What will be happening at the First National Conference for Men and Boys?

Conference Agenda for Tuesday 1st N0vember 2011:

9am -10am: Registration

9am-5pm: The Sector Marketplace: where you can find out about a whole range of different organisations, projects and initiatives working with men and boys across the UK

9am-5pm: Campaign Corner:  Where you can find out about some of the different issues that people across the country are campaigning for on behalf of men and boys

THE MAIN HALL: Big Debates On The Key National Issues For Men and Boys 

10.oo -10.15: Building A National Network for Men & Boys – opening address from Glen Poole, Strategic Director of The Men’s Network

10.15– 11.10: If Fatherlessness Caused The Riots – What Now? Policy debate hosted by The Fatherhood Institute

11.10 – 11.30: Refreshment Break

11.30 – 12.15: Health Debate: How Do We Help Men Live Longer, Happier, Healthier Lives?

12.15-13.00: Morning Discussion: Do Male Role Models Make A Difference?

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-14.45: Education Debate: Are Schools Failing Boys?

14.45-15.30: Afternoon Discussion: Do We Need A Campaign To Stop Violence Against Men and Boys?

15.30-1550: Refreshment Break

15.50-16.45: The Big Debate: Is It Time We Had  A Ministry For Men?

16.45-17.00: Closing Address from Glen Poole, Strategic Director of The Men’s Network

THE SHOWCASE: Highlighting Examples of Good Practice From Around the UK

10.15: Boys Don’t Cry – Leeds Met University

10.45-11.10: Men Get Eating Disorders Too

11.10 – 11.30: Refreshment Break

11.30-12.00: The Bigger Picture Project: working with young men with non resident fathers

12.00-12.30: Reaching Young Men Through Social Media Working with Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Men

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-14.30: Tackling Young Male Suicide

14.30 – 15.00: How To Build A Local Men’s Movement – The Men’s Network

15.00-15.30: It’s A Goal – using the football metaphor to improve men’s mental health

THE CIRCLE: Smaller Group Discussions With Sector Experts 

10.15 – 11.10: Domestic Violence: How can we help men and boys experiencing domestic violence (and how can we prevent it in the first place)?

11.10 – 11.30: Refreshment Break

11.30-12.15: Men In Childcare: How do we get more men into childcare (and why should we bother)?

12.15-13.00: Rape and Sexual Abuse: How can we help men and boys who have been raped and sexually abused (and how can we prevent it happening)?

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-14.45: Men Of Faith: How can faith groups make a difference for men and boys?

14.45 – 15.30: Male Mentoring: do boys need rites of passage?

MEET THE EXPERTS: Get face-to-face with the experts and get your questions answered in the Expert’s Lounge Area

10.15 – 11.10: Meet Male Cancer Experts

11.10 – 11.30: Refreshment Break

11.30-12.15: Meet Experts Working With Black & Minority Ethnic Men and Boys

12.15-13.00: Meet Experts On Delivering Local Solutions For Men and Boys

13.00-14.00: SOAPBOX: Men’s Rights Campaigners Take A Stand

14.00-14.45: Talk About Sex: Meet Experts In Male Sexual Health

14.45 – 15.30: Meet Experts Working With Fathers

THE  NON-STOP WORKSHOP: Your Chance To Tell Us What You Think About The Key Issues 

1015-3.30: Have Your Say And Tell Us What We Should Do To:

  • Improve Male Health
  • Help Every Dad Be The Best Possible Dad
  • Keep Communities Safe by Keeping Men and Boys Safe
  • Giving Every Boy The Best Possible Start In Life



Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at www.helpingmen.co.uk.

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2 comments on “WHAT WILL HAPPEN……….?
  1. Tiemo Talk says:

    Excellent line up of topics for the conference. Tiemo will certainly be looking to be present on the day, especially as a number of the themes dovetail nicely with some of those we’ll be covering at our ‘In Celebration of Men II’ event on 19th November 2011.


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