Programme

We encourage you to book your place as soon as possible, which will give you a booking reference number.

Use your booking reference number to

  • complete booking with hotel for residential delegates
  • save your reference number which will be required to complete the choices form for the panels, talks, workshops and pitch sessions you wish to attend, once booking is opened for these.

The programme details will be updated as they are finalised.

Conference overview.

 Friday  24th August

11.00am – 5.00 pm Optional excursion planned leaving from the Westerwood.

3.00pm – 6.30 pm Conference registration / hotel check-in

7.30pm – 9.15 pm Dinner (2 course hot buffet + coffee) / After dinner speaker

(Special diets catered for – please advise hotel when booking)

9.30-10.30 pm Question Time Special

10.30 – Late  Bar / lounge areas open for networking / socialising.

Saturday 25th  August

 8.30 – 9.15 am Day Delegate registration

9.30 am – 5.00 pm Whole day conference, including keynote and plenary sessions, a choice of panels, talks and workshops, and one-to-one pitch sessions

Teas / coffees / home-made pastries, biscuits and bottled water served throughout the day. (Includes Gluten / dairy-free options etc)

2 course hot / cold buffet lunch.

(Special diets catered for – please notify the hotel when booking.

6.45 pm Pre-Dinner Drinks

7.30 – 11.30 pm Gala Dinner (3 course + coffee ) and Ceilidh with Ceilidh band  (Special diets catered for – please advise hotel when booking)

Bar / lounge areas open for networking/socialising

Sunday 26th August

 9.30 am – 2.00 pm  Half-day conference, including keynote and plenary sessions, a choice of panels, talks and workshops, and one-to-one pitch sessions

Teas / coffees / home-made pastries, biscuits and bottled water served throughout the day. (Includes Gluten / dairy-free options etc)

2 course hot / cold buffet lunch.

(Special diets catered for – please notify the hotel when booking.)

2.00 pm – 6.00pm Optional excursion, leaving from Westerwood.