2017 National Conference

2017 National Conference

Jurys Inn, Brighton Waterfront 

8-9 November 2017

The 2017 BASE annual conference will take place at Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront on 8-9 November. We will be adding to these pages as we finalise details of the event. The themes for this year are:

  • Maximising the role of employers
  • Apprenticeships and Internships
  • Specialist local support
  • Ensuring quality


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Penny Mordaunt MP (Minister for Disabled People)

Roy O'Shaughnessy (CEO, Shaw Trust)

Laura Owens (President, Transcen Inc)

Huw Davies (CEO, BASE)

Jan Hutchinson (Director of Programmes and Performance, Centre for Mental Health)

Diane Lightfoot (CEO, Business Disability Forum)

David May (Director Transformation and Soft Services, Sodexo)

Lara Roberts / Mrunal Sisodia (National Network of Parent Carer Forums)

Louise Wright (Deputy Director for Apprenticeship Strategy, DfE)


Delegate bookings

We have a limit on the number of delegate places available. You'll find a booking form attached below or you can submit an online booking form.

  • Delegate rates: £320+vat (members) £400+vat (non-members) 

Delegate places are going fast and we have only 80 places still available.


Free places for parent carers

BASE is offering up to 30 free delegate places to parent carer networks/groups. If you would like to apply for a free place then please complete our application form and return it to us. These places are only available to representatives of local parent carer groups and we have 8 places still available.



As usual, we'll have a full programme of 20 workshops available for delegates to attend. You can view the workshops here.


Best Practice Awards

We will be presenting our annual Best Practice Awards at the conference dinner on 8 November.

The conference dinner is included in the cost of a delegate place. Dress is smart casual. This year, we'll also have a live band playing.



Please see our accommodation page for details of how to reserve rooms. We have a limited number of discounted rooms at the venue that can be booked through our accommodation page.