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SCoD Connect and Capitalise 2017

We would like to thank everyone who made our 2017 Conference “Connect and Capitalise” on Thursday 9 March a success.

Our Conference report is available here.

Presentations from the day are available here.

                                                         contactSCOTLAND is our Main Conference Sponsor this year.


Thursday 9th March 2017

Doubletree by Hilton, Glasgow

To book tickets for the Conference, go to Eventbrite by clicking here or by contacting us at admin@scod.org.uk.

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.

 Martyn Evans was unable to attend on the day. His replacement was Zoe Ferguson an Associate at 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.



Download the programme here in WORD  or PDF or scroll down the page.


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,

                              Refreshments available

10:00 – 10:10  Welcome 

Keynote Speakers

10:10 – 10:30  Maureen Watt MSP – Minister for Mental Health

10:30 – 10:50  Zoe Ferguson, Associate – Carnegie UK Trust

Marketplace Break

10:50 – 11:30  Refreshments networking and time to browse the stalls

Workshop Session 1

11:30 – 12:30    3 workshops running at the same time

12:30 – 13:30  Networking Lunch

Workshop Session 2

13:30 – 14:30  3 workshops running at the same time.

14:30 – 14:45  Afternoon refreshment break

Workshop Session 3

14:45 – 15:45  3 workshops running at the same time.

Keynote Speaker

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.

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