DTAS Annual Conference 2021: "Community Climate Action"

As we continue to feel the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, the DTA Scotland Annual Conference and AGM will take place virtually again for 2021. Whilst we are disappointed that we are not able to offer our members the face-to-face, get together and catch up that we would like to, we hope that this year’s ‘Community Climate Action’ programme captures your interest and imagination!

As ever we have built in as much networking time as we can, whilst ensuring that we offer an engaging, thought-provoking and relevant programme. As with last year, we will not be running multiple workshops and seminars at the same time, and will once again record Conference sessions and make these recordings available in the Members' Area of the DTAS website for members to access after the Conference.

Immediately after every Conference session, we will also be hosting an informal networking space where people can come together and carry on the conversation – or strike up new ones with new contacts.

We have also reformatted our virtual Marketplace for 2021 and are delighted to offer delegates the chance to visit our Marketplace Rooms which are being hosted between 1pm and 2pm on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th September by a wide range of different organisations. To find out more, please download our Marketplace Room Host list:

 PDF icon Marketplace Stalls List 2021.pdf

For any Conference questions, contact catherine@dtascot.org.uk

You will find the booking form below the Conference Programme on this page.

 

Conference Programme

Sunday 5th September:

13:30 - 14:15
DTAS AGM
14:30 - 15:30

Fringe event: Countdown to COP

  • Dr Kat Jones, COP26 Project Manager at Stop Climate Chaos Scotland
15:30 - 17:00
Vacant & Derelict Land
17:00 - 18:00
Virtual Study Visit: Newcastleton & District Community Trust
18:15 - 19:00
Facilitated Networking
19:00
Mindfulness Session

Monday 6th September:

09:30 - 10:45
Opening Plenary: Community Climate Action
10:45 - 11:15
Networking
11:15 - 12:45
Local Transport Solutions
13:00 - 14:00
Thematic Marketplace
14:00 - 15:30
COSS Workshop: Greening your facility
15:30 - 16:00
Networking
16:00 - 17:00
Member Story: Thurso Community Development Trust
17:00 - 17:30
Networking
17:45 - 19:00
Thematic Networking Space

Tuesday 7th September:

09:30 - 10:45
Second Plenary: Community Climate Action
10:45 - 11:15
Networking
11:15 - 12:45
CSS Workshop: Community supported eco-farming
13:00 - 14:00
Thematic Marketplace
14:00 - 15:00
Member Story: The Glendale Trust
15:00 - 15:30
Networking
15:30 - 16:30

Closing Plenary & Conference Close:

  • Dr Martin Valentiof Cop26 and Climate Enterprise Director of
    South of Scotland Enterprise - The Time is NOW

 

Sponsors:

 

 

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.

 

Sunday 5th September

Please choose the sessions you wish to attend:

DTAS AGM - 13:30 - 14:15

DTA Scotland’s AGM and presentation of accounts

Fringe Event: Countdown to COP - 14:30 - 15:30

Dr Kat Jones, COP26 Project Manager at Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

  • What kind of events and content will be happening around COP
  • Ideas for organising great community events that combine quality content from Glasgow with local contributions.
Vacant & Derelict Land - 15:30 - 17:00

This session will focus on the DTA Scotland Vacant and Derelict Land Project. You will hear from the 6 organisations who are transforming sites and overcoming a range of challenges. The interactive session will include Q and A and we’ll be asking for your feedback to help us shape the project for the future.

Virtual Study Visit: Newcastleton & District Community Trust - 17:00 - 18:00

Located right on the border with England, Newcastleton is a village that is the epitome of the Scottish Borders. Join us to hear the incredible story of Newcastleton & District Community Development Trust as they support their community to take control of their future.

Facilitated Networking - 18:15 - 19:00

An opportunity to get on your soapbox and share your views on community climate action. Participants will be selected at random and given a strict 2 minutes to share their views before a wider discussion is opened to the floor.

Mindfulness Session - 19:00

Take some time out from the ‘biz’ of online meetings and networking to reset the mind and get ready for the week ahead. This will be a light-hearted and informal session, designed to let you switch off and recharge.

 

Monday 6th September

Please choose the sessions you wish to attend:

Opening Plenary: Community Climate Action - 09:30 - 10:45

Join us to hear from 4 inspirational organisations about the work that they are doing to tackle the effects of climate change in their communities. Covering city, town and rural examples, from renewable energy and flood mitigation to sustainable tourism and inspiring the next generation, this discussion is not to be missed.

Networking - 10:45 - 11:15

A free space to delve a bit deeper and discuss the content and issues raised in the previous Conference session. Breakout rooms for more in-depth discussions will be available, as well as DTAS staff to facilitate.

Local Transport Solutions - 11:15 - 12:45

This session will focus on the DTA Scotland Local Transport Solutions project. We will hear from the 6 pilots about their project aims and the journeys taken so far in being able to deliver their schemes. The interactive session will include a Q and A and space to shape the next phase of the project as we look to the future.

Thematic Marketplace - 13:00 - 14:00

Your chance to hear first-hand from a range of DTAS partner organisations about their service and product offering. Each Marketplace stallholder will have their own Zoom room that you can visit to hear more about their offering and ask them your questions. The rooms are open from 1pm – 2pm and delegates can book up to two slots in each session. Please note that we will also be recording the marketplace rooms, so DTAS members will have the chance to watch recordings of these in the Member's Area of the DTAS website shortly after the live sessions have taken place. Note that the same rooms are available on Tuesday at 1pm too.

Find a detailed description of each organisation in this PDF Download: PDF icon Marketplace Stalls List 2021.pdf

COSS Workshop: Greening your facility - 14:00 - 15:30

My Community 2030: Community anchors have a key demonstration role to play in the move to net zero. Our community hubs, offices, cafes and housing can all be ‘greened’, but where do you start? In this webinar COSS will joined by Local Energy Scotland to explore what is currently available to support community asset owners and community businesses. We will also highlight community examples to inspire you to incorporate a DIY green building or heritage skills project or both into your community’s response to the Climate Emergency.

Networking - 15:30 - 16:00

A free space to delve a bit deeper and discuss the content and issues raised in the previous Conference session. Breakout rooms for more in-depth discussions will be available, as well as DTAS staff to facilitate.

Member Story: Thurso Community Development Trust - 16:00 - 17:00

From local voluntary group to respected community anchor organisation. Join us to hear from the incredible people behind Thurso Community Development Trust and how they have steered the organisation from friendly voluntary group to a highly regarded and successful community anchor organisation through their activity and project delivery.

Networking - 17:00 - 17:30

A free space to delve a bit deeper and discuss the content and issues raised in the previous Conference session. Breakout rooms for more in-depth discussions will be available, as well as DTAS staff to facilitate.

Thematic Networking Space - 17:45 - 19:00

Back by popular demand, your chance to take part in facilitated discussions on the topics below. Please tick to select the room that you would like to start off in, but please note that delegates are free to swap rooms at any time.

 

Tuesday 7th September

Please choose the sessions you wish to attend:

Second Plenary: Community Climate Action - 09:30 - 10:45

Hear from three development trusts whose work in tackling inequality and poverty with their communities also contributes to addressing climate change. They will share how emissions reductions are a co-benefit of their work rather than being the primary goal.

Networking - 10:45 - 11:15

A free space to delve a bit deeper and discuss the content and issues raised in the previous Conference session. Breakout rooms for more in-depth discussions will be available, as well as DTAS staff to facilitate.

CSS Workshop: Community Supported eco-farming - 11:15 - 12:45

Join the Community Shares Scotland team and partners for an open, informal and creative discussion about community supported eco-farming. CSS are at the early stages of exploring how the community shares model could help build a new food production eco-system and are keen to hear your thoughts, ideas and input on how we take this pioneering concept forward.

Thematic Marketplace - 13:00 - 14:00

Your chance to hear first-hand from a range of DTAS partner organisations about their service and product offering. Each Marketplace stallholder will have their own Zoom room that you can visit to hear more about their offering and ask them your questions. The rooms are open from 1pm – 2pm and delegates can book up to two slots in each session. Please note that we will also be recording the marketplace rooms, so DTAS members will have the chance to watch recordings of these in the Member's Area of the DTAS website shortly after the live sessions have taken place. Note that the same rooms are available on Monday at 1pm too.

Find a detailed description of each organisation in this PDF Download: PDF icon Marketplace Stalls List 2021.pdf

Member Story: The Glendale Trust - 14:00 - 15:00

It’s not always straightforward getting a development trust off the ground and there are often barriers to be overcome and expectations to be managed. Join us to hear from The Glendale Trust who are finally starting to see some daylight after an uphill struggle to get going. The session is supported by DTAS Vice-chair and CEO of Connect Community Trust, Pauline Smith.

Networking - 15:00 - 15:30

A free space to delve a bit deeper and discuss the content and issues raised in the previous Conference session. Breakout rooms for more in-depth discussions will be available, as well as DTAS staff to facilitate.

Closing Plenary & Conference close - 15:30 - 16:30

Keynote speaker Dr Martin Valenti of Cop26 and Climate Enterprise Director of South of Scotland Enterprise - The Time is NOW

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