Conference Programme 2016

Conference Programme 2016

Politics is stalling. WE are the startup.

WE First Party Conference

25 - 27 November 2016

Venue
Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, M17 1AB

Nominated Chair
Hannah Peaker, Chief of Staff, Women’s Equality Party

Programme
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Friday 25 November

16.30 – 18.30 - Registration
This can take a long time so please arrive promptly

17.00 – 21.00 - Eat-Out
Street food stalls serve food from around the world

19.00 – 20.30 - WE are the Start-up

Sophie Walker, Leader of the Women’s Equality Party opens proceedings

Sandi Toksvig, M.C. asks Why Are Women Missing from History?

Catherine Mayer, WE President, on Putting Women into History

Music & film screening

20.30 - 23.00 - WE Voices

Members & supporters are invited to speak up in this open mic session

20.30 – 00.00 - Raise the Bar at the Bar


Saturday 26 November 

08.30 – 09.00 - House Opens

Tea & coffee, meet & greet

09.00 – 09.45 - How Does this Work?

Hannah Peaker, nominated Conference Chair & WE Chief of Staff, introduces the conference format, how to vote & who does what

09.45 - 10.00 - Vote for Conference staff

Meet the candidates for the WE Policy Group & Steering Committee

10.00 – 11.45 - Breakout

Seminars debating different ways WE can bring equality to everyone

12.00 – 13.00 - Speak Out

Sophie Walker, Leader of the Women’s Equality Party

13.00 – 16.00 - Voting Opens 

Vote for the WE Steering Committee & Policy Group

13.00 – 17.00 - Curiosity Killed the Stat: Workshops & Training

30-minute sessions led by WE staff & experts, including:

Mobilisation: Building a movement for change

Money talks: Fundraising for a political party

Messaging: Cutting through the noise

Top 10 questions WE members need to answer

Understanding your privilege

Being a WE candidate

Direct action

Future traditions: Women in the built environment

Immigration: What does it mean for women?

How childcare will transform the UK

What Women Want 2.0

13.00 – 16.00 - Branching Out

Workshop with branch leaders, data managers, treasurers & digital officers

13.00 – 16.00 - Festival of Ideas

Ideas-led talks by guest speakers

13.30 – 16.30 - What are WE Missing?

Stella Duffy, WE founding member, writer and theatremaker, facilitates an Open Space event to discuss whatever YOU think WE need to do. Bring your questions, thoughts, hopes, and dreams for WE

17.00 – 19.00 - Break

19.00 – 02.00 - WE Party at Victoria Warehouse


Sunday 27 November

09.30 – 10.00 - House Opens

Tea & coffee, meet & greet

10.00 – 12.30 - Party Business & Discussions

Reports from:

Steering Committee
Chief of Staff
Treasurer

Party Business: 

Discussions & vote on WE policies
Discussions & vote on motions

12.30 – 13.15 - Lunch

Street food stalls open

13.15 – 13.30 - Approving the Votes

Approval vote on appointments for Steering Committee & Appeals Body appointments
Introduction of the Policy Group, Steering Committee & Appeals Body

13.30 – 16.00 - Party Business Continues

Discussions & vote on the WE Constitution
Discussions & vote on motions

16.30 WE Party - Conference Closes

 

Click here to download, but please note this programme is subject to change.