IST Technical Conference 2017

by Rossana Espinoza 0

Institute of Science & Technology One-day Technical Conference 2017


Institute of Science & Technology (IST) is the professional body for technical staff and technical managers, with a large cohort of members working within HE. IST is heavily involved with the Science Council, who are promoting the Technician Commitment and the Technicians Make it Happen initiative. IST is one of the licenced bodies for the award of Chartered Scientist, Registered Scientist, Registered Science Technician status. IST is also concerned with enhancing the professional status of technicians and the delivery/endorsement of CPD. IST organises an annual conference which provides great CPD for techs.


Following on from the hugely successful 2016 IST Technical Conference in Manchester IST is delighted to bring to your attention the IST’s 2017 one day Technical Conference to be held in the Mercure Hotel, Leicester. The Conference has been specifically organised for technicians, technologists, technical supervisors, laboratory/service managers and technical managers. The event will provide great CPD opportunities, with 2 good Keynote speakers and up to 15 workshops to choose from across a broad range of topics, plus plenty of opportunity for networking with technical colleagues. There are ‘Early Bird’ discount rates available currently, along with discounts for groups of 6 or more delegates booking together.


If staff developers would like to discuss group bookings for the event we are happy to look at this, just contact to discuss options. It may also be of interest to note that last year 2 universities provided mini-bus transport for their attendees as that was significantly less expensive that paying for individual train travel etc. for each delegate, and one of the universities was able to get the minibus cost sponsored by a local supplier.


More details of the event are available on – Book early to guarantee discounted rates and to avoid disappointment – the delegate list had to be closed early last year as the Conference was oversubscribed with 220 attendees.


IST Conference Leaflet