Annual Symposium & Conference
The progression of all our collective work in the field of addiction and recovery requires collaboration with colleagues from all around the World. One way in which we help to achieve this is with the Somerton Lodge Symposium and Conference.
We hold this annual event on the Isle of Wight, England, in early October each year. This is a two-part process that comprises a working week at Somerton Lodge with a one-day conference held at Landgauard Manor, Shanklin.
We are still planning to go ahead with the event for October 2021, but this is under continual review pending a significant improvement in the Covid 19 situation.
Somerton Lodge, 2022.
The Symposium is designed to establish a relaxed collaborative working environment for local, national and international attendees, with the following features:
The extended period allows flexibility for national and international travellers. Attendees can book to best suit their working goals, the need to attend other UK events and for some rest days too.
An outline timetable will be set for informal meetings throughout the week, with volunteers leading on their particular specialist subject. A relaxed atmosphere to network, exchange ideas and plan collaborations is proposed.
People/working groups can prepare and coordinate their work at the symposium for formal presentation and discussion at the Conference.
Get Into Recovery staff will help coordinate and facilitate the work of all attendees, both individually and as groups. As the overall planning gains shape and detail, we will publish regular progress updates.
Guests are invited to stay with us at Somerton Lodge. An indicative cost for a standard double room (B&B) for 5 nights is £460. A simple menu of lunch snacks and evening meals will be available (at extra cost). Our online booking system is blocked for this period to keep accommodation available for Symposium attendees – so please call or email us direct with you booking requirements.
Plans have started for our 2022 conference.
The Conference will be a formal one-day event for local, national and international attendees, with the following features:
The aim of the Conference is to deliver current and thought-provoking material about developments in addiction and recovery thinking, strategies and policy.
Speakers will be from a range of experts from national and international organisations.
Get Into Recovery staff will compile an outline timetable and list of speakers. As the overall planning gains shape and detail, we will publish regular progress updates (starting Mar 2021).
INTERESTED IN ATTENDING OR SPEAKING?
If you are not already registered to attend or speak at the Conference and/or Symposium then please get in touch with us. We are always seeking to expand our network of contributors and would love to welcome anyone who is 'pushing the envelope' in this field.