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Annual Delegate Conference

The Annual Delegate Conference (ADC) is an annual one-day 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.

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 Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary, John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the civil service, and David Walker, Guardian Columnist, 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

10th May 2019
FDA members at this year’s Annual Delegate Conference (ADC) sent a clear message to those who seek to undermine the civil service for their own political agenda: stop attacking civil servants.
29th Apr 2019
Hilary Benn MP and Red Box Editor Matt Chorley have been confirmed as guest speakers at the FDA’s 2019 Annual Delegate Conference (ADC), taking place on Thursday 9 May.
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