Change Convention, Edinburgh Murrayfield

28th March 2019 

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The Change Convention is now fully booked to register for the waiting list click here 

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Key note speaker: Ruth Ibegbuna

Founder of award winning youth leadership charity RECLAIM and The Roots programme, Ruth Ibegbuna joins the Change Convention as a panellist and closing key note speaker.

Ruth has built a career on advocating for compassionate people led social change and works to amplify the voices of young people and communities. Click here to read more about Ruth’s career as a change maker.

To view the full list of speakers, key listeners and workshop hosts for The Change Convention 2019 click here.

Change Maker workshops

Event participants will participate in change maker workshops that will aim to:

  • Explore expertise and practical tools to support change.
  • Share stories that inspire and encourage people to use their voices, hear challenges and create change.
  • Produce questions, provocations and calls to actions to be considered in the main plenary session.

Four sessions will each run twice, once before lunch and once after. Participants are therefore able to go to two sessions in the course of the day. Find out more about the change maker workshops here.  

Details about the venue and full agenda for the event can be found here.

Maryhill Integration Network 

Join Maryhill Integration Network for a discussion on how and why we should provide a platform for diversity so that minority voices become part of the majority dialogue to create positive social change.

Children’s Parliament 

How can children and adult changemakers work together to make Scotland a country where all children grow up happy, healthy, safe and loved? Members of Children’s Parliament from across Scotland invite you to join them for a creative, participatory session which will challenge you to think differently and empower you to take forward their calls to action.

Sheila McKechnie Foundation 

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) is the UK’s leading provider of support to people and organisations seeking to bring positive social change. Our approach is based on our market-leading analysis of how change happens. Our pioneering work on ‘social power’ identifies what civil society and individual change-makers can achieve if they work to their full potential.

Drawing on ‘Social Power’, the report from SMK’s social change project, this workshop will look at how social change happens, and the twelve habits of effective change-makers’

Max French, Northumbria University

It is increasingly apparent public finances will continue to worsen whilst public services are overwhelmed by the complexity of social problems. The drive for market-based approaches to service provision are failing, however is there an alternative?

Drawing from joint work with charitable foundations such as Lankelly Chase, third sector partners and a range of public service professionals, we will explore practical examples of practitioners, managers and commissioners operating in a complexity-informed way through immersive real world examples.