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AMA conference 2019
UK’s biggest conference focused on audiences
9 — 11 July at Sage Gateshead

At AMA conference 2019 we’ll explore what connection really means for audiences, partners and colleagues to ensure your organisation thrives.

Full programme

Join hundreds of other cultural professionals at Sage Gateshead for two-and-a-half days of keynotes, breakout sessions, socials and plenty of networking opportunities. Topics include:

Engaging diverse communities Audience loyalty Essential marketing skills Google Analytics Partnership working and co-creation Instagram Data at the heart of audience strategy Brand SEO Internal communications Digital marketing The basics of BSL Audience-focus at leadership level Co-production Podcasting

Socials & networking

We’re excited to offer a range of social events for you to experience in NewcastleGateshead.

  • Events on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings

  • Included in the price of your conference ticket

  • Includes food and a drink

Let sector colleagues know that you’re attending AMA conference 2019 by using our Twitter profile picture badges, and by using #AMAconf.

“97% of delegates would recommend an AMA conference to a colleague.”

Discover new ways to connect with your audiences in a more meaningful way. Upskill (you and your team) to be better at your job.

Create connections with 400 other cultural professionals like you. Enjoy food, drink and plenty of chat.

Learn quickly from over 50 speakers delivering inspirational keynotes and practical breakouts — essential for staying up to date in our ever-changing sector

The largest event for arts and cultural professionals in the UK. Guaranteed FOMO if you’re not there.

Prices & bursaries

We have a range of ticket options available for AMA members including super cheap Early Bird tickets, Small Organisation & Freelancer rates, bring a friend, and various group discounts.

We also have a flat rate available for non-members, but be sure to consider joining the AMA to access discounts and so much more.

We want as many of you as possible to come to AMA conference 2019 — Rewire: Culture, Audiences and You. We have offered forty bursaries across the UK to open up the opportunity to a range of people.

“95% of delegates said the conference met or exceeded their expectations.”


We’ve snapped up some special hotel rates throughout the city for your stay during the conference. These rates are available until one month before the conference, so book now to avoid missing out.

If you have any queries about accommodation or require assistance with booking please contact NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau on 0191 440 5757 or and one of the team will be able to help.

“89% of delegates rated the relevance of the programme to their work as ‘good’ or ‘very good’.”

Travel deals

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) are offering AMA conference 2019 delegates 20% off their “anytime” rates. Hit the button below to find out more.

Exhibitor opportunities — sold out