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Sponsorship

Connect your brand to a multi-disciplinary cross-sector audience of professionals in the digital library, museum, archives, and cultural heritage fields, from project managers, technologists, and developers to administrators and service providers.

We are thrilled to invite you to join us as a sponsor at the 2022 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum, Learn@DLF pre-conference, NDSA’s Digital Preservation, and the Digitizing Hidden Collections (DHC) Symposium on October 9-13 in Baltimore, Maryland.

These events are multi-day experiences for learning, networking, and skill-building, working to inspire, connect, and share successes and failures with a dedicated community of digital library practitioners. After two years of meeting online due to the pandemic, we are eager to host a safe, inclusive, in-person event in Baltimore, MD, based on the guiding principle of gratitude.

Sponsoring the DLF Forum connects your brand to a multi-disciplinary cross-sector audience of professionals in the digital library, museum, archives, and cultural heritage fields, from project managers, technologists, and developers to administrators and service providers. The Forum has welcomed professionals from academic, art and cultural heritage, and non-profit organizations, government agencies, and more.

The DLF Forum convenes a community of deeply engaged, hands-on professionals seeking actionable and informative insights to inform decisions for their organizations. With over 20 years of Forum organizing experience, we know what it takes to drive value for our sponsors.

While the Forum is open to all, DLF has a robust membership community, consisting of over 160 organizations. Take advantage of the opportunity to meet this engaged community where they come together across these simultaneous events.

DLF Forum with Learn@DLF Pre-Conference – October 9-12
Annual In-Person Attendance: over 600
The Forum kicks off on October 9 with the pre-conference Learn@DLF featuring hands-on workshops for attendees to learn new tools and exchange ideas with fellow community members. The Forum will follow on October 10-12 where professionals from academic, art, cultural heritage, non-profit organizations, and government agencies from around the country and abroad connect, collaborate, and share their work and experiences.

NDSA’s Digital Preservation – October 12-13
Annual In-Person Attendance: 200
The Digital Preservation conference is the meeting place for NDSA’s 260+ partnering organizations and is a venue for intellectual exchange, community-building, development of good practices, and national-level agenda-setting in the digital stewardship field.

Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium – October 12-13
Anticipated Attendance: 300
This symposium will invite grant recipients of CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant program to build on their collective experiences and reflect on how the digital cultural record can better reflect the diversity of human thought and experience, how law and ethics affect strategies for access, and how technologies and standards can improve discovery and learning.

Check out our sponsorship levels and please don’t hesitate to contact us at forum@diglib.org if you have any questions. Thank you for your consideration in supporting these exciting events!

Sponsorship Levels and Included Benefits

We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities to engage with attendees of the DLF Forum and affiliated events. Check out our tiered levels, add-ons, and unique opportunities. We are always happy to discuss custom sponsorship packages as well so please reach out to forum@diglib.org.

Please note that exhibitor tables require Silver level sponsorship or higher. Exhibitors engage with attendees to make connections and have meaningful conversations. Speak directly to decision makers and other professionals in the industry. Limited space is available, so reserve your spot soon!

Have you sponsored previously? If yes, we’re excited to offer you a 25% discount on any sponsorship level. New sponsors that are a non-profit, educational, or organizations with fewer than 10 full time employees also receive a 25% discount on any sponsorship level.

Standard Benefits for All Levels

Platinum

3 AVAILABLE
$ 7,000
  • In addition to all standard benefits, Platinum sponsorship includes:
  • Named signature event sponsor for the DLF Forum reception, keynote, or closing session
  • Exhibitor table
  • Featured sponsor blog post on Forum website
  • Company logo and about text on Forum website
  • Opted-in attendee email addresses
  • 3 tickets to the Forum for your team
  • Company logo on pocket schedule
  • Company name on pocket schedule
  • 9 social media mentions
  • 3 custom banners in event emails

Gold

8 AVAILABLE
$ 5,000
  • In addition to all standard benefits, Gold sponsorship includes:
  • Named sponsor for one breakfast or lunch during the Forum or affiliated events
  • Exhibitor table
  • Featured sponsor blog post on Forum website
  • Company logo and about text on Forum website
  • Opted-in attendee email addresses
  • 2 tickets to the Forum for your team
  • Company logo on pocket schedule
  • Company name on pocket schedule
  • 7 social media mentions
  • 2 custom banners in event emails

Silver

$ 2,500
  • In addition to all standard benefits, Silver sponsorship includes:
  • Exhibitor table
  • Company logo and about text on Forum website
  • Opted-in attendee email addresses
  • 1 ticket to the Forum for your team
  • Company name on pocket schedule
  • 5 social media mentions
  • 1 custom banner in event emails

Bronze

$ 1,000
  • In addition to all standard benefits, Bronze sponsorship includes:
  • 3 social media mentions

Add-Ons and Unique Opportunities

Coffee Break Add-On

(8 available)
$500

Help us keep attendees caffeinated by adding on a coffee break to any sponsorship level or opportunity listed. Attendees will appreciate it! Coffee break opportunities are available across all events and are first-come, first-served, so commit to sponsoring soon to get your preferred break.

Forum Livestream


$7,000

The webcast and recording of select sessions will extend the conversation beyond the conference. Includes all the benefits of a Platinum level sponsorship, except for a named signature event. Your company’s name would be associated with all mentions of the livestream in lieu of a named signature event.

DHC Symposium Keynote


$3,000

Support an important voice in the field of digitizing cultural heritage collections by sponsoring the Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium keynote address. Your company will name this signature event popular with attendees. Includes all benefits of a Silver level sponsorship.

Swag Sponsor


$6,000

Your logo will appear alongside DLF’s on the official conference swag that attendees can opt-in to receive. The type of swag will be determined with Forum staff who welcome your ideas on fun items we could offer to attendees. Includes all the benefits of a Gold level sponsorship.

Badge Lanyards

$3,750

All conference attendees will be wearing your logo all five days of the events, and in photos from the conference. Includes all the benefits of a Silver level sponsorship. 

Forum Fellowships

(2 available)
$2,500

Support inclusivity at the DLF Forum by helping us bring new and engaged professionals to the three-day event. Your company will be thanked in the Fellowship section of our website and at the end of every fellows’ blog post for the DLF website. Includes all benefits of a Silver level sponsorship. Take a look at our fellowship opportunities.

Custom Package

Collaborate with DLF staff to select benefits that will highlight your company in the best way for you and demonstrate your commitment to the DLF community. Contact forum@diglib.org to discuss custom sponsorship needs.

 

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