We would like to thank everyone who made our 2017 Conference “Connect and Capitalise” last Thursday (9th March) a success. Our Conference report will be available early summer.
So far the feedback we have received has been positive with some suggestions for next year. We are about to start the planning process for 2018 and will be in touch with members shortly for workshop and speaker ideas.
contactSCOTLAND is our Main Conference Sponsor this year.
Thursday 9th March 2017
Doubletree by Hilton, Glasgow
Our keynote speaker and opening our conference will be Maureen Watt MSP and Minister for Mental Health.
Also speaking in the morning will be Martyn Evans, Chief Executive of the Carnegie UK Trust.
Yvonne Strachan CBE, the Head of Equality and Human Rights in the Scottish Government will be our final speaker in the afternoon.
Our sponsors for this year’s conference are Action on Hearing Loss, Deaf Action, NDCS Scotland, Signature, Sign Language Interactions, and Voluntary Action Scotland. Click here for more information.
For more information on the Workshops, click on the links in the programme: Workshop Session 1, 2 and 3.
09:15 – 10:00 Registration & Networking Opportunity,
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome
10:10 – 10:30 Maureen Watt MSP – Minister for Mental Health
10:30 – 10:50 Martyn Evans – Chief Executive, Carnegie UK Trust
10:50 – 11:30 Refreshments networking and time to browse the stalls
11:30 – 12:30 3 workshops running at the same time
12:30 – 13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 3 workshops running at the same time.
14:30 – 14:45 Afternoon refreshment break
14:45 – 15:45 3 workshops running at the same time.
15:45 – 16:05 Yvonne Strachan CBE – Scottish Government Head of Human Rights & Equality
16:05 – 16:15 Chair’s closing remarks
* This year’s conference title “Connect and Capitalise” means that we are building on the connections and partnerships that have been made over the last three years and at our last two conferences. We all benefit or capitalise on these connections as we grow the Deaf Sector.