Two-Day Programme of Events for the Community, Voluntary & Charity Sector: 14-15 May 2014

Change is the air for the Irish community and voluntary sector. The imminent establishment of the Charities Regulatory Authority, along with changes to the way the sector are funded are just two examples of this process. There are also a lot of big issues and concerns hanging over the sector, not least the question of public trust in how the sector is run following recent media headlines.

In preparing for our 2014 Annual Conference, we have decided to do things a little differently this year. We wanted to be sure that we could provide ample time for the sector to come together to discuss and debate the pressing issues that we face. So, rather than running our usual 1-day conference in May, we've instead put together a 2-day programme of special events (both free and paid) for the sector.

Early bird rates: special rates are available for attendance of both the Dinner / Lecture event and the Annual Conference - please click on the relevant links below to find out more.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

European Parliament Election Hustings 

Location: Croke  Park Conference Centre, Jones's Road, Dublin 3
Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

With the European Parliament electionsscheduled for 23 May, this free event (from 1.30pm – 4.30pm) will provide you with a timely opportunity to hear first-hand from MEP candidates about their priorities for Ireland and Europe in the years ahead, and to put your own priorities for action directly to them.

Complimentary lunch included.


The Wheel's AGM 

Location: Croke  Park Conference Centre, Croke Park, Jones's Road, Dublin 3
Time: 6:00pm - 6:30pm

Members of The Wheel are warmly invited to attend our AGM, where three new board members will be elected to help lead the organisation forward over the coming years. 

Our AGM will be following at 6.30pm by a networking reception and is open to all members.

Networking Reception, Dinner & Lecture

Location: The Players Lounge, Croke Park
Time: 6.00pm-10.30pm

This year marks the first of a new annual calendar highlight for the community, voluntary and charitable sector on the eve of our annual conference.

We are delighted that The Hon. Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness will be delivering the inaugural lecture on the topic of ‘trust’ and we know that the opportunity to people to network and make connections in the more relaxed social environment, will prove to be very popular. Bulk booking for your board and/or staff: you can now book 5 places for €350 or 10 places for €600. 

Thursday, 15 May 2014

The Wheel’s National Conference for the Community, Voluntary and Charity Sector

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

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

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 (explore it in full here).

Our noted speakers will be addressing and debating the major issues facing the sector at present, including: charity regulation; funding for the sector, and; retention of public trust - places are filling up fast and so booking is strongly recommended (places are limited).