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The RAF Association’s Annual Conference is the largest membership event in our calendar.
The Annual Conference, held in May each year, is the Association’s AGM which sees delegates from branches all over the world gather together to renew old friendships, debate the business of the day and most importantly, enjoy themselves!
The 2018 Annual Conference will be held at the Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre from 11 to 12 May 2018. This is your Conference and your chance to contribute to important debate on the future plans for the Association. It is also an excellent opportunity to catch up with friends.
As one of the largest conference and training centres in the UK, Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre is situated in the heart of the Midlands in Stone, Staffordshire. Please visit their website www.yarnfieldpark.com for full details on the venue’s facilities.
Following the success of the Live Streaming in 2017, we are pleased to announce that we will again be Live Streaming Conference in 2018. This enables anyone unable to attend to watch the main business of Conference.
Please be aware that times may vary.
A schedule of the Live Streaming for 2018 is as follows:
Saturday 12 May 2018
Live streaming between 08:55 and 11:30
– Conference Opens
– Opening ceremony
– Welcome & Telegrams by the President
– Announcement of the Council elections by the Secretary General
– Presentation of the Annual Conference Committee’s Report by the Chairman of the Annual Conference Committee
– Financial and Auditor’s Report for 2017 by the Hon Treasurer
– Annual Report for 2017 by the Chairman of Council
– Address by Air Marshal Julian Young (NO STREAM)
– Presentation of Flying Scholarships and National Presidential Certificates
Live streaming between 13:00 and 17.00
– 2017 and the Future Presentation by the Secretary General
-Questions for Officers of the Association
14.15 – 16.15
– Conference Business – resolutions as listed
-Vote of thanks
Live streaming between 20:00 til 20:30
We are pleased to inform you that we have secured the same accommodation rate for you at the 2017 price, which provides excellent value for money.
This is priced at £55.00 a night for single room or £75.00 a night for a double/twin room based on two people sharing. This price includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and each room offers an en-suite bathroom, TV, hairdryer, unlimited tea/coffee & biscuits and Wi-Fi.
Your accommodation can be booked through our reception team on 0116 268 8750.
Please do not contact Yarnfield Park directly as all the accommodation has been allocation to the Association for this event and must be booked directly through our reception team.
Please note, fully accessible rooms are limited and we would advise booking early to avoid disappointment.
There are over 600 car parking spaces available on site at Yarnfield Park and parking is free for all those attending the Conference. Although they are limited official disabled parking spaces available, we will allocate normal car parking spaces for blue badge holders. In addition we will provide transport and support for you/ your luggage on arrival and departure.
Conference Documents, such as the latest outline programme, can be found in the members’ portal. Please login and click on the ‘Documents’ tab. From there, please click on the ‘Association Governance’ folder, then select the ‘Conference’ folder and the ‘Conference 2018’ folder within that.