The Annual Delegate Conference (ADC) is an annual event that gives our members a unique opportunity to discuss and vote on policies for the union.
Policies agreed by ADC determine the work of the FDA for the following year, giving delegates a direct influence on the priorities of the union and how it can improve the working lives of members. The conference is also accompanied by a week of webinars and sessions for members.
In addition to shaping union policy, ADC is also a great opportunity to network with other members of the FDA and listen to expert speakers.
Guest speakers in recent years have ranged from First Civil Service Commissioner Gisela Stuart, ITV Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana and The Times' Matt Chorley, all of whom have also taken part in lively discussions with attendees.
Delegates are selected to attend ADC through their FDA Branch, so if you’re interested in attending ADC you should speak to your local Branch Secretary or Convenor for more information (if you don’t know who that is, you can find out on our ‘Find your rep’ page) .
“The FDA annual conference is our opportunity, once a year, to come together as a union and is the only place where members, activists, the executive committee and staff get together to talk, debate issues and hear from interesting and influential speakers.”
- FDA General Secretary Dave Penman