SOA23 Congress

SOA Social Programme

We have a full social programme available for our delegates to enable mulitple options to relax,  unwind, network and have a good laugh.


On the first day of SOA (27 June 2023) there will be an networking session for all delegates to attend from 5pm.

This will be held in the exhibition area and will include refreshments.

SOA Social Event 

Being held on 28 June 2023 (day 2), the SOA social will be held in the heart of The Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham at the Jam House.  This venue occupies a traditional and historic Georgian building looking out on to the picturesque St Paul's Square. The Jam House is a landmark, long standing and award-winning venue offering a unique combination of live music and great fun.

Tickets are £30 (inc VAT) which includes three drinks tokens, entry to the venue where we will have live music from Tru Grove (see video) and a DJ to close out the evening.

Add your ticket when making your SOA Congress booking or log back in to your account and bolt it on at any time. Tickets will also be available onsite during the first and second day of SOA23 

For more info on the venue, visit their website:


Health and Wellness

Fun run 

Every year we hold a delegate fun run on the second day of SOA (28 June 2023), so bring you running gear and get ready for a nice jog around the city. 

Open to all levels of runners and bookings are made when you register onsite at SOA.

Bike to Birmigham 

If you are an avid cyclist or fancy pushing yourself, sign up to SOA23 Bike to Birmingham and cycle to our Congress with your colleagues, friends, join another group or doing it solo.

Bike to Birmingham is about bringing the 2023 State of the Art community together in a challenging and fun way, with each participant finding their own route or joining others to meet at the Congress in the Heart of England.  

We currently have routes planned to Birmingham from: 

  • North Yorkshire 
  • Southampton 
  • London 
  • Nottingham 

Either join a route listed above or create your own.

It doesn’t matter where you’re located, you'll just need a road worthy bike and the ability and confidence to cycle the distance on open roads with enthusiasm and team spirit.