Early bird tickets for the 11th Scottish Empty Homes Conference, “Empty Spaces to Thriving Places”, which will take place on Tuesday 1 February 2022 have gone on sale.
The conference will be a hybrid event, with a limited number of in-person tickets available and remaining attendees taking part digitally. The in-person event will take place at the COSLA Conference Centre at Haymarket in Edinburgh.
This year’s conference will focus on how initiatives to return empty homes back to use can help to create thriving places, boost local economies and tackle poverty. People and communities will be at the heart of discussions and workshops on all aspects of transforming empty homes back into valuable community assets. A full programme of speakers and events will be announced over the coming weeks.
In-person tickets are offered at an early bird price of £30 while digital tickets are priced at £18. Tickets are available to buy online through Eventbrite. Numbers for in-person tickets will be limited so those wishing to attend have been urged to get their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Early bird rates will be available until 24th December.
The success of the digital conference of 2021 showcased the benefits of digital attendance model for those who may not otherwise be able to attend an in-person event. Organisers hope that opting for a hybrid model will ensure that this years event remains accessible and inclusive, encouraging a wide range of voices from across the UK
Scottish Empty Homes Partnership National Project Manager Shaheena Din said:
“The Scottish Empty Homes Conference 2022 will be another fantastic event bringing together a wealth of expertise and insights on transforming empty homes and tackling the housing emergency.
It’s been a challenging year for many, but we’re excited to listen and discuss the stories, ideas, and challenges that have arisen and celebrate the success of those who continue to work tirelessly to transform empty homes and revitalise communities.
By keeping the digital aspect as an option, we hope to build on the progress of last year in terms of inclusivity and accessibility.”
The Scottish Empty Homes Awards Ceremony will also take place during the conference to recognise the hard work and achievements of those involved in transforming empty homes over the past year. Nominations are set to open on Friday 26th November.
Tickets are available through the conference’s Eventbrite page here.
Sponsorship opportunities are currently available and interested organisations can contact [email protected] for further information.