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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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Autumn 2018

Our 2018 Autumn conference will be in Lancaster at the University of Cumbria, Bowerham Road, Lancaster LA1 3JD.

It will be held on Saturday 13th October 2018 and run from 10am – 4.30pm.


Online / early bird booking for Autumn 2018 is now open.

Registration Type
Local Party

You can also register for conference on the day at the conference reception desk.
Conference reception opens at 9.30am on Saturday and conference runs from 10am to 4.30pm.

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

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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 1st October for first class mail.


motionsAgenda, Motions & Speakers

These will be announced nearer the time.

Getting There

The address is University of Cumbria, Bowerham Road, Lancaster LA1 3JDHere are a set of maps as PDF and here is a jpeg campus map of the site.

lancaster map of campus

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.

Policy Debates

The Autumn policy motions deadline is 1st September.

The Policy Motion Amendments deadline is 8th 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 policy team on [email protected]

Here is a (2017) paper with advice & 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.


trainingTraining Programme

Our training programme will be announced nearer the time.

Exhibitors Information

A traditional part of conference is the exhibition area, where you can showcase your organisation to Lib Dem party members.


Stall bookings are to open soon & alternatively you can book space in the Conference Welcome Pack for flyers and other information about your group or campaign.

Stall booking forms will be available from summer 2018.

Viv Bingham Memorial Lecture

The October 2018 conference will include the fifth Viv Bingham Memorial Lecture. Details will follow nearer the time.

President’s Awards

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

Nominations will open summer 2018.

Executive 2019

The Autumn Conference includes the AGM and election of the 2019 Regional Executive.

2018 Executive & English Council representatives nomination forms will be downloadable in summer 2018. Note: nominations close at close of Conference.


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Past Conferences

Click here to read about previous regional conferences.