BASE Conference 2023

BASE Conference 2023

The BASE 2023 Conference, will take place in Leicester 14th-15th November 2023 at Mercure's The Grand.

With the huge focus across the UK on workforce planning and reducing employment gaps, our 2023 conference focuses on the solution to these problems. By harnessing evidence-based inclusive recruitment practices, we can help businesses make the move from #DisabilityConfident to Disability Confidence in Action.

Building upon the amazing energy of our 2022 conference, we will continue to celebrate the amazing work that is happening across our BASE community, share best practice and learn together. Together we can embed Disability Inclusion into the heart of UK business.

What to expect in 2023 

Confirmed speakers include 

Ciara Lawrence, Engagement Lead, Mencap  

Jurgen Donaldson, WFS Community Engagement Disability Inclusion programme manager at Amazon

Prof. Kim Hoque, Professor of Human Resource Management. King's Business School

Mo Kahlehlee Coca Cola, 

Diane Lightfoot, CEO, Business Disability Forum

Clare Cookson DFN Project Search

Laura-Jane Rawlings Youth Employment UK

Dr Adam Whitworth, Professor of Employment Policy at University of Strathclyde

+ The Mercure Hotel Leicester is committed to being an Inclusive and Disability Confident Employer and will be providing up to six weeks of work experience for local people, as we work towards the conference in November. 

+ More space for networking within the conference programme & the marketplace will be returning

+ A vibrant Conference Dinner, which includes the 2023 BASE Awards presentation and a live band. 


Our Principal Sponsor Inclusive Trading CIC is a training & consultancy company specialising in inclusion training and consultancy, it supports BASE the charity's mission that Employment must be for all, through excellent workforce development programmes. BASE has a number of addtional sponsorship opportunities, enabling organisations to demonstrate their commitment to Inclusive recruitment and a shared vision where everyone who wants to work can access the right support.

All of the sponsorship opportunities come with an ongoing relationship with BASE, why not start your journey to Disability Confident in Action here....

Packages include: 

 Associate Sponsor 

 Conference Dinner Sponsor 

 BASE Award Sponsor 

 Please download our sponsorship brochure for more details of what is included in each package.  


Book your delegate place at the 2023 BASE Conference

Delegate Only Prices 

Member £300 + VAT | 

Workshop Presenter £240 +vat 

Non-member £500 +vat 

Book your delegate only place 

Exhibitor & Delegate Package 

Non-members £650 + VAT includes 1 delegate place

Members £450+ VAT including 1 delegate place 

Book your exhibition & delegate package