Join Demos at the Conservative party conference 2023


At this year’s Conservative party conference we’ll once again be holding a range of panel events with expert speakers, including politicians, businesses, civil society leaders, journalists and other experts that bring fresh ideas and perspectives.

We’ll be discussing the future of business, reforming public services, tackling homelessness and helping older people to stay in work.

The core of what makes a party conference special is the participation and engagement of attendees, the questions and contributions from the floor and the conversations that start in response to the discussions at events. So do make sure you come along and give your views on the big issues facing the country.

October 1st – 18:00 – 19:30

The Road to the election: Democracy in the UK

  • Sir John Curtice, Professor of Politics, Strathclyde University
  • Miriam Levin, CEO, Engage Britain
  • Sarah Castell, CEO Involve
  • Polly Curtis, Chief Executive, Demos (Chair)

October 2 – 08:00 – 09:30

Wake up to better business

  • John Oxley, Journalist & Writer
  • Chris Turner, Executive Director, Better Business Act
  • Alok Sharma MP – invited
  • Greg Clark MP – invited
  • Polly Curtis, Chief Executive, Demos  (Chair)

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October 2 – 10:30 – 12:00

Creating the workforce of the future: Building relational health and care services

  • Baroness Finn
  • Nicola Ranger, Director of Nursing, Royal College of Nursing
  • Ben Glover, Head of Social Policy, Demos (Chair)

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October 2 – 18:00 – 19:30

Reinventing our public services

  • Neil O’Brien OBE MP,  Minister for Primary Care and Public Health
  • Danny Kruger, MP for Devizes
  • Jerome Mayhew, MP for Broadland
  • Polly Curtis, Chief Executive, Demos (Chair)

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