The GAPS 2021 National Conference will take place online. The theme and speakers will be announced in due course.
Before making this decision, we thought carefully about the implications of planning an in-person conference. GAPS conferences are valuable spaces for meaningful connection among a broad but likeminded community. Whilst there remains a lack of certainty around the need to distance ourselves physically over the coming months, we have instead chosen to work hard at planning an online conference which creates many and rich opportunities to engage with others, learn, reflect and enjoy a thoughful and nourishing day.
Online events are open to our whole community regardless of location. Delivering our 2020 conference online meant welcoming social workers from across the UK and beyond, and made it possible to include Lemn Sisay as our keynote speaker.
We have all learnt a lot about using online spaces in the past months, and we intend to make the very best use of the tools and experience that we have gathered, to hold an inspiring event.
If you have ideas to contribute, please do get in contact. We always like to hear from you.