2024 BASE Conference

2024 BASE Conference

19-20 November 2024 | Manchester City Centre

Join us for this year's two-day conference, on the theme of Careers For All: Making it a Reality!

Our 2024 conference, takes place at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly in Greater Manchester, a trailblazer in mayoral devolution, offering the opportunity to advance the conversation around inclusive recruitment and retention.

The BASE Conference is unique, in that, it brings together delegates from Business, Education, Social Care, Health and Policy Makers and provides a safe space to 

  • Hear from leading industry figures and experts by experience
  • Discover the latest evidence base for Supported Employment and IPS 
  • Share what works in embedding Disability Inclusion into the heart of UK Business. 
  • Connect with delegates from across the UK and Europe to share knowledge 

Last year's conference was oversubscribed and we anticipate a similar high demand for this year's 400 delegate spaces.
Book your 2024 conference delegate place now  

Conference Venue 

The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel sits in the centre of vibrant Manchetser city centre and is within walking distance of Manchester Piccadilly Train Station.

Please note that the conference fee does not include accommodation. 

We will be sharing links to nearby accommodation very soon.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Image 1 is a young black man wearing a red jumper, who is wearing headphones and smiling. Image 2 is a youngish woman who is wearing blue dungarees and a red top, she is smiling and is sat in a wheelchair. Image 3 is a young man who has Downs's Syndrome, he is wearing a hard hat and a high vis jacket, at work with other people in the background. Below these 3 images are the words Careers for All, Manchester, 19- 20 November BASE Conference, Sponsorship.   Help us make the BASE 2024 Conference a landmark event by becoming a sponsor.

By aligning with BASE, sponsors will not only demonstrate their dedication to fostering an inclusive workforce but will also gain significant exposure to a diverse and engaged audience of professionals committed to making employment accessible for all. Sponsorship with BASE offers a range of benefits, including brand visibility across conference materials, opportunities for speaking engagements, exhibition space, and the chance to contribute to the conference programme. Sponsorship packages currently available include: 

    • Associate Conference Sponsor :£5K +VAT

    • Conference Dinner Sponsor : £3K+VAT

    • Lived Experience Speaker Sponsor: £2K +VAT

    • Conference Brochure Sponsor £1.5K +VAT

                                              • Award Sponsor Plus: £1K+VAT |  Award Sponsor £750 +VAT                               

More information on what benefits are included in each package are available in our 2024 Conference Sponsorship Brochure 

For an informal conversation about your preferred sponsorship package please reach out to our Conference Lead Kerri Moncrieff who will be happy to discuss options with you.

Exhibition Opportunities 

How often do you get a chance to talk face-to face to potential purchasers of your product or services?

The BASE 2024 Conference offers exhibitors an unmatched opportunity to demonstrate their product or service to an engaged target audience of 400+ visitors. Ideal for those delegates who want the opportunity to attend the conference sessions combined with the chance to market to conference delegates, we believe that our exhibition packages offer great value for money.  

Exhibition Package One

  • Exhibition Space and One 2 Day Delegate Pass | Full Price | £650 +VAT
  • Exhibition Space and One 2 Day Delegate Pass | Members Discounted Rate | £450 +VAT

Exhibition Package Two 

  • Exhibition Space and Two 2 Day Delegate Passes | Full Price | £1100 +VAT
  • Exhibition Space and Two 2 Day Delegate Passes | Members Discounted Rate | £700 +VAT

Delegate Booking Prices

2 Day Conference Delegate Pass | Full Price | £500 +VAT

2 Day Conference Delegate Pass | Members Discounted Rate | £300+VAT

Members Discounted Rate is open to paid up members of BASE and members of SUSE, NIUSE, ASEE ( formerly EUSE) and WASE. BASE Members should ate should ensure that their BASE Membership subscription is up to date before bookings tickets as we are unable to process applications at the discounted rate when membership remains outstanding for the 24/25 year

Book your 2024 conference delegate place now