Update on ART Events and Coronavirus/COVID-19
Given the recent UK Government Advice, ART is postponing all scheduled courses and workshops with immediate effect.
We are not accepting new registrations for all events. Those who have already registered for places are being contacted by the Event Organiser.
Delegates will be offered the choice of a refund or a voucher which they can use to transfer to a re-arranged course/workshop later in the year.
For more information, please contact the local organiser of the course you were hoping to attend, or the ART Events team (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will be able to help.
In the meantime, please keep well and look after those around you.
Chair, Association of Ringing Teachers
ART Conference 2020 - Hilton, Derbyshire
ART Conference 2020
Making a Difference
The ART Annual Conference is an inspiring and enjoyable weekend, with leading speakers sharing best practice from their ringing as well as ideas from other activities and professions.
Saturday 14 March
ART’s Conference agenda this year includes a great line up of speakers. In a break from tradition the key-note speaker is not a ringer.
Bonita Norris is the youngest person to climb Mount Everest. Her talk – Mountains of the mind – speaks about the lessons she learned on this extraordinary journey as a very ordinary person - the marginal gains, the leaps of faith, the not giving up when failure seemed inevitable. All lessons in leadership that we recognise in our own ringing world.
Bontia is joined by our other key-note speakers:
- Richard Grimmett on Taking striking seriously,
- Alison Hodge and Tony Crabtree on What would TripAdvisor say about your tower?
- Mark Plater (Senior Lecturer at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln) on the Science and practice of motivation.
A range of seminars will showcase innovative ideas and good practice from amongst the bell ringing community. Thanks to your feedback from the 2019 conference these include:
- Teaching with simulators - Steve Farmer & Chris de Cordova
- Striking it right - Colin Newman
- Starting a band from scratch - Ginette Pardoe
- Learning the Ropes Festival of Ringing - Nikki Thomas & Ruth Suggett
- The Social Media Toolkit - Alison Everett, Deb Baker & Emily Ashton
We have also introduced a lunchtime Teaching Forum hosted by Pip Penney which will give you the chance to talk through any teaching issues you may have.
Sunday 15 March
Continuing last year's successful partnership with the CCCBR, the second day of the conference is organised by the Volunteer and Leadership Workgroup. With a focus on recruitment and retention, they will look at how to look after your new ringers so that they blossom and enjoy their new hobby. Hearing from recent recruits, sharing ideas, initiatives and experience through grouped activities will provide you with ideas to take your recruitment and retention plans forward.
You can find a full list of speakers and their biographies here.
If you are an ART member, patron, sponsor or friend, we will have sent you an email with a personal voucher code giving you a discount on Conference. You must enter this voucher code on the registration page to obtain your discount.
The conference is now fully booked.