Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the most common Conference queries.
The 2023 Annual Conference will take place in Liverpool from Sunday 8 October to Wednesday 11 October. The Annual Conference venues are the ACC, ECL and the Pullman Hotel.
The quickest and easiest way to apply for Conference is online. Please ensure you choose the correct pass when applying as we are unable to downgrade your pass once the application has been completed. Applications for Annual Conference will open in early 2023 and, depending on which capacity you’re attending in, you can find the forms on the relevant section of the website.
Anyone wishing to attend Annual Conference, whether or not they have been before, must apply. This ensures that we have the most up to date information for you and should help with the application process. Please see ‘How can I apply to attend Conference’ above.
All applications must include an up to date passport style photograph of yourself – the guidelines for photographs are outlined on the application forms. This is a security requirement.
We do not accept faxed versions of application forms as we require an original colour passport photograph of you for your conference pass.
We do not offer an invoicing service for any applications. You can either pay by debit/credit card or by cheque. Please make cheques payable to ‘The Labour Party’ and post to Conference Services, The Labour Party, Labour Central, Kings Manor, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6PA. Please ensure you clearly mark on the back of the cheque the full name and membership number (if relevant) of the applicant the cheque relates to.
Your application will go through a series of security checks.
If your application is successful, we will inform you by email that your credential will be dispatched via post. Credentials are dispatched from the beginning of September. If your application is late, your credential may have to be collected from the conference team on site. We will inform you if this is the case.
If we have any queries with your application, we will contact you directly.
In most cases, you can upgrade your pass at any time prior to your pass being dispatched. Please contact the Conference Team on 0345 092 3311 or email [email protected] and we will be able to advise you further.
If you receive your pass in the post before you upgrade, you will need to visit the conference team on site and details of this will be available in the Annual Conference Magazine which you will receive with your credential. We are unable to downgrade any passes; please ensure you choose the correct pass when applying.
Deadlines are in place to give us adequate time to process your application.
All deadlines and price increases are strictly adhered to and cannot be waived.
You must contact the Conference Team as soon as possible on 0345 092 3311 or [email protected] and we will update your contact details.
You may need to collect a replacement pass from the Conference Team onsite if your pass has already been printed and dispatched.
Anyone speaking at a fringe event inside the conference zone must have a valid credential.
Please contact the organisation holding the fringe event and they will advise you on how to apply.
Please also see ‘How can I apply to attend conference’ above. If the fringe event you are attending is outside the conference zone no credential is required.
Third sector visitor passes are only available to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations.
In late August we publish the Annual Conference timetable online. This allows you to see what fringe events and plenary sessions are taking place.
You can also download the free Conference App, which allows you to save a diary of speeches and events you wish to attend, as well as get information about the exhibition.
Whether you’re coming for one day, or for the full week, here are a few things you’ll want to bring to Annual Conference:
Your pass – Your pass is required to allow you to access Annual Conference. You won’t be able to access the secure site without it. This will be posted to you prior to Annual Conference, and it is essential you bring it with you. If you do lose or forget your pass, you can pick up a replacement from the conference team for a fee.
The guide – With your pass, you’ll receive a copy of the Annual Conference guide. It’ll give you information on all the events taking place at Annual Conference for members, as well as the main hall timetable, fringe event listings, and the exhibitor information.
The app – Available for Android and iPhone, the free conference app allows you to ‘favourite’ events and get important notifications, so you can build your own schedule for conference. It also lets you keep up with events in the main hall via the Labour Party YouTube channel.
Comfortable shoes – If you’re exploring the city, or just navigating the events, you’ll be surprised how many steps you’ll do over the week.
A small bag – You might want to pick up some merchandise from the Labour Party shop, or pick up some goodies from the exhibition. You aren’t
able to take large luggage or suitcases into the conference site but a backpack or a satchel is fine.
Notepad and pen – You might want to take notes in main hall or at a fringe event, or even write a list of events to attend. You won’t want to be caught without one!