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First timer or regular, voting or non-voting member, regional conference has something for everyone – lively policy debate, invaluable training, fantastic networking opportunities and much more.

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Autumn 2016


Our 2016 Autumn conference will be in Lancaster at the University of Cumbria, Bowerham Road, Lancaster LA1 3JD.

It will be on Saturday 15th October: the agenda has yet to be finalised but the day will run 10am – 430pm.

Details online now:

  • Directions
  • “Early Bird” Booking (online and by post)
  • Information for conference exhibitors & Lib Dem groups
  • How to submit motions / themes for debate
  • President’s Awards honours nomination form

Details coming soon:

  • Conference Agenda
  • Motions and Debates (Motions Deadline: September 5th)
  • Training programme


Up to 10th October (early bird rate)
Standard £20; Concessionary rate £15After 10th October
Standard £25; Concessionary rate £20

Local Party

Alternatively you can print off & post in with cheques / postal orders our Downloadable Booking Form (PDF)

Note online 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.

lancaster map of campusGetting There

Here is a campus map of the Gateway building and the Lancaster site. The address is University of Cumbria, Bowerham Road, Lancaster LA1 3JD.

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 – 5pm, with the registration desk opening at 9.30am.

Policy Debates

The Autumn policy motions deadline is 12 noon on Monday September 5th, 2016.

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.

Here is a paper with more information on submitting policy motions. (pdf)

If you need further help or advice on how best to structure a motion to conference please do get in touch beforehand.

Exhibitors Information

A traditional part of conference is the exhibition area, where you can showcase your organisation to Lib Dem party members. Due to the shape of the Lancaster venue we are not running exhibition space this time around, but 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]).


Training Programme

There will be training running throughout the day in parallel with the conference programme.

Training sessions will be listed here nearer the time.

Viv Bingham Memorial Lecture

The October 2016 conference will include the third Viv Bingham Memorial Lecture. Details of our speaker and theme for this will be announced a little nearer to the conference.

President’s Awards

Each Autumn Conference we recognise the work of Lib Dem volunteers with the North West Liberal Democrats President’s Awards.

Nominations are open: download a form here.

Executive 2017

The Conference includes the AGM and election of the 2017 Regional Executive.

Executive nomination forms can be downloaded here

The AGM Minutes & Agenda can be downloaded here


Past Conferences

Click here to read about previous regional conferences.