The Scottish Green Party Autumn Conference will take place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October at Eden Court theatre in Inverness.
It will be a key event in the political calendar, taking place just weeks before the proposed Brexit date.
We will be announcing our candidates for the Holyrood 2021 campaign, including for the Highlands & Islands.
Exhibitors and Fringe participants will have the opportunity to connect with our members at a time when we are developing our proposals on transitioning to a low carbon economy. These are outlined within our newly-launched Scottish Green New Deal, the theme of this year's Conference. There will be the opportunity to meet with MSPS, Councillors and candidates whilst we prepare for upcoming elections in 2020 and 2021.
It will be our first meeting under our new consitution and our new elected co-leaders will be addressing conference, alongside guest speakers and representatives from the global Green movement.
A few minutes walk from the centre of Inverness Eden Court consists of three connected buildings on the banks of the River Ness that collectively span three centuries. Re-opened in 2008 after a substantial refurbishment it is now one of approximately 50 post-war buildings in Scotland with Category A listed status.
The facilities for exhibitors are superb, the foyers are open plan with natural light and are located in the heart of the building with access to all the conference venues and catering.
The venue can be accessed from 7am, there is ample parking and storage available for the delivery of materials in the week running up to conference.
Conference will begin at 9am on the Saturday with introductory sessions and a coffee break from 10am in the exhibitors area before the main plenary at 10.30am. Lunch will run for an hour from 12:30pm before the first fringe sessions with our co-leaders, councillors and MSPs at 1:30pm -2:30pm. After a short break in the exhibition area there will be the Scottish Green New Deal Plenary, with further policy sessions and conference motions until close. On the Sunday we will begin with an AGM at 9am followed by motions, further fringe and party sessions (with coffee break) and an hour's break for lunch at 12:30pm. During there will be the last of the policy and constitutional motions and then the closing plenary.
We look forward to welcoming you to Conference 2019. If you have any questions about conference please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07906 276 270, we have some specific packages available and are happy to discuss any additional requirments that you may have.