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DTAS Annual Conference 2021: "Community Climate Action" - 5th - 7th September

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

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The booking form for the DTAS Annual Conference 2021 is now closed.


Conference Programme

Sunday 5th September:

13:30 - 14:15
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
Mindfulness Session

Monday 6th September:

09:30 - 10:45
Opening Plenary: Community Climate Action
10:45 - 11:15
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
16:00 - 17:00
Member Story: Thurso Community Development Trust
17:00 - 17:30
17:45 - 19:00
Thematic Networking Space

Tuesday 7th September:

09:30 - 10:45
Second Plenary: Community Climate Action
10:45 - 11:15
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
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





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