Autumn conference in Birmingham will see a new type of campaigning event which sounds rather fun: a Dragons’ Den style fringe meeting at which people pitch their ideas for new approaches to campaigning.
The panel will be Alistair Carmichael MP, James Gurling (Chair, Campaigns & Communications Committee), Hilary Stephenson (Director of Elections and Skills) and Kirsty Williams AM. It will be on Sunday 18th September at 1pm in Room 103 of the Jurys Inn. No promises about its chairing.
Submissions are open to any party member except for Campaigns Department employees.
Step one is to submit your idea by Monday 12th September to Tim Pollard at Lib Dem HQ. If your idea makes the initial shortlist, you will be told in advance so you will know for sure to turn up, prepared with a short verbal pitch to make.
There may also be time to take some late entrants or people who turn up on the day, but this is not guaranteed.