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8th October, 2020

ADEPT autumn conference 2020

The world has changed significantly since the last ADEPT conference. As we prepare for the potential of further, localised outbreaks of Covid-19, Place directors and their strategic partners have a key role in driving and supporting their local places to recover and renew from the pandemic. The ADEPT Autumn Conference will give time and space for reflection.

  • Has the lockdown pushed a new approach to patterns of commuting and working from home?
  • Will we think differently about international travel?
  • How will we deal with the largest economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1920s?
  • Will there be changes to some of the key local partners we have been working with?
  • How well have we all responded to a long-term emergency? 
  • What will our town centres look like and how confident are our communities and businesses?
  • Have we created a new environment where people respond positively to public health messages?
  • What does it mean for tackling climate change? Do we have the right skills to drive this agenda?
  • How is it all going to be paid for? 

These will be some of the key issues for the conference - to reflect on the lessons learnt and to consider and develop our strategies to drive the recovery and renewal of our localities. 

Two themes will dominate the agenda for place over the coming months and will underpin the conference and the plenaries:

  1. tackling climate change (reducing emissions and adapting); and
  2. meeting the funding challenge.

Click here for more information and to book your place.

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