Disability Confidence in Action: BASE Conference 2023

Disability Confidence in Action: BASE Conference 2023

The BASE 2023 Conference, will take place in Leicester 14th-15th November 2023 at Mercure's The Grand, which is located less than a 5-minute walk from Leicester train station

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.

Our conference attracts over 200 delegates from Education, Social Care, Health and Local & Central Government across the UK, and was oversubscribed in 2022 

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.

We will confirm the full agenda for the conference nearer the time however for those of you wishing to make travel arrangements, we can confirm that the conference will start at 10 am on the 14th November and finish at 3.35 pm on the 15th November.


 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.

Why not start your journey to Disability Confident in Action here...

Sponsorship benefits vary depending on the package but can include

  • the opportunity to address delegates
  • complimentary delegate places
  • display of banners or exhibition space at the venue
  • display of your logo on the BASE website 
  • advert in the conference brochure
  • marketing via social media /BASE website before, during & after the conference

 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 Prices 

Member £300 + VAT | 

Member rate is available to members of SUSE, NIUSE, EUSE and WASE

Workshop Presenter £240 +vat 

Non-member £500 +vat 

Please download the Delegate Booking Form and send via email to Gillian Parker.

Once your booking is approved, we will issue an invoice for payment which include details on how to pay including the facility to pay via credit card 

Exhibitor & Delegate Package 

Non-members £650 + VAT includes 1 delegate place

Members £450+ VAT including 1 delegate place 

Please download the exhibitor & delegate booking form and send via email 

Terms and conditions

Payment must be received 10 days prior to the conference.

Delegates wishing to book at Member Rate should ensure that their BASE Membership Subscription is up to date.  We are sorry but we are unable to process applications at the discounted rate when membership remains outstanding for the 2023/24 year. 

The members discounted rate is also available to members of SUSE, NIUSE, EUSE and WASE. 

There is no discount for delegates who are unable to attend the conference dinner. 

If you are holding a workshop at the conference, we can only allow one discounted presenter place per organisation. 

Please note that accommodation costs are not included in the conference fee. 

All cancellations must be received in writing and will be subject to an administration charge. If we receive the cancellation before 1st October 2023 a charge of 10% will be retained.

If we receive a cancellation after this date then the full fee must be paid. We are happy to accept a substitute delegate if the original delegate is unable to attend.

Conference Accommodation 

The Mercure Grand Hotel is located less than a 5-minute walk from Leicester train station.

Unfortunately due to the extension of a government contract there is no available accommodation at conference venue, this year.   

Alternative accommodation located close to The Grand include :

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