Here’s the outline programme for our 2024 ADSO Conference.

We’ll share updates as more details become available.

Day 1:  Monday 25 November 2024


10.45am  Arrival and Registration
Refreshments provided

11.15am  Welcome and Introductions

11.30am  Facilitated Discussions
There will be a choice of 4 to 5 group discussions led by a facilitator on varying current topics.


12.30pm  Lunch


1.30pm  Presentation from our Gold Sponsor, Civica

1.45pm  Workshops
A selection of 4 workshops are up for grabs which you will be asked to chose from nearer to the time of the conference. Confirmed topics are Equality & Diversity, and the Code of Practice on Good Governance for Local Authority Statutory Officers.

2.45pm  Refreshments and Meet the Sponsors
Time to take a break with opportunities to network and visit the sponsor stands.

3.30pm  Plenary
AI and Assistive Technology presentation from SOCITM.

4.30pm  Closing Remarks

4.35pm  Meet your Regional Representative


7pm  Drinks Reception

7.30pm  Dinner and Awards Evening


Day 2:  Tuesday 26 November 2024


9am  Arrival
Refreshments available

9.30am  Question Time Panel
A panel of experts will discuss subjects chosen by you.

10.45am  Refreshments and Meet the Sponsors
Network and visit our sponsor stands.

11.15am  Plenary


12.15pm  Lunch


1.15pm  Workshops
Select from a choice of 4 workshops. Topics on offer will include personal safety for members and officers, working in a modern democracy, and rethinking scrutiny and scrutiny support. 

2.30pm  Conference Round-up
A summary of conference highlights including feedback from the facilitated discussions on day 1 and a preview of the 2025 conference in Liverpool & IIMC Symposium. There will be a prize draw for those attending this session.

3.30pm  Closing Remarks and Departure

ADSO Conference 2024

ADSO Conference and Awards 2024
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