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NCVO annual conference to be replaced with new ‘super conference’ following Volunteering England merger

A new charity ‘super conference’ will replace its annual conference this summer, NCVO announced today.

The event, Evolve 2013, will be the largest conference of its kind, attracting over 1,000 delegates – twice the size of NCVO’s previous annual conference.

Navca, the Institute of Fundraising, Charity Finance Group, and Acevo Solutions will host workshops exploring key trends and issues in the sector. Another workshop stream will focus on developments in volunteering. Conference highlights will include Sir Stuart Etherington’s agenda-setting ‘State of the Sector’ speech and other high-profile keynote speakers.

Outside the conference, NCVO is inviting organisations to host their own events as part of the Evolve Fringe.

Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of NCVO, said:

"This conference will bring delegates up to speed with the most important developments and issues affecting the sector, from fundraising and commissioning to policy and campaigning.

"The theme of Evolve 2013 will be collaboration – reminding us that our sector is at its strongest when we work together. I’m particularly excited about the Fringe, which will give organisations of all sizes the opportunity to host their wn events as part of the day."

The new event will take place on 17 June at The Brewery in East London.

The Evolve Summit will be a mixture of keynote speeches and workshops and ends with a drinks reception. It will attract over 500 chief executives, trustees, directors, senior managers and volunteer managers from small, medium and large voluntary organisations.

The Evolve Fringe will attract a broader range of over 500 voluntary sector middle managers, officers and others interested in working for, or with, the voluntary sector.

To find out more visit the Evolve 2013 website.

For more information contact Aidan Warner in the NCVO press office: 020 7520 2413 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NCVO champions and strengthens the voluntary sector, with over 9,000 members, from the largest charities to the smallest community organisations. Alongside our sister councils in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, we make sure the voluntary sector can do what it does best.

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