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Scotland Conference:
The Agenda

Scotland Conference:
The Agenda

Please note: the programme is subject to change

September 15th Icon

10:30 – 11:15

Registration and Refreshments Open


11:15 – 11:30

Welcome Message

Andrew Kerr OBE, Chief Executive, Edinburgh City Council and Solace Scotland Branch Chair


11:30 – 12:15

Keynote Speech (Title TBC)

John-Paul Marks, Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government

Sally Louden, Chief Executive at COSLA

Chair: Andrew Kerr OBE, Chief Executive, Edinburgh City Council and Solace Scotland Branch Chair


12:15 – 13:00

Keynote Speech (Title TBC)

Professor Graeme Roy, Chair of the Scottish Fiscal Commission & Dean of External Engagement, College of Social Science at University of Glasgow


13:00 – 14:00

Exhibition & Lunch


14:00 – 15:00

Your choice of 4 Breakout sessions

Breakout 1:
MCR Pathways
Transforming outcomes for vulnerable, disadvantaged and care-experienced young people.

Breakout 2:
CGI
Empowering Education: using cases for digital technology to support learning

CGI logo

Breakout 3:
Improvement Service
Details coming soon…
Speaker: Sarah Gadsden, Chief Executive, Improvement Services

Breakout 4:
TBC


15:00 – 15:45

Exhibition & Refreshments


15:45 – 16:30

Time for change? A comparative look at Scotland’s exam system

Professor Gordon Stobart, Emeritus Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, University College London

Chair: Dr Grace Vickers, Chief Executive, Midlothian Council


16:30 – 17:30

Your choice of 4 Breakout sessions

Breakout 1:
Salesforce
Details coming soon…

Breakout 2:
LGIU
Details coming soon…

Breakout 3:
Agilisys
Introducing technology and IoT to enable speedy and remote diagnosis of issues within housing stock (North Lanarkshire Council Case Study)

Breakout 4:
TBC


19:15

Scotland Dinner & Drinks Reception

Radisson Blu Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh

September 16th Icon

09:15

Arrival, Exhibition & Refreshments


09:30 – 10:15

Keynote Speech (Title TBC)

Gideon Skinner, Head of Political Research at Ipsos

Chair: Cleland Sneddon, Chief Executive, South Lanarkshire Council


10:15 – 11:15

Session delivered by The Sustainable Scotland Network

Speaker: George Tarvit, Director, Sustainable Scotland Network

Chair: Craig Hatton, Chief Executive, North Ayrshire Council


11:15 – 11:45

Exhibition & Refreshments


11:45 – 12:45

Health inequalities – improving health locally

David Finch, Assistant Director, Healthy Lives, The Health Foundation

Julie Robertson, Project Manager, Economies for Healthier Lives, Glasgow City Region

Katie Kelly, Deputy Chief Executive, East Ayrshire Council

The session will share initial findings from the Health Foundation’s Health Inequalities in Scotland: An independent review, considering how these vary between local areas and highlighting key challenges. There will also be discussion of examples of local action to improve health and reduce inequalities and discussion of the barriers to implementation.


12:45 – 13:00

Chair’s Closing Speech

Andrew Kerr OBE, Chief Executive, Edinburgh City Council and Solace Scotland Branch Chair


13:15

Networking Lunch

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