2019 Community Conference

1 – 3 March 2019

Southport Convention Centre

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Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of motions on the OCS

    9 November 2018 — 1:00 pm

  • Deadline for submission of delegates on the OCS

    17 December 2018 — 6:00 pm

  • Deadline for submission of amendments to motions on the OCS

    4 January 2019 — 1:00 pm

  • Deadline for registering creche/babysitting requests on the OCS

    7 January 2019 — 6:00 pm

  • Deadline for requesting reasonable adjustments for access on the OCS

    17 January 2019 — 6:00 pm

  • Deadline for submitting emergency motions on the OCS

    22 February 2019 — 6:00 pm

  • Deadline for submitting changes of delegates on the OCS

    25 February 2019 — 6:00 pm

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 (OCS). If you have any queries about the conference, contact our conference office (see details below).

Please help us to help the environment

We are 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 dispatch. 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


Southport Theatre and Convention Centre, The Promenade, Southport PR9 0DZ


There is an online accommodation booking service available at www.VisitSouthport.com – just click on ‘accommodation’.

Please ensure that members have written confirmation of any booked and paid for accommodation.

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 and sharer 1s will be funded nationally; travel costs for visitors and Sharer 2s 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.

Contact the Conference Office

UNISON Conference Office, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY

Tel: 020 7121 5123