We aren’t ones to miss an event. Not only are they a great opportunity for us to spend some time with our clients and friends in the sector, but they’re a valuable way to keep up to date with the arts and ticketing worlds. As usual, we’ve been busy planning where to spend our conference time this year. Here are some of the places that you’ll be able to find the Spektrix team in the next few months. Come and say hi!
The Spektrix Ginterval at the AMA Conference 2016
When? Tuesday 12th - Thursday 14th July 2016
Where? Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, EH8 9FT and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson St, EH8 9BZ
As always, we'll be hosting a Spektrix Social at the AMA Conference, this year held in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. We're welcoming all 2016 AMA delegates to The Spektrix Ginterval for our annual post-conference drinks, where we'll be serving locally distilled Edinburgh Gin, lots of snazzy artisanal shortbread, and we'll have very special Spektrix swag up for grabs. Come join us from 4.45pm onwards at OX184, which is a 5 minute walk from the conference venues and a 2 minute dander from The Caves, where the AMA evening social will get going at 7.30pm.
With three full days of listening to the many talks from a large programme of speakers and trainers, make sure you make your way over to our drinks for a hard earned gin!
Find out more about the AMA conference here.
TPC Express at AMA Conference
When? Tuesday 12th July 2016
Where? Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL
Spektrix will be supporting this year's TPC Express event in Edinburgh. TPC Express takes place just before the AMA conference kicks off, and will bring together ticketing professionals from around the country for a special ticketing "fringe" event. Revenue is the theme of this year's event, and and Ben Park, Head of Business Development at Spektrix, will be chairing the afternoon panel session which will focus on will focus on maximising revenue. James Bush, Sales & Box Office Manager at Soho Theatre will be joining us on this panel, and we're really looking forward to hearing more about Soho Theatre's experience selling supplementary events.
Culture Republic: Access All Areas Conference
When? Thursday 29th October 2016
Where? Central Hall, West Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9BP
Culture Republic’s aim is to provide the tools and insights that Scotland’s art and cultural organisations need to identify and understand their audiences.
This one-day event brings speakers from all around the UK to show that when cultural leaders, artists and entrepreneurs act in the interests of everyone, creative inspiration and engagement grows. There will be a full day of discussion, lab sessions and practical workshops, exploring how enlightened cultural leadership has audience insights, intelligent partnership and agile technology at its core.
Find out more about this year's Access All Areas here.
And where we've been in 2016...
Spektrix Sessions: The Spektrix & Bon Culture meetup
When? Thursday 31st March 2016
Where? West Yorkshire Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2
Our new Spektrix Sessions are all about connecting arts leaders to each other with short 30 minute discussions centred around strategic ideas to move the sector forward. These are a great opportunity for networking and to hear about what’s going on in your region.
Our first Spektrix Session this year is in Leeds and will see talks from David Brownlee of BON Culture who will be discussing the upcoming Theatre 2016 conference, Robin Hawkes from West Yorkshire Playhouse who will discuss the venue’s redevelopment plans and our own head of Support, Richard Bates, who will examine some key strategies for maximising revenue through new means in the arts.
If you’d like to attend, please pop an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
Ticketing Technology Form
When? Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th April 2016
Where? The Crowne Plaza Dublin, Northwood Park Santry Demesne, Northwood Ave, Dublin 9
At the end of April, our Co-Founder and CEO, Michael, will be attending the Ticketing Technology Forum in Dublin, an event designed to address the specific needs of key executives involved in the development and implementation of entertainment ticketing solutions. We are delighted to be shortlisted for two awards; Executive of the Year (Michael Nabarro, Co-Founder and CEO) and Product Innovation Award (Spektrix Customer Segmentation Tool).
This event will bring together the best and the brightest in ticketing technology from many sectors such as sport, performing arts, concerts, cinema, festivals and visitor attractions and will showcase the latest innovations, provide summaries of the state of the industry, as well as discussing the future of ticketing.
Theatre 2016 Conference (by Bon Culture)
When? Thursday 12th and Friday 13th May 2016
Where? Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman Street, London, W1D 7DY
We are excited to be sponsoring the very first Theatre 2016 conference hosted by BON Culture. Set to be the largest ever industry-wide theatre conference in the UK, this two-day conference will bring 1,000 delegates together to celebrate the UK’s current position as a world leader in theatre as well as highlighting theatre’s massive contribution to the culture, social, educational and economic health of the nation.
As well as attending all the other great talks on the day, the Spektrix team are looking forward to our MD, Libby’s, talk on the Thursday afternoon about rethinking our approach to the patron experience. Make sure you don’t miss out and find out more about the conference in our interview with BON Culture co-founder, David Brownlee.
UK Theatre Box Conference 2016
When? Thursday 26th May 2016
Where? UK Theatre, 32 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ET
A highlight of every arts professional’s calendar, the annual UK Theatre Box Office Conference isn’t one to be missed. This event is great for anyone working within a box office, marketing and communications, customer service or ticketing. Also helpful for theatre managers and general managers alike, the day is a forum to hear and share the latest industry developments and practices.
News about the Spektrix Conference 2016 coming soon!