Venues and Agenda for the 2014 Autumn Conference

Venues and Agenda for the 2014 Autumn Conference

Edinburgh August Conference

Edinburgh: Friday 31st October – Sunday 2nd November 2014

The full agenda can be found below, after the list of venues.

Venues

Edinburgh University Chaplaincy

Edinburgh University Chaplaincy (EUC) – Potterrow Mandela Centre, Bristo Square, EH8 9AL

A core part of the Edinburgh University student community, and where the main business of the conference will take place. The Chaplaincy’s facilities include a 200 person capacity main auditorium, two 80 person capacity meeting rooms, a kitchen, and a number of smaller spaces if you’d like to hold a small discussion. There is even a meditation room, if you need to escape for a little while. Google Maps. Edinburgh University Chaplaincy Guide to Access. Central Area Campus Accessibility Map.

Wrights Houses

Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative (ESHC) – Wright’s Houses, EH10 4HR

Having opened this September, ESHC is home to 106 students in 24 flats and is the cheapest student housing provider in the city. The co-operative is managed and run entirely by it’s members in a participatory and democratic manner. ESHC will be hosting us for a Hallowe’en dinner and party on Friday evening in one of the co-op’s large basement spaces. Google Maps. ESHC Accessibility Guide and Map Pending.

Teviot Row House at night

The Loft Bar, Teviot Row House – Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ

Opened in 1889, the much loved and castle-like Teviot is the oldest purpose built student union in the world. The building is one of four unions operated by Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA). For the Saturday night social we have booked out the stylish 150 capacity Loft Bar, which also includes a plush conservatory and rooftop terrace. Google Maps. Teviot Row House Guide to Access. Central Area Campus Accessibility Map.

Times

Friday 31st October

  • 11.00am – 5.00pm: Pre-Conference Sessions
    • Financial Literacy Course for Student Co-operatives – The Basement, ESHC
    • Work Session For The Creation of a National Housing Co-op Investment Body – 28/4, ESHC
  • 6.00pm – 7.30pm: What Even Are Co-ops? How Can We Start Them? – The Basement, ESHC
  • 7.30pm – 8.00pm: Break
  • 8.00pm – 9.00pm: Hallowe’en Dinner – Veggies Catering Campaign – The Basement, ESHC
  • 9.00pm – Late: The Brutal Basement of Unspeakable HorrorsThe Inaugural Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative Hallowe’en Party – The Basement, ESHC

Saturday 1st November

  • 8.45am – 9.30am: BreakfastVeggies Catering Campaign – Main Auditorium, EUC
  • 9.30am – 10.15am: The Grand Welcome – Main Auditorium, EUC
  • 11am – 12.45pm: Morning Sessions:
    • 1 Consensus Decision Making: What Is it, and How Can We Use It?Tripod Workers’ Co-op – Main Auditorium, EUC
    • 2 Learning About Liberation – Room 1, EUC
    • 3 Publicity, Engagement and Communication for Co-ops – Room 2, EUC
    • 4 How To Feed The Masses – Veggies Catering Campaign – The Kitchen, EUC
  • 12.45pm – 1.30pm: Lunch – Veggies Catering Campaign – Main Auditorium, EUC
  • 1.30pm – 2.00pm: Black StudentsCaucus – Room 1, EUC
  • 2.00pm – 3.30pm: Afternoon Sessions:
  • 3.30pm – 4.00pm: Tea Break – Main Auditorium,EUC
    • 1 Consensus Decision Making: What Is it, and How Can We Use It? – Tripod Workers’ Co-op – Main Auditorium, EUC
    • 2 Learning About Liberation – Room 1, EUC
    • 3 Publicity, Engagement and Communication for Student Co-ops – Room 2, EUC
    • 4 How To Feed The Masses – Veggies Catering Campaign – The Kitchen, EUC
  • 5.45pm – 6.15pm – Womens Caucus – Room 1, EUC
  • 6.15pm – 6.45pm: Student Tenants Scotland LaunchNUS Scotland – Main Auditorium, EUC
  • 6.45pm – 7.45pm: Dinner – Veggies Catering Campaign – Main Auditorium, EUC
  • 7.45pm – 9.15pm: Panel Discussion: What Role Can Co-operatives Play In Radical Social Change Across Scotland, The UK and Internationally? – Main Auditorium, EUC
  • 9.30pm – Late: The Grand Saturday Night Social – The Loft Bar, Teviot Row House

Sunday 2nd November

  • 8.45am 9.30am: Breakfast – Veggies Catering Campaign
  • 9.30am 10am: LGBTQ Caucus – Room 1, EUC
  • 10.00am – 10.45am: Open-Space Session – an opportunity for impromptu discussions and preparing General Meeting proposals.
  • 10.45am 11.00am: Tea Break – Main Auditorium, EUC
  • 11.00am – 11.30am: Disabled Caucus Main Auditorium, EUC
  • 11.30am 1.00pm: Students For Co-operation General Meeting – Main Auditorium, EUC
  • 1.00pm – 1.30pm: Lunch – Veggies Catering Campaign Main Auditorium, EUC
  • 1.30pm – 2.45pm: Students For Co-operation General Meeting – Main Auditorium, EUC
  • 2.45pm – 3.00pm: Tea Break – Main Auditorium, EUC
  • 3.00pm – 4.30pm: How Student Co-ops Work, How To Start Them, and How To Make Yours Flourish:
    • 1 Food Co-ops Main Auditorium, EUC
    • 2 Bike Co-ops and Other Retail Co-ops – Room 1, EUC
    • 3 Housing Co-ops – Room 2, EUC
  • 4.30pm – 5.00pm – The Final Words – Main Auditorium, EUC

Note:

We will be running a travel pool to equalise and subsidise the costs of travel for all participants. For this reason it would be useful for us to have a rough idea of transport costs ahead of time via the registration form.