awards conf logo 2022

When:  Thursday 17 and Friday 18 November 2022

Where:  DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Spa and Golf Resort, Ermine Street, Broughton, Brigg DN20 0AQ

What a fantastic return to an in person conference, we will share further details in the coming weeks. Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed.


Day 1 – Thursday 17 November 2022

11:00 – Arrival and Registration

welcoming at ADSO Conference

11:30 – Welcome and Introductions

opening the conference
11:40 – Facilitated Discussions

discussion at conference
12:30 – Lunch

Lunch at the ADSO conference
13:30 – Presentation from Main Sponsor, Civica

13:40 – Workshops

14:50 – Tea and coffee

15:10 – Leadership and Teamwork – Simon Meade OBE, Ex-Leader of the Royal Air Force Red Arrows Display Team

Simon Meade

16:20 – ADSO AGM

The Chair and Director for Communications at the AGM 2022
17:00 – Closing Remarks

John Austin
19:00 – Drinks Reception and Dinner including the ADSO Annual Awards Ceremony

Award Learners picture from 2022

Day 2 – Friday 18 November 2022


09:15 – Arrival with tea and coffee
09:30 – Welcome and overview of the day
09:40 – Presentation by AV-VP

09:45 – Question Time Panel Chaired by Peter Stanyon, Chief Executive, Association of Electoral Administrators

question time panellists
10:45 – Career Path to Chief Executive – Karen Bradford, Chief Executive of South Kesteven District Council

karen bradford
11:45 – Tea and coffee

coffee and networking
12:00 – How can Democratic Services Improve and Innovate? – Councillor Peter Fleming, Leader of Sevenoaks District Council and LGA Chair Improvement and Innovation

peter fleming
13:00 – Lunch


14:00 – Workshops

15:00 – Closing remarks

John Austin


You can view the full indicative programme with more details of each session and contributors here: 

ADSO conference 2022 programme

extension: pdf