Our annual conference takes place every February at a member school. The Saturday event consists of a busy day of workshops, seminars and networking, followed by a semi-formal dinner. Several industry suppliers attend with a small exhibition of products and services, and networking with other delegates and sponsors is always an important part of the day. Workshops are varied, with a mix of technical and non-technical subjects, catering for all levels of skills and knowledge. Delegate places are subsidised by our generous sponsors, and accommodation is included in the price.
Our next conference will take place on Saturday 16th February 2019 at The Perse School, Cambridge.
For our tenth conference this year we will be hosted by The Perse Upper School in Cambridge at their brand-new Performing Arts Centre.
The day will feature a busy programme of workshops and seminars with lunch included, running from 9:30am–5pm (TBA). This will be followed by a special dinner at a local hotel, plus overnight accommodation included.
Workshops will be provided by our industry sponsors and other invited speakers. As always, we will try to cater for a mix of subjects and knowledge levels. There will also be the usual opportunities to network with other members and the company reps/exhibitors. Based on feedback from last year's conference, we will introduce short, focused mini-group sessions to discuss school issues.
Cambridge is located in the East of England, with convenient transport links by road (M11) and rail (via London or Peterborough). The school is a short taxi ride or 1-mile walk from Cambridge station, and lifts can be provided to the hotel which is located about 10 miles from Cambridge.
How to attend
We aim to provide the conference at maximum value-for-money to allow as many members to attend as possible. This is only possible with the generous ongoing support of our industry sponsors. This year, the conference package remains under £100 for those who book before 30th November 2018 at just £95, including all workshops, lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast.
For those who don't want to stay overnight, the "day and dinner" rate is £55 which includes everything above, except accommodation. Day places are also available for £28 which includes lunch.
Various other options are available, including Friday night accommodation (see booking form). Non-STSG colleagues and teachers are also welcome.
All payments must be received in advance for your booking to be valid. The early-bird offer is only available until 30th November 2018, after which the price increases to £115 for the full conference and £72 for the day and dinner only.
Members can find a booking form on the Members' Website.
Performance Support Award Symposium
Following the success of last year's meeting for the Performance Support Award, we hope to run this event again on Sunday 17th February, after the conference. At the time of writing, this is yet to be confirmed and is reliant on sufficient sponsorship. Please watch this space for further updates.
Conference Workshops/Exhibitors (TBA)
- AC Entertainment Technologies
- White Light
- Stage Electrics
- Illuminate Design
More details about our sponsors can be found on the Supporters page.