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The Community Development Society furthers community work through teaching, practice, and research. CDS provides those who do community work with best practices, networking opportunities, tools, and other resources.

Professional Development

Community is the Answer:  Celebrating Our Common Wealth

June 9-11, 2014

Glasgow, Scotland


Registration is now open for Community is the Answer! 

Book your place as a full 3-day delegate or day delegate here:

Early bird booking rates apply. Discounted places are available for members of IACD and for practitioners in Scotland registered with the CLD Standards Council.

About Community is the Answer


This major international gathering will showcase community-based solutions to issues of Health, Wealth and Power. It will allow community members, activists, practitioners, researchers and policymakers from Scotland and around the world to come together and explore what actually matters to people - and how to place it at the core of what we do.


The conference takes place in the vibrant city of Glasgow, Scotland, in the run-up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.


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For information on travel to Glasgow, and to access discounted rates for hotel accommodation, follow these links:


Travelling to Glasgow

Booking accommodation


Community is the answer is organised by the International Association for Community Development (IACD) and the Community Learning and Development (CLD) Standards Council for Scotland, with the support of  the Scottish Government and key partners.