[bsidesclt] Re: dunno how I didn't see this coming....

  • From: Chris Teodorski <chris.teodorski@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bsidesclt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:04:55 -0400


I have talked to both Jack and Michelle off an on throughout this and
previously with BSidesPGH.  We treated all of our sponsors the same at
BSidesPGH -- as Dennis said, I think the decision is up to us as long
as we don't turn it into a commercial for their products and no vendor
booths, etc.  Attached is a screenshot from the doc Michelle is
providing folks trying to get things up and running.  My concern isn't
so much what we are allowed to do, as much as it is, what do we WANT
to do.


On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 9:37 PM, Heather Pilkington
<h.pilkington@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Michelle said "no vendor dog and pony shows". They can hand out swag, you
> can put their logo on T-shirts, but it must be preserved that Bsides is a
> non-corporate event.
> On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 9:22 PM, Dennis Kuntz <dennis.kuntz@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> As I remember/understand, it would mostly be up to us. However, I have to
>> ask - I've been out of the loop - have any conversations been had with
>> BSides (Michelle or Jack)? They would be able to clear all of that up. I
>> doubt we would be big enough to garner the global sponsors from BSides
>> itself, which would mean that we would get our own sponsors, and BSides
>> might be able to help out (...might). To that end, if we're getting our own
>> sponsors, I would believe we could tailor what exposure a given sponsor
>> level gets (depending on what areas we have, what events we have, what the
>> venue offers, etc., etc.).
>> And there are a number of things to offer besides mentions, i.e. if we
>> have food, they can display material during that; if they sponsor drinks,
>> then they get a mention there; if they sponsor in a way to get a keynote or
>> something like that, we can offer that as well.
>> If BSides has been in the loop, we just need to double-check with them. If
>> not, I can coordinate that conversation.
>> D
>> On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 8:53 PM, Bryan Tobey <bryantobey@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> I always assumed they all get equal exposure. My limited perspective was
>>> the ones that provided more swag/stuff or helped with the larger hurdles got
>>> mentioned/promoted more as a general (and again limited) observation.
>>> I realize this does not drive or encourage higher level sponsors but
>>> without saying we will mention x sponsor y times I am not sure what more we
>>> can offer for different levels of exposure.
>>> my .02
>>> Bryan
>>> On Wednesday, September 26, 2012, Jon Molesa wrote:
>>>> On 9/26/2012 8:30 PM, Chris Teodorski wrote:
>>>> > We have had a sponsor ask what the level of exposure is for each level
>>>> > of sponsorship.....we never really discussed that....
>>>> >
>>>> > Any thoughts?
>>>> >
>>>> > Chris
>>>> >
>>>> What does the parent BSides restrict?
>>>> --
>>>> Jon Molesa
>>>> rjmolesa@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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