TPC2022 … and a half
We will be taking TPC out on the road this autumn for a 3/4 day of ticketing, marketing and digital learning.
The North West is Calling!
Join us in the afternoon of 20th September for six great sessions to boost your ticketing, marketing and digital skills – and how these three must interact to deliver for your organisation.
This event is supported by Activity Stream to allow for heavily subsidised registrations for venues.
The event is focused on learning and networking with colleagues and will conclude with two hour drinks and networking in our amazing venue, as we take TPC on the road for the first time since TPC Express in 2016.
Whether your job contains ticketing, revenue, marketing, engagement or web we’d love you to join us and up to 180 other entertainment professionals.
Already Booked to Attend!
Over 100 great ticketing, digital and marketing professionals from all over the UK
Last 25 Spaces Going Fast!
|Ambassador Theatre Group|
|Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales|
|Arts Council England|
|Carnegie Theatre Trust (Workington)|
|Corn Exchange Newbury & 101 Outdoor Arts|
|Doncaster Knights RFC|
|EMG Media & Marketing|
|Floral Pavilion Theatre|
|Freelance Arts Professional|
|Frog and Bucket Comedy Club|
|Helen Dunnett Consulting Ltd|
|Imperial War Museums|
|Lichfield Garrick Theatre|
|London Theatre Company|
|London Theatre Direct|
|Manchester International Festival|
|National Concert Hall|
|Octagon Theatre, Bolton|
|Royal Opera House|
|Salford Red Devils|
|Scottish Events Campus|
|Secure My Booking|
|SECUTIX & TIXnGO|
|Shakespeare North Playhouse|
|Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (STAR)|
|The Audience Agency|
|The Lowry & Quaytickets|
|The Old Market|
|The Ticket Factory|
|The Victoria Theatre|
|Theatre by the Lake|
|Ticketing Consultancy .com Ltd.|
|Tickets for Good|
|TixTrack (Europe) Ltd|
|Yorkshire Sculpture Park|
Schedule / Timings
Speakers and Themes
Registration, Coffee & Networking
Conference Opening – Welcome to #TPC2022½
Updates, news and housekeeping ahead of a packed TPC2022½
Co-op Live: The best live music experience in the UK, sorted
Set to become the biggest live entertainment venue in the UK, the 23,500 capacity Co-op Live is on schedule to open its doors on Manchester’s Etihad Campus towards the end of 2023.
Integrating innovative bowl design and with plans for a forward-thinking digital ecosystem, Ben Tipple – Co-op Live’s Head of Digital and Communications – offers an overview of Co-op Live’s infrastructure, and their sustainability and community focus.
Head of Digital & CommunicationsCo-op Live
Efficient, effective customer journeys – one step at a time
This session covers a step-by-step approach to optimising customer journeys online. We know it’s unwise to try and do everything, for everyone, all at once. It can lead to unnecessary cost and complexity, and increases the risk of things taking a wrong turn. Instead, a focus on smoothing the bumps at specific milestones will guide us towards more efficient, effective, and streamlined journeys. Step-by-step. (In red trainers!)
– Segmenting your customers
– Understanding customer needs
– Budgeting and planning-out discreet web/ticketing developments – providing a clear route map for you, and for your customers
Right message, right time, right channel = right RESULTS
Audiences expect communication to be relevant and timely, and this can be challenging to teams that are already overloaded with tasks and projects – especially if they don’t have strong profiling across data silos. The consequence is one-size-fits-noone communication and poor results, as audiences get captured by sports, streaming services or high-budget acts.
This session breaks down how automation and tools can help, and how to make customers feel seen and appreciated. You’ll leave with ideas on how to get started, how to run multi-channel communications and how to trigger stronger responses from your audiences.
– Real-life examples of communication that works
– Practical tips for triggering stronger responses
– Ideas for high-impact, low effort comms to get you started
VP Commercial Operations
Time: The Forgotten Cultural Currency
Wez Thistlethwaite, Contact MCR’s Box Office and Audience Insight Manager, questions what ‘accessible pricing’ is and proposes we should weight thinking about pricing towards the context of motives to attend culture, rather than barriers. How do you make your event worth someone’s time?
This talk will take you through the changes made to Contact MCR’s pricing and membership structure ahead of its reopening in 2021 and aims to bring a different perspective of thought when encouraging new audiences to attend events.
Box Office & Audience Insight Manager
Opening Digital Doors – Creating Inclusive and Accessible User Experiences
How can we ensure that the online experiences we provide best serve our audiences – whether they’re buying a ticket or not? And how can we begin to bring down barriers to engagement for a more diverse range of users?
This session will provide an overview of UX curation, UI design and user journey planning for arts organisations with ticket booking as a primary goal, viewing everything through a lens of making a site more inclusive and accessible to users with a wide range of backgrounds, needs and lived experiences.
There’ll be practical examples throughout, and questions on specific challenges your organisation is facing are wholeheartedly encouraged!
Head of Content & Web Projects Splitpixel
Leg Stretch / Bio Break
Putting People First
People, Platform and Process … and the greatest of these is People
Change may be the only constant but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. New technology projects launch with a promise of organisational transformation. Yet implementations that ignore the human element are destined to fail, even when all other outcomes point to success.
This session will explore a change management approach that puts people first. You’ll learn common mistakes that can quickly derail even your best-laid plans. Plus, you’ll get tips for preparing your team before, during and after a project to ensure they’re engaged and productive participants throughout.
— A high-level understanding of what successful change management looks like for diverse organisational teams
— Considerations when plotting your course through change including acknowledging feelings of uncertainty and apprehension within their team
— Practical tips for bringing teams along during each new phase of a project
Business Development Director - EU
Director of Marketing and Digital Delivery for BH Live
Preparing for Transformations in Digital Advertising
How a cookie-less world and the rise of new social platforms will change what producers and audiences expect from you as a venue
This session will include practical takeaways you can return to your venue and begin to implement.
Awaiting final session details and takeaways….
James Dale & Ben BunceSine Digital
Drinks and Networking
Join speakers and delegates for complimentary drinks and networking to carry on the conversations
Registrations for #TPC2022½
Tickets & Registration Frequently Asked Questions
We know that this might not answer all your questions, but here are some of the questions and answers we thought you may have.
When will the programme be announced?
We have launched a call for papers and have already started to approach some speakers who we know to have interesting stories to tell. We hope to have an outline programme by first week of August. You can see the kind of sessions we plan by looking at our TPC2022 Schedule page
Do you offer a discount for non profits?
We keep our pricing as low as possible, to deliver the best possible value to all venues. We the increased prices paid by suppliers and the generous contribution of the sponsors, it allows us to offer delegates a very low price for the quliaty of the conference.
Can I register multiple colleagues?
Please feel free to register other colleagues if you are a venue.
I am currently out of work and looking for a new job can I come for free?
Please contact us via the contact page.
Do you stream any of the sessions?
We have not previously streamed or recorded any sessions, TPC is a predominantly live conference and experience. We may record some sessions for later viewing.
I have access or dietary needs, how can I provide these?
Please contact us and we will discuss how we can accomodate your needs.