In this guide you’ll find all of the information you need to make the most of your Nordic APIs sponsorship. In the left hand menu you’ll find information about your speaker submission, expo area, where to send packages, and much much more.
We look forward to seeing you in Austin this May and working with you to ensure a great event!
Company Profile for Web and Print
There are 3 primary steps, you as a sponsor, need to complete in order for us to publish your logo, speaker and session descriptions on the website. The first step in this process is for you to upload a company description and two different logos.
In order to publish your Company Profile on our website and add your logo to the printing material we need you to complete the form below. Please note that the company logo needs to uphold the requirements stated below.
We also need information about the person(s) you’ve chosen as speaker(s) for your company. If your sponsorship includes several speakers you need to complete the form for each speaker.
Fill out the form below:
After Step 2 we will also need a session description (We need this at least 2 months before the event). You do not need to send this information at the same time as you complete Step 2, but the sooner the better – we add speakers to our internal schedule continuously, so to get the slot you want, we’ll need the info ASAP. To submit your session description, complete the form below.
Please note that the sooner you submit your session descriptions, the more likely it is that we’ll be able to cater to your requests regarding time and day of the session (we fill the schedule continuously, so the longer you wait, the fewer spots we’ll have available for you). We organize the sessions based on API insight (Design, Marketing, Business Models, Platforms, Strategy or Security), if it’s technical or business oriented, and the level of the talk (basic, medium or advanced).
Please Note: Nordic APIs strive to maintain a neutral approach to API best practices, so please try to keep your session as vendor neutral as possible.
If you’re hosting a workshop at this event, please enter the workshop details below.
Keep in mind:
- We will sell tickets to the workshop, so try to make make the workshop name and description as appealing as possible to as many people as possible (more general workshops that are not product specific usually sell the best).
- Does the attendees need to bring something to the workshop, or download a software program before? Don’t forget to add these details to the description!
- What will the attendees take away from the workshop? What will they learn that they may have use of in their daily work? Add this information to the workshop description!
In our Platinum and Gold sponsor packages an expo table is included. Silver and Bronze sponsors can choose to add an Expo table at an additional cost. The size of the expo area varies between the different levels of sponsorship:
- Platinum Sponsors: 4×1.5 metres (approx. 13ft x 5ft).
- Gold Sponsors: 2.5×1.5 metres (approx. 8ft x 5ft).
- Silver and Bronze Sponsors: 1.5×1.5 metres (approx. 5ft x 5ft ).
We will mark out your expo area, and it’s very important that you keep within your assigned area. If you have a 3 metre back-drop, but a gold sponsorship? Then it won’t fit. Please keep this in mind during your preparations.
You will receive a map over the expo area, where you can choose your spot – subject to availability. If most spots are already taken, you will automatically receive the best spot available. To receive the map, email the event coordinator.
This is included in your sponsorship expo area:
- Platinum Sponsors: One high top table and one standard table approximately 150×50 centimeters.
- Gold Sponsors: One standard table approximately 150×50 centimeters.
- Silver and Bronze Sponsors: One high top table.
Your Expo Table is available to set up from 5 PM on Monday 13th May, the day before the main event. For more information please contact the event coordinator.
Expo Area Times
Day 0 – During the half-day workshop there’s no expo.
Day 1 – The expo area opens at registration on Day 1 – see the event schedule for exact time and breaks. At the end of the day people will probably go directly from the main hall to the drinks reception area so you can close the expo area after the final break. No one will guard the expo area during the night, so if you have expensive equipment, we suggest you take it with you.
Day 2 – On Day 2 you can yourself choose when you’d like to staff your booth. We would recommend though, that you staff your booth 30 min or an hour before the event starts (see schedule for exact times). You can start packing up the expo table when the event has ended.
As a sponsor you have the possibility to host a competition at your expo table. You can announce the winner at your booth any time you’d like, unless you’re a Platinum Sponsor (see more info below).
Competition announcement: Platinum Sponsors
For our Platinum Sponsors we’ve set aside some time at the end of the second day, for announcing the winner(s) in the main hall with everyone present – if you would like to do so of course. Though, please note that you only have a few minutes. If you’d like to announce a winner in the main hall, please contact the Event Coordinator.
Goodie Bag & Other Promotional Items
We will provide a goodie bag to all attendees with useful and inspiring material. If you would like to contribute to our goodie bag, or have other material sent directly to the event venue please find address and other details for this below.
On shipments to the venue, the following information needs to be written on the package:
– Nordic APIs
– Your company name
– If the material is for the Goodie bag or your Expo Table
We’ll of course need everything before the event. Sometime the week before would be a suitable time for the package to arrive, and on Monday 13th May at the latest.
You should send the shipments to the FedEx office in the JW Marriott, see address and labeling standards below:
Hold For Guest (Guest name) (Guest Cell Number)
c/o FedEx Office at JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd Street
Austin, TX, 78701
We encourage you to contact the FedEx office in advance of shipping your items to JW Marriott Austin with any specific questions. Phone: 512.391.1816 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Return Shipment of Materials
After the event you are yourselves responsible for arranging shipment of your material back to your office. We can however help you with labels and to get the material prepared for pick-up. Contact the event coordinator for more information.
Filming & Sharing of Presentation
All sessions will be filmed and published on our YouTube Channel.
We will publish all of the presentations on our SlideShare – if you wish to not have your presentation featured on SlideShare or YouTube, please let us know by emailing the event coordinator.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for sponsoring the 2019 Austin API Summit. By sponsoring a Nordic APIs event you are making it possible for us to keep ticket prices down, and you are also funding the blog on nordicapis.com – so we can keep providing quality API information free for everyone!