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BSAC Diving Conference 2019

British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC)

Saturday, 26 October 2019 from 09:15 to 17:15 (BST)

BSAC Diving Conference 2019

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
BSAC Diving Conference 2019 ticket 25 Oct 2019 £32.00 £0.00
"Grab and Go" conference lunch   more info 12 Oct 2019 £11.00 £0.00
Conference Dinner only   more info 10 Oct 2019 £40.50 £0.00
Special Purchase: Sports Diver Conference Ticket for DL lecture/s   more info 12 Oct 2019 £15.00 £0.00
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Event Details

Building on the success of the last sell-out conference, the 2019 event will have more of what members love – breakout sessions, an impressive external speaker line up and plenty of networking opportunities – all in the top-rated (by previous delegates) venue, The Vox at the NEC, Birmingham. 

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What to expect at this year's event…

World-renowned diving medicine expert Dr Neal Pollock will take to the BSAC stage to talk on ‘The future of diver protection’. Neal will also be running a breakout session to answer member questions on this topic.

A much-sought after speaker on the international dive event circuit Professor Simon Mitchell will deliver a talk to conference titled ‘The shortest road to increased safety in diving’. 

Diver RNLI crew members will be sharing their experience and insights from diving ‘shouts’ with delegates in their talk: Saving divers at sea. 

Scotland Conservation Officer at the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), Catherine Gemmell will offer a practical guide for clubs to help them become even more environmentally responsible.

Mental health expert Eugene Farrell will talk about how the diving community can play a positive role in mental health.

Lieutenant Jen Smith will be sharing new images and 3D Photogrammetry models of HMS Royal Oak, now a designated war grave, lying in 33 metres of water in Scapa Flow

Also at the conference…

  • Hear from your National Diving Officer, Dai Atkins
  • Choose from 14 breakout sessions
  • Training and safety developments
  • Growing our sport and new developments at BSAC
  • 2019 Incident Report and lessons to be learned
  • Post-event beers (or something else), thanks to blue o two
  • Post conference dinner at Hilton Metropole - all members invited

As previous years, conference tickets will give members access to the Dive Show all weekend (short walk from conference venue).

 Download full programme and event information PDF

BSAC Diving Conference website




What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Please visit NEC website for travel info and/or Download Interactive Vox locator map

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email or call BSAC - / 0151 350 6224.

Can I update my registration information?
Yes. You can update your details online up until seven days before the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, unless you have downloaded the Eventbrite app to your smartphone in which case you could show a digital ticket at registration. Please show your printed or digital ticket to the registration desk staff (You can register from 7.45am.)

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
No. The attendee must be the person that is listed on the ticket. Registration information can be edited online up until seven days' before the event.

What refreshments are there?
There will be coffee or tea available on arrival and during the morning and afternoon breaks. A ‘grab and go’ lunch can be bought as an extra when you purchase your ticket.

What time can we register and access the main hall?
You can register from 7.45am and access the Main Hall from 9am. 

How far away is the Dive Show from The Vox?
About five minutes walking. Exit the Resorts World building on the lake side, turn left and head for the big NEC signs the other side of the lake. The Dive Show will be in Hall 1.

Do you have questions about BSAC Diving Conference 2019? Contact British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC)

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When & Where

The Vox Conference Centre
Resorts World
B40 1PU Birmingham
United Kingdom

Saturday, 26 October 2019 from 09:15 to 17:15 (BST)

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British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC)

Our mission in life is to grow the nation’s love of scuba diving.

Why? Well, quite simply, we believe British scuba diving offers the most thrilling, challenging and rewarding diving you are ever likely to do. It offers adventure, opportunity, friendship and fun like no other sport we’ve come across.

How do we do this?

1. We develop the world’s best recreational diving training and deliver it through an extensive network of clubs and commercial centres where trainees are nurtured to become self-reliant excellent scuba divers.
2. We develop our own safety recommendations to keep the sport as safe as it can be for our own members and other scuba divers.
3. We work to safeguard the UK’s precious waters and marine life for divers.
4. We work to protect British underwater heritage.
5. We work to protect the interests of our members and other scuba divers.

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