TechABreak programme

TECHABREAK 2019 Programme

Welcome to TAVIP’s annual TechABreak event for 2019. This year we mark the 50th anniversary of TAVIP(BCAB). Join us for a weekend of technology seminars, the return of our popular TechSight exhibition, social fun, and some important TAVIP business! TechABreak will be held at The Crewe Arms Hotel, Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire, from Friday 4 to Sunday 6th October 2019. We return to this venue by popular demand, and appreciate the help of friendly staff. We will also be holding our popular Tech Sight exhebition again on Saturday afternoon between 13.30 and 4.30 pm. We have around 10 companies showing their products, giving a more personal hands-on experience. We will also be continuing to run the TechDesk that will run alongside the exhibition. TAVIP Board members will be on hand to help with any technical queries you have, giving you an opportunity to ask questions on how to use your products, and any niggles you might be experiencing with them. TechABreak Social Networking We will be posting updates about TechABreak 2019 from the @WeAreTAVIP Twitter account. Tweets are welcome throughout the weekend using the @TechABreak hashtag. Raffle And Quiz After the dinner on Saturday there will be a raffle and quiz for your evening’s entertainment which will commence after we have eaten. You can purchase raffle tickets for £2 each, or a book of five for £10, either when you book your package, or throughout Friday and Saturday at the hotel. 

TECHABREAK 2019 PROGRAMME

Friday 4 October Arrive at the Crewe Arms hotel and join the BCAB Trustees in the bar by 6.30 pm as TechABreak 2019 officially gets underway. Enjoy dinner in the restaurant between 7.00 and 9.00 pm, before relaxing with TAVIP friends back in the bar. Saturday 5th October Breakfast is available in the hotel restaurant from 7.30 am onwards. The day’s activities get underway at 8.45 am in the hotel’s conference room. 08.45 am - house-keeping 09.00 am - Presentation one: Devising a simple website. 10.30 am - tea and coffee 11.00 am - Presentation two: Up in the clouds: Looking at cloud storage.
11.45 pm – Exhibitors’ showcase 12.30 pm - Lunch 13.30 to 4.30 pm - Exhebition and help desk 7.00 pm - Gala dinner with quiz and raffle

Sunday 6th October Breakfast is available in the hotel restaurant from 7.30 am onwards. The days’ activities get underway at 8:45 am in the hotel’s conference room.

08.45 am - house-keeping

09.00 am - Presentation three: Phones for you, which and why: Apple, Android, Kapsys and Blindshell.
10.00 am - Presentation four: Looking back and looking forward: 10.45 am - tea and coffee 11.15 am - AGM 12.30 pm - lunch

TechABreak packages

Package 1 • Arrive: Friday 4th October (afternoon) • Depart: Sunday 6th October (afternoon) Includes dinner, bed and breakfast for one person on Friday and Saturday, The gala dinner, with light lunch and refreshments on Saturday and full lunch and refreshments on Sunday. • Single occupancy: £200 (£225 for non-members) • Shared occupancy: £176 (£201 for non-members) • Companion: £92

Package 2 • Arrive: Saturday 5th October (morning) • Depart: Sunday 6th October (afternoon) Includes bed and breakfast for one person on Saturday and gala dinner, with light lunch and refreshments on Saturday and full lunch and refreshments on Sunday. • Single occupancy: £150 (£175 for non-members) • Shared occupancy: £139 (£156 for non-members) • Companion: £64

Package 3 • Arrive: Friday 4th October (afternoon) • Depart: Saturday 5th October (afternoon) Includes dinner, bed and breakfast for one person on Friday, with light lunch and refreshment on Saturday. Please note: The gala dinner is not included in this package, but can be added separately as Package 7. • Single occupancy: £93 (£106 for non-members) • Shared occupancy: £83 (£94 for non-members) • Companion: £40

Package 4 • Arrive: Saturday 5th October (afternoon) • Depart: Sunday 6th October (afternoon) Includes the gala dinner, with bed and breakfast for one person on Saturday, with full Sunday lunch and refreshments. • Single occupancy: £106 (£119 for non-members) • Shared occupancy: £95 (£107 for non-members) • Companion: £53

Package 5 • Arrive: Saturday 5th October (morning) • Depart: Saturday 5th October (afternoon) Includes Saturday seminars, exhibition, light lunch and refreshments. Please note: The gala dinner is not included in this package, but can be added separately as Package 7. • Single occupancy: £30 (£33 for non-members) • Companion: £12

Package 6 • Arrive: Sunday 6th October (morning) • Depart: Sunday 6th October (afternoon) Includes seminar, AGM, full Sunday lunch and refreshments. • Single occupancy: £47 (£53 for non-members) • Companion: £13 Package 7

• Arrive: Saturday 5th October (early evening) • Depart: Saturday 5th October (late evening) Includes the gala dinner on Saturday. £24 (£27 for non-members)

Non participating companions Non-participating companions or partners are welcome at TechABreak 2019. Companion packages cover the cost of accommodation, meals and refreshments, and are based on a shared room. Note: Companion packages must be booked in conjunction with an equivalent *single package.

Parking There is onsite parking available at the Crewe Arms for guests and their companions. Parking is available free of charge. However, you are advised to contact reception upon arrival and obtain a ticket for the duration of your stay. TechABreak Terms and conditions Please read the following information carefully before making your booking:•
• Payment must be completed before 1st October 2019. • Cancellations will incur a small administrative fee, and should be made in writing to treasurer@bcab.org.uk no later than 1st October 2019. • No refunds will be given for cancellations made after 1st October 2019. TechABreak tickets You can book your TechABreak 2019 tickets online. Please visit our website: http://bcab.org.uk/content/techabreak Alternatively, you can contact David Boden on 0115 952 0145, or by Emailing treasurer@bcab.org.uk to arrange payment by bank transfer or cheque. TechABreak Co-ordinator This year’s TechABreak co-ordinator contact person is Mike Townsend. Please get in touch on mobile: 07967 658 028. or by Email, mtownsend@tavip.org.uk TAVIP hopes you enjoy TechABreak 2019 and will join us again.