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Biennial Conference 2009 Programme

Please see below for the provisional programme for the AGCAS Biennial Conference 2009. Further details will be added as they become available.

Day 1 - Tuesday 8 September
09.45 – 11.15   Registration and refreshments
10.00 – 10.45   Welcome session for international delegates
11.30 – 11.45   Welcome
                         Chris Jenks, VC, Brunel University
                         Jane Standley, Director PCC, Brunel University
                         Wilma Martinelli, AGCAS President
11.45 – 12.30   Keynote speaker - Alex Baker, PricewaterhouseCoopers
                         University challenged? The impact of the recession on
                         students and their employment prospects

12.30 – 13.45   Lunch and exhibition, (commercial and AGCAS Task Groups)
14.00 – 15.30   Workshop Session 1
15.30 – 16.00   Refreshments in the exhibition area
16.00 – 17.00   Panel session - Perspectives on the Future of Guidance
                         Tony Watts, NICEC
                         Adam Micklethwaite, BIS Adult Advancement and Careers
                         Service                           
                         Vivienne Brown, Skills Development Scotland and
                         President ICG
                         Jan Perrett, University of Nottingham and AGCAS
                         Paul Brown, St Andrews University and AGCAS Scotland
18.15 – 18.30   Welcome session for first-time participants and brief
                         introductions in the exhibition area
18.30 – 19.00   Drinks reception for all delegates in the exhibition area
19.00                Dinner on campus followed by after-dinner entertainment
                         (Bollywood theme)

Day 2 - Wednesday 9 September
08.30 – 11.00   Registration for day delegates in the lecture centre foyer
                         and refreshments in the exhibition area   
09.00 – 09.45   AGCAS DVD showing in the main theatre
10.00 – 11.00   AGCAS achievements and challenges
11.15 – 12.45   Workshop Session 2
12.45 – 14.00   Lunch and exhibition (commercial and AGCAS Task Groups)
                         and Retired Members’ Reunion
14.15 – 15.45   Workshop Session 3
15.45 – 16.15   Refreshments in the exhibition area
16.15 – 17.00   Keynote speaker - Richard Reeves
                          Well-being and the future of work
19.00                 Dinner off campus

Day 3 - Thursday 10 September
08.30 – 11.00   Registration for day delegates in the lecture centre foyer
                         and refreshments in the exhibition area
09.00 - 10.30   Workshop session 4
11.00 – 11.15   Welcome to the Employer Day - Wilma Martinelli,
                         AGCAS President  
11.15 – 12.00   Keynote speaker - Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO, CBE
                         Vice President, Business in the Community
12.15 – 13.15   Seminar session 1
13.15 – 14.15   Lunch and exhibition (commercial and AGCAS Task Groups)
14.20 – 15.10   Keynote speaker - Gordon McKenzie, Department of
                         Business, Innovation and Skills  
15.15 – 16.15   Seminar session 2
16.15 – 16.30   Refreshments
19.00                Wine reception, conference dinner and AGCAS Awards
                         presentation ceremony at Twickenham Stadium



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