Inspiration Space – for ideas worth sharing


The Inspiration Space gives individuals or associations the chance to share a project, success story, or example of best practice to others in short 45 minute sessions.


Run over two days of The Academy, during breaks in the main Programme, the Inspiration Space gives you a chance to share your ideas with other participants in a mini session. You can facilitate on a topic of your choice but the overall aim is to share great ideas so do try and give others useful knowledge to take away!


To request a slot in an Inspiration Space session please fill in the form at the bottom of this page. Sessions will be allocated based on the information supplied so make sure you give as much detail as you can. There are only a limited number of session slots available and, as we think this will be a popular option, we encourage you to apply early – the closing date for requests is 15th October. The dates on which Inspiration Space sessions will run have not yet been finalised but will be publicised on this page when confirmed.


When thinking about you session, please consider:

  • What is the name of your session and who is going to facilitate it?
  • The fact that you must bring all of the resources you need with you
  • What, if any equipment, you may need The Academy Support Team to supply (we cannot guarantee requests but will do our best and will work with you on this should your session idea be chosen).
  • The overall aim and objectives of your session. These, along with a short description, will be useful to include in your request form.


If your session request isn’t successful there are other ways you can get your message out to others at The Academy. You could:

  • Have a display in the Marketplace
  • Submit a pre-recorded presentation for the Speakers’ Corner
  • Request a slot in The Morning Meeting. This will give you the chance to present to every participant but places are extremely limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. There is a strict ten minute limit on the length of presentations given here.


You may also find it useful to look at the following pages to help you get the most out of your Academy experience:


Speakers’ Corner

Peer Groups

The Morning Meeting