Unfortunately, this event was postponed. We will keep you updated on plans for 2022.
The 2021 MODEM Annual Conference, ‘Uncharted Journeys’, will be held 25-26 November 2021 at Sarum College, Salisbury.
As we chart our way through the pandemic, many are seeking certainty and direction but are finding that the only certainty is uncertainty. MODEM’s 2021 conference is an opportunity to explore, from a range of perspectives, our journey forward into the future. The conference theme – ‘Uncharted Journeys’ – mirrors the title of Margaret Heffernan’s book ‘Uncharted: How to Map the Future Together’, published in 2020.
We’re delighted that Margaret Heffernan will be joining us as keynote speaker.
Other key contributors will include Bevan Powell, MBE, whose range of roles and contributions are similarly wide-ranging. Bevan, a former councillor, a founding member of the National Black Police Association and former senior manager in the Metropolitan Police Service, is currently National Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor for the Methodist Church, alongside various other voluntary involvements, including Citizens’ Advice and Nubian Life, a group providing specialist adult social care.
The hallmark of this conference is hearing from inspirational people with wide-ranging experience and remarkable journeys who have particular wisdom to share, and this continues with Jackie Le Fèvre who will also be joining us. Jackie spent twelve years in nature conservation, before working with young people and in community development and training. She followed this with the setting up her own company, Magma Effect, responsible for bringing one of the world’s leading values profiling technologies to the UK.
The Conference will follow the usual pattern of MODEM events in providing opportunity for conversation and reflection sparked by challenging and thought-provoking input from our speakers. In ‘Uncharted journeys’, we will gather round the notion of uncertainty, of how we seize the challenge of helping to create the future, what that means for us as individuals but also as part of something larger than ourselves. Our speakers will draw on their stories and help us to uncover how we can think about the future, and what we can ‘do’ and ‘be’.
Those attending the conference are invited to submit, if they so wish, a brief paper on a significant uncharted journey that they have made or are making. These papers will be curated and shared with all attendees, but not formally presented or debated. Sharing these reflections will highlight the way in which we make uncharted journeys in the company of others and the implications for how ‘we map the future together’.
MODEM members: £150 residential; £100 non-residential
Non-members: £170 residential; £120 non-residential
Registration now open here.
Timings: Arrivals and registration from 12 noon on 25th November; opening session at 13.45; close of conference at 13.00 on 26th November with lunch to follow, and MODEM Annual General Meeting at 13.45.