Our national conference – 22nd March

A previous event

We are pleased to announce our 2019 annual conference – put the date in your diary, let us know your thoughts, and send on to everyone you can think of. Here’s a word version of the flyer, to print off and put up in your youth club, office or wherever youth workers near you hang out. Hope to see you there!


10.45 for 11.15 to 4.00/5.00, 22 March 2019

At Birmingham Settlement

359-361 Witton Rd, Birmingham B6 6NS[1]

Outline programme

10.45            Arrivals and registration

  • Welcome and introduction to the day
  • Key note address (Speaker tbc)
  • Panel of speakers – responding to the question:

What light does your practice throw on how youth work focused on ‘happiness’ and ‘wellbeing’ can address the structural constraints as well as the individual and personal issues facing young people today?  

  • Lunch

1.30 – 3.30   Discussions in small groups: details to follow.

3.30 – 4.00   Plenary: What lessons from the day for youth work practice?

An exhibition of photographs and papers will mark IDYW’s 10th anniversary since the circulation of the Open Letter early in 2009.

Note: After the conference (4 to 5 pm) there will be a launch of Austerity, Youth Policies and the Deconstruction of the Youth Service in England by Bernard Davies (https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783030038854) .

Fee: £10 (£2 students, unemployed etc)

Teas, coffees etc: Available all day – but please bring your own lunch

To register: email Rachel Keen at info.idyw@gmail.com

[1] By train: 10 minutes from Birmingham New St to Witton station; 5 minute walk to Settlement.


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