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DTAS Annual Conference 2015 “Assets, Enterprise & Creativity”

30 August 2015 to 31 August 2015

DTAS Annual Conference 2015 “Assets, Enterprise & Creativity”

The DTAS's (Development Trust Association in Scotland's) annual conference is being held in Inverness over the 30th and 31st August.

DTA Scotland’s vision is to have a successful development trust in every community that wants one. To achieve this DTA Scotland focuses on four key areas:

  • Encouraging the growth of new development trusts
  • Support and strengthening established development trusts
  • Promoting and representing the interests of development trusts
  • Reflecting the democratic wishes and aspirations of their membership.

Conference agenda:

  • Sunday 30th August
  • Arrive and register from 11am onwards
  • 12:00 - 15:30 Study Visit: Findhorn Ecovillage

    or
  • 13:00 - 15:30 Study Visit: Muir of Ord & District Community Association

    or
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Understanding Places: Walking Seminar, Inverness Town Centre

    or
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Fringe Session: Community Renewables, New Opportunities?
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Networking Café: Informal space to meet & chat
  • 16:00 - 17:00 DTAS AGM & Annual Review
  • 17:15 - 18:15 Speed Networking
  • 18:15 - 18:45 Break
  • 18:45 - 19:30 Drinks Reception - Sponsored by Mull & Iona Community Trust
  • 19:30 til late Conference Dinner - Sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland

    Monday 31st August:
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Registration & Marketplace (Tea/Coffee)
  • 09:30 - 09:45 Conference Opening Remarks: Sandy Brunton, Chairperson, DTAS
  • 09:45 - 09:55 Welcome, Sandra Holmes, Head of Community Assets, HIE
  • 09:55 - 11:00 Opening Plenary - Assets,Enterprise & Creativity

    George Boyle, - Fumbally Exchange
    Duncan Leece, - Boyndie Development Trust
    Rob Hoon, - Out of the Blue
  • 11:00 - 11:40 Tea/Coffee & Marketplace & Networking
  • 11:45 – 12:45 Seminars/Surgeries - Session 1
  • 12:50 - 13:55 Lunch & Marketplace
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Seminars/Surgeries - Session 2
  • 15:05 - 16:00 Closing Plenary - Local by Default

    Chair of session: Dawn Brodie, Vice Chair DTAS
    The Proposition: Locality
  • The Panel:
    Alison Elliot, Christie Commission
    Carron McDiarmid, Highland Council
    Mark McRitchie, Community Central Hall
  • Comments, questions & discussion from the Floor
  • 16:00 Closing remarks & tea/coffee

To find out more and book, visit the DTAS website >

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