IST Conference 2018 – 20th September

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

Thursday 20th September 2018
Start 10.00 and close at 16.30

Book early to ensure your place – Early Bird rates found below

IST Conference 2018 Leaflet
Online booking form


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 will have 15 workshops, organised in three sessions throughout the day, delivered by technicians and experts alike and the programme includes the following (more details to be added):

  • CERN Cutting Edge Technologies
  • The History and Ethics of Laboratory Animal Work
  • Electronic Motorbikes
  • Performance Management for Technical Staff
  • Health and Safety – including Centrifugation Clinic
  • Jewellery and Metal Enamelling
  • Why Professional Registration?

Would you like experience delivering a presentation that you believe will be informative for the technical community? Then please get in touch with This platform is a great way to network, provides you with CPD and you will be a significant part of the Conference this year!

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
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 – 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