Conference will start promptly on Monday 6 April, so it is assumed most delegates will travel to Bournemouth on Sunday 5 April.

District delegations:

The number of delegates districts are entitled to send to Conference will be calculated in September and District Secretaries informed.

District secretaries are reminded of the rule changes agreed at Conference 2019 which state that the local district should ensure all members of the district eligible to be a member of conference should be notified of the process and if the relevant general meeting is not quorate the election of local district members of annual conference should be undertaken by a membership ballot.

District Secretaries can use the following Form C.01 to advise the Union of their delegations to Annual Conference 2020.  The deadline for receipt of Conference Delegates is at Midnight Friday 10 February 2019. Download Form C.01 delegates to Annual Conference 2020 nomination form.

Conference Business Diary:

3 December 2019

Last date for conference motions to be received

(Send to:

6-12 December 2019

Five-day district consultation period for composite motions

7 January 2020

Original motions (including standing orders) will be sent by post to district and branch secretaries by this date

Midnight 10 February 2020

Closing date for priority voting on conference motions

Deadline for notification of representatives to conference

Deadline for observer applications

Deadline for Conference Committee nominations

12 February 2020

Links to the following will be emailed to delegates:

  • Executive Report
  • 2019 conference minutes
  • Union accounts
  • 2020 motions

Midnight 9 March 2020

Closing date for:

  • Receipt of amendments to original motions
  • Executive Report
  • Standing orders

23 March

The following to be posted to delegates:

  • Conference agenda
  • Credentials (name badge)
  • Voting card and ballot paper for Conference Committee election)

30 March

Deadline for receipt of questions to the Treasurer on the union accounts

 Hotel accommodation:

The Business Events Bournemouth partnership has set up a website to help districts with accommodation booking. They will be happy to help with any hotel queries.