Our members conferences: learn, network and influence

Our member’s conferences are a space for our members to come together, to network, and gain new skills and knowledge to ensure that voluntary and community action has the greatest possible impact in our local area.

Our conferences take place twice a year and have a strong focus on learning and skills development, to ensure our members have what they need to operate in this difficult climate.

We aim to create an inclusive and friendly space for all at our conferences and network meetings, and are committed to equality and diversity. We can provide information in alternative formats on request and we prioritise accessibility when selecting our event venues.


Next members' conference

Our next members’ conference is in May 2019. Details tbc.

Our last conference called ‘A Collaborative Sector?’ took place on Thursday 13 December 2018.

Full Programme

Session Materials – Available soon

  • The Challenges of Leading Collaboratively
  • Health and Social Care Network
  • Coffee and Croissant Hub Networking Hubs – Learning
  • Partnership Working: Legal Structures and Issues
  • Collaboration: Getting Your Voice Heard
  • Volunteers Coordinator’s Forum – ‘Training and Development for Volunteers’

For more information, or if you are having difficulties with the booking form, or would like to propose topics for future  conferences, please get in touch with us at or telephone 01273 234023.

All our member organisations in Adur, Worthing, Brighton and Hove are welcome to attend our members’ conferences.


Last members' conference

Our Spring conference ‘Leaders for the Future‘ took place on 22 March, 2018 and was themed around leadership in the voluntary and community sector.

Previous members conferences

November 2017:  Sustainability and financial robustness

March 2017: Empowerment

October 2016: Creating healthier and safer communities.

June 2016: The power of volunteering.



We welcome feedback about our conferences as we always use it to plan our future events. If you’ve attended one of our conferences or events and would like to feedback on your experience please get in touch with us on or 01273 234023