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Annual conference 2019

Conference crowd

Friday 3 May to Sunday 5 May - The International Conference Centre, Telford

The conference will involve debate and policy-making, and delegates will have the chance to hear addresses from the general secretary, incoming national president and guest speakers.

Those attending the conference have the opportunity to engage with our conference sponsors and network with colleagues. 

Delegates will be contacted by their regional and branch secretaries once bookings have opened in December with information on how to book their place at the conference.

Friday 3 May 

1300 - 1430  Branch officials workshop

1400 - 1445  New Attendees’ Meeting

1500 - 1545  Inspirational speaker

1545 - 1730  AGM

Evening - Regional Dinners

Saturday 4 May

0900 - 1000  Opening Ceremony

1030 - 1230  Debate

1400 - 1500  Political Speaker

1530 - 1700  Debate

Evening - Dinner

Sunday 5 May 

0900 – 1030  Debate

1100 - 1130  Political speaker/panel

1130 – 1200 Debate

1200 - 1245  General Secretary  speech

1245              Closing ceremony

1300              Close

Programme subject to change


Delegates bringing partners should note that there will be a number of private sessions that are exclusively open to members only. These will be annotated on the programme.

If you have any queries, email

Travel expenses

Finance and personnel committee will allow reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses for voting delegates (mileage or standard class train). Ticket receipts must be provided with your expense form. If driving, only the driver is entitled to claim mileage and car parking will not be covered. We encourage car sharing.

Click here to access details of the parking app required for this event and the travel claim form.

Official voting delegates please log in to access the booking page


Friday 3 May 1pm - Sunday 5 May 1pm