Annual Conference is attended by up to 1600 delegates, most directly elected to represent their districts, sector or equality groups. Conference is the main decision making body of the union where changes to policy and the rules are agreed. As well as debate, there is an exhibition, fringe meetings and CPD sessions.

The Conference venue will open on Sunday 10 April and debates will begin on the morning of Monday 11 April. Conference will close at lunchtime on Thursday 14 April.

Conference information

Conference agenda

The conference agenda is available. Copies have been posted to all delegates

Conference programme

Annual Conference
Annual Conference programme April 2022

Programme for the NEU Annual Conference in Bournemouth #NEU2022

CPD sessions

There will be CPD sessions held when conference breaks for lunch each day.

To attend delegates will need to book a place.

Standing Orders

Standing orders are available here.


The NEU financial accounts statements are available here.

Any questions for the Treasurer should be sent to Questions must be received before 5 April 2022.

Executive Report

The Executive Report is available here.

Pre-Conference Church Service 

The NEU pre-conference service is open to all, whether or not they are members of the NEU. St Peter’s Church in Bournemouth town centre is the venue for this year’s NEU pre-conference church service, on Palm Sunday 10 April. The service will start at 6.30pm and will last one hour.

    Activist zone

    At this year's conference we have the Activist Zone. In this zone, we’ll be hosting workshops and discussion groups and you can also grab a selfie or record a short video.

    You can get your hands on all our campaign materials at our stalls.

    You will find us in the Tregonwell Hall on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 April.

    Find out more about each session and sign up today

    Delegate travel and accommodation

    • Districts are responsible for district delegates’ accommodation and travel costs
    • Districts are also responsible for delegates’ subsistence
    • A website to help districts find accommodation has been set up by Bournemouth events
    • The website only allows a maximum single booking of five rooms. If you need more rooms please contact the booking agency by email or phone (01202 816147)

    Centrally funded members’ travel and accommodation

    • Centrally funded members of Conference are :
      • National Officers
      • Members of the Executive
      • Members of the Conference Committee
      • Past Presidents
      • Honorary members
      • Trustees
      • Delegates elected to be members of Conference by sector or equality conferences

    These members’ travel, accommodation and subsistence is paid centrally. An expenses form will be provided.