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Monday 5th - Wednesday 7th February 2024

56 Neil Street Toowoomba QLD 4350


Join with your peers and industry leaders in February 2024 for Stage Queensland's annual Technical Managers' Conference and Trade Show. Enjoy three inspiring days of presentations and workshops, learning new skills, and connecting with colleagues. Plus, have the chance to get up to speed with all the latest gear and technologies at the ever-popular Trade Show. 

The Technical Managers' Conference provides a unique opportunity for Technical and Operations Managers and staff from performing arts centres in Queensland to gather together to share ideas, policies and practises for the betterment of the arts sector as a whole. With the Trade Show integrated into the event it also offers a great opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest sound, lighting and production trends and technologies by leading Australian vendors and presents a valuable networking and exchange platform for delegates, vendors, and industry to build and strengthen relationships.

A detailed Conference Schedule for delegates will be provided shortly. Until then, here's a summary of the highlights: 

Monday 5 February
1pm - Doors open, delegate registrations
2pm - Official 2024 Conference Program Opening

  • a keynote,
  • round-the-room member updates
  • industry updates from suppliers
  • a relaxed venue tour
  • Trade Show welcome gathering.

Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 February
8am - Doors Open
From 9am - Presentations, workshops and case studies by members and national experts on a range of topics including:

  • Fatigue Management / Time Efficient Rostering
  • Fibre-optic technologies
  • System-integration
  • Playback technologies / MSC / LX Video Timecode
  • Showcontrol – Audio / LX / Video / Staging
  • LX – Scaling the System, how many universes are too many?
  • Rigging – What is a “Competent Person” with regards to inspection?
  • Staging – Fire Retardation – What legislation applies?
  • Mental Health First Aid Workshop with Hey Mate!
  • LED Screen Customization – AVD
  • Outdoor event infrastructure
  • Projection Map - Empire Theatre case study
  • Technical training including a Tech Connect Qld update; and
  • hands-on industry-specific training workshops in AV, audio, lighting and rigging.

Travel arrangements -
We suggest you plan your travel to arrive at the conference by 1pm on Monday 5th February, allowing an hour to register before the opening commences. The Conference will finish by 4pm on Wednesday.

Click here for a list of preferred accommodation suppliers and details about our host venue, Empire Theatres, Toowoomba

Delegates - scroll down to "Tickets" to register
(Please note, registrations close 29/01/24)

Exhibitors - click here for Trade Show Information and to Register

Stage Queensland looks forward to welcoming the following companies to the Trade Show in 2024:

  • The P.A. People
  • Eventec
  • Jands
  • Showtools International
  • LSC Control Systems
  • Epson Australia
  • Visual Focus
  • Allen & Heath (Technical Audio Group)
  • Brisbane Sound Group
  • National Audio Systems (NAS)
  • Riedel Communications Australia
  • Show Technology Australia
  • Theatre Safe Australia (TSA)
  • ULA Group


Stage Queensland is inviting industry partners to provide a limited number of bursaries to support delegates travel and accommodation costs. Watch this space for more information!



  • Member Full Conference

    Includes all conference sessions, entry to Trade Show and catering for the duration of the event including conference dinners on Monday and Tuesday nights.


Non Members

  • Non Member Full Conference

    Includes all conference sessions, entry to Trade show and catering for the duration of the event (including conference dinners).


Speaker Registration

  • VIP Registration

    For sponsors and speakers only - use this ink to provide your details and dietary requirements for registration purposes.