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ART Conference 2023

The 2023 ART Conference will be held over the weekend of 11/12 March and is centred on Bournville Gardens in Birmingham. The ART AGM will be held at the conference venue on Saturday 11 March 2023 and we are hoping to open the AGM, via Zoom, to those ART Members who can't attend in person.

The format of the conference will be different to previous years, in that there will be a strong practical element (teachers in towers, ringing bells) and you can book for one or two days, both of which are delivered by ART. The number of delegates in the in-tower practical workshops is restricted.We ask that you book a maximum of three practical workshops if you are attending both days, or a maximum of two if you are attending for only one day.

Each day is split into three main sessions and you have a choice of presentations, classroom workshops and in-tower practical workshops that you can book. In each session you can book:

  • One in-tower practical workshop that will last either 90 minutes or two hours.
  • Two presentations or classroom workshops each of which will be either 45 minutes or one hour long.
  • A single classroom workshop which will be 90 minutes long.

The practical workshops will take place in various towers across Birmingham. Time has been allowed before and after the workshops for travel and parking and we will try to coordinate travel closer to the date of the conference.

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Conference programme

For further information about each of the workshops and presentations and their presenters, click on its title or visit this page.

Saturday 11 March

The morning session

Presentations and classroom workshops

In-tower workshops

The early afternoon session

Presentations and classroom workshops

In-tower workshops

The late afternoon session

Presentations and classroom workshops

In-tower workshops


Sunday 12 March

The morning session

Presentations and classroom workshops

In-tower workshops

The early afternoon session

Presentations and classroom workshops

In-tower workshops

The late afternoon session

Presentations and classroom workshops

In-tower workshops

Location

Conference venue is Bournville Gardens, 49 Bristol Road South, Birmingham B31 2FR.

Parking

There is ample parking available at the conference venue. Please be considerate to other users and use parking slots further from the main entrance if you can. Free parking is also available on the surrounding side streets.

Accommodation

The nearest national chain hotels are both Premier Inns:

There is also a nearby 'village-style hotel', Old Farm Hotel, Bournville (1.4 miles) which has a limited number of rooms available.

Buses run regularly from Birmingham City Centre to Bournville and in the city centre there is a range of hotels to suit all budgets.

Catering

Grab lunch bags consisting of a sandwich, crisps, chocolate and drink (£5.50) can be ordered when you book your conference place and can be collected from the conference venue.

Refreshments will be available at the main conference hall throughout the day. These will be available via self-service, with the cost included in the conference price.

A large cafe is located adjacent to the main conference hall and more substantial refreshements can be bought there if required.


Previous conference presentations

Presentations from previous ART Conferences.

» 2020 – Hilton, Derbyshire

» 2019 – Worcester, Worcestershire

» 2018 – Royston, Hertfordshire

» 2017 – Old Basing, Hampshire