Liberal Democrats

First time at Conference?

We look forward to welcoming you in Brighton!

Please drop us an email if you have any questions about attending or if there's info you can't find on this page.

Don't miss our programme of events for first-time attendees!

Introduction to Conference webinar w. Sal Brinton, President of the UK Liberal Democrats
To be confirmed

Ahead of conference this is your chance to find out what we have planned and put any questions you have to Sal Brinton, President of the Liberal Democrats. Hear her tips on how to get the most out of your first Lib Dem conference.

First timers' Q&A 
Sat, Sept 15, 2018 13:00 - 14:30 • Location TBC

Put your questions to our Conference veterans, Sal Brinton, President of the Liberal Democrats, and Andrew Wiseman, Chair of the Federal Conference Committee (FCC). 

First timers' reception - open to all first-time attendees and free to attend
Sat, Sept 15, 20:00 - 20:45 •  Venue/Location TBC


This is your chance to grab a glass of wine (or soft drink) and meet the other first timers at conference as well as the Parliamentary team and Federal Conference Committee.

First timers' tour - open to all first-time attendees and free to attend
Details will be added soon.


Take a guided tour of the conference and fringe venues - The Brighton Centre and the Hilton Metropole respectively. A member of the HQ Conference Team will show you around the two main conference venues pointing out the key locations and answering your questions on what we have planned.

First timers' trail

Coming Soon!


Have feedback? We want to hear from you!

We want to hear from our first-time attendees about what they liked about conference, how we can improve the first timers' programme, and what they want to see at future conferences. 

You can give us your comments by email before/after conference or during conference please drop by the info desk and ask for a member of the conference team- we look forward to hearing from you!


Here are our FAQs for first timers:

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 Brighton Centre, is a secure site with security on every entrance/exit.

You must wear your conference ID pass (you can collect a lanyard at the main entrance) to gain entry to the venue 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!


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