Conference FAQs

YL Conference FAQs

When does Activate start and end?
Young Liberals Activate starts at 2pm on Friday 10th August and ends at 4pm on Sunday 12th August. English Young Liberals members may wish to attend their Annual AGM, which will start before Activate at Midday.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can contact the organiser via Email (

Why is Conference in Swansea?
We move our conferences around the country and try to ensure we do not heavily favour one area over another. This will be the first time YL Conference has been in Wales since 2013!

Do you want Winter Conference and Activate to come to your area? Send an proposal with estimated costings over to and he can send the details over to next year's Events Officer - if you are able to get venues for free or at discounted rates your proposal will be much more attractive!

Is the venue accessible?
Please email and if you have any accessibility requirements! The Fulton Lecture Theatre is a lecture theatre for 150 people. The room is on the third floor, accessible through stairs and a lift, and YL will provide hearing loops.

How can I submit Policy and Ammendments to Young Liberals Conference?
Any Young Liberals member can submit a motion to Young Liberals conference. We can then debate it, and if it's passed, we'll keep pushing it until it becomes Lib Dem policy, then push it even harder until it becomes law.

For help writing your motion, contact Tara Copeland ( Then submit your motion by July 11th.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Over 18s must bring some ID to attend conference. Under 18s must send written permission from their parents or guardians via email to or they will not be permitted to attend conference or stay in accomodation. Attendees under 16 must come with a legal guardian, guardians do not need to buy tickets however cannot vote. Any attendees under the age of 18 caught drinking, or anyone caught supplying alcohol to attendees will be asked to leave conference and banned from subsequent Young Liberal Events.

Where is the under-16s Accomodation?
This year Young Liberals have made the decision not to accomodate under 16 members. We really apologise for the inconvience however Young Liberals were not suffiently trained to adequately safeguard for such members. Acting on the Pasaram Report, such training could be in place for future Young Liberals Conferences, however not for current conferences. Members are free to stay in private accomodation in the city.

What's the accomodation like?
Members will each have a private en suit room in student halls with free breakfasts.

Is there anything to do in the evenings?
On Friday we will be bringing back the Young Liberals Review - last seen in 2015 and on Saturday we will be having a bring your own BBQ on the Beach. More details to follow.

Where can I find the Agenda?
The Agenda will be released in late-July/early-August.

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