GWT's International Conference

Wednesday 8th March 2023, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD

Please note registration closes Thursday 2nd March 2023

Member £80.00
Non-Member £110.00

Generations Working Together is delighted to open registration to our 12th Global Intergenerational Conference which has attracted speakers and delegates from across the world.

This will be our first in-person conference since 2020 bringing over 125 intergenerational practitioners, individuals, volunteers, health & social care workers, teachers, early years specialists, academics, politicians, managers and strategic players to the table to celebrate the best in intergenerational work and to share innovative and exciting practice.

The day will start early with delegates being able to arrive from 8.45am onwards to enjoy networking and visiting our range of exhibitors taking part in our Information Village. Enjoy listening to our expert speakers, take part in one of five morning workshops, share your thoughts over lunch with a small group of people at the talking table event and then for the later part of the afternoon benefit from hearing from our excellence award winners who will be sharing their experiences. It really will be an event in the calendar not to miss.

The conference will be opened by our Minister for Equalities and Older People, Christina McKelvie MSP who will then be joined throughout the day by a range of speakers traveling from Australia, Spain, England and the USA. In the morning we shall be hosting a conversation with Dr Mariano Sanchez, (University of Granada, Spain) Prof. Matt Kaplan (Penn State University, USA) and Prof. Anneke Fitzgerald (Griffith University, Australia) and the audience discussing quality standards for intergenerational practice.

There will be five morning workshops to choose from including the following topics:

  1. Developing a pathway for children and young people
  2. Intergenerational interventions – an evidence gap map: bringing research to you.
  3. How do we support Scotland to become an Intergenerational Nation
  4. Intergenerational Age-Friendly Cities and Communities
  5. Community learning and development goes intergenerational

During the course of the day we shall announce the winners and runners up from our 2023 Excellence Awards. If you haven’t already nominated you can do so before 13th January 2023. Click here for more information.

During the lunch time period we shall be inviting you to take part in one of 12 talking tables where you can sit back and enjoy your lunch whist sharing your thoughts on a particular topic with some new friends. These sessions shall be chosen on arrival on the 8th March.

We shall round the day up with our award presentations and a conversation on the couch which will feature previous award winners who are keen to share their experiences of intergenerational projects and what the relationships they developed has meant to them.

As in previous years we shall once more be hosting an Information Village giving delegates the opportunity for networking. Our conferences attract a broad group of professionals, politicians, academics, volunteers, practitioners, and community representatives and ensures the ideal environment for peer-to-peer networking and engagement. This is the ideal event to cement relationships and build the foundations for future partnerships. We are delighted to confirm the following organisations will be exhibiting: Care Inspectorate, Age Scotland, Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, University of Strathclyde Centre for Lifelong Learning, Trellis, Yellow Door, and University of Stirling’s GOALD project. There are still a few spaces available for anyone wishing to showcase intergenerational work or share resources suitable for intergenerational projects.

This year, we are offering an early bird discount of 15% if you book an exhibition space before Friday 16th December 2022. If you are a small charity (turnover below £250k) we are happy to offer a 50% reduction in our standard cost, meaning you would pay just £119 if you also take up the early bird discount!

For more information please contact Elizabeth or you can directly book a space by completing the booking form here.

CPD accreditation hours for the day will also available on request. This activity equates to 5.1 hours of CPD. This certificate can be used as evidence in a CPD audit by a professional body institute or regulator.

A discounted delegate bedroom rate is now available at the Ibis Styles Glasgow George Square Hotel: £89 bed and breakfast, based on single occupancy. Book before 1st February to receive this discounted rate (subject to availability). Please contact the hotel direct and quote “Generations Working Together” by emailing or calling 0141 428 3400.

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