This is the venue that was originally booked for the 2020 event that did not end up taking place, but this week we have secured our booking for September and we really look forward to meeting with the TRICS Community again. Please put this date in your calendars and further details will follow in due course.
In terms of booking arrangements our on-line system is scheduled to go live in June. This allows us plenty of time to monitor the situation in the UK and to put together our programme of presentations and interactive sessions (for which we already have plenty of ideas shortlisted). Our booking as it stands is without social distancing, so we really do hope we can return to a “normal” User Meeting this year after what would have been a gap of over two years, with around 100 attendees from across the UK and Ireland. However, should a form of social distancing be required the venue can adapt accordingly. That would mean a reduced capacity, so it is good that we are able to wait until June before we can have better information on what the situation is likely to be.
As usual for this event, in addition to the presentations in the main room there will be a split session in the afternoon, with a full system demonstration of TRICS taking place alongside an open interactive discussion forum, so this means the event will be good for both new and experienced TRICS users alike. We are also pleased to confirm that places at the event will be free to our users (one from each registered licence holding office), on a first come first served basis. Also please note that due to the User Meeting taking place in September this year there will be no TRICS Training & Development Forum taking place in November. However, we fully intend to revert back to our usual June User Meetings and our November Training & Development Forums from 2022.
All of the team here at TRICS look forward to resuming our popular events once again and to meeting our users at what is always an informal yet productive get together that always brings great feedback and new ideas to our projects.
The annual TRICS® Training & Development Forum is held at a venue within a different UK region in November each year. These events have taken place since 2015 and have also been proven to be popular with our member organisations. They are similar in some ways to the annual TRICS® User Meetings, but these events are slightly more system-focused, with an emphasis on the day to day use of TRICS® as opposed to the wider TRICS® project that is covered at our User Meetings. The Training & Development Forums are also slightly shorter in length given their regional locations, to make transport arrangements easier for attendees.
These events consist of PowerPoint presentations on subjects such as system development, annual data collection programmes, a shorter version of a system demonstration highlighting specific points of interest, and a focus on other specific technical elements of the system and associated technical analyses. Like the User Meeting the event ends with an open forum session for the exchange of ideas and the opportunity for everyone to have their say on the future of TRICS® system development.
Just like the TRICS® User Meeting, the TRICS® Training & Development Forum also provides a good opportunity to mix with other members of the TRICS® Community over a buffet lunch, and is an informal yet productive event from which we receive many good ideas and much valued technical feedback from attendees.
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