2023 National LGBT+ Conference

10 – 12 November 2023

ACC Liverpool Kings Dock Street, Liverpool L3 4FP

UNISON’s LGBT+ Self-Organised Group Committee has agreed to hold a LGBT+ Self-Organised Group Conference on Friday 10th November to Sunday 12th November 2023.

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 21th July 2023

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.

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 an email confirmation from OCS. Deadline for registration is Thursday 17th August 2023 at 12pm.

Use the link below to search for your branch details:

Click here for UNISON Branch Finder

Travel Arrangements

Please consider the impact on the environment when making your decision on how to travel to Conference.

Branches are asked to book all travel arrangements for Conference through Stewart Corporate Travel via email at unison@stewarttravelmanagement.com or call 0800 091 4272. Please advise Stewart Corporate Travel if your delegates have railcards.

Branches are reminded that:

  • Travel costs for Delegates only will be funded from National Office
  • Travel costs for Visitors must be paid for by the branch.  Please note that a booking fee is applicable – further details from Stewart Corporate Travel.

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.

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

Request for first class travel and driving to conference should be made by 12pm Thursday, 26 October 2023.


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

Branches are encouraged to arrange accommodation through Visit Liverpool accommodation Booking Service. 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 go to:

Link: https://liverpoolcvbres.bzon.uk/event/lgbtplusconf2023

Email: bookings@liverpoolcvbres.co.uk 

Phone: 0151 372 9570

As rooms and rates are guaranteed until 27th September 2023 it is advisable to book accommodation early. After this date it may not be possible to book rooms at special rates for selected hotels. If you wish to make a group booking  (10+ rooms), or you are experiencing any difficulties in completing your booking online, please contact the Liverpool Convention Bureau team at accommodation@marketingliverpool.co.uk

The exclusive rates are only available when booked via Liverpool Convention Bureau


Deadline for submission of motions 12:00pm Friday, 21 July 2023
Publication of Preliminary Agenda Friday, 11 August 2023
Deadline for submission of delegates 12:00pm Thursday, 17 August 2023
Deadline for submitting crèche places 12:00pm Thursday, 24 August 2023
Deadline for submitting reasonable adjustment requests for access 16.00pm Thursday, 31 August 2023


Deadline for submission of amendments 12:00pm Friday, 15 September 2023


Deadline for proposals for motions/ amendments to rule for 2024 national delegate and service group conferences 12:00pm Friday, 15 September 2023
Deadline for submission for LGBT+ recruitment and organising awards 12:00pm Friday, 15 September 2023
Deadline for nominations 12:00pm Friday, 15 September 2023
Publication of Final Agenda Friday, 13 October 2023
Deadline for reasonable adjustment requests for travel 12:00pm Thursday, 26 October 2023
Deadline for emergency motions/ priorities 12:00pm Friday, 03 November 2023
Deadline for submitting change of delegates on the OCS 11.59pm Wednesday, 08 November 2023

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.