Liberal Democrats

Back in person


Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference

17th - 20th September 2022

Brighton

For the first time since the pandemic, join us in Brighton for our Autumn Conference, catch-up with friends, participate in discussions, hear from the experts, ask questions and get world class training - there’s something for everyone.

Registration opens in May

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Some of the people you might meet at conference

Make your mark

Conference is where our party makes decisions. Every member has an equal right to attend, an equal say and an equal voice.

This Spring, we're taking Conference 100% online, giving you more access than ever before.

Whatever you want out of your membership, there's something for everyone happening at Conference, including:

  • Live Q&As with MPs & Party Figures
  • Live debates on the big issues
  • Fringe sessions with expert guest speakers on a huge range of topics
  • Meet other delegates and make friends, new and old
  • Hear from our Party's leaders from across the UK
  • Get world-class training on how to campaign for change

Sound good? Register now and get your all-access pass.

Register

*All prices include VAT.

Register as first timer

If you're a member and have never been to conference before, you can register as a first-timer for just £60* and get you full access to the online conference.

Register as a member

If you register as a member today, tickets are just £75* until the 15th June and you get full access to the conference. Day or Weekend tickets are also available.

Register as a claimant

Claimant registration is £20* and is open to members & supporters who are under 18, students or on benefits. Claimant registration gives you full access to the online conference.

Supporter

Supporter registration is £75* until the 15th June and gives you full access to the conference.

Diplomat

Register to attend as
a diplomat for £450* until the 13th July.

Register ➜

Observers

Work for a charity or company? Register to attend as an Charity observer for £250* or as a Commercial Observer for £550 until the 13th July.

Register ➜

Wera Hobhouse speaking at our last conference

Conference Venue

Conference is taking place in Brighton between Saturday 17th September and Tuesday 20th September.

Venue: Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2GRM

Official hotel: The Grand Hotel, 97-99 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2FW (directly next to Brighton Centre).

Brighton Centre is a 15 minute walk from Brighton train station (0.7 miles).

Venue Accessibility ➜

Why attend?

One of the defining features of the Liberal Democrats is that we have a democratic conference with one member, one vote.

We discuss and debate policy together and party officers and Parliamentarians are held to account.

Fantastic training programme that helps all our members develop a wide range of skills. i.e. how to become an MP

Spokesperson Q&A - pose questions directly to our MPs and peers.

Lots of opportunity to network with like-minded members

Our Autumn conference will be in person, in sunny Brighton.

If you want to debate big ideas, listen to passionate speakers, hear from experts on every topic under the sun, learn new skills, or just make new friends who share your values, then conference is the place for you.

Register now ➜ First timer info

What's happening?

The agenda will be announced later this Summer.

Plan your trip

Get involved

Wera Hobhouse speaking at our last conference

First time
going to conference?

Immerse yourself in a new experience, watch, enjoy and vote on policies and join fringe events, social networking, training and more. Plus, as part of our special first timers programme, you'll meet people from behind the scenes, a special intro from Ed Davey, committee members and senior HQ staff to ask questions and learn more.

Still not sure? So you know what to expect, we've pulled togther a comprehensive first-timer's guide for our Autumn conference.

Read the guide ➜

FAQs

We're expecting registration to open after the May elections.

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 [email protected] and they will try to help.

A link to a VAT receipt is included in your booking confirmation email. If you have difficulty locating this please contact us at [email protected] 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 Autumn 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 in our Terms and Conditions on the registration pages for Autumn Conference.

We do not offer a fringe-only pass. Please note Commercial passes are for a minimum of two days.

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 [email protected]

Details of when your 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 [email protected]

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 available on this page.

Replacement passes are available at a cost of £10 on-site and are issued at the discretion of the Conference Registration Manager.

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 have problems remembering 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 to hand. This is in the footer of any emails sent to you from the Liberal Democrats. For a reminder please contact our Customer Service Team at [email protected]

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 fall into our claimant category 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 £10. 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 at this discounted rate.

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 [email protected]

Please email the Conference Office at [email protected] 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.

A multi-faith prayer and meditation room is located within the Brighton Centre and will be signed.

At Autumn Conference, the agenda is set by the FCC in late July and published online in August.

You can view Conference Papers from previous conferences here.

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Charity or Company?

Make the most of conference, book now!

Book a fringe, exhibit, advertise on the Conference App and Conference Directory, host a roundtable / reception / dinner/ summit plus sponsorship opportunities and onsite branding. Find out about discounts and special offerings.

Email [email protected] or telephone: 07825 364750 to find out more.

The Commercial Opportunities Brochure for Autumn Conference is available to download. Please register your interest to download the brochure.

Download the Commercial Opportunities Brochure ➜

Some of the people you might meet at conference