The programme is now available for our 10th annual conference (with exhibition, no less!) – bookings are looking good, so don’t forget to book your place – and do feel free to come in a group of colleagues / students etc. Please note – booking is essential and our venue has limited capacity so we are unlikely to have space for you if you haven’t booked.
Speakers include: Karina Nyananyo, Lesley Pollard, Alex Walker, Tony Taylor and (launching his book) Bernard Davies. See below and 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
10.45 Arrivals and registration
11.15 Welcome and introduction to the day
11.30 Tony Taylor:
Happiness and Wellbeing: Agendas of Social Conformity?
12.00 Discussion in small groups
12.15 Sharing comments/questions
1pm Practitioner Panel:
What light can practice throw on how youth work focused on ‘happiness’ and ‘wellbeing’ addresses the structural constraints as well as the individual and personal issues facing young people today?
Karina Nyananyo, 42nd St, Manchester
Lesley Pollard, Children & Young People’s Empowerment Project, Sheffield
Alex Walker, Sharp Minds Project, Young People First, Warwickshire
1:30 Four small group discussions – each ‘resourced’ by one of the speakers.
Key messages from the day for youth work practice, analysis and thinking
4.00 Conference ends
4.00 – 5.00 Book launch
Austerity, Youth Policies and the Deconstruction of the Youth Service in England by Bernard Davies
An exhibition of photographs and papers will mark IDYW’s 10th anniversary since the Open Letter was circulated in 2009
Fee: £10 (£2 students, unemployed etc)
Teas, coffees etc available all day – but please bring your own lunch!
To register: email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org
 By train: 10 minutes from Birmingham New St to Witton station; 5 minute walk to Settlement.
Flyer (with the same info) available to print here – ConfFlyer2019