2022 National LGBT+ Conference

18 – 20 November 2022

EICC The Exchange Edinburgh EH3 8EE Scotland

UNISON’s LGBT+ Self-Organised Group Committee has agreed to hold a LGBT+ Self-Organised Group Conference on Friday 18th November to Sunday 20th November 2022.

We have now opened the Online Conferencing System (OCS) to allow branches to register delegates and submit motions in line with the rule-book requirements.

Please note the deadline to submit motions on OCS is 

12.00 noon on Friday 29th July 2022

UNISON’s LGBT+ Self-Organised Group Conference takes place over (Three) day. All delegates and visitors may attend all sessions of conference but voting on motions is restricted to delegates only. Delegates should attend all sessions of Conference.

The conference bulletin will have further information on motion submission from the SOC and submission deadlines.

Delegates should contact their branch to be registered through the OCS.

If you have any queries, please contact the Conference Office at conferences@unison.co.uk 

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). Once you are registered you will receive a email confirmation from OCS.

If you have any queries about the conference, please email conferences@unison.co.uk

Travel Arrangement

Branches are asked to book all travel arrangements for conference through Stewart Corporate Travel by emailing


or telephone:

0800 091 4272

Travel costs for Delegates be funded nationally;
Branches are responsible for funding their visitors attendance at conference. Subsistence should cover the cost of accommodation, meals, childcare, dependent care and facilitation.

Conference Travel should be booked by the cheapest possible means.

Driving is discouraged for conference unless delegates are travelling together or as a reasonable adjustment. Total reclaimable will be the cost of standard tickets or cost of car travel – whichever is the lesser.

The 250 mile / upgraded or 1st Class travel rule is not applicable for conference travel

All travel requests (including upgraded or 1st Class Travel) as a reasonable adjustment must be reviewed and authorised by the Head of Conferences.


Booking accommodation – please book any accommodation required with a reputable provider with a generous cancellation policy.

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


Deadline for submission of motions 12 noon Friday 29 July 2022
Publication of Preliminary Agenda Friday 19 August 2022
Deadline for submission of delegates 5.00pm Thursday 01 September 2022
Deadline for submitting crèche places 5.00pm Thursday 08 September 2022
Deadline for submitting reasonable adjustment requests for access 5.00pm Thursday 08 September 2022
Deadline for submission of amendments 12 noon Friday 23 September 2022
Deadline for proposals for motions/ amendments to rule for 2023 national delegate and service group conferences 12 noon Friday 23 September 2022
Deadline for submission for LGBT+ recruitment and organising awards 12 noon Friday 23 September 2022
Deadline for nominations 12 noon Friday 23 September 2022
Publication of Final Agenda Friday 21 October 2022
Deadline for emergency motions/ priorities 12 noon Friday 11 November 2022
Deadline for submitting change of delegates on the OCS 11.59pm Monday 14 November 2022

Personal Pronouns

It is now possible to add your personal pronouns to the online conference system so that they can appear on your credentials.

For information on how to do this, please visit the UNISON website, click on events, choose your conference and scroll to the documents at the bottom of the page and open “Personal pronouns in OCS – User guide”.

If you require help, please email the conference team, conferences@unison.co.uk or telephone, 0207 121 5123.