The formal part of conference consists of plenary sessions and workshops on motions devoted to policy making and organisational issues, but there are also various fringe and panel sessions on topical issues and members can apply to run fringes on topics of their choosing. In addition, policy working groups and recognised special interest groups can book a meeting space. For information on how to apply/book see below.
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.
The application deadline for applying to run a fringe has now passed.
Panels: 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. These are not open to membership applications.
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.
There will be a meeting space available for policy working groups. The booking form will be sent directly to all groups.
There will be a meeting space available for recognised special interest groups. The booking form will be sent directly to all groups.
If you are the contact person for a working group or special interest group but did not receive the booking form please email firstname.lastname@example.org