|Our first summit is being held at the Friends Conference Hall in Euston Road, London and we hope that you will be able to join us. You can now see the website on
To keep our costs down we have used the Eventbrite ticketing service to handle all the registrations (which means that there will be small charge added to each booking). Please let us know if you have any problems. Please also let us know if you need a vegetarian lunch.
We already have some wonderful speakers lined up that include:
Tim Gill– Leading thinker, author and founder of Rethinking Childhood
Reg Bailey – Chief Executive of The Mothers’ Union – led the 2011 government sponsored independent review on the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood
Baroness Susan Greenfield – Neuroscientist, writer and broadcaster (as Susan will be in Australia at the time of the summit she is recording a 30 minute film about her own concerns for us to show)
Catherine Prisk– Director of Play England
Mark Williamson – Director of Action for Happiness
Sue Palmer – Literary expert, author of Toxic Childhood and 21st Century Boys
Sally Goddard-Blythe – Director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology, author of "The Genius of Natural Childhood’ and ‘What Babies and Children Really need’
Dr Richard House – Psychotherapist, Co-founder of the OpenEYE Campaign and Early Childhood Action (ECA) – editor of "Too Much, Too soon’
Susan Stranks – Television producer and presenter, Coordinator – National Campaign for Children’s Radio and the Sound Start Group
Wendy Scott – freelance early years consultant, engaged overseas with UNICEF and the British Council, as well as UK local authorities. Ex chair and chief executive of the British Association for Early Childhood Education, currently honorary president of TACTYC.
Jan White – nationally recognised independent early childhood consultant working specialising in outdoor provision. Author of ‘Playing and Learning Outdoors: making provision for high quality experiences in the outdoor Environment’ and editor of ‘Outdoor Provision in the Early Years’.
David Bond – director, producer and writer of documentary, commercial and short film projects for, amongst others, Channel 4 and the BBC. Co-runs the production company Green Lions and is currently developing Project Wild Thing
There will also be short talks from people running new or inspirational projects in the UK.
Pricing – please see the website.
Ticket prices include refreshments and a picnic lunch.
Friends Conference Hall, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
for full details
We are currently working on the programme for the two days and will send out further updates once this has been decided.