The 2019 UKPON AGM & Conference is hosted by Doncaster Pride on 11th – 13th October 2019

Registration online is now open, book your place today!

UKPON – Together We Make Pride

Details for the AGM & Conference are confirmed:

Venue: Mercure Doncaster Centre Danum Hotel 
High Street, Doncaster DN11DN 
Tel: 01302 342261

Date/s: Fri/Sat/Sun 11/12/13 October
Time/s:
Fri 7pm Welcome at the Wool Market, and from 9pm at The Queen Craft House 
Sat AGM 9am-5pm

Drinks Reception 7pm – Dinner 7.30pm
sponsored by Visit Doncaster and hosted by the Civic Mayor at Mansion House.
Sun Workshops 10am-4pm
Full agenda: TBC however will include;

• Election of UKPON Co-Chair (female/non-binary) (Interested in standing? E-mail: board@ukpon.lgbt)
• Voting for hosts of UK Pride 2021 and UKPON AGM 2020. (NB These documents are available for review prior to conference).


The UK Pride Glasgow Conference
UK Pride Organisers at the 2018 AGM hosted by Pride Glasgow

Each Autumn UKPON partners with a Pride to host the AGM & Conference to provide Members with an opportunity contribute to the running of the network and for the sharing of ideas and experiences, networking, workshops, and for socialising with new friends from the Pride community.

The UKPON 2018 AGM and CONFERENCE was hosted by PRIDE GLASGOW. Members voted for Board positions, and hosts for 2019 AGM and UK Pride 2018 & 2019.

Nominations for Board positions took place and the applications for each board member can be seen by clicking UKPON-Board-bids2018

Pride organisations wishing to bid to host UKPON AGM 2019 were invited to submit bids as seen from DoncasterPride and Warwickshire Pride.

Arnold Clark logo
Special thanks to Arnold Clark sponsors of our 2018 Glasgow Conference Pride Sites Tour

UKPON AGM & Conference – Bidding process

To bid for UKPON AGM 2020 please send and email with intention to bid by Friday 16 August we suggest that the bidding organisation should have organised at least one successful Pride event that was diverse, inclusive and well received. There is no size or location requirements per se, although the bidding organisation should consider that Accessibility in all aspects of the event is a key consideration – including any payments required for venue, catering and networking. The UKPON Board will work closely with the host pride via their appointed representative to ensure that the event is made as welcoming and inspiring to members of the Network.

UKPON Conference - Birmingham 2016
UKPON Conference – Birmingham 2016

Each bid should include details of the potential location, dates, workshop/panel themes, budget and local partners (eg LGBT businesses, organisations and government). The bid should also be clear about why the organisation is bidding – including why now, and not next year, for example. The bid should be bold, and be proud of its Pride!

The Bid will be share online to all Members of UKPON and via this website. The format therefore may include a document (preferred as a PDF) and/or short movie (not more than 5-mins).

Please contact us if you’d like to clarify any details or enquire about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, please email: Conference Coordinator

In previous years…

LGBT equality - Unite the Union
Thanks to Unite the Union sponsors of  2017 Autumn Conference.

The Conference is hosted by a different Pride each year with interested Pride Organisers putting their Pride forward to then being voted on by Members at the AGM. Previous hosts have been Manchester Pride, Birmingham PridePride Cymru, Blackpool Pride Festival, Pride Glasgow, and Pride n London.

For all enquiries about Conference, please contact our Conference Coordinator.