After the success of our conference agenda talk through ahead of Spring conference, we are running a similar session at 7pm on Tuesday 31 August ahead of Autumn conference.
Conference is always a great opportunity to get involved with policy - and to speak on subjects you care about or in which you have personal experience or expertise. But not everyone knows where to start or how much value they can add to the discussions. (And with our conference online again, even regular contributors won't have the usual train ride to conference to read through the agenda and work out their speaking plan either!)
To support our members in taking part in the debates, join us for an evening talking through the policy motions on the Spring conference agenda. We will also cover how to submit your speaker's card online and what to include to improve your chances of being selected to speak. And even if you can't make it to conference but love talking or hearing about policy, this is a great session to join.
Our guest speaker and expert guide this time around is Cara Jenkinson from the Federal Conference Committee.
1. Introduction - to Cara and to conference
2. Vote on which motions you would most like to discuss in the session - with so many motions, we won't be able to cover them all in one session
3. Discussion of motions most of interest to those attending, covering the issues at the heart of the policy motions, ways to increase your chances of getting called to speak on that motion and areas for particular debate
We will also cover how to submit a speaker's card.
There will be a further event ahead of conference focused entirely on Lib Dem Women's motion on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls for people who hope to speak in that debate to help you hone your speeches. More details here.
So whether you are interested in discussing policy with fellow LDW members or identifying opportunities to speak at conference, please join us for what is sure to be an interesting evening.
PS Take a look at this piece written by our previous speaker Jennie Rigg about speaking at a (real) conference to whet your appetite.