Bradford 2025 Set To Host Conference On Major Events

Bradford 2025 Set To Host Conference On Major Events

March 7, 2024 Off By admin

The Bradford 2025 team is set to host an enlightening event titled “HERE TODAY GONE TOMORROW? Major Events and Why We Do Them“, which promises a day full of thought-provoking discussions, learning opportunities, and planning for the future impacts and legacies of time-limited major events. The event will draw on the experiences of individuals who have played pivotal roles in organising major events across the UK and Europe, offering a rare chance to delve into the successes and challenges of such undertakings.

Scheduled to take place at the University of Bradford, the event symbolises a significant journey that all five districts within the region will embark on, hosting major events from 2023 to 2025. Attendees can look forward to genuine Yorkshire hospitality, complete with performances and insights from a variety of influential speakers, including a warm welcome from Mayor Tracy Brabin.

The day will feature a series of keynotes and panel sessions, each designed to tackle pressing issues surrounding major events. Sjoerd Bootsma will open the discussions, followed by panels on evaluation practices, the potential for major events to contribute to climate solutions, accessibility concerns, and the international significance of such events beyond being isolated incidents. The event will conclude with closing remarks from Raidene Carter.

In addition to stimulating dialogue, the gathering aims to foster a collective understanding of the purposes behind major events and explore necessary shifts in approach to maximise their benefits. This initiative is a collaborative effort between LEEDS 2023 Year of Culture, Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture, and their partners, including Spirit of 2012, Our Year – Wakefield District 2024, Kirklees Year of Music, Culturedale, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, and Bradford University.

Tickets for this promising event are complimentary, but given the limited capacity, organisations are advised to send a maximum of two representatives. The programme is tailored for policymakers, experts in major events, stakeholders, funders, local authorities, and researchers, emphasising the need for an inclusive discussion on the future of major events.

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This unique opportunity is made possible thanks to funding from Spirit of 2012 and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, highlighting the commitment to fostering a rich cultural legacy and the sustainable development of major events in the region.