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Sunday 01 March 2015


NCVO annual conference to be replaced with new ‘super conference’

Written by Andrew Holt

A new charity ‘super conference’ will replace its annual conference this summer, NCVO has announced.

The event, Evolve 2013, will be the largest conference of its kind, attracting over 1,000 delegates – twice the size of NCVO’s previous annual conference.

Navca, the Institute of Fundraising, Charity Finance Group, and Acevo Solutions will host workshops exploring key trends and issues in the sector.

Another workshop stream will focus on developments in volunteering. Conference highlights will include Sir Stuart Etherington’s agenda-setting ‘State of the Sector’ speech and other high-profile keynote speakers.

Outside the conference, NCVO is inviting organisations to host their own events as part of the Evolve Fringe.

Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, said: "This conference will bring delegates up to speed with the most important developments and issues affecting the sector, from fundraising and commissioning to policy and campaigning.

"The theme of Evolve 2013 will be collaboration – reminding us that our sector is at its strongest when we work together. I’m particularly excited about the Fringe, which will give organisations of all sizes the opportunity to host their own events as part of the day."

The new event will take place on 17 June at The Brewery in East London.

The Evolve Summit will be a mixture of keynote speeches and workshops and ends with a drinks reception.

It will attract over 500 chief executives, trustees, directors, senior managers and volunteer managers from small, medium and large voluntary organisations.

The Evolve Fringe will attract a broader range of over 500 voluntary sector middle managers, officers and others interested in working for, or with, the voluntary sector:

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