Conference Extras open thread: Tuesday 22 September: It’ll all end in Glee

We hope you’ve spotted the open thread on the action taking place in the main auditorium today. In comparison, this thread is for you to talk about fringe meetings, the exhibition and all the other things going on around the main business.

Today’s highlights

At 7:45 tonight, Norman Lamb is interviewed by Helen Duffett, the editor of the party’s all member Ad Lib magazine. She’ll be asking him about his plans for the future.

Norman will also be on a panel at lunchtime with our Stephen Tall at a Resolution Foundation fringe meeting discussing the need to rethink the Liberal Democrat approach to social justice.

At the same time Jo Swinson joins polling experts on a panel looking into why the polls got it so very wrong in the election.

Liberal Youth discuss what liberalism means to young people.

Lib Dem lawyers look at employment rights.

The Social Liberal Forum gets together with compass to look at potential for a progressive left alliance in an event with Caroline Lucas MP.

This evening, CentreForum looks at how modern political parties should engage with their members.

Liberal International look at dealing with a resurgent Russia.

The evening ends with the traditional end of Conference Glee Club. Its MC Gareth Epps, who this year is sporting the most hipster beard we have ever seen, wrote about what to expect here. Will Tim Farron come along? Will he have been styled out of his normal Blackburn shirt attire? Will Paddy tell his joke?

How to find out what is happening

You can view or download the directory, which lists all the fringe meetings, exhibitors and training sessions. Alternatively, there will be a host of people handing out leaflets to advertise their fringe meeting. Make sure you recycle them when you’ve finished with them.

You can instal the Conference app from the App store or from Google Play or view it on Blackberry or Windows phones.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

Read more by or more about .
This entry was posted in Conference.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?


Recent Comments

  • Merlene Emerson
    Update on my post: It has transpired that the last issue of Apple Daily will be 2 days earlier on Thursday 24 June. The reason given was that it is for the sa...
  • Michael 1
    @David Raw I clearly said that I admire much that the Labour party and the Labour movement has done over the past 150-200 years. I am I believe on the left o...
  • Nigel Hunter
    Interesting that court cases are going the rounds re Johnson,s govnt plus a shock loss of a 'safe' seat. Equally interesting that this OBON comes along AND a p...
  • Peter Roberts
    ".... and tub thumping" Now there's a thought and it sums up Boriss' Brexit Britain very well, do you think Chumbawuma would object?...
    It's not just busking. I have been escorted off the premises (by security guards in a van) for cycling along a road on the Reading/Wokingham border, which is a...