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Annual Compass Progressive Conference in London June 9

by An American in London Wed May 9th, 2007 at 11:23:13 AM EST

For anyone interested, Compass, a progress Labour group is holding their annual conference in London, June 9. The following provides information and links:

 On Saturday 9 June 2007 at Central Hall Westminster, Compass in association with UNISON, The Guardian and New Statesman will stage the first big gathering of progressives post the 2007 elections, immediately after the G8 sunmmit and the midst of Labour's leadership elections.
- New speakers have been announced and the online agenda is fully updated at www.compassonline.org.uk/conference.

shaping our global world

With only 4 weeks left to book your place it's time to register for the big event of the summer...

The event where all the big debates take place, with major speakers including: Ken Livingstone; Dave Prentis; Jon Cruddas; Frances O'Grady; Jon Trickett; Neal Lawson; Helena Kennedy; Peter Hain; Emily Thornberry; Keith Sonnet; Murad Qureshi; Claire Fox; Miranda Grell; Paul Mason; Helen Goodman; Pam Giddy; Hilary Wainwright; David Aaronovitch; Sukhvinder Stubbs; Mark Seddon; Tony Benn; John McDonnell; Nick Pearce; Tony Breslin; Kate Hudson; Catherine Fieschi; Angela Eagle; Gemma Tumelty; Sue Palmer; Sami Ramadani; Antonio Mirando who'll be joined by a broad and inclusive range of ministers, MPs, trade unionists, commentators and leading figures from across the democratic left and the wider progressive community.

* Further big named speakers to be announced in due course

With all the major pressure groups; think tanks and publications addressing the big issues of the day including...

Democratising power in the global age; shaping our public services; well-being; global migration; britishness; employment in the global economy; the environment and climate change; beating global poverty; citizenship; human rights and the war on terror; equality; women and global poverty; education in a global age; nuclear disarmament; local identity; commercialisation of childhood; Europe; corporate responsibility; marketisation; migrant remittances and many more.

Help shape the political weather, at the UK's biggest gathering of progressives this summer...

At this year's Compass conference we want you to answer the question: what shape should our world take and what are the tools we need to form it in line with our values of equality, liberty, solidarity and democracy. This is the ideal moment to come and debate a post-blair politics within an international and global context and help shape the political agenda.

Come and get inspired, debate and influence the future at the Compass National Conference this June...

With a 2000+ capacity venue at Central Hall Westminster making this the biggest annual gathering of progressives after the2007 elections, after the G8 summit and in the midst of Labour's leadership elections.

Don't forget to book your place @ www.compassonline.org.uk/conference

Or look out for the booking form in both Tribune and the New Statesman this week!

**Book early to guarantee your place*


Gavin Hayes
General Secretary
Compass - direction for the democratic left
Southbank House
Black Prince Road
t: +44 (0)20 7463 0633
e: info@compassonline.org.uk    
w: www.compassonline.org.uk

"Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Gandhi

Will you be there, American in London?
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Wed May 9th, 2007 at 02:06:34 PM EST
Unfortunately I will not be there due to prior commitment but I went last year and it is informative and enjoyable to be around like minded progressives.

Recommend it highly.

by An American in London on Wed May 9th, 2007 at 05:16:55 PM EST
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If I thought the policies being floated would make the slightest difference I might go.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Wed May 9th, 2007 at 07:07:20 PM EST
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One reason to go is to establish social/political/business contacts.  It is easier to get something 'done' if you've already met someone at an event.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu May 10th, 2007 at 10:53:02 AM EST
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"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Thu May 10th, 2007 at 12:29:40 PM EST
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This is really interesting.  Tell you what, let's exchange cards and I'll get back to you on this.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri May 11th, 2007 at 10:17:00 AM EST
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