"It was an amazing day. I found the speeches very thought provoking, and loved speaking as well. I learnt a lot about governance, which I've taken back to my board, prompting some great conversations." Speaker, 2019 Governance Now
Governance Now, our annual conference presented to you by Clore Leadership and the Cultural Governance Alliance (CGA) exploring the critical issues in cultural governance, returns as an in-person event* from 10:00 – 18:00 on Tuesday 8 November 2022 at Midlands Arts Centre, (MAC) Birmingham (Registration opens from 09:00 at MAC on the day).
This year’s theme invites delegates to engage with the Levelling Up agenda and its impact on cultural sector boards, organisations and their decision-making processes. We will explore the practical and the moral aspects of Levelling Up, using it as a lens to regard other contemporary issues such as diversity, equity and inclusion, organisational resilience and sustainability.
The conference day will encompass a range of keynotes, panel discussions and workshops all designed to support trustees and senior leaders. The event will be catered (including a hot and cold finger buffet lunch) and conclude with a networking drinks reception in MAC’s new KILN café-bar after the main programme closes at 17:00.
UPDATE - THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2022
We are excited to announce the first keynote joining us for Governance Now 2022 will be Nicola Turner MBE, Director of Legacy for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the largest sports and culture event ever to have been staged in the West Midlands. She also leads the Games’ official legacy charity, United By 2022.
Nicola will join the 'Levelling Up' debate, bringing experience in social value, EDI & social mobility strategy.
Other confirmed contributors so far:
Sarah Derbyshire & Tony Stoller, Orchestras Live
Thanh Sinden, Diversity & Equity Coach
Keith Arrowsmith, Governance Associate, Clore Leadership
Prue Skene, Head Governance Associate, Clore Leadership
Keynotes and further contributors will be announced soon. We look forward to welcoming you to Governance Now 2022.
As usual, we are offering a tiered ticketing system. If you would like to discuss any options further, please do get in touch CGA@cloreleadership.org
We recognise that some organisations might not be in a position to fund their Chair/Trustee/Aspiring Trustee, etc. – so we are once again providing a rate for individuals paying independently. In addition to the regular rates, below, we are providing:
• Get Into Governance tickets –reserved for those who are currently underrepresented on boards. We’re keen to engage people who identify as LGTBQIA+, working-class, D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent, those from Black, Asian and Global Majority backgrounds and young people (30 and under) engaged in or aspiring to engage in governance.
• Online Tickets - We are keen to encourage delegates to join us in Birmingham, however, we realise that it will not be possible for everyone to access the in-person event. We are consequently offering an online ticket providing access to a live stream of some plenary sessions during the conference day (via Zoom) – though unfortunately the stream will not be able to include all break-out sessions, workshops and networking breaks. This content will also recorded and exclusively available to in-person and online conference delegates after the event.
Promotions and Offers
CGA Members get 10% off for a limited time only. Sign up to the CGA here to receive your discount code and apply this at the checkout on Eventbrite.
Organisations sending multiple delegates to the conference can apply a 50% discount code. Click the 'Enter promo code' blue link in the left corner of the ticket window before selecting tickets and enter MULTIBUY22 to apply the discount before purchasing. (A maximum of 2 tickets can be purchased per person).
Discount codes cannot be applied retrospectively when tickets have been already purchased. Refunds can be accepted up to 7 days before the event, though any Eventbrite fees will not be refundable.
Tickets purchased by organisations
Ticket for one person from a large organisation (100 or more full time employees)
Full Rate: £200 + VAT CGA Members: £180 + VAT
Ticket for one person from a medium organisation (16-99 full time employees)
Full Rate: £160 + VAT CGA Members: £144+ VAT
Ticket for one person from a small organisation (1-15 full time employees)
Full Rate: £125 + VAT CGA Members: £112.50 + VAT
Tickets purchased by Individuals: please name the organisation you are representing in your registration
Individual Ticket regular rate
Full Rate: £75 + VAT CGA Members: £67.50 + VAT
Get Into Governance Ticket (see criteria above for this ticket)
Full Rate: Full Rate: £25 + VAT CGA Members: £22.50 + VAT
Online Ticket (providing access to a live stream of some plenary sessions during the conference day via Zoom and recording after the event. The stream will not be able to include all break-out sessions, workshops and networking breaks)
Full Rate: £25 + VAT CGA Members: £22.50 + VAT
We don’t want the cost of the event to be a barrier to attendance. If you are keen to attend but will struggle to afford a ticket at the relevant rate, or travel to and from the conference, we have a small number of bursaries available. To find out more, please get in touch with us at: email@example.com
“This year was great, and it had to be digital - but can't wait to be back in person, or with hybrid mix.” Governance Now 2021 delegate