Technicians: Inspiring, Innovating and Creating

We are very pleased to announce that we are preparing for this year’s conference to ensure it meets the needs of the technical community across all industries and sectors.

IST Conference 2024 Leaflet
IST Conference Information Document

The IST Conference, its talks and workshops offer the opportunity for you to update your technical knowledge, skills and advance your career development, providing valuable networking opportunities to engage and learn from the technical community. The event is aimed at anyone who works in a technical position across higher education and industry, working in STEM or ARTS. 

Workshop Themes:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Health and Safety
  • Environment, Sustainability and Green Technology
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Technical Careers

Delegate Rates:

  • IST Members & Groups of 6 or more: £64
  • IST Non-Members: £78
  • Lancaster Technicians/Staff: No Charge
  • Accommodation on 9th Sept (Campus): £65

Image Competition:

We are holding our image competition again this year and will be awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. Below are some examples of previous winning images. More information on how to enter this year will be released closer to the Conference.

Sponsorship / Exhibitor Opportunities:

Would you like to sponsor or exhibit at our conference?
Please get in touch with us at for more information.

IST Conference 2024 Sponsorship Form and Info

IST Conference 2023 Article Review (IST Journal excerpt)

Conference Organising Team:

  • Terry Croft (Chair)
  • Lucy Hudson (Secretary)
  • John Dwyer (Lancaster University representative)
  • Anthony Roberts (Previous years’ conference representative)
  • Sarah Youde
  • Graeme Shaw
  • Arthur Nicholas
  • Joan Ward
  • JP Ashton-Kinlin
  • Marie Oldfield
  • Russell Wilson

Do you want to be involved with organising the technical conference? If anyone would like to help or be part of the team, then please contact to register your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.