2015 Prospectus

Greetings from the Strange Loop Team!

Since 2009, Strange Loop has established itself as the leading venue for the most innovative software developers to meet, share ideas, and create the next wave of technology. Strange Loop has sold out every year since 2009, finally finding a home at the Peabody Opera House where we can accommodate 1200 attendees. Strange Loop 2015 will be a two day conference (Sept 25th-26th) with a preconference workshop day (Sept 24th) at the conference hotel.

If you're looking to connect with some of the world's best and brightest software professionals, then Strange Loop is the place. Whether you're interested in brand awareness, hiring, education, supporting a great conference, or creating direct connections to key influencers, Strange Loop has options for you.

Sincerely,
Alex Miller, Founder
alex@thestrangeloop.com

Sponsorship Levels

Sponsorship starts with a base sponsorship level of Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Supporting. You can then add optional items listed later in the prospectus. In addition, we have a set of sponsorships to support our diversity scholarship program, which do not require a base level.

The Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsorship levels include a table in the lobby. If desired, the table can be removed from those levels for a $2000 discount. Bronze sponsors may request a table (at additional cost of $2000), but these are only made available if unused by a higher level sponsor.

This is a summary of the levels and optional add-ons, more info can be found below:


Platinum (0 of 2 available) - $16,000

Platinum sponsors receive the following benefits:

  • Grand Lobby sponsor table (or $2000 discount if not used)
  • 6 free conference passes (workshops subject to availability)
  • Free-standing banner on main theater stage (used for all keynotes)
  • Mobile guide banner image
  • Mobile guide listing
  • Logo and description on web site
  • 2 thank you tweets during conference
  • Logo on video pre-roll (>250,000 views after conference)

Gold (0 of 3 available) - $12,000

Gold sponsors receive the following benefits:

  • Grand Lobby sponsor table (or $2000 discount if not used)
  • 4 free conference passes (workshops subject to availability)
  • Free-standing banner on one ballroom stage
  • Mobile guide banner image
  • Mobile guide listing
  • Logo and description on the web site
  • 1 thank you tweet during conference
  • Logo on video pre-roll (>250,000 views after conference)

Silver (1 of 5 available) - $8,000

Silver sponsors receive the following benefits:

  • Mezzanine sponsor table (or $2000 discount if not used)
  • 3 free conference passes (workshops subject to availability)
  • Mobile guide listing
  • Logo and description on the web site
  • 1 thank you tweet during conference

Bronze - $3,000

Bronze sponsors receive the following benefits:

  • 2 free conference pass (workshops subject to availability)
  • Mobile guide listing
  • Logo and description on the web site
  • 1 thank you tweet during conference
  • A sponsor table can be requested for $2000 additional. Tables are only made available if unused by a higher-level sponsor and will be offered based on the order they are requested.

Supporting - $1,000

Supporting sponsors receive the following benefits:

  • 1 free conference pass (workshops subject to availability)
  • Mobile guide listing
  • Logo and description on the web site

Media (3 of 5 tables available) - $1,000 or $2,000

Media sponsors are reserved for publishers selling technical books and receive the following benefits:

  • 2 free conference passes
  • Mobile guide listing
  • Logo and description on the web site
  • 1 table for $1000 or 2 tables for $2000 in the ticket lobby

Optional Items

All optional items require a base sponsorship above - cost listed is in addition to the base cost.

Lanyard Sponsor (no longer available) - $2000

Note: must also be Bronze sponsor or higher

You provide the lanyards that every attendee will wear around their neck - a great way to get exposure throughout the conference.

Preconference Sponsored Session (8 available) - $2000 per 90 minute

Note: must also be Supporting sponsor or higher

If you're looking to make time to present your own session, connect directly with users of your product, or just have a place for your company to relax with members of the conference, consider booking a sponsored session room during the preconference. You are free to schedule a session for any purpose, either public or private. Public sessions will be listed on the conference schedule as a sponsored session.

Each room will come with a projector and screen, chairs, and classroom tables (other options are possible, please contact for details). You will have 30 minutes of setup time prior to your block. Multiple contiguous blocks can be scheduled ($2000/per block) for longer sessions if desired.

Schedule availability is first-come, first-serve. Times have not yet been finalized but are tentatively 9-10:30 am, 11-12:30 am, 1-2:30 am, and 3-4:30 pm.

Preconference Party Sponsor (9 of 10 available) - $3000

Note: must also be Supporting sponsor or higher

The night before the main conference we'll once again be taking over the one-of-a-kind St. Louis City Museum for music, food, and some crazy slides. All party sponsor get special recognition for party support and a table at the party.

Video Sponsor (6 available) - $2000

Note: must also be Bronze sponsor or higher

Strange Loop has always made videos available for free to non-attendees following the conference. As a video sponsor, you support the recording and release of these videos. In exchange, your logo will be displayed in the pre-roll slides before every Strange Loop video. In 2014, these videos were viewed over 250,000 times in the 3 months following the conference. Video sponsorship is a great way to get an impact from Strange Loop beyond the conference.

Hotel Key Cards (1 available) - $2000

Note: must also be Bronze sponsor or higher

Put a custom design with your logo on it into the hands of every attendee staying at the conference hotel! This is a great way to put your brand out there in a highly visible way. Sponsorship includes all costs and ordering - we'll take care of everything and work with you on the design.

Student Sponsor (2 available) - $3000

Note: must also be Supporting sponsor or higher

Student sponsors will be listed as supporting the student discount rate for the conference. Emphasize your commitment to a new generation of developers! Your name will be listed on the registration page as well.

Caption Sponsor (2 of 4 available) - $1000

Note: must also be Bronze sponsor or higher

In an effort to make the conference a better experience for a greater group of attendees, we provide live captioning in the main theater for all keynotes and sessions. Your logo will be displayed on the caption screen throughout the conference.

Ballroom Banner (7 of 8 available) - $500

Note: must also be Supporting sponsor or higher

Post a free-standing banner (provided by you) on one of the Strange Loop ballroom stages throughout the conference.

Diversity Scholarships

Super Diversity Sponsor - $8000

  • Logo, link, and top placement on the diversity sponsorship page
  • Thank you tweet on receipt of funds
  • Inclusion in thank you tweet to attendees
  • Mobile guide link
  • 3 passes to preconference scholarship guide lunch

Awesome Diversity Sponsor - $4000

  • Logo and link on the diversity sponsorship page
  • Thank you tweet on receipt of funds
  • Inclusion in thank you tweet to attendees
  • Mobile guide link
  • 2 passes to preconference scholarship guide lunch

Terrific Diversity Sponsor - $1000

  • Link on the diversity sponsorship page
  • Thank you tweet on receipt of funds
  • Inclusion in thank you tweet to attendees
  • Mobile guide link