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Our Aims

Government and councils are driving change to seek more efficient ways of delivering innovative, customer- focused services, within a challenging financial context.

The Edge Conference brings together change managers, thought leaders and leaders in information services, shared services, engagement, and regeneration to share and develop best practice from around the world.

The key aims of the Edge conference are:

– To make businesses and services edgier, smarter, more creative and cost effective in a world that is being transformed by digital and social technologies

– To learn how libraries and information are delivering regeneration, eGovernment, learning and digital inclusion

– To hear the latest ideas, share success stories, hear best practices and meet colleagues from across the country and around the world

– To open a platform for discussion on the future of service delivery in libraries and information

– To offer a platform for new innovations and technologies

Keeping safe after COVID

Scottish Government  – Guidance for living safely with respiratory infections, including coronavirus (COVID-19).

Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19 – GOV.UK (

As we learn to live safely with coronavirus (COVID-19), there are actions we can all take to help reduce the risk of catching COVID-19 and passing it on to others. These actions will also help to reduce the spread of other respiratory infections, such as flu, which can spread easily and may cause serious illness in some people.

There are simple things you can do in your daily life that will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections and protect those at highest risk. Things you can choose to do are:

  1. Get vaccinated.
  2. Let fresh air in if meeting others indoors.
  3. Practise good hygiene:
    • wash your hands
    • cover your coughs and sneezes
    • clean your surroundings frequently
  4. Wear a face covering or a face mask.


We’ll be taking a number of steps to help create a safe environment:

  • The reception desk has “distance aware” lanyards and face coverings for use for any participant. Please help yourselves.
  • Wipes and sanitizer are also available, to assist with good hygiene practices.
  • Registration is an open for a full hour, to discourage queuing and overcrowding.
  • The Canongate & Dunedin Rooms will have doors open to allow fresh air to circulate.
  • Layouts have been adjusted to allow delegates more space, as required, and to help encourage one-way flows of movement at the venue.

We ask delegates to follow ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice from NHS Inform about avoiding contact with other people if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection and a high temperature. If at any point during the EDGE2023, if you feel unwell with these symptoms, we ask that you leave the conference.

If this occurs and you need any assistance, please notify a member of the EDGE Team.

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