Thursday 26th September 2024, 9:45AM - 4:00PM

Bringing Local Communities Together.

Free Online Conference for Parish, Town and Community Councils.

2024 Agenda to be Announced

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9:45 am - 10:00 am


10:00 am - 10:15 am

Prof. Ben Garrod

Evolutionary Biologist, Broadcaster, Academic & Author
Keynote Speaker
10:15 am - 10:30 am

Steve Parkinson

Partner, The Parkinson Partnership
Reclaiming VAT on Buildings and Land
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Gemma Hyde

Project & Policy Officer for Healthier Places, TCPA
Complete, Compact & Connected: Neighbourhood Planning for Thriving Communities
11:00 am - 11:10 am


11:10 am to 11:15 am

Lightning Speakers Round #1

20 slides and 5 minutes for each speaker
11:15 am to 11:20 am

Lara Kramer

Relationships, Connections and Assemblage Lead at Slow Ways
Walking the Slow Way: Help Create Great Britain's National Walking Network
11:20 am to 11:25 am

Kezia Willamson

Head of Place at Innovate UK KTN
How Innovation Can Help Places to Reach Net Zero
11:25 am to 11:30 am

Victoria Burroughes

Senior Account Manager at Solder Creative
The Role of Internet of Things in the Future of Smart Cities
11:30 am to 11:35 am

Rachael Tiffen

Director, Cifas Learning & Public Sector
Proactive Fraud Prevention Measures For Local Councils
11:35 am to 11:50 am

Lightning Round #1 Panel

Ask your questions!
11:50 am to 12:00 pm

Jez Hall

Director, Shared Future CIC
Unlocking Community Power: The Potential of Participatory Budgeting
12:00 pm to 12:10 pm

Josh Guy

Co-Founder & Head of Product at GoCollaborate
Navigating Public Consultations: The Digital Opportunities
12:10 pm to 12:20 pm

Q&A Panel: Jez Hall & Josh Guy

Ask your questions!
12:20 pm - 12:45 pm


12:45 pm to 1:00 pm

Sarah Furness

Former Combat Operational Commander & RAF Helicopter Pilot, Author, Speaker & Founder of Well Be It
The Secret to Bomb-Proof Resilience
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Roger Taylor

Consultant, Wellers Hedleys Solicitors
Agendas, Summons & Meetings
1:30 pm to 1:45 pm

John Fagan

CEO, Scribe
A Sneak Peak into Scribe's Upcoming Projects, with Sarah Peberday, Clerk to Sheringham Town Council
1:45 pm to 2:15 pm

Jackie Weaver

Chief Officer, Cheshire Association of Local Councils
Dealing With Difficult People
2:15 pm - 2:25 pm


2:25 pm to 2:30 pm

Lightning Speakers Round #2

20 slides and 5 minutes for each speaker
2:30 pm to 2:35 pm

Carrie Pillow

Parish Clerk & RFO, Internal Auditor
Year-Round Preparations For the Internal Audit
2:35 pm to 2:40 pm

Benn Minshall

Parish Clerk & RFO, Loggerheads Parish Council
Exploring the Applications of ChatGPT for Local Councils
2:40 pm to 2:45 pm

Tom Clay

Executive Officer, East Riding and North Lincolnshire Local Council Association, Former Clerk & RFO
Coming Together to Create a Vision For Your Council
2:45 pm to 2:50 pm

Andrea Vincent MBE

Town Clerk & RFO, Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council
Hard to Reach Communities
2:50 pm to 3:05 pm

Lightning Round #2 Panel

Ask your questions!
3:05 pm to 3:35 pm

Sally Diaz

Parish Clerk & RFO, Churchill Parish Council & Puriton Parish Council
From Divided Council Meetings to Christmas Dinners
3:35 pm to 4:00 pm



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