This year’s theme was ‘Coventry and Growth: Securing maximum benefit for all’.
The conference was attended by 200 delegates from organisations across Coventry who listened to keynote speakers and attended a variety of workshops.
A group of inspirational children and young people from Sidney Stringer Academy, Corpus Christi, St Patrick’s , St Gregory’s, and St Peter & Paul’s Primary Schools attedning a children and young people's workshop with chair, Ken Sloan.
Keynote Speakers included: Professor Christina Hughes, University of Warwick Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning; Jonathan Browning, Chairman of Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership; Sarah Boyle, Coventry Voices of Care; Jamal Vincent, Chair of Coventry Voices of Care; Sheila Bates, Children’s Champion; and Professor Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick.
Delegates attended workshops on:
'Bridging the skills gap'
'Getting people into good jobs''
'Improving health and reducing inequalities'
'Mobilising communities to secure good growth'
'Research for the Public Good - how can Coventry benefit from university research?'
'Purposeful Collaboration in Widening Participation: Building Partnership Working'