Conference 2018 – Registration & Details

IST One-day Technical Conference 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newcastle



Date: Thursday 20th September 2018

Time: Start 10.00 and close at 16.30

Book early to ensure your place – the ‘Early Bird’ discounted rates will end on 31st July, after which standard rates will apply.

IST Conference 2018 Flyer

Directions from Newcastle Central

6-8 minute walk

Coming by train? – Book here: 

Our IST Conference this year on the 20th September in Newcastle is starting to take shape and promises be a very exciting event so please register early to avoid disappointment.  Last year we had fantastic speakers and workshops. To ensure our venue is big enough for even more people we have chosen the Crowne Plaza Hotel.


Keynote Speakers:

Dr Kianoush Nazarpour, Reader in Biomedical Engineering, Newcastle University

Professor Sir Doug Turnbull, Professor of Neurology, Newcastle University


We have 15 workshops, organised in three sessions throughout the day, delivered by technicians, managers, specialists and experts alike. The Programme and Speaker Biographies can be found by clicking the links below:

The Roger Dainty Best Poster Prize – Win £150 Amazon Giftcard

We will again be offering a prize for the Best Poster and this is in honour of Roger Dainty MBE, FIScT.

Amazon VouchersWant to be in with a chance to win £150 Amazon vouchers/giftcard?

It’s your chance to share your work experience with others in an informal way, to tell a story in pictures and/or words. Please email if you would like to submit a poster and we can arrange to reserve space in the hall.

All posters must be manned by a delegate who is attending at the Conference for our judges to come and speak to you, and the Amazon giftcard will be presented in the afternoon session of the event.

Target participants
The Conference has been specifically organised for technicians, technologists, technical supervisors, laboratory/service managers and technical managers.

Early Bird Costs close at the end of July
Don’t leave it too late to get the best rates!
£48 – IST members
£58 – non-members
£48 – Groups => 6 or more (IST members and/or non-members)


Bookings are now being accepted, follow the link to the left to go to the online booking form.


The Conference offers an ideal opportunity for suppliers of products/services to develop new influential contacts, promote their products through sponsorship, and to also reinforce existing relationships. Conference sponsors will be engaging with a large group of technical managers who purchase their types of services/products and technical staff who are likely to be recommending or providing feedback to the technical managers.

Sponsorship Information
Sponsorship Form

Sponsors from last year were very pleased with their experience and all felt that the visits were hugely beneficial.

Please put this date in your diary and watch this space for further information. If you wish to provisionally add your name to the delegate list, please contact

The Institute of Science & Technology uses the mail-chimp tracking service to publicise this event so that we can reach out to as many of our members and potential delegates as possible, we only contact individuals if we believe that the event is of genuine interest to them. Legitimate IST emails will have only the office email address as a method of contact to reassure recipients that we are not phishing or spam emails.

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