CHEAD Technical Alliance Event 2023 Community and Connection

09 November 2023

The HEaTED Creative Practitioners Network (HCPN) was developed because it was noticed that those within the creative industries often felt excluded, underrepresented and had little to no opportunities for professional registration. The aim was to create a supportive network, run by technicians that caters to all specialties within the arts. With this, we want to signpost HCPN members and other creatives to this exciting two day event: CHEAD Technical Alliance Event 2023: Community and Connection.

Event Details Below:

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

Day 2:

Thursday 16th November 2023


Various locations

About the CHEAD Technical Alliance

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.