SLF Lib Dem Party Conference Fringe Programme

We have three fringe events at this year's Lib Dem Autumn Conference. Details are below and we will be posting information on how to register and join for each event soon:

Can the Lib Dems do business' with Labour?

Speakers: Alistair Carmichael MP, Lib Dem Chief Whip and  Dr Ian Kearns, SLF Director, chaired by Denali Ranashinghe, SLF Vice-Chair

Date: Saturday 26th September at 13.00


The Radical Tradition in British Liberalism

Speakers: Duncan Brack (Editor, Journal of Liberal History) and Michael Meadowcroft explore the roots of British Liberalism, its development under Jo Grimond’s leadership and lessons for today, chaired by Cllr Chris Willmore, SLF Council

Date: Sunday 27 September at 18.45


Radical Federalism

Speakers: Wendy Chamberlain MP, Lib Dem spokesperson on the Constitution, and Jane Dodds, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, discuss liberal federalism, the UK’s shocking regional inequalities and Keir Starmer’s new idea, chaired by Cllr Gordon Lishman, SLF Council

Date: Sunday 27th September at 13.00


Other SLF events to look out for

The SLF hosts an ongoing and ambitious virtual events programme as we think through both the threats and opportunities ahead for Liberalism. Our future plans include:
  • The Post-COVID 19 Economy,  a special all member event bringing together some of the biggest economic thinkers in contemporary liberalism with major economic commentators and think tankers. We'll explore where the pandemic will leave us and what the options are to most quickly get us out of recession.
  • Order or Chaos ?, a major look at the crisis in multilateral cooperation and what can be done about it, from health cooperation and trade to climate change and the return of great power competition.  
  • The SLF Annual Conference in November. Postponed from July and held virtually, this will be our most ambitious all member event to date, including contributions from big name thinkers, politicians, journalists and activists concerned about the promotion and defence of liberal values in current conditions. We will also use this conference to set out a developing SLF narrative on the way forward.


Recordings of past events

To access video or podcast recordings of previous SLF events you've missed, please click here.
More event details will be posted soon.