The spring elections upset the expected pattern of party conferences earlier in the year, so the sequencing is a little unpredictable as we head into the autumn party conference season.
If you have any information on the dates, times and locations of the missing conferences, please get in touch by email to alaninbelfast AT gmail DOT com and I’ll keep the post up to date.
I’ll also update it with links to Slugger’s conference coverage after each event.
- Saturday 30 September – Green Party NI – Clayton Hotel Belfast [conference report]
- Saturday 7 October – PUP – Park Avenue Hotel, East Belfast – changed to be closed conference for members only and no media
- Saturday 21 October – UUP – Armagh City Hotel [conference report]
- 4 November – Alliance ‘Autumn conference’ – Everglades Hotel, Derry
- 11 November – TUV – speech by leader in Royal Hotel, Cookstown (moving full conference to Spring)
- ?? November – UKIP – ??
- Friday 17 – Saturday 18 November – Sinn Féin – RDS, Dublin (conference report)
- Saturday 25 November – DUP – La Mon Hotel
- ?? – Workers Party – Belfast
- Spring – SDLP – ??
- Spring – TUV – ??
- 24 March – Alliance – Stormont Hotel, Belfast
Also relevant are the test dates for AQE (Saturdays 11 November, 25 November and 2 December) and GL Assessment (Saturday 18 November + supplementary test on 10 December).