EVENTS

Power & Civil Society. Session part of Unlikely Suspects Festival, June 2017.

The Inquiry is hosting a series of events and workshops across England during 2017-8. In parallel, a series of Civil Society Futures Conversations will be unfolding; they are independently hosted events based on an open-source format and bring together communities of practice or interest to cover a variety of topics which matter to the convenors.

How to join a #CivilSocietyFutures event

Please fill in this short form to let us know which event you’d like to join and why and we’ll confirm your place as soon as possible. Please note that some events are invite only, depending on the focus audience and topic.

Civil Society Futures events

Type Date Location Host Topic
Conversation 16th Aug Liverpool Student Volunteering Network Future of student volunteering
Workshop 22nd Aug Shirebrook Civil Society Futures Inquiry Community workshop
Keynote 5th Sep Oldham Your Oldham Festival EPIC (Engaging People, Inspiring Conversations) Public Services talk with Julia Unwin (Chair of Civil Society Futures)
Keyote and debate 6th Sep Oldham Co-operative Councils’ Innovation Network Civil Society Futures keynote – Asif Afridi (Inqiury panel member) and a debate chaired by Carolyn Wilkins (Inqiury panel member)
Conversation 7th Sep London Cassie Robinson, Dot Everyone Tools for a digital civil society 2/3
Conversation 9th Sep Leicester Leicestershire VCS tbc
Conversation 4th Oct London Danny Sriskandarajah Global perspective on civil society
Workshop 21st Sep Oldham Civil Society Futures Inquiry Community workshop
Conversation 25th Sep London Caroline Ellis How can civil society tackle economic inequality and social inequalities (related to identity of one form or other) in an integrated way and in a way that doesn’t increase divisions between different communities and parts of society? 1/2
Conversation 3rd Oct London Karen Morton What is the future of different types of value exchange in civil society?
Conversation 3rd Oct Liverpool Association of Chairs What is the future of governance in civil society?
Keynote 18th Oct Bristol Business West Keynote: Civil Society and the Future of Cities
Conversation 24th Oct Winchester The Blagrave Trust What is the future of the youth organisations and how might we tackle the changes needed from a place-based angle? Interctive session with Rhiannon White (Inquiry Panel member)
Conversation 24th Oct Cambridge / London (tbc) Centre for Science and Policy – University of Cambridge tbc
Conversation 30th Oct London Caroline Ellis How can civil society tackle economic inequality and social inequalities (related to identity of one form or other) in an integrated way and in a way that doesn’t increase divisions between different communities and parts of society? 2/2
Conversation 1-3rd Nov Manchester SOLACE Summit What is the role of local authorities in civil society?
Conversation w/c 6th Nov London House of St Barnabas tbc
Keynote 14th Nov Manchester Locality Convention Keynote and debate: future trends and what’s in store for the community sector in the next 10 years
Conversation 9th Nov London Cassie Robinson, Dot Everyone Tools for a digital civil society 3/3
Keynote 30th Nov Newcastle Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East The Future of Civil Society: A North East Perspective
Conversation Jan 2018 Bradford Bradford Cathedral What is the role of civil society in enabling human flourishing and how might Bradford be a place for experimentation for a flourishing city?
Conversation tbc London Marietta Le Future of democracy
Conversation tbc London Marietta Le Neigbourhood conversation – focus on Hither Greeen
Conversation tbc London Marietta Le Future of EU citizens in the UK
Conversation tbc tbc NUS Role of students in enabling the Sustainable Development Goals
Conversation tbc tbc Kai Adams Future role of the ecosystem around the civil society sector – lawyers, auditors, recruiters
Conversation tbc tbc NAVCA Future of membership organisations
Conversation tbc Southwark, London Community Southwark Future of civil society contracting and tackling place-based change
Conversation tbc tbc Esther Foreman, The Social Change Agency Future of Campaigning
Conversation tbc tbc CSAP in Cambridge Role of policy in the future of civil society
Conversation tbc London Danny Sriskandarajah Future of grant making
Conversation tbc tbc Asif Afridi What is the role of identity in the future of civil society?
Conversation tbc Plymouth Plymouth Octopus Project (POP+) How can VCS’ inspire change for sustainability at a city level?
Conversation tbc tbc Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Role of arts organisations in civil society
Workshop tbc Newcastle Civil Society Futures Inquiry Community workshop
Workshop tbc Southshields Civil Society Futures Inquiry Community workshop

Past Civil Society Futures events

  • » Playback: A business perspective on Civil Society

    1st August 2017 – What do business leaders think about the future of civil society? The basics: Who?  Pioneer business partners from the Forum for the Future network, including representatives form Unilever, Boots, Kingfisher, Marks & Spencers, Innovate UK, Crown Estate Where?  Elmley Nature Reserve, Kent  When?  18th Jul 2017 Why?  Part of an annual ‘away day’ with this group who … Read more»

     
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  • » Playback: Marks Gate

    29th June 2017 – Civil Society Futures Marks Gate workshop The basics: Who? Active citizens of Marks Gate, Barking and Dagenham What? Discussing the future of Marks Gate, and the forces shaping it Where? St Marks Church, Barking. When? 6:30pm, 27th June, 2017 Why?  This was part of Goldsmith’s research Insights: (what stood out for you?) It was clear … Read more»

     
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  • » Peckham: Playback

    31st May 2017 – Civil Society Futures Peckham workshop The basics: Who? Active citizens of Peckham What? Discussing the future of Peckham, and the forces shaping it Where? All Saints Church, Peckham When? 6:30pm, 23rd May, 2017 Why?  This was part of Goldsmith’s research Insights: (what stood out for you?) It was clear that people in the workshop had … Read more»

     
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Type Date Location Host Topic
Lunchtime session 30th Jan NCVO offices Civil Society Futures Inquiry NCVO staff session
Panel session March Birmingham Civil Society Futures Inquiry First panel meeting
Conversation 2nd May Skip Garden, Kings Cross Civil Society Futures Inquiry Danish Civil Society Field trip
Lunchtime session 8th May Charity Commision office Civil Society Futures Inquiry Charity Commision lunchtime session
Workshop 23rd May Peckham Civil Society Futures Inquiry Community Workshop
Conversation 5th Jun Forum for the Future office Forum for the Future Forum for the Future staff
Conversation 9th Jun Barrow Cadbury, London Civil Society Futures Inquiry Inquiry funders
Panel session 13th Jun Nottingham Civil Society Futures Inquiry Panel meeting
Workshop 13th Jun Mansfield Civil Society Futures Inquiry Community workshop
Conversation 16th Jun Barbican, London Civil Society Futures Inquiry Unsual Suspects Festival
Conversation 19th Jun Forum for the Future office Forum for the Future Forum staff
Conversation 20th jun NCVO Kings Cross Civil Society Futures Inquiry CEOs of large charities/voluntary groups
Conversation 6th July Somerset House Cassie Robinson, Dot Everyone Digital civil society stakeholders – MySociety, Coopdigital, Dot Everyone
Workshop 27th Jun St Marks Gate Civil Society Futures Inquiry Community workshop
Conversation 12th Jul Interface office Civil Society Futures Inquiry Funders staff session
Lunchtime session 17th Jul The Library, London Civil Society Futures Inquiry Self identified change makers
Conversation 18th Jul Elmley Nature Reserve Civil Society Futures Inquiry Forum Pioneer business partners
Lunchtime session 31st July London Youth Network Civil Society Futures Inquiry London Youth Network