Be A Conference Sponsor


The Society of Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies (SLLS) promotes interdisciplinary and inter-study
understanding and collaboration in longitudinal and life course research, and provides a forum for
discussion and publication of new ideas about all aspects of this topic. We do this by setting up
networking and training opportunities, online and offline, for our members to connect with one
another. We run a successful, peer-review journal, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Journal (LLCS),
which is now in its 29th Issue. Full online access is available via subscription. Last, but  by no means least, we organise an international conference each year which is attended by approximately 300 delegates from across the globe.


The conference offers opportunities to build relationships with professionals and experts from
research, policy and practice across a range of disciplines. This year our theme is ‘Multidisciplinary
Collaboration in Longitudinal and Lifecourse Research’, with some great looking talks on inequalities,
education, child development, migration, epigenetics and survey design (to name just a few). We have
two eminent keynote speakers as well. On Monday 9th July 2018, Professor Manuela Naldini from the
University of Stirling, will launch the conference. Prof. Bell is Professor of Economics at Stirling and
specialises in labour economics and fiscal federalism. He is also Principal Investigator of the Healthy
AGeing In Scotland (HAGIS) survey, a longitudinal survey of older people in Scotland. Our second
keynote speaker, on Wednesday 11th July, is Professor Ross Macmillan from Bocconi University. Prof.
Macmillan is the director for the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy  and co-directs the   Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab. Her current research examines the historical evolution of income-basedgaps in parenting behaviour and children’s cognitive and non-cognitive skills.

In order to boost the success and impact of the conference we invite you to sponsor for 2018. All
sponsors will be recognised on the official conference website, with your logo and electronic flyer
made available to all participants. There is the opportunity to sponsor the conference programme,
drinks reception and dinner.


Amanda Sacker
President, SLLS



• 1 full page advert in conference programme (A4)
• Company logo on front cover of programme
• Access to pre-conference delegate list
• Recognition of sponsorship in conference materials
• 50% discount on day delegate registration (up to a max. of 2)
• Electronic flyer on conference website


• Access to pre-conference delegate list
• Recognition of sponsorship at the reception
• 50% discount on day delegate registration (up to a max of 2)
• 1 x place at conference drinks reception and dinner
• Opportunity to display marketing material at the reception
• Electronic flyer on conference website

• Access to pre-conference delegate list
• Recognition of sponsorship at the dinner
• 50% discount on day delegate registration (up to a max. of 2)
• 2 x places at drinks reception and dinner
• Company logo on the dinner menus
• Electronic flyer on conference website


Sponsorship Code of Conduct
The Society seeks financial and other kinds of support only for work we believe will further our
programme and which reflect our concerns. We do not undertake activities at the behest of others
simply because they may provide a source of funding.

The Society insists on the retention of complete editorial control over its work, and does not allow
funders to decide the content either of publications or of conferences, seminars and other events. We
will be happy to receive helpful suggestions, but the final editorial decisions always rest with us.


Benefits available to funding partners:
The Society is pleased:
· To put partners’ names and logos, prominently but not oversized, on publicity material and
associated literature, along with that of the Society and other sponsors.
· To display partners’ names and logos on posters/banners at the conference, along with that
of the Society and other sponsors.
· To thank funding partners verbally at the conference and on relevant literature.
· To publicise funding partners’ activities in conference packs, etc.
· The Society does not provide platforms to speakers simply in return for financial support.
However, we will allow funding partners to speak in some circumstances where this is
appropriate to the content of the event.

Communications Guidelines
In order to ensure that both the Society and the funding partner involved in any project receive
greatest value of money, the Society adheres to a set of communication guidelines designed to
promote best practice.

The Society undertakes to meet if necessary with the funding partner on a set number of occasions
during the course of the project, according to the scale of the project and funding involved. These
meetings are designed to be opportunities for the Society and the funding partner to report on
progress and to raise ideas, issues or areas of concern.

In order to promote clear communications the Society will supply the funding partner at the start of
the relationship with a statement detailing the project timetable and the Society personnel working
on it.

Where the timetable changes we will undertake to inform the funding partner of this at the earliest
possible opportunity, and to explain the reasons. (We would expect partners to understand that
timetables do sometimes change for legitimate reasons, particularly in research and publication
projects where outcomes and findings cannot be known at the outset.) The statement aims to ensure
that the funding partner is able to speak to an informed member of staff at all points during the
working relationship, as well as making clear which member of Society is responsible for which task.


Events Agreement
Although it is unlikely that we will have to change any part of the event, there may be unforeseen
circumstances beyond our control which may force us to do this. In the occurrence of cancellation by
a speaker we will do as much as possible to find a suitable replacement for any cancellation.
However we cannot be held responsible under the terms of an agreement with a funding partner for
the non-appearance of a speaker where this was clearly not under its control. The Society also cannot
take responsibility for the content or actions of any speaker at an event.

In the unlikely circumstances that the conference or a particular event therein (e.g dinner, reception
etc.) is cancelled due to occurrences beyond the control of Society the funding partner would be
expected to share responsibility for any non-recoverable outlay that the Society has incurred.
The funding partner’s name and/or logo will appear on all publicity with a lead of one of the following:
‘In association with’; ‘supported by’; or ‘media partner’; the Society cannot compromise its editorial
control by allowing a funding partner to appear as a joint contributor in the organisation of any event.

To purchase your sponsorship package please contact
Tony Robertson, Local Organising Committee Chair:
+44(0)1786 466360

The registration site is currently open for bookings - click here

Conference Venue
Stirling Court Hotel
University of Stirling

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