Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Below you will find summary details of our speakers. For full details, simply click the relevant "MORE" link ...and enjoy!

Below you will find summary details of our speakers. For full details, simply click the relevant "MORE" link ...and enjoy!

The BA festival in a day

The BA festival in a day

3RD JUNE 2021,  EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

3RD JUNE 2021,  EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Here's why you want to attend

Here's why you want to attend

Finally, a local conference for BAs, created and hosted by BAs, which you can attend easily!

Read on for full details of this conference with a fresh spin - and how 2021 will be an exciting year for Business Analysts

Finally, a local conference for BAs, created and hosted by BAs, which you can attend easily!

Read on for full details of this conference with a fresh spin - and how 2021 will be an exciting year for Business Analysts

Consultant, coach, trainer, analyst, and developer for over 30 years ...and a published author too, including the BDD books "Discovery" and "Formulation".

Seb is a BDD advocate with SmartBear, helping people integrate all three practices of BDD into their development process and ensuring that appropriate tool support is available.

Seb will be presenting "Using BDD as a Communication Tool Between the Business and Technology" at 10:30AM.

Consultant, coach, trainer, analyst, and developer for over 30 years ...and a published author too, including the BDD books "Discovery" and "Formulation".

Seb is a BDD advocate with SmartBear, helping people integrate all three practices of BDD into their development process and ensuring that appropriate tool support is available.

Seb will be presenting "Using BDD as a Communication Tool Between the Business and Technology" at 10:30AM.

SEB ROSE

+ SMARTBEAR

SEB ROSE

+ SMARTBEAR

TOM MEADE

+ IT LEADER

TOM MEADE

+ IT LEADER

Graduating with a Degree in BIS from UCC in 1999, Tom Meade has gone on to a forge a successful tech career in Scotland. His role as Digital Director (CIO) at the Registers of Scotland has led to accolades including CIO of the Year at the UK IT Awards and the Digital Leader Award, Scotland’s most significant public sector honour. Tom has also recently been named one of the Top 100 CIOs in the UK by Computing Magazine. He is truly an IT Leader.

At 9:30AM, Tom Meade will be the giving the first of our  keynote presentations, "Small Steps come Giant Leaps", in which he will explore incremental continuous improvement and how hot beds of evolution provide the basis for our revolutions. MORE...

Graduating with a Degree in BIS from UCC in 1999, Tom Meade has gone on to a forge a successful tech career in Scotland. His role as Digital Director (CIO) at the Registers of Scotland has led to accolades including CIO of the Year at the UK IT Awards and the Digital Leader Award, Scotland’s most significant public sector honour. Tom has also recently been named one of the Top 100 CIOs in the UK by Computing Magazine. He is truly an IT Leader.

At 9:30AM, Tom Meade will be the giving the first of our  keynote presentations, "Small Steps come Giant Leaps", in which he will explore incremental continuous improvement and how hot beds of evolution provide the basis for our revolutions. MORE...

MICHAEL CHRISTON

+ THE UNCONVENTIONAL BUSINESS TRAINER

MICHAEL CHRISTON

+ THE UNCONVENTIONAL BUSINESS TRAINER

Michael has gained a reputation for entertaining and insightful presentations having trained thousands of business people over 20 years with his unique and often head spinning perspectives on business and life. His past clients include financial institutions such as Royal Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale Bank, multinationals such as Bredero Shaw and Arrow International, and even several offices of government.

Michael Christon will be the giving the second keynote of the day, "The Twin Sisters of Doom", at 1:30PM. Expect to be challenged in an entertaining way as Michael delves into the subtle nuances of language ...and discover the fatal flaw in a classic BA technique. MORE...

Michael has gained a reputation for entertaining and insightful presentations having trained thousands of business people over 20 years with his unique and often head spinning perspectives on business and life. His past clients include financial institutions such as Royal Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale Bank, multinationals such as Bredero Shaw and Arrow International, and even several offices of government.

Michael Christon will be the giving the second keynote of the day, "The Twin Sisters of Doom", at 1:30PM. Expect to be challenged in an entertaining way as Michael delves into the subtle nuances of language ...and discover the fatal flaw in a classic BA technique. MORE...

Christina has built BA teams ranging in size from 5 to 120 Business Analysts and champions entry level BA roles including apprenticeships. 

She is an examiner for the BA International Diploma and a director of the BA Manager Forum. She has also co-authored the 2019 BCS book, Delivering Business Analysis.

Christina will be hosting the 'Analysis in Action' workshop, "Retrospect Yourself!" at 10:30AM.

Christina has built BA teams ranging in size from 5 to 120 Business Analysts and champions entry level BA roles including apprenticeships. 

She is an examiner for the BA International Diploma and a director of the BA Manager Forum. She has also co-authored the 2019 BCS book, Delivering Business Analysis.

Christina will be hosting the 'Analysis in Action' workshop, "Retrospect Yourself!" at 10:30AM.

CHRISTINA LOVELOCK

+ BA LEADER

CHRISTINA LOVELOCK

+ BA LEADER

Denise is a director and founder of Vanguard Scotland, having worked extensively across the private and public sector for the last 20 years, within numerous and varied projects.

She is also an assessor for the Chartered Management Institute and writes the CMI training programs for Vanguard.

Denise will be presenting "Thinking, Method, Performance: How to change mindsets to achieve transformational service performance", at 11:35AM.

Denise is a director and founder of Vanguard Scotland, having worked extensively across the private and public sector for the last 20 years, within numerous and varied projects.

She is also an assessor for the Chartered Management Institute and writes the CMI training programs for Vanguard.

Denise will be presenting "Thinking, Method, Performance: How to change mindsets to achieve transformational service performance", at 11:35AM.

DENISE TOSCANI

+ VANGUARD SCOTLAND

DENISE TOSCANI

+ VANGUARD SCOTLAND

Aimee has worked on multiple complex service design and product development projects across varied industries including; financial services, utilities, local government and education. 

Describing herself as a user-centric BA, Aimee combines traditional BA activities with UX approaches to get the best results for both business and user.

Aimee will be co-hosting the 'Analysis in Action' workshop, "Innovation for Geeks" with Joanne Richardson at 11:35AM.

Aimee has worked on multiple complex service design and product development projects across varied industries including; financial services, utilities, local government and education. 

Describing herself as a user-centric BA, Aimee combines traditional BA activities with UX approaches to get the best results for both business and user.

Aimee will be co-hosting the 'Analysis in Action' workshop, "Innovation for Geeks" with Joanne Richardson at 11:35AM.

AIMEE NORTON

+ ORANGE BUS

AIMEE NORTON

+ ORANGE BUS

With over a decade of industry experience, Joanne has supported many organisations including the BBC & NHS to better understand their customers, and to design digital services and products that meet their needs, whilst maintaining usability and engagement. She is passionate about following a research-driven approach to bridge the gap between both business and customer needs, unveiling new opportunities and selecting appropriate digital technologies along the way. 

With over a decade of industry experience, Joanne has supported many organisations including the BBC & NHS to better understand their customers, and to design digital services and products that meet their needs, whilst maintaining usability and engagement. She is passionate about following a research-driven approach to bridge the gap between both business and customer needs, unveiling new opportunities and selecting appropriate digital technologies along the way. 

JOANNE RICHARDSON

+ ORANGE BUS

JOANNE RICHARDSON

+ ORANGE BUS

Charlie has been managing the BA team at National Grid for the last 18 months and is passionate about BAs thriving in their project environment. 

He has spoken at numerous BA events, including the honour of being invited to the European BA Conference as one of the best presentations in its 10yr history.

Charlie will be presenting "From 'speaking at' to 'speaking with': Nurturing a collaborative climate by stealth" at 2:20PM.

Charlie has been managing the BA team at National Grid for the last 18 months and is passionate about BAs thriving in their project environment. 

He has spoken at numerous BA events, including the honour of being invited to the European BA Conference as one of the best presentations in its 10yr history.

Charlie will be presenting "From 'speaking at' to 'speaking with': Nurturing a collaborative climate by stealth" at 2:20PM.

CHARLIE PAYNE

+ NATIONAL GRID

CHARLIE PAYNE

+ NATIONAL GRID

Chris has 15 years' experience working in Agile environments. He is currently working at Registers of Scotland in Edinburgh with non-technical operational departments to increase their effectiveness as part of a whole-org agile approach. 

Chris promotes people centred, data informed decision making at every level of an organisation. 

Chris will be presenting a quick-fire BA Brief, "BAs in an Agile World", at 2:20PM.

Chris has 15 years' experience working in Agile environments. He is currently working at Registers of Scotland in Edinburgh with non-technical operational departments to increase their effectiveness as part of a whole-org agile approach. 

Chris promotes people centred, data informed decision making at every level of an organisation. 

Chris will be presenting a quick-fire BA Brief, "BAs in an Agile World", at 2:20PM.

CHRIS PREECE

+ AGILE SMILE

CHRIS PREECE

+ AGILE SMILE

Authentic child of the 80’s, part time weight lifter and qualified yoga teacher. Ten years ago, Sally had a vision that the voice of the customer was at the heart of banking. She has never lost that vision in a variety of customer design roles with RBS, Sainsbury’s Bank and Atos, and now with Registers of Scotland. 

Sally also provides a tech support function for her 14 year old son, James.

Sally will be presenting a quick-fire BA Brief, "It's a no-brainer, right?", at 2:45PM.

Authentic child of the 80’s, part time weight lifter and qualified yoga teacher. Ten years ago, Sally had a vision that the voice of the customer was at the heart of banking. She has never lost that vision in a variety of customer design roles with RBS, Sainsbury’s Bank and Atos, and now with Registers of Scotland. 

Sally also provides a tech support function for her 14 year old son, James.

Sally will be presenting a quick-fire BA Brief, "It's a no-brainer, right?", at 2:45PM.

SALLY ROGAN

+ UX SPECIALIST

SALLY ROGAN

+ UX SPECIALIST

Martin is a Design Leader at Lloyds Banking Group. His industry experience spans retail, FMCG, Banking and Tech.

His passion for design comes from it's power to balance decision making within an organisation around business, human and technological factors for shared value as well as a fundamental belief in the power of democratising design and design skills into the whole organisation.

Martin will be presenting "Democratising Design", at 3:30PM.

Martin is a Design Leader at Lloyds Banking Group. His industry experience spans retail, FMCG, Banking and Tech.

His passion for design comes from it's power to balance decision making within an organisation around business, human and technological factors for shared value as well as a fundamental belief in the power of democratising design and design skills into the whole organisation.

Martin will be presenting "Democratising Design", at 3:30PM.

MARTIN DOWSON

+ LLOYDS GROUP

MARTIN DOWSON

+ LLOYDS GROUP

Schedule of the day

Schedule of the day

Join us in 2021 in Edinburgh, the home of the festival, for our inaugural ‘BA festival in a day’!

​Hosted by BAs for BAs and with a host of great speakers at the exciting venue of Dynamic Earth Edinburgh, we know you are going to love BALIFE2021. And that’s because… Business Analysis is at the forefront of the world-class IT drive in Scotland, with many innovative companies leading the way in cutting edge development approaches. That is why two of the fastest growing conferences in the UK, Lean Agile and the Turing Festival, choose Central Scotland - and now it’s time for the BA community to join the fun!

On the 3rd June 2021 you will experience fresh ideas, discover advanced concepts and explore new techniques, inspiring you to greater achievements in the BA field.

 

A conference with a fresh spin!

Your time at this first BALIFE will begin with a warm welcome, drink and pastries, before the first of our great keynote speakers kick-starts the day. You will then have a choice of two streams of activity; one stream following a series of inspiring 50-minute presentations, the other offering something a little different. Starting with ‘Analysis in Action’ workshops in the morning, this stream will then be followed by four TED-style quick talks in the afternoon. Again, the second session will begin with another wonderful keynote presentation, setting you up for an engaging afternoon.

 

Our promise to you

We want to ensure EVERY attendee feels welcome and appreciated throughout the whole day. So with that in mind, your attendance at BALIFE is backed by a solid promise of inclusivity, a 'code of conduct' if you will. We will not stand for any form of marginalising or unfriendly behaviour. BALIFE is a safe and supportive environment of friendliness, non-judgement and celebration of difference in all its forms.

 

Put the date in your diary

Add it NOW! - 3rd June 2021 - or better still, be smart and get your early-bird ticket TODAY! ...Because, whether it’s the only event you attend in 2021 or a great introduction to the much bigger European conference in London, we know you are going to enjoy being part of this diverse and inclusive group of talented BAs for a very special and inspiring day.

Join us in 2021 in Edinburgh, the home of the festival, for our inaugural ‘BA festival in a day’!

​Hosted by BAs for BAs and with a host of great speakers at the exciting venue of Dynamic Earth Edinburgh, we know you are going to love BALIFE2021. And that’s because… Business Analysis is at the forefront of the world-class IT drive in Scotland, with many innovative companies leading the way in cutting edge development approaches. That is why two of the fastest growing conferences in the UK, Lean Agile and the Turing Festival, choose Central Scotland - and now it’s time for the BA community to join the fun!

On the 3rd June 2021 you will experience fresh ideas, discover advanced concepts and explore new techniques, inspiring you to greater achievements in the BA field.

 

A conference with a fresh spin!

Your time at this first BALIFE will begin with a warm welcome, drink and pastries, before the first of our great keynote speakers kick-starts the day. You will then have a choice of two streams of activity; one stream following a series of inspiring 50-minute presentations, the other offering something a little different. Starting with ‘Analysis in Action’ workshops in the morning, this stream will then be followed by four TED-style quick talks in the afternoon. Again, the second session will begin with another wonderful keynote presentation, setting you up for an engaging afternoon.

 

Our promise to you

We want to ensure EVERY attendee feels welcome and appreciated throughout the whole day. So with that in mind, your attendance at BALIFE is backed by a solid promise of inclusivity, a 'code of conduct' if you will. We will not stand for any form of marginalising or unfriendly behaviour. BALIFE is a safe and supportive environment of friendliness, non-judgement and celebration of difference in all its forms.

 

Put the date in your diary

Add it NOW! - 3rd June 2021 - or better still, be smart and get your early-bird ticket TODAY! ...Because, whether it’s the only event you attend in 2021 or a great introduction to the much bigger European conference in London, we know you are going to enjoy being part of this diverse and inclusive group of talented BAs for a very special and inspiring day.

Your keynotes and speakers

Your keynotes and speakers

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With a renowned reputation for building and leading teams, John is one of Scotland's great success stories, growing Administrate into a world leader in just a few years.

His personal battle with mental health issues while achieving this success is truly inspiring ...and the topic of his quick-fire BA Brief.

John will be presenting "Self-Care isn't Optional, so let's top treating it that way" at 3:30PM.

With a renowned reputation for building and leading teams, John is one of Scotland's great success stories, growing Administrate into a world leader in just a few years.

His personal battle with mental health issues while achieving this success is truly inspiring ...and the topic of his quick-fire BA Brief.

John will be presenting "Self-Care isn't Optional, so let's top treating it that way" at 3:30PM.

JOHN PEEBLES

+ CEO OF ADMINISTRATE

JOHN PEEBLES

+ CEO OF ADMINISTRATE

Vicky started her working-life fitting watch batteries in a jewelry shop, she packed chocolate bars, then programmed mainframe computers and then founded Be Positive, a niche BA Consultancy, 15 years ago. 

She still runs Be Positive with her co-founder and fellow director, is a charity trustee and is studying for an MSc in Business Psychology.  

Vicky will be presenting a BA Brief, "From BA to the Boardroom", at 3:55PM.

Vicky started her working-life fitting watch batteries in a jewelry shop, she packed chocolate bars, then programmed mainframe computers and then founded Be Positive, a niche BA Consultancy, 15 years ago. 

She still runs Be Positive with her co-founder and fellow director, is a charity trustee and is studying for an MSc in Business Psychology.  

Vicky will be presenting a BA Brief, "From BA to the Boardroom", at 3:55PM.

VICKY DI CIACCA

+ CEO OF BE POSITIVE

VICKY DI CIACCA

+ CEO OF BE POSITIVE

No conference is complete without a great audience interacting with the speakers.

This is your chance to ask those burning questions of our team of expert speakers, while networking with your fellow attendees.

See you there!

No conference is complete without a great audience interacting with the speakers.

This is your chance to ask those burning questions of our team of expert speakers, while networking with your fellow attendees.

See you there!

...AND YOU!

+ THE AUDIENCE

...AND YOU!

+ THE AUDIENCE

You choose! - Presentations, workshops or bite-sized business analysis brilliance? ...or how about all three?

Like any great festival, BALIFE, your "Business Analysis Festival in a Day", has a multitude of attractions to choose from and with two parallel tracks you can mix up your day as you see fit. 

  • Want to start with a presentation, then a workshop, followed by a couple of quick-fire 'shows', before capping off with another great presentation? ...go for it! 
  • Or how about a morning of 'Analysis in Action' workshops and an afternoon of bite-sized BA Briefs, topped and tailed with inspiring keynotes? ...well, the choice is yours.

 

8:30am + Registration opens

Teas and coffees will be provided as you chat and network with your fellow attendees

  

9:15am + Welcome & housekeeping

Your day officially begins with a welcome message from Linda Parker, BA of the Year 2019

  

9:30am + Keynote speaker, Tom Meade, CIO of the Year 2017

Tom opens the presentations with the first keynote of the day: Small Steps come Giant Leaps - MORE...

 

10:30am + You choose: Presentation or workshop?

You choose! - Presentations, workshops or bite-sized business analysis brilliance? ...or how about all three?

Like any great festival, BALIFE, your "Business Analysis Festival in a Day", has a multitude of attractions to choose from and with two parallel tracks you can mix up your day as you see fit. 

  • Want to start with a presentation, then a workshop, followed by a couple of quick-fire 'shows', before capping off with another great presentation? ...go for it! 
  • Or how about a morning of 'Analysis in Action' workshops and an afternoon of bite-sized BA Briefs, topped and tailed with inspiring keynotes? ...well, the choice is yours.

 

8:30am + Registration opens

Teas and coffees will be provided as you chat and network with your fellow attendees

  

9:15am + Welcome & housekeeping

Your day officially begins with a welcome message from Linda Parker, BA of the Year 2019

  

9:30am + Keynote speaker, Tom Meade, CIO of the Year 2017

Tom opens the presentations with the first keynote of the day: Small Steps come Giant Leaps - MORE...

 

10:30am + You choose: Presentation or workshop?

OR

OR

In this opening presentation, you will understand how BDD improves communication, discover why we need examples to illustrate specifications, and learn the critical role of the BA in BDD. MORE...

In this opening presentation, you will understand how BDD improves communication, discover why we need examples to illustrate specifications, and learn the critical role of the BA in BDD. MORE...

USING BDD AS A COMMUNICATION TOOL BETWEEN THE BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY

+ SEB ROSE

USING BDD AS A COMMUNICATION TOOL BETWEEN THE BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY

+ SEB ROSE

Self-awareness is critical to becoming a great BA, but what is it and how do we improve it?

In this workshop, you will look at the common behaviour traps we fall into as BAs, and find tools within our BA tool-kit that can facilitate self-reflection and improve self-awareness. MORE... 

Self-awareness is critical to becoming a great BA, but what is it and how do we improve it?

In this workshop, you will look at the common behaviour traps we fall into as BAs, and find tools within our BA tool-kit that can facilitate self-reflection and improve self-awareness. MORE... 

RETROSPECT YOURSELF!

+ CHRISTINA LOVELOCK

RETROSPECT YOURSELF!

+ CHRISTINA LOVELOCK

11:20am + Tea and coffee break

Another opportunity to chat and network with your fellow attendees over a tea or coffee

  

11:35am + You choose: Presentation or workshop?

11:20am + Tea and coffee break

Another opportunity to chat and network with your fellow attendees over a tea or coffee

  

11:35am + You choose: Presentation or workshop?

OR

OR

"How to change mindsets to achieve transformational service performance"... During this talk, you will come to look at the design and management of work in a different way and discover a robust model for change with a clear framework and set of operational tools. MORE...

"How to change mindsets to achieve transformational service performance"... During this talk, you will come to look at the design and management of work in a different way and discover a robust model for change with a clear framework and set of operational tools. MORE...

THINKING, METHOD, PERFORMANCE

+ DENISE TOSCANI

THINKING, METHOD, PERFORMANCE

+ DENISE TOSCANI

Innovation isn’t simple. Coming up with new ideas can feel daunting. In this session, we’ll work through a selection of our innovation workshop activities which help teams think from a different perspective. Expect Death Stars, Sonic Screwdrivers and Minions to help you along the way. MORE...

Innovation isn’t simple. Coming up with new ideas can feel daunting. In this session, we’ll work through a selection of our innovation workshop activities which help teams think from a different perspective. Expect Death Stars, Sonic Screwdrivers and Minions to help you along the way. MORE...

INNOVATION FOR GEEKS

+ AIMEE NORTON

+ JOANNE RICHARDSON

INNOVATION FOR GEEKS

+ AIMEE NORTON

+ JOANNE RICHARDSON

1:15pm + Welcome back

Julia Newell, Chair of the Scotland Branch of IIBA UK, gets you ready for the afternoon

  

1:20pm + Keynote speaker, Michael Christon

Prepare to be entertained as Michael introduces you to "The Twin Sisters of Doom"! MORE...

 

2:20pm + You choose: One presentation or two BA Briefs?

1:15pm + Welcome back

Julia Newell, Chair of the Scotland Branch of IIBA UK, gets you ready for the afternoon

  

1:20pm + Keynote speaker, Michael Christon

Prepare to be entertained as Michael introduces you to "The Twin Sisters of Doom"! MORE...

 

2:20pm + You choose: One presentation or two BA Briefs?

OR

OR

As Business Analysts we are often referred to as the 'glue' of a change initiative – having the ability to keep people together and translate between all the contrasting perspectives. You will leave this session with the ability to influence for good the trickiest work environments. MORE...

As Business Analysts we are often referred to as the 'glue' of a change initiative – having the ability to keep people together and translate between all the contrasting perspectives. You will leave this session with the ability to influence for good the trickiest work environments. MORE...

FROM "SPEAKING AT"

TO "SPEAKING WITH"

+ CHARLIE PAYNE

FROM "SPEAKING AT"

TO "SPEAKING WITH"

+ CHARLIE PAYNE

How should BAs work with Product Owners? How can BAs balance JiT analysis with a need to understand the bigger picture?

If analysis is defined as a "detailed examination of the elements or structure of something", what about "moving fast & breaking things"? MORE

How should BAs work with Product Owners? How can BAs balance JiT analysis with a need to understand the bigger picture?

If analysis is defined as a "detailed examination of the elements or structure of something", what about "moving fast & breaking things"? MORE

BAs IN AN AGILE WORLD

+ CHRIS PREECE

BAs IN AN AGILE WORLD

+ CHRIS PREECE

THEN

THEN

OR

OR

Design and especially Human Centred Design is incredibly current in business and rightly so.

In this presentation, Martin will share his thoughts on the difference between design-led thinking and deep design craft and how you can leverage both for better success. MORE...

Design and especially Human Centred Design is incredibly current in business and rightly so.

In this presentation, Martin will share his thoughts on the difference between design-led thinking and deep design craft and how you can leverage both for better success. MORE...

DEMOCRATISING DESIGN

+ MARTIN DOWSON

DEMOCRATISING DESIGN

+ MARTIN DOWSON

...so lets stop treating it that way. The mental health of you and your team is critical to your success. John will prove this to you as he candidly shares how you too can address the reality of business today in a safe and positive way that ultimately leads to better results for all involved. MORE...

...so lets stop treating it that way. The mental health of you and your team is critical to your success. John will prove this to you as he candidly shares how you too can address the reality of business today in a safe and positive way that ultimately leads to better results for all involved. MORE...

SELF-CARE ISN'T OPTIONAL

+ JOHN PEEBLES

SELF-CARE ISN'T OPTIONAL

+ JOHN PEEBLES

In this talk, Vicky will outline her career and how she progressed from the role of Business Analyst to running Be Positive, a successful Business Analysis Consultancy based in Edinburgh. From BA to Entrepreneur & Executive, and how Business Analysis has aided her success. MORE...

In this talk, Vicky will outline her career and how she progressed from the role of Business Analyst to running Be Positive, a successful Business Analysis Consultancy based in Edinburgh. From BA to Entrepreneur & Executive, and how Business Analysis has aided her success. MORE...

FROM BA TO THE BOARDROOM

+ VICKY DI CIACCA

FROM BA TO THE BOARDROOM

+ VICKY DI CIACCA

THEN

THEN

3:10pm + Tea and coffee break

Another opportunity to chat and network with your fellow attendees over a tea or coffee

  

3:30pm + You choose: One presentation or two BA Briefs?

3:10pm + Tea and coffee break

Another opportunity to chat and network with your fellow attendees over a tea or coffee

  

3:30pm + You choose: One presentation or two BA Briefs?

4:30pm + Close of the conference

Linda Parker, Julia Newell and IIBA UK President close the day

  

4:45pm + Networking and free-time

Before we get into the evening's festivities, you have another chance to catch up and network with fellow attendees and speakers

 

6:00pm + Post-conference party

To conclude a great day for all, it's time to let your hair down and party!

4:30pm + Close of the conference

Linda Parker, Julia Newell and IIBA UK President close the day

  

4:45pm + Networking and free-time

Before we get into the evening's festivities, you have another chance to catch up and network with fellow attendees and speakers

 

6:00pm + Post-conference party

To conclude a great day for all, it's time to let your hair down and party!

Get your ticket NOW!

Get your ticket NOW!

Q1: Where exactly is the venue?

BALIFE2021 is being held in the beautiful city of Edinburgh

at Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS.

FREE parking is available onsite and both the venue and the city

of Edinburgh are easily accessible via car, bus, train and air.

For directions and car parking information, visit the Dynamic

Earth website by clicking HERE

 

Q2: Is there local accommodation?

​Edinburgh is a great city for the visitor, with a wide selection of accommodation from B&B's to five-star hotels. Within 10 minutes walk of the venue you can choose from the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Aparthotel Adagio, Premier Inn, Radisson Blu, Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, Ibis and Jurys Inn. Please contact your chosen hotel for full details.

 

Q3: Is there disabled access at the venue?

In line with our the goal to make BALIFE inclusive of all, Dynamic Earth is fully wheelchair accessible. There is ramp access up to the entrance of the building and lifts throughout to navigate through the building, and to gain access to and from the car park. There is also drop-off access in the amphitheatre outside the front of the building. Additionally, we have disabled toilet facilities on both sides of the building, which include handle rails and wide door access. Similarly, for those with visual impairment, assistance dogs are allowed in all areas.

  

Q4: Will lunch be provided?

Yes, a light buffet-style lunch is included in your ticket, which will be served at the venue.

  

Q5: I have special dietary requirements, what should I do?

BALIFE is designed to be inclusive for all, so if you have any special dietary needs (such as vegan or food allergies), please let us know ahead of time by emailing help@balife.co.uk with subject "Dietary requirements".

 

Q6: Will all slides and presentation materials be available after the conference?

All slides and any relevant handouts will be available after the conference. You will be emailed details once the event is over.

 

Q7: Do IIBA members get discount?

As an IIBA member you will get discount on your ticket, including the early bird promotion. All being well, you will have received a discount code from your local branch, if not, please contact them for details before buying your ticket. At the checkout you will have the opportunity to enter this code and receive the special pricing.

 

Q8: Are there sponsorship opportunities for BALIFE2021?

Yes, please contact Marie Ann or Lumi by emailing sponsor@balife.co.uk with subject "Sponsorship for BALIFE2021".

 

Any more questions? - Contact us now...

If you have any more questions, we are here to help! Simply email us at help@balife.co.uk and ask away!

Q1: Where exactly is the venue?

BALIFE2021 is being held in the beautiful city of Edinburgh

at Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS.

FREE parking is available onsite and both the venue and the city

of Edinburgh are easily accessible via car, bus, train and air.

For directions and car parking information, visit the Dynamic

Earth website by clicking HERE

 

Q2: Is there local accommodation?

​Edinburgh is a great city for the visitor, with a wide selection of accommodation from B&B's to five-star hotels. Within 10 minutes walk of the venue you can choose from the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Aparthotel Adagio, Premier Inn, Radisson Blu, Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, Ibis and Jurys Inn. Please contact your chosen hotel for full details.

 

Q3: Is there disabled access at the venue?

In line with our the goal to make BALIFE inclusive of all, Dynamic Earth is fully wheelchair accessible. There is ramp access up to the entrance of the building and lifts throughout to navigate through the building, and to gain access to and from the car park. There is also drop-off access in the amphitheatre outside the front of the building. Additionally, we have disabled toilet facilities on both sides of the building, which include handle rails and wide door access. Similarly, for those with visual impairment, assistance dogs are allowed in all areas.

  

Q4: Will lunch be provided?

Yes, a light buffet-style lunch is included in your ticket, which will be served at the venue.

  

Q5: I have special dietary requirements, what should I do?

BALIFE is designed to be inclusive for all, so if you have any special dietary needs (such as vegan or food allergies), please let us know ahead of time by emailing help@balife.co.uk with subject "Dietary requirements".

 

Q6: Will all slides and presentation materials be available after the conference?

All slides and any relevant handouts will be available after the conference. You will be emailed details once the event is over.

 

Q7: Do IIBA members get discount?

As an IIBA member you will get discount on your ticket, including the early bird promotion. All being well, you will have received a discount code from your local branch, if not, please contact them for details before buying your ticket. At the checkout you will have the opportunity to enter this code and receive the special pricing.

 

Q8: Are there sponsorship opportunities for BALIFE2021?

Yes, please contact Marie Ann or Lumi by emailing sponsor@balife.co.uk with subject "Sponsorship for BALIFE2021".

 

Any more questions? - Contact us now...

If you have any more questions, we are here to help! Simply email us at help@balife.co.uk and ask away!

We'll see you there!

We'll see you there!

GAVIN

ROSS

GAVIN

ROSS

DAVID

STRACHAN

DAVID

STRACHAN

GARY

COCKBURN

GARY

COCKBURN

MARIE ANN

WALKER

MARIE ANN

WALKER

BEN

WARR

BEN

WARR

LUMINITA

MIRON

LUMINITA

MIRON

We can't wait to meet you - See you next June!

We can't wait to meet you - See you next June!

It's been a lot of fun organising this event and our eager anticipation to reach June 2021 has grown as each speaker signed on. So to say we are excited to see you there, would be an understatement. We are ready and waiting for you! 

And that's because, we promise this will be an event to remember - and should you need anything from us on the day, we'll be more than happy to help. Just look for one of the friendly faces below and assistance will be but a 'hello' away. 

So again, grab your ticket NOW and we'll see you on the 3rd June 2021 in Edinburgh for BALIFE2021 - The BA Festival in a Day!

It's been a lot of fun organising this event and our eager anticipation to reach June 2021 has grown as each speaker signed on. So to say we are excited to see you there, would be an understatement. We are ready and waiting for you! 

And that's because, we promise this will be an event to remember - and should you need anything from us on the day, we'll be more than happy to help. Just look for one of the friendly faces below and assistance will be but a 'hello' away. 

So again, grab your ticket NOW and we'll see you on the 3rd June 2021 in Edinburgh for BALIFE2021 - The BA Festival in a Day!

PLEASE NOTE: IIBA Members get a special additional discount, please check with your local branch for discount code details

PLEASE NOTE: IIBA Members get a special additional discount, please check with your local branch for discount code details

BALIFE2021 is proudly sponsored by the following organisations, who we thank for their fantastic support!

BALIFE2021 is proudly sponsored by the following organisations, who we thank for their fantastic support!

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If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Marie Ann or Lumi by emailing sponsor@balife.co.uk with subject "Sponsorship for BALIFE2021" and we can discuss all details

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Marie Ann or Lumi by emailing sponsor@balife.co.uk with subject "Sponsorship for BALIFE2021" and we can discuss all details

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+ SALLY ROGAN

IT'S A NO-BRAINER, RIGHT?

+ SALLY ROGAN

All the best, 

your BALIFE team

All the best, 

your BALIFE team

JULIA

NEWELL

JULIA

NEWELL

LINDA

PARKER

LINDA

PARKER

COVID-19 STATEMENT: In light of the continuing health crisis and in the interests of safety for all concerned, we have made the necessary yet difficult decision to reschedule BALIFE until next year. This means the new date for BALIFE will be 3rd June 2021 (the venue of Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh will remain the same). We hope that you remain as enthusiastic as ever at the prospect of taking part in this amazing event and we look forward to re-engaging with you in the future. In the meantime, we wish you and your family the best of health in the coming months.

COVID-19 STATEMENT: In light of the continuing health crisis and in the interests of safety for all concerned, we have made the necessary yet difficult decision to reschedule BALIFE until next year. This means the new date for BALIFE will be 3rd June 2021 (the venue of Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh will remain the same). We hope that you remain as enthusiastic as ever at the prospect of taking part in this amazing event and we look forward to re-engaging with you in the future. In the meantime, we wish you and your family the best of health in the coming months.

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