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Welcome to the APDO 2018 Conference: Organising Matters.  This year we are delighted to announce our key conference sponsor is Home Sweet Home from the USA.  Watch out for further information about their exciting offering to APDO members.

When?  15 and 16 March 2018

Where?  Resource for London, 356 Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA

Who? Open to APDO members and non-members (over the age of 18)

What?  A fantastic line-up of keynote speakers, lively workshops on diverse topics, an ever-popular Q&A session with experienced professional organisers, networking opportunities and fun socials. 2 days of learning and sharing with a vibrant community of organising experts. Don’t miss it!

Click on the pictures below in the Photo Gallery to see what delegates got up to at the 2017 conference and read our survey summary to get an insight on what delegates thought was their most valuable experience. APDO 2017 Conference Survey Summary

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Ticket information

Bookings are now closed.  Day 1 is SOLD OUT but if anyone would like to join us on Day 2 there are a few tickets still available.  Please contact:  conference@apdo.co.uk

There are still a few tickets remaining for the social event at the Edward Lear on Thursday 15 March.  This will close on Monday 5 March.  

Accommodation

If you are a London member and have a spare room to offer during the conference, please could you post it on our closed Facebook page.  Please liaise directly with any interested members.

The block booking at the Premier Inn, Archway is now CLOSED.  They may have rooms available so if you need accommodation that is where the conference group is staying.

Conference

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Day 1

DUE TO THE SAD NEWS THAT DOROTHY IS UNABLE TO JOIN US THIS YEAR THERE HAVE BEEN SOME ADJUSTMENTS TO THE PROGRAMME

Keynote:  Late, Lost and Lagging Behind: Demystifying Executive Functions and ADHD.  Leslie Josel (Order out of Chaos) (USA)

Workshop Session 1
The amazing communication device in your pocket. Phil Knox (Purple Flame Media) (UK)
OR
How to Survive and Thrive at Business Networking.  Shola Kaye (Speak up Like a DIVA) (UK)

Meet the APDO Board
– President’s summary – Ingrid Jansen
– Summary of Board activities
– President Elect’s future vision – Katherine Blackler

Plenary:  Supercharge your content – how to create content for your business without burning out Ruby McGuire – Rock your fabulous Biz! (UK)

Plenary:  GDPR – Are you ready?   Julia Blake – Blake Consultancy Ltd (UK)

EVENING SOCIAL EVENT
Venue: The Edward Lear, 471 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LE
Please note: Tickets for this event must be purchased
pre-conference and will be available when we contact you
with menu choices.

Full Programme – Day 1

Day 2

DUE TO THE SAD NEWS THAT DOROTHY IS UNABLE TO JOIN US THIS YEAR THERE HAVE BEEN SOME ADJUSTMENTS TO THE PROGRAMME.

Keynote: In the spotlight … The 3 Presidents
Session led by Shelina Jokhiya (DeCluttr Me) (Dubai)
• President, NBPO (Netherlands) – Anke Algera (Brisk Advies)
• President, APDO – Ingrid Jansen (Organise Your House)
• Founder & 1st President, APDO – Cassie Tillett (Working Order)

Workshop Session 2
Speak up! Creating Powerful Workshops and Webinars to Market Your Business!   Leslie Josel (Order out of Chaos) (USA)
OR
Declutter your business ideas – the key to staying focussed and achieving more.  Gail Gibson (UK)

Plenary:  In conversation . . . the psychology behind hoarding
and clutter.  
Dr Stuart Whomsley, NHS Clinical Psychologist
& Caroline Rogers (Room to Think) (UK)

Workshop Session 3
Hoarding: Understanding how to do more good than harm – Jo Cooke (Hoarding Disorders UK CIC)
OR
The What, Why and Not of Minimalism – Regina Wong (Live Well With Less)

Plenary: How to write a Thriller of a speech – Shola Kaye (Speak up like a DIVA)

EVENING SOCIAL EVENT
Venue: Tommy Flynns
504 Holloway Road, London, N7 6NJ
Please note: Food and drink are at your own expense for this event

Full programme – Day 2

“The quality of the speakers was exceptional, 5 star. So motivating …. A great combination of why I do my work … The basics to do it better and something new to be excited by”

“I think the whole conference very worthwhile. The professional way it was organised, the lovely atmosphere, the willingness to share experiences”

“My business is very new so I wanted to meet other organisers, share ideas and get inspired! I wasn’t disappointed. All the people I met were positive and helpful. Great sessions and the closing talk was wonderful! Thanks to all involved”

“To network and meet other organisers from around the world in a great atmosphere”

“Loved the upbeat buzzy atmosphere”

Conference FAQ

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