28 July 2021
BVNA launches inaugural hybrid Congress 2021 with a digital Congress Guide
We are proud to announce that this year’s Congress is going ahead as a hybrid event, welcoming both in person and remote delegates, and for the first time ever has a digital Congress Guide.
Following announcements from the Government on the easing of all lockdown restrictions, we are looking forward to welcoming veterinary nurses in person and online to the largest annual gathering of veterinary nurses in the UK. We are building on the success of our online event This is Us 2020 that attracted over 1,000 attendees, and will be live-streaming three tracks over the three days, which also includes the keynote speakers, some of the fringe events and the pub quiz night. The health and safety of all delegates and attendees has been an integral part of the planning for this Congress, with COVID measures and the venue safety standards being in place.
We have almost sold out of exhibition stands and we have already sold many tickets and anticipate a surge in delegate ticket sales toward the end of August, before the early bird offer runs out. This year’s event sees interactive and facilitated seminars; lectures; and practical workshops. There are energising keep fit and belly dancing sessions, plus speed networking to help break the ice in order to meet lots of new people and friends. VN Times are presenting VN Happy Hour and streaming it live from Congress, and VN Futures are hosting two interactive fringe events. The keynote speakers include Kate Humble, Ellie West and Megan Brashear and Professor Jane Hurst.
Jo Oakden, BVNA President says
‘We are really looking forward to getting back to a face to face event – it is long overdue. We need that opportunity to get together with our peers outside of day to day work and have a little fun whilst learning!
BVNA has always appreciated and understood the ‘family’ feel of its congress, and we learnt a lot hosting an online event last year; understanding the fact that not everyone will be able to attend in person, we wanted to bridge that exclusivity of having to attend in person by creating this fantastic hybrid event.
Our learning streams are packed, and what’s best is you don’t have to choose between one or the other as they are all being recorded, so you can choose what you attend live and what you catch up on later. We’ll hopefully see some of you at the amazing social events on Saturday and Sunday evening, where we will see our awards winners and get a chance to have some fun (and maybe a bit of dancing…)!’
Huw Jones BVNA CEO, says
We are delighted to launch our first hybrid Congress, building on the success of our previous events that brings the Veterinary Nursing community together and now reaching out to remote delegates nationally and internationally. We have a full and exciting programme that can be viewed in our Digital Congress Guide which combines learning, information and networking. The event proves an ideal opportunity to meet other veterinary nurses in a relaxed and friendly environment, and even have some fun.
Jo Oakden, BVNA President and Huw Jones, CEO BVNA