The BRICK programme includes annual conferences to discuss current trends in the heritage regeneration sector and beyond, with a focus on how to make the sector more sustainable and encouraging people to think outside traditional approaches to project development and funding.

Each year, a BRICK conference will be held to draw together and consolidate the work happening throughout the rest of BRICK. There will be a number of high-profile speakers and a selection of sessions to choose from, with plenty of opportunities for networking and peer learning, including open discussions during breaks.

We’re very excited to be partnering with Historic England and Heritage Lottery Fund for 2015’s Industrial Heritage Conference European Industrial and Technical Heritage (EITH) Year. The central theme is re-use, with a focus on developing new uses for vacant, at-risk industrial buildings by connecting them to creative industries businesses, developers, investors, other commercial opportunities and community-led/not-for-profit organisations.

Booking is now open and confirmed speakers so far include Chief Executives of the three conference partners and Manchester City Council, international speakers from Germany and the Netherlands, senior representatives of DCLG/BIS, Sheffield City Council, Northern Ireland’s DoE, The Guardian, Second Home, Igloo Regeneration, Urban Splash, The Architectural Heritage Fund and several community-led organisations including Ancoats Dispensary and Middleport Pottery.

BRICK Conference 2014 featured presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions. Attendees also got the chance to meet with and exchange ideas with community groups and representatives of public and private sector organisations working in the sector. Speakers included the Heritage Lottery Fund, Google, Royal Bank of Scotland, Social Investment Business, Purcell, Locality, Igloo Regeneration and many more!

To see the presentations and videos from the conference, click here.