#ldconf 101 – absolute top tip

Here’s my absolute, most important top tip for people attending conference – pack sensible shoes. I cannot emphasise this enough. You will be spending much of your time on your feet, and you will be schlepping wearily from venue to venue. Bits of Bournemouth are hilly, so you will also be trekking up a small cliff to switch from conference hall to fringe meetings. If you just pack strappy shoes, or dress shoes, or the ones that look good with your suit but are murder on your toeses, you will spend the week in agony. Pack comfy trainers. Include the footwear you choose for leafleting. You feet will thank you for it.

The second most important tip for people who haven’t been to conference before – there’s a special event just for people like you! Here are the details:

New to conference?
Unsure what Federal Conference is all about? Anyone unfamiliar with conference is invited to come to this session aimed at helping you to get the most out of your first – and subsequent! – visits.
Location: Old Harry’s, Marriott Highcliff
Time: 21.45 – 22.30
Date: Saturday 19th September

I went along one of the sessions for new people at Conference in 2006 – and you can still hear the resulting vox pop interview podcast.

Elsewhere in our #ldconf 101 series:

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  • Ruth Bright 17th Sep '09 - 2:21pm

    Alas, those 6-inch gold stilettos I bought to wear to the Real Women debate will just have to be left at home. Sob! Off to Lib Dem Image to buy myself a nice cardy then.

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