Coffee shop conferences are great ways of bringing a convention out into the community.
They provide a relaxed, informal platform for discussions and presentations. Check out some examples of coffee shop conferences which have taken place across the city in
UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative Conference
Unicef UK’s Baby Friendly Initiative conferences bring health professions together to network and hear presentations on a wide range of issues associated with supporting successful breastfeeding. It’s Europe’s largest conference on infant feeding and brings professionals and others involved in the care of mothers and babies together. Glasgow Convention Bureau initiated and facilitated a coffee shop conference whereby keynote speakers hosted an informal Q&A with parents in a local café. This was promoted via local groups and GP surgeries to reach parents across the city.