2017 LGBT Conference

17 – 19 November 2017

Brighton 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 are not out in your branch, it is still possible for you to attend conference, full details are in the conference bulletin below.

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

Venue
Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

Accommodation
Branches are encouraged to arrange accommodation through Brighton’s Accommodation Booking Service, VisitBrighton.  Using the Booking Service supports the work of our members in local government and ensures our continuing ability, as a not-for-profit organisation, to secure preferential rates for our conference venues.

For full details of current availability and for bookings please visit the UNISON conference registration website.

You can also e-mail: delegates@visitbrighton.com or telephone 01273 292626.

Travel Information
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 below.

National Network Meetings for Black and disabled LGBT members

Leading up to conference, there are separate national meetings for disabled LGBT members and Black LGBT members. Part of the purpose of these meetings is to agree motions from these groups to LGBT Conference.

All members of the groups are encouraged to attend. There will also be meetings at conference itself. The network meetings take place as follows:

Black LGBT members, London, Thursday 14 September 2017, 11.00am–4.00pm

Disabled LGBT members, London, Friday 15 September 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm

Attendance costs will be met from national funds and lunch will be provided. Information has been circulated to branches but further details on how to attend the Network Meetings can be obtained as follows:

Web: www.unison.org.uk/out

Email: out@unison.co.uk

Call in confidence: 020-7121 5799

Contact the conference office

UNISON Conference Office, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY
Tel: 020 7121 5123

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