Society Street

12 June 2019

Riding the Storms: Adapting and Growing in a Challenging Climate

Society Street 2019
will allow you to hear from society CEOs and senior officers, as well as experts in adjacent fields.

The programme allows for plenty of discussion so that you can share your own experiences, challenges and innovations.

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Please note that the programme below is subject to change

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and refreshments

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome and Context Setting

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Session 1: Changing People

Chair: Andrew Chamberlain, Managing Director, Consort Strategy Ltd

Changing People Keynote - challenges and opportunities for societies
Caroline Nugent
, HR Director, Financial Ombudsman Service

Changing People Challenges - speed case studies
  • Society CEOs: critical skills
    Sally Hardy, Chief Executive, Regional Studies Association
  • Trustees and Governance
    Katy Amberley, Chief Executive, British Society for Haematology
  • Recruiting and retaining staff
    Peter Reeve, Head of HR, Motor Neurone Disease Association
  • Volunteers
    Jo-Ann Maycock, Programme Manager, Investing in Volunteers
Table-top workshops
  • Facilitator-led table discussions using case studies of challenges faced by societies
  • Sharing insights from each table

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Refreshments, exhibition and networking

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 2: Tomorrow's Members

  • What do younger members want from their society?
    Dr Jo Wixon, Associate Director, Strategic Insights, Wiley
  • Live coaching and Q&A: preparing your society for a radical demographic shift in membership
    Led by Helena Wilkinson, Head of Charities and Partner, Price Bailey

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Session 3: Keeping Meetings Key

How to manage your society conferences and meetings?

Chair: Katy Amberley, Chief Executive, British Society for Haematology

  • Benefits and challenges of managing conferences in-house versus outsourcing conference management to external agencies
  • Case study exemplars
How to make your conference stand out from the rest
Emma Duffy
Conference & Programmes Manager, The Royal College of Radiologists

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch, exhibition, networking and hosted discussion tables

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Session 4: Practical Future-Proofing

TRACK 1: Technology: what's coming?   TRACK 2: The Future of Publishing
  • Building communities with an online forum
    Jenefer Thoroughgood
    , Advisor, Zapnito & Managing Director, Thoroughly Good Consulting 
  • FEBS Case Study
    Violeta Ribarska, Publisher for the FEBS Press portfolio at Wiley 
  • AI for societies
    Joris Roulleau, Publishing
    Consultant, 67 Bricks
  • Blockchain
    Ian Mulvany, Head of
    Transformation, Product Innovation, SAGE Publishing
  • Subscriptions and OA landscape review
    Sam Burrell, Consultant, Renew
  • A Commercial Publisher’s View
    Neil Appleton, Senior Vice President
    of Business Development, Elsevier
  • A Society Publisher’s View
Technology Discussion   Publishing Discussion

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Refreshments, exhibition and networking

3:30 PM - 4:50 PM

Session 5: Compete, Collaborate, or Merge? Societies in a Global Context

Panel discussion: Compete, collaborate or merge?

Chair: Sam Burrell, Consultant, Renew Consultants

  • 'Compete' case studies
    Simon Inger, Consultant, Renew Consultants
  • 'Collaborate' case studies
    Sandy Mather, Chief Executive Officer, Intensive Care Society
  • Is merging an option?
    Caroline Flurey, President, British Society of Health Professionals in
  • The Legal View
    Tom Murdoch, Partner, Charity & Social Enterprise Team, Stone King
  • Discussion
Floor Debate: This house believes we should seek to merge

4:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Drinks Reception