28 – 30 October 2017
Manchester Central Convention Centre
Registration and enquiries
If you want to attend the conference, please contact your branch, who can register you as a delegate or visitor on the Online Conference System. If you have any queries about the conference, contact our conference office (see details below).
Please help us to help the environment
We’re doing our best to reduce the environmental impact of our conferences. This year, we are providing all delegates with the chance to opt out of being sent paper copies of our conference materials as part of the delegates’ despatch. All these documents will be available online via the conference app, and on the UNISON website. You can then download them onto your laptop or tablet to view online while you are at conference. If you wish to opt out please indicate this on the ‘Extras’ screen options on the Online Conference System (OCS). If you do not opt out, you will be sent all documentation in hard copy form.
For further information, please see the ‘Opting Out’ document below.
Venue and accommodation
Manchester Central, Petersfield, Manchester M2 3GX
Read more about the Manchester Central Convention Centre on their website.
Visit Manchester is the official accommodation provider for the UNISON Disabled Members’ Conference 2017. All rooms are held on an on-line system, allowing you to book and secure your own accommodation using either pro-forma invoices or credit/debit card. If you require any assistance with your reservation, support is available via the Accommodation Booking Team.
To book accommodation for this event, please use the following: https://aws.passkey.com/go/UNISON2017
Negotiated rates will be available to book until the end of the day on the 29th September 2017, so please book as soon as possible to guarantee a room. If you require accommodation beyond this date or you have any queries about the website, please contact Visit Manchester (see below).
For all accommodation enquiries please call the Accommodation Booking Team on 0161 238 4563 / 4514 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Manchester as a destination please log onto www.visitmanchester.com; here you will discover all things to do in Manchester – from events and attractions to fine dining and a great night out.
Download a printable version of the city centre map
For city transport information please the Transport for Greater Manchester site.
Branches are asked to book all travel arrangements for conference through Stewart Corporate Travel. Travel application forms are attached to the conference bulletin below. Wherever possible, please ensure train tickets are delivered to you directly as collecting them from stations incurs an extra charge.
Travel costs for delegates will be funded nationally; travel costs for visitors must be paid for by the branch. Branches are responsible for funding their delegates’ and visitors’ attendance at conference. Subsistence should cover the cost of accommodation, meals, childcare, dependent care and facilitation.
Who should attend
Full details on who can attend, branch representation, proportionality and fair representation are available in the conference bulletin.
Contact the conference office
UNISON Conference Office, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY
Tel: 020 7121 5123