VIEW Conference


The professional development event of the year is VIEW’s annual conference. This is the biggest get together of the vision impairment workforce with a chance for you to listen to inspiring speakers who are in the know, attend workshops to develop your skills and interest in particular areas of support and to network with colleagues from across the sector. VIEW Conference 2018 will be on 15-16 March 2018.

The conference will take place at the Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan, 225 Hagley Rd, Birmingham B16 9RY

Draft 2018 Conference Programme

Please note that this draft programme is still subject to minor changes as we approach VIEW 2018.

Booking details

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  • Whole conference (residential) £320 (VIEW members £250)
  • Thursday 15th March (daytime only) £140 (VIEW members £115)
  • Friday 16th March (daytime only) £140 (VIEW members £115)

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We have several major speakers lined up for this now, including the following:

Amar Latif is a blind entrepreneur, world traveller and television personality. He founded Traveleyes, the world’s first international air tour operator specialising in holidays for both blind and sighted travellers.

Brian Lamb OBE is a public policy, campaigns and strategy consultant specialising in health, education and disability issues. He recently wrote a report for NatSIP on the Future of the Sensory Impairment Sector.

Professor Jugnoo Rahi, Institute of Child Health, UCL specializes in paediatric eye disease and visual function and childhood visual impairment.

Feedback from our delegates

90% of delegates providing feedback said they learnt something at the conference that they would immediately put to use in their work

“Once again, a brilliant conference. It is very difficult to find training in vi but the conference presents a diverse range and enable participants to access speakers who provide lots of useful info”

“As a VIEW member the conference is amazing value for money – to hear experts in the field and have the chance to catch up with colleagues from around the country”

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