“97% of delegates would recommend an AMA conference to a colleague.”
“89% of delegates rated the relevance of the programme to their work as ‘good’ or ‘very good’.”
“95% of delegates said the conference met or exceeded their expectations.”*
Tuesday 9 July – Thursday 11 July 2019
Join us in NewcastleGateshead at Sage Gateshead for AMA conference 2019. Be inspired, share challenges, create new connections and learn new ways of doing things. Delve deep into what it means to connect and realise stronger relationships with audiences. At AMA conference 2019, we’ll explore what connection really means for audiences, partners and colleagues to ensure your organisation thrives.
Join hundreds of other cultural professionals over two and half days of keynotes, breakout sessions, socials and plenty of networking opportunities.
Some of the things you can expect
Reasons to attend
- Learn quickly from over 50 speakers delivering inspirational keynotes and practical breakout sessions — essential for staying up to date in our ever-changing sector
- Create connections with 400 other cultural professionals like you — enjoy food, drink and plenty of chat
- Discover new ways to connect with your audiences in a more meaningful way — upskill (you and your team) to be better at your job
- The largest event for arts and cultural professionals in the UK — guaranteed FOMO if you’re not there
Video taken at AMA conference 2018
AMA Connect Pods
Ask the experts for support with your own personal and organisational challenges.
These quiet, bookable spaces will pay host to one-2-ones, surgeries and discussion groups. With guidance from leading experts on a variety of subjects, they will be some of the most in-demand sessions at AMA conference 2019.
Whether you’re already a freelancer, freelance consultant or you’re simply thinking about going it alone, come along to our Freelancer lunch on day one of the conference for networking, support and advice.
Help find the solution to one of the cultural sector’s biggest challenges. The perfect space for generating ideas with your peers.
You’ll pull the issue apart, hack, ideate and collaborate to devise a strategy that will see challenges solved and solutions created.
The Big Marketing Challenge
Join a team and get collaborating. In just 75 minutes, you must work together to solve a creative challenge posed by the facilitator.
A great way to meet other delegates, stretch your imagination and receive recognition from your peers when we announce the winners at the closing keynote.
The Big Debate
This is your chance to have a say on some of the most important issues impacting the cultural sector today. Join the conversation, hear views from our panel members and ask the big questions.
AMA Connect Pods are available for organisations to sponsor. If you’ve got an area of expertise that could benefit our delegates we want to hear from you. You could be a pod host and hold sessions on your chosen topic.
Small organisation (AMA member)
£259 + VAT
Small organisations should meet two of the following criteria — a turnover of £632,000 or less / £316,000 or less on its balance sheet / 10 employees or less.
£608 + VAT
Not yet an AMA member? You’re missing out on discounts and so much more.
Early Bird (AMA member)
£468 + VAT
Save £50 off the full member rate but be quick, there’s limited availability.
Group of 2+ (AMA member)
£448 + VAT each
Save £70 off the full member rate per person when you book 2 or more places.
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. Visit our accommodation booking page to explore the different options.
If you have any queries about accommodation or require assistance with booking please contact NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau on 0191 440 5757 or firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the team will be able to help.
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