National Conference 2020

Wednesday 4th March 2020, 9:00am - 3:30pm
The Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD

Generations Working Together is excited to launch the programme for our National Conference on Wednesday 4th March 2020. 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 fellow managers and practitioners, project participants, volunteers, government officials, academics and researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds (public/voluntary/private) from across Scotland and wider afield. Our goal for the day is to motivate and inspire you to leave the conference and go forth to create new projects and connections in your local communities. You will have the chance to network, to share experiences, learn from each other and learn from our team of speakers, facilitators and exhibitors.

This year we are delighted to announce that our opening address will be given by the Minister for Equalities and Older People, Christina McKelvie MSP. The Minister has been a great supporter of Intergenerational work across Scotland and of GWT and we are delighted that she is able to attend. The programme has had a bit of a shake up keeping the morning selection of workshops and award presentations however for a change we have a new addition of talking lunch tables we invite you to choose a conversation which you will take part in whilst enjoying your lunch.

A group of younger and older people and teachers will be sharing their intergenerational experiences with you in the form of an informal conversation and in the afternoon we shall be joined by Lukas Hecke from Austria who has agreed to share his experiences of how they successfully match younger and older people to share a home together.

The following topics will be covered during the morning workshops:

  1. Intergenerational Spaces and Places
  2. Embedding intergenerational work within and beyond the NHS
  3. Measuring impact
  4. Intergenerational Volunteering
  5. What do we need to make intergenerational work successful?

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 opportunities for exhibitions on the main foyer. There may also be a few opportunities to facilitate a talking table however these are limited and will be given on a first come first served basis. For more details please click here.

Excellence Awards in Intergenerational Work 2020

There is still time to nominate your projects and volunteers for one of our awards which recognise, showcase and celebrate achievement and outstanding practice in intergenerational work in Scotland.

Deadline: Friday 7th February 2020

This year there are six 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*
  • The Yvonne Coull, Local Network Coordinator Award*

Further details and application forms can be found here.

You might find it useful to read through last years awards 2019

Deadline for applications: Friday, 7th February 2020 at noon.

The awards will be presented at our National Conference in Glasgow on Wednesday 4th March 2020.

GWT is delighted to announce that the McQade Hotel Group is once again 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. you use Facebook or Twitter please share and tweet your intergenerational news to us @GenerationsWT. For conference news please follow and use the hashtag #GWT20

Book Your Place

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