The UK’s Annual Conference for Research Software Engineering (RSECon) is the first and largest conference in this field in the world. The conference provides an unparalleled opportunity to network with Research Software Engineers (RSEs) – the technical decision makers in research – from the UK and from around the world.
To enable you to pick the level of sponsorship that’s right for you we’re offering five levels of sponsorship packages. Please contact us to discuss the level and form of sponsorship that you are interested in.
All packages include:
- Your logo on our website, programme, and slides before plenaries and streamed talks, with size depending on package.
- Thanks in our opening and closing remarks.
- Thanks in Tweets from the Society account (6.9k followers), in our community Slack (4.5k members), and the Society newsletter (1249 subscribers) and conference emails.
Why Your Company Should Sponsor Us
The RSE Conference offers a great opportunity for sponsors to advertise their products, business and goals to a large audience spanning industrial and academic domains. RSE is a strategically important role in research. It was recently highlighted as a vital role in the Government’s Future of Compute strategy, which outlines the government’s plans for new significant investments into computational research.
Attendees come from all backgrounds and disciplines across research: Including High-Performance Computing in the physical sciences and engineering, Cloud-computing web platforms for reproducible research infrastructure, Trusted Research Environments for health research, machine-learning in the Digital Humanities and much more.
Your Potential Audience
Over 350 attendees will be gathered at Newcastle University in September. They typically include most if not all of the leaders of UK RSE Groups, Heads of Research IT from universities responsible for TOP 500 HPC procurement contracts and University-wide software licensing, leaders from national research institutes, and senior staff from the research software and hardware divisions of both startups and major businesses.
Alongside RSEs, there will be leading researchers and technical experts, PhD students and early-career researchers just starting out with research software and investigating future careers.
As the birthplace of the RSE community, the UK conference has become the de facto international conference for RSE. It attracts significant numbers of attendees from international RSE communities. In total, over 10% of attendees are from outside the UK.
Of note is that in line with our environmental and sustainability policies we won’t be providing delegates with a conference bag, but sponsors are welcome to offer merchandise on their stands. There’ll be a web store open before the conference for T-shirts and other merchandise, and we’re happy to look into adding promotional items to it.
Policy & Disclaimer
Our sponsorship policy and disclaimer can be found here: Sponsorship Policy.