How it works

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are not able to hold a physical conference, so we are attempting something new - a virtual conference. The conference will be held in three "rooms". The main thread of the conference will be held in the Main Conference Room (using Zoom). Breakout sessions will be held in one of three locations, the Main Conference Room, and two breakout rooms (using google meet) Breakout Room 1 and Breakout Room 2.

The schedule for the conference can be seen on the left. To join the main conference you just need to click on the link for the Main Conference Room.

For the breakout sessions, there are nine sessions and seven unique topics ( NHS & Covid and Candidate Training appear twice as we think they may be popular).   For each timeslot, you can choose which of the three current breakout sessions you want to attend on Channel 1, 2, or 3. To join a particular breakout session just click where it says "Click to join", at the appropriate time.

If at any time any of the embedded links do not work, you can cut and paste the links from below into your web browser.

Main Conference Room - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89084405854?pwd=elNTZmZhY0draDBXZTNHRWxWUTRRdz09  

Breakout Room 1 -  http://meet.google.com/jiu-vmkb-bha

Breakout Room 2 -  http://meet.google.com/ffz-bpxu-bqh

Breakout Room 3 -  meet.google.com/eya-zkqa-gds

As we are holding the conference virtually this year, there will be no charge to attend. However, it would be most appreciated if you were to pay as you feel and make a donation to party funds by clicking here.

Conference Schedule

1:00pm

Leader's Speech - Bob Buxton

1:10pm

Chair's introduction to conference - Darren Longhorn

Welcome to new Exec Members

1:20pm

Breakout Discussions, comprising three parallel 'channels' of three sessions lasting 35 minutes each, with ten-minute change over between. You may join any one of the sessions, at the appropriate time.

 Channel 1
Location: Breakout Room 1
Channel 2
Location: Main Conference Room
Channel 3
Location: Breakout Room 2
Slot 1
1:20pm
NHS & Covid

What changes need to be made to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, and what economic adjustments will be needed to deal with the aftermath?

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Social Media

Social media is of ever-increasing importance in getting our message across. How can we do it better?

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Mayoral Election Strategy

With the West Yorkshire Mayoral elections due next May, and with other regions coming soon, what should our election strategy? What message do you think we need to communicate?

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Slot 2
2:05pm
Candidate Training

With many areas due to hold Local Elections next May, why not consider becoming a candidate? Learn what's required to become a candidate, what paperwork needs to be completed and tips for campaigning.

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Youth Engagement

How can we increase our membership by appealing to younger people?

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Housing

What should our policy on housing look like? What's important to you in your area?

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Slot 3
2:50pm
NHS & Covid

What changes need to be made to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, and what economic adjustments will be needed to deal with the aftermath?

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Local Government

We all agree that we require a regional parliament for Yorkshire. But how should local government be organised beneath that? Please read the discussion document.

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Candidate Training

With many areas due to hold Local Elections next May, why not consider becoming a candidate? Learn what's required to become a candidate, what paperwork needs to be completed and tips for campaigning.

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3:35pm

Outgoing Leader's goodbye speech - Chris Whitwood

3:45pm

Questions & Answers - panel comprising members of the Executive Committee

Break

6:00pm

Social Event - quiz hosted by our party leader, Bob Buxton. 

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