We are excited to announce the first Compass Northern Devon Spring Conference.

Location: Assembly Rooms, South Molton

Date: Saturday 27th April

Time: 9.30am-5pm

We have titled the event  “Have Your Say: The Democracy Repair Shop” to emphasize the need for inclusive and positive action to repair our ailing democracy. We aim to bring together all who fervently want to see democracy at all levels serving our country better. Our key principle is that a properly functioning democracy is the essential foundation for building a better society.

We have two nationally recognised and locally connected keynote speakers:

Alice Thomson (renowned journalist)
Nick Harvey (North Devon’s former MP)

The heart of the day will be using the Open Space process to distil and clarify the group wisdom of all those participating. Between all of us we will choose the main themes (e.g. electoral reform, written constitution, new economic models, the future of food, etc.) and everyone can then help shape our collective vision of the future and contribute to practical strategies for taking this vision forward.

See the links below to find out more information about the Open Space technique.

We are inviting all local organisations whose values align with Compass ND to join us, both to participate, but also to showcase the work they themselves are doing; we will have a dedicated exhibition space within the iconic Georgian South Molton Assembly Rooms.

Attendees will be encouraged to visit the exhibition space during coffee breaks before, during and after the Open Space activities, and obviously there will be an opportunity to chat with a wide range of people throughout the day.

We hope that you are interested and would like to offer you the opportunity to exhibit; absolutely no payment is necessary although of course a contribution to Compass ND coffers at the end of the day will not be turned down if it has been a productive exercise! Please feel free to pass this on to others who have a similar outlook.

There will be complimentary continental breakfast for all attendees and there will be a caterer providing lunch on a “paid-for” basis

Please register for personal tickets at HERE>  

We really hope that you will be able to join us; please let us know as soon as possible so that we can give you further practical information about the day.

Follow these links to find out about Open Space:




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