Seminars and Events

EventScotland aims to deliver seminars which we feel will benefit and be of interest to the industry. We aim to promote knowledge sharing and best practice through our seminar programme.

Upcoming Seminars:

Event Fundraising - Cultivating Income Sources

15 SEPTEMBER 2016

THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO OFFICES, EDINBURGH

Income as a perennial challenge that every event and festival can relate to. Securing the bottom line is essential whether it’s in making an event more sustainable or helping a festival to grow.

This not-to-be-missed seminar will give an insight into practical steps you can take to develop your event fundraising.  Sign up now for the seminar which takes place on Thursday 15 September at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo offices, 1-3 Cockburn St, Edinburgh EH1 1QB.

This FREE-to-attend seminar is brought to you by the VisitScotland Events Directorate and EventScotland in partnership with Edinburgh’s Festivals. The seminar will provide a look at how events can develop their fundraising  and provide advice on some of the key elements funding bodies look for in applications.

Previous seminars have proven very popular and are also an opportunity to meet and network with fellow events and festival industry representatives.

The seminar is designed to provide useful information to anyone involved in the organisation and/or promotion of events in Scotland. It follows the highly successful Event Marketing Innovation Seminar and the National Events Conference 2015 - Scotland the Perfect Stage at the EICC. The seminar programme aligns closely with the recently refreshed National Events Strategy, with a focus on events industry development.

Register here: http://stpsfundraising.eventbrite.co.uk

Speaker programme to be announced. 

 

Previous seminars that EventScotland has delivered are as follows:

Event Marketing Innovation - Trends and Opportunities

2nd June 2016, Edinburgh Napier University

The full seminar is available to view on our EventScotland YouTube Channel here.

Presentation slides for this seminar are also available:

- Dr Louise Todd, Edinburgh Napier University: Events and festivals marketing: the theory

- Mark Irwin, VisitScotland: Sharing the Spirit of Scotland

- Kirstie MacDonald, Disruptive Insight: Big Data, The Future Advantage

Delegates were given the opportunity to hear about recent marketing innovations found within the events industry today and explore the current event marketing concepts from a selection of speakers, including representatives from Edinburgh's Festivals, Edinburgh Napier University and wider industry. 

This seminar was delivered by VisitScotland Events Directorate in partnership with Edinburgh’s Festivals and Edinburgh Napier University, looking into how event marketeers are responding to current trends and opportunities to maximise event attendance. It also provided an in-depth insight into developing event marketing and promotion in order to respond to industry trends and opportunities.  

National Events Conference

3rd December 2015 EICC, Edinburgh

Delegates from across the Scottish Events & Festivals industry enjoyed a highly successful National Events Conference 2015, Scotland the Perfect Stage on Thursday 3 December.

Hosted by renowned Scottish broadcaster, Rhona McLeod, the sold-out conference centred on the recently refreshed Scotland the Perfect Stage strategy, with key industry figures discussing the future of Scotland’s events industry. The conference was an opportunity for Scotland's event organisers, suppliers, volunteers and supporting organisations to explore the strategy, and forum to consider how to maximise the opportunities for your business or organisation.

Within the conference programme in-depth sessions were developed to reflect the strategy strands of Developing Events, Developing Scotland and Developing the Industry in the refreshed Scotland The Perfect Stage Strategy. 

- Developing Events - Putting on an Outstanding Smaller Event

- Developing Scotland - Delivering Safer Events

- Developing the Industry - The Opportunity: Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design

For further details of the conference, please visit out conference website here >>

Volunteers and Events

8 October 2014 - Hampden Park, Glasgow
This seminar explored the opportunities available to the events industry as a result of the Glasgow 2014 Volunteer Data Transfer. Volunteer Scotland is now the holder of this invaluable database of experienced volunteers.

8 October 2014 - Hampden Park, Glasgow

This seminar explored the opportunities available to the events industry as a result of the Glasgow 2014 Volunteer Data Transfer. Volunteer Scotland is now the holder of this invaluable database of experienced volunteers.

Policing For Events

15 May 2014 – Perth Police Station

In association with Police Scotland, the seminar provided an introduction into charges at events and group sessions covering the scoring tool, the assessment matrix.  For the latest update on EventScotland’s engagement with Police Scotland click here.

Sustainability Seminar

20 November 2014 – Edinburgh Carbon Centre for Innovation

This seminar examined environmental sustainability for events.   To view Resource Efficient Scotland's presentation click here. For Gareth Talbot, Glasgow 2014's Environment and Sustainability Manager click here.

Events In A Digital World

11 September 2013 – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Steve Whitelaw has delivered workshops to some of the largest corporations in the world including Google and Microsoft.  This seminar looked at future trends and digital strategy planning and activation.

Steve Whitelaw, Technology & Digital Consultant

Alex Crawley, Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Jenny Mungall, Material

Wet Weather

11 April 2013 – Edinburgh Napier University

How do you cope with adverse weather when trying to run events?  What practices can be put in place to protect events form poor weather?  See what industry experts have to say below.

Pete Irvine, Unique Events

Ruth Monfries

Greg McVeigh, Loud Sound

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