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A New Adventure

Birmingham, 14-15 July 2022

The AMA Conference social events offer you the chance to
re-charge and build your networks 

All the socials take place on Thursday 14 July, with various starting times from 4:45pm.

Please note: some socials have limited capacity and will be subject to availability. Delegates will be contacted mid-June to book their social events, so book your Conference place today to avoid disappointment.

Brum Tingz Walking Tour

Unwind after the Conference with Hip Hop HEALS Kiz. Join her brand new: “Brum Tingz” walking tour of the city’s many gems. 

On this tour, you’ll learn about Brum’s unique cultural and social history before breathing in Digbeth’s internationally renowned graffiti for a huge dose of colour therapy.  

Birmingham is West Midlands’ regional capital and the second largest city in the U.K, though there is nothing second place about the city’s spectacular architectural heritage nor its magical street art.  During your walking tour you will be encouraged to take lots of photographs to use as inspiration for your own writing or doodle art in a creative health workshop with Kiz after the tour. 

Free-flow expression will be encouraged over adherence to rules in spelling and grammar. So come with a playful curiosity and let’s create!  

Graffiti on a side of a building in Birmingham
Delegates at Conference social event

Spektrix Ginterval

You’re invited to the Spektrix Ginterval at this year’s AMA Conference. Sip, chat and let the day’s highlights settle before heading out for the evening. The Ginterval is located in the foyer bar, only a few steps from the main conference, so you’ll be right there at the right time with the right people.

No need to RSVP, just bring your glorious self.

Summer Social

Celebrate the mid-way point of the AMA Conference at our Summer Social.

Join us at the gorgeous Fazeley Studios, a former warehouse and church that’s been reimagined and given new life, to eat, drink, and be merry.  

This is the social for you if you enjoy a lively atmosphere and would love to meet lots of people.   

Conference delegates at a social event
Two violinists playing in an orchestra

AMA + CBSO Summer Concert  

Join the AMA and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for an evening of culture and conversation. Thanks for our friends at CBSO, we’re offering delegates exclusive tickets to their ‘Simply Schubert’ concert. After the concert, we’ll head over to a nearby venue for drinks, canapes, and a relaxed evening of socialising to wind down. 

This is the social for you if you enjoy immersing yourself in a cultural experience, and like to share experiences with others.  

Find out more about the Simply Schubert concert.

Destination Dinners  

Our Destination Dinners are a brilliant way to network with a small group of people in a quieter setting, perfect for those looking for great dinner conversation.  

Birmingham has an amazing array of independent restaurants and we’re busy narrowing down the most delicious menus for you. We aim to gather a variety of different cuisines, so there’ll be plenty to choose from to suit all palates. You’ll be able to choose which restaurant and dinner you’d like to attend once they have all been confirmed, subject to availability.

Land Restaurant

Land is a vegan and vegetarian restaurant using only the freshest products with inspiration from around the world.  The menus are seasonal and developed to highlight the very best ingredients available at the time.  This booking is for their four course tasting menu.

The Indian Streatery

A family owned Indian street food restaurant with a team of all female chef’s.  The Indian Streatery started life 6 years ago as a street food stall before branching into a restaurant that offers authentic, comforting, street food.

Vietnamese Street Kitchen

A family run authentic Vietnamese restaurant offering recipes that have been passed down through generations. Vietnamese Street Kitchen can offer a vegan menu, Gluten free menu or a halal menu to anyone who would like it. 

24 Carat Bistro

A “jewel” of a restaurant, family run in a quiet street in the Jewellery Quarter offering delicious Jamaican food. 

Milan Indian Cuisine

Serving up delicious authentic Indian meals, Milan Indian Cusine offers traditional dishes with a modern twist. 

Jungle Bird

100% vegan, 100% delicious.  Jungle Bird is a new plant-based tropical cocktail bar and restaurant serving up sustainable plates of food you won’t be able to resist. If you want to keep a clear head, all their tasty cocktails can be made alcohol free!  


Tacos and Margarita’s? Yes please! Create your own delicous tacos from Tierra’s sharing menu, which includes sumptuous meat, veggie and vegan options so there’s something for everyone. 

Pig and Tail

‘Ethical, sustainable and respectful is our approach to being part of a better world’.  The Pig and Tail is a cosy neighbourhood gastropub with a funky vibe.  Enjoy fresh food and locally sourced produce on delicious sharing platters.  


Mythos brings a taste of Greece to Birmingham with tasty mezze plates to share with your group. 

The Vegan Kitchen

Arriving on the street food scene in Birmingham 3 years ago, the Vegan Kitchen have branched out into their own restaurant in the Great Western Arcade. The Vegan Kitchen are all about creating easy, accessible plant based meals for all to enjoy. If you’re curious about the plant based world, this is a great chance to dip your toe in! 

A buffet at a Conference social

With thanks to our AMA Conference 2022 Sponsors:

Pioneer Sponsors:

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Spektrix Logo
Tessitura Network Logo
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Explorer Sponsors:

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Supercool Logo
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Image Credits:
2 — AMA Conference 2018 (c) Brian Roberts Images
3 — AMA Conference 2019 (c) Marion Botella
5 — AMA Conference 2018 (c) Brian Roberts Images