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Do you know of an exciting and inspiring location where we can host our annual Engage Conference in 2018?

We are looking for universities, institutions or cities who will work with us to create a different kind of conference.

Engage is about stimulating new connections; improving practice; sparking new thinking; and inspiring innovation. It is the highlight of the NCCPE calendar and aims to be challenging, provoking, and energising. Attracting delegates from around the world, including researchers, public engagement professionals, leaders, policy makers, funders, and community organisations, charities, NGOs, cultural organisations and others, the conference provides a great opportunity to cultivate high quality engagement cultures and practice.

Traditionally Engage has been in Bristol, where the NCCPE is based, but in 2018 we want to take Engage on the road, to bring together new people, ideas and collaborations and to shake up our conference format.

Whether Engage 2018 will be in one location or distributed in a number of mini-conferences across different locations, live-linked together, we’re looking for a team we can work with to curate, organise and deliver an Engage Conference with a difference.

If you have always longed to develop a brilliant conference, offering opportunities for delegates to reflect; debate; challenge, plan, participate and change, then this is a great opportunity to get involved.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 30th November, but no formal commitment is required at this stage. At the end of November we will review each application and contact the applicants to talk through options and possible involvement. At this stage we can provide you with more information about how Engage has been run in the past and answer any questions you may have. After this stage, we’ll ask applicants to submit a more detailed application.

So if you want to work with us and you think your city or institution could host Engage, or if you want more information, fill out the form below and one of the NCCPE team will be in touch.

 Express your interest in hosting Engage 2018