Following the success of the First Conference of Research Software Engineers, we are pleased to announce that the Second Conference will be held at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester on the 7-8 September 2017. As for the First Conference, we are expecting an international mix of over 200 attendees, and a programme full of interesting talks, posters, hands-on tutorials and discussion workshops.

Calls for Talks, Posters, Workshops and Tutorials

We are pleased to announce that the call for participation is now open.

We are looking for presenters to propose talks, posters, workshops or tutorials.  We are also very happy to announce that we have travel bursaries of £250 which will be available to a limited number of presenters.


Registration for the conference will open on 31st May, and will cost £150. This covers both days, including all food and refreshments, and the conference dinner in the Power Hall of Museum of Science and Industry. The conference was heavily oversubscribed last year, so we encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment. Please sign up for notifications if you would like us to remind you when registration opens. We have published a summary of key dates associated with the conference. In addition, we are pleased to say that we will have a number of travel bursaries available for a limited number of conference attendees.


We are very grateful for the companies that sponsored the First Conference, and who helped make it such a success. With over 200 attendees from 14 countries, sponsorship provided both significant exposure, and more importantly, a good opportunity for companies and organisations to connect with Research Software Engineers from around the World.

From feedback, 95% of attendees of the First Conference said they would attend again, with 100% saying they would recommend the conference to others. The Second Conference will therefore be bigger and better. If you are interested in partnering with us, please see our sponsorship page  for a range of options.