A security pass is required at all times to attend events in either of the secure Conference venues, Manchester Central or The Midland Hotel.


18.00 Youth Zone

Manchester Central : Youth Zone

Welcome To The Youth Zone

Official Opening and reception to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Youth Zone. Speakers include youth sector leaders and senior party representatives.


Celebrating ten years of the Youth Zone: presenting a programme of events, open to all ages, on the intergenerational challenges and opportunities for the economy, environment and society. Committed to #BackYouth in a new compact with government and civil society; supporting young people in the present, ambitious for their future. See full listings for all the fringe events taking place in the Youth Zone during conference.


12.45 National Education Union and Conservative Education Society

Manchester Central : Exchange 10

The future of education funding

Discussion on why education cuts need to be reversed and the level of investment that is needed in the future



16.00 NASUWT

Manchester Central : Exchange 11

Valuing teachers

What can be done to ensure that teachers feel valued and empowered as professionals?


The teacher recruitment and retention crisis has been fuelled by workload pressures, deprofessionalisation and disempowerment. This fringe seeks to discuss the solutions to this challenge.


22.00 Save the Children & ConservativeHome

Manchester Central : Exchange 11

Save the Children Centenary Reception

100th Anniversary Reception


On the 100th anniversary of Save the Children's foundation, this reception will celebrate the impact that UK aid makes for children around the world, as well as the Government's role in giving children in the UK the best possible start in life.

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