UWE Conference 2016

Report UWE Annual General Meeting Winchester

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The next day after Brexit, we met in England’s ancient capital for an inspiring conference about encouraging women into leadership roles

“What an enjoyable conference!” someone commented on facebook. To be sure, everybody had a great time! Even now resounds in my mind the rendition of the song over 70 people sung in chorus at the end of the Gala Dinner:

Winchester Cathedral                                                       We’ve come from Europe

Your church of renown                                                      To meet all our friends.

You stood and you wa-tched                                            We’re earnestly talking

As we came to town…                                                        Until the day ends.”

Thank you all for being a part of it,  this couldn’t have been possible without you.  Special thanks and congratulations to our host: Sue Ouvry and the organizing team from The Winchester LA,  for contributing to the success of the conference and their generous support.

Because “a picture is worth a thousand words”, I invite you to watch this short movie I made, some moments to remember, a pictures gallery also,  enjoy!

As usual, the last day we had Annual General Meeting, we were delighted with the presence of Germany and the Netherlands, although they resigned from GWI.  A new Treasurer was elected.  The key point of our meeting was the discussion about how to adapt the constitution and spontaneously an interactive dialogue was initiated on how can UWE stays a regional group of GWI and still keeps its seat in the INGO conference representing European women graduated?.  We kept calm… and voted an emergency clause, please see here the Minutes AGM 2016 . Click on the links to see the reports, invitation to next UWE Conference in Graz, Austria and other documents presented.

In the end, feel free to fill this evaluation form and express your feelings, we really need your feedback to help us improve organizing the next conference. Thank you!

 

For the board,

many regards,

Roxana Elena Petrescu
Secretary General

 

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Programme UWE AGM&Conference 2016

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Friday

24th June

4 pm

Registration

Royal Hotel

6 pm

Mayor’s Reception

Abbey House

7.30 pm

Dinner

Royal Hotel

Saturday

25th June

9 am

Registration

Royal Hotel

9.30 am

Welcome/Notices

President UWE

President BFWG

10 am

Hegg Hoffet Fund

Christel Moor

10.45 am

Coffee ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

11:30 am

Guest Lecture

Catherine Bearder MEP

Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

12:30pm

Lunch ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

1:30 pm

Seminar

Patrice Wellesley Cole

Women Refugees and Migrants

2:30 pm

Workshops

Adriana Ungureanu

Esther Neven

Julie Castrec

3:30 pm

Tea ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

4 pm

Forum

Workshop follow up & Forum

5 pm

Close Business ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

7 pm

Gala Dinner

Prior’s Hall

Guest Speaker: Prof Joy Carter

Vice Chancellor, University of Winchester

Musical Entertainment

10:30 pm

Return to hotels ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sunday

26th June

9 am

Registration

Royal Hotel

9:30 am

Guest Lecture

Gloria Vessey

11am

Coffee ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

11:30am

AGM

National Reports

12:30pm

Lunch ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

1:30pm

AGM

3:30pm

Tea ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

4pm

AGM

Summary/Conference 2017

5pm

Close

Free Evening

 

Over 75 women going to Winchester: UWE Conference 2016 almost fully booked

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ASPIRATION, ADVANCEMENT, ACHIEVEMENT

Encouraging Women into Leadership Roles

The University Women of Europe and the British Federation of Women Graduates are pleased to welcome over 75 women to the historic city of Winchester for the next Annual General Meeting and two days Conference.  It means the conference facilities are almost fully booked. If you’d still like to participate be quick as places are limited.  Please know that payments are expected ultimately 31 of May! 

Our Conference theme will be Aspiration, Advancement, Achievement”  in order to encourage women into Leadership Roles.  Let’s find out what is the path to female leadership, why do we need raising aspiration through wider choices, experiences and more.We know women encounter challenges at work to utilize their strengths and obtain promotions to leadership roles, definitely scaled up actions are required to ensure economic empowerment of women, but let’s consider what our organization can do to improve and enhance the visibility of role models. As always, there will be time to exchange opinions and networking, the conference is open to all members of the University Women of Europe and their friends.

UWE CONFERENCE AND AGM DRAFT PROGRAMME  

Conference Venue

Winchester Royal Hotel

Winchester

Hampshire SO23 8BS

Rooms at the hotel are all full so if you’d still to come you’ll have to go to one of the other hotels.  

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Useful travel information: UWE 2016 Travel Information   

Accommodations details and prices can be found here : UWE 2016 Accommodation V1.3

A choice of four historic tours on Monday, 27th June  and prices can be found here: Historic Tours Flyer V1.1

  • Participation Fee Full Conference Early bird (paid before 31st March 2016): £125;
  • Full Conference – Late Booking (1st April – 27th May): £150
  • Full Conference – Young Member (for delegates born after 1980 or still studying): £100
  • One day Conference Early Bird (by 31st March): £60;
  • One day Conference – Late Booking (1st April – 27th May): £70;
  • Dinner on Friday evening at Royal Hotel (optional): £17;
  • Gala Dinner on Saturday evening* (optional): £42.

Non-members are welcome: they pay 30 Euro’s more and are an independant member for a year. Giving a reduction on the fee for the Meet and Greet the next year (usually in May) .

The Conference fee includes hire of venue, tea/coffee on Friday arrival, tea/coffee and lunch on Sat and Sun, speakers’ administration costs and UWE travel fund.

Gala Dinner will be held in medieval Priors Hall in the Inner Close of the cathedral. It is on the first floor of the Deanery but a stair lift is available. The cost of £42 per head includes a welcoming glass of Hampshire sparkling wine or elderflower, a 3-course meal based on local produce. Our guest speaker is Professor Joy Carter, Vice – Chancellor of Winchester University. It is fully bookedThere is currently a waiting list.

We have a simple online registration form that enables you to register in minutes. Click here to register now.

PLEASE NOTE: All payment must be made by 31st May 2016 as the organisation needs to pay several reservations for the locations in advance. 

There will be no refunds for non-attendance. Please ensure that you have travel insurance to cover cancellation.

Please use the following method:

Bank to Bank Transfer Please use your name as a reference for your booking.

Account Name        BFWGUWE2016

Account Number    89172744

Sort code                 558126

IBAN                          GB49NWBK55812689172744

IBANBIC                    NWBKGB2L

Bank Address          Nat West Bank 105 High Street Winchester Hants UK

Save the date: UWE AGM and conference 24th-27th of June 2016

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InvitationThe UWE Board and the Board of BFWG have the pleasure of inviting you for the UWE Conference 2016 in Winchester on the 24th of June until the 27th of June 2016. The theme is one of the UWE action themes:

ASPIRATION, ADVANCEMENT, ACHIEVEMENT
Encouraging Women into Leadership Roles

Conference Venue: Winchester Royal Hotel, St Peter Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8BS UK.
www.sjhotels.co.uk/hotels/winchesterroyalhotel/ Rooms at the hotel have been provisionally reserved for delegates. Please let us know soon if you are planning to come at uwewinchester2016@gmail.com
Further information will be posted on the UWE website: www.uweboard.wordpress.com including

  • Details of registration ● Accommodation
  • Conference Programme ● Outings on Monday 27th June

All enquiries by email to uwewinchester2016@gmail.com. If you would like to run a workshop on any aspect of the conference theme, Please contact the UWE Board on uwewinchester2016@gmail.com