Over the last year we have been experimenting with the EPLE – an opportunity for those engaged in practices and programming around public engagement (PE) and other forms of community-university activity to have some time and space to stimulate innovation in what they do. We will be hosting an EPLE on the 2nd December in Bristol, as a wrap around for the Engage conference. The event is scheduled to run from 12noon to 4.30pm followed by an opportunity to join a social evening at a local restaurant. It would be great to welcome people interested in getting involved in this new network. More information will be available in September, but in the meantime do hold the date if you want to get involved.