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The Big Event 2013

COMMUNICATING AND INFLUENCING EFFECTIVELY
How can we better exert influence with commissioners and in the design of services and policies?

This year 152 delegates, representing 94 organisations attended the Big Event. The event took place at the International Tennis Centre in Eastbourne on April 17th, 2013 and included a Panel Debate, themed Masterclasses, an Advice Fair with 36 stalls and a networking lunch.
The event took a close look at the commissioning cycle with special emphasis on how the voice of our local voluntary sector can best be heard and involved in the design of services and policies. This is the fifth year that the Big Event conference and Advice Fair have taken place.



The Big Event 2013 featured:

Speakers
Michael O'Toole (Crown Representative for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector, Cabinet Office)
Emma Easton (Public and Patient Partnerships Lead, NHS Commissioning Board)

A Panel Debate with East Sussex Commissioners (Adult Social Care, Children Services and Economy, Transport and Environment)

Advice and Information Fair with over 30 stalls - see who was there

and a choice of practical Master classes:

-Gathering and presenting evidence (practical session)
-Public campaigning (practical session)
-Leadership (strategic level)
-Health services and the JSNA (Joint Strategic Needs Assessment) - (strategic level)
-The commissioning cycle - exploring ways to be more involved

View the EVENT PROGRAMME and full descriptions of the MASTER CLASSES here.


POST EVENT RESOURCES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE:

FROM THE SPEAKERS

FROM THE MASTER CLASSES - NOTES

 

ANY QUESTIONS?

If you are interested in finding out more about the Big Event, please get in touch by emailing Jenny on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phoning SpeakUp Countywide Forum on 01323 727872.

Our  sponsor for the Big Event 2013 was: