Conference: Our City, Our Future

Another Edinburgh is Possible is holding a conference on Saturday 10th September.

Register for the conference by clicking here

The day is designed to be participative so that individuals and campaigns can share ideas and strategies and learn from each other.

The conference is co-sponsored by Edinburgh Campaign Against Poverty, Zero Covid Scotland, Edinburgh Climate Coalition, Unite (City of Edinburgh Council), Unison (City of Edinburgh Council), EIS-FELA Edinburgh College, Edinburgh Trades Union Council, Unite Edinburgh Not For Profit, Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh, Edinburgh North and Leith Labour Party

The outline programme is:
10am Registration

A chance to register, grab a cup of tea and check out the stalls

10.30am Introductions to the conference

This first session is chaired by care worker Carmen Simon and will include some short contributions to set the context for the rest of the day Workshops on each of the 4 themes of the conference

The 4 themes are Care, Housing, Climate and Jobs – you’ll need to choose which one you want to start with. After 2 or 3 very brief introductions from different campaign perspectives the rest of the time will be spent in discussion on sharing knowledge and experience and discussing priorities and possible strategies.

12pm Feedback and discussion

There is then plenty of time for feedback from each of the groups and the chance for further discussion.

1pm Lunch

There’ll be tea (including non-caffeine options) and coffee available all day.  We will also supply biscuits and fruit.  There are food outlets a short distance from the venue but we’d encourage you to bring a packed lunch and/or food for sharing so that discussion can continue over the lunch break.

1.30pm Workshops on each of the 4 themes,

The aim is to build on the mornings sessions and focus on action. You can continue with the same theme as in the morning or switch to another.

2.35 Report backs and bringing things together

3.40 Summing up

4pm Conference closes

You can download the flyer here.

Covid safety

The hall at the Greyfriars Charteris Centre is large and airy. However, if you have any symptoms or have been in close contact with someone else who has Covid please test before you come to the venue. If you’re positive or if you’re negative but have active symptoms please keep others safe by staying at home. We are committed to sharing as much as possible of the discussion and outcomes via video and text and will also be organising follow up events to take the campaign forward.

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