Annual Conference and AGM

This year our Annual Conference and AGM will be bigger and better than ever before.


Featuring content serving our three strategic objectives,

Professionalism –

Safeguarding and Protecting Children // Route Setting // National Competency Card

Health –

Diversity in Climbing – Women’s Climbing Symposium // Sustainability

Growth –

State of the Industry // NICAS // Individual Offer // Catalyst Coaching

Unconference –

We know we missed something – and it’s probably something important to you. To help, we’ve adding ‘unsessions’ to our schedule – during the conference we’ll be organising speakers and facilitators to host sessions you request at the start of the conference.


The AGM of the ABCTT and the ABC will be held between 16:00-18:00 on July 5th at the main event hub – The Hide, Sheffield.

You can read the full announcement here and download the agenda and relevant documents here.

Members do not need to attend the full event to attend the AGM, and attendance of the AGM only is free of charge. Please let us know you’re coming so we can make sure we have enough room – choose the AGM Only ticket when booking.


Wednesday – to ‘break the ice’ we’ll be climbing at a Sheffield wall and finding a pub on the way back to the hotel.

Thursday – Street food and a bar at the Hide will provide much-needed refreshment for an evening hosted by Niall Grimes, featuring a Q&A session with Jerry Moffatt exploring the past, present and future of indoor climbing.

sponsors and exhibitors

Building on the success of previous years, this year’s conference features a dedicated exhibition space as part of the main hub of the event, right next to the bar and food.

Details of exhibitors to come soon.

Want to sponsor or exhibit at our event?

Download the Sponsors and Exhibitors Pack now

Cliffhangar and the British Bouldering Championships

Sheffield’s inner-city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors returns for Summer 2018, with another jam-packed weekend of adventure, taking place Friday 6 – Sunday 8 July.

The BMC British Bouldering Championships will also be returning to provide the star attraction of the weekend, where the nation’s strongest male and female climbers will battle it out on a purpose-build bouldering wall on Devonshire Green.