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NOVEMBER 2016: Association of Charitable Foundations Annual Conference
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When: Thursday, November 3, 2016

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ACF's annual conference for staff and trustees of foundations and grant-making charities from across the UK will be on Thursday 03 November 2016, from 9.15am-5pm at BMA House, central London.

This year the theme of ACF’s conference will be trust. Has the crisis of trust in public institutions extended irrevocably to charities, and if so what are the implications for foundations? And for foundations who achieve their goals by supporting others, how are relationships of mutual trust and confidence best achieved and nurtured? 

Through 14 break-out sessions and two plenary discussions, and a keynote speech by Rob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society, the conference will explore the theme of trust alongside a wide range of topical issues of interest to foundations.

Morning plenary: the foundations of trust Dawn Austwick, CE, Big Lottery Fund; Baroness Onora O'Neill; and Honor Rhodes, Director of Strategy, Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships. Chaired by Hetan Shah, Chair of Friends Provident Foundation.

Afternoon plenary: trust in action Sarah Atkinson, Director of Policy and Communications, Charity Commission for England and Wales; Noel Mathias, Managing Director, WEvolution; and Rob Williamson, Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. Chaired by Amanda Jordan, Chair of ACF.

Pre-conference dinner on Wednesday 02 November 2016. You are very welcome to attend our pre-conference dinner to meet colleagues and relax the evening before the conference. Please note that booking is essential.

Full conference details can be found here.

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