We want new members and those attending Conference for the first time to feel comfortable and welcome. It can be daunting to join a huge group of people who all seem to know one another... But in fact around 40% of those at Conference are there for the first time, so you won't be alone!
There will be a first timers desk at Conference where you can ask questions or just touch base if you are feeling a bit lost, and an introductory session to how Conference works, and how policy is developed in the Green Party.
Take a look at this video to see what it's like coming to Conference for the first time!
You can also get a flavour what it's like at Conference by looking through the photos from our last Conference in Bristol.
In late April and few weeks before Conference we will be organising a couple of webinars to guide you through what to expect at Conference. In the meantime take a look at our FAQs and get in touch with your own questions!
What’s the social side of things like? I’m coming by myself - will it be easy to meet people?
Yes! Conference is a really friendly event and a great opportunity to meet like minded Greens from across the country. And we are working on lots of lovely social activities such as a beach clean with Surfers against Sewage, walking tours of Scarborough, sea swimming with a local club, yoga, receptions, quiz, karaoke, games nights and more!
How easy is it to meet up with other Greens from my local area?
We have regional tables in the dining area which are a nice way to meet people from your area in a relaxed way. Some local and regional parties will organise social events or meet ups during Conference too, and they’ll get in touch with those details ahead of Conference.
How far is the venue from the train Station? Should I get a taxi or can I walk?
It is a 15 minute walk from the station to the venue, downhill to the venue, uphill to the station. We’re looking at putting on a shuttle bus between the station and venue - watch this space… In the the meantime you can take a look at the travel information here to check out the various options for travel to and around Scarborough.
I need help getting around. Will you be able to support me?
We aim to make Conference as accessible as possible and assist members to attend. Take a look at the accessibility information here, and get in touch if you have any more questions.
What are plenaries? Why are they important? What happens there?
Plenaries are the sessions at Conference where Green Party policy is developed through debate and voted on. You can find out more information about the different types of sessions at Conference in the Guide to Conference for First Timers.