Consortium Annual Conference & AGM
Post Conference Update:
Thanks to everyone who came to the Annual Conference and AGM on Saturday 3rd November. It was a wonderful day with some inspiring speakers and workshop.
We managed to video the keynote speakers (we had apologies from Dawn Austwick from The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation due to illness) and you can find the videos here:
We also heard briefly from our new Chair of Trustees, Dr Greg Ussher and this can be found at Greg Ussher, Consortium's New Chair of Trustees.
Saturday 3rd November 2012
10:30 - 16:30
Official documents for the AGM can be found at the bottom of this page, including our new format Annual Review.
This year's Annual Conference and AGM will focus on how LGBT organisations can thrive through these difficult times. It will offer Members' an opportunity to explore new partnerships, different ways of working and engaging better with current policy direction.
It is being held at the Penthouse Conference Centre, Wynner House, Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham, B5 6RG. Directions can be found here
During the morning session we will be hearing from several keynote speakers and Members will have an opportunity to pose questions on the conference theme during a panel discussion. So far, we have confirmed:
- Ben Kernighan, Deputy Chief Executive at NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations)
- Joe Irvin, Chief Executive of NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action)
- Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive of The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
- Jon Fox, Head of Policy at The Big Lottery Fund
The timetable for the event is as follows:
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and Registration
11:00 - 12:15 Keynote Speakers and Panel Discussion
There will be an opportunity to talk to our keynote speakers during the first half of the workshop session.
12:15 - 13:15 Workshop set 1 --Skills Building part one
Unltd -- Exploring Social Enterprise
Charity Evaluation Services -- Collecting & Presenting Evaluation Findings
Dettie Gould -- Becoming Commissionable
13:15 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Member Showcase & Service Brokering
Please feel free to bring your group's promotional materials with you.
14:30 - 15:30 Workshop set 2 -- Skills building from other Members
Dan Baker, Youth Chances -- Current findings and targetting Commissioners
Lou Englefield, Pride Sports -- Funding LGBT Sport
Hannah Taylor, Consortium -- Social media to create social change
Charity Evaluation Services -- Quality Standards
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee and networking
16:00 - 16:30 AGM and Conference close
Don't forget to register for the event so we can plan numbers accurately. Please also note that only renewed Members will be able to vote during the AGM section of the day.
Thanks to Birmingham LGBT and Fyne Times, we are able to offer some travel bursaries to small and unfunded Member organisations who would otherwise be unable to attend the event. When you register above you will have the option to tick if you would like to request information about a bursary. Please note that these will be allocated as a priority to small and unfunded Member organisations.