First time at Conference?

We look forward to welcoming you in Bournemouth!

We want you to get the most out of your time at conference so on these pages you can find more information about planning your trip, what to expect at conference and the special programmes we're putting on for new attendees.

Don't miss our dedicated sessions for first timers:

First timers' Q&A
Saturday 16 September 1330 - 1430 • Bayview Suite 2, BIC

First timers' tour
Saturday 16 September 1430 - 1525 • Meeting point: Bayview Bar, BIC

First timers' reception 
Saturday 16 September 2000 - 2045 • BIC (full details will be sent via email)

Here are our FAQs:

Conference is often one of the first experiences a new member will have of the Party. If you're attending on your own and want to meet other conference-goers before you set off you should check out:

  • Our local events calendar and meet attendees from your area for a pre-conference drink or campaigning session
  • The facebook page! Many who are attending will be on there and will be very happy to help you find your feet

Otherwise we'll arrange first-timer drinks so you can meet other newcomers at the start of conference.

Don't forget your pass!

The main conference venue, the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), is a secure site with security on every entrance/exit.

You must bring along your conference ID pass (you can collect a lanyard at the main entrance) and wear it to gain entry to the BIC and at all times during the conference. 

ID passes can be reissued on-site for a £25 fee, so please don't forget your pass!

If you have any questions about first timers' programme, conference or your stay in Bournemouth please email

We look forward to seeing you at the conference- please stop by the info desk and say hi!

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