Event Programme

Our Gathering 2018 Event Programme is now live! With 60 events over two days there’s a lot going on, and with thousands of delegates events can fill up quick – be sure to get your bookings in early to avoid disappointment.

Simply click an event to find out more and secure your place. Our advice is to take a note of the events you fancy while scrolling through, or, if you prefer a hard copy for hard decisions, you can download the list.

To complement our below programme of events, we will also have the Gathering Theatre. Located within the heart of the exhibition and marketplace, the Gathering Theatre will a great selection of free, no need to book 10 minute live interviews and launches, full programme here.

Wednesday 21st February

8.00am to 9.00am

SCVO Breakfast with the First Minister – FULLY BOOKED

10.00am to 11.00am

Standard Life Wealth How do environmental, social and governance factors affect charity investments?
Turcan Connell Charity and fundraising law update – FULLY BOOKED
Cyrenians Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution Meet your emotional homunculus
Charities Aid Foundation The investment market – on shifting sands
SCVO Scottish third sector governance forum
Electrify Marketing and Communications These little steps – make your marketing communications count – FULLY BOOKED 
SCVO Celebrating Community Jobs Scotland with Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Employability and Training – FULLY BOOKED
Wren & Greyhound The lasting difference: leadership for sustainability

11.30am to 12.30pm

Paths for All How active workplaces can thrive
Scottish Charity Regulator The role of a charity trustee – FULLY BOOKED
Charity Retail Association The social value of charity retail in Scotland
CCLA Eyes on the horizon
Voluntary Arts Scotland Running your group as a volunteer: sharing skills, ideas and experiences
The Lane Agency Google grants: let us help you unlock £90,000 of free advertising

11.30am to 4.00pm

SCVO Community Jobs Scotland assisting young people into sustainable employment

1.30pm to 2.30pm

Martin Aitken & Co Ltd Charity accounting & finance – what’s new 2018
Texthelp Improve workforce efficiency and empower your customers to self-serve online
Voluntary Health Scotland A weighty issue: understanding and action on obesity and health
SCVO Rise of the robots: how will automation affect the third sector?
CCLA The naked treasurer
Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel Fundraising in uncertain times – FULLY BOOKED 
The Open University in Scotland Voluntary sector leadership & learning resources for the third sector  – FULLY BOOKED

3.00pm to 4.00pm


SCVO Bringing communities together
Scottish Government – Health and Social Care Better outcomes for everyone – FULLY BOOKED
Time to Heal De-escalating potentially violent situations
Newsdirect Scotland’s Lobbying Register: are you prepared?
Cazenove Capital Management Setting your investment policy
SCVO – Digital Team Funding charities for a digital future – FULLY BOOKED 
Repeal Bill Alliance EU withdrawal bill and civil society

4.00pm – 5.30pm

SCVO The big debate: do charities deserve public trust? – FULLY BOOKED 

Thursday 22nd February

10.00am to 10.30am

Keegan & Pennykid How insurance can assist your organisation with its GDPR responsibilities

10.30am to 11.00am

Keegan & Pennykid How to attract, retain & motivate staff with flexible employee benefits

10.00am to 11.00am

The Wood Foundation, Young Scot & SCVO Mobilising youth action: perspectives from the youth & third sectors
Scottish Government – Community Land Team Community right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land
Humanist Society Scotland Values for a modern Scotland
Cazenove Capital Management Economic and investment update
SCVO – Digital Team Supporting an embedded model of digital inclusion
NHS Health Scotland Developing leadership on inequalities workshop
Big Lottery Fund Funding for first timers and grassroots groups – breaking down the barriers

11.30am to 12.30pm

CHAS, Marie Curie & Sue Ryder Help us help you: charities, HSCPs and joint working for better care
Coalfields Regeneration Trust & the Electoral Reform Society Reclaiming our communities
Disclosure Scotland A review of the PVG scheme and higher level disclosures changes
Charities Aid Foundation The investment market – on shifting sands
CCLA The naked treasurer
Skills Development Scotland Supporting 3rd sector employers with recruitment
CommonHealth CommonHealth project – Aberdeen foyer: an impact journey
Funding Scotland Getting to grips with funding – FULLY BOOKED

1.30pm to 2.30pm

SCVO GDPR: it’s the final countdown! – FULLY BOOKED 
Inspiring Scotland Growth, resilience & tricky issues – navigating your charity’s future – FULLY BOOKED
National Records of Scotland National Records of Scotland – shaping Scotland’s future
CCLA Eyes on the horizon
Open Government Network & The International Development Education Association of Scotland (IDEAS) Are you a young citizen advocate for change?
Disclosure Scotland Disclosure Scotland: enhanced safeguarding through digital technology
Carnegie Trust UK Building a kinder Scotland – FULLY BOOKED

3.00pm to 4.00pm

SCVO & TEDxGlasgow Where do we go from here
Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland Citizen’s Basic Income – helping create a fairer Scotland
European Parliament Brexit and the voluntary sector in Scotland
Third Force News TFN masterclass – brilliant blogs – FULLY BOOKED
ENABLE Scotland Challenge learning disability bullying and promote understanding – #BeTheChange
Standard Life Wealth Charity investments: aligning income, growth and ethics
Scottish Government – Health and Social Care Better outcomes for everyone – FULLY BOOKED 

4.00pm to 5.00pm

SCVO How (not) to lose your money, data and reputation

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