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; networking with other delegates and sponsors is always an important part of the day. Workshops are a mix of technical and non-technical subjects, covering practical topics and the latest trends. Delegate places are subsidised by our generous sponsors, with accommodation included in the price.
Our most recent conference took place on Saturday 16th February 2019 at The Perse School, Cambridge.
For our tenth conference this year we were hosted by The Perse Upper School in Cambridge at their brand-new Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre.
The day featured a busy programme of workshops and seminars with lunch included. This was followed by a special dinner at a local hotel, plus overnight accommodation.
Workshops were provided by our industry sponsors and other invited speakers. There were also the usual opportunities to network with other members and the company reps/exhibitors.
The conference included a range of workshops, seminars and new mini-group sessions: - including rigging, electrical safety for events, virtual reality in theatre, lighting control and props making. There were also presentations about The Perse School's new Performing Arts Centre, GCSE/A Level tech support and Stage Management equipment.
More details about our sponsors can be found on the Supporters page.
Following the success of last year's meeting for the Performance Support Award, we held this event again on Sunday 17th February, after the conference. It was free for members to attend.
I thoroughly enjoyed the conference. It had a relaxed friendly feel, and I found it a pleasure to speak with like-minded individuals.
Just on the way home after my first visit to a STSG conference and would like to thank you firstly for the incredible organisation but to all the presenters, sponsors and hosts for the invaluable information.
Thank you for such a well organised weekend. I really felt it was worthwhile and have plenty of new ideas to put to my boss today!
Thank you for your work in organising this year's conference. It was as usual interesting and informative. The discussion on staffing issues helped to put into perspective what might be changed in our venue.
It was a very useful, friendly, informative conference and just the right mix of social, business and networking.