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REBECCA THOMPSON is Events Coordinator at The Scotsman Publications. She is responsible for developing and implementing The Scotsman's conference and events programme.

Rebecca has gained experience in organising and running events in the hospitality sector before moving to the Scotsman in 2012


DAVID LEE is a consultant for The Scotsman Conferences and is a former Senior Assistant Editor of The Scotsman with wide experience in events organisation and management.

He developed two series of debates for The Scotsman - one to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Union in 2007 and another on key issues (including independence, renewable energy, defence and the future of the islands) in 2008. David hosted a number of these events, and has also chaired debates for a variety of organisations including The Law Society of Scotland and Scotland's Colleges.

David is now a Media & Events Consultant. With Susan Dalgety, David is working to deliver a high-quality and relevant conference programme that helps to inform the public debate in Scotland.


SUSAN DALGETY is a consultant for The Scotsman Conferences and has over twenty-five years experience in communications and public policy.

She has worked for national and regional newspapers as a commentator, chief writer and leader writer. During the 1990s she enjoyed seven years as an Edinburgh councillor, becoming deputy leader of the administration in 1997. She was chief press officer for Scotland’s First Minister from 2003 to 2006 when she took on a new role as Head of International Communications for the Scottish government where she helped develop Scotland’s relationship with Malawi.


Conferences
Copyright and Cultural Heritage 2.0: Protecting creators, sharing content
Copyright and Cultural Heritage 2.0: Protecting creators, sharing contentBook now

This conference in association Scottish Council on Archives, and sponsored by Shepherd and Wedderburn,is the first in Scotland to take an objective and expert look at copyright in the digital age.
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Is Scotland ready for fracking?
Is Scotland ready for fracking?Book now

Much has happened since The Fracking Question in December 2013, with increased activity in England, a report on the potential of fracking in Scotland, significant moves on licences - and several studies on unconventional technologies and public ...
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Life Sciences in Scotland: Realising the Manufacturing Potential
Life Sciences in Scotland: Realising the Manufacturing PotentialBook now

Our 2015 life sciences conferences will take a detailed look at manufacturing and ask if Scotland can rise to the challenge. How can Scotland build on its strengths - a strong supply chain, sustainable manufacturing and good government support -...
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A world-class digital land and property information database for Scotland
A world-class digital land and property information database for ScotlandBook now

This half-day event brings together key players from the public and private sector to discuss the benefits of a fully digitised, one-search land registration system. Speakers will outline the opportunities and challenges to reach this goal throu...
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