won’t see anywhere else. What does that mean for you? Gain access to cutting edge approaches and conversations around:
Are you looking for a diverse pool of candidates for an open job position? With your sponsorship, you can advertise roles, meet potential candidates, and even interview them on the spot!
Meanwhile, your sponsorship of AlterConf shows your company’s commitment to building a more inclusive industry, community, and company. Your public support strengthens your company's relationship with marginalized communities, which positively influences their view of your product and employment with your company. Proudly sponsor items we're leading the way in providing at tech and gaming conferences:
Invoices must be paid in full before we can process your sponsorship. We prefer payments by credit card or wire/ACH, but will also accept checks.
Have an interesting idea for sponsorship not featured here? Reach out to us and we'll collaborate to create something uniquely you!
Provide a high-res logo a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the event and we'll order a professionally printed banner or poster for the podium. Alternatively, you can provide us with a banner sized to the podium with a white or black solid background.
Preferential placement based on level and date paid. Provide hiring/product announcement copy, maximum of 200 characters. This announcement will go out in the final email before the conference.
Preferential placement based on level and date paid. The job fair runs the entire length of the conference and is frequented by attendees throughout the day, though the busiest times are approximately every hour when we break as well as for an extended lunch. Arrive as early as an hour before registration opens to setup. We'll provide a 6ft table and two chairs. Bring any banners, displays, and monitors to place behind your table. All materials must fit securely behind your table to allow for unimpeded travel throughout the job fair area. All audio (including within videos) should be approved by AlterConf and be accompanied by appropriating captioning. The use of flashing imagery, scented products, or other disruptive devices or products is prohibited.
Preferential placement based on level and date paid. Your logo will be presented in the pre-roll of all videos published from the conference, which are available for free on our YouTube channel.
We want to help you optimize for swag that will be useful, low waste, and cause the recipients to think fondly about who gave it to them. When in doubt, opt for small items of high quality that won't be immediately thrown away. Branding that is simple and understated is preferred by our attendees. Swag popular with our attendees in the past has included:
Swag should not include:
Contribute items to our lunchtime giveaway. Winners are randomly selected from checked-in attendees. Popular past giveaways have included:
Items can be branded, but should not include:
AlterConf was created in 2014, borne from the need of a space to push past simplifications around inclusivity and beyond 101-level discussions of diversity. The conferences are not-for-profit and held in cities worldwide. Each AlterConf brings together marginalized people to critically examine the culture within the tech and gaming industries, while building strength and resolve toward a more inclusive future.
AlterConf gifts speakers an honorarium and works primarily with vendors owned by marginalized individuals. This means your sponsorship supports not just AlterConf, but local marginalized communities and their work.
AlterConf has a code of conduct which all sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and attendees must follow.
AlterConf was created and is organized by Ashe Dryden, one of the foremost voices in diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. Her long-form articles on open source and ethics, diverse engineering teams, and more are widely read and referenced. Her work has been featured in publications like The New York Times, Scientific American, Wired, NPR, and more. Ashe is a 2015 White House LGBTQ Tech & Innovation Fellow, is a prolific conference speaker, and trusted expert on diversity in inclusion who's been engaged for diversity consulting services with companies like Stripe, Heroku, Wikipedia, Asana, npm js, and Foursquare.
Would you like to purchase multiple sponsorships, receive an invoice before sponsoring, or customize your sponsorship package in any way?