The National Rural Conference 2020

The Rural Services Network is delighted to welcome you to the online National Rural Conference 2020!  With sessions spread out over the course of the week, the format may be different but delegates will still be able to benefit from the usual wide range of expert speakers, with 'plenary' session and 'workshop style seminar' sessions and a range of other material and podcasts which will be made available during the week. 

Days are themed and you can book just one session that interests you, or as many as you wish!  For this year, we are limiting attendance at the conference to organisations that are members of the RSN.  If your council, or organisation is a member, you are entitled to FREE ACCESS to all of the sessions below with expert speakers.

Details on how to access each online event will be emailed to those that booked to attend closer to the date of each event.

The National Rural Conference 2020 is kindly sponsored by:

Click on each sponsors logo to find out more about the work they do to support rural communities.


WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL RURAL CONFERENCE 2020:

Welcome and Introduction from Philip Dunne MP and Lord Foster of Bath:

Philip Dunne MP:

Video coming soon

→ View Philip Dunne's biography here

Lord Foster of Bath:

Video coming soon

→ View Lord Foster's biography here

THE 2020 NATIONAL RURAL CONFERENCE WEEK:

10AM
Economy Plenary Session

- Professor Janet Dwyer (Professor of Rural Policy and Director of CCRI)
Planning for recession and recovery: re-thinking the innovation agenda

→ View Professor Janet Dwyer's biography here


- Nigel Wilcock (Executive Director of Institute of Economic Development)

Launch of Rural Opportunities Toolkit

→ View Nigel Wilcock's biography here

BOOK
HERE
2PM
Economy Seminar Session

- Professor Sally Shortall - Duke of Northumberland Chair of Rural Economy Professor at the University of Newcastle

→ View Sally Shortall's biography here

- Alan Menzies - Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration at East Riding Councilr

→ View Alan Menzies' biograpghy here

BOOK
HERE
FEATURE
Feature on Rural Economy provided by Green Energy UK

- Doug Stewart - Founder and CEO of Green Energy
Net Zero; A journey not a destination

→ View Doug Stewart's biography here

COMING
SOON


10AM
Connectivity Plenary

- Ben Colson MBE (Chair of Bus Users UK)
Facts and Myths that help point the way forward for rural transport

→ View Ben Colson's biography here

BOOK
HERE
FEATURE
Feature on Rural Connectivity provided by NALC

- Cllr Sue Baxter (NALC Chairman) & Jonathan Owen (NALC Chief Executive)
Building stronger rural communities

→ View Cllr Sue Baxter's and Jonathan Owen's biographies here

COMING SOON


10AM
Housing Plenary Session

- Ursula Bennion (Chair of National Rural Housing Alliance)
Details to follow

→ View Ursula Bennion's biography here

BOOK
HERE
2PM
Housing Seminar Session

- Tom Chance - Joint CEO (National Community Land Trust Network)

→ View Tom Chance's biography here

BOOK
HERE
FEATURE
Feature on Rural Housing provided by English Rural

- Martin Collett - (Chief Executive of English Rural)

→ View Martin Collett's biography here

COMING
SOON


10AM
Environment Plenary
Phil Brennan - Head of APSE ENERGY (Association for Public Service Excellence)
Details to follow

→ View Phil Brennan's biography here

BOOK
HERE
FEATURE
Feature on Rural Environment by Green Energy UK

- Doug Stewart - Founder and CEO of Green Energy
Net Zero; A journey not a destination

→ View Doug Stewart's biography here

COMING
SOON


10AM
Health & Wellbeing Plenary Session

- Professor Sian M. Griffiths OBE, JP FFPH
Details to follow

→ View Professor Sian M. Griffiths' biography here

BOOK HERE
2PM
Health & Wellbeing Seminar Session

- Dr John Wynn Jones - Recent Chair of World Organization of Family Doctors (tbc)

View Professor Dr John Wynn Jones' biography here


- Dr Debbie Freake - Director of Integration at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

View Professor Dr Debbie Freake's biography here

BOOK HERE
FEATURE
Feature on Rural Health & Wellbeing
COMING
SOON


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