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Brighton LibDem Conference 15-18 September 2018

September 15, 2018 - September 18, 2018

Brighton ConferenceBrighton LibDem Conference 15-18 September 2018

See LD page for conf. tickets/info. at: https://www.libdems.org.uk/autumn-conference
Join us for our 2018 Autumn Conference at the sunny Brighton seaside. Autumn Conference is our largest annual event and features lively debates, speeches, policy discussions, fringe events and a range of social events. Conference is open to party members, supporters and observers who want to find out more and engage with the Party.

Whether you're a first-time attendee or a regular, we look forward to seeing you!

Green Lib Dem briefing and fringe details below (note some events are open to non-conference goers as outside conf. 'secure zone' such as AGM as usual). Why not make it a day out in Brighton and include the AGM!

Please visit our exhibition stand H10, First Floor, Auditorium 2

Saturday 09.05 Party business
Q5. Submitted by: Stewart Reddaway
Should the Working Group on Climate Change take into account carbon embedded in imports and exports?

Saturday 13.00- 14.15 FRINGE - Fantastic Plastic (or is it?) and Local Green campaigning

Supporting Save our Seas and other drives towards a more renewable future in a circular economy world
with Rt.Hon.Alistair Carmichael MP, Cllr Pippa Heylings (LGA), Cllr Jane Brophy (Greater Manchester - campaigning), Cllr Lucy Care (Derby - circular economy)

Grand Hotel, Consort Room ( adjacent hotel to Conf Centre - open to all )

Saturday 13.00-14.30 Consultative session: Climate Change and the Low Carbon Economy

Saturday 19.45- 20.30 GLD AGM (Note later time due to rally)
Reports, Constitution business, Discussion Q&A and Exec election
The guest speaker Wera Hobhouse, MP, will give their talk at 8.30pm.

For more details please see GLD AGM event webpage

Grand Hotel Consort Room ( adjacent hotel to Conf Centre - open to all )

Followed immediately by:

Saturday 20.45- 21.30 GreenLibDem sponsored #3Blokes In The Pub on Brexit (live recording session) - Jason Hunter and team

Consort Room, Grand Hotel - adjacent hotel to Conf Centre - open to all

Sunday 13.00- 14.00 FRINGE - Is Climate Change Accelerating? and What to do about it - Local projects/campaigning

Latest expert evidence on how and why things are getting warmer quicker than expected with local campaigning ideas +Q&A panel.

Speakers: Sir Ed Davey MP, Prof Keith Barnum (Imperial College London), Prof Nick Cowen (Renewables Specialist), James Baker (ALDC), Jason Hunter (ex- Int'l Trade Negotiator)

Brighton Centre Meeting Rm 1C ( only available to Conference goers )

Sunday 14.30-15.30: Environment Q&A
With Tim Farron, Jenny Randerson & Cathy Bakewell.
Brighton Centre, Meeting Room 1C

Monday 09.00-10.00 F23 Policy motion: An Affordable, Secure Home for All
(with GLD amendment on insulating homes)

Monday 13.00- 14.00 Fringe of Green Liberal Democrats In association with the Vegan Society

A Food Menu for a sustainable and Healthy Future? - Talks and Panel

Our food choice and farming methods are increasingly in the news with their impacts on our health, wellbeing and the planet's sustainability. What policies are better for all?
Speakers: Phil Bennion ( Agric. Political Advisor, Farmer & Ex-MEP), Helen Harwatt (Harvard University Research Fellow), Louise Davies ( Vegan Society, Head of Campaigns, Research and Policy) and Graham Neale (GreenLibDems Chair)

Grand Hotel, Consort Room ( adjacent hotel to Conf Centre - open to all ) - Vegan food refreshments

Monday at 19.45-21.00 Sustainability Hub Reception, in association with GLD

-Speakers: Graham Neale, Chair, Green Liberal Democrats; Duncan Brack, Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House; Rt Hon Sir Edward Davey MP, Former Sec of State, DECC

Hilton Metropole, Sandringham Room ( only available to Conference goers )

Tuesday 14.10-15.30 Closing Speech: Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP