Sponsorship Prospectus

 Why Sponsor AlterConf?


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:

  • diverse recruiting and hiring
  • inclusive employment policies
  • unconscious biases
  • fostering a creative and healthy culture
  • building products and services for a wider audience
  • increasing social and cultural competency
  • unlearning harmful stereotypes
  • developing an empathetic vocabulary
  • understanding the current and historical disadvantages faced by marginalized people


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:

  • Free professional childcare
  • Scholarship tickets
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Live Captioning
  • Speaker payments
  • Freelance blogger, photographer, or sketchnoter
  • Accessibility improvements at venues
  • Inclusive, healthy meals and snacks
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • After party/social

 Sponsor Catalog


Have an interesting idea for sponsorship not featured here? Reach out to us and we'll collaborate to create something uniquely you!

  Platinum Gold Silver Bronze Indie/Solo
Max/conference 1 4 6 10 Unlimited
all costs based on exchange rates from USD
on date of invoicing; non-USD prices listed
here are estimates
$13,300 CAD
$6,650 CAD
$3,325 CAD
$1,330 CAD
$330 CAD
Tickets 10 5 2 1 1
Social Media Mentions 5 4 2 1  
Logo Placement Preferential placement based on level and date purchased.
Opening/Closing Remarks      
Hiring/Product Announcement Preferential placement based on level and date purchased.
Mailing List    
Job Fair Table      
Opening/Closing Remarks        
Your Swag For Attendees      
Podium Banner        

 About AlterConf


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 pays speakers 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.


Attendees & Reach

  • History: started in the summer of 2014
  • YouTube views: ~13k as of March 2017
  • Attendance numbers:
    • 2015: 1650
    • 2016: 2126
    • 2017 (estimation): 2750
  • Attendance demographics:
    • All genders, races and ethnicities, abilities
    • Wide range of economic classes
    • Ages 18-55, often with younger youth present
    • Web developers, game developers, software engineers, designers, writers, marketers, activists, and more
    • Founders, C-level executives, owners, management, recruiting and hiring staff of gaming and software companies
    • Overwhelming majority are in industry with at least 2 years experience

 Purchase Sponsorship




If you'd like to purchase multiple sponsorships, receive an invoice before sponsoring, or customize your sponsorship package in any way, please email us.

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