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What is a conference?

Conferences are usually the highlights of the YL calendar!

Party political conferences are debating, policy-making and social events - for the Lib Dems and Young Liberals, it's how we make policy. We run training and social events alongside policy debates.

If you've never come to a party conference before, why not check out our Conference 101 guide below?

Dates and Times

Conference will open on the evening of Friday 9th February 2024 with a social event, and will close late afternoon on Sunday 11th February 2024.

The agenda will be confirmed by the Events Officer and Committee closer to the time, but main conference business will usually take place between 9am and 6pm on Saturdays, and 9am and 4-5pm on Sundays.

Policy Deadlines

Policies and constitutional amendments are a key part of our Conferences. They give you the chance to put your ideas forward for debate and discussion, and shape our future policy positions.

Drafting Advice open: December 20th 2023

Drafting Advice closes: January 3rd 2024

Deadline for submitting motions, and constitutional amendments for selection: January 10th 2024

Deadline for submitting amendments to motions and constitutional amendments: January 26th 2024

Deadline for submitting emergency motions for selection: February 6th 2024.

Venue and Accommodation

The main venue for Winter Conference will be the Owen Building, at Sheffield Hallam University. This is a 2 minute walk from Sheffield train station. Further details on accessibility and travel will be released soon.

Conference accommodation will be provided at easyHotel Sheffield, which is about a 5 minute walk from the venue. If you would prefer to book alternative accommodation, there are a number of hotels in Sheffield city centre which offer discounts for attendees. See here for details.

Tickets and Prices


Online attendance - FREE

In person attendance - £15

If you would like to add accommodation:

Bed in a shared room - £55

Individual room - £105

If you have any access needs please email Please also email if you book a shared room and would like to request to share with a specific attendee.