Our members conferences: learn, network and influence

Our member’s conferences are a space for our members to come together, to network, and gain new skills and knowledge to ensure that voluntary and community action has the greatest possible impact in our local area.

Our new style conferences will now take place twice a year.  They will have a strong focus on learning and skills development, to ensure our members have what they need to operate in this difficult climate.

We aim to create an inclusive and friendly space for all at our conferences and network meetings, and are committed to equality and diversity. We can provide information in alternative formats on request and we prioritise accessibility when selecting our event venues.


Next members' conference

Our next members conference will take place in Brighton and Hove on 22 March 2018.

If you’ve any queries, or would like to propose topics for future  conferences, please get in touch with us on or 01273 234023.

We’re not currently running our conferences in Adur and Worthing, however organisations from the area our very welcome to attend our members conferences in Brighton and Hove.


Last members' conference

Our autumn members’ conference took place in November 2017 and was themed around sustainability and financial robustness.

programme and session descriptions (PDF)
plenary-GDPR…a view from the ICO (PDF)

Sessions’ materials

Previous members conferences

Our spring members conference took place in March 2017 and was themed around empowerment:

Our autumn conference took place in October 2016 and was on creating healthier and safer communities.

Session notes not listed here are available upon request.

Our summer conference, themed around the power of volunteering, took place in June 2016.



We welcome feedback about our conferences as we always use it to plan our future events. If you’ve attended one of our conferences or events and would like to feedback on your experience please get in touch with us on or 01273 234023