The NTDC is committed to providing organisations and their technical communities with access to information, expertise and a range of research and tools specifically designed to support the delivery of high-quality technical services across all sectors.
Our annual Partner Forum is a unique opportunity for you to influence the work we do and the landscape of technical services nationally. It is also an opportunity to meet and network with colleagues from our Partner Affiliates across the UK.
Our inaugural Partner Forum in 2019 was held at Novotel Sheffield Centre, featuring a great programme of workshops that showcased the ways in which Partner Affiliates can make the most of their partnership with the NTDC.
The following year, our Partner Forum was due to take place in York on 15th September 2020 but was moved online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Workshops focussed on recruitment and retention of technical staff, supporting technicians in a research environment and the impact of the Technician Commitment on creative arts universities.
This year in 2021, our Partner Forum will be held virtually for the second year running. We want to ensure our events are accessible to everyone, including those who may be shielding or reluctant to travel even as in-person events are able to take place.
Our next Partner Forum will be held on 21st October 2021. We are currently working on an exciting programme of events for our partners this year on the theme of Sustainability.