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Date/Time

Date(s) - Oct 22, 2022 - Oct 24, 2022 5:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Address

The Hayes Conference Centre
Swanwick
Derbyshire

DE55 1AU
United Kingdom

Location Map

Description

  • The Conference Overview

Join us for the highly anticipated return of the Family Friendly Albinism Fellowship Conference Weekend from the 14th to the 16th October 2022. For the Conference the theme is “Moving Forward”, there will be some relevant sessions to you, no matter at what stage in the Albinism journey you and your family are at.

We will have sessions relating to moving forward once a family or individual has received a diagnosis, including the next steps and what to expect next. There will be sessions on moving forward through the education system and discussions around different careers and future jobs that people with Albinism can enter, Or for those adults with Albinism, we will have sessions on owning your Albinism and moving your life forward through shared experiences, creating bonds and confidence.

Min Pre-Conference

As with the last Conference, we will be running a crèche for the little ones, and a teen programme, based around the Teen Hub. All ages should find a something to occupy them.

Returning for this year, we will be hosting the mini pre-conference for Adults with Albinism, where we will take you out of your comfort zone on an adventrerous activity. This will run from Thursday 13th until the start of the family Conference on the 14th.  Additionally we are inviting partners of those people with Albinism to attend, because after all sharing your life with a person with Albinism is quite the adventure and well worth sharing with others like your self.

This Conference is set to be our biggest yet, with our welcoming arms embracing new and old faces alike.

The Venue

We will once again be returning to the Hayes Conference Centre in the heart of Derbyshire. The centre offers the space the Albinism Fellowship needs, including a mixture of family and double bedrooms. The location offers easy access to the Midlands airport, as well as different train stations that connect to the far reaches of the UK.

The Hayes serves all meals in buffet style, giving all the guests the choice of dishes throughout the weekend.  No matter your preferences, you will find something to fill you up and keep you energized through the weekend.

Fees

We know that Covid and life in general can put a strain on family finances, so we have done our best to keep the conference as affordable as possible, while still ensuring it provides everything you need. With this in mind, we have set up a non-refundable deposit scheme, where by you can pay 25% upon booking and the rest by August 2022.

The conference fees are as follows:

Family Conference from Friday 14th 5pm to Sunday 16th October 1.30pm (Including 2 nights’ accommodation, all meals and refreshments and either the crèche or the teen hub as appropriate.)

Adults Full weekend (17 and over) – £190

Child Full weekend (5 to 16) – £90

Infant Full weekend (4 and under) – £25

Family Conference  Day pass from Saturday 15th 9pm to Saturday 15h October 9pm till 10pm (Including lunch and dinner and refreshments and either the crèche or the teen hub as appropriate.)

Adults Saturday only (17 and over) – £60

Child Full weekend (5 to 16) – £30

Infant Full weekend (4 and under) – £13

Adults with Albinism Mini Pre-Conference from Thursday 13th October 5pm till Friday 14th October 5pm. (Including 1 nights’ accommodation, all meals and refreshments.)

Adults (18+ only) – £ 110

Bookings will open soon – Stay tuned

Bursaries and fundraising

As I am sure you are aware, we are a charity and as such, fundraising throughout the years before a conference allow us to reduce the conference fees and also put some money aside for  bursaries to allow families or individuals in a low income to attend. If you are able to make a donation towards to the conference in general or wish to make a donation towards to bursary funds, please do here.  If you would like to apply for the bursary please email

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please email Karinalang28@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you there!