Conference 2017

November 15/16, Newcastle upon Tyne
Our highly regarded annual conference heads north for 2017, to the great city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Our venue for the event is the impressive Crown Plaza Hotel.


We're working on it. As soon as we can we'll publish a draft here.

The main conference will be a one-day event on Thursday November 16, and in addition, on the afternoon of November 15 we're running two parallel seminars – one focussing on finance and the other on technical matters. Main conference participants can optionally register for one or other of these as an add-on option when registering for the conference.

We're also welcoming stand-alone participants to these seminars. So even if you can't make the main event, you can still take advantage of one of these half-day seminars on Wednesday November 15.



We are working in partnership with NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau as the official accommodation booking provider to bring you the best accommodation rates for the conference.

View the range of accommodation options to suit all budgets – including great rates on 3 and 4-star hotels starting from just £55 – and book online quickly and easily.

Official Accommodation Provider - Book Now!


Conference Fees

Conference delegate fees are as below. Online registration is now open.

Early Bird Pricing

Early bird pricing is currently available, providing a substantial saving on conference fees. Prices will revert to the full rates (£240 standard, £192 for Tier One and Two members, ex.VAT) from August 18, so please ensure that you register early in order to secure your conference passes at the lowest rate.

Standard Conference Delegate: £192 ex VAT (£230.40 inc. VAT)

INCA Member Delegate (Tier One and Two members only*): £144 ex. VAT (£172.80 inc. VAT)

As ever, INCA will reserve a small number of free places at our conference to enable the participation of unfunded community broadband projects who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend.

Free Conference Passes for Tier One and Tier Two Members

INCA members with a current Tier One (Gold) or Tier Two (Silver) membership are eligible for free passes. Tier One members can claim 2 free passes and Tier Two members can claim 1 free pass for the main conference on Nov 16. To claim your free passes for the conference please contact Gill Williams. It's an ideal time to upgrade your membership to Tier One or Two and take full advantage of this great conference offer.

If your organisation has been considering membership of INCA but hasn't yet made the commitment, now is the time. Join today at our Tier One or Two levels and enjoy a free conference pass or two, as well as a range of other valuable benefits. Contact Gill for the details.

*NB: The member discount options are only available to members at our Tier One (formerly Gold) and Tier Two (formerly Silver) levels. Other member organisations wishing to avail themselves of the discount ratesand free pass options should contact Gill Williams to arrange an upgrade of their membership to either Tier One or Two.


Nov 15 Seminars

The optional seminars being run on the afternoon of Nov 15 are charged at just £60 per person (plus VAT).


Conference Sponsors

The support provided by our sponsors enables INCA to keep conference fees low, broadening participation. Contact Gill Williams for details.


Photo from Wikipedia by Wilka Hudson.

November 15th, 2017 12:30 PM   to   November 16th, 2017 5:00 PM
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Hawthorn Square
Forth Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

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