About the Conference

The eResearch Australasia Conference attracts delegates from diverse disciplines of information and communication technologies, including Australasia’s leading researchers, practitioners, and educators working predominantly in private, government & education sectors.

The main conference program runs for 3 days, and attracts approximately 450 attendees each year. The conference provides sponsors and exhibitors the opportunity to:

  • Meet face-to-face with leading researcher service providers and opinion leaders in the eResearch field.
  • Demonstrate new services and research programs.
  • Maintain a high profile with your target markets.
  • Network with industry delegates and evaluate market trends to generate new business opportunities and identify emerging technologies.
  • Network with eResearch service providers likely to be valuable to your team.
  • Demonstrate your involvement, commitment and support of the eResearch community.
  • Launch new products and services in front of an audience empowered with decision-making authority.

Who attends

The eResearch Australasia Conference attracts delegates from a variety of settings and professions:

Top sectors represented at the conference
Commercial/Private 15%
Government 14%
University & Research 52%
Not-for-Profit & Industry Groups 19%
Top job categories of delegates
Consultant/Specialist 12%
Executive Management 21%
Middle Management 31%
Project/Research/IT Officer 10%
Librarian and Library Services 10%
Locations represented at the conference
NSW/ACT 25%
WA/NT/SA 7%
QLD 16%
VIC/TAS 41%
Asia & the Pacific 6%
Other International 5%

Data based on the 2016 eResearch Australasia Conference hosted at the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park.

About the venue

Nestled in the heart of a thriving cultural, dining and entertainment hub, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre has been awarded the Apex Award by the APIC association for receiving the highest client rated service out of any convention centre world wide.

The exhibition component of the conference will be held in the Plaza Auditorium Foyer. This naturally lit and adaptable space is central to all conference meeting rooms and the focal point for social activies and conference breaks.

Visit www.bcec.com.au to learn more about the venue.

About the location

Brisbane is Australia’s most exciting up-and-coming city. Constantly evolving with new offerings and experiences, the city has received glowing acclaim for its unique charms.

The city’s burgeoning cultural and events scene has a reputation for blockbuster shows, international sporting matches, unique performances and exclusive exhibits.

We encourage you to arrive a little earlier or stay a little longer to discover what Brisbane and its spectacular surrounds offer you.

Engagement opportunities at the conference

Social Functions

Tickets to the Welcome & Poster Receptions are included with all full sponsor and exhibitor registrations. Social functions are designed to allow sponsors and exhibitors the opportunity to network and mix with delegates in an informal setting.

  • Welcome Reception:
    Hosted in the exhibition area the Welcome Reception is a popular function with conference delegates. Food and beverage will be served throughout the exhibition area encouraging delegates to move and mingle throughout the entire area.
  • Poster Reception:
    Hosted in the exhibition area, the Poster Reception provides all attendees the opportunity to talk with presenters and view posters detailing the very latest break-throughs and innovations in eResearch and related fields. This is an excellent opportunity for sponsors and exhibitors to mingle with delegates whilst brushing up on industry and scientific knowledge.  

Hosting delegates and private events

The conference committee is happy for sponsors and exhibitors to host educational or social events during the time of the conference.

These may be a breakfast or dinner event, however must not be run or coincide with event scheduled as per the eResearch Conference Scientific program.

Sponsors and exhibitors are responsible for all organisation and costs associated with hosted events including marketing, attendee bookings, venue bookings, catering etc.

An opt-in delegate list including attendee name, organisation, state and email address will be provided to eligible sponsors and exhibitors approximately 2 weeks prior to the conference which may be used for the circulation of invitations.

App Game

All sponsors and exhibitors will be issued QR codes as part of the 2017 App Game designed to encourage delegate flow and interaction.

Exhibitors can choose to clearly display the QR code on or within your booth to avoid unnecessary interruptions or you can ‘hide’ the code to ensure interaction with your representatives.

Each QR code will reveal the exhibitors’ company name.

To enter the draw, participants will need to have collected all sponsor and exhibitor names.

Key sponsors will also be given the first opportunity to provide prizes.

Breaks

All arrival tea and coffee, morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas will be served in the exhibition area.

Catering stations, seating and cocktail tables will be situated throughout the exhibition area to help facilitate the even spread of delegates during catered breaks.

About the conference

eResearch Australasia provides opportunities for delegates to engage, connect, and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities, and how information and communication technologies help researchers to collaborate, collect, manage, share, process, analyse, store, find, understand and re-use information.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.

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