Unlike conventions, festivals or conferences that are produced by a single entity, Creative Tech Week is a composite mega-festival featuring hundreds of curated events by different participating partners. This crowdsourced method allows us to be comprehensive, meet the tastes of a diverse list of attendees, and reach far more attendees through shared promotions.
An enormous benefit of working with many entities is that Creative Tech Week’s social media platform, newsletter and website run all year long, featuring and announcing events hosted by our many partners. Creative Tech Week isn’t just a week. It’s a full year of outreach and relationship-building with your target audiences.
Your sponsorship of Creative Tech Week and our partnership helping you promote your company begins the day you make your commitment to us; we hope it never ends. We plan to make Creative Tech Week the most important place to discover new work, to launch new initiatives in the field, and to network across industries with the work in common. Our aim is to support participation of experimental artists, small researchers, DIY craft hackers and start-up agencies with funding from larger, more established companies that depend on this indie ecosystem for talent, inspiration, learning and growth.
The indie and DIY culture in Creative Technology is incredibly rich and strong. Much open source coding is done as a way of giving to the community. Inventive techniques become memes and propagate to agencies, becoming part of the visual canon. We all benefit from the research and labor contributions of those who give their work freely.
If you are with a large company that thrives in part thanks to the DIY, artistic, and experimental culture of this field, we believe you have a responsibility to sponsor this very important happening. As a community, we need this gathering. The benefit to you is far-reaching. Your commitment is essential.
Because of the breadth of our network, we can invite all the key players focused on the Creative Technology space to speak from our hub stages, show work at our expo, offer world-class training workshops, or host an event of their own.
For the corporations who are interested in connecting with this world more broadly, we are offering you the unique opportunity to join the luminaries of the field on stage, at parties, and as hosts. Together we’ll shape innovative ways to make your brand presence known to attendees, participating entities, VIPs and the media.
Whether you are looking to cement your position as a market leader in your own industry, build buzz about your products and services, generate leads, attract qualified employees or just to be associated with the cool kids and get in on the ground floor of the most important new festival to come to New York in a decade, we can design a sponsorship package for you designed to meet your marketing and recruiting goals with maximum impact. It goes without saying that we will work with you to make sure you get what you need, so these outlined opportunities can be reworked upon request. For more information, contact Isabel Draves at isabel at draves dot org.