BASE conference 2018

BASE conference 2018

Milton Keynes: 27-28 November 2018

This year's BASE conference takes place at Milton Keynes Jurys Inn on 27-28 November. We've now had over 100 delegate bookings. Delegate places are limited and we advise early booking.

Please use the menu links on this page to navigate the conference pages. You can find links to the conference programme, speakers and workshops.



Sarah Newton MP (Minister for Disabled People, Health & Work)

Dr Adam Boddison (CEO, NASEN)

Katharine Davies (0-25 Division, Department for Education)

Richard Elliot (Senior Human Resources Manager, Manpower Group)

Carmel McKeogh (Program Specialist, Project Search)

Lauren Melleney (IPS Project Manager, NHS England)

Sean Russell (Director of Implementation, West Midlands Mental Health Commission)

Graham Quinn (CEO, New Bridge Group)

Mrunal Sisodia (Co-Chair, National Network of Parent Carer Forums)

Adam Swersky (Director, Social Finance)

Ben Willmott (Head of Public Policy, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)


Delegate rates

Members: £320+vat

Non-members: £400+vat 

Please use our online form to book a delegate place. We have a limited number of free places available to official Parent Carer Forums. Details are on our bookings page.


Feedback from last year's conference in Brighton:

"As this was my first conference it was a great experience. Everyone was very friendly and it was an excellent chance to network."

"Up to, or perhaps exceeded, the standard I expect from a BASE conference. They are always a great learning and development and networking opportunity."

"This was the best conference that I have attended this year"



We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities available, including sponsorship of our Practitioner Awards. Please contact us for details or download the attached sponsorship brochure.


Workshop presentations

We have 20 workshops available to delegates to choose from across the two days. You'll find details on our workshops page.


Image of Tanya DavisConference Dinner and Annual Awards

We present our annual awards at the conference dinner on 27 November. We invite nominations for the awards before 28 September.

The dinner will be followed by entertainment from Tanyalee Davis, a 3 foot 6 inch standup comedian who inspires, enlightens, and entertains her audiences while headlining at comedy clubs, colleges, and comedy festivals throughout North America, the UK, and other parts of the world. There will also be a live music from The Distractions.

The dinner is included in the delegate fee and it's a smart casual dress code.



We have a limited number of rooms available at the conference venue for booking before 17 October at the discounted rate of £129 for bed and breakfast.

To book a room delegates should call the Jurys Inn Reservations team on 01908 843700 (option 1) and quote reference JIBASE271118 in order to have access to the discounted rates for this booking.

There's also an online offer available with rooms and breakfast currently at £116 per night at Jurys Inn.

There are a range of other hotels, apartments and guesthouses in the area offering accommodation to suit all budgets:

Premier Inn Central

Premier Inn (Theatre District)

Travelodge Central

Travelodge (The Hub)