CTRL-Shift: An Emergency Summit for Change is a 3-day deep dive into the uncertainties and opportunities of our times, convened by more than 20 grassroots, social change organisations.

We are bringing together activists, organisers, citizens and entrepreneurs to develop a shared agenda to shift power over our democracy, economy and environment from Westminster and multinational corporations to people and communities across Britain. By bringing these solutions together and mobilising people for local and regional action we believe we can make ‘taking back control’ a positive reality.

The event takes place at The Edge Conferencing Centre at Wigan Pier from 27-29 March 2018. The cost of attending CTRL-Shift depends on what type and size of organisation you represent.

  • National Organisations £140 + booking fee
  • Regional & Grassroots Organisations £115 + booking fee
  • Subsidised Local Community Enterprises £80 + booking fee
  • Day Tickets £75 + booking fee
  • Evening Meal & Social (Weds 28th) £15

Stop Press: Bursaries Now Available If you cannot afford the above prices, we have funding to support some bursaries for smaller organisations. You can fill out the simple application form here. Please email us at events (at) permaculture.org.uk with the subject line ‘CTRLshift Bursary’ for more info.

To book your place, please choose one of the options below to be redirected to the Permaculture Association’s secure event booking page.

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Royal Society of the Arts logo
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Red Pepper Magazine Logo
Common Weal Logo
Local Trust Logo
Logo for RSA Citizens Economic Council
Civil Society Futures Logo
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Logo for the Next System Project
CLES Logo. Vescisa Pisces in black
Gaia Education Logo
Logo for the Centre for Alternative Technology
New Economy Law logo
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Accommodation Nearest hotels:

There are also many B&Bs and AirBnBs in Wigan which we encourage attendees to use and support the local economy.

Join Us for a Celebration 

Book your place at our vegetarian buffet meal and social event, supported by Wigan Diggers Festival, on the evening of Wednesday 28th March. This is a great opportunity to celebrate, socialise and eat delicious local food. Details here. Tickets are £15 and available from this link.

£140
National Organisations & INDIVIDUALS
  • Entrance Lunch Refreshments All 3 Days
£110
REGIONAL & GRASSROOTS ORGANISATIONS
  • Entrance Lunch Refreshments All 3 Days
£80
SUBSIDISED COMMUNITY & LOCAL ENTERPRISES
  • Entrance Lunch Refreshments All 3 Days
£75
DAY TICKET (WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY)
  • Entrance Lunch Refreshments 1-Day Only