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.
This year we held a Virtual Conference on Saturday 13th February 2021.
The day followed a similar format to our normal conference, with webinars presented by our sponsors, break-out sessions and networking, and a Virtual Quiz in the evening.
After the introductions, White Light provided the first session of the day with a video presentation of their SmartStage and a look at other interactive solutions for education. This was followed by a webinar from Theatreplan on the topic of providing a technical theatre learning environment. The morning concluded with a breakout session where delegates could 'meet' with the presenters and also network with other delegates.
The afternoon opened with our regular ABTT update from ABTT CEO Robin Townley, and then an Open Forum session where discussion topics included live streaming and filming events, and backstage pupil activities.
The next webinar was an informative session by Stage Electrics looking at the latest updates to the requirements for in-service inspection and testing of portable electrical equipment. This was followed by a presentation of various educational resources available from ETC . Another breakout session closed the main conference business, before a gap for dinner and then a Virtual Pub Quiz in the evening. General chat continued online into the small hours.
Members can find the resources and recordings from the conference in our Shared Drive (link available via Members Home Page ).
You can read about our previous conferences in the tab below.
More details about our sponsors can be found on the Supporters page.
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.