Our response to COVID-19

What is the 'new normal' for events post COVID-19? We'll share the the results from our confidence survey and detail how we plan to create the best delegate experience for all of our events.

The Covid-19 pandemic has touched us all on a personal and professional level. It's also changed the way events will be managed and attended for the foreseeable future. 

Since March, all Holyrood Events have been postponed.  We're now thinking about what the 'new normal' is for events - with a focus on creating engaging and interactive virtual and hybrid experiences and preparing for when we next see each other in person.   

These new virtual and hybrid formats will now form part of our permanent events offering but safety permitting, we believe that there will always be a role for in-person events that convene people to discuss topical issues. 

Our plan is to restart our smaller in-person policy events in October (assuming we have reached Phase 3 of the Scottish Government's route map by then) and our larger conferences in January 2021.  We're thinking hard about the ‘new normal’ for in-person events, including changes to logistics, format and on-the-day experience. 

Before we do anything, we want to understand what you’re thinking about virtual events and returning to in-person events.  That's why we've launched a monthly pulse survey.

You can take part in the survey here: https://bit.ly/HolyroodSurvey

Your questions answered 

We'll share the responses to the survey and measures we plan to introduce for in-person events on a monthly basis.   The next update is 24 July 2020.