The Wheel's Annual Conference + Expo 2016

The Wheel's Annual Conference & Expo is Ireland's largest annual gathering for community, voluntary and charity organisations.  This year we are hosting a number of related events in addition to the main conference on 25 May. 

Read on for an outline of what we've got lined up for you this year, along with relevant links to reserve your place:

What's Lined Up...

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Prof. Philip Pettit (Princeton University)

The Wheel's Annual Networking Reception, Dinner & Lecture

Annual Networking Reception, Dinner & Lecture 

Location: Croke  Park Conference Centre, Croke Park, Jones's Road, Dublin 3

Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us on the evening of 24 May for The Wheel's Annual Networking Reception, Dinner and Lecture. 

The Wheel is honoured to announce that our 2016 Annual Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Philip Pettit,  the internationally renowned philosopher and one of the world’s foremost experts on Civic Republicanism.
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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The Wheel’s National Conference for the Community, Community & Voluntary Sector + Expo & Masterclasses

The Wheel Annual Conference 2016

Location: Conference Centre, Croke Park, Jones's Road, Dublin 3
Time: 9am - 5pm

Our annual conference is a key event in the calendar of the community, voluntary  and charity sector in Ireland. It will be a unique and energising day with an agenda that is both inspiring and practical.

This year's conference takes place at a pivotal moment for the community and voluntary sector. 

Our sector's role and funding is being debated in a new and radical context: commissioning.  
 
We need to understand what all this means for the sector, and this year's conference will explore what needs to happen if commissioning is to support the important societal value inherent in the community and voluntary approach. 
 
We will be looking at how the community and voluntary sector is rising to the challenge of transparency, and at whether regulation is working at increasing public trust and confidence.  
 
We will also be looking at the future of fundraising, and how important it is for trustees and directors of charities to take ownership of the job of ensuring all fundraising activity accords with highest ethical standards. We will have a special contribution by Sir Stuart Etherington - author of the UK's Regulating Fundraising for the Future report, which contains salutary lessons from the recent crisis in fundraising in the UK.  
 
And to finish off, we have a special People's Conversation on the meaning of citizenship in 21st Century Ireland, and the community and voluntary sector as a cohesive social movement of engaged citizens.
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