Looking forward to the ART Conference

ART’s exciting agenda this year includes a great line up of speakers. In a break from tradition the key-note speaker is not a ringer but is the youngest person to climb Everest. Her talk – Mountains of the mind – speaks about the lessons she learned on this extraordinary journey as a very ordinary person: the marginal gains, the leaps of faith, the not giving up when failure seemed inevitable. All lessons in leadership that we recognise in our own ringing world. Bontia is joined by our other key-note speakers: Richard Grimmett, Alison Hodge and Tony Crabtree, and Mark Plater a Senior Lecturer at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, who will talk about the science and practice of motivation.

A range of seminars will showcase innovative ideas and good practice from amongst the bell ringing community. Thanks to your feedback from the 2019 conference these include teaching on a simulator, teaching striking and starting a band from scratch. We have also introduced a lunchtime Teaching Forum hosted by Pip Penney which will give you the chance to talk through any teaching issues you may have.

The second day of the conference weekend concentrates on recruitment and retention and is hosted by the Central Council. You are invited to participate in a workshop specially designed for the day in which you will build a development plan for your tower, area or youth group. You will be introduced to the latest research findings and a wide range of ideas about what has worked for others. The day will consist of presentations with lots of opportunities to share ideas and good practice.

The ART Conference is open to all ringers. Booking opens early January but put the date in your diary now – 14 and 15 March 2020 at Hilton Village, Derbyshire.

Speakers and presentations

Bonita Norris - Mountains of the mind

Richard Grimmett - Taking striking seriously

Jane Pridmore - Activating Dorset

Colin Newman - Teaching youngsters to strike

Nikki Thomas & Ruth Suggett - The Learning the Ropes Festival of Ringing

Mark Plater - Maintaining motivation

Chris de Cordova & Steve Farmer - Teaching with simulators

Ginette Pardoe - Starting a band from scratch

Alison Everett, Deb Baker & Emily Ashton - The social media tool kit

Alison Hodge & Tony Crabtree - What would TripAdvisor say about your tower?

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