IHBC joins Civic Voice conference, Birmingham, 19-20 Oct, with cash, stand, and chair, asking: ‘How can we balance conservation and regeneration?’

websiteAlongside co-sponsoring, the IHBC will host a stand and provide a lead speaker – IHBC Chair James Caird – as the IHBC once again joins Civic Voice’s national conference – this time helping answer How we can balance conservation and regeneration’, in Birmingham on 19-20 October.

IHBC Chair James Caird said: ‘The theme offered is ‘The planning system is failing to protect conservation areas. What can we do about it?.’

‘On behalf of the IHBC, I will argue that conservation should be for everyone, and that Civic Voice members et al should take ownership of their conservation areas in the same way that individuals have ownership of their properties.’

IHBC Director Sean O’Reilly said: ‘We are delighted to join the 2018 Civic Voice conference, especially so with such a substantial topic under scrutiny!’

‘Add to that hosting our stand – to help advise the informed clients typical of the Civic Voice membership, and highlight the value of the IHBC’s quality assurance programme for conservation businesses – HESPR, and you have an impressive suite of added value for any delegate, or any IHBC member.’

Civic Voice writes:

Join hundreds of Civic Voice members, partners and people working in the historic environment to connect, learn, influence the debate and celebrate the power of community as we ask, ‘How can we balance conservation and regeneration?’…

Tickets have been selling well for the Civic Voice Conference which is being held at The Rep Theatre, Birmingham on 19-20 October 2018. The Civic Voice team are working closely with Birmingham Civic Society in making sure this is a conference that makes a real difference – we don’t want you or your civic society to miss out – so book your place now and join groups including Blackpool, Bristol, Cockermouth and Retford who have already registered to attend.

The focus of the Conference will be on conservation and regeneration within our towns and cities and asking ‘how can we balance conservation and regeneration?’

It will build upon our Big Conservation Conversation as we make the case for the importance of conservation areas and the historic environment.

The Conference will be spread over two days:

Friday 19 October 2018
On the first day we will hear from a number of keynote speakers giving their perspective on national issues and what this could mean locally in our communities. Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to debate and engage with the keynote speakers and other delegates.

Saturday 20 October 2018
On the second day, we will hold our AGM and this will then be followed by a number of workshops and opportunities for discussion and networking. This will give us all the opportunity to explore subjects and issues affecting the civic movement across the country in detail and hear from recent case studies.

There will be a number of tours and visits hosted by Birmingham Civic Society, giving you the chance to see and hear first-hand from the Society as they celebrate their centenary year.

The workshops and tours are currently being finalised and will be announced at the end of August. If there are any particular subjects or issues that your civic society would be interested in discussing – please get in touch!

The ticket price for the Conference includes lunch and refreshments for both days.

Friday Evening
Friday evening will be a night of entertainment and celebration in true ‘Brummie’ style. Tickets are available separately for the evening and include food and entertainment.

Book your ticket for the Conference and Friday evening here.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Birmingham in October!

* More speakers and workshops to be confirmed in the next few weeks on our website here.

For further details and to book see civicvoiceconference.com

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