The next UKPON conference is 5th – 7th April 2019 in Warwickshire.
From motions proposed at the AGM we can confirm that 2019 will see a second conference and of course our AGM.
- The hosts of the 2019 AGM in October, as voted by Members will be Doncaster Pride.
- The hosts of the Spring conference in April will be Warwickshire Pride.
Nominations for Board positions took place at the 2018 AGM in Glasgow. The applications for each board member can be seen by clicking below:
The bids to host the UKPride 2019 and UKPride 2020:
- Pride Cymru – 2019 bid PDF
- Northern Pride – 2019/2020 bid PDF & mp4
- Pride in Newry – 2019/2020 bid PDF & mp4
- Plymouth Pride – 2020 bid PDF & mp4
Pride organisations wishing to bid to host UKPON AGM 2019 were invited to submit bids. These bids are now shared above.
Each Autumn UKPON partners with a Pride to host the AGM & Conference to provide Members with an opportunity for networking, workshops, the sharing of ideas and experiences, and for socialising with new friends from the Pride community.
UKPON AGM & Conference – Bidding process
There is no detailed criteria for a bid for UKPON AGM 2019. 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.
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 5mins).
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…
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 Pride, Pride Cymru and Blackpool Pride Festival.
We are very grateful to Unite the Union for sponsoring our 2017 Autumn Conference.
For all enquiries about Conference, please contact our Conference Coordinator.