Conference

The next UKPON conference is 6th – 7th April 2019

Bookings online are now open, book your place today!

UKPON – Together We Make Pride

At the 2018 AGM members voted for UKPON to return to holding a second Spring Conference & EGM in addition to the Autumn Conference & AGM.

Following offers of help from various Members after Warwickshire Pride withdrew from hosting the Spring Conference, the Board would like to thank Pride in London for taking over as hosts of UKPON EGM & Conference.

Details for the EGM & Conference are confirmed:

Venue: Uber Greenlight Hub [Map] 7 Western Gateway, London E16 1AA
More information on location including directions can be seen here

Date/s: Sat/Sun 6/7 April
Time/s:
Sat 1pm-6.30pm with networking to 8.30pm,
Sun 10-3.30pm with networking to 5pm

Bookings online are now open

Full agenda: TBC however will include;

• Election of UKPON Secretary (Interested in standing? E-mail: board@ukpon.lgbt)
• Ratification of Governing Documents including Constitution
(NB These documents are available for review prior to conference and feedback to the Board is encouraged before 29th March).

The hosts of the 2019 UKPON AGM & Autumn in October, Doncaster Pride and 2019 UK & Ireland Pride Newry Pride will provide updates at the EGM.

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 27-29 October 2018 at The Studio. Members voted for the board, AGM conference hosts 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

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.

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 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…

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 and Blackpool Pride Festival.

 

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