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Welcome to the Conservative Party Conference FAQs

When and where is the Conservative Party Conference?

The 2021 Conservative Party Conference will be held at the Manchester Central Convention Complex and the Midland Hotel on the 3rd – 6th of October. It will also be held online on our virtual platform.

Who can attend Conservative Party Conference?

There are several different tickets available for the Conference, please see below for which one you are eligible for:

  • Party Members – Members must hold an active membership of at least three months to attend in person. Newer members are welcome to attend virtually.
  • Treasurers’ Guests – Members of CCHQ Donor Clubs are eligible to apply for this ticket.
  • Parliamentary – Conservative Members of Parliament, Members of the House of Lords, Scottish Parliament, The Senedd or Police and Crime Commissioners are all eligible to apply for this ticket.
  • Media – Anyone registering for media tickets need to be employed by a reputable UK (or recognised in the UK) organisation, company or agency.
  • Commercial Guests – Anyone who wishes to attend on behalf of their company or business should apply for this ticket.
  • Charities & Not-for-profit Organisations – You must be employed by a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation to be eligible for this pass.
  • International Delegates – Ambassadors, High Commissioners, and their staff members, or Conservative sister parties or affiliated international groups may apply for this ticket.
  • Exhibitors – If you are employed or volunteer for an organisation that has purchased a physical or virtual Exhibition Stand at the conference, you are eligible to apply for this ticket.

How do I register to attend the Conference?

To register you need to first create an account. Once your account is setup you can choose the type of ticket you would like to purchase. You can follow this link to begin your registration

How much does it cost to attend the Conservative Party Conference?

Ticket fees vary based on the ticket you are applying for and the stage you are applying at. You can view ticket prices here.

What is the deadline to apply for a ticket to the Conference?

We recommend purchasing your tickets as early as you can. Tickets increase in price periodically throughout the year. As we require all in person tickets to be accredited, if you purchase your ticket after a certain point, we cannot guarantee you will be accredited in time. Please see here for the deadlines. If you are attending online, you can purchase tickets at any point.

I have completed my application form for Conference, what happens next?

We will check all your details and contact you if we need any further information. If you are attending the physical conference, you will either receive your Conference pass in the post (closer to the time of the conference), or it will be ready for you to collect close to the venue. Your pass will grant you entry to the conference and you will not be able to attend without one.

What is a hybrid Conference?

A hybrid conference is an event that takes place both in person, with delegates attending the venue as usual but also online, with remote attendees logging into a virtual platform where the conference will be broadcast. If you purchase a virtual ticket, you will be able to watch the Conference from anywhere.

Can I attend online?

If you purchase a virtual ticket, you can attend online on our virtual platform. From here you will be able to watch all the Party’s content as well as many of the fringe events taking place. You will be able to use the platform to ask questions and catch up on missed sessions.

When will the Conference Programme be released?

We will be releasing the programme for Conference events at the start of September. This will be constantly updated throughout the month so do check back regularly.

I am due to speak at a fringe event, do I need to apply for a ticket?

Yes, anyone wishing to attend the event in person must register for an account and purchase a ticket. If you are speaking at a virtual event, you do not need to register, and the relevant links will be sent to you. The organisation that is hosting the event that you are speaking at will have received a number of complimentary tickets that they can share with you. You will need the voucher code for that company to attend for free, otherwise you can purchase your ticket online.

Any more questions? Please contact us here:

Conservatives, 4 Matthew Parker Street, London SW1H 9HQ

[email protected]

+44 (0) 20 7984 8142

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