Green Party Spring Conference 2012 24th-27th February, Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool

Spring Conference is heading to fabulous Liverpool and the historic Adelphi Hotel, three minutes walk from Liverpool Lime Street Station. As well as the core conference business of policy creation and amendment, there will be a packed fringe and discussion programme put together by you, the members, and opportunities to meet Green Party supporters from all over the country, as well as a range of extra-curricular activities organised by the local party.Early bird booking closes on 6th February so hurry and book to save 25%!

Book online at www.greenparty.org.uk/conference where you can also download a paper form, or request a booking form and crèche information from Louisa.greenbaum@greenparty.org.uk Tel. 01273 888 360.

Please check the website for more information, including travel, accommodation and crash space and draft timetable (coming soon): www.greenparty.org.uk/conference

Programme highlights include Speeches from Caroline Lucas MP, Leader; Adrian Ramsay, Deputy Leader; and Jenny Jones, London Assembly Member and Mayoral candidate for London.

Panel sessions on:

Crisis in the Eurozone, Crisis in the UK

Chaired by Romayne Phoenix. Speakers: James Meadway, Senior Economist, New Economics Foundation, Peter Tatchell (tbc), European guest speakers (tbc).

Corporate Recipes: How big business is meddling with your dinner

Chaired by Keith Taylor MEP
Speakers (tbc) from Tescopoly, National Farmers Union, World Development Movement.

Are young people turning to the left?
Chaired by : Ash Haynes Young Green co-chair, Norwich Councillor

Speakers (tbc): National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC) – Michael Chessum, Compass Youth – Will Cass/ Aaron Peters, UK Uncut – Steve Reid; Black Students Campaign Kanja Sesay/ Aaron Kieley; Occupy Movement

No more fish in the sea? An overview of the state of the oceans.
Chaired by Elisabeth Whitebread, Policy Committee. Speakers (tbc): Willie Mackenzie, Oceans Campaigner, Greenpeace UK; Melissa Moore, Senior Policy Officer, Marine Conservation Society; Ian Cambell, UK Coordinator, Ocean 2012.

Over 20 Training sessions for party activists on subjects within Elections, Communications, Press and PR and Equalities and Diversity.

Over 60 Fringe meetings from both internal and external organisations, on topics including: Co-ops and Credit Unions, Biomass – the new threat; Campaigning against fracking; Greens and anti-cuts movements; How 20mph limits can act as a catalyst for behaviour change; How can the Green Party learn from and support the Occupy movement?; NHS – going, going gone?; No More Murdochs; The great train fare robbery – fighting the fare hikes.

Evening entertainment including Welcome to Liverpool reception (supported by Liverpool Organic Brewery) on Friday evening followed by local musicians and performers, the ever popular quiz night on Saturday and an on-site conference bar.

Other info

First time at conference but want to know what it is all about? There will be information sessions for first timers on Friday 3pm and Saturday 9am]

Kids Club will be offering safe childcare and fun activities for 1-12 year olds for the duration of Conference – and its absolutely free for all GP members!

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