About the Conference
After the success of last year's Housing Scotland Annual Conference, we are pleased to announce it will be returning for another year.
Join over 200 delegates, speakers and exhibitors to debate the key issues that are critical to the housing sector – now and in the future.
One of the main themes is what will our sector and our communities look like in 2040? How will technology change what we do and how we do it?
The conference programme will be available soon but this event is not one to be missed to make sure you save the date in your diary!
Venue & Dates
This year's conference will return to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow city centre and will be held on 11 & 12 June.
Keep these dates free and look out for further exciting announcements about the conference. For updates follow @sfha_hq.
Book three and bring a colleague for free!*
If your organisation books three day delegates, you can bring a
fourth delegate for free!
To receive this discount, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and
include the names of the booked delegates. This discount is not
available when booking online.
* all delegate places must be booked at the same time and from the same organisation to qualify. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with anyother discount or promotion.
Pitch your idea at SFHA #housingscotland19
At this year’s SFHA Annual Conference, our flagship event, we are giving you the chance to lead a workshop.
The discussion sessions will be at the heart of the conference, and we’d like to hear your workshop ideas on issues that key to the leaders of the housing association sector. We are giving you the chance to pitch for one workshop during each of the four workshop blocks on 11 and 12 June. Workshops last for one hour.
This opportunity is open to housing associations and public and third sector partners. If you have an idea, we would like to hear from you.
The deadline for ideas is Thursday 2 May and leading up to the conference, we will tweet your pitch ideas with the tag #housingscotland19
Please email your ideas to Karen Devin, Events Producer, email@example.com
Are you under 30 and working in the housing sector?
Are you under 30 and working in the housing sector? Or do you have a colleague who is under 30? We want to hear from the people who in 20 years’ time will be leading the sector.
We would like to feature young people who are currently working in housing to highlight what they think about the future of housing.
We would like you to create a short video that answers the following:
- What do you think housing will look like in 2040?
- How do you think housing associations will operate in 2040?
- What are you looking forward to most about the future of housing?
If you or a colleague is interested in this opportunity then, please contact Karen Devin, Events Producer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants will receive a free day place at this year’s conference.
The closing date for participating is the Thursday 2 May 2019.
Member Price £285
Non-member Price £440
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Sally Thomas is Chief Executive at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), the national representative body for Scotland’s housing associations and co-operatives.Read More
She has worked for several housing associations in London and the North East of England, most recently as Head of Community Investment at North Star Housing Group. Previously, she worked for the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), on regeneration at an urban development corporation, as director of a consultancy specialising in community-based development and leading on social purpose and wider role at the Housing Associations Charitable Trust (HACT).
She has co-authored several publications for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Chartered Institute of Housing, HACT, think tanks and government departments. The most recent is ‘Acting on Localism: the role of housing associations in driving a community agenda’, published by Respublica.
She has chaired and served on a variety of boards in the housing, arts, health and charitable sectors, and is currently Vice-Chair of the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA).
Professor Sir Harry Burns FRSE
University of Strathclyde
Sir Harry Burns graduated in medicine in 1974 from Glasgow University and in 1984, he was appointed Consultant Surgeon, University Department of Surgery, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow.Read More
In 1990, following completion of an MSc Public Health, he was appointed Medical Director of the Royal Infirmary. Many of his patients lived in the east end of Glasgow and it was this insight to the complex inter-relationships between social and economic status, illness and recovery that began his lifelong focus: to reduce health inequalities.
In 1994, he was appointed Director of Public Health for Greater Glasgow Health Board and in 2005 he became Chief Medical Officer for Scotland. He was Knighted in 2011 and in 2014, the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, presented him with a lifetime achievement award for public service from the Scottish Government.
In April 2014 he became Professor of Global Public Health at Strathclyde University. In addition to research publication and supervision of doctoral students, Sir Harry leads on a number of major, multi-agency projects and is Chair of the University’s Centre for Health Policy. He is a regular invited keynote speaker to local, national and international events and to academic programmes. Among many appointments, he is a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors; a member of Diabetes UK Board; Chair of the Wheatley Foundation; a member of Johnson & Johnson’s Impact Investment Advisory Committee and a member of the Health Foundation’s Sciana Programme for international health leaders.
In November 2017, the Scottish Government published Sir Harry’s report on an independent review of targets and indicators in Scotland's NHS.
Adam Greenfield is a London-based writer and urbanist, most recently author of Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life (Verso, 2017).Read More
His next book, Power at Human Scale, is forthcoming in 2020