Looking To The Future
Developing TSIs, Strengthening the third sector - building thriving communities

TSI Network National Conference and AGM 2016

The 2016 TSI Network National Conference will take place on Wednesday 26th October and Thursday 27th October 2016 at the Westerwood Hotel near Cumbernauld.

The Third Sector Interface (TSI) Network National Conference is a one of a kind event – it’s the hub of the event calendar for Scotland’s Third Sector Interface Network. TSIs are at the heart of the local third sector in Scotland – their vital support role is key to a vibrant and community focused third sector where local voluntary action flourishes. 

Officers representing all parts and functions of the Network gather - chief executives, directors and trustees, senior staff, volunteering managers and advisors, third sector support officers, social enterprise experts, plus the VAS team and Scottish Government third sector colleagues.

Delegate Booking

The 2016 TSI Network National Conference is now fully booked!

Take a look at the conference programme here

We are delighted to announce some of our keynote headliners:

  • Yvonne Strachan,  Head of Equality, Human Rights and Third Sector Division, Scottish Government, opening up conference conversations with TSIs on the Evaluation of the TSI model.
  • David Robb, Chief Executive of OSCR, sharing his perspectives on the importance and value of TSIs supporting good governance. David will be joined by Ella Simpson, Chief Executive of EVOC and Irene Hogg MBE, Head of Establishment, LASC Childcare Services, for a commentary on this from an organisation receiving support.
  • Martyn Evans, Chief Executive of Carnegie UK Trust, and Jamie Livingston, Head of Oxfam in Scotland, will be joined by Helen Macneil, Chief Executive of GCVS, for a discussion on enabling well being by putting citizens and communities in control.
  • Tam Baillie, Children and Young People’s Commissioner in Scotland, Dr. Jim McCormick, Associate Director Scotland, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Professor Glen Bramley, Heriot Watt University, for a discussion on the role of the local third sector in tackling poverty and inequality, with journalist and broadcaster Pennie Taylor


The focus of this years’ conference is the development of TSIs and how they support a strong third sector and thriving communities. Excellent governance, leadership and addressing inequalities will form key themes throughout. The conference will rally TSI commitment, energy and expertise for the next phase of the Network’s journey.

Please contact elaine.gibb@vascotland.org for information about the conference programme; or if your TSI has any ideas or suggestions for this year’s conference.


Not from a TSI? Networking and Market Place

Our networking and market place package will enable you to connect with the TSIs and raise the profile of your organisaition.
Take a look at our networking and market place package here


Looking forward to welcoming this years sponsors

This year’s sponsors look forward to catching up with our delegates!

OSCR on working together with TSIs to support the sector plus a range of information and news from them to keep you up-to-date.

Big Lottery Fund are keen to speak with TSIs and share more on what they are doing, current priorities and the burning issues.

See Me for a conversation on health and social care at the heart of equality and human rights.

NHS Health Scotland will share their emerging strategic priorities (2017-22); exploring the contribution of the third sector to a Fairer Healthier Scotland and role of TSIs in their new strategy.

Carnegie UK Trust will be considering with delegate the role of TSIs within the ‘Enabling State’ and how TSIs of the future can help to build thriving communities and well being for all.

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