Programme

As always, we have an exceptional line-up of guest speakers and exhibitors for you to enjoy at our 2019 Solace Summit. We’ll be adding to the programme, so be sure to come back for updates.

  Day One - Wednesday 16th October

11:30

Registration Opens

12:30

Lunch/Exhibition Viewing

14:00

President’s Opening Address

Martin Swales, Chief Executive, South Tyneside Council

14:15

Opening Keynote

15:15

Refreshments / Exhibition Viewing

16:00

A Welcome from our Host Chief Executive

16:10

Plenary Two: TBA

17:00

AGM

17:30

Welcome Drinks Reception

18:30

‘An Evening with Solace’

Join us for an evening of street food and socialising in a relaxed environment.

  Day Two - Thursday 17th October

8:30

Refreshments/Exhibition Viewing

9:30

Plenary Three

Keynote Speaker: Hilary Cottam

Hilary is an internationally acclaimed social entrepreneur whose work in Britain and around the world has focused on collaborative and affordable solutions to some of the greatest social challenges of our time: challenges such as ageing, loneliness, chronic disease, good work, and inequality.

Hilary’s TED talk on how we can change our social services has had over 700,000 views.  Hilary speaks regularly to public and professional audiences around the world, drawing on the human stories behind her work to inspire others who are also seeking to make lasting systemic change.

Hilary’s book Radical Help: How We Can Remake the Relationships Between Us & Revolutionise the Welfare State, was published by Virago/LittleBrown in 2018.

For Hilary’s full biography, please click here.

10:30

Refreshments/Exhibition Viewing

11:00

Plenary Four: TBA

13;30

    

Sub-Plenary 1: Organisations of the Future

Keynote Speaker: Dominic Campbell, Chief Executive, FutureGov

Sub-Plenary 2: Places of the Future 

Keynote Speaker: Nicola Yates, Chief Executive, Connected Places Catapult

 

Sub-Plenary 3: Communities of the Future

More details coming soon.

 

Sub-Plenary 4: Workforce of the Future

Check back soon for more details.

 

14:30

Refreshments/Exhibition Viewing

15:15 - 16:00

Breakout Sessions – Set 1

The first set of our Breakout Sessions begins. Choose from one of eight sessions spanning the 4 core themes of the Summit.

Click here for more details on the Breakout Sessions. 

16:15 - 17:00

 

Breakout Sessions – Set 2

Join us for the second set of our Breakout Sessions.

Choose from one of eight sessions spanning the 4 core themes of the Summit.

Click here for more details on the Breakout Sessions. 

Exact time TBC

Sharing Solutions

In the last session of the day, we will come together to share learnings, ideas, and inspirations from the Summit so far.

18:00

End of Day Two’s Sessions.

19:00

Pre-Dinner Drinks

Hilton NEC, Birmingham

20:00

Charity Dinner

  Day Three - Friday 18th October

9:00

Refreshments/Exhibition Viewing

9:30

Plenary Five: Title TBA

Keynote Speaker: Alastair Campbell

For Alastair’s full biography, please click here.

 

10:30

Refreshments/Exhibition Viewing

11:00

Plenary Six: Organisational Resilience

More details coming soon.

12:15

President’s Closing Address

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