ITC AGM & Conference - The 'E' Word: Embracing the Challenges of Employment

Mountview , 120 Peckham Hill St, Peckham, London SE15 5JT

Thursday 19 March 11.00am - 6.30pm


It is with regret that we have taken the decision to postpone the ITC conference which was due to take place this Thursday at Mountview, London.

We plan to reschedule to the Autumn with our partners Mountview and Equity. We are all agreed under the current circumstances it is becoming harder to justify asking people to travel/attend larger group gatherings and we want to prioritise people’s health and wellbeing at this difficult time.

We will keep you informed as of the new conference date which we envisage being around September. We will have more information on this by the end of April.

We have been dealing with a high level of calls from members regarding Covid-19 and would like to reassure all members that we are available to advise you on this. Our advice service is open Monday - Friday. Please do email or call us (0207 403 1727) and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We will continue to update website with new information which can be found here

Thank you for your understanding at this time.

ITC AGM & Conference 2020

The 'E' Word

'Embracing the Challenge of Employment'

In the performing arts, as soon as you start engaging people you become an employer. We are inviting you to a day exploring the experience of employment and the responsibilities of leadership.

Schedule & Speakers

10.30 - 11.00am - Registration, tea & coffee
11.00 - 11.45am - AGM & Board Elections
11.45am - 12.45pm - Panel talk/Q&A EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGES: SETTING THE CONTEXT with Charlotte Jones (ITC) Hilary Carty (Clore Leadership Programme) Sarah Preece (Mountview)

12.45 - 1.45pm - Lunch (catered by Spiers Salads)

1.50 - 2.50pm - LIGHTENING TALKS/Q&A with Alan Lane (Slung Low), Deborah Sawyerr (Mercury, Colchester), Tony Lennon (BECTU), Pam Fraser Solomon (Mountview), Maria Oshodi (Extant)

2.50 - 3.15pm - Tea Break

3.15 - 4.05pm | Breakout session 1
- NEW LEADERS & CHALLENGES: Becoming an employer, balancing mission with ethics - panel talk/Q&A with Suba Das (Hightide), Ellie Griffiths (Oily Cart) and Stella Kanu (LIFT)
- DIGNITY AT WORK: Creating a culture of respect, the law & the practicalities - group discussion with Paul Evans (BECTU) & Ian Manborde (Equity)
- THE ROLE OF THE PRODUCER: Understanding the role, best practice, protecting freelancers & employees - group discussion with Chris Grady

4.15-5.05pm | Breakout session 2
- TEAM CARE: Looking after people, benefits, access and flexible working - group discussion with Erin Gavaghan (Clean Break)
- DIGNITY AT WORK: Creating a culture of respect, the law & the practicalities - group discussion with Paul Evans (BECTU) & Ian Manborde (Equity)
- SOLVING PROBLEMS: Good dispute resolution, avoiding conflict & being fair - with Charlotte Bence (Equity) & Jackie Elliman (ITC)

5 - 6.30pm - Drinks Reception


Standard Ticket

We ask members for a contribution of £50+VAT towards the cost of their place. We hope that this subsidised rate will allow as many of our members as possible to take part in the day, however if you are experiencing financial barriers and would still like to attend please contact Zoe to discuss further.

Future Leader Ticket

We want this conference to be useful and interesting for people at all stages of their management career. If you work with a future leader we encourage you to invite them. They should be someone who wouldn’t usually have the opportunity to attend an event like this and who would benefit from the career development. This could be: someone in your organisation; a mentee; an associate artist, freelancer, producer or collaborator. You can purchase the discounted ticket for them or they can take up the offer themselves via you. We ask you to attend with them, introduce them to someone new and help them make the most of the day. Read T&Cs

Access and Inclusion

Mountview is a fully wheelchair accessible venue. The Conference will be a relaxed event and main panels of the conference will be captioned by StageText. If you require a BSL interpreter or have any other access or inclusion needs please let Zoe know as soon as possible.

New Member?

We are offering new members an ITC Board ‘buddy’ for the event. If you would like to have someone from our Board to introduce you to people and offer a little guidance, let Zoe know and we will pair you up!