Conference Program Released!

October 23, 2015 11:30 PM
By Alison Rouse

Saturday 7th November 2015
Derby Moor Sports College


9:15am The day opens with our "pre-conference fringe" debate on "Trains and infrastructure"

10:30am AGM begins with an "Introduction and Welcome" from Regional Chair, Phil Smith.

Conference, Part1 (after AGM):

  • In the main hall, the first policy debate: "Leading Not Leaving: The Euro Referendum" chaired by Policy Officer, Ross Pepper
  • In seminar room1, we have the "East Midlands Social Media Consultation" facilitated by Exec member Becky Thomas. Be part of the project to develop what the Regional Party will be doing with online promotion and social media

.LUNCH - Provided by Conference Hosts, the Derby City Party.

.Conference, Part2:

  • Speech from Party President, Baroness Sal Brinton
  • In the main hall, we have two more policy debates, "STV for Local Government Elections" followed by "Dealing with Graduate Unemployment & Improving Vocational Training".
  • In seminar room1, we have "Learn to Speak With Confidence" followed by a debate and seminar session on "The Human Rights Act" with Anita Prabhakar, PPC Leicester South.
  • In seminar room2, we have "What does it take to be a Candidate and what is a Returning Officer?"with Leon Duveen & Pat Wildgoose, followed by "How to Chair a Meeting" with Barbara Pearce

The main hall will then play host to "The Euro Session", hosted by Phil Knowles, Leon Duveen and Ex-MEP Bill Newton Dunn, with keynote speech from Lord Dick Newby.


Conference, Part3:

  • In the main hall, we have another policy debate, "Preventing Radicalisation & Extremism". Followed by an emergency motion on "Junior Doctors & the NHS"
  • In seminar room1 we have well known Lib Dem blogger and PR expert Mark Pack with "Why we need to build a larger core vote for the party - and how to get started in your area"?
  • In seminar room2 we have Master NLP Practitioner and Lib Dem member, Simon Foster running his "Basic NLP techniques to make you more successful: Managing yourself & your time".


East Midlands Liberal Democrats Regional Conference
Saturday 7th November 2015
Derby Moor Sports College Moorway Lane, Littleover, Derby, DE23 2FS

Lord Newby will be the keynote speaker
at the Regional Dinner organised by Lucy Care PPC and Derby Liberal Democrats

To find out more about the fantastic Regional Conference and book a ticket click HERE

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