We are planning to get ours printed with the BarCampBirmingham logo,
and wondered if there's a wealth of expertise on the topic.
Any pointers? Vendors? Suggestions?
1. be free of cost to all participants
2. would remain free of advertising on any kind
Personally I think this is the only way to go. Our t-shirts and badges
were a hit with attendees, gave people something to remember the
event, and kept things in the "free and open" spirit of barcamp.
It wasn't actually that hard to do. You just have to be upfront with
sponsors and let them know what the limitations of promoting their
company at BarCamp are. If they balk, then maybe they're not the right
sponsor for your event.
For BarCampDallas, the t-shirts were free of cost, but had sponsor
logos on the back. I didn't mind the logos.
Honestly, I would have been just as happy if people had to pay a
couple bucks for the t-shirts, since "free t-shirts" is probably not
a very good reason to attend a Bar Camp :-)
The tricky part was picking the size ranges. Amit had a good
rundown of the NYC choices, but we ended up skewing larger
Christopher St. John