28 - 30 August

EAST MIDLANDS CONFERENCE CENTRE, UNIVERSITY PARK, NOTTINGHAM, NG7 2RJ

 

Welcome to the Conference and AGM 2018.

Together we will be sharing our views, ideas and experience in this year's conference "Shaping our Tomorrow". With workshops focusing on lifelong learning, managing new educational resources, finance and banking for charities, and supporting the growth and development of U3As, there will opportunity to discuss, debate and enjoy the views of colleagues across the movement. There will also be some free time to share interests such as singing, ukulele playing, walking and many other choices. Please join us for the conference and enjoy time with U3A members from across the movement.

Please come and join the discussion.

Programme

Tuesday

14.00: Registration

Registration in the Atrium of the East Midlands Conference Centre. Lunch is available for purchase from the Bramleys Brasserie in the adjacent Orchard Hotel for delegates who arrive earlier.

 

16.00: Welcome

Welcome address in the Auditorium.

  • Presentation of certificates.
  • Introduction of the Board of Directors.

 

17.00: Regional Meetings

Located throughout the Conference Centre.

 

18.00: Bar

Bar opens.

 

19.30: Dinner

Dinner in the Banqueting Suite, followed by light entertainment from the West Bridgford Choir.

Wednesday

from 07.00: Breakfast

Breakfast for residential delegates. Breakfast is served in the dining halls of Rutland and Cavendish, and Bramleys Brasserie.

 

09.00: Welcome

Welcome address in the Auditorium.

  • Chairman's welcome.
  • Chief Executive's Impact Report presentation.

 

09.30: Workshop session

Workshop session 1 (90 minutes).

 

11.00: Coffee

Served in the Banqueting Suite.

 

11.30: Workshop session

Workshop session 2 (90 minutes).

 

13.00: Lunch

Served in the Banqueting Suite.

 

14.15: Workshop session

Workshop session 3 (90 minutes).

 

15.45: Tea

Served in the Banqueting Suite.

 

16.15: Pursuits

Pursuits session (75 minutes):

  • Campus Potter
  • Chair Yoga
  • Flash Mob Planning
  • International U3A
  • Neighbourhoods of the Future
  • Self Publishing
  • Singing for Pleasure
  • Ukulele Jam
  • Wollaton Park Walk

 

19.15: Reception

Preprandial beverage in the Atrium.

 

20.00: Dinner

Dinner in the Banqueting Suite, followed by a Ukulele Jam session in the bar.

Thursday

from 07.00: Breakfast

Breakfast for residential delegates. Breakfast is served in the dining halls of Rutland and Cavendish, and Bramleys Brasserie.

 

08.30: Registration

For AGM-only delegates arriving on Thursday.

 

09.30: Speaker

Professor Janice L. Thompson in the Auditorium.

Professor Janice L. Thompson is a leading expert in the field of public health nutrition and exercise, and their role in preventing and treating risks for obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes across the lifespan.

 

10.45: Coffee

Served in the Banqueting Suite.

 

11.15: AGM

35th Annual General Meeting of the Third Age Trust in the Auditorium.

 

12.30: Lunch

Served in the Banqueting Suite.

 

14.00: Plenary Session: The Third Age Trust's Strategic Plan - the initial findings

Session on the Strategic Plan in the Auditorium.

The session will provide members with a summary of the initial findings and recommendations resulting from the consultation with all parts of the movement on a medium term strategic plan for the Trust.

Members will then have the opportunity to comment on the presentation.

 

15.30: Carriages

Conference closes.

Location

East Midlands Conference Centre

Set in the tranquil grounds of Nottingham University, the UK’s greenest campus, the EMCC offers professional conference facilities in the perfect location.

Orchard Hotel

Adjacent to the conference centre, the Orchard Hotel offers a four-star experience to guests. Student accommodation is also available.

Nottingham

Conveniently and centrally located, Nottingham is easily accessible by road, rail, air and canal. The University Park campus is a 10-minute bus ride from the city centre, and free parking is available onsite.

Accessibility

The conference centre and hotel are fully wheelchair accessible, and the halls have accessible rooms available.

In the conference centre, there are accessible loos and parking spaces, and the auditorium is equipped with a hearing aid loop.

Conference in numbers

Workshops
36
Attendees
450
Votes
1500
Coffees
5000

Book your place

Please book each person separately, and book only one ticket type per person.