2017 National Conference

2017 National Conference

Brighton Waterfront Jurys Inn

8-9 November 2017

The 2017 BASE annual conference will take place at Brighton Waterfront Jurys Inn 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

Early bookings

Please contact us if you wish to book advance delegate places. Delegate rates will be the same as 2016 but we're introducing an early bird rate which will apply for the first 70 places or until 1 August 2017. You'll find a booking form attached below or you can submit an online booking form.

  • Early bird rates: £300+vat (members) £375+vat (non-members) We will not have early bird rates for one-day attendance.
  • Normal delegate fee (member rate): £320+vat; A one day rate may be available for members at £200+vat per day. 
  • Normal delegate fee (non member rate): £400+vat


We have a range of sponsorship opportunities including Associate Sponsors, sponsorship of the conference brochure and delegate bags, and sponsorship of our Practitioner Awards. Please view the attached sponsorship brochure for more details and contact us if you have any queries. 


As usual, we'll have a full programme of workshops available for delegates to attend. These should describe best practice or offer opportunities for discussion about relevant topics.

This year, we're looking for workshops that focus on the foillowing issues:

  • Working collaboratively with employers
  • The use of Supported Employment with different customer groups
  • Quality assurance
  • Transitions from education to employment, including apprenticeships and internships
  • Commissioning for outcomes
  • Demonstrating cost/benefit of Supported Employment.

If you're interested in presenting a workshop then please complete the submission form.

Workshop presenters will be able to choose between attending the full conference at a discounted rate or having their travel expenses reimbursed.


Please see our accommodation page for details of how to reserve rooms.