- Category: Meetings
- Published on Thursday, 12 September 2013
- Written by Steering Committee
As announced earlier this week, the IS Network’s Politics Conference has been rearranged to be on the weekend of Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October, to take place in London. Details of the venue will be available soon.
Each day will start at 10am and finish at 5pm. We expect to have three or four sessions on each day, with breaks for refreshments and food. A more detailed timetable will be proposed by the conference arrangements committee and will be subject to approval or amendment by the conference itself.
Conference arrangements committee
To facilitate as wide a pre-conference discussion as possible and to ensure the proceedings of the Politics Conference are determined by members, we are encouraging members to submit contributions to two pre-conference bulletins.
To give a little extra time compared to what was announced earlier this week, the deadline for the first bulletin is 5pm on Sunday 22 September. Contributions will be published by email to members and on the IS Network’s website by the end of Monday 23 September. The deadline for the second bulletin is 5pm on Sunday 13 October and these further contributions will be published by the end of Monday 14 October.
Types of contributions might include:
- Agenda proposals – Which subjects should be covered, how many, how long should each session be?
- Reports – What has worked well in your locality and what less so?
- Position papers – What should be our attitude to developing initiatives on the left, and within the organisations of the class?
- Motions – proposals for action by the IS Network or changes to how we work
- Discussion documents – What is the IS Network for? How do we see the current terrain of class struggle, and what do we aim to do within it?
- Conference procedure – How will each session be conducted and concluded?
- Theoretical debate – How much of what we describe as ‘our tradition’ remains relevant, and what do we need to rethink?
The above are just a few of the examples which have occurred to us – your contribution can be on any subject and follow any approach. Pieces can be of any length – as short as you like, as long as you think people will read.
The more contributions we receive before the first deadline of 5pm on Sunday 22 September, the more members will have to read, discuss and respond to in the second bulletin.