Thank you so much for attending CND Conference 2016 in Manchester! Your contributions were greatly appreciated and any feedback you have from the weekend is welcomed.
Please see the CND Conference 2016 Resolutions here.
If you’re unsure whether CND conference is for you, please see the below agenda for CND conference 2016 to get an idea of what the weekend is all about.
Saturday 22nd October – AGM & Policy Conference
AGENDA: CND AGM & Policy Conference
Next steps for nuclear disarmament
09.30 Registration opens (until 12.30pm)
10.00 Council meeting to ratify company members
10.05 Conference opens with AGM
Welcome from the Chair
10.15 Steering Committee Report
10.25 Elections: Hustings for officer posts
Resolution: All Officers endorsed in the ballot, results to be announced later, are elected
Resolution: All 15 Council Members chosen in the ballot, results to be announced later, are elected
Resolution: All Council members nominated by the nations, regions, specialist sections
Youth & Student CND (names to be read out) are elected
10.40 Special Resolution
10.45 Campaigns presentation and questions
Resolution: The annual report is accepted
Resolution: All those involved in working on behalf of the campaign during the year, the Officers, council, staff, volunteers and members/activists are congratulated.
11.30 Tea break
11.45 Treasurer’s report and questions
Resolution: The accounts are accepted
Resolution: All those involved in working on the accounts, the Treasurer, AFG, Finance Officer and the
Accountants are thanked for their work
Resolution: The accountant Simon Erskine is appointed to report on the accounts.
12.30 Fundraising Appeal
End of AGM
13.10 Close of ballot for officer endorsement and directly-elected places
Close of ballot for emergency resolutions
13.25 CND Conference policy debates:
- Resolution 1: Stop Trident: our post-vote campaigning focus
- Resolution 2: Continuing to campaign on Trident
- Resolution 3: Trident and new technology
Announcement of emergency resolutions ballot result
Announcement of officer endorsement results
14.30 Afternoon break
14:45 Conference re-opens
Policy debates continued:
- Resolution 4: NATO and Missile Defence
- Resolution 5: Nuclear weapons and the Labour movement
- Resolution 6: Emerging weapons
- Resolution 7: Nuclear power
- Resolution 8: Working with Youth & Student CND
16.45 Announcement of Council direct election results
16.55 Chair’s closing remarks
17:00 close of conference and beginning of drinks reception
Sunday 23rd October – CND Open Conference: New political times, new campaigning methods?
9.30 – 10.00: Registration
10.00 – 10.15: Opening address: Dave Webb, Chair of CND – ‘What’s going on in politics and how does it affect our campaigning?’
10.15 – 11.30: Panel discussion: Campaigning techniques – What works?
- Ben Sellers, who ran the Jeremy for Leader social media campaign: digital organising
- Kat Hobbs, from Campaign Against the Arms Trade: using direct action
- Rebecca Long-Bailey, MP for Salford and Eccles: working with Parliamentarians and political parties
- Aaron Bastani, founder of Novara Media: 21st century media landscape
- Sean Morris, from Nuclear Free Local Authorities: working with local councils and Mayors for Peace
11.30 – 11.45: Refreshments
11.45 – 12.45: Workshops
- Promoting an ethical foreign policy in Labour (with Labour CND)
- Anti-Trident campaigning – the Scottish perspective (with Scottish CND)
- Peace campaigning in faith and inter-faith contexts (with Christian CND)
12.45 – 13.45: Lunch
Lunch will not be provided but there are many shops and cafes nearby.
13.45 – 14.45: Workshops
- For a nuclear-free future: campaigning at universities and colleges (with Youth & Student CND)
- A new global treaty banning nuclear weapons – how? why? what? when? (with International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons)
- Beyond Nuclear? – towards a safe, secure and renewable energy future (with Greater Manchester & District CND, focusing on nuclear power issues)
14.45 – 15.00: Closing remarks
At 3pm there will be a guided walk around the Manchester Peace Trail, led by CND member Steve Roman. It departs from the Mechanics Institute at 3.00 and will finish around 5.00 in Piccadilly Gardens. The walk covers sites connected with the growth of Manchester as the world’s first industrial city and its importance as a centre for peace and radical political activity.