Bournemouth is the venue for this year’s Liberal Democrat Federal Party Conference (19-23 September 2009). (Book online here.)
For local campaigners and councillors this is a hugely important conference. It is the last time we will all be together for such a big event before the London and English “thirds” local elections on 6 May 2010, and, of course, the General Election.
Come a Day Early!
Although conference “proper” doesn’t start until later on Saturday, our training programme kicks off first thing Saturday making it well worth coming to Bournemouth on Friday evening or very first thing Saturday if you can.
We have a full day of Campaign Planning Workshops (four separate half day sessions) all about WINNING in 2010. There are separate workshops for groups who have local elections but no target parliamentary seats, and for groups who have local elections AND target parliamentary seats.
All of us had to start somewhere, and there is a danger with training that we forget the basics of how we win. From Sunday – Tuesday at Bournemouth we’re running a series of Campaign Essentials training aimed not just at newcomers, but also people who want to refresh their knowledge.
Finally we have a packed training programme from Sunday – Tuesday aimed at Lib Dem Councillors. Sessions range from climate change, health scrutiny, using the internet, helping citizens through the recession, recruiting council candidates and much more.
All in all that’s almost 50 hours of ALDC training, all FREE, all for Lib Dem local campaigners and local councillors.
More information nearer the time, in our Conference Directory.