Where and when is the conference being held?

University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY, on the weekend of 22 – 24 October 2010.

Who is  the conference for?

CleanConferenceWebLogoAnyone who’s interested in ‘Clean’ – Clean Language, Symbolic Modelling, Clean Space, Emergent Knowledge. These all have their roots in the therapeutic work of the late David Grove, but now have branches in a much wider range of contexts including the business world.

We expect people from all over the world to attend. Some participants will be experiencing Clean for the first time, others will have been studying the subject for years.

I know nothing about Clean. Will I enjoy the conference?

If you care about people and what makes them tick, you will find the conference interesting. Some sessions will be more suitable for beginners than others, and this will be indicated in the conference programme.

To get the best possible value from the event, dive in enthusiastically and ask lots of questions! Come prepared to join in with presenter-led activities – few of the sessions will focus on ‘chalk and talk’ – and discover new things about yourself and others.

A typical activity would involve working in a small group, taking turns to ask and be asked Clean Language questions in a specific way or to explore a specific topic. Not all will involve staying seated!

The conference is a great learning environment, but is not a training. Do not expect to be ‘spoon fed’ information.

Useful preparatory reading would include Wendy Sullivan and Judy Rees’s book Clean Language: Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds

What should I wear and bring?

Whatever you feel comfortable in – and especially, comfortable shoes. Layers of clothing are a good idea as room temperatures may vary.

You will probably find a notebook and pen useful.

There will be very limited storage space for suitcases, so please avoid bringing these if possible.

What’s included in the price?

The conference fee includes two full days of activities (approx 9.30am to 5.30pm), including a buffet lunch on both days and tea and coffee at breaks.  Please bring your own drinking water.

What happens in the evening?

There are no official evening events but groups of participants are likely to organise informal meals together on the Saturday evening.

Where can I find hotel and public transport information?

Google ‘hotel’, ‘bed and breakfast’ or ‘hostel’ with the postcode WC1E 7HY. Please note that the Youth Hostel nearby is likely to get booked up well in advance.

For public transport routes, use www.tfl.gov.uk

For more information about the venue itself, see www.ulu.co.uk

A map of the area can be seen here. The venue is on the corner of Malet Street and Torrington Place.

How do I book my place?

Go here for details.

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