MULTILINGUALWEB

Standards and best practices for the Multilingual Web

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Sponsorship Program
for MultilingualWeb Workshops

Updated December 16, 2013

W3C creates open standards for technology and best practices, so that the Web connects people and serves as a platform for innovation. To that extent, W3C organizes workshops to promote early involvement in the development of W3C activities from W3C Members and the public.

The MultilingualWeb projects are looking at standards and best practices that support the creation, localization and use of multilingual web-based information. The projects include support for a series of workshops open to the public, and various communication channels. These events spread information about what standards and best practices currently exist, current status on their development, and what gaps need to be filled.

W3C proposes a dedicated sponsorship program for these workshops to enable organizations to showcase their business and underscore their commitment to the shared goals of the W3C. The sponsorship benefits detailed below allow workshop sponsors to reach out to all stakeholders and decision makers worldwide and to be associated with breakthrough innovations that are paving the future of the Web.

Sponsorship Deadlines

The deadline for requesting to sponsor each workshop will be announced prior to the workshop.

The next opportunity is the workshop in Madrid, Spain, on 07-08 May, 2014. The deadline for sponsorship proposals for this workshop is 16 April 2014.

Sponsorship/Support Options

Sponsorship programs for MultilingualWeb Workshops differs from other W3C workshops. Two options are available for organizations that wish to show their support for the MultilingualWeb Workshop series

  • Sponsor (USD 5,000). Sponsorship provides an opportunity for organizations to gain exposure through the MultilingualWeb Workshop series and show their support for its goals. Benefits of sponsorship include:
    • Placement of the sponsor’s logo on the Workshop website
    • Acknowledgement of sponsorship on the MultilingualWeb project’s Facebook page
    • Opportunity to distribute one small gift/piece of marketing material to attendees upon registration.
    • Logo acknowledgment on signs and other public materials (e.g., slides projected during breaks) as a sponsor. Acknowledgment of organization name as sponsor in email and other publicity communications where logo recognition is not possible.
    • One mailing to workshop distribution lists announcing organization as a sponsor.
    • Inclusion of a one page (A5 size) ad or other informational material in the program booklet for the workshop
    • On a first-come, first-served basis, the chance to be associated with a social event (dinner) and for an organization representative to deliver a brief welcome to the event
    • Quote from organization executive or other representative in post-Workshop press release about Workshop.
  • Supporter (USD 2,000). Being listed as a supporter provides an opportunity for organizations with smaller budgets to still gain exposure through the MultilingualWeb Workshop series and show their support for its goals. Benefits of supporter status include:
    • Listing of organization name on Workshop website
    • Acknowledgement of supporter status on the MultilingualWeb project’s Facebook page
    • Opportunity to distribute one small gift/piece of marketing material to attendees upon registration.
    • Recognition by name in Workshop slides and verbal acknowledgement at the Workshop
    • Inclusion of a half-page (A6, landscape) ad or other informational material in the program booklet for the workshop

Contacts

For further information about this sponsorship program please contact Felix Sasaki ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).