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Q: Can I volunteer?
A: Yes. When you buy your ticket, you will be asked whether or not you are interested in hearing about volunteering opportunities. If you select 'Yes', we will be in touch via email.
Q: I can no longer attend conference - can someone attend in my place?
A: If you are no longer able to attend and have already bought a ticket, you are not able to cancel your ticket, but you can re-assign your ticket to somebody else who can re-imburse you the cost. To do so, go back to your ticket booking and edit this through Tito, the ticket booking website.
Q: Do I need to be a member to come?
A: No, anyone can buy a ticket and attend conference. Members do however receive discounted rates. If you are not a member and would like to be, make the most of our membership and conference ticket combo offer here - at only £100, that's a saving of £43!
Q: I have never been to a conference before - what should I expect?
A: At conference WE will improve and endorse the WE Policy Document, discuss and decide on motions, select representatives for the Steering Committee, select representatives for the Policy Committee, and make new policy proposals. Party conference will also offer workshops and training and you will have the chance to meet other WE members and supporters from all across the UK.
Q: Can I bring my child? Is childcare provided?
A: Parents and carers are welcome to bring children under the age of 14 to conference. Childcare options will be provided for free on site, and children are welcome to participate in conference activities unless otherwise stated on the agenda. We ask that children are supervised at all times, and that you bring activities to occupy them. Young people aged 14 or over on the 7th September 2018 are required to purchase a ticket: a young person's discount ticket is available. When purchasing your ticket, you will be asked whether you would like childcare during the weekend. If you select 'Yes', we will be in touch for further information. Please note, the deadline for childcare applications is 17th August 2018.
Q: Can I contribute so that more members can come to conference?
A: WE have set up a dedicated fund to improve accessibility for members attending conference. You can donate to the fund w
Q: I can't afford a ticket. Can I still come?
A: WE have set up a dedicated fund to improve accessibility for members attending conference. The fund is made up of a contribution from the core conference budget as well as donations from party members. The fund can subsidise tickets, travel or accommodation. WE have a limited number of supported places available. The deadline to submit applications has now CLOSED.
The fund is intended to subsidise conference tickets for:
members on a low-income or
members whose weekend might incur costs which would be prevent them from attending (for example, employment of a carer).
Please note, the deadline for supported ticket applications has now closed.
Q: Can I park at the venue?
A: Yes, parking is available. Find out more and plan your travel.
Q: Can I stay at the venue?
A: No, but there are local accommodation options nearby, including camping and hotels. Take a look at the local options.
Q: I have accessibility needs. How can I let you know?
A: When you purchase you a ticket, you will be asked to let us know about any accessibility needs so that we are able to ensure these are met. We ask that all accessibility needs requiring a BSL interpreter are submitted to us by 10th August.
Q: Are press places available?
A: Places for accredited journalists and photographers will be available. To register interest, please email [email protected].
Q: Is there step-free access?
A: Yes - the venue has step-free access from the street and there is a wheelchair-accessible lift between the ground and first floor.
Q: I am only able to come to one day of the conference - is this possible?
A: You can come for only one day, however the only tickets available for conference are full weekend tickets. The cost is the same regardless of how many days you attend. This is because the conference has been planned and designed to enable people to fully participate in the party's democratic process - the events and activities on Friday and Saturday will prepare you for your role in party business on Sunday.
Q: Is there a prayer or quiet room available?
A: Yes, there will be a quiet space available suitable for prayer or contemplation, and also for people who need to take a break and get away from crowds.
Q: I need to bring a carer with me, how do I arrange a carer pass?
A: Please contact us directly to discuss potential arrangements for carers. Email [email protected]
Q: I want to submit a motion to conference, where do I find the information about how to do this?
A: The submissions process will begin in June and will be open for a month. We will be emailing all ticket holders to notify them and will update the website as more information becomes available.
Q: Will dietary requirements be catered for?
A: There will be street food vans available across the weekend which will serve a variety of meals and snacks, this will include gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. We will update the website with further information closer to the time.
Q: I am interested in having a stand at conference - where can I find information?
A: If you'd like to find out more about having a stall at conference, please contact please contact Mary on [email protected] or call us on 020 7407 9230.
Q: How can I submit a motion to conference?
A: Submissions for motions are now closed. To understand the motions process, see our step-by-step guide.
Motions and amendments to those motions for debate can be proposed by a local branch (or branches) or not less than 20 members working together. The Party Leader and the Steering Committee can also put forward motions. The Agenda Committee takes motions into consideration and may contact you to ask for it to be combined with other similar motions. The Agenda Committee will let you know if your motion will be picked for debate or not.
Q: I can't make it to conference - how can I make my voice heard?
A: You can stand for the elected positions and put forward motions and amendments even if you cannot attend Party Conference. The best way to ensure your voice is heard is to be active in your local branch. Find your branch or start a new one.
Q: I'd like to find out more about sponsoring conference.
A: If you'd like to find out more about sponsoring opportunities at conference, please contact Mary on [email protected] or call us on 020 7407 9230.
Q: I've never been to conference before. What can I expect?
A: Read about the experiences of some of our 2016 delegates to get a flavour of what to expect from conference.
Q: I'm a student OR I'm under the age of 25. Can I buy a cheaper ticket?
A: Yes, there are discounted young person or students' tickets available on the main ticketing website. By buying this discounted ticket you are confirming that you will be under 25 OR a student on 7th September 2018. You will be required to provide photographic ID as proof when you register at the venue. If you are unable to prove your age or that you are a student you will be required to pay the outstanding amount to the value of a full-price ticket. Please note - membership discount can also be applied to this ticket.
Q: Can I stand for Policy or Steering Committee?
A: Any WE party member can stand, however the deadline for applications has now passed.