Sponsorship Opportunities

About the Forum

The DLF Forum brings together a wide variety of players in the digital library, museum, and archive fields, from project managers and developers to administrators and service providers. It is an open meeting that welcomes members and others with relevant interests, and provides a strategic platform for organizations to reach a targeted audience. The Forum is collegial, with an emphasis on inclusion and an expectation of trust. We plan to host over 700 attendees at the 2019 conference in Tampa, Florida, October 14-16.


DLF has over 190 member institutions — 90+ new in the past several years alone. Take advantage of the rapid growth of this active community and meet digital library, museum, and archive professionals where they come together—the DLF Forum.


Broaden your audience! Several affiliated events are co-located with the Forum including the NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2019, workshops, meetups, and more.


Be part of a conversation that extends beyond the three-day Forum and the pre- and post-conference events, via DLF social media, and the livestream.


About NDSA & Digital Preservation 2019

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance, hosted by the Digital Library Federation, is a consortium of over 200 partnering organizations, including universities, professional associations, businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations, all committed to the long-term preservation of digital information. Members work together to preserve access to our national digital heritage.


Digital Preservation is the major meeting and conference of the NDSA—open to members and non-members alike—focusing on tools, techniques, theories, and methodologies for digital stewardship and preservation, data curation, the content lifecycle, and related issues. Typically Digital Preservation attracts attendance of more than 200 participants. This year, DigiPres will be held October 16-17, 2019.


Sponsorship Levels for the DLF Forum & NDSA’s Digital Preservation 

Benefit Adamantium 
Signature event sponsor (reception, keynote, or closing session)        
Sponsored lunch session        
Coffee break, breakfast, or lunch sponsor      
Vendor table    
Featured sponsor post    
Brochure included on event USB drives  
Logo on Forum & DigiPres websites ✓(XL) ✓(L) ✓(M) ✓(S)  
Name on Forum & DigiPres websites        
Noted sponsor in online program
Print recognition in on-site signage
Acknowledgement from the podium
Conference registrations ($750 value each) 3 2 1 0 0


Unique Opportunities

Child Care Fund: Various levelstalk to us!

DLF has created a fund to offset the cost of child care for Forum attendees. Donations in any amount are welcome—those that match or exceed a sponsorship category amount may be eligible for sponsorship benefits.


Livestream: $6,000

The webcast and recording of select sessions will extend the conversation beyond the conference. Includes all the benefits of a gold level sponsorship.


Official Swag: $5,000

Your logo will join DLF’s on the conference gift, type TBD. Includes all the benefits of a gold level sponsorship.


DigiPres Reception: $5,000 (2 needed)

Be a co-sponsor of Digital Preservation 2019’s opening reception. Includes all the benefits of a gold level sponsorship.


USB Flash Drives: $4,000

Your logo will be on the thumb drives that contain conference materials for attendees. Includes all the benefits of a silver level sponsorship.


Lanyards: $3,000 – TAKEN. Thank you, Quartex powered by Adam Matthew!

Everyone will be wearing your logo all week, and in photos from the conference. Includes all the benefits of a silver level sponsorship.


DigiPres Coffee Break: $1,000 (3 needed, 1 taken – thank you, Digital Bedrock!)

Keep attendees caffeinated and motivated—they will appreciate you greatly! Includes all the benefits of a bronze level sponsorship.



Add a table to your sponsorship package (included with Adamantium, Platinum, and Gold) and engage with attendees during breaks, meals, and breakout sessions. Limited space available so reserve soon.


  • Organization with 10+ FTE: $1,250
  • Non-profit or organization with fewer than 10 FTE: $750


Interested in sponsorship or exhibiting but looking for something different or not sure how your organization fits? Please contact Louisa Kwasigroch.




Questions? Please email lkwasigroch@clir.org.