CLES Summit 2011

Organiser: Centre for Local Economic Strategies
Location: Barnes Wallis Building, The University of Manchester

12 and 13 July 2011

The CLES Summit 2011 aims offer delegates a range of key note speakers and in-depth workshop sessions which will interrogate current ways of thinking and offer new alternatives and solutions.

Topics will vary from Big Society and health reform to opportunities for funding and investing in the creation of better places in the future.

Speakers and delegates will consider the alternative visions for places and explore how we can move forward to achieve greater levels of social, economic and environmental justice for the future. The desire for better places and a better future for our communities is never ending; this event seeks to provide hope.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Nancy Kelley, deputy director of policy and research, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Alan Hatton Yeo, chief executive, Beth Johnson Foundation
  • Neil Lee, senior economist, The Work Foundation
  • Scott Dickenson, associate director, SQW
  • Richard Caulfield, chief executive, Voluntary Sector North West
  • Paul Hardman, regional development director, A4e
  • Julian Dobson, chief executive, Urban Pollinators
  • Adam Baker, work programme delivery team, DWP
  • Manjeet Gill, chief executive, West Lindsey District Council

Centre for Local Economic Strategies said there are a range of prices for the event which are all listed on its website including an early bird 20% reduction on prices until 17 June.

Also there are a limited number of bursary places at a nominal charge (£50 plus VAT) available- further information from

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