About this conference
Registration closed at 18.00 on Friday 21 November 2014
INVOLVE's national conferences bring together people with a common interest in public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. This includes members of the public, service users, researchers, research commissioners and representatives of voluntary sector organisations.

The ninth biennial conference theme is Changing Landscapes. This could include:

  • changes to organisations with a remit for public involvement
  • changing expectations for public involvement
  • innovative ways to involve the public in research

The conference will take place over two days. We will start at 12 noon on Wednesday 26 November and finish at 4pm on Thursday 27 November 2014. There will be time to listen, reflect, debate and network. Some rooms will also be available free of charge on Wednesday morning for groups wanting to meet before the conference.

This year we are holding the conference at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), which is a modern and accessible venue in Birmingham with excellent major road, rail, bus and air links. If you travel by car there are a large number of parking spaces, including designated disabled parking bays, at the conference centre.
This is a non-profit making conference. All presenters are expected to book and pay a conference fee. However, INVOLVE does have a small discretionary bursary scheme to support people from local, voluntary and community organisations, self-help groups and individual members of the public presenting or attending the conference.

The fund can cover the cost of the conference fees, care assistance, travel, accommodation and other reasonable expenses.

If you are a member of the public and you are part of a project team, research group or similar, please check other options for funding with your organisations.

Conference administration
All of the conference administration is being carried out by Professional Briefings. If you have any questions about the application form, the conference, or availability of information in alternative formats, please contact Rosemary McMahon at:

Professional Briefings
1 St Mary's Courtyard
Church Street
SG12 9EF

Telephone: 01920 487672
Email: london@profbriefings.co.uk