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SPRING CONFERENCE 2015

The 2015 Welsh Liberal Democrat Spring Conference will be our last Conference before the General Election.

This is our main Conference, which will be held across two sites in Cardiff. On Friday 27 February, the Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre will be the focus for our events which will culminate in our Gala Dinner with our Guest Speaker, former Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, and member of the 'Gang of Four' that founded the SDP, Baroness (Shirley) Williams.

On the Saturday and Sunday (28 February & 01 March), our venue switches to the School of Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University's Western Avenue Campus.

As it is our last Conference before the Westminster General Election, this Conference promises to be packed with policy debates, fringe events, receptions and many opportunities to meet with candidates, parliamentarians, councillors and our members.

TIMETABLE

[S2015 - Outline Timetable] The outline timetable for the main aspects of the Conference has now been published. This includes the Conference Rally and Dinner on the Friday evening as well as all that is happening in the main conference hall on Saturday and Sunday. NB this is not the final version of the agenda and may be subject to change between now and the start of the Conference. The Welsh Liberal Democrats will keep you informed of any changes. The Conference Guide will be published here at the start of February.

MOTIONS & POLICY PAPERS

Motions

The Conference Committee have now selected the motions for debate at the Conference. Details, including the full text of the motions, can be downloaded here. These motions can be amended. The deadline for Amendments is 12noon, Wednesday 18 February 2014. To submit an amendment or for more information about the amendment process, please contact our Policy Team on 029 2031 3649 or via policy@welshlibdems.org.uk.

Policy Papers

There will be two policy papers discussed at the Conference (please click the relevant link to download)

Healthcare for the Future - Health and Social Care Policy paper

Building a Fairer Society - Inequality Policy Paper

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

MEMBERS:

This year, for the first time all our members will be eligible to vote on decisions made at Conference and members wishing to register for the Conference online can do so by clicking here. (Register before 13 February and save 15% on the full cost of registration).

Alternatively you can download a form here and pay by cheque.

EXTERNAL ORGANISATIONS:

Ministerial colleagues from the UK Coalition Government will be joining us once again and this will give you the opportunity to discuss the key challenges facing your organisation and the country at large with politicians from every level of government as well as the National Assembly for Wales.

We have a range of opportunities available to you including this year our new Business Forum Package which includes a roundtable discussions with the Pensions Minister, Prof Steve Webb MP.

For full information about the various packages available, including the Conference Fringe and Exhibition, please click here.

MEDIA ACCREDITATION:

Accreditation forms for Journalists and their technical staff can be downloaded here.

GALA DINNER

This year, the Gala Dinner will be held on the FRIDAY evening, 27 February at the Holiday Inn and our guest speaker will be Baroness (Shirley) Williams. Tickets are available via the various booking methods for both members and external guests mentioned above.

ACCOMMODATION

A number of rooms have been made available at the Holiday Inn, Cardiff Centre. Their booking line is 0871 942 9240 or you can email them here.

MORE INFORMATION

If you need any further information about the Conference, please speak to our Party Manager, Ian Walton on 029 2031 3400 or click here.