YAPC: Yet Another Perl Conference
YAPC (Yet Another Perl Conference) North America is an annual
conference for Perl programming language professionals and
Attendees include IT professionals of every stripe (application
programmers, DBAs, web developers), technical managers, and
business decision-makers. The conference is an opportunity for
networking and sharing of ideas and solutions, with three days of
technical presentations, social events, and discussions with many
of the core developers of Perl.
The Perl Foundation
The Perl Foundation (TPF) is a collection of volunteers
operating a not-for-profit American corporation (registered with
its headquarters in Holland, Michigan) that owns the trademark to
YAPC. In July of 2004 it put forward a call for venue proposals
among the umbrella organization for Perl user groups worldwide,
The Perl Mongers. Local Perl Monger groups across North America
bid for the right to hold the conference and the Toronto Perl
Mongers won the bid.
YAPC NA 2005
YAPC NA 2005 expects to attract 400-500 attendees from all over
North America and the world. The conference location will be 89
Chestnut Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1R1. The conference
centre's website is http://89chestnut.com/
Sponsorship and Support
Sponsorship of YAPC includes a number of benefits for
Recognition of sponsorship on
the YAPC::NA 2005 and The Perl Foundation web sites, which are
permanently archived on the Web;
The inclusion of printed
materials, provided by the Sponsor, in the YAPC::NA 2005
conference materials package;
Recognition as a sponsor of the
conference by the conference organizers at all suitable
opportunities within and outside of the conference, such as the
opening session and final assembly.
Additional, specific or different considerations on a
The main hallway of the conference building is large, so we can
provide space to set up tables. If you would like to send
representatives to talk to attendees, please contact us to discuss
What forms might Sponsorship take?
Sponsorship can take many forms, such as:
Direct financial donations;
Sponsorship of a meal at the
conference (lunch or dinner);
Donation of products or
services for our auction;
Help with a conference expense
(we have many, so contact us for details);
Major sponsorships can qualify for special recognition.
We particularly seek a sponsor for a conference T-shirt, which
has been designed to have space for a sponsor's logo along with
the logo we have chosen for this year's conference. T-shirt
sponsors will have the benefit of being permanently associated
with the conference, as many attenders wear their perl conference
T-shirts at work as well as at future perl conferences.
Questions and Answers
All money donated through YAPC goes to the The Perl Foundation
a US non-profit corporation dedicated to the advancement of the
Perl programming language through open discussion, collaboration,
design, and code. The Perl Foundation coordinates the efforts of
numerous grass-roots Perl-based groups including International Yet
Another Perl Conferences, and Perl Mongers. The Perl Foundation is
based in Holland, Michigan.
Is the contribution tax deductible?
The Perl Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, so
all donations are tax deductible under US tax law. Please contact
us if you need specific information.
Yet Another Perl Conference, North America, 2005
na-sponsor (at) yapc.org