SRCCON:LEAD is a small conference with a program that digs deeply into how leadership operates at the intersection of journalism and technology. It builds on the collaborative, peer-driven conference SRCCON, where over five years we have brought hundreds of members of the news-code community together for hands-on sessions exploring the cultural and technical ideas that push journalism forward. Our events attract the best newsroom developers, designers, and data analysts for two days of thinking, working, and building together.
“You all are leading the way on how to have a great conference that is welcoming for everyone, and someday the tech industry will be so much better off when it adopts what you’ve done.”
“This was the first conference I’ve been a part of where I felt I belonged on every level.”
SRCCON is a journalism conference people love. This reaction comes from the approach SRCCON takes: highly participatory and extraordinarily inclusive. We’re grateful for the support of sponsors in helping make this event possible.
We offer several levels of sponsorship in order to accommodate a variety of sizes of companies and organizations. Below you’ll see some of our recent offerings. These may evolve as we plan for this unique event, but this will give you an idea of the type of sponsorships we may offer. Email us to talk about options!
Help make SRCCON happen
We’re seeking sponsors for SRCCON:LEAD, which will host 125 participants in Philadelphia on November 19 & 20.
Available sponsorships include:
- Lead sponsorship and partnership sponsors - core supporters who make it possible to keep ticket prices low, offer facilitation training to session leaders, and support all attendees in having a great experience
- Accessibility sponsors - support for scholarships, transcription, and childcare
- Meal and snacks sponsors - helping keep attendees nourished throughout the event
- Event sponsors - help make the entire event possible
- Special event sponsors for local organizations - a chance for local media and technology companies and foundations to connect with a national audience
Each sponsorship includes at least 1 free ticket and different types of visibility and recognition throughout the event. Contact Erika Owens for a full kit with pricing and further details. We love chatting with folks to find the best way we can collaborate to welcome your team to the event and make it inclusive for all attendees!
Why sponsor SRCCON
For journalism-technologists, newsroom leaders (both formal and informal), and others seeking to change journalism for the better, SRCCON is where they can sit down away from the deadlines and the day-to-day and learn from each other. We want you to help make that happen.
Sponsors help us make this event unique and accessible by keeping our ticket price well below cost, getting people to the event, and bringing in the special touches that make SRCCON… SRCCON. As one attendee put it, “The structure of the program and the attention to detail and people’s needs is what makes this an exceptional and special event.” Sponsors are what make the detail, intentional design, and accessibility all possible.
“SRCCON is the best conference I go to all year. It’s so thoughtful and well planned. I feel happy, safe, and informed.” (all quotations from SRCCON attendees in post-event surveys)
Interested in having your company or organization become a sponsor of SRCCON? Get in touch with OpenNews Executive Director Erika Owens today.