We are seeking companies or institutions to sponsor various elements of the conference. Available sponsorship opportunities include:
Conference Dinner: On the Wednesday evening all non-concessionary delegates (and any guests who have booked a ticket) go for a conference dinner, which is usually subsidised by a sponsor. The minimum level of sponsorship for the conference dinner is £2,500, although higher levels of sponsorship allow us to offer a more expensive meal.
Bursaries: In the past we've offered bursaries which enable people to attend who might not otherwise be able to (e.g. students) or to under-represented groups. These cost £500/delegate and cover free entry to the conference plus we cover their expenses (travel + accommodation) up to £400.
Speaker sponsor: Occasionally we have speakers who would like to offer a talk, but can't afford the travel costs. A sponsor can agree to pay a fixed amount of the costs so that the speaker can attend.
We also have sponsors who prefer to sponsor the event in general, as opposed to any one particular part, and this enables us to keep the delegate fees to a minimum.
Benefits to sponsors include:
- Literature for distribution in delegate packs
- Table top in the main area where delegates meet during registration, breaks etc.
- Free conference passes for up to 3 delegates to man the stall
- Logo and one paragraph of text on the conference website
- Mentioned in conference publicity and emails
Plus you are of course welcome to publicise to your website/blog/Twitter account that you are sponsoring the event.
If you are sending along a technical person who may wish to give a talk, please see our Call for Papers.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in sponsoring the Spring 2012 conference.