APDO Conference 2024 – Inspiring a Sustainable Future

7 & 8 March 2024


For any questions not answered below please contact: [email protected]

Are there any discounted tickets for members?

There is a discounted option for all member tickets. There will be an Early Bird ticket available until 17th December 2023 for members and Associate members and a Standard ticket until 23rd February 2024. Please buy your tickets here.

I am an International Professional Organiser - do I qualify for a discount?

Yes, if you are a member of ANPOP, AOPE, FAPO, ICD, JALO, KAPO, NAPO, NBPO, CALO, APOE, APOI and POC, then you are eligible to book members only tickets.

Does anyone else get a discounted ticket?

Yes, if you are an APDO volunteer or Ambassador for APDO, you will be entitled to a 10% discount on your conference ticket only. This will have been emailed to you.

I am not a member - can I still come and how much will it cost?

Everyone is welcome. You will find information on non member rates here

Can I bring someone with me?

Anyone with a ticket can attend the conference.

What is the minimum attendance age?

The minimum age to attend the conference is 18 years.

What happens if I need to cancel?

You can cancel your ticket until the 6th February 2024 and still receive a full refund less a £40 admin fee. No refunds will be available after that date. You can transfer your ticket to someone else until 23rd March 2024. Member tickets cannot be transferred to non-members. Please read the full terms and conditions when booking your ticket.

What happens if I am ill and cannot attend the conference?

Please check directly with your insurer to see if you are covered. Refunds will not be provided by APDO should you have to isolate due to COVID or can’t attend due to illness unless within the cancellation period.

Do you have a full conference programme available?

The conference programme will be announced during the coming months and the full programme will be available by January 2023.

Do I need to book my choice of workshops?

We will be asking registered attendees their choice of workshops closer to the conference. A form will be sent to anyone registered to fill in.

Where is the conference being held and how do I get there?

The conference is being held at DoubleTree by Hilton Docklands, London. We recommend one of the following methods of travel:

· Jump on the Jubilee line to Canary Wharf tube station and then get the complimentary boat from the Canary Wharf Ferry Terminal direct to the hotel.

· Go on the Overground to Rotherhithe or Canada Water tube stations and then get the C10 to the hotel on Rotherhithe Street

· Go to Bermondsey on the Jubilee line and get the C10 bus to the hotel on Rotherhithe Street.

I have accessibility requirements. Can the event accommodate me?

We are working hard to ensure the conference space is thoughtfully used to meet any physical, emotional or social requirements of our speakers and delegates. This includes a step free or lift accessible venue, quiet areas, sound arrangements and technology solutions. If you have any specific needs, please email [email protected] prior to booking to make sure your requirements can be accommodated.

Will the conference be available to attend online?

No. This year we have focused on the conference being an in person event.

Will recordings be available to watch after the event?

There may be the option to view a set of recordings of the Keynote speakers and Workshops after conference. There will be a charge for this if you did not purchase a conference ticket. Please check back for updates. 

I am nervous about coming to the conference. Can you help?

Yes, we have a Conference Buddy programme in place. Please indicate when booking your ticket whether you would like to have a Conference Buddy. If you are interested in being a buddy to someone who may not have been before or is anxious about coming on their own, please indicate this on your booking form. The Conference Buddy Programme for conference is different to the APDO Buddy Programme for members.

Where is the conference accommodation and how much does it cost?

APDO have secured accommodation rates with our conference venue. Please check the conference page for the rates here.

Are there any evening social events?

There will be an evening dinner on day 1 of the conference (7 March). Please book your ticket in addition to your conference ticket.

How much do the evening social events cost?

Tickets to the social dinner on day 1 of the conference will cost £35.00 inc vat per person and include a welcome drink and two course buffet style meal.

Will refreshments be provided?

Yes, there will be free tea and coffee available throughout the day and a buffet lunch provided.

Will you be catering for dietary requirements?

Please advise us of any dietary requirements when booking your tickets. After this time, we may not be able to guarantee your request. Please note there may be some restrictions regarding severe allergies and delegates may be advised to bring their own provisions.

I would love to speak at your next conference. Who do I contact?

A speaker application form is available here for you to fill in anytime. There will also be a call for speakers after April 2024 through our affiliates and social media.

I have more questions, who do I contact?

Please send your questions by email to [email protected] and we will reply as soon as possible.

We look forward to meeting you soon!