The 2015 PB Network Conference report


On the 26th October 2015 the PB Network held a highly successful conference at the Innovate rooms, Birmingham.

Over 70 leading academics, practitioners, activists and consultants gathered to share their learning in a stimulating range of workshops, break out groups and discussions. We were particularly proud to receive the support of Alex Neil MSP who sent a personal message to the conference.

Post conference resources
Below you can download the presentation slides of many of the the sessions held, and over the next few days we will continue to post links to further information.

To get a flavour of the conference and leave feedback on it please see the conference twitter page on #pbnet2015

o    Download the conference agenda

o    Download Speakers, sponsors information and workshop leads

o    Reflections on the conference by Susan Ritchie, Acting Chair of the PB network

Presentations used at the conference are available as PDF’s:

o    Sue Ritchie opening presentation to the PB Network conference: Download here

o    Giovanni Allegretti keynote on the International perspective: Download here

o    Kathleen Glazik on development of PB in Scotland: Download here

o    Alan Budge of the work of PB Partners: Download here

o    Graham Smith Keynote on participatory democracy in the UK: Download here

o    Workshop on digital engagement and PB by Alistair Stoddart of Demsoc: Download here

o    Workshop on PB and Localism by Paul Twivy: Download here