DTA Scotland Virtual Annual Conference & AGM 2020: “More in Common”

The DTAS programme may have a familiar look but whilst we are sad that we cannot offer our members the face-to-face, get together and catch up that we would like to, we hope that the revised programme for our first ever ‘virtual conference’ still captures your interest and imagination!

As we don’t expect or suggest you to sit at a screen for hours at a time over a number of days, even if you had the time, we have reformatted things slightly to suit the online setting, and for the first time ever will not be running multiple workshops and seminars at the one time. With that in mind, places may be limited so we would ask you to sign up for the sessions that you really want to attend live (and of course the AGM). Recordings of all the plenary and break-out sessions will be available to view by members from the next day.

You will find the booking form available to fill in below the programme.

 

Conference Programme

Monday 9th November:

13:00 - 13:45
DTAS AGM
14:00 - 15:00

Opening Plenary:

  • Aileen Campbell, Scottish Government, Cabinet Secretary for Communities & Local Government
  • Kim Leadbetter, Founder, Jo Cox Foundation – “More in Common”
15:00 - 16:00
Marketplace
16:00 - 17:00
Virtual Study Visit: Northmavine Community Development Co
17:00 - 18:00
Speed-networking: Themed Rooms (see below for themes)
18:00 - 19:00
Break
19:00 - 20:00
DTAS Quiz

Tuesday 10th November:

10:00 - 11:00
Member Story: Bridgend Farmhouse
11:00 - 12:00
Marketplace
12:00 - 13:00
CSS Workshop: Community Led Housing & Community Shares
13:00 - 14:00
Marketplace
14:00 - 15:00
Member Story: Rockfield Centre, Oban Communities Trust

Wednesday 11th November:

10:00 - 11:00
COSS Workshop: Asset Transfer in EVEN MORE Uncertain Times!
11:00 - 12:00
Marketplace
12:00 - 13:00
Member Story: Broadford & Strath Community Co
13:00 - 14:00
Break
14:00 - 15:00
Masterclass:Writing Strong Funding Applications - Greener Kirkcaldy
15:00 - 16:00
Marketplace
15:00 - 16:00
Member Story: Kirkcudbright Development Trust

Thursday 12th November:

10:00 - 11:00
Seminar: Community Food, Nourish
11:00 - 12:00
Marketplace
12:00 - 12:30

Closing Plenary:

  • David Simmers, CFINE (Community Food Initiatives North East)
12:30 - 12:45
Closing Remarks & Thanks

 

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Booking Form

Please note that places may be limited, so we would ask you to sign up for the sessions you really want to attend live (and of course the AGM). Recordings of all the plenary and break-out sessions will be available to view by members from the next day.

 

Monday 9th November

Please choose the sessions you wish to attend:

DTAS AGM - 13:00 - 13:45
Opening Plenary - 14:00 - 15:00

Aileen Campbell, Scottish Government, Cabinet Secretary for Communities & Local Government

Kim Leadbetter, founder of the Jo Cox Foundation will share the inspirational work of the charity set up to honour the memory and legacy of her sister, who’s values of respect, unity and compassion are echoed by the work and impact of development trust

Marketplace - 15:00 - 16:00

Please choose the Marketplace Stands you wish to speak to (maximum of 3 per hour session) –we will allocate you a 10 min slot for each face to face session you choose. As places are limited you may not receive all of your choices. The marketplace profiles a range of organisations that can help your development trust in achieving its aims - Find a detailed description of each organisation in this PDF Download: PDF icon Marketplace_stands_2020.pdf

Virtual Study Visit: Northmavine Community Development Co - 16:00 - 17:00

Virtual Study Visit, Northmavine Community Development Company (NCDC) - Located at the very top of Shetland’s mainland, Northmavine is almost an island on its own. Grab your popcorn and fizzy drink and join us to watch 3 short films that capture the inspirational journey of NCDC, from community-led initiative to community-powered regeneration, enterprise and beyond.
Q&A after the premiere!

Speed Networking - 17:00 - 18:00

Back by popular demand, but with an online twist! The Speed Networking session will take a thematic approach this year with ‘discussion rooms’ on various topics - choose where you want to start but you can dip in and out of all of the discussions!

DTAS Zoom Quiz - 19:00 - 20:00

DTAS ZOOM QUIZ - Wine time! Pitch your general knowledge against other members – there will be prizes!! (individual entry)

 

Tuesday 10th November

Please choose the sessions you wish to attend:

Member Story, Bridgend Farmhouse - 10:00 - 11:00

Discover the inspiring tale of Bridgend Farmhouse in Edinburgh; from asset transfer and community share offer to sustainable community-owned centre for learning, eating and exercise, where people work and grow together to develop a flourishing community and place, addressing social inequalities, reducing isolation and loneliness and building local resilience.

Marketplace - 11:00 - 12:00

Please choose the Marketplace Stands you wish to speak to (maximum of 3 per hour session) –we will allocate you a 10 min slot for each face to face session you choose. As places are limited you may not receive all of your choices. The marketplace profiles a range of organisations that can help your development trust in achieving its aims - Find a detailed description of each organisation in this PDF Download: PDF icon Marketplace_stands_2020.pdf

CSS Workshop: Community Led Housing & Community Shares - 12:00 - 13:00

This Community Shares Scotland workshop will explore whether community shares funding could be used to create more community-led, affordable and sustainable housing in Scotland. We will hear from Hope Cohousing, who are pioneering this approach in Orkney. We will also explore some successful community shares led housing projects in England and discuss how this model could be adapted for a Scottish context.

Marketplace - 13:00 - 14:00

Please choose the Marketplace Stands you wish to speak to (maximum of 3 per hour session) –we will allocate you a 10 min slot for each face to face session you choose. As places are limited you may not receive all of your choices. The marketplace profiles a range of organisations that can help your development trust in achieving its aims - Find a detailed description of each organisation in this PDF Download: PDF icon Marketplace_stands_2020.pdf

Member Story: Rockfield Centre, Oban Communities Trust - 14:00 - 15:00

On the 13th May 2015 Oban Communities Trust took ownership of the Rockfield School building with an ambition to transform it into a creative and cultural hub.  Three years later a community share issue was launched to add the final piece to a funding jigsaw.  As a result of huge local support over £210,000 was raised.  Join us to hear the story of how funding raised within the local community made the difference to Rockfield Centre project.

 

Wednesday 11th November

Please choose the sessions you wish to attend:

COSS Workshop: Asset Transfer in EVEN MORE Uncertain Times! - 10:00 - 11:00

During this interactive session Community Ownership Support Service (COSS) advisers will offer tips, ideas and examples for approaching asset transfer in challenging times. It will cover legal aspects of leases, risk management, sources of finance and how to request a phased approach to asset transfer - an increasingly popular approach in this challenging funding environment.

Marketplace - 11:00 - 12:00

Please choose the Marketplace Stands you wish to speak to (maximum of 3 per hour session) –we will allocate you a 10 min slot for each face to face session you choose. As places are limited you may not receive all of your choices. The marketplace profiles a range of organisations that can help your development trust in achieving its aims - Find a detailed description of each organisation in this PDF Download: PDF icon Marketplace_stands_2020.pdf

Member Story: Broadford & Strath Community Co - 12:00 - 13:00

Hear about how a low-key community environmental group on Skye rapidly evolved to become a key driver of local economic and social development. Learn of the challenges the organisation has faced as its profile increased with the acquisition of a community woodland and the development of a wide range of initiatives – including a community garden, growers hub, campsite, men’s shed, footpaths/ cycleway, outdoor after-school/ holiday childcare -, and how it has lead the local response to Covid, kept its projects running and is now moving forward with the acquisition and re-development of two public toilets.

Masterclass: Writing Strong Funding Applications - Greener Kirkcaldy - 14:00 - 15:00

In a crowded and competitive marketplace, how do you make your funding application stand out from the crowd? Hear the learned experiences and top tips from practised fundraiser Suzy Goodsir from DTAS member Greener Kirkcaldy.

Marketplace - 15:00 - 16:00

Please choose the Marketplace Stands you wish to speak to (maximum of 3 per hour session) –we will allocate you a 10 min slot for each face to face session you choose. As places are limited you may not receive all of your choices. The marketplace profiles a range of organisations that can help your development trust in achieving its aims - Find a detailed description of each organisation in this PDF Download: PDF icon Marketplace_stands_2020.pdf

Member Story: Kirkcudbright Development Trust - 16:00 - 17:00

Kirkcudbright Development Trust managed to raise the full project costs to renovate a beloved old school building in the town.  The new centre will see a blend of charitable, community and commercial activities including a Dark Skies Visitor Centre and a gin distillery as well as forming a base for local groups, early years and youth activities. Sign up to hear this success story from eyesore to enterprise!

 

Thursday 12th November

Please choose the sessions you wish to attend:

Seminar: Community Food, Nourish - 10:00 - 11:00

Beyond emergency food provision: adapting to COVID-19 and progressing the right to food
This interactive workshop will focus on the importance of taking a whole systems approach to food insecurity and will strengthen participants’ understanding of the relationship between the right to food and community food responses. Based on case studies and learning from community food providers’ experiences of adapting their services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop will encourage participants to reflect on the challenges and opportunities in their own context.

Marketplace - 11:00 - 12:00

Please choose the Marketplace Stands you wish to speak to (maximum of 3 per hour session) –we will allocate you a 10 min slot for each face to face session you choose. As places are limited you may not receive all of your choices. The marketplace profiles a range of organisations that can help your development trust in achieving its aims - Find a detailed description of each organisation in this PDF Download: PDF icon Marketplace_stands_2020.pdf

Closing Plenary - 12:00 - 12:30

Community-led food initiatives, a road travelled, the impact of COVID and developing a map for the future. Career reflections from Dave Simmers, recently retired CEO of CFINE.

Closing Remarks & Thanks - 12:00 - 12:45
Privacy

We take the privacy of your data seriously so please see our privacy policy
A large part of the DTAS Annual Conference is around networking and making new connections with other members. When you sign up to attend your name, organisation & e-mail address will appear on our delegate list which allows us to facilitate this.

Submitting this form

When you have completed this booking form, please click Submit. You will see a confirmation message on screen and a copy of your form submission will also be emailed to you.

Once we close bookings, we will email out confirmation of your choices, the links to access your sessions with instructions on how to do so and any other conference information you will need. If you do not receive a confirmation message, please let us know.

If you have not received a confirmation of your booking from us a few days before conference or you have any questions please contact aileen@dtascot.org.uk

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