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HODx - NEW events for organisers

Sorry, this is an old page, please click here for the 2020 HODx dates and booking!

Bite-size inspiration and planning days!

The HODs team will be touring the regions this spring with our new HODx events. These fun FREE days will be packed with inspiration and tips to help you plan sparkling events for the festival in our special anniversary year. 

© Chris Lacey - Organisers busy planning at one of our previous events in Birmingham

These FREE events are fun, social days, packed with information, tips and techniques, so come ready to learn!  Whether you're new to the festival or an old hand, there will be something for everyone with our lightning talk sessions. Your HODs team will take you through registration, media, marketing, and social media, with a focus on how to give events some added sparkle by engaging in our national theme. And, most importantly, your fellow organisers will be there to share their experiences.

An outline agenda:

  • 1030 - Arrival with the essential tea, coffee and chat
  • 1100 - Welcome and introductions
  • 1130 - Lightning talks: HODs 101
  • 1200 - Lightning talks: Organiser showcase
  • 1300 - Lunch
  • 1400 - Activity session
  • 1500 - Marketplace
  • 1600 - Fare-wells!

Please note the events in Leicester and Gloucester will be slightly shorter days, running from 1200-1600.

Previous attendees said:

'Meeting other organisers is always brilliant and lots of new ideas – inspired by this year’s themes and the enthusiasm of the HODs team.'

'I am going away with new ideas, new plans, and increased inspiration.'

Tuesday 30 April LEICESTER - New Walk Museum
Wednesday 1 May LEEDS - Duke Studio (FULL - waiting list operating)
Thursday 2 May DURHAM - Town Hall (nearly full)
Tuesday 7 May NORWICH - The Forum (FULL - waiting list operating)
Wednesday 8 May LONDON - 20 Grosvenor Gardens (FULL - waiting list operating)
Tuesday 14 May GLOUCESTER - Guildhall

Interested? Great! 

Click here to book your FREE place!

* Please note that places are worth approx. £37/ person. So do let us know if you need to cancel asap, thank you!