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Federal Conferences 2024

We hope you can join us in 2024 for our Lib Dem Conferences: 

Spring Conference: 15-17 March 2024, York
Main venue: Barbican, Paragon Street, York YO10 4AH
HQ & fringe hotel: Novotel, Fishergate, York YO10 4FD (5 mins walk, 0.2 miles to Barbican) & fringe hotel: Hilton, 1 Tower Stret, York YO1 9WD (8 mins walk, 0.4 miles to Barbican)
To book the Novotel: email: or phone: 01904 611660 (Mon-Sun 09.00-17.00) and quote: Libdem24 for preferential rates
To book the Hilton click here or phone: 01904 648111 and quote: 903 for preferential rates
To book other accommodation click here 
Registration for Spring Conference will open in November 2023.

Autumn Conference: 14-17 September 2024, Brighton
Main venue: Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2GR
HQ & fringe hotel: The Grand, 97-99 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2FW (1 minute walk to Brighton Centre)
Please book your accommodation click here
Registration for Autumn Conference will open in May 2024.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your conference questions: Answered



  • We are currently only able to take registration payments by either credit or debit card. If you have a specific difficulty that prevents you from paying by this method, please contact the conference office at and they will try to help.

  • The VAT receipt is included in your booking confirmation email. If you have difficulty locating this please contact us at and we will resend it to you.

  • Full information on how to submit your photo is available when registering. New users will need to upload a JPEG passport photo during the registration process.

  • Full details of our cancellation policy and deadlines are available on our registration pages for Spring Conference.

  • All conference pass applications are non-transferable. Should you need to cancel your application, full details of our cancellation policy and deadlines are available on our event pageTerms and Conditions on the registration pages for Autumn Conference.

  • We do not offer one day ticket for Spring Conference. Please go to 'Register' to see all the ticket categories. 

  • In some cases it is possible to make changes to passes at the discretion of the conference team. Administration charges may apply. Please contact the conference office at

  • Details of when your photo conference pass should arrive are given in your confirmation email at the time of booking. Should your pass not have arrived by this point please contact us at

  • If your pass doesn’t arrive before you leave for conference please come to on-site registration at conference. Location details and opening times will be in the relevant Conference Directory.

  • Replacement passes are available at a cost of £10 on-site at the on-site registration desk.

  • If you create a new account rather than logging into your existing record then you will need to complete all the relevant registration fields. This also means your photo won’t be on file. This will cause delays to your registration and when your pass can be sent to you. We would strongly advise all returning users to log back into their existing accounts details via the unique link in our conference invitation emails.

  • If you do not remember your password, simply put your username in and click the 'Send me my Password' link. This will trigger an automatic reminder email to the address you gave when you last registered. Alternatively use the unique link in your invitation email.

  • We estimate the registration process will take less than 10 minutes to complete. For returning users we estimate the time to be significantly less.

  • In order to register as a member you will need your membership number. This is in the footer of any emails sent to you from the Liberal Democrats. For a reminder please contact

  • Yes! We offer a discounted members registration rate for those who are full time students. Simply answer the “Are you a claimant question?” with “Yes” and follow the instructions on how to submit your claimant proof.

  • We do offer a claimant rate for members who claim certain benefits (listed during the registration process) and provide proof of their status. Simply answer the “Are you a claimant question?” with “Yes” and follow the instructions on how to submit your claimant proof.

  • If you’re a member under the age of 18 we offer a discounted registration flat rate of £5. Simply register in the 'Under 18' category and ensure you complete the Parental Consent Form section of your registration.

  • Charity observer passes are only available to charities with a valid charity number. Any others will need to register as regular commercial observers.

  • There is no limit on the number of passes an eligible organisation can apply for as a charity observer.

  • Observer passes give full access to the auditorium, fringe and exhibition.

  • The Liberal Democrats have a limited number of mobility scooters available to hire free of charge. They are available on a first come, first served basis and will need to be picked up from the conference centre and will need to be returned each evening for charging. To request use of a mobility scooter, email

  • Please email the Conference Office at with your details and those of your carer. You will then be issued with a discount code to allow your carer to register free of charge.

  • Unfortunately there is no capacity to have this at our Spring Conference.

  • At Spring Conference, the agenda is set by the FCC in mid-January and published online in late February.

  • You can view Conference Papers from previous conferences here.

  • You will be able to watch a live feed from the auditorium on your own laptop/ device and be able to vote on all motions via Mi-Voice

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