What I’m up to at Lib Dem conference

by Stephen Tall on October 2, 2014

Inbetween blogging the debates ‘n fringes ‘n stuff, here’s where you’ll find me…

1-2 pm, Crowne Plaza Castle 1 – Chairing CentreForum and British Influence fringe: “How to win a European referendum”. Speakers: Danny Alexander MP; Professor John Curtice, University of Strathclyde; Craig Harrow, Director, Better Together; Professor Dame Helen Wallace.

From 10pm, Crowne Plaza, Castle 3 – join the LibDemVoice team for our annual Awards 2014. The nominations are in – check out the array of awards on offer here – voting will be decided by party members through our pre-conference survey.

7.45-9 pm, SECC, Leven Room – Speaking at IEA fringe: “Ten years since the Orange Book – What should authentic liberalism look like?” alongside Jeremy Browne MP; Paul Marshall, Co-editor, Orange Book; Isabel Hardman, Editor, Spectator CoffeeHouse; Tom Mludzinski, Head of Political Polling, ComRes; and Mark Littlewood, Director General, IEA.

8-9 am, SECC, Boisdale 1 – Contributing to round-table event: The Guardian in partnership with British Academy: “Immigration: what are the social impacts?”

9-10 am, SECC, Total Politics & JRF Coffee Club – Chairing Joseph Rowntree Foundation event with David Laws MP: “Closing the attainment gap”.

1-2 pm, SECC, Dochart 1 – Speaking at Resolution Foundation fringe: “Sharing the gain and the pain in the next Parliament” alongside David Laws MP, Tom Brake MP, Julia Unwin and Gavin Kelly, with Anushka Asthana (Sky News) chairing.

6.15-7.30 pm, SECC, Morar – Chairing Christian Aid, CAFOD and Oxfam fringe: “Red? Yellow? Blue? Green? Continuing to lead on climate change – a priority for the next Government?” with Lynne Featherstone MP, Duncan Brack and Voltaire Alferez.

1-2 pm, SECC, Morar – Speaking at Child Poverty Action Group fringe, “What do Lib Dems want from welfare?” alongside Mike Thornton MP; Kelly-Marie Blundell, Social Liberal Forum; Alison Garnham, Child Poverty Action Group; and Cllr Sue Derbyshire, Leader of Stockport Council and member of LGA Lib Dem Group.

And then it’s straight home, missing the Leader’s speech as is my tradition.