This FAQ are designed to help if this is your first annual conference or if you’ve been before, but didn’t understand how everything worked.
Annual Conference usually occurs once a year, just before Easter.
Annual Conference is attended by up to 1600 delegates, most directly elected to represent their districts, sector or equality groups.
Other than the rare occasions when all members are balloted, conference is the ultimate decision-making body of the union. As well as setting policy, conference agrees changes to the union’s rules and signs off the annual accounts.
Most members of conference are elected by their districts. Each district is allocated a maximum number of delegates based on the size of its total membership.
Members of conference are elected for twelve months. Although very rare, special meetings of conference members can be called at other times of the year.