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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.
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Our 2016 Autumn conference will be in Lancaster at the University of Cumbria, Bowerham Road, Lancaster LA1 3JD. Speakers include Tim Farron MP, Baroness Barker, John Pugh MP, Lord Storey and Mark Pack.
It will be on Saturday 15th October: the agenda will be published shortly but the day will run 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Details online now:
- “Early Bird” Booking (online and by post)
- Information for conference exhibitors & Lib Dem groups
- Training programme
- How to submit motions / themes for debate (deadline passed)
- President’s Awards honours nomination form (deadline passed)
- Conference Agenda, Motions and Speakers (Motions Deadline was September 5th)
Agenda, Motions & Speakers
These are now online here as a PDF; printed copies will be in your conference welcome pack.
(Online / Advance Booking has now closed)
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 our Downloadable Booking Form (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 – 5pm, with the registration desk opening at 9.30am.
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.
If you need further help or advice on how best to structure a motion to conference please do get in touch beforehand.
We will have training sessions on:
- Campaigning from Scratch
- Public Speaking
- Election Law
- How To Use Data
There will also be drop-in support and advice sessions through the day on
- Page Plus
- WordPress / MyCouncillor Sites
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]).
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. Our speaker will be Baroness (Liz) Barker, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for the Voluntary Sector and Social Enterprise.
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.
The Conference includes the AGM and election of the 2017 Regional Executive.
Executive nomination forms can be downloaded here
Nomination forms for regional president can be downloaded here
The AGM Minutes & Agenda can be downloaded here