The organizers of EdCamp Cleveland are committed to making this a free event for all participants. We would rather have a small, simple, “no frills” event than have to charge people money to participate.
With that in mind, additional resources would make this event even better. Offering some coffee and pastry items in the morning helps welcome the participants and encourages them to start networking with one another right away. If we can provide lunch, it makes it easier for everyone to network during that time, and the schedule does not have to accommodate travel time. It is also be nice to have some giveaways to help us celebrate the experience. Although there will not be vendor booths at the event, your generosity will be publicized on the EdCamp Cleveland website and various signs throughout the school.
Supporting Sponsors have donated $500 or more in cash or products. These organizations are recognized at the opening and closing sessions, in signage around the school on the day of the event, and on the EdCamp Cleveland web site sponsor page and sidebar. Supporting Sponsors for EdCamp Cleveland 2013 include:
The Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County donated $1,000 to EdCamp Cleveland 2013, which allows us to provide lunch for all of the participants.
CDW-g donated two Chromebooks to be given away at the closing session.
Contributing Sponsors have donated less than $500 in cash or products. These organizations are recognized in the opening session, in signage around the school on the day of the event, and on the EdCamp Cleveland web site sponsor page. Contributing Sponsors for EdCamp Cleveland 2013 include:
Friends of EdCamp are individuals or organizations who have made in-kind donations of promotional products. These items are distributed to participants on the day of the event, and the friends are recognized on the EdCamp Cleveland sponsor page. Friends of EdCamp Cleveland 2013 include:
If you would like to contribute to this effort, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact John Schinker (schinkerj at gmail.com or @schinker on Twitter) to see how you can help. We are grateful for the support of all of our sponsors.