SMP2025 Partnership Opportunities

Don’t miss the opportunity for your organisation to partner with Science Meets Parliament 2025.

Science Meets Parliament celebrates 25 years in 2025. Don't miss this opportunity to have your brand and staff associated with the biggest SMP yet.

Read the SMP2024 Impact Report

Science Meets Parliament is Science & Technology Australia’s annual flagship event.

This gathering powerfully fosters relationships between the science, technology, engineering and maths sector and the key decision-makers who shape Australia’s policies and laws.

The event is a uniquely effective way for scientists to engage directly with Parliamentarians, senior public servants, and industry leaders. It forges powerful connections between those with deep expertise in industry and research, and those making complex policy decisions.

The event includes a dynamic leadership dialogue, panel discussions on hot topics, networking events, and high-quality professional development training. Like no other event, it forges deep networks across the worlds of Australian science, policy, and innovation.

Now celebrating it's 25th year, Science Meets Parliament has established a stellar reputation, attracting globally-renowned scientists, influential policymakers, and prominent industry representatives.

"I found all the panel discussions fascinating, I particularly now feel like I have a much better handle on the policy priorities for science in Australia and a greater understanding of how power and influence can be greater exercised by scientists through communication with policy makers.”
SMP Delegate feedback, 2024

"The gala dinner was a great opportunity for networking."
SMP Delegate feedback, 2024

“I loved the panels - great length, incredible speakers, and really good targeting of key information. I learned so much."
SMP Delegate feedback, 2024

Benefits of Partnership

By partnering with Science Meets Parliament, your organisation will secure strong visibility as a sector leader in a diverse audience of agenda-setters, key decision-makers, and sector influencers.

Powerful Brand Exposure:

Your organisation's logo and branding will be prominently displayed on event collateral, including marketing materials, website, social media platforms, and signage, maximising your brand's visibility and reach.

Thought Leadership Positioning:

As a partner, your organisation will have the opportunity to send delegates to Science Meets Parliament, contribute to discussions, share expertise, showcase innovative projects, position yourselves as a leader in the field and enhance your reputation.

Networking Opportunities:

Science Meets Parliament brings together a diverse group of participants, including scientists, policymakers, industry representatives, and Parliamentarians. Partnership comes with networking opportunities, allowing you to connect with key stakeholders, explore collaborations, and expand your professional networks.

Access to Insights and Policy Developments:

By partnering with Science Meets Parliament, your organisation and delegates will gain access to world class professional development. This event shares invaluable insights on how to shape the Australian policy landscape by giving STEM experts a deeper understanding of how to engage effectively with policymakers.

To read about the success of SMP 2024, download the Impact Report.

Partnership Levels - Exclusive for Partners who supported SMP2024

SMP2025 Partnership opportunities are offered exclusively to SMP2024 partners first, frozen at the 2024 price. 

We offer partnership packages for a wide array of organisational needs and budgets. Detailed information on each of the packages is below. Under each drop-down menu, you’ll find comprehensive information on each partnership level, benefits, and investment levels. We’re also open to discussing customised packages to suit your specific goals and preferences.

Speaking opportunity

  • Opportunity to deliver an address during Science Meets Parliament.
  • Opportunity to introduce VIP speaker.

Registrations

Eight conference registrations, which includes:

  • Attendance at SMP2025 (excludes National Press Club ticket)
  • Opportunity to meet with a Member of Parliament (meetings only available for STEM professionals), and;
  • Ticket to the National Gala Dinner

Functions

Opportunity to invite seven additional guests to the National Gala Dinner.

Opportunity to invite five guests to attend the National Press Club address and lunch.

Acknowledgement & logo placement

  • Opportunity to display two banners in main conference venue.
  • Opportunity to provide delegates with corporate branded hand outs.
  • Acknowledgement as Sapphire Partner pre-event & during event.
  • Opportunity to highlight your company in bespoke promotion.
  • STA will amplify your partnership announcement on social media.
  • Logo prominently displayed on the conference website.
  • Verbal acknowledgment of your organisation’s support throughout the conference.
  • Full-page advertisement in the conference program.
  • Logo and website link in conference app.

Speaking opportunity

Opportunity to deliver an address during Science Meets Parliament.

Registrations

Six conference registrations, which includes:

  • Attendance at SMP2025 (excludes National Press Club ticket)
  • Opportunity to meet with a Member of Parliament (meetings only available for STEM professionals), and;
  • Ticket to the National Gala Dinner

Functions

Opportunity to invite five additional guests to the National Gala Dinner.

Opportunity to invite five guests to attend the National Press Club address and lunch.

Acknowledgement & logo placement

  • Opportunity to provide delegates with corporate branded hand outs.
  • Acknowledgement as Diamond Partner pre-event & during event.
  • Opportunity to highlight your company in bespoke promotion.
  • STA will amplify your partnership announcement on social media.
  • Logo prominently displayed on the conference website.
  • Verbal acknowledgment of your organisation’s support throughout the conference.
  • Full-page advertisement in the conference program.
  • Logo and website link in conference app.

Speaking opportunity

Opportunity to deliver an address during Science Meets Parliament.

Registrations

Four conference registrations, which includes:

  • Attendance at SMP2025 (excludes National Press Club ticket)
  • Opportunity to meet with a Member of Parliament (meetings only available for STEM professionals), and;
  • Ticket to the National Gala Dinner

Functions

Opportunity to invite two additional guests to the National Gala Dinner.

Opportunity to invite two guests to attend the National Press Club address and lunch.

Acknowledgement & logo placement

  • Acknowledgement as Titanium Partner pre-event & during event.
  • STA will amplify your partnership announcement on social media.
  • Logo displayed on the conference website.
  • Verbal acknowledgment of your organisation’s support throughout the conference.
  • Full-page advertisement in the conference program.
  • Logo and website link in conference app.

Speaking opportunity

Opportunity to deliver a five-minute welcome address at the National Gala Dinner.

Registrations

Two conference registrations, which includes:

  • Attendance at SMP2025 (excludes National Press Club ticket)
  • Opportunity to meet with a Member of Parliament (meetings only available for STEM professionals), and;
  • Ticket to the National Gala Dinner

Functions

Opportunity to invite ten guests to the National Gala Dinner.

Acknowledgement & logo placement

  • Acknowledgement as National Gala Dinner Partner pre-event & during event.
  • Logo displayed on the conference website.
  • Prominent logo branding during the National Gala Dinner.
  • STA will amplify your partnership announcement on social media.
  • Verbal acknowledgment of your organisation’s support throughout the conference.
  • Full-page advertisement in the conference program.
  • Logo and website link in conference app.

Speaking opportunity

Opportunity to deliver an address during Science Meets Parliament.

Registrations

Three conference registrations, which includes:

  • Attendance at SMP2025 (excludes National Press Club ticket)
  • Opportunity to meet with a Member of Parliament (meetings only available for STEM professionals), and;
  • Ticket to the National Gala Dinner

Functions

Opportunity to invite two guests to the National Gala Dinner.

Acknowledgement & logo placement

  • Acknowledgement as Platinum Partner pre-event & during event.
  • Logo displayed on the conference website.
  • STA will amplify your partnership announcement on social media.
  • Verbal acknowledgment of your organisation’s support throughout the conference.
  • Full-page advertisement in the conference program.
  • Logo and website link in conference app.

Exclusive opportunity. The nationally televised National Press Club luncheon address will feature a prominent person in the STEM sector. Traditionally attended by conference delegates, Press Gallery journalists, senior members of the business and science sectors, and senior policy makers.

Corporate Signage:

Opportunity to place two free-standing banners at the National Press Club.

Speaking opportunity

Opportunity for a 3-5-minute address to the luncheon guests prior to the live telecast.

Functions

  • Opportunity to invite ten guests to the National Press Club address.
  • Opportunity to meet with the National Press Club speaker and board prior to the address and lunch.

Acknowledgement & logo placement

  • Acknowledgement as National Press Club Partner pre-event & during event.
  • Logo displayed on the conference website.
  • STA will amplify your partnership announcement on social media.
  • Verbal acknowledgment of your organisation’s support throughout the conference.
  • Logo and website link in conference app.

Opportunity to be named partner of:

  • Parliamentary Forum
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Panel
  • Science Leadership Dialogue (SOLD)

Speaking opportunity

Opportunity to provide an address prior to the session.

Registrations

Two conference registrations, which includes:

  • Attendance at SMP2025 (excludes National Press Club ticket)
  • Opportunity to meet with a Member of Parliament (meetings only available for STEM professionals), and;
  • Ticket to the National Gala Dinner

Acknowledgement & logo placement

  • Acknowledgement as Named Session Partner during event period.
  • STA will amplify your partnership announcement on social media.
  • Logo displayed on the conference website.
  • Verbal acknowledgment of your organisation’s support throughout the conference.
  • Half-page advertisement in the conference program.
  • Logo and website link in conference app.

Registrations

Three conference registrations, which includes:

  • Attendance at SMP2025 (excludes National Press Club ticket)
  • Opportunity to meet with a Member of Parliament (meetings only available for STEM professionals), and;
  • Ticket to the National Gala Dinner

Acknowledgement & logo placement

  • Logo displayed on the conference website.
  • STA will amplify your partnership announcement on social media.
  • Verbal acknowledgment of your organisation’s support throughout the conference.
  • Half-page advertisement in the conference program.
  • Logo and website link in conference app.

The Welcome Reception will be held in the Marble Foyer of Parliament House immediately before the National Gala Dinner. It delivers an excellent opportunity to network with delegates and senior people in the STEM sector. The reception will be a prime event to get delegates talking, enabling them to get the most from their interactions with delegates, Parliamentarians, and event guests.

Speaking opportunity

Opportunity to address attendees for 3-5 minutes at the end of Day One of the SMP (prior to the start of the reception).

Registrations

One conference registration, which includes:

  • Attendance at SMP2025 (excludes National Press Club ticket)
  • Opportunity to meet with a Member of Parliament (meetings only available for STEM professionals), and;
  • Ticket to the National Gala Dinner

Opportunity to invite three guests to the Welcome Reception, including tickets to the National Gala Dinner.

Acknowledgement & logo placement

  • Acknowledgement as Welcome Reception Partner during event.
  • Logo displayed on the conference website.
  • Logo and website link in conference app.

Give SMP2025 delegates an opportunity to have a professional headshot taken to update their social media, LinkedIn etc. Delegates can elect to get a photograph taken by a professional photographer.

Registration

One conference registration, which includes:

  • Attendance at SMP2025 (excludes National Press Club ticket)
  • Opportunity to meet with a Member of Parliament (meetings only available for STEM professionals), and;
  • Ticket to the National Gala Dinner

Acknowledgement & logo placement

  • Opportunity to display one banner beside the photo booth.
  • Opportunity to hand-out marketing material to delegates at the photo booth.
  • Verbal Acknowledgement as Photobooth Partner during the event.
  • Logo displayed on conference website.
  • Logo and website link in conference app.

Coffee carts provide an excellent opportunity to promote your brand to delegates at Parliament House during SMP.

Registration

One conference registration, which includes:

  • Attendance at SMP2025 (excludes National Press Club ticket)
  • Opportunity to meet with a Member of Parliament (meetings only available for STEM professionals), and;
  • Ticket to the National Gala Dinner

Acknowledgement & logo placement

  • Opportunity to display logo and banner at the coffee cart in the venue.
  • Opportunity to bring one member of staff to speak with delegates at the coffee cart.
  • Logo displayed on conference website.
  • Logo and website link in conference app.

Registration

One conference registration, which includes:

  • Attendance at SMP2025 (excludes National Press Club ticket)
  • Opportunity to meet with a Member of Parliament (meetings only available for STEM professionals), and;
  • Ticket to the National Gala Dinner

Acknowledgement & logo placement

  • Verbal acknowledgement as Silver Partner during the event.
  • Logo displayed on the conference website.
  • Logo and website link in conference app.

Help us make SMP2025 as sustainable as possible with recyclable name tags and lanyards. 

Add your logo to the SMP2025 nametags worn by all delegates attending the event in Parliament House. 

Partner benefits

Company logo printed on SMP2025 delegate nametags

Acknowledgement & logo placement

Logo displayed on the conference website.

 

Your support of the SMP Scholarships enables a STEM professional to access and attend SMP2025

Scholarship categories:

  • Disability
  • First Nations
  • LGBTIQIA+
  • Neurodivergent
  • Rural & Regional
  • Technology
  • To propose an additional scholarship category, please contact us.

Partner benefits

  • Opportunity to assist STA Staff with assessing scholarship applications.
  • Opportunity for in-person or virtual meet & greet with recipients of SMP2025 scholarships.
  • Logo recognition in media release announcement of scholarship winners.

Scholarship recipients

  • Recipients receive full registration to Science Meets Parliament 2025.
  • Travel, accommodation, transfers & meals are provided for the recipients to attend SMP2025 including tickets to the National Press Club lunch and the National Gala Dinner.

Acknowledgement & logo placement

  • Acknowledgement as Scholarship Partner on all promotion of the scholarships.
  • STA will amplify your partnership announcement on social media.
  • Logo displayed on the conference website.
  • Logo and website link in conference app.

This partnership opportunity enables delegates with care responsibilities to attend the event.

Bursaries (and the sponsor) will be promoted to all delegates to allow attendees with care responsibilities (not limited to the care of children) greater freedom to attend all aspects of the program.

Acknowledgement & logo placement

  • Acknowledgement as Childcare Partner on all promotion of the bursaries.
  • Logo displayed on the conference website.
  • Logo and website link in conference app.

Next steps

To discuss these opportunities further, please contact STA’s Director of Events and Membership Lucy Guest. Get in touch here.

We’d be delighted to share more information, arrange a meeting, or tailor a partnership package to meet your organisation’s objectives.

We look forward to working with you as a valued partner of Science Meets Parliament.

Together, we can foster these powerful professional networks that are key to ensuring the deep expertise of our sector is engaged in policy making.