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First timer or regular, regional conference has something for everyone – lively policy debate, invaluable training, fantastic networking opportunities and much more.
Conference photos are here on our flickr stream
Our 2017 Autumn conference will be in Lancaster at the University of Cumbria, Bowerham Road, Lancaster LA1 3JD.
It will be held on Saturday 21st October.
Details to come:
- Information for conference exhibitors & Lib Dem groups
- Conference Agenda, Motions and Speakers
Agenda, Motions & Speakers
Our speakers include Tim Farron MP and Wera Hobhouse MP.
These are going to be online a little nearer conference. Motion deadline is 7 September.
After clicking “Add to Cart” you will be taken to the next stage in the booking process which lets you add more tickets if required, and takes name and address details as part of the Paypal payment process – or adds them automatically if you have a Paypal account are already stored as part of it. If you are booking for more than one person we will be in touch for the details of second & further registrations, which the paypal process alas can’t handle.
Alternatively you can print off & post in with cheques / postal orders.
Here is the booking form as a printable PDF
Note online/advance booking will close prior to the conference to allow name badges, registration lists etc to be prepared in time. Postal bookings need to be posted in time to be processed ahead of the event so we recommend at the latest a posting date of 10th October for first class mail.
The postcode for satnav devices is LA1 3JD. The nearest motorway interchange is Junction 34 of the M6 – alternatively you can leave at J33 or J35 and taking the A6.
Conference runs 10am – 430pm, with the registration desk opening at 9.30am.
The Autumn policy motions deadline is 7th September.
The Policy Motion Amendments deadline is 22nd September
Motions should be submitted by by post to Liberal Democrats North West, 23 New Mount St, Manchester M4 4DE, or by email to the regional office.
If you need further help or advice on how best to structure a motion to conference please do get in touch beforehand.
Our training programme includes sessions on
- Designing & Running a Campaign
- Running an Effective Local Party
- Social Media
- Campaigning with Connect
- Leaflet Design
- Nation Builder
A traditional part of conference is the exhibition area, where you can showcase your organisation to Lib Dem party members. Stall bookings open in the summer & alternatively you can book space in the Conference Welcome Pack for flyers and other information about your group or campaign. Email the conference team to arrange this ([email protected]).
Viv Bingham Memorial Lecture
The October 2017 conference will include the fourth Viv Bingham Memorial Lecture.
Each Autumn Conference we recognise the work of Lib Dem volunteers with the North West Liberal Democrats President’s Awards.
Nominations must be submitted before September 29th. Here is the nomination form.
The Conference includes the AGM and election of the 2018 Regional Executive.
Executive nomination forms – online in the summer.
Nomination forms for regional president – online in the summer.
The AGM Minutes & Agenda – online in the summer.