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CHEAD Technical Alliance Event 2023: Community and Connection

This event will bring members of the CHEAD Technical Alliance together and is an opportunity for members to meet other technical specialists to network and share experiences. The event will focus on a theme of empowering community and connection and will offer attendees opportunities to connect and participate in tours and workshops.


  • Community – building a supportive community within and between institutions
  • Sustainability – confronting the climate emergency through meaningful change
  • Alignment – ensuring we are delivering the skills our students need in a changing world

Day 1:
Wednesday 15th November 2023
9am – 5pm
Morning Session: Reid Concert Hall, EH8 9AL
Lunch and afternoon session: Edinburgh College of Art, EH3 9DF

Presentation 1: How to empower community and connection – Andrew Dodds, DJCAD
Presentation 2: Academic / Technical Alignment through collaborative course design- Geoff Lee, ECA
Ice (Break)er 1
Presentation 3: Succession planning – James Russell, RCA
Presentation 4: Community gardens – ECA
Lunch and Ice (Break)er 2
– Tours and community group workshops
Ice (Break)er 3
Ice (break)er ‘Hot Topic’ feedback by each group
Wrap up of day 1 and next steps.

Day 2:
Thursday 16th November 2023
Various locations

Attendees make their own way to the pre-selected institute.

Accommodation recommendations:
Higher end
Novotel Edinburgh Centre

Medium priced
Premier Inn Lauriston Place
Travelodge Edinburgh Central

Code Hostels
Kickass Hostels

The CHEAD Technical Alliance is a platform for technical staff and technical managers within creative art, design and media. The aim of the alliance is to create a community of technical specialists that work within creative education and provide a space where we can come together to network, share knowledge and develop innovation and best practice.

Through the alliance, we aspire to support the development of the community. It aims to provide a platform for exchange and development, empowering the community to advance the role of technical staff, the specialist technologies we support and to drive change within technical education through knowledge exchange and the collective voice.


15 - 16 Nov 2023


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Reid Concert Hall
Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL


Council for Higher Education in Art and Design
0203 040 3631
SOLD OUT - Join the waiting list

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