26 Nov CLEAR 2012 Conference

Around Easter next year CLEAR proposes to hold its first annual conference. It will be a two day event with guest speakers, workshops, debate, discussion and plenary sessions. As well as formulating policy and strategy we plan that it should be entertaining and informative about our favourite plant. There will also be social events.

All members are invited. Delegate fees are payable by everyone. Special arrangements will be made for those who are unwaged or on a low income. However, one of the main aims of the conference is to raise funds for the campaign. We will also be seeking sponsors and there may be a few exhibitors or trade stands.

There will be special guests from around the world. The full programme will be announced early in the new year but we hope to have doctors, scientists, musicians, artists and maybe one or two really famous names.

So please keep your diary free over Easter and start saving up now. We will be organising very inexpensive accommodation and train fares can be booked well in advance for maximum discount.

The executive committee will be meeting this weekend to agree the venue and date. We will then have to finalise arrangements, so expect a further announcement before Christmas.