Asylum Conference 2017

Asylum Conference 2017

When: Wednesday, 28th June 2017, 10:00 am

The ‘ASYLUM: ACTION AND REACTION’ conference will be held in Manchester on 28 June 2017, 10.00am to 5.00pm. Join us. We have some great speakers. More details about those soon.

This will be a very special event, a day conference in Manchester to celebrate over thirty years of ASYLUM: International Magazine of Democratic Psychiatry. It will be held in the University of Manchester on Wednesday 28 June 2017. It will be an all-day low-cost conference, with a lower rate for subscribers to Asylum Magazine which will cover refreshments on the day. The theme of the day will be ‘Action and Reaction’, and we have in mind by that title a range of possible meanings, which include the kind of political action we need to build to defend our rights and build better services, and the struggle against reactionary attacks on mental health provision, and we have mind the kind of action that we collectively take and responses to what Asylum has been doing so far.

The low registration charge for the conference will just cover the costs for the day. We are asking you to come to Manchester to be with us and many other activists, survivors and their allies. This will be a chance to take stock and discuss what we do next, and to share action about the many different kinds of networks you are involved in, to build those networks together.

Please let us know about any dietary requirements. The cost of registration will cover refreshments and lunches.

If you need to stay overnight in Manchester before or after the conference, The University of Manchester Chancellors Hotel which has rooms available from 40 pounds per night,; and Luther King House which has rooms from 35 pounds per night, The conference registration does not include accommodation. We have space in the University of Manchester booked for the event, and this means that we will limit numbers attending. Please register sooner rather than later to secure a place at the conference.


£10.00 for Asylum Magazine subscribers

£30.00 for non-subcribers (includes a one-year subscription to Asylum Magazine)


Ticket price: £10.00 for Asylum Magazine subscribers £30 for non-subscribers (includes 1 one-year subscription)

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