BASE Conference 2019

BASE Conference 2019

This year's BASE Conference will take place at the Manchester Mercure on 5-6 November.



Interested in being a principal sponsor or maybe sponsoring one of the practitioner awards? We have a range of affordable options available. Find out more by reading our sponsorship brochure. Please contact us if you want to find out more.  



Sarah Carter (Learning Disabilities and Disabilities Manager, National Apprenticeship Service)

Claire Cookson (CEO, DFN Charitable Foundation)

Huw Davies (CEO, BASE)

Maurice George (Brookfields School, Reading)

Francesca Martinez (Comedian & writer)

Keith Mayne (XPO Logistics)

Geena Vabulas (Policy Connect)

James Whybra (The Castle School, Newbury)

Matthew Wood (Millwood Servicing Ltd)

You can read more detail on the speakers.



We have a full programme of workshops across the 2 days. You can view the workshop programme here.


Delegate bookings

We are now able to accept bookings using our online booking form.



We have discounted rooms available for booking at the Manchester Mercure. The cost is £140 B&B for a single room or £150 B&B for a shared room. Bookings can be made by phoning 0844 815 9024 and quoting reference "INCL130319". We understand that rooms may be secured at a cheaper rate by booking through agencies such as 

There is a wide range of alternative hotels close to the conference venue.