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.

Symposium
Somerton Lodge, 4-10 October 2021 

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 (starting  Mar 2021).

 

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.

Conference
Due to various reasons the conference day is cancelled for 2021
Landguard Manor, 8 October 2021 

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.

Landguard Manor
About the Conference Venue

The Get Into Recovery Conference is held every year in one of the main public rooms in beautiful Landguard Manor. Landguard Manor is an 11th century manor house in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight, England. Mentioned in the Domesday Book, over the centuries it was home to numerous notable gentlemen.This venue may be subject to change.

Oozing style and elegance, Landguard Manor is one of the most fabulous conference venues on the Isle of Wight. Just minutes from the coast and set within four and a half acres of manicured lawns and gardens, this beautiful venue can host ceremonies both inside the house and outside. A great setting for our annual conference.

Landguard Manor. Outside Reception
Landguard Manor. Outside Reception

Landguard Manor. Entrance Hall 1
Landguard Manor. Entrance Hall 1

Landguard Manor. Daffodils
Landguard Manor. Daffodils

Landguard Manor. Outside Reception
Landguard Manor. Outside Reception

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The  magnificent reception rooms have open fireplaces with entrances onto the lawned gardens. Refreshments will be served on the day with a light lunch, afternoon tea or coffee with a slice of cake or biscuits. A truly British venue with over a thousand years of history.