7 October 2020 The Paraplanners Assembly invites you to learn, fix and shore on a Big Day Out (In).

What's it all about?

No that wasn’t a spelling mistake. We really are asking you to learn, fix and shore, as we invite you to come and marvel at the imaginary Mediterranean-style microclimate – in October.  Don’t miss out as we head out on a Big Day Out (In), broadcast live to you from our studio. That’s right! We’ve got a fancy studio all kitted out bringing you all the holiday essentials.


How’s all this going to work? Well this year, our annual meet up for paraplanners from across the country is online using a nifty bit of kit called Hopin. Being online is not going to get in the way of paraplanners getting together to learn, fix and share. With that in mind, we’re making sure we create lots of opportunities for you to catch up with your paraplanner pals, as well as covering the topics you’ve told us you want to hear more about. And we’re piping in some of the sessions live from our studio.

the big day out (in) itinerary

We’ve used surveys completed by participants in Paraplanners Assembly events throughout 2020 to determine the topics discussed at the Big Day Out (In), across formats ranging from small interactive workshops to the Big Huddle itself – a gathering of all participants, discussing the future of the profession and matters that matter to Paraplanners, and conducted under Chatham House Rules.

The smaller interactive Huddles include topics like:
– Reviews under the microscope
– The quick fire tax round
– Regulation radar
– Capacity for loss and sequence risk
– Standing in a client’s shoes: What do current trends mean for them?

This year, we’re putting Excel in the spotlight for the the expert session. Helping us bend Excel to our will is Mega Clever Clogs and Microsoft MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional), Laura Graham-Brown

From a short cut challenge to answering your spreadsheet questions, Laura is going to help us put Excel through its paces.

Laura shares tips and ‘how-tos’ on her blog and on her YouTube channel

With clipboards at the ready, here’s your tour guide with a breakdown with how the day is shaping up.

09:00 Check-in
09:10 – 09:25 Orientation huddle for first timers
09:30 – 09:45 Welcome (everyone)
09:45 – 10:30 Huddle 1
10:30 – 11:15 Huddle 2
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 -12:15 Huddle 3
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:45 Huddle 4
13:45 – 14.30 Huddle 5
14:30 – 14.45 Break
14:45 – 15.30 Mega Clever Clogs
15:30 – 16.15 The Big Huddle
16:15 – 17.00 All aboard the after-party bus

Q&A: When, where and how much?

Join our annual meet up for paraplanners from across the country from the comfort of your office chair or sofa, as we broadcast live from our studio using a nifty bit of kit called Hopin. Check-in is 9:00am – be there or be square, on Wednesday 7 October 2020.

how much does it cost?

All this for for £25 a ticket. That’s far cheaper than a railcard.

why are we asking for your address?

On the booking form, you might spot that we ask for your address. That’s because we will be sending you a little something for the day. Just make sure it will be address you can receive it at.

Want to come along but have specific access needs?

We can help with arrangements to make access easier. Drop us a line and one of the team will be in touch.

Not a paraplanner or administrator? then the big day out (in) is not for you!

Assemblies are designed by paraplanners for paraplanners and we also welcome administrators, so if you are not one please don’t book a ticket. If you’re still really interested in coming along then get in touch with us at hello@paraplannersassembly.co.uk.


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