Scotland’s Learning Estate Conference - Programme Announced

The conference is complimentary for those directly employed in early years, schools, colleges, universities, national and local government and other public services in Scotland*

Private sector early booking delegate rates available until Friday 25th October (2 day pass: £265 + VAT or a 1 day pass: £185 + VAT)

*All registrations will be verified by the organiser and anyone not deemed as public sector will be contacted to amend their registration

Day 1: 27 November

08:30

Registration & Exhibition Visit

10:00

Keynote Stage

Opening Keynote

Speaker:

10:30

Session Break

10:45

Lammermuir Suite

Learning Estate Strategy

Chair:

  • Andy Dailly Head of School Building - Scottish Government

11:45

Session Break

11:50

Lammermuir Suite

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A Sense of Connection: Lindsey Mitchell, BDP Architecture isn’t just about creating beautiful buildings, it’s about creating an environment, a place for people and that involves designing for mean...

Speakers:

  • Lindsey Mitchell Architect Director - BDP
  • Shane Cryer Concept Developer – Education - Ecophon
  • Dr Wes Imms Associate Professor of Education in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, a Director of the University of Melbourne's Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN), and Director of LEaRN@MGSE
  • David Greig Associate - HLM Architects

Chair:

  • Stephen Long Associate Director Education - Scottish Futures Trust

Lowther Suite

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Designing a bespoke curriculum: making an old building fit for purpose! Gregor Kirk, North Ayrshire Corsehill Primary School is located in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire. The building is made up of an or...

Speakers:

Chair:

Mentieth Suite

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Autism and Psychology of Space: Lucy Plumridge, HLM Architects The British Institute of Learning Disabilities estimates that 2% of people in the UK have a learning disability/ difficulty, ranging from...

Speakers:

  • View full profile for Andrew BrownAndrew Brown Senior Education Officer | Education, Learning & Attainment | - West Dunbartonshire Council
  • Lesley Woolfries Capital Project Manager - Capital Investment Team - West Dunbartonshire Council
  • John Paterson Senior Design Manager - Morgan Sindall
  • Lucy Plumridge Head of Education - HLM

Chair:

13:00

Attendees & Exhibitor Networking

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Please note no catering will be available during this networking break with exhibitors.

13:15

Keynote Stage

The City of Edinburgh Council – Future Schools Project Award 2019 Winner Announced

13:30

Lunch & Networking

14:30

Lammermuir Suite

Sustainable Estate

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Re-imagining Holistic Learning: Natalie Murray, Landscape Architect, Wardell Armstrong, Through Landscapes & Landscape Institute and Wiktoria Szulik, Wardell Armstrong With the increase in need f...

Speakers:

Chair:

Lowther Suite

Sustainable Estate

Speakers:

Chair:

Mentieth Suite

Sustainable Estate

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CONSTRUCTION QUALITY ASSURANCE INITIATIVE Following recent high-profile construction defects on public sector owned properties, confidence in the construction industry has been undermined. It is recog...

Speakers:

  • Colin Harris Quality Assurance Manager - Kier Construction Ltd
  • David Wilson Operations Director - Morrison Construction Ltd
  • Colin Campbell Associate Director, Improving Delivery - Scottish Futures Trust

Chair:

15:30

Tea Break & Networking

16:00

Keynote Stage

Project Presentation: Cherry Tree Nursery – changing perceptions – growing environments for young minds

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Discover how Portakabin has successfully delivered a brand new state-of-the-art 140 place nursery for South Ayrshire Council in Ayr - part of the Scottish Government’s pledge to increase early learn...

Speaker:

Lammermuir Suite

Low Carbon

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The impact of the learning estate on Learning for Sustainability: Liam Cahill, Scottish Government This presentation will look at how the design and build of a learning establishment can have a positi...

Speaker:

  • Liam Cahill Curriculum Development Policy Manager - Scottish Government

Chair:

  • Dr. Elaine Cook Depute Chief Executive and Director of Education - West Lothian Council

Lowther Suite

Low Carbon

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON LEARNERS PASSIVHAUS SCHOOLS – CONSTRUCTING HEALTHY LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: Neil Armstrong, Kier Kier has an excellent track record of delivering Passivhaus buildings. Through ...

Speakers:

Chair:

Mentieth Suite

Outdoor Learning

Chair:

16:55

Session Break

17:05

Keynote Stage

Closing Keynote: The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

Speaker:

  • John Swinney Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills - Scottish Government

Chair:

Day 2: 28 November

09:00

Registration & Exhibition Visit

09:45

Keynote Stage

The Future of Learning with Apple

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Description: How do we empower all learners today and prepare them for a rapidly changing world? A driving force behind this change is technology. It affects the way we live, the way the world works,...

Speaker:

10:30

Coffee Break & Networking

11:00

Lammermuir Suite

Digital

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Co-designing a Centre of Excellence in STEM: Professor Judy Robertson, University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education & Tommy Lawson, Midlothian Council  Midlothian Council and the Unive...

Speakers:

Chair:

  • Jim Fanning Senior Education Officer - Education Scotland

Lowther Suite

Digital

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Taking education in the class room to infinity and beyond: Justene Ewing, CGI Presentation on the “Inspired Learning” Education solution CGI are currently implementing in Scottish Borders Council ...

Speakers:

  • Justene Ewing Vice President, Scotland - CGI
  • Dr Natalie Coull Head of Division of Cyber Security - Abertay University School of Design and Informatics

Chair:

  • David McEwan Head of Development - Property & Land Services - Glasgow City Council

Mentieth Suite

Workshop: Outdoors Goes Digital! Using technology in Outdoor ELC

11:55

Session Break

12:05

Lammermuir Suite

Inclusive Growth

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Overview: Learning investment at the heart of place based collaboration connecting services and communities Sustaining Education in the Northern Alliance: Maxine Booth, Aberdeenshire Council 38% of sc...

Speakers:

  • Maxine Booth Lead Officer, Sustaining Education in the Northern Alliance Regional Improvement Collaborative Quality Improvement Manager, Learning Estates, Education and Children’s Services - Aberdeenshire Council
  • View full profile for Keri MonaghanKeri Monaghan Stallan Brand
  • View full profile for Kristiina ErkkilaKristiina Erkkila Director of Development - The City of Espoo

Chair:

Lowther Suite

Inclusive Growth

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Overview: Learning and partnership investment at the heart of economic development and regeneration Glasgow Innovation District: Ann Allen, University of Glasgow University of Glasgow, City Deal and G...

Speakers:

  • Ann Allen Executive Director of Estates and Commercial Services - University of Glasgow
  • View full profile for Fiona RobertsonFiona Robertson East Lothian Council
  • Colin MacLennan Business Development Director - Morrison Construction

Chair:

13:00

Attendees & Exhibitors Networking Lunch

14:30

Keynote Stage

Closing Keynote

Chair:

  • Stephen Long Associate Director Education - Scottish Futures Trust