Generations Working Together National Conference

Location: Glasgow City Date of event: 04/03/2020 at 9:00am - 3:30pm

Open to anyone who is interested in creating intergenerational communities, by building relationships between older and younger people.

Generations Working Together (this link will take you away from our website) is excited to launch the programme for our National Conference on Wednesday 4th March 2020. The conference will be open to anyone who is interested in creating intergenerational communities, by means of connecting and building relationships between different generations with a specific focus on older and younger people.

Delegates will have an opportunity to meet fellow managers and practitioners, project participants, volunteers, government officials, academics and researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds (public/voluntary/private) from across Scotland and wider afield. Our goal for the day is to motivate and inspire you to leave the conference and go forth to create new projects and connections in your local communities. You will have the chance to network, to share experiences, learn from each other and learn from our team of speakers, facilitators and exhibitors.

This year we are delighted to announce that our opening address will be given by the Minister for Equalities and Older People, Christina McKelvie MSP. The Minister has been a great supporter of Intergenerational work across Scotland and of GWT and we are delighted that she is able to attend.

A group of younger and older people and teachers will be sharing their intergenerational experiences with you in the form of an informal conversation and in the afternoon we shall be joined by Lukas Hecke from Austria who has agreed to share his experiences of how they successfully match younger and older people to share a home together.

The following topics will be covered during the morning workshops:

  1. Intergenerational Spaces and Places
  2. Embedding intergenerational work within and beyond the NHS
  3. Measuring impact
  4. Intergenerational Volunteering
  5. What do we need to make intergenerational work successful?

Exhibition opportunities

If you would like to showcase your organisation or project, there are opportunities for exhibitions.

Excellence Awards in Intergenerational Work 2020

There is still time to nominate your projects and volunteers for one of our awards which recognise, showcase and celebrate achievement and outstanding practice in intergenerational work in Scotland.

Deadline: Friday 7th February 2020

This year there are six award categories:

  • Most innovative project*
  • Most improved project*
  • Award for promoting achievement and attainment in education*
  • Award for contribution to reducing loneliness and isolation*
  • Intergenerational volunteer of the year*
  • The Yvonne Coull, Local Network Coordinator Award*

Further details and application forms can be found on Generations Working Together (this link will take you away from our website).

Deadline for applications: Friday, 7th February 2020 at noon.

The awards will be presented at our National Conference in Glasgow on Wednesday 4th March 2020.

For conference news please follow and use the hashtag #GWT20

Event details

Location:Technology and Innovation Centre
Time:9:00am - 3:30pm
Address:University of Strathclyde
99 George Street
G1 1RD

For more details contact

Name:Generations Working Together
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