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“Save the date”: The Gathering 2023 details unveiled

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Organisers SCVO are looking forward to welcoming the Third Sector to Edinburgh this November.

The largest free voluntary sector event in the UK has announced details of this year’s extravaganza. 

The Gathering, organised by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), is to return to Edinburgh later this year. 

The event will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) in the capital, running on Tuesday, November 7, and Wednesday, November 8, 2023. 

Organisers unveiled the first details of this year’s event on Tuesday, with members given an exclusive chance to ensure they get early registration, learn how to host an event or exhibit, and learn when the programme is announced. 

SCVO members get exclusive first-access to all of our latest Gathering news and announcements.

Last year’s event, which took place at the SEC in Glasgow in June 2022 hosting over 70 workshops, seminars, and training sessions. 

The 2022 iteration was the first in-person event since the Covid-19 pandemic, and welcomed thousands of people from across Scotland, the UK, and beyond. 

Those attending in 2023 or looking to host sessions will look to focus on both practical and influencing events. 

Anyone interested in attending the Gathering 2023 can read more on the SCVO website, or get in touch with the SCVO events team. 

David McNeill, SCVO director of development, said: "We are delighted to be bringing the Gathering back for 2023. The largest event for the voluntary sector will have a new home at the EICC.

"Whatever part you play in our our diverse and vibrant voluntary sector, we look forward to connecting with you and giving you a space to showcase your work, and leave feeling inspired and challenged."