Join a host of arts centre and theatre managers at the MAC in Birmingham for an afternoon of knowledge sharing and best practice
- sponsored by Yesplan.
Striving for greater accessibility and inclusion, coupled with the need for efficiency savings, as well as environmental and business sustainability to name but a few.
During this free to attend session you’ll hear from expert speakers on not just these challenges but also some of the solutions venues such as the MAC and others have found.
In addition to hearing from industry figures, you’ll also be able to see behind the scenes at the MAC on some of their improvements, to their physical and technical infrastructure.
13:30 Welcome Remarks
13:45 Keynote Roger Tomlinson –Challenges to Arts Venues
14:15 Updates on the MAC’s Response to Challenges
14:30 Venue Tour
15:30 Co-ordinating Venue Activity & Events
16:15 The role of Digital in Accessibility
16:30 Panel Discussion and Drinks Reception
We are delighted that the keynote speaker will be the Internationally renowned art consultant Roger Tomlinson.
Roger will map out what he sees as the biggest threats and greatest opportunities for Arts Centres and Theatres in the coming years.
“Roger is particularly interested in the way digital technologies are changing the ways people can relate to arts organisations and how they can develop audiences and increase attendances.”
Now "mostly retired" Roger has over 45 years experience of the arts and entertainment industry, starting out as an arts marketer and then a CEO and producer, before an international career as an arts management consultant.
He is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on integrated ticketing solutions, helping design and develop or on procuring on-line technologies for ticketing and marketing, working internationally in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. He has a Lifetime Achievement Award from INTIX.
Roger is particularly interested in the way digital technologies are changing the ways people can relate to arts organisations and how they can develop audiences and increase attendances. He formed TheTicketingInstitute.com and the Functionality Builder to enable more rigorous procurement practices.
Roger recently worked with Arts Council England and The Audience Agency on updating guidance on data protection and data sharing under the European General Data Protection Regulations. He continues to chair the Centre for Performance Research and is a Board member of The Audience Agency.
His books include:
FULL HOUSE Turning Data Into Audiences (co-authored with Tim Roberts, published by CNZ, also published in Spanish as Aforo Completo), BOXING CLEVER, DEVELOPING AND MANAGING A WEB SITE (co-authored with Vicki Allpress) and JobWatch (about equal opportunities recruitment), and the Data Protection Guide for the 1998 Act.
Reserve your space and make sure you’re the first to hear our next speakers as they are confirmed!