(Oxfordshire’s Third Sector Conference)
Speakers, date, venue, times, travel and online booking should be available from August. Tickets will be £15 (approx.)
If you are interested in exhibiting you can book one table space already. Pay £5 online and then send your PayPal email receipt to us by email to admin AT ocva.org.uk saying who you are, and which organisation you are from. (You must be a non-profit to exhibit. Refunds will be issued via PayPal if conference cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.)
To express interest in sponsoring or hosting the event please contact us by email.
The 2015 Conference : Mission Possible
This was an all-day event kindly hosted by Abingdon & Witney College (Abingdon Campus) on 27 October. The conference morning consisted of an overview of key issues for the sector at a national level provided by NCVO. At a local level Benedict Leigh of Oxfordshire County Council spoke about commissioning and how organisations can get involved. Maggie Scott, Head of Policy for Oxfordshire County Council, spoke on public services and how the third sector can be engaged to improve and support both of these processes. John Mclaughlin from Response explained consortia as an additional way forward for working in this changing climate and the benefits of working together to address some of our county’s issues. John Taylor gave an overview of the Charity Mentors service. Paul Roberts explained how Aspire have been delivering projects recently. Simon Barnard from Oxfordshire Community Foundation and Trevor Barton (OCVA) explained their joint project on data and how, in future, this will help us identify the sector’s needs and swiftly respond to contract and other opportunities.
Delegates representing around 40 organisations attended to hear these presentations, network, pick up information from exhibitions, and attend interactive workshops. Download the programme (PDF).
These are available to download from a password protected web page. Only delegates have been sent the password.