DDN Conference 2022 Information

Thank you for booking the DDN National Conference on 23 June in Birmingham. We can’t wait to see you!

Please see below for information for delegates and exhibitors 


The venue

The New Bingley Hall, Hockley Circus, B18 5PP –  is a large space approximately 10 minutes in a taxi from Birmingham stations and has ample free parking. We have held events there in the past and it is a large flexible space that allows plenty of room for both presentations and the exhibition area. The venue is all on the ground floor with disabled access.

From 7pm on the night of the 22 June some of the speakers, delegates, exhibitors, and the DDN team are meeting for an informal catch up and ‘harm reduction cafe’ in the Shakespeare Inn, B3 1JJ If you are in town the night before the conference we hope you will join us.

The DDN Team are staying in the IBIS Styles on Lionel Street. Unfortunately we have been unable to secure a reduced rate or block booking. Please book your hotel independently on booking.com or similar sites. 

Travel Updates

The venue is on the outskirts of Birmingham with ample free parking and well connected to the main road network meaning most delegates travel by road. If the proposed rail disruption means you are looking to make alternative arrangements please check out the DDN social channels and the hashtag #ddnconf to arrange carsharing.

Delegate Names

If you have booked as part of the CLERO or made an individual credit card booking we already have your details. If you have made a booking directly with DDN as part of an exhibition package or group booking please use this form to add the names of people attending. 

Conference Timings

Delegate registration will be from 9am and the main conference sessions will run from 10-3pm with additional breakout meetings and sessions running until 5pm. There will be tea coffee and refreshments on arrival with further refreshments throughout the day including a full cooked lunch!

The programme

We are running presentations from the main stage throughout the day (with breaks for lunch and refreshments). We are committed to focussing on projects that are led by people with lived experience and support people to engage with wider services. A full programme will be available shortly.

Exhibitor information

Exhibitors will have access to set up stands from 8am on the morning of the conference. There will be limited availability to drop stands and materials off at the venue between 2-4pm the afternoon before (22 June) but you will not be able to set your stand up until the morning of the event. If you would like access to drop stuff off on 22 June please email ian@cjwellings.com to be added to the list.

Exhibition stands can be dismantled after the lunch break (approximately 3pm) although you are welcome to leave your stand up until the end of the day.

Exhibition Stand details

You have an exhibition stand which will be a tabletop and chairs. If you need power for your stand, require more space or have specific requirements please email ian@cjwellings.com to request them. 

As those of you who have attended before will know this is a vibrant area at the heart of the event and interactive stands and giveaways are incredibly popular. 

Delegate bag inserts and information for couriers

If you are sending inserts for delegate bags or would like to courier stands etc in advance this is being coordinated by our partners at Changes UK. The deadline for bag inserts is Friday 17 June at 5pm (please send 500) and deliveries for stands must be received by 5pm Tuesday 21 June at the latest. If you are couriering materials in advance please email ian@cjwellings.com to be added to the list. 

Please mark all deliveries clearly as DDN Conference 2022 and send them to:

Attention Stacey Smith, Changes UK, Recovery Central, 9 Allcock St, Birmingham B9 4DY. Contact number for couriers is 0121 796 1000.

If you are arranging couriers to pick up stands etc after the event please let ian@cjwellings.com know in advance. Stands must be picked up from the venue on the day of the conference unless you make prior arrangement.

Delegate names

If you have not already done so please add names of people attending as part of your group using THIS FORM

I hope this helps you prepare for what should be a fantastic, interactive, energetic and inspiring event.

If you have any questions or would just like to discuss the event or DDN magazine please don’t hesitate to contact ian@cjwellings.com 07711 950 300


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