This year’s Member Groups Convention will focus on “New Beginnings”. Collectively we will explore a shared purpose and how volunteers can be supported, helping to revitalise our work as branches and specialist groups.

Come prepared to engage and discuss the role that member groups and volunteers play in helping to achieve our Royal Charter.


Michael Grant, BCS President 2019-2020
Alastair Revell, Vice-President, Community
Garfield Southall, Chair, Programme, Practice and Policy Committee



10:00 - Welcome, Garfield Southall
10:15 - Michael Grant, BCS President
10:45 - Alastair Revell, Vice-President, Community
11:00 - Workshops
12:45 - Lunch
14:00 - Feedback and response from sessions
14:30 - Member Insights, Jon Jeffery & Carl Harris
15:00 - Coffee Break
15:30 - Closing remarks and next steps
16:00 - Close and networking


This convention is an opportunity to understand how the Member Groups Community is pivotal to supporting and implementing the aims of the BCS Royal Charter.

The day will begin with talks from leading members in BCS governance, discussing what drives them as a volunteers and the role they see members playing in helping to benefit the profession and wider society. This will be followed by workshops aimed at developing a community volunteer manifesto and identifying the the activities which sit within it.

We want each member group represented; if your member group Chair is unable to attend, please speak to them about attending on your group’s behalf.


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BCS Member Groups - New Beginnings Convention
Date and time
Thursday 13 June, 9:30am - 5:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
1st Floor, The Davidson Building
5 Southampton Street
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