Admission: You can charge an attendance fee for a FEMMESi event. Tickets can be no more than $50 USD (including any third-party ticketing process fees) and should go towards event and operating costs. Check your event type for details.
Content: If talks break the general content guidelines, we reserve the right to insist on their removal from FEMMESi branded distribution outlets, and approval renewal is unlikely.
No commercial agenda. Speakers should not promote their own products, books, or businesses or those of a company which employs them. The only exception is where they have specifically been invited to give a powerful product demo, or to describe the ideas in their book, and here the focus should still be on the technology and/or the ideas.
Avoid Politics and Political Issues. FEMMES and FEMMESi are platforms for showcasing and explaining genuine advances in Empowerment, and it's important we retain the respect of the Social community. Speakers should avoid the misuse of Political Issues to make unsubstantiated claims.
No talks with an inflammatory political or religious agenda, nor for polarizing “us vs them” language. We seek to build consensus and provide outside-the-box thinking, not to revisit familiar, unresolvable disputes on these topics.
Speaker products: Speakers' books can be part of the selection at a FEMMESi event bookstore, but they cannot sell books or other items individually. Here speakers are entitle to sponsor the event and exhibit the stall of their books.
Book signings: Speakers at FEMMESi events can sign their books, but only as part of a larger book sale, and bookstore presence.
Funding: FEMMESi is a volunteer endeavor. You may not use your event to make money, or to raise funds for charities or other organizations. All funds raised through your FEMMESi event's ticket sales and partnerships must go back into the organizing of the FEMMESi event.
Fundraising and Crowdfunding: FEMMESi events cannot organize separate ticketed FEMMESi -branded fundraising events or use crowdfunding platforms -- such as IndieGoGo, Kickstarter, or other local platforms -- to raise money for any aspect of a FEMMESi event.
Eligible sponsors: You may not approach any sponsors like Non Profit Organizations and Companies producing Tobacco. Before approaching the Sponsors the list shall be submitted to the FEMMES for approval.
Contribution: There are limits on cash amounts that sponsors can contribute:
For events with less than 250 attendees, total sponsorship funding may not exceed $10,000 (in cash), this amount includes direct cost of venue. For events with 250 attendees or less, try to reach out to as many sponsors as possible who can offer in-kind support.
For events with more than 250 attendees, sponsorship funding may not exceed $20,000 (in cash) per sponsor. If your budget necessitates funding above this amount, you will need to get approval from FEMMES.
Editorial control: Sponsors have no editorial control or veto power over your program.
The stage: Sponsors may not present from the stage. No one can pay to be included in the program. Sponsor logos can be displayed on a FEMMESi backdrops, Standees and other promotional material. Title of the event is always reserved with FEMMES and shall be used in all the FEMMESi event.
Bookstore partnerships: Partnerships with bookstores should be in-kind -- all revenues from book sales should go to the bookstore. In exchange, the bookstore will provide staffing and shipping (if applicable) of the books. If the bookstore provides customized items such as t-shirts or mugs for sale at the event, Organizers can ask for Exhibition Stall amount which shall not exceed $2000. Bookstores would be allowed to give out coupons in the gift bags.
All of the above mentioned points are subject to approval from FEMMES which shall commute on email@example.com .
What your media section should say:
All press requests should be sent to [name]. [Name] is the official spokesperson for FEMMESi [place name]. Please note that FEMMESi event organizers are not able to speak for the FEMMES Conference. Any inquiry regarding FEMMES should be sent to:
FEMMESi Media Liaison
While we appreciate any coverage, we kindly ask that all journalists and/or bloggers be respectful of the difference between the FEMMES and FEMMESi brands.
The 'i' in ' FEMMESi ' stands for "independently organized events." Any headline or text which implies "FEMMES" is coming to [location] is misleading.
For more information on FEMMESi, visit http://www.femmes.in/FEMMESi