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Expert banned from UK government event for tweets that criticised Tories
Dan Kaszeta is one of at least eight speakers banned by opaque vetting scheme in ‘attack on free speech’

Dan Sabbagh

23, May, 2023 @6:50 PM

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It’s business as usual as in person conferences catch up to pre-Covid levels
Infection rates may still be high but for many, Covid is in the rear-view mirror, especially for those in the convention world

Gene Marks

15, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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‘Keir has no choice but to go bold’: Starmer’s conference high-wire act
Great expectations and doubts will greet Labour leader at Brighton conference as he tries to show party is turning a corner

Jessica Elgot

24, Sep, 2021 @12:32 PM

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‘Too late’: UK live events sector promised Covid insurance scheme
After months of calls for support and abandonment of a string of festivals and events, Sunak announces help

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

05, Aug, 2021 @9:30 PM

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Yusuf Paul McCormack: ‘I would have loved somebody older to have said – you’re going to be OK’
A care leaver who faced terrible abuse growing up in a care home 50 years ago explains why he now talks about his experiences

Clare Horton

23, Apr, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Monetising millennials: what the corporate world thinks it knows about young people
At Sydney’s Millennial 20/20 conference the wifi password is SmashedAvo and the attitude is predatory infantilisation

Alex McKinnon

16, Nov, 2017 @3:08 AM

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We ran a national cancer conference with two staff | Ceinwen Giles
Our small charity had always wanted to run a one-day event to bring together young adults with cancer. We finally managed it, and now we’re doing it again

Ceinwen Giles

15, May, 2017 @7:23 AM

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BuzzConf 2016: gaming and tech meets bush doof in country Victoria
Robotics and 3D by day, music festival by night, this could be the only outdoor gig where you’ll fight for laptop charger space

Nicole Eckersley

30, Nov, 2016 @11:20 PM

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Embracing the ratbags: big brands but bigger ideas at Junket youth 'unconference'
It would be easy to be cynical but a bunch of enthusiastic young people advocating for a better world can’t be a bad thing

Elle Hunt

28, Sep, 2016 @8:39 AM

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Kim Gordon on Sonic Youth's first acoustic set: 'It was a nightmare'
In a keynote speech at Brisbane’s Bigsound conference, the bassist and visual artist spoke about Iggy Pop, PiL and a peptalk given to her by Neil Young’s son

Andrew Stafford

07, Sep, 2016 @7:54 AM

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Conference rage: 'How did awful panel discussions become the default format?'
A badly run conference is not only a lost opportunity, but is a waste of money and time. How can we improve them?

Duncan Green

02, Jun, 2016 @11:28 AM

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There’s nothing dull about toilet rolls or jigsaws. Not at the Boring Conference
A special report from the annual Boring Conference in London finds it strangely … interesting

Ed Cumming

07, May, 2016 @11:04 PM

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