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CIC ConstructionSkills hosts Think! Next Generation

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CIC ConstructionSkills have joined forces with Think! to organise 3 interactive events for young professionals in the built environment running from the 1-3 May 2007.

About Think! Next Generation:
This special event programme will provide a platform for up and coming young professionals to network, contribute to The Think! Charter (5 pledges to green our industry), and develop team working and communication skills.
All Think! Next Generation participants receive a ticket to attend the plenary sessions at the main Think! conference and exhibition.

About Think!:
Think! is a 3 day conference and exhibition that explores the wider responsibilities of the property and construction industries as we deal with the issues of climate change, urban renewal and development. Speakers include Al Gore, Will Hutton & Lord Coe.
For more information on Think! visit
The Think! Next Generation schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, 1 May, 5-7pm: Speed Networking with Sponge*
The most efficient form of networking, but also lots of fun. Speed networking provides a structured environment where you can talk to people you wouldn’t have otherwise come into contact with.
Wednesday, 2 May, 5-7pm: Discussion and Debate: Making the Built Environment Greener
This workshop & discussion will be based on the 5 pledges to help make the built environment green, produced as a result of Prince Charles’ workshop at the conference. The findings will be reported back to the main conference on day 3 during a session chaired by Peter Ainsworth, Shadow Environment Secretary. This is an opportunity for the Next Generation group to contribute directly to the larger Think! debate.
Thursday, 3rd May, 4-6pm: Construction Games & Cocktail Reception

More fun to wind-down, but this time working in project teams to replicate a model building made out of building blocks. Of course, there is a catch – but this will only be revealed later!

Our games will be followed by a cocktail reception and traditional-style networking.
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*Sponge is a network of open-minded individuals who share a particular interest in sustainable development. These individuals generally work in, or are associated with the development of our built environment; from bricks and mortar through design, engineering and planning to communities and regeneration.