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.


07.45 National Youth Agency

Manchester Central : Youth Zone

Local Youth Partnerships

Policy Roundtable, by invitation-only. Contact jhopkins@citadelcomms.co.uk


Youth services have all but disappeared from some communities. Does this matter? Too many young people do not have family or social networks to support them. We have a vibrant voluntary sector and a statutory review for local authorities. How can we shape and deliver effective local youth services together? Speakers include: Ben Bradley MP, Vice-Chair. APPG Youth Affairs; Leigh Middleton, CEO, National Youth Agency; Local Government Association representative; Youth Sector Leaders & Guests

09.30 National Youth Agency

Manchester Central : Youth Zone

Hear By Right

Young People and Decision-making. Presentation, taster-session and briefings. All welcome including councillors and local association officers.


Hear by Right was established was created with and for young people to support local authorities and can be used by any organisation working with young people. Join us to find out more about developing young people’s voice and influence in policy and decision-making, including local party associations and officers. Join NYA Chief Executive Leigh Middleton and NYA Trainers to find out more in this interactive session.

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