The next National Conference will take place over the weekend 31 March/1-2 April 2017 at Warwick University. The conference will have the principal objective of engaging key attendees in the development of the movement’s strategy beyond 2018. The conference will be open to Regional Commissioners (England), County/Area/Regional Commissioners, District Commissioners and Youth Commissioners (at County/Area/Regional level).
24th November 2016. Summit17 is Scouting’s national conference, our most important national gathering in 2017. The date is getting closer and I’m pleased to provide some further information about the plans for this event.
We want to use Summit17 to plan Scouting’s future beyond 2018 together. It will be an opportunity to think about our priorities and identify any new areas where we can make a real difference. Most importantly, Summit17 will address three questions: how can we improve the lives and futures of young people, increase our impact and better support our volunteers?
Summit17 - outline programme
Summit17 will formally commence at 10:00 on Saturday 1 April 2017. All delegates will need to register prior to this and registration desks will be open on the Friday evening for early arrivals and the Saturday morning from 07:00. Friday night arrival is optional and you can select this when you register.
Introducing the Summit17 delivery team
A team has been put together to organise the programme for the weekend and to ensure that we have workshops, seminars and panel discussions organised. The Summit17 team is:
Over the coming months the team will be working together to plan, shape and develop the national conference programme for you.
To help you plan your attendance at Summit17 below is further information on the costs and registration process.
There are two delegate packages available to attend Summit17:
Summit17Plus – £250 per delegate. Includes accommodation on Friday and Saturday nights, all meals from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon.
Summit17 – £175 per delegate. Includes accommodation on Saturday night, all meals from Saturday lunch time to Sunday afternoon.
I am encouraging as many people as possible to attend Summit17 to help plan and shape our vision beyond 2018. Please do support applicable members within your County/Area/Region to attend, in particular young people. I hope that no one is out of pocket attending this event and your County/Area/Region can support delegates financially.
Registration for Summit17 will open on the 6 December 2016 and will close on 14 February 2017.
A reminder, the roles invited to attend Summit17 are:
We have an event database for Summit17 that will be used for the registration process.
On 6 December 2016 you will be sent a registration link which will enable you to register by entering your basic personal details; select your delegate package; and pay the initial deposit. We will ask you at a later date to select your workshop/seminar preferences, dietary requirements and pay the final balance all via the Summit17 database.
Between 6 December 2016 and 30 January 2017 you will be asked to do the following:
Please ensure the individuals chosen to attend the event can make the date prior to completing the registration. Full terms and conditions, instructions on how to register, payment schedule and payment methods will be sent on 6 December when registration opens.
I hope this update is useful to help start planning your attendance.
Look out for the registration email on 6 December.
UK Chief Commissioner