OSCON Nonprofit Pavilion and Projects Pavilion

Collaboration is the heart of open source. But O'Reilly knows that effective cooperation involves more than good technology; we also recognize the very human drive behind it. And we can think of no better example of the human need to collaborate — and the creative ways it can be done — than can be found in the countless nonprofits that work to better our community and world by using and promoting open source tools and technologies.

2012 Nonprofit Pavilion Organizations

We are excited to have the following organizations represented in the Expo Hall at OSCON this year:

2012 Projects Pavilion

The projects pavilion in the OSCON Expo Hall highlights various open source projects and gives you the chance to meet face to face with project leaders and volunteers.

Application Process

We are once again hosting a Nonprofit Pavilion at OSCON as part of the Expo Hall. Due to increasing demand for participation in the Nonprofit Pavilion over the years, we will be initiating an application process for OSCON 2012. If you’re a nonprofit organization that is using open source technologies to support your cause, mission, or community goals, we invite you to apply for a spot in the Pavilion. Update: the deadline for applications has passed.

What’s Included

  • (1) Booth space, including carpeting, one table, and two chairs. (Note: the booth space does *not* include electrical power or internet access, however both are available for an additional charge.)
  • (2) Booth Staff passes for booth personnel (includes Wednesday and Thursday lunches)
  • (1) OSCON 3-Day Pass (Weds-Fri)
  • Logo, link, and 50-word description on oscon.com and in the OSCON mobile event app


  • Organizations are not required to be registered 501c3 to participate, however it is preferred.
  • Applying organizations must use the booth space to promote their own organization, not any other company, product, or service.
  • Organizations chosen for the Nonprofit Pavilion must sign an exhibitor agreement/contract
  • The online application must be completed by a representative of the organization no later than May 3
  • Space is limited to 15 nonprofits. Organizations will be selected by an internal OSCON committee and notified via email on or before May 17.
  • Once notified, organizations have 10 calendar days to confirm their participation or the space will be given away to someone else.
  • In exchange for the complimentary booth, we ask that you help promote OSCON to your community.


  • Application opens - April 10
  • Applications due - May 3
  • Organizations notified by - May 18


For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at (707) 827-7065 or scordesse@oreilly.com.

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