National Conference 2019

Wednesday 6th March 2019, 9:30am - 4:00pm
The Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD

Generations Working Together is excited to launch the National Conference Programme planned for Wednesday 6th March 2019. The conference will be open to anyone who is interested in creating intergenerational communities, by means of connecting and building relationships between different generations with a specific focus on older and younger people.

Delegates will have an opportunity to meet practitioners, project participants and volunteers from a wide variety of backgrounds (public/voluntary/private) from all across Scotland. Our goal for the day is to motivate and inspire you to leave the conference and create new projects and connections in your local community. You will have the chance to network, to share experiences, learn from each other and learn together from our speakers, facilitators and information village.

The opening address will be conveyed by the Minister for Equalities and Older People, Christina McKelvie MSP with a follow on presentation from Lesley Munro, Lead Education Officer, who will provide details on the new Jedburgh Intergenerational Community Campus being built in the Scottish Borders. Jacqui Burke from the Fashion School in Dunbar and Jackie Kay our Scottish Makar will also be involved later in the day bringing something a little bit different to the days proceedings.

After the morning speeches, delegates will be able to participate in two breakout sessions, choosing from:

  1. Intergenerational mentoring – could mentoring work for you?
  2. Intergenerational sustainable cafe – lost arts of early childhood
  3. Languages, art and impact
  4. On the money
  5. Creating relationships through physical activity
  6. Introduction to measuring your impact
  7. Improving achievement and attainment in education
  8. The Cares Family – finding connections in a disconnected world

Please read the synopsis of the breakout sessions for further details before booking below.

CPD Accreditation

Once again GWT is able to offer delegates the opportunity to gain six hours of CPD accreditation for their attendance on the day

Exhibition opportunities

If you would like to showcase your organisation or project there are exhibition opportunities now available. For more details please click here.

Recognition Awards in Intergenerational Work 2019

The awards recognise, showcase and celebrate achievement and outstanding practice in intergenerational work in Scotland. This year there are five award categories:

  • Most innovative project*
  • Most improved project*
  • Award for promoting achievement and attainment in education*
  • Award for contribution to reducing loneliness and isolation*
  • Intergenerational volunteer of the year*

Further details and application forms can be found here.

You might find useful to read about the Recognition Awards 2018 for applications: Friday, 8th February 2019 at noon.*

The awards will be presented at our 2019 National Conference in Glasgow on Wednesday 6th March.

GWT is delighted to announce that the McQade Hotel Group is sponsoring the conference. The McQuade Group offers hotel and self catering accommodation to the west of the city centre and are a privately owned group aiming to promote quality and consistency throughout their Glasgow hotels and apartments. The group consists of the Scottish Tourist Board 3 star Acorn, Ambassador, Albion and Kelvingrove Hotels and fully serviced self catering flats in their 3 star City and Embassy Apartments. To book your stay for the conference with the McQuade Group please click here.

One of the stalls – Eden Project Communities now has a Big Lunch pack you can order online, please visit the website directly-

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Book Your Place

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