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


16.00 Demos

Manchester Central : Exchange 4

Demos Drinks Reception

Demos Drinks Reception


Demos Drinks Reception.


13.00 Demos & Effective Governance Initiative

Midland Hotel : Rolls Suite

Why localism is more important than ever.

Panel Discussion on localism


In a country polarised not only by Left and Right, but also Leave and Remain, few agendas are able to inspire consensus. Localism, however, might be one of them. Join Demos and the Effective Governance Initiative at the Conservative Party Conference to discuss if localism were to be the first step in consensus post-Brexit, what should it look like?


08.30 Demos & Jisc

Manchester Central : Exchange 5

Research 4.0: Will robots replace researchers?

Panel discussion on research automation


Join Demos and Jisc as we discuss how the UK can maximise the opportunities of ‘automated research’ to benefit the research sector and position itself as a world leader.

13.00 Demos & MasterCard

Manchester Central : Cobden 1

Financial Inclusion in a Digital World: Cash, cashlessness and choice

Panel discussion on access to cash


Join Demos and MasterCard for this panel discussion on how we ensure that the financial inclusion agenda can profit, rather than be hindered, by the digital age.

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