After a three-year wait following the pandemic, an enormous amount of planning and anticipation, it is with huge disappointment that trustees and staff have decided to cancel this year’s in person Open Day in Sheffield because of the national rail strike called on 1 October.
The event will now go ahead online
We have not reached this decision lightly as we know how many people were looking forward to the day and being back together in person. We considered a number of options, postponing till next year, rescheduling for later this year, going ahead with far fewer delegates than usual and with some key people and speakers missing, holding a hybrid version of the day or making it a fully virtual event.
All our speakers will still be with us online
After weighing up the relative merits and cost to the charity of each and taking into account the preferences of our members, we have opted for a full day virtual programme with live speakers, workshops, panels and Q+A sessions.
All those already booked to come to Sheffield and all our members will automatically receive an invitation to the virtual event and a copy of the full programme.
We are so looking forward to spending some quality time with you on 1 October, albeit online, and promise to make Open Day 2022 the best possible virtual experience for all.