Event: Youth Policy: Then and Now

Date: 9th February 2018 | Tags: , , , ,

Conference - 'Youth Policy: Then and Now'
9th – 10th February 2018
Hinsley Hall, Leeds

The Youth and Policy conference ‘Youth Policy: Then and Now’ will take place at Hinsley Hall, Leeds, 9th-10th February 2018.

This event is in place of our biannual ‘History of Youth and Community Work’ conference, and will include presentations on contemporary as well as historical issues.

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite here (£190 plus Eventbrite fee)

As with the earlier gatherings, it will include a mix of plenary sessions, workshops and ‘surprise’ events. We hope that this conference will be once again a relaxed gathering of enthusiasts keen to talk to and learn from each other.

Presenting a workshop

At the heart of each conference are the workshops. The breadth is always impressive covering an enormous range of topics linked to the history of youth work, adult education and community work. As before some of these will focus on the historical development of practice in countries outside the UK. A feature of this conference is that around a third of those attending volunteer to deliver a workshop.

If you are attending the event and would like to present a workshop please email Paula Connaughton (p.connaughton [at] bolton.ac.uk) with a short description of your planned workshop (around 100 words).

We are also pleased to be supporting the In Defence of Youth Work Annual Conference

In the past few years, the Youth & Policy and In Defence of Youth Work conferences have coincided on a couple of occasions. In both cases, the synergy has been creative and challenging. Hence we are chuffed that our meeting of minds will take place once more in 2018. As things stand, given the recent political turmoil, the working title of the IDYW’s conference is, ‘Is the ideological tide turning? Renewing Youth Work as a distinctive site of open, process-led, person-centred practice.’ Clearly, this focus will contribute to the Youth & Policy theme, ‘Then and Now’.

(Tony Taylor, In Defence of Youth Work)

The Youth and Policy conference will follow on from In Defence of Youth Work’s national conference, which will take place earlier on 9th February. Both events can be booked here.

Fri, 9 Feb 2018, 09:30 – 17.00: In Defence of Youth Work Conference.

After 17.00: Youth & Policy conference starts.

Sat, 10 Feb 2018, 9.30 – 17:00

Please note: The dates in Youth and Policy issue 116 (9th-10th March) are wrong – the conference is definitely booked for 9th-10th February!


Last Updated: 10 September 2017