Annual Conference


The overall theme of the conference will be OD in our Current and Future World and we are delighted to that Emma Langman and Mel Ross will be joining us.  Emma will speak about OD from a Systems Engineer's Perspective, while Mel will host a session on Digital Leadership and Transformation.

Emma’s love of OD evolved from a passion for the work of Deming and other key systems thinkers of the 20th century; which she discovered while studying Civil Engineering and later undertaking her doctorate at the University Bristol. However, it would be some years before she formally left the world of engineering and segued into the world of OD ‘proper’. This happened through a series of happy accidents, including the opportunity to be part of the team that developed an inter-disciplinary Inquiry-Based Masters in ‘Systems Learning and Leadership’.

On her professional journey Emma has held a range of positions from Transportation Planner, through Business Excellence Manager – and a 4-year stint as a self-employed ‘Change Magician’ with clients in the private and public sectors. After moving to Kuwait to join an oil and gas company in a role that was primarily focused on process improvement, Emma was appointed as the Head of HR in 2013. From there she took a lateral move to become the Head of Talent Management at a large retailer in the region. This is a role that Emma loves, as it combines her engineering mind for tasks such as business planning and workforce management; as well as her people-orientated personality and joy in supporting people and teams as they grow to achieve their greatest potential.

Emma combines learning from her unusual career history and multi-national experience with a passion for OD and sense of humour that make her an interesting and engaging speaker.

Mel is founder and Director, Experience at Adapt2Digital. During her time at Adapt2Digital, Mel and the team have built a business working with leaders and transformation teams to pioneer what she calls People Centred Transformation rather than Digital Transformation. Mel is not your traditional OD specialist; she doesn’t call herself a specialist in any shape or form; simply a catalyst and challenger towards leading change towards modern business and modern workforce based on one simple premise: The Power of One. “At Adapt2Digital we are on a mission to change the way people think about business and working; one person at a time".

Other speakers and sessions will be announced as and when they are confirmed.  Open Space sessions will also be available.

Conference Fee

*** Early-bird places will be available until 31st December 2016 ***

Early-bird members
 £450 plus VAT


Early-bird non-members
 £520 plus VAT


ODNE/ODN members
 £499 plus VAT


 £575 plus VAT   


Payment by credit card can only be made via Paypal in the link above.  For payment by bank transfer, please contact us for an invoice.

Discounts may be available for multiple places.  Please contact us for details.

New to Field Day

For those new to, or on the fringes of the OD field, a discounted conference fee of £250 plus VAT is being offered. Click here for details.

Terms and Conditions:

  • The conference fee includes lunch and morning/afternoon refreshments.
  • ODN Europe must receive all cancellations in writing by email at:
  • Cancellations received on or before 10th March, 2017 will be refunded in full.  All cancellations received after 10th March, but before 24th March, 2017 will result in a 25% processing fee.  No refunds will be made on cancellations made after 24th March.
  • Conference places may be transferred to another named individual.  Where a delegate has paid the discounted members' fee, the transfer must be to another ODNE member, ODNE must be notified in writing of any such change.