Sponsorship & Exhibition

About the Conference

The theme for the 2017 Annual Conference is - Recovering the Social: Personal Troubles as Public Issues. The conference promises to be dynamic, informative, inspiring and is definitely not to be missed.  Our themes are deliberately broad and all-encompassing and designed to appeal to the entire spectrum of sociologists and stimulate lively debate. Our speakers are at the heart of the discipline and their voice is important. Please come along and join the finest scholars from across the globe to lead the debate. Policy makers are coming to hear what our speakers – the people with real experience – have to say.

Why attend the BSA Annual Conference?

Promoting your company at the BSA Annual Conference is a direct, cost-effective way to:

  • Raise brand awareness within your key market;
  • Gain strategic association with the UK’s primary professional network for sociology;
  • Opportunities for new customer acquisition and client retention, by discussing their needs in person;
  • Product recognition with your key demographic – immediate exposure;
  • Raise your company's profile;
  • Increase your knowledge and keep up to date with trends in Sociology;
  • Gain a precise and unified focus of interest – maximum results from minimum time, resource and cost commitment;
  • Accessible, central exhibition location with lengthy breaks for delegates; and
  • Flexible options to suit your budget and sales requirements.

Who's Exhibiting

  • Eduqas
  • Frontiers
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Policy Press
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Rowman & Littlefield International
  • SAGE
  • VERBI Software GmbH
  • Wiley Blackwell/Polity

Main Conference Sponsor - Option taken by SAGE Publications

The BSA is proud to be working in partnership with SAGE Publications as Main Conference Sponsor of the 2017 Annual Conference.

The package includes primary advertising positions on the front cover of the Conference programme and on the Conference website, full-page advertising in the Conference programme, plus extended exhibition stand space and tailored promotional opportunities at the Conference.

Conference Stream Sponsor - £1,380 ex. VAT    

The new format BSA Annual Conference has streams which relate to the research areas of our members. These streams are:

Cities, Mobilities, Place and Space

Race, Ethnicity and Migration

Culture, Media, Sports and Consumption

Rights, Violence and Crime

Environment and Society

Science and Technology Studies

Families and Relationships

Social Divisions/Social Identities


Sociology of Education


Sociology of Religion

Medicine, Health and Illness


Methodological Innovations

Work, Employment and Economic Life

Select the stream which fits best with your organisation’s target market (please note that streams are available on a first come, first served basis). As a conference stream sponsor, your organisation’s logo and/or details* will be promoted alongside your selected conference stream title on publicity and throughout the duration of the conference. Promotional materials provided by you can be displayed in a prominent position within the session room. In liaison with the Conference Organising Team and Conference Stream Coordinator, special promotional sessions may be included in the conference programme within the stream.

This option includes listing as Conference Stream Sponsor with your logo and website link on the conference website and the conference programme. Reduced rates can be negotiated for further requirements, including exhibition stands and advertising options.

*As appropriate. The BSA reserve the right to exclude sponsor details where inappropriate or advertising space and/or word count is limited.

Exhibition Only

Our Exhibitors play a key role in the Conference experience. The exhibition provides a networking space for delegates between papers. Coffee and tea are served as delegates browse the stands and meet the exhibitors. The exhibition runs throughout the Conference to ensure that it doesn’t compete with the papers, it complements them. This standard option offers a stand in the exhibition along with the sponsors of the Conference. The exhibition will be held alongside the Conference catering, and poster presentations depending on the space.

The exhibition stands are a standard size table available from the conference venue, two chairs and refreshments for two-stand staff. Upgrades on space are available to increase your visibility at the Conference.

Exhibition stand upgrade options:

Stand size:

1 Table

£570 ex VAT


2 Tables

£1030 ex VAT


3 Tables

£1490 ex VAT

Website Advertising - £340 ex. VAT

The Conference website has a high volume of traffic as prospective and booked delegates visit the site. The Conference web pages go live 11 months prior to the event with the call for papers information and abstract submission forms. During the months leading up to the Conference, delegates and prospective delegates are encouraged to visit the site as it hosts the Conference booking information, Conference programme details, important changes and information on programme highlights.

Your company logo and a link to your website will be shown on the Conference website until after the event has taken place.

Advertising options

Your message can reach every Conference delegate with our cost-effective advertising options.

Conference programme: 

Full page advert

£515 ex. VAT


Half page advert

£340 ex. VAT

Delegate pack inserts:

Single sheets

£295 ex. VAT



£525 ex. VAT

Package/Combination offers

For the 2017 conference we are pleased to offer combination sponsorship packages.

Stand size


Conference programme advert size


1 table


Full page advert


2 tables


Full page advert


3 tables


Full page advert


1 table


Half page advert


2 tables


Half page advert


3 tables


Half page advert


 *Prices above exclude VAT unless stated otherwise

How can we help you further?

If you wish to discuss our sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities and to receive our booking form please contact Sandria Charalambous on 0191 383 0839 or email events@britsoc.org.uk