Those of us who are organising The Good Childhood Conference are feeling a mixture of excitement and anxiety (to be honest, terror) as our conference becomes a reality with pre-workshops on today and the conference starting tomorrow, Thursday 11 October.
Now if only we had listened to one of our keynote speakers, Robert Hart from the Resilience Institute, and “ejected stress” and “sustained our energy”!
The pre-conference workshops are seeing three of our conference speakers engaging participants in sessions about drumming, resilience and client case studies respectively.
This breadth of topics reflects the diversity of sessions we’ll be offering at the conference itself over the next two days.
So if you are attending the conference, we are really looking forward to your participation and hope you will join us in the conversation about a good childhood.
We encourage you to follow the seminars and discussions on social media, whether you are able to attend the conference or not.
Young people from SYN Media will be reporting on what they are hearing from our presenters on Twitter so you will be able to keep up with the content and respond to the key themes. The conference hash tag and key accounts are:
- #GCConf, follow this hash tag to see all Tweets relevant to the conference and each seminar,
- @ChildhoodInst, Tweeting highlights from the SYN Media Tweeters attending each seminar,
- @LiveSYN, covering the conference keynotes and seminars live.
After the conference we will be constantly updating this blog with posts written on most of the keynotes, seminars and worshops.
This way, we can let you know in more detail about what our presenters had to say about a good childhood – how it can be sustained and what we need to do for those who have not had a good childhood.
Again, we would be really pleased if you could comment on the blog so we know what you are thinking.
Here’s to a successful and dynamic conference!