It's not too late to book your place at this year's virtual conference - and here's why you should be participating....
The National Active Travel Conference is the annual event for everyone whose professional life touches on the need to promote and develop active travel in Scotland. We've thought of five good reasons why you should attend this year's event:
It's virtual - but it's vibrant! Yes, we're all a bit Zoomed-out, but our conference platform is a bit different. In between sessions you can take a seat at a virtual table and take part in real-time video networking with colleagues and friends from the sector. We don't tell you where to sit or make you take part in scary speed networking sessions - it's up to you where you sit, and you never know who you might meet or what conversations you might strike up.
Diverse and relevant programme: During the day we've got inspiring keynotes, informative presentations and engaging debate sessions - and you can choose which sessions to attend. The breakout sessions themed around topics directly related to the conference theme: Priority for recovery: the importance of active and sustainable travel.
Keynote addresses: This year we'll have keynote addresses from Dr Paul Kelly of University of Edinburgh University, and newly-appointed Minister for Transport, Graeme Dey, whose brief includes active travel and the decarbonisation of public transport. The conference will once again be hosted by broadcaster Dougie Vipond.
Engaging exhibitors: We know that when we are able to hold our conferences live and face-to-face, our attendees enjoy chatting with exhibitors during the breaks. This virtual conference offers exactly the same opportunity, with nine key organisationsin the sector ready and willing to chat about their innovations and developments. Pop into their virtual booth, pull up a virtual chair and find out what they have to offer.
And last but not least: In recognition of the difficulties many organisations have faced in the last year, the organising committee has reduced the ticket price to just £25 + VAT.