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Talks and lectures


​A collection of seminars covering key themes such as Running your Business, Sustainability and Technology this is a chance to enhance your skillset.

Reflecting pressure on time and cost; we hope you can join us for this condensed format concentrating on a selection of essential day to day topics and highlighting Future Practice.

1pm Lunch and Registration

2pm Welcome

Tim Bailey, RIBA Regional Chair, xsite architecture LLP

2:10pm Small Practice: Challenges and opportunities

Co-founder MawsonKerr and Small Practice Representative RIBA Northeast

2:20pm Eleanor Young, Standing Out from the Crowd

Executive Editor of the RIBA Journal has unique access to many practices / buildings and not least media. Discussing the use of outlets and raising practice profile.

3:05pm David Bain, Practice Resilience

Research Manager within NBS Research department covering key points from the recent RIBA report - Practice Resilience: How architects survive and thrive during challenging times.

4pm Break

4:15pm Lucy Pedler, Sustainability in Practice

Co-founder of The Green Register in 2000 as part of her lifelong commitment to the promotion of sustainable building and qualified architect is well placed to discuss putting sustainability into practice.

5pm Peter Farrall, Calculating Fees

Lecturer at Liverpool University with an interactive session on the crucial art of fee agreement, how to put an effective proposal together, relevant to small practice.

6pm Networking & drinks