2020 SURF Annual Conference

Three Virtual Sessions

The SURF Annual Conference was originally intended to be a full day event in the CoSLA Conference Centre on the 27th August. Given the uncertainty around Covid-19 restrictions and whether or not a physical gathering would be able to go ahead, we have re-purposed this year’s Conference.

SURF’s 2020 SURF Annual Conference will now be a series of three weekly, sequential 90 minute morning sessions on Thursday August 27th (the originally promoted date), Thursday September 3rd and Thursday September 10th. They will be conducted via the Zoom conferencing platform.

Numbers for these events are limited. I have included the programme for each event below, along with a link to Zoom to book a place on each event. I will note that you are not required to have a Zoom account to attend.

As places are limited I would kindly ask that if you book and can no longer attend that you let me know and I will reallocate your place.

Once booked you will receive a link to join the event. Please note that these are individual links that can only be streamed on one device, and can therefore not be shared with colleagues. They would have to book on separately.

If you have any queries or have issues with using/booking on Zoom please do not hesitate to get in touch with emma@surf.scot 

Session one – Thursday August 27th 10 -11.30am – A Sustainable Climate and Economy

Programme:

10am  Welcome and Introduction – SURF Chair Kate Wimpress

10.10  SURF’s input to Covid Recovery plans – Andy Mine, SURF

10.15  Outlining SURF’s 2021 Manifesto process and how attendees can contribute – Andy Milne & Christopher Murray, SURF

10.20  Overarching challenge of climate change and necessary shifts in economic priorities and processes – Katherine Trebeck, WEALL

10.35  Q&A followed by Open Debate and Voting – Chaired by Andy Milne

11.25  Summary of main conclusions and What Next – Andy Milne and Emma Scott, SURF

11.30 Thanks and close

Register to book a place – https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpc-uqrDsuE9whSxhA2bOR8C7vzYcyo9aA

Session two – Thurs Sept 3rd 10 -11.30am – Land and Transport in a Climate Emergency

Programme:

10am  Welcome and Introduction – Andy Milne, SURF

10.05  Why Land and Transport are key aspects of the SURF 2021 manifesto – Derek Rankine, SURF

10.10 Land Use & Ownership in relation to climate change and post-Covid economic & social wellbeing recovery – Shona Glenn, Scottish Land Commission 

10.20  Transport planning & investment in relation to climate change and post- Covid economic & social wellbeing recovery – Heather Cowan, Transport Scotland 

10.30  Practitioner Response responding to the land and transport policy priorities and aspirations – Nick Skelton, Stantec

10.40  Q&A followed by Open Debate and Voting – Chaired by Andy Milne

11.20  Summary of main conclusions and What Next – Andy Milne and Emma Scott, SURF

11.30 Thanks and close

Register to book a place – https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qcOqpqD0iG9VUTSPrTxREP3O87YnajNnm

Session three- Thurs Sept 10th 10 -11.30am – Post Covid lessons for building back better

Programme:

10am  Welcome and Introductions – Andy Milne, SURF

10.05  Summarising SURF Covid response key learning points – Elaine Cooper, SURF

10.15  SG policy and investment plans post-Covid – Aileen Campbell MSP, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government

10.30  Q&A followed by Open Debate and Voting – Chaired by Andy Milne

11.20  Summary of main conclusions and What Next – Andy Milne and Emma Scott, SURF

11.30 Thanks and close

Register to book a place – https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctc-6rrj0iGt3WAjiSm6OyPZelNRqfAlBk

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