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Village Halls East of England Conference 2021

Click here to book. Closing date for bookings is 12 noon on 18th January 2021Opens a external web page

Please note when booking that every individual delegate will need a unique email address when registering. We cannot process multiple bookings using the same email address.

Welcome to the homepage for the Village Halls East of England Conference 2021

Date: Monday 25 January 2021
Time: 9:00AM (doors open) 9:30AM (start) – 1:35PM (close)
Location: Zoom

Read on for more details of the programme, Speakers and contributors.

Organisational Resilience for Village Halls and Community Buildings

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Village Halls and Community Buildings have an important part to play in our rural and urban communities. Bringing people together to deliver a range of activities and services, they can be the lifeline for many communities around the UK.

This year has been tough for halls, as with most sectors. The imposed closure from the end of March until 4th July had a big impact on their ability to raise funds as well as providing a service within the community.

As volunteers now face the challenge of re-opening in an uncertain time, there are high levels of anxiety surrounding what they can and cannot deliver.  There may be a need to adapt and meet further new requirements and measures and this conference aims to encourage and inspire all those involved with service delivery in community halls to persevere and keep going!

The East of England virtual village hall and community buildings conference on Monday 25th January 2021 will equip managers and trustees with skills and knowledge to increase confidence in going forward with their essential community services. A wide range of workshops will be available to support and inform managers of community halls during the challenging times ahead.

We have Lord Gardiner of Kimble, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity) delivering a keynote speech, as well as representatives from ACRE, who will be launching ‘Village Halls Week’ as well as highlighting the outcomes from the ACRE national survey, which is carried out every ten years.

The conference is being delivered by Zoom, which will enable us to deliver the conference in a safe way and ensure accessibility for people.

Programme and details for the day

For more details click on the links below.

To view and download the programme click hereOpens or downloads a document
View our Workshops and networking sessions hereOpens a external web page
View our 2021 Contributors details hereOpens a external web page

2021 Event Sponsors, in alphabetical order

A ‘BIG ‘Thank you’ to everyone who has sponsored this event, helping to make it accessible and affordable.

2021 Contributors and Supporters, in alphabetical order

A BIG ‘Thank you’ to everyone who is contributing to the event and helping to make it possible.

Some great reasons to attend

Don’t miss out on your chance to book.

Click here to book. Closing date for bookings is 12 noon on 18th January 2021Opens a external web page

Essential Support and FAQ’s

How much is the conference?

We at CAS and our Partners understand how challenging these times have been and alongside support from sponsors we have discounted all tickets for the Voluntary Community Social Enterprise sector for this event.

The price from 5 January will be £25 for the VCSE but take advantage of our time limited Early Bird offer for the VCSE. All VCSE bookings from 14 December to 4 January is £10 per person.

How will I access the event on the day?

Via your computer/laptop/ mobile device using a link that we will send you by email.

There will be a dedicated secure website for the Conference that only delegates who have completed the pre-registration and payment will be given access to.

A few days before the event delegates will receive an email link to access the Conference website along with a password. From 9am on the day you will be able to access the full conference site and view the Virtual Exhibition Hall prior, to that there will be limited access to the event.

The ‘Live’ conference programme will start at 9.30am. To take your seat in the ‘Virtual conference hall’ ready to hear the Speakers, attend the workshops and networking click on the ‘Enter conference Hall’ button on the conference page and you will be in the live event.

You will need access to a laptop or pc for the full interaction benefits and a broadband signal to access the website and the event.

More than one of us wants to attend from our organisation, how do I book?

We cannot process multiple bookings. Every delegate should register themselves using their own email address.

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