National Conference 2022 Agenda

Attendee Badge key:

Black – Exhibitor
Red – SLCC Officer
Blue – Delegate
Green – Speaker
Yellow – First Time Delegate

Tuesday 1 November



Paris Suite

19:00 – 19:30

Exhibition Opening Drinks
London Suite

From 19:30

Outgoing President’s Dinner
Paris Suite

Wednesday 2 November


9:30 – 11:00

Delegate Registration

10:00 – 10:30 

Meeting of First Time Delegates
Conference Room 11

11:00 – 11:10

Conference Opening
Paris Suite

11:10 – 12:10

 Keynote Session – Seize The Day
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Paralympian & Motivational Speaker
Paris Suite

12:10 – 13:15


12:45 – 15:00

One-2-One Advisory Sessions

13:15 – 14:15

Think Globally, Respond Locally
Andrew Maliphant
Paris Suite

Does your council care about the environment?
Katherine Brown, Blachere Illumination
Conference Room 11

Setting the Sustainability Agenda
Eleanor Akers, Future Leap
Conference Room 12

14:15 – 15:00

Refreshments (Wig & Gown Photocall)

15:00 – 17:00

Reflecting on Half a Century
Variety of speakers
Paris Suite

From 19:00

Awards Ceremony followed by 50th Anniversary Dinner (Black-tie)
Paris Suite

Thursday 3 November


8:30 – 9:00

Registration & Refreshments

9:00 – 9:40 

Update on the Civility & Respect Project
Michelle Moss, Project Manager, Lance Allan, Vice Chair, Rob Smith, SLCC Chief Executive, Linda Larter MBE, Town Clerk to Sevenoaks Town Council and Steve Trice, SLCC Chair
Paris Suite

9:40 – 9:55

Welcome to NALC Chair Keith Stevens
Paris Suite

9:45 – 11:00

One-2-One Advisory Sessions

10:00 – 10:45

A Social Session of Insight, Imagination, and Ingeniousness
Katie Walding and Johnathan Bourne

Paris Suite

For Clerks who Think Big!
Ian Morris
Conference Room 11

Pethau Cymru – Wales Things
Ed Humphreys
Conference Room 12

10:55 – 11:20


11:20 – 12:15

Case Studies from CLP training in tackling Climate change
Richard Watkins & Alan Wilson,

Paris Suite

Communities and Climate Change: building a better Future
Tracey Robbins, Head of UK Programme Delivery, Eden Project Communities
Conference Room 11

CSE Impact Tool for carbon footprinting: what it is, how it can be used
Megan Blyth
Conference Room 12

11:30 – 12:15

One-2-One Advisory Sessions

12:15 – 13:15


13:15 – 14:00

The new Prime Minister and government: the future for local government and the implications for town and parish councils for devolution, levelling up and reorganisation
Dr Carlton Brand
Paris Suite

14:00 – 15:00

Climb Your Own Everest
Ben Fogle, Broadcaster & Adventurer
Paris Suite


Close of Conference
Paris Suite

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