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June 2020

OPEN 2020 conference

June 11 - June 12
Conway Hall, London

The OPEN 2020 conference focuses on practical solutions to co-create a collaborative, regenerative economy that puts people and planet before profit. Over two days, on the 11th and 12th of June, at Conway Hall in London we will explore: Money systems and how mutual credit in particular can be transformative. The features, design patterns and ownership structures of a new, democratic economy. The tools, technologies and projects that are enabling the new economy. We are particularly interested to welcome UK…

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Improving your local environment

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26 1BG

How are communities shaping their local environment? The fifth and final event of the Love your Environment learning cluster, will focus on how Big Local areas can address local issues such as litter, graffiti, disused spaces and shuttered shopfronts, and use them to bring people together, build local pride and improve people’s wellbeing. Speakers will include people from the statutory bodies who could play a role when making improvements in your local environment, organisations with the skills and expertise to…

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Community Wealth Building – Plymouth

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Plymouth

Neil McInroy CEO of CLES, is facilitating the “Community Wealth Building: An Economy For All” workshops in conjunction with Stir to Action.  The workshop will be run twice, the other event takes place in Newcastle on 7 December 2019. While the UK’s local authorities are still managing an austerity programme that has led to devastating social spending cuts, and others are trying to attract inward investment into their regions, this workshop will look at the alternatives. This session will explore the practice of…

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The 2nd UK research conference on food and poverty: Evidence for change

June 23 - June 24
Bush House, King’s College London

Following on from our inaugural research conference on UK food insecurity in 2018, we are hosting a second conference in June 2020. The conference theme is ‘Evidence for Change’, and the conference will focus on highlighting both the evidence base which demonstrates the need for change but also on how and what research evidence can be change-making. The aim of the conference is to build understanding on how household food insecurity research can make a difference to policy, practice, and…

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Intro to community wealth building

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street, London, SE11 5HS

An introduction to the fundamentals and CLES’ latest thinking around community wealth building Book your place → About this Event In this session you will be taken through the five pillars of community wealth building, what they are, what they mean in practice and what it looks like when action is taken on each pillar in a place. This session invites delegates to explore community wealth building in the current UK context and evaluates its key role in developing an…

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The power of procurement

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street, London, SE11 5HS

An introductory action-focused session on the power of a progressive approach to procurement Book your place → About this Event In this session the specialist CLES trainer will progressive procurement talk you through the five stages of progressive procurement: policy; anchor collaboration; analysis; understanding wider impact; and making procurement accessible. The session will explore a series of real world examples of when each part of the journey has been done particularly well in place and encourage you to consider where…

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July 2020

Big Local Connects 2020

July 10 - July 11
East Midlands Conference Centre, Beeston Lane, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RJ

150 Big Local areas are invited to get together for two days to learn, share and network Big Local Connects, our biggest event of the year, is an opportunity for all Big Local areas to come together to celebrate and inspire each other. Resident-led sessions We are inviting residents from Big Local areas to run a session at Connects 2020, to share their learning and ideas with other areas. The theme for Connects 2020 is ‘vision for the future’: what…

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September 2020

Celebrating Welwyn Garden City at 100

September 10 - September 11
Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn Garden City

The TCPA is organising a two-day creative exploration of the Garden City idea as one of the signature events to celebrate the centenary of Welwyn Garden City in 2020. The enduring influence of Welwyn, and the garden city principles it sought to enshrine, is recognised internationally. This two-day event will bring together expert speakers and commentators from across the world to generate lively discussion and interventions designed to address the 21st century challenges of providing places where people want to…

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Anchor institution approaches

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street, London, SE11 5HS

10 steps to help you think about and develop an anchor institution approach in your place Book your place → About this Event In this session you will hear about the 10 steps you need to consider in order to develop your own organisations role as an anchor in your place and how to develop your wider anchor network. You will have the opportunity to hear and learn from your CLES trainers and from the experiences of fellow attendees. You…

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October 2020

Spend analysis

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vauxhall City Farm, 165 Tyers Street, London, SE11 5HS

Learn how to carry out a procurement spend analysis for your organisation Book your place → About this Event In this practical session you will be guided through how to use the CLES spend analysis template to turn your procurement data into an insightful piece of analysis. This analysis will help your organisation to better understand its procurement spend and identify a series of opportunities to boost the positive local impact your organisations spend can bring. You will be provided…

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