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Housing Festival at TAI 2019

1 May, Sofia Gardens, Cardiff

Following the successful launch of our Housing Festival event in 2017, we’ve decided to bring this innovative and exciting event to TAI 2019!

To book your place, please click the banner below and complete the form. Once complete, please send to to process your booking.



Break from tradition. The new way of working needs a new type of housing event. Housing Festival at TAI 2019 is throwing away the old conference formula. No suits, no conference suites, no prawn sandwiches. Download our programme to find out more, we've explained the session types below.

We don't want Housing Festival 2019 to just be for the same old conference brigade - we're keeping the price down to make it more accessible to everyone. A single ticket is just £125 + VAT. The ethos of Housing Festival is about making real change happen, and that doesn't happen without allies, a big network, and a melting pot of ideas - so, if you send five delegates or more, the price per person drops to £75 + VAT and only £35 + VAT for part-time students and FREE for full time students. We reckon that's a pretty good deal!


  • Main stage: inspirational speakers to fire you up for our interactive sessions.
  • Learning lab: sessions designed to address day-to-day challenges with a focus on skills.
  • Fishbowl: focus in on stories and a group discussion - You sit in concentric circles around our group of kick-off speakers, but as discussion progresses you can join in by taking an empty seat in the fishbowl!
  • World Cafe: the speakers come to you - We'll compile a group of experts around our topic to provide you with quick learning blasts based on their experiences with an opportunity for direct questions and discussion. Planned topic: career development
  • Campfire: smaller, more intimate and focus on conversation and networking



What it is:

  • An event where you'll get more out of it if you take part

You get out what you put in. If you come to Housing Festival at TAI 2019 you'll learn something. If you come to Housing Festival 2019 and get in the middle of it, you'll learn A LOT.

  • Informal

You don't have to wear the conference costume, come as you are - it genuinely helps you get in the right mind set to learn.

  • For pretty much everyone apart from senior leadership

You're still welcome chief executives, but we won't be doing the big policy landscape graphs of financially viable jargon doom. We're talking real housing practice, real ways to get better every day. We do more than enough events for the other stuff.

Why have we included Housing Festival in TAI 2019?

By bringing the event to the largest housing event in Wales, we are giving you the opportunity to network with senior leaders, meet with our exhibitors and to also experience a little bit of TAI 2019.

Booking Information

The ticket price will get you access to both the event and the exhibition and fringe programme. Lunch and refreshments will also be included.

Package Price per person
Housing Festival - delegate place

£125 + VAT

Housing Festival - bulk booking

£75 + VAT

Housing Festival - delegate place - part time student

£35 + VAT

Housing Festival - delegate place - full time student





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