There will be a meeting space available for policy working groups. Coordinators can book a meeting slot via this online form (google doc).
There will be a meeting space available for special interest groups. Coordinators can book a meeting slot via this online form (google doc).
In addition to plenary sessions and workshops devoted to policy making and organisational issues, there will be fringe and panel sessions on topical issues as well as a full programme of training for activists. Members can apply to run a fringe or panel session.
Fringes: These can be run by members, staff or external organisations and are usually educational or informative rather than directly related to policy, and are held in the breakout rooms. There are always more applications than slots available so they are prioritised according to relevance to the conference theme, topicality, quality of application, etc.
Panel: A panel of expert speakers, often from outside the party, debating a particular topic, usually followed by questions from the floor. These sessions are open to the public and are usually held in the main hall.
Training: These sessions are run by staff ( and sometimes by external trainers) and cover areas such as local party organisation, campaigns, media, policy, electoral activism, etc. Training sessions are generally not open to applications from the membership, but please email us if you have a suggestion or request: email@example.com
The deadline to apply for Fringes and Panels has now passed (15/8/17)
Note: In conference feedback, the most requested subjects for future sessions were: 1. Environment/Climate 2. Agriculture/food production/pesticides 3. Brexit 4. Animals/veganism 5. Wildlife Ecology 6. Political Alliances/Political Strategy 7. Economy/Finance.