Our 2021 Conference will be a digital event hosted in four parts. In this way, despite the ongoing uncertainty around the pandemic, we can deliver a conference that supports community rail organisations to build back better and stronger.
To make the conference even more accessible, the programme will run over four separate morning sessions spread across two weeks. CRP officers and chairs should expect to attend all four sessions in order to gain the whole conference experience. The programme will showcase good practice examples that encourage groups to engage and galvanise their communities, and to work in partnership with the wider industry to re-build confidence within communities towards train travel, whilst also delivering the wider social benefits.
The programme will feature a combination of presentations from external speakers, Q&A sessions, community rail case studies and breakout activities. Like our successful Community Rail Awards ceremony, the digital format will also offer delegates the opportunity for plenty of online interaction and networking.
Registration opens on 12 January 2021 and is by invitation only. CRPs and invited partners will receive an email with the Eventbrite booking link. Please note the Conference is intended for CRP chairs & officers and therefore capacity is limited, to enable break-out sessions and give delegates the best online experience.
Week one – 8 /9 March 2021
- Part one – Monday 8 March, 10.00-13.30: including optional networking and special update from the Department for Transport ‘Rail Reform Team’
- Part two – Tuesday 9 March, 10.00-13.30: including optional networking and special update from Network Rail
Week two – 15 /16 March 2021
- Part three – Monday 15 March, 10.00-12.05: including optional networking
- Part four – Tuesday 16 March, 10.00-14.05: including optional networking