Our programme for Locality Convention '22 is created in partnership with our member organisations, and front-line experts from across the country.
“What an inspiring event. To see all the amazing projects across the country and to be a part of Convention has broadened my horizons and made our vision more tangible. Thank you!” - Alix Digby-West, Poole Project Leader, The Power House

Share best practices and new approaches with other pioneering community organisations from across the country. Get your voice heard and influence for more support for our sector.

Stay tuned for more announcements on speakers and workshops.

Pre-conference day

Monday 7 November – Online programme

09:30 Expert-led workshops and masterclasses

Take part in our online workshops; you’ll come away with the ideas, skills and practical tools you need to achieve more for your community

11:00 Break

11:15 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for Locality members

Join us for our online AGM: any member of Locality – Network, Essentials, Membership Plus, Partner and Partner Plus – is eligible to attend the AGM (only those who hold membership in the Essentials or Membership Plus packages can vote)

12:15 Close

Delegates will have access to online 1-1 networking and on demand content.

Day one: Locality Convention

Tuesday 8 November – In person programme

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09:30 Registration, refreshments, and exhibition

10:30 Building thriving neighbourhoods - Opening plenary session

The experience of the pandemic has reinforced how the answers to many of the big challenges we face can be found in our local neighbourhoods. We’ve seen the power of community come to the fore, demonstrating how local community organisations provide the fulcrum for thriving neighbourhoods.

This insight is increasingly recognised in Westminster, with community power rising up the political agenda. The Levelling Up White Paper makes the strength of communities a defining mission, setting the stage for this to be a key battleground at the next general election.

Our opening plenary will bring together politicians, policy thinkers and Locality members to discuss how, following years of crisis and uncertainty, we can build a hopeful future from the ground up.

12:15 Breakouts

Offsite visits with packed lunch; or lunch onsite with workshops, exhibition, and 1-1 surgeries

15:00 Community-powered politics – Plenary session

At Locality, we have seen how community organisations have established themselves in disadvantaged neighbourhoods to drive change in places where successive governments have struggled to make a difference. So, how can policymakers support this community power and put it at the heart of their visions for national renewal?

The We’re Right Here campaign is calling for a Community Power Act, a major piece of legislation which would fundamentally change where power lies in this country. Join politicians, community leaders and policy experts to debate visions for how politics can put communities in charge.

16:45 Break – Networking, exhibition, 1-1 surgeries, and rest

18:30 Drinks reception

19:00 Dinner and Locality Awards ceremony

Join us in celebrating some of the most dedicated and inspiring people and organisations in the Locality network.

Day Two: Locality Convention

Wednesday 9 November – In person programme

09:00 Energiser plenary session

A fun, creative and interactive session to wake us all up and prepare for the last day of our Convention.

09:30 Breakouts

Offsite visits; or workshops, exhibition, and 1-1 surgeries

13:30 Networking lunch

14:30 Close

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