• Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM · 225 rsvps

    London Region Autumn Conference 2020

    Here is the information that you need for the AGM and Autumn Conference on Saturday (24th October), including reports and agendas.

    The event is being run on zoom - and we will using some of the new features of Zoom so it will help us all if you can make sure you've got the most recent version of zoom installed on your system.

    The AGM starts at 10:00, the Autumn Conference at 11:00, both will be run using the same zoom link.   There are 4 separate training sessions and each has its own zoom link - more information below. 

    We will email you the zoom code for the main meeting and the training sessions when you rsvp for the event. 

    Speaking at Conference - we are going to try to take as many questions as possible using the chat function - moderators will monitor the chat and select questions.   For some particularly popular sessions we've set up a virtual speaker card - it will help if you can log your request here before Conference starts.  


    The following written reports are available for you to download and read in advance:


    The Agenda for the AGM is:

    10:00 Chair's Report (Ben Sims)
      Treasurer's Report (Matthew Green)
      Campaign Report (Pete Dollimore)
      Diversity Report (Simran Meije)
      Digital Report (Gareth Shelton)
    10:20 Q&A to all officers
    10:30 Motion to the Conference from Hammersmith & Fulham Party (download motion here)
    10:40 Debate and Vote on the Motion
    11:00 AGM Closes


    The Agenda for the Autumn Conference is:

    11:00 Formal opening of Conference (Ben Sims)
    11:00-12:00 Training Sessions (see below)
    11:10 London 2021 campaign briefing (Anood Al-Samerai with Bobby Dean, Simran Mejie, Gareth Shelton and Alice Bridges-Westcott)
    12:15 Party Leader Ed Davey - Address to Conference and Q&A 
    13:00 Break for Lunch
    13:00-14:00 Training Sessions (see below)
    14:00 Meet Luisa Porritt and Caroline Pidgeon, plus Q&A to GLA Candidates Hina Bokhari, Rob Blackie and Gareth Roberts
    15:00 Party President Mark Pack - presentation and Q&A
    15:45 Consultation on 5 year plan for London Region - presentation by Claire Bonham followed by breakout rooms on different topics 
    16:30 Conference Close (Ben Sims)
    16:40 Virtual Pubs and Cafes


    Details of the training sessions are:

    11:00    Safeguarding - Amanda Curtin and Tim Verboven

    11:00    Making your Candidate Pool More Diverse - Craig O'Donnell and Mary Reid

    13:00    Talking to Voters - Tim Verboven and Dawn Barnes

    13:00    Planning your Digital Campaign - Craig O'Donnell and Drew Heffernan


    As you know, the Autumn Conference is normally an important fund raiser for the region, but we've made it free to all members by using zoom. Please would you consider a donation to our 2021 campaign funds.  

    Let's have a great Conference!   

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 06:30 PM

    London Tuesday Phonebank


    We now have elections for the London Mayor and Assembly next May and council elections in every London borough the following year. This is a great opportunity for us to build stronger Liberal Democrat presence across the whole of our capital city, campaigning in all our diverse communities. 

    As ever, we can only do this working together so if you can please join us in making phone calls to our members and potential supporters so we can spread the word better!

    And do have to hand a glass of wine, cup of tea or even a large cake to enjoy during the the social bits!

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