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Young Planners' Conference 2019

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1-2 November, Newcastle and Gateshead

This year’s Young Planners’ Conference is hosted by the North East Young Planners, in Newcastle and Gateshead. We will kick off with a welcome drinks reception on Thursday 31 October, followed by the conference on Friday 1 – Saturday 2 November.

The theme is 'A Sense of Place: Planning and Identity'

The conference programme will offer something for everyone no matter where you're based or in what sector. A wide range of study tours are being organised so that delegates can experience first-hand the very best examples of planning in the North East. There is also the opportunity to attend a number of workshops where you can engage with your peers, broaden your understanding of the topic, develop your skills and apply them to your everyday work.


View the latest programme here.


As well as the full programme of sessions, workshops and study tours the Young Planners’ Conference also provides a fantastic networking opportunity through our welcome drinks reception and our infamous gala dinner! This event sells out each year so we recommend booking your tickets as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

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Ticket prices

Two day conference ticket - individual £150.00 +VAT
Two day conference ticket - group of 5 £142.00 +VAT per person
Two day conference ticket - group of 10 £134.40 +VAT per person
Two day conference ticket - group of 20 £119.50 +VAT per person

Please note, the gala dinner is now sold out. If you would like to be added to a waitlist please email


Event locations


Welcome drinks

Thursday 31 October 2019, 7.00pm - 10.30pm

Riverside Terrace, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, S Shore Rd, Gateshead NE8 3BA


Friday 1 November 2019, 8.30am - 5.00pm

Saturday 2 November 2019, 9.30am - 3.00pm

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, Bottle Bank, Gateshead, NE8 2AR

Gala dinner - SOLD OUT

Friday 1 November 2019, 7.00pm - 12.00am

The Assembly Rooms, Fenkle St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5XU



Many thanks to all this year’s generous sponsors, you can view full details on our sponsors here.

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For details on this year's sponsorship packages, please contact

View a snapshot of last year's conference 





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