Join us for the DCN’s Annual Conference: 21-22 October 2021

It has been an unprecedented time for leaders across the sector, who have stood up as communities need them most. Whether spearheading our local economic and health recovery, helping everyone participate in growth, plotting the path to net zero, building homes or making places, the leadership of councils will be vital for enriching the recovery for everyone. The DCN national conference comes at a critical time for district councils, as we look towards a decade of change. The conference offers a unique chance for Leaders and Chief Executives to reflect and reconnect, and to relaunch a positive vision for our lead role in rebuilding a bright future for our villages, towns and cities.

Bringing Council Leaders and Chief Executives together for the first time in 18 months, this overnight residential conference held at the Chesford Grange hotel in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, is not to be missed.

Booking is now open – please register online.

Keynote speaker: 

  • The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Key details

Cost: £379 + VAT per delegate, including accommodation at the venue and all meals for the duration of the conference.

Who should attend?

Leaders, Leaders of the Opposition, Portfolio Holders, Chief Executives, Senior Officers, Ministers, Civil Servants and other key local government stakeholders.

Book with confidence

We will go ahead with an in-person conference on 21 – 22 October 2021 only if it is safe to do so and Government COVID-19 guidelines allow.

We are planning with care and should the DCN Executive make the decision to postpone the event to a later date we will automatically transfer bookings to the new date or will refund your booking if you prefer.

For further information, please refer to our DCN Booking and Cancellation Policy.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to get in touch at dcn@local.gov.uk, or on 0207 664 3048.

Liz Truss MP addresses delegates at the 2019 conference

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