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Annual Conference Programme 8-9 Nov 2022

Reconnect > Reflect > Reimagine

Please note: Events marked with an * below are part of the online programme as well as the in-person programme. 

Day One

Welcome* (9:35am-9:55am) | Event Chairs:  Steven Sweeney, Chief Executive, Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire & Board Member, Children in Scotland | Anna, Changing Our World, Children in Scotland's youth participation group.

Keynote from Children in Scotland * (9:55am-10:15am) | Judith Turbyne, CEO, Children in Scotland. Click here for full biography

Keynote * (10:15am-10:35am) | Making your mark: what the pandemic taught us about the power of creativity for wellbeing | Fi Milligan-Rennie, Head of Education – Screen Scotland at Creative Scotland. Click here for full biography

Workshops (10:40am-11:50am) | Hosted by: Kibble* (Headline Sponsor), Enquire, West Of Scotland Regional Equality Council (WSREC), Daydream Believers, Child Bereavement UK and St. Columba's Hospice Care. Click here for workshop descriptions

Panel discussion* (12:30pm-1:10pm) | Child rights, budgeting, & the key to unlocking the cost of living crisis
Chair: Gary Gillespie, Chief Economic Adviser, Scottish Government
Panelists: Juliet Harris, Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights) / Jimmy Paul, Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland / Jennifer Wallace, Carnegie UK.
Click here for full biographies

Workshops (2:20pm-3:30pm) | Hosted by: Circle*, Better Lives Partnership*,   Forces Children Scotland (Associate Sponsor), Families Outside, LGBT Youth Scotland (Associate Sponsor). Click here for workshop descriptions

Day Two

Welcome* (9:35am-9:50am) | Event Chairs: Jennifer Davidson, Executive Director, Institute for Inspiring Children's Future, University of Strathclyde | Abbie Johnson, Team Member at The LUNA Project UK

From our Sponsor* (9:50am-9:55am) | Anthony Conroy, Head of Scotland, Yopa Property

Keynote * (9:55am-10:15am) | Anti-Racist Education in Scottish Schools: Practicing today and imagining the future | Samie Mansoor, Anti-Racist Pro-Black Education Lead, Intercultural Youth Scotland

Workshops (10:20am-11:20am) | Hosted by: Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland*, Children in Scotland's Policy, Projects and Participation team*, West Lothian College, Hot Chocolate Trust, Dad Matters - Home-Start, Glasgow North and North Lanarkshire. Click here for workshop descriptions

Workshops (11:50am-12:50pm) | Hosted by: Creative Scotland*, Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities* , Nordoff Robbins, The LUNA  Project, Kibble (Headline Sponsor). Click here for workshop descriptions

Workshops (1:55pm-2:55pm) | Hosted by: Therapeutic Life Story Work International*, Changing Our World*, Starcatchers, Cyrenians and Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution,  Fast Forward and  Scottish Gambling Education Hub. Click here for workshop descriptions

Keynote * (3pm-3:25pm) | Addressing prejudice: the impact of LGBT Inclusive Education | Jordan Daly, Co-Founder and Director, Time for Inclusive Education (TIE). Click here for full biography