ATL Conference 2010

ATL's 2010 Conference is taking place from Monday 29 to Wednesday 31 March at Manchester Central.

Keynote speakers include ATL National President Lesley Ward, ATL General Secretary Dr Mary Bousted, Education Secretary Ed Balls, Shadow Education Secretary Michael Gove and Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson David Laws.

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For more information about what's happening in Manchester, download the conference agenda. Details of the resolutions to be debated by Conference can be found in the individual session pages accessible from the right hand column.

As Conference progresses, these web pages will be updated with the results of the debates, text of keynote speeches and other useful information.

Useful information

  • Details about the venue, including how to get there, are available at

  • For more information about Manchester and its many attractions, go to

  • All hotels are within walking distance of the venue. Further details about the hotels being used and which hotel each branch has been allocated have been issued to delegates.

  • The disco will be held on 29 March and the conference dinner on 30 March. The dinner will be held at the Ramada Piccadilly Hotel.

  • There will be a crèche for delegates with children aged up to 16 run by Nipperbout.

An information pack has now been sent to all delegates by email. If you have not received this or if you have a query, please contact conference organiser David Kimber.

More about Conference

Conference is the main policy-making body of ATL. Conference debates and then passes policy resolutions that are implemented by the Executive Committee. Conference and ATL are governed by the Constitution and Rules, which can be changed only by Conference itself.

Up to 600 members make up Conference include ATL's Executive Committee, together with representatives elected by the branches. The number of representatives each branch can send to Conference depends on the number of members it has.


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