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BERA Conference 2021

13 September 2021 to 16 September 2021Virtual Conference

Why support BERA?

The BERA conference is the largest conference in the UK to focus on educational research and one of the largest social sciences conferences of its kind. Supporting BERA means that you will be able to virtually interact with up to 1,000 delegates at this prestigious gathering. Our delegates represent a wide range of academics, policy makers and practitioners all engaged, or with a strong interest in educational research.

2021 Virtual Conference

BERA 2021 Virtual Conference Opportunities

While we will be in a virtual world, we have selected a platform that greatly encourages interactivity and networking.

With four high profile keynotes – Becky Francis (CEO of the Education Endowment Foundation), Iram Siraj (Professor of Child Development and Education at University of Oxford), Katy Vigurs (Birmingham City University) and Vanita Sundaram (University of York). Alongside these keynotes are the full programme of sessions, combining live with pre-recorded. Having received a record number of abstracts, we are hoping for high number of engaged delegates.

As a sponsor you will be a key part of the online platform, easily accessible and visible. As well as running for the four days, the platform and all content will be available to delegates for four weeks, meaning much greater visibility than during our normal in-person event.

Sponsors will be fully listed on the platform, contactable by all delegates and with access to delegates during the life of the conference. Depending upon the package that suits you, you can pre-record some details or host live sponsor booths which will include sidebars and demonstrations as well as delegate interaction. Logos and materials can be shared with delegates in the lead-up to the event as well as used during sessions, including sponsoring keynote addresses or other sessions.

We are also offering the ability to host sessions, be they workshops, or book launches in the programme. These will be given a dedicated slot and again allow of live interaction with delegates.

Partnership is at the heart of this event

Our sponsorship opportunities have been carefully shaped for the virtual world to meet your needs and we are open to ideas that would give added value to you and our delegates.

Involvement in BERA is all about building brand awareness

The virtual conference platform is created to capture maximum customer engagement during formal breaks and between sessions. There is a range of opportunities to suit every budget and gold sponsors will benefit from enhanced brand exposure on the BERA website and virtual conference platform before, during and after the event.

Meet new contacts and strengthen key relationships

Maximising networking opportunities for our delegates is an important priority and the 2021 virtual conference platform provide places for networking for delegates and sponsors alike. Depending on the sponsoring option(s) chosen, sponsors have the opportunity to connect with delegates via video-link on their profile or even 1-1 private meetings with delegates.

BERA 2021 Virtual Conference Opportunities

There is a wide range of opportunities for sponsors at the 2021 BERA Conference. To view the opportunities, please click below. 

BERA 2021 Virtual Conference Opportunities


To discuss any of the above, any bespoke packages or any items that may not be on the list above, please contact the Events Manager at