The Conference Overview
Join us for the highly anticipated return of the Family Friendly Albinism Fellowship Conference Weekend. It runs from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th October 2022. The Conference theme is “Moving Forward”. There will be some relevant sessions for everyone, no matter where you are in your journey with albinism.
We have designed sessions for every stage of the journey; for families with a recent diagnosis, to navigating the various steps in education and employment, to something for our more seasoned ‘travellers’ to be more adventurous, such as ‘Owning your Albinism’. Wherever you are, our aim is to help you with moving your life forward, through shared experiences, creating bonds and building confidence.
As with previous Conferences, we will be running a crèche for the little ones and a teen programme, based around the Teen Hub. These run parallel to the main conference sessions, to develop and build confidence in the young people with Albinism, all whilst the adults attend the conference sessions.
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 adventurous activity. This will run from Thursday 13th October until the start of the family conference on the Friday. We are inviting partners of those people with Albinism to join in with event, because all the best things in life are shared, including mini adventures.
This Conference is set to be our biggest yet. We are anticipating greeting lots new faces as well as many our familiar old ones too!
We are 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 from 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.
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, if you are a Albinism Fellowship Member, we have set up a non-refundable deposit scheme, where by you can pay 25% upon booking and the rest by August 2022.
Use the coupon code “Deposit2022” to pay 25% now and the rest by August.
Fees for the Conference
Family Conference from Friday 14th October 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 October 9am 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 Saturday only (5 to 16) – £30
– Infant Saturday only (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
Bursaries and fundraising
As I am sure you are aware, as a charity, 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 with a low income to attend. If you wish to make a donation towards to the conference in general or wish to donate towards to bursary funds, please do here. If you would like to apply for the bursary, please email email@example.com
We all hope that Covid will not cause another lockdown, but please be assured that if the government laws prevent the event from going ahead, we shall rearrange the date at which point you will be automatically rebooked. If you are unable to no longer wish to attend the new date, you will have 14 days to apply for a full refund.
Questions regarding the Conference
If you have any questions regarding the conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there!