Registration is now open!
Plans for a virtual LDC Conference on Saturday 25 July are now well underway. The day will incorporate much of what is core to Conference - the discussion of motions, the opportunity to hear about the latest developments in dental politics and debate with key figures in the profession, and indeed to network with colleagues from across the UK.
The below provides a summary on the registration process and the deadlines for motions and nominations.
Action required by Wednesday 1 July
This year is exceptional in that a virtual conference has been convened at pace, and the time
available to consider motions is shorter than in “normal “ years. Notwithstanding the shortened timeframe we are confident that LDCs will be able to confer and will have many burning issues to raise in the form of motions for debate.
We request that motions are submitted by Wednesday 1 July.
The agenda committee is acutely aware that events are moving very quickly and accept you
may want to leave submission motions until nearer the deadline. Motions of an urgent nature may be admitted for debate nearer the date of conference at the discretion of the Conference Chair.
We recommend looking at the ‘Contribute’ section of the website where there is
plenty of guidance on how to effectively prepare and then propose a motion.
Once motions are confirmed, proposers will be contacted by the organising team to arrange the video recording of their motion. Video recording in advance (e.g. using a camera on your phone) is the preferred method as it will allow for smoother running of the conference on the day. If you are not able to record your speech in advance you will be able speak live. Please note the proposer must be available to attend and engage on the day of the Conference and has the right to reply to any debate that arises.
Proposal of motions may not exceed three minutes in length. The time allowed for reply is one minute.
To help with the revised format for this year, nominations for the positions outlined below must be submitted in advance using the online nomination forms available on the website. It will not be possible to nominate ‘from the floor’.
Elections will take place for the following seven positions:
1. Chair elect of conference
2. Honorary treasurer
3. Two honorary auditors
4. One representative to GDPC
5. One representative to the board of managers of the British Dental Guild
6. One representative to the Conference Agenda Committee
Information about what each of the roles entails can be found on the website here.
All nominations must be received by Wednesday 1 July.
As usual the Conference is open to nominated LDC representatives and members of the BDA General Dental Practice Committee.
The conference will be hosted on Zoom, and all LDCs representative and GDPC members must register in advance (booking via the LDC Conference website) to ensure they receive their unique access links which will be distributed with final papers (due out Saturday 18 July).
Click here to book your place
How many people can my LDC send?If you are unsure how many people your LDC can register for the Conference, you can check the list of permitted Representatives for each LDC here.
Where an LDC is entitled to send a sole Representative, they are also permitted to send an accompanying (permitted Observer).
Special observer places – for newcomers!Our achievements from conference benefit younger members of our profession more than anyone. We are therefore very keen to encourage more younger dentists to attend. To this end, in addition to the normal allocation of conference places each LDC is able to register one special observer.
This is a unique opportunity for newcomers to immerse themselves in dental politics and hopefully launch a career-long interest. These special overseer places are reserved for those who are new to dental representation, first time conference goers and in the first decades of their career.
If an LDC has someone who meets this criterion, their Secretary can register a newcomer to Conference online selecting ‘LDC Special Observer’ as the ticket type.
Further assistance or questions