2019 ART Conference: Making a difference

ART’s exciting agenda this year includes a great line up of speakers, with keynotes by Mark Regan, Simon Linford & Claire McArdle, Matt Bulbeck a professional outdoor sports coach and bell ringing teacher, and Ian & Louise Wilson, who have extensive private sector management experience as well as being academics and bell ringers.

Reflecting the rapid proliferation of questions and concerns around recent events, additions to the ART line-up include presentations about safeguarding, insurance and risk assessments, which had to be cancelled last year because of the snow!Opportunities to talk through any local issues with the experts will be available throughout the day.

Then there are a range of seminars showcasing innovative ideas from amongst the bell ringing community.

The second day of the conference weekend concentrates on youth and is hosted by the Central Council.You are invited to contribute to a Vision for the Future of Youth Ringing. The day will consist of: presentations by youth leaders within ringing and from other organisations, lots of opportunities to share ideas and good practice; and practical sessions for young people.To encourage youth participation, all youth in Full Time Education will be entitled to a reduced entry ticket, meaning they just have to pay for their lunch.

The ART Conference is open to all ringers. Booking opens early January, but put the date in your diary now – 2 and 3 March 2019 at Worcestershire Country Cricket Club.

Mark Regan
Ringing in Worcester – the Future

Matt Bulbeck
Why I refuse to be called an Instructor: the differences between instructing, teaching and coaching

Marcus Booth
Insurance & Bell Ringing: what you need to know

Simon Rudd
The Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre

Ian & Louise Wilson
Leadership – managing and motivating the team

Jennie Higson & Giles Willson
Marketing or teaching? Behind the scenes of adult education

Roger Booth, Matt Lawrence & Don McLean
Regional networks - revitalising ringing

Veronica Downing
Differences in learners and flexible teaching approaches

Simon Linford & Claire McArdle
Learning the Ropes Plus and Pickled Eggs

Andrea Watkins
Volunteers, safeguarding and the CofE

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