OW2con'20 Sponsors

OW2online'20, Keep the Conversation Going!

Given the duration of the pandemic we expect serious restrictions on travel and large group meetings until well beyond the planned date of OW2con.
Fortunately, you do not have to miss this opportunity, this year our conference is going online. 

We have totally re-engineered our annual conference!

  • OW2con'20 will go online and be held as a virtual event in June.
  • And there will be an additional face-to-face community day in November.

Check out our new sponsorship opportunities . In a nutshell, here is what we offer to our sponsors:
- OW2con'20 becomes OW2online'20, it goes online and will be held as a virtual event in June. Sponsor logos will be displayed on the conference integrated chat and video front-end,
- We are maintaining the event format: one day of online presentations and 1/2 day of break-out sessions, June 17-18.
- And we create an additional face-to-face OW2 Community Day on November 3rd, a high profile event with all the keynotes and round tables, and live webcast the for attendees who will not travel.

COVID-19 Updates

(April 27, 2020) Well, four weeks ago we hoped we could keep OW2con as planned. Today, given the duration of the pandemic in France and most recent government health measures we must clearly expect travel restrictions and the impossibility of large group meetings to last beyond the planned date of OW2con. This year, OW2con goes online! Please check out this introduction to OW2online'20.

(March 30, 2020) Many technology events are being cancelled or postponed. What about OW2con? OW2con is a grassroots community and ecosystem event. While we are considering organizing parts of OW2con on-line, an entirely virtual event would not be an appropriate solution for the community. 

As of March 30, OW2con’20 hosted at Orange Labs, June 17-18, is *maintained*. We are assessing the situation weekly and we will follow Orange’s recommendations. The final format of the event will be confirmed on May 26th the latest. 

Note that, as a complement, and a potential back-up just in case, we are planning an additional community event on November 4 with a community dinner the evening before for which we will share more details ASAP.

We are expanding your sponsoring benefits accordingly. For the same cost, your sponsoring will be worth for two events, June and November, instead of one. Sponsorship will be acknowledged and brands showcased at each event. Speaking opportunities are for the June event, either in presence or online and sponsoring will be due in full and carried out over two events.

Who Can Become a Sponsor?

Are you member of the OW2 Community or a partner collaborating with the community and its members? Why not sponsor OW2con'20?  Take this unique opportunity to develop your brand within the global OW2 ecosystem and stand out as an active supporter of the open source community. Stay tuned for detailed information about sponsor packages. 

How to Become a Sponsor?

It's simple, please check out the sponsorship packages and additional marketing and promotional opportunities detailed in the sponsorship prospectus, make your choice and send us back the completed form available at the end of the prospectus. 

There are four sponsoring packages: 

  • Platinum (€8000): Opening Keynote presentation, OW2con free lunch sponsorship, demo pod, your logo on the conference material.
  • Gold (€4000): Keynote presentation, demo pod, your logo on the conference material.
  • Silver (€2000): One talk in the main program, your logo on the conference material.
  • Bronze (€1000): Roll-up display on the exhibition floor, your logo on the conference material.

Additionnal marketing opportunities include sponsoring of: Lunch and Refreshment Breaks, Beer Party, Conference Bag, Conference Tshirt, Conference Notebook.

For any question, do not hesitate to contact us (mailto: catherine.nuel AT ow2.org). 

What Attendees Say about OW2con

  • "Merits to become a key stop on the European open source event calendar."
  • "Great spot for discovering open source projects, sharing experiences, and meeting amazing people."
  • "Very good organization and interesting talks from technology to business, from experiences to strategy.""
  • "Nice community with a relaxed yet insightful attitude." 
  • "Small but powerful event."
  • “I think that OW2con makes the difference in the European scenario of open source, and this conference really shows the facts and the potentials of OW2.“
  • “In a few words: I had the sensation that ... OW2 shines! The open source within OW2 shines! Lot of great projects that can bring value to your business, lot of ideas, cues, hints, suggestions that make this community a place where you can grow, learn, cooperate with all members, explore new ways, paths, technologies, state-of-the-art and beyond.“
  • “Small, but fascinating conference where you meet friends and new persons, engage with people, find novelties. A lot of food for thoughts. Recommend it to your contacts!“
  • "It was a great conference during these two days which give me an outlook of best high techs used in open source projects."
  • “Opportunities for discussions, good speakers.“
  • “Good overview of the consortium activities, good presentations, good opportunity to get together (...) and have further discussions.”
  • “Excellent presentations and very qualified presenters.“
  • “The international presence, the presentations that were mostly business and not simply technological oriented.“
  • “I liked the reception and sharing spirit that reigned there as well as the dynamism of the participants. A great tool for sharing of open source projects.“
  • “It is great to participate in the cloud computing session, which let me know the state of the art of the relevant work. I will be glad to see similar sessions focusing on some hot topic in the next annual conference.“
  • “Nice atmosphere“
  • “Organization is very good, there were many experts from industry to share their works in Cloud.“
  • “Very welcoming community!”
  • “Excellent "melting pot" event (many different people there). Very interesting conferences. Very good availability of OW2 staff.“