With conference not far away now, we have started to have some enquiries about competitions, costs and how to book tickets, which is great to hear as many of you have said how excited you are for the day to arrive. We thought that this would be a good opportunity to update you on where we are in the planning process, and how long it will be before you can see the competition schedule and start to book your places!
As always, our competition secretary Graham Duckworth has been working really hard to confirm sponsors for each category, as well as confirming the prizes. Although the schedule is still being updated as sponsors come in, the final version of the schedule needs to be reviewed and accepted by the ABST council. The meeting is set for next weekend (17th March 2018) and you can expect to see the final version available on our website to download soon after that. We will of course let you know via social media when its ready, so keep an eye on twitter and facebook.
Conference 2018 Prices
We don't expect the cost of Conference 2018 to increase significantly compared to last years conference, so expect the final costs to be around £160 per student, which includes accommodation, food, entry to ABST events over the weekend and of course entry to Alton Towers on the Sunday of conference. However, this needs to be reviewed and accepted by the ABST council, so we will be able to confirm the final costs for students and trainees after this meeting (17th March 2018). Please remember that if you are a student or trainee, you need to book conference with your lecturer. Tickets that are available online are only for industry members to book.
Conference 2019 Themes
We have been asking members to suggest ideas for the theme for next years conference. We currently have a poll on both Facebook and twitter, which will end tomorrow, so ensure that you have your say and vote. The top three will go through to be voted on at this years conference.
Conference 2018 Theme - Zombie Apocalypse
Remember that this years conference is Zombie Apocalypse theme, so fancy dress on Friday night will be based on this. Start to think about fancy dress and any props you want to bring along with you. It doesn't need to cost an arm and a leg, so why not get creative and make your costume from some old clothes!
Lob the Cob
How have you been getting on with your practise for Lob the Cob? Never heard of it? Where have you been? To see what its all about, then look at last years highlights. Click here to see the video on facebook. Remember that all colleges that want to take part in the final must hold semi finals at college. The best male and female lob goes through to the final at conference, with the chance to win £50 each.
If you haven't been to conference before, and want to know a bit more about what to expect, then ensure that you visit our conference page! Its full of useful information about conference and the venue, which is at Alton Towers Hotel. Click here to find out more information.
You should have all the information you need by the end of March, so keep an eye on the facebook and twitter pages for more announcements! Don't forget, in order to attend conference and enter competitions, you need to be a member. To become a member click here.