Date(s) - Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 12:00 am


The Hayes Conference Centre

DE55 1AU
United Kingdom

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We are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for Albinism Fellowship’s 2017 adult & family weekend conference.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Look on the Bright Side!’ That is to say that whilst recognising the difficulites and issues there can be associated with having albinism, a focus on the bright side of life can lead us to look at the solutions available to us and the positives there are or can be in our lives. Humour is also a great coping mechanism so there’s a bit of that in our choice of theme, recognising the impact of and association with bright light & glare for those affected by albinism!

The Venue

Due to its popularity the event is being held again at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire.

The Hayes is easily accessible by car from the M1, Nottingham, Derby and Chesterfield. For those arriving by public transport, it is a short taxi ride from Alfreton station on the railway line between Nottingham and Sheffield.
See The Hayes website for more information about the venue and directions.


The main family weekend conference runs between the early afternoons of Friday 20th- Sunday 22nd October.

The engaging programme is in development and speakers already confirmed include:

  • Dr Oscar Duke, medical doctor, film maker with albinism
  • Rick Guidotti, Director, Positive Exposure
  • Vaijayanti Drumm, Mind trainer in mental health
  • Mr Jay Self, Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Dr Patricia Lund, Geneticist

There will be talks on all kinds of topics related to albinism, activities for kids, teens and adults, social gatherings, exhibitors, a creche if needed, great friendly company in a welcoming, positive, sociable and supportive environment.

New for 2017, is an optional pre-conference ‘Adults with Albinism’ only activity day on Thursday 19th-Friday 20th October.


Bookings are closed for this event.