Call for session proposals

We are now inviting working session proposals for the AUA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022 on 11 and 12 April at The University of Manchester. 

The title for next year’s conference is: 

What now? Shaping our future 

The impact of the pandemic was immediate. It was felt by everyone and affected everything. It restricted our personal lives, demanded a new professional focus and changed the way we conducted our working day – everything we knew shifted overnight. 

As we emerge from this global event, there is lots to reflect on. The 2022 Conference theme, What now? Shaping our future, provides a framework for this reflection and planning for the future. We’d like to capture both our personal and professional experiences of the last 16 months and share this learning so that we can look ahead and consider how we could and should shape the future of professional services. 

We are looking for a range of topics to showcase your knowledge, learning and experience, and share examples of effective professional practice with colleagues from across the sector.   

This year, we will have work streams running through the programme, and are looking for sessions which will fit into the following areas: 

  • Shaping our working practices 
  • Shaping our professional development 
  • Shaping our wellbeing 
  • Sharing our work cultures  
  • Shaping our leadership 

The AUA CPD Framework is at the centre of all our professional development activities. Please describe how your session supports up to three of our nine professional behaviours. Read more about the AUA CPD Framework


Submitting a session proposal 

Please read our brief guidance notes for submitting your session proposal, which provides further detail and practicalities. Once you are ready, you can submit your proposal here.

AUA reserves the right to edit information supplied in the proposal form. We may contact you to provide additional information. Speakers are subject to the standard event terms and conditions.  


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