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Creative Collisions 2017
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When: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Where: The Mermaid Theatre
Puddle Dock
London EC4V 3DB
United Kingdom
Contact: Lucy Davies
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Ambition has teamed up with eight leading youth organisations to plan the biggest sector conference of the year!

Over 30 inspirational speakers from across the youth sector have also confirmed their attendance and they will be delivering a wide range of workshops and debates focused on the themes of Social Mobility, Identity, Youth Engagement and Skills for the Future. 

The conference will also be addressed by Rob Wilson, Minister for Civil Society who will be joined by young people for a lively Q&A on the big issues they face today and to discuss what the government and others can do to secure a bright future for the young people and youth organisations across the UK.

Places are limited, so to avoid disappointment please visit to book your ticket now. As well as delegate spaces, there are also a number of exhibition spaces available for you to promote your organisation, mix and mingle, and be part of the most significant youth sector event of 2017!


8.30am – 9.00am
Tea and Coffee

9.00am – 9.45am
Welcome and Opening Plenary: Forging a Positive Future with Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson MP

In between plenary sessions you will be able to choose from a range of fantastic breakout panels, debates and workshops focused around four themes impacting and influencing the youth sector and young people today: Social Mobility, Identity, Youth Engagement and Skills for the Future.

YE – Youth Engagement
SM – Social Mobility
I – Identity
SF  – Skills for the Future

9.45am – 10.45am
Breakout Sessions 1 (select your preferred session)

YE: A Political Voice for the Next Generation
SM: Working with Young People to Improve Social Mobility
I: Embracing Diversity in a Frightened World
SF: The Apprentice
10.45am – 11.15am
Coffee/Tea Break

11.15am – 12.15pm
Breakout Sessions 2 (select your preferred session)

I: Truth, Lies and Critical Thinking
YE: Youth Hackathon
SM: Whose Job is it Anyway?
SF: Youth Sector Rebooted
12.15pm – 1.45pm
Lunch and Networking

1.45pm – 2.45pm

Afternoon Plenary: Mental health and the Young Brain with Cognitive Neuroscience Professor, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

2.50pm – 3.50pm
Breakout Sessions 3 (select your preferred session)

SF: An Appetite for Science
YE: By Young People, for Young People
SM: Dismantling the Opportunity Lottery
I: The Gender Agenda
3.50pm – 4.15pm

4.15pm – 5.15pm
The Big Debate

5.15pm – 5.30pm
Forging a Positive