National Conference

Each year we hold an annual AGM and conference with a number of interesting guest speakers and wrap-around events. The conference is always a highlight of the year as it provides the opportunity for NWR members from across the country to reconnect with friends as well as meet new members. Members of the public are also welcome to join us.

Chester 2018

This year's conference will take place on the 23 June. The programme will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and include a conference dinner at the Queen Hotel and a selection of wrap around events. 

Don't forget to join the a National Conference 2018 Facebook group for all the latest news and discussion.

Please go to  to find out more about the conference agenda, exciting wraparound events and to book your tickets.

The system uses the secure payment system ‘Stripe Payments’ which is similar to Paypal.

There are a variety of options available including the main Saturday conference, the Friday night conference dinner, an extension to the conference on Sunday morning and exciting wraparound events.

Please note that discounted tickets for area organisers and discounted conference dinner tickets (for people who requested their 2017 conference dinner refunds to be applied against the 2018 dinner) are available as separate ticket options. These will be checked against our lists of eligible delegates. Please do not attempt to use the 2017 conference dinner refund section if you did not choose this option on the original survey as tickets are limited.

For clarity, the conference dinner includes a drink upon arrival and a paid bar will be available.

Please do check the terms and conditions, especially regarding accommodation options – delegate rates at the Crowne Plaza and Queen Hotels are available from March 2018 but do check other local options such as Airbnb as these may represent cheaper options.


Past conferences

Lincoln National Conference 2017

See Relatively Speaking: NWR National Conference 2016 in pictures

Brighton National Conference 2016

Glasgow National Conference 2015


See our past conference themes.