I love a good conference

The CIPR National Conference is back, with a post-Brexit bang.

Nothing fills me with dread more than the prospect of an all-day conference. Well, some things do, but we don’t discuss those things in polite circles.

Hauling myself across London in the rush hour to get to the Barbican for a 9am start – and yes, I got lost coming out of Moorgate, somehow discovered which floor we were on (or starting from) and got confused by the lifts which arrived behind me instead of in front of me, on arrival and departure – is not my idea of fun.

Rob Brown opening proceedings at the CIPR National Conference 2016
Rob Brown opening proceedings at the CIPR National Conference.

Fortunately, we had a great range of speakers. In-house, agency, public, private, government, political – something for everyone. We were only a small crowd, sadly, but we certainly got our money’s worth. And our 10 CPD points.

I’m crap at taking notes at such events – I can’t take notes and pay attention at the same time. How I managed to be the Y&L Group’s Secretary I will never know. So I tweeted this photo then suggested everyone follow Emma Leech, who took lots of photos of slides.

You can also read a report on the CIPR web site, or see what people said at the time on the #CIPRConf16 hashtag.

Roll on 2017’s edition!