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TechABreak

 

 

Welcome to TAVIP’s annual TechABreak event for 2021. This year we are planning a face to face event complemented by a virtual experience. All prices include free membership of TAVIP.

(Please note: The event is subject to English government Covid regulations in operations on the event dates. The hotel Covid procedures will also be in operation.)

Join us for a weekend of technology seminars, the return of our popular TechSight exhibition, social fun, and some important TAVIP business!

TechABreak will be held at The Crewe Arms Hotel, Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6DN

Tel: 01270 213 204. Dates: Friday 5 to Sunday 7 November 2021.  We return to this venue by popular demand, and appreciate the help of friendly staff.

We will also be holding our popular Tech Sight exhebition again on Saturday afternoon between 13.30 and 4.30 pm.  We have around 10 companies showing their products, giving a more personal hands-on experience.

We will also be continuing to run the TechDesk that will run alongside the exhibition. TAVIP Board members will be on hand to help with any technical queries you have, giving you an opportunity to ask questions on how to use your products, and any niggles you might be experiencing with them.

TechABreak Social Networking

We will be posting updates about TechABreak 2021 from the @WeAreTAVIP Twitter account.  Tweets are welcome throughout the weekend using the @TechABreak hashtag.

Raffle And Quiz

After the dinner on Saturday there will be a raffle and quiz for your evening’s entertainment which will commence after we have eaten.  You can purchase raffle tickets for £2 each, or a book of five for £10, either when you book your package, or throughout Friday and Saturday at the hotel.

TECHABREAK 2021 PROGRAMME

Friday 5 November

Arrive at the Crewe Arms hotel and join the TAVIP Trustees in the bar by 6.30 pm as TechABreak 2021 officially gets underway.

Enjoy dinner in the restaurant between 7.00 and 9.00 pm, before relaxing with TAVIP friends back in the bar.

Saturday 6 November

Breakfast is available in the hotel restaurant from 7.30 am onwards.  The day’s activities get underway at 8.45 am in the hotel’s conference room.

08.45 am – house-keeping

09.00 am – Presentation one: Getting around including GPS, indoor navigation, and mobility products.

10.30 am – tea and coffee

11.00 am – Presentation two: Reading, doing it your way (smart devices, OCR, and braille.

11.45 pm – Exhibitors’ showcase

12.30 pm – Lunch

13.30 to 4.30 pm – Exhebition and help desk

7.00 pm – Gala dinner with quiz and raffle

Sunday 7 November

Breakfast is available in the hotel restaurant from 7.30 am onwards.  The days’ activities get underway at 8:45 am in the hotel’s conference room.

08.45 am – house-keeping

09.00 am – Presentation three: TV: the different routes to access.

10.00 am – Presentation four: Accessible aspects of social media.

10.45 am – tea and coffee

11.15 am – AGM

12.30 pm – lunch

TechABreak packages

Package 1

  • Arrive: Friday 5th November(afternoon)
  • Depart: Sunday 7 November (afternoon)

Includes dinner, bed and breakfast for one person on Friday and Saturday, The gala dinner, with light lunch and refreshments on Saturday and full lunch and refreshments on Sunday.

  • Single occupancy: £200
  • Shared occupancy: £176
  • Companion: £92

Package 2

  • Arrive: Saturday 6 November (morning)
  • Depart: Sunday 7 November (afternoon)

Includes bed and breakfast for one person on Saturday and gala dinner, with light lunch and refreshments on Saturday and full lunch and refreshments on Sunday.

  • Single occupancy: £150
  • Shared occupancy: £139
  • Companion: £64

Package 3

  • Arrive: Friday 5th November(afternoon)
  • Depart: Saturday 6 November (afternoon)

Includes dinner, bed and breakfast for one person on Friday, with light lunch and refreshment on Saturday.

Please note: The gala dinner is not included in this package, but can be added separately as Package 7.

  • Single occupancy: £93
  • Shared occupancy: £83
  • Companion: £40

Package 4

  • Arrive: Saturday 6 November (afternoon)
  • Depart: Sunday 7 November (afternoon)

Includes the gala dinner, with bed and breakfast for one person on Saturday, with full Sunday lunch and refreshments.

  • Single occupancy: £106
  • Shared occupancy: £95
  • Companion: £53

Package 5

  • Arrive: Saturday 6 November (morning)
  • Depart: Saturday 6 November (afternoon)

Includes Saturday seminars, exhibition, light lunch and refreshments.

Please note: The gala dinner is not included in this package, but can be added separately as Package 7.

  • Single occupancy: £30
  • Companion: £12

Package 6

  • Arrive: Sunday 7 November (morning)
  • Depart: Sunday 7 November (afternoon)

Includes seminar, AGM, full Sunday lunch and refreshments.

  • Single occupancy: £47
  • Companion: £13

Package 7

  • Arrive: Saturday 6 November (early evening)
  • Depart: Saturday 6 November (late evening)

Includes the gala dinner on Saturday.

£24

Non participating companions

Non-participating companions or partners are welcome at TechABreak 2021.  Companion packages cover the cost of accommodation, meals and refreshments, and are based on a shared room.

Note: Companion packages must be booked in conjunction with an equivalent *single package.

Parking

There is onsite parking available at the Crewe Arms for guests and their companions.   Parking is available free of charge.   However, you are advised to contact reception upon arrival and obtain a ticket for the duration of your stay.

TechABreak Terms and conditions

Please read the following information carefully before making your booking:•

Payment must be completed before 8th October 2021.

  • Cancellations will incur a small administrative fee, and should be made in writing to treasurer@tavip.org.uk no later than 1st November 2021.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations made after 1st November 2021.

Pay for your TechABreak package

You can pay for your TechABreak 2021 package/s below. Please select the add to basket option for the packages you would like. You can proceed to the checkout using the basket link at the top.

Alternatively, you can contact David Boden on 0115 952 0145, or by emailing treasurer@tavip.org.uk to arrange payment by bank transfer or cheque.

TechABreak Co-ordinator

This year’s TechABreak co-ordinator contact person is Mike Townsend. Please get in touch on mobile: 07967 658 028, or by email, mtownsend@tavip.org.uk.

TAVIP hopes you will enjoy TechABreak 2021 and will join us again.