BASE conference 2018

BASE conference 2018

Milton Keynes: 27-28 November 2018

The BASE conference takes place at Milton Keynes Jurys Inn on 27-28 November and we'll bring you more details in due course. Delegate rates will be the same as in previous years and we're able to take early bird bookings. The early bird rates are available for the first 80 bookings from BASE members or until 1 September.



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

Richard Elliot (Senior Human Resources Manager, Manpower Group)

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

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

Adam Swersky (Director, Social Finance)

Further speakers will be announced over coming days.


Delegate rates

Members: £320+vat (early bird rate: £300+vat)

Non-members: £400+vat 

Please use our online form to book a delegate place.



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 are currently finalising the workshop programme and will announce it by the end of August. Planned topics include:

  • Employer engagement
  • Registering as an ESFA provider
  • Supported Business
  • Social Enterprise Quality Mark (SEDEM)
  • Access to Work
  • Welfare benefits
  • Tri-Work supported work experience proof of concept
  • Supported Business
  • Core values of Supported Employment
  • Self-employment
  • Supported internships and study programmes
  • Disability Confident
  • Supported Employment proof of concept
  • Supported Employment Quality Framework
  • Inclusive apprenticeships
  • Commissioning
  • Dynamic purchasing systems



We have a limited number of rooms available at the conference venue at the discounted rate of £105 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 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)