COSLA Conference and Exhibition 2023

The COSLA Annual Conference and Exhibition are back in person for 2023. This year discussions will focus on the question: "Is Scotland Living Well Locally?".

Local Government in Scotland plays a vital role, delivering essential services like education, social care, and transport, supporting the most vulnerable in our communities, growing local economies, helping us all to ‘Live Well Locally’.

As the sphere of Government closest to communities, Local Government listens to the needs of our communities and is there to support individuals, families and businesses during times of need - during the Covid pandemic, this role quite literally saved lives and livelihoods. But we all know that there is more to do – to tackle child poverty, to support a just transition to net zero, and to ensure public services are sustainable into the future.

To examine the question ”Is Scotland Living Well Locally?” this year’s conference will focus on:

  • How we work with our partners across Scotland and the UK.
  • Our relationship with Governments and Parliaments.
  • Learning from others, how Local Government can improve the way it connects with individuals, communities and businesses.
  • How Local Government and partners can build on experiences during COVID to put person - centred services at the heart of public service reform.
  • How Local Government Leaders can lead effectively during times of significant change and constrained resources.
  • Learning from our European and International Local Government partners.
  • Examining what the data is telling us, and how it can be used to inform the future of public services.

The Annual Conference in 2023 will run from Thursday, 28th through to Friday, 29th of September, with the Excellence Awards Ceremony and Dinner taking place on Thursday, 28 September 2023. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of this essential debate - book your place now.

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Download the Conference Programme here