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IPPR at Party Conferences 2022

We are in the process of finalising our events programme for this year's party conference season. Information on events will be updated as and when they are confirmed.

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Liberal Democrats \ 17 - 20 September 2022, Brighton

Monday 19th September

Monday 19th September, 13.00 - 14.00 \ Meeting Room 1A, Brighton Centre

Road to renewal: the case for democratic reform in the UK

Hosted by IPPR

  • Sir Ed Davey MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats
  • Baroness Alison Suttie
  • Jessica Garland, Director of Policy and Research, Electoral Reform Society
  • Parth Patel, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

Chair: Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR

**please note this event will take place within the secure zone and so a conference pass will be required to attend.

Labour \ 25 - 28 September 2022, Liverpool

Sunday 25th September

Sunday 25th September, 17.00 - 18.30 \ Education Area 3, Museum of Liverpool

The IPPR Big Ideas Debate: what should we do with the £28bn for climate?

Hosted by IPPR's Fair Transition Unit

  • Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero

Chair: Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR

Sunday 25th September, 19.30 - 21.30 

IPPR Drinks Reception 
  • Sir Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Labour Party (invited)
  • Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR

**please note this event is by invitation only. For more information, please contact [email protected]

Monday 26th September

Monday 26th September, 8.30 - 10.00 \ Hall Two, Room Three, ACC

Private roundtable: 
How can the transition to a net zero power system improve our energy security? 

Hosted by IPPR and SSE

  • Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero (invited)
  • Pat McFadden MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (invited)
  • Rachel McEwen, Chief Sustainability Officer, SSE

Chair: Luke Murphy, Head of the Environmental Justice Commission and Associate Director for the Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure, IPPR

*please note this event is by invitation only. For more information, please contact [email protected]
**please note this event will take place within the secure zone and so a conference pass will be required to attend.

Monday 26th September, 10.00 - 11.30 \ Education Area Three, Museum of Liverpool

Retiring the ‘culture wars’: Is Britain as divided as we think?

Hosted by IPPR 

  • Shabana Mahmood MP, National campaign co-ordinator for the Labour Party (invited)
  • Thangam Debbonaire MP, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (invited)
  • Dame Margaret Hodge MP (invited)

Chair: Marley Morris, Associate Director for Migration, Trade and Communities

Monday 26th September, 10.00 - 11.30 \ Meeting Room 7, Jury's Inn

What would be a fair transition for farming?

Hosted by IPPR and Green Alliance

  • Jim McMahon MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Alice Groom, Senior Policy Officer, RSPB
  • Mike Innerdale, Director for the North, National Trust
  • Becca Massey-Chase, Co-Head of Participative Research and Principal Researcher, IPPR

Chair: Shaun Spiers, Executive Director, Green Alliance

 **please note this event will take place within the secure zone and so a conference pass will be required to attend.

Monday 26th September, 10.30 - 12.00 \ Hall Two, Room Three, ACC

Private roundtable: 
Net zero and the future energy workforce

Hosted by IPPR and National Grid

  • Kerry McCarthy MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Net Zero
  • Sue Ferns, Deputy General Secretary, Prospect

Chair: Luke Murphy, Head of the Environmental Justice Commission and Associate Director for the Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure Team, IPPR

*please note this event is by invitation only. For more information, please contact [email protected]
**please note this event will take place within the secure zone and so a conference pass will be required to attend.

Monday 26th September, 12.00 - 13.30 \  Education Area Three, Museum of Liverpool

How can people be properly supported through the cost of living crisis? 

Hosted by IPPR and KPMG

  • Seema Malhotra MP, Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
  • Dame Angela Eagle MP, Member of the Treasury Select Committee
  • Ruwani Purcell, Director of External Affairs, Citizens Advice
  • Dr George Dibb, Head of the Centre for Economic Justice, IPPR

Chair: Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR

Monday 26th September, 12.30 - 14.00 \ Hall Two, Room Three, ACC

The citizens’ perspective: what would the future of health and care look like if it were up to the people? 

Hosted by IPPR and Engage Britain 

  • Wes Streeting MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
  • Dr Sonia Adesara, GP and Activist
  • Julian McCrae, Director, Engage Britain

Chair: Chris Thomas, Head of the Commission on Health and Prosperity, IPPR

**please note this event will take place within the secure zone and so a conference pass will be required to attend.

Monday 26th September, 13.00 - 14.15 \ Hall 2H, ACC

Closing the gap: improving working class representation in British politics and the Labour Party

Hosted by IPPR, Labour Unions and th Democracy Network

  • Louise Haigh MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
  • Jessie Joe Jacobs, Coordinator, UK Democracy Network
  • Helen Pearce, Director, Labour Unions
  • Cllr Julie Gibson, Lancashire County Council
  • Harry Quilter-Pinner, Director of Research and Engagement, IPPR

Chair: Parth Patel, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

**please note this event will take place within the secure zone and so a conference pass will be required to attend.

Monday 26th September, 14.00 - 15.30 \ Education Area Three, Museum of Liverpool

The increasing cost of living and the disproportionate impact of the ‘poverty premium’ 

Hosted by IPPR and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

  • Jonathan Ashworth MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
  • Emma Hardy MP, Member of the Treasury Select Committee
  • Martin Coppack, Director, Fair by Design
  • Sameer Keshani, Chair of General Insurance Board, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

Chair: Rachel Statham, Associate Director for Work and Welfare State, IPPR

Monday 26th September, 14.30-16.00 \ Hall Two, Room Three, ACC

Labour and levelling up: what's the plan?   

Hosted by IPPR North, Power to Change and Bright Blue

  • Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
  • Ryan Shorthouse, Chief Executive, Bright Blue
  • Brian Dawe, CEO, Safe Regeneration
  • Zoë Billingham, Director, IPPR North

Chair: Harry Quilter-Pinner, Director of Research and Engagement, IPPR

**please note this event will take place within the secure zone and so a conference pass will be required to attend.

Monday 26th September, 14.30-16.00 \ Meeting Room 7, Jury's Inn

A gear shift on low-carbon transport   

Hosted by IPPR, Green Alliance and Liberty Charge

  • Louise Haigh MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (invited)
  • Ashok Sinha, CEO, London Cycling Campaign
  • Neil Isaacson, CEO, Liberty Charge
  • Helena Bennett, Head of Climate Policy, Green Alliance

Chair: Becca Massey-Chase, Co-Head of Participative Research and Principal Research Fellow, IPPR

 **please note this event will take place within the secure zone and so a conference pass will be required to attend.

Monday 26th September, 16.00-17:30 \  Education Area Three, Museum of Liverpool

How can we ramp up retrofit to alleviate cost of living pressures?

Hosted by IPPR and Santander

  • Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero (invited)
  • Kerry McCarthy MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Net Zero
  • Gillian Cooper, Head of Energy Policy, Citizens Advice
  • Bindi Patel, Head of Customer Experience, Vattenfall (invited)
  • Nick Potter, Head of Mortgages, Santander

Chair: Luke Murphy, Head of the Environmental Justice Commission and Associate Director for the Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure Team, IPPR

Monday 26th September, 16.15 - 17.30 \ Hall Two, Room Three, ACC

Renewing democracy in an age of authoritarians

Hosted by IPPR and the Electoral Reform Society

  • David Lammy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
  • Parth Patel, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

Chair: Harry Quilter-Pinner, Director of Research and Engagement, IPPR

**please note this event will take place within the secure zone and so a conference pass will be required to attend.

Monday 26th September, 17.45 - 18.45 \ Hall Two, Room Three, ACC

What’s Labour’s plan for the UK economy?

Hosted by IPPR and the Federation of Small Businesses

  • Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Tina McKenzie, Chair of UK Policy and Advocacy, Federation of Small Businesses

Chair: Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR

 **please note this event will take place within the secure zone and so a conference pass will be required to attend.

Monday 26th September, 18.30 - 20.30 \ Education Area Three, Museum of Liverpool

The North: the net zero powerhouse: IPPR North drinks reception

Hosted by IPPR North and Scottish Power

  • Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool City Region
  • Tessa Khan, Founder, Uplift
  • Keith Anderson, Chief Executive, Scottish Power

Chair: Zoë Billingham, Director, IPPR North

*please note this event is by invitation only. For more information, please contact [email protected]

Tuesday 27th September

Tuesday 27th September, 08.30-10.00 \ Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Premier Meetings Albert Dock

Private roundtable: 
Inaccessible justice: how can we make the legal system fairer for vulnerable groups?

Hosted by IPPR and the Solicitors' Regulation Authority

  • Steve Reed MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
  • Sarah Owen MP, Shadow Minister (Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government) (invited)
  • Halima Begum, Chief Executive, Runnymede Trust
  • Anna Bradley, Chair, Solicitors Regulation Authority

Chair: Marley Morris, Associate Director for Migration, Trade and Communities, IPPR

*please note this event is by invitation only. For more information, please contact [email protected].

Tuesday 27th September, 10.00-11.30 \ Meeting Room 4, Jury's Inn

Warm homes, lower bills: a retrofit revolution this winter

Hosted by IPPR, Green Alliance, Stonewater and the Federation of Master Builders

  • Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero (invited)
  • Nicholas Harris, Chief Executive, Stonewater
  • Brian Berry, Chief Executive, Federation of Master Builders
  • Becca Massey-Chase, Principal Research Fellow and Co-Head of Participative Research, IPPR

Chair: Helena Bennett, Head of Climate Policy, Green Alliance

**please note this event will take place within the secure zone and so a conference pass will be required to attend.

Tuesday 27th September, 10.30-12.00 \ Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Premier Meetings Albert Dock

Private Roundtable: 
Towards a better and fairer housing market

Hosted by IPPR and Fairer Share

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester (invited)
  • James Murray MP, Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury (invited)
  • Xiaowei Xu, Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Andrew Dixon, Founder, Fairer Share

Chair: Dr George Dibb, Head of the Centre for Economic Justice, IPPR

*please note this event is by invitation only. For more information, please contact [email protected].

Tuesday 27th September, 10:30-12:00 \ Education Area 3, Museum of Liverpool

Safeguarding health by breaking the junk food cycle 

Hosted by IPPR, the British Heart Foundation, the Obesity Health Alliance, the Food Foundation and Sustain

  • Andrew Gwynne MP, Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care) (invited)
  • Sharon Hodgson MP, Vice Chair of the APPG on Food and Health (invited)
  • Kieron Boyle, Chief Executive, Impact on Urban Health
  • Jyotsna Vohra, Director Policy & Public Affairs, Royal Society for Public Health
  • Jordan Cummins, Programme Director Health, CBI

Chair: Chris Thomas, Head of the Commission on Health and Prosperity, IPPR

Tuesday 27th September, 12:30-14:00 \ Education Area 3, Museum of Liverpool

The long-term impacts of the pandemic on mental health and the case for universal care 

Hosted by IPPR, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the UK Council for Psychotherapy

  • Rosena Allin-Khan MP, Shadow Cabinet Minister for Mental Health 
  • Colleen Fletcher MP, member of the APPG on Mental Health (invited)
  • Fiona Ballantine Dykes, Chief Professional Standards Officer and Deputy Chief Executive, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Professor Clare Bambra, Health Inequalities Lead, NIHR School for Public Health Research
  • Chris Thomas, Head of the Commission on Health and Prosperity, IPPR

Chair: Parth Patel, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

Tuesday 27th September, 16:00-17:30 \ Education Area 3, Museum of Liverpool

Ensuring net zero benefits everybody: supporting vulnerable households through the net zero transition 

Hosted by IPPR and EDF Energy

  • Jonathan Reynolds MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Industrial Strategy
  • Dhara Vyas, Deputy Director, Energy UK
  • Juliet Philips, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G
  • Adam Scorer, Chief Executive, National Energy Action
  • Tom Davis, Head of Corporate Affairs, EDF Energy

Chair: Luke Murphy, Head of the Environmental Justice Commission and Associate Director for the Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure Team, IPPR

Tuesday 27th September, 16:00-17:30 \ Rooms 1 & 2, Premier Meetings Albert Dock 

Private roundtable:
Labour's missing vision: Can technology policy reinvigorate Labour's agenda?

Hosted by IPPR and Reset

  • Lucy Powell MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
  • Poppy Wood, UK Director, Reset
  • Josh Simons, Trustee of New Economics Foundation and Engage Britain
  • Parth Patel, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

Chair: Harry Quilter-Pinner, Director of Research and Engagement, IPPR 

*please note this event is by invitation only. For more information, please contact [email protected].

Tuesday 27th September, 18:00-19:30 \ Education Area 3, Museum of Liverpool

Levelling up health: what is the role of devolved authorities in improving the nation’s health?

Hosted by IPPR North and the Health Foundation

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester (invited)
  • Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, Mayor of Newham
  • Chris Thomas, Head of the Commission on Health and Prosperity, IPPR
  • Jo Bibby, Director of Health, Health Foundation

Chair: Zoë Billingham, Director, IPPR North

Conservative \ 2 - 5 October 2022, Birmingham

Sunday 2nd October

Sunday 2nd October, 16.30 - 17.45 \ Executive Room 7, ICC

Same difference? Making levelling up felt by local communities  

Hosted by IPPR, Power to Change and Bright Blue

  • Paul Scully MP, Minister of State for Local Government, Faith and Communities
  • Zoë Billingham, Director, IPPR North
  • Hetan Shah, Chief Executive, British Academy
  • Ailbhe McNabola, Director of Policy and Communications, Power to Change

Chair: Ryan Shorthouse, Chief Executive, Bright Blue

Monday 3rd October

Monday 3rd October, 13.00 - 14.30 \ Executive Room 8, ICC

Demographic dilemmas: How can we provide long term, sustainable support for an ageing population? 

Hosted by IPPR and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

  • Guy Opperman MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Pensions and Financial Inclusion (invited)
  • Camilla Cavendish, Columnist and Author
  • Stuart McDonald, Head of Demographic Assumptions & Methodology, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Rachel Statham, Associate Director for Work and Welfare State, IPPR

Chair: Carys Roberts, Executive Director, IPPR

**please note this event will take place within the secure zone and so a conference pass will be required to attend.

Monday 3rd October, 15.30 - 17.00 \ Drawing Room, Hyatt Hotel

Defending democracy in a digital age

Hosted by IPPR and Digital Tories

  • Damian Collins MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Tech and the Digital Economy
  • Chris Philp MP, former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
  • Alex Stepney, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, News UK
  • Poppy Wood, UK Director, Reset
  • Parth Patel, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

Chair: Pierre Andrews, Head of Policy, Digital Tories

**please note this event will take place within the secure zone and so a conference pass will be required to attend.

Tuesday 4th October, 08.30 - 10.00 \ Executive Room 10, ICC

Reducing demand and boosting clean supply for UK energy security

Hosted by IPPR 

  • Speakers to be announced

Chair: Luke Murphy, Head of the Environmental Justice Commission and Associate Director for the Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure Team, IPPR

**please note this event will take place within the secure zone and so a conference pass will be required to attend.

Tuesday 4th October, 13.00 - 14.30 \ Fortissimo, Hyatt Hotel

How can health revitalise the economy?

Hosted by IPPR 

  • Sajid Javid MP, former Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (invited)
  • Lord Bethell, former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care
  • Dolly Theis, Research Associate in Population Health Interventions, University of Cambridge

Chair: Chris Thomas, Head of the Commission on Health and Prosperity, IPPR

**please note this event will take place within the secure zone and so a conference pass will be required to attend.

SNP \ 8 - 10 October 2022, Aberdeen

Details to be announced soon