AVS Annual Conference 2021

On this page you will find all of the recorded plenaries and workshop from the Academic Venue Solution’s annual 2021 conference accompanied by PDF versions of the speakers presentations.

Use the tabs below to select the session you would like to view. You can start and stop the video by clicking or tapping on it. Please use the links just above the videos to download and view the PDF presentations.

Click here to view the Conference Programme.

Introduction to day 1: Welcomed by Clare Forster, Chair of Academic Venue Solutions with the first plenary ‘The Keele Difference’ delivered by Emma Woodcock of Keele University.

Workshop 1: ‘All you need to know about summer schools and what’s next’ chaired by Harry Warner, Head of Conference Sales & Marketing, King’s College London.


Tregarran Percival, Sales and Marketing Director, UKLC.

Helen Earwaker, Sales and Marketing Manager, Royal Holloway University of London.

Jimmy Hordon, Director, Target English International.

Workshop 2: ‘Don’t leave money on the table’ facilitated by Graham Bintcliffe, Head of Sales, Venue Directory.

Plenary 2: ‘Sustainability at Keele’ delivered by Professor Zoe Robinson.

Plenary 3: ‘Why rowing across the Pacific Ocean taught me to believe in myself’ delivered by Purusha Gordon, Ocean Sheroes.

Plenary 4: ‘Mindset is Everything!’ delivered by Luke Warren, Kinetic

Workshop 3: ‘The Green Tidal Wave’ delivered by Andrew Perolls, CEO, Greengage Solutions.

Workshop 4: ‘Utilising your Sports facilities to raise your profile and generate extra income’ delivered by Sally Badham, Head of Commercial and Account Management, University of Birmingham and Gail Tomlinson-Short, Head of Business Development, Warwick Conferences.

Plenary 5: ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ delivered by Dr Andy Cope, Wellbeing expert, author and ‘recovering academic’.

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