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SDLP Youth Annual Conference

Ballymac Hotel, Lisburn
Saturday, 26 April 2014

We will be welcoming guests from across the island of Ireland and across the United Kingdom. We will be hearing from our European candidate Alex Attwood and Minister Mark H Durkan and debating some of the most important issues in our society.


9.45am – Opening of conference by SDLP Lisburn Councillor Pat Catney

10.15am – Address by Alex Attwood MLA and SDLP European Parliament Candidate

11.00am – Address by SDLP Leader Alasdair McDonnell MP MLA

11.30am – Panel discussion on young people leading change and promoting social justice
“If the future were a book, would you read it or write it?” 

Rebecca Hall – President of NUS-USI
Stephen Garry – Welfare Officer at Trinity College Dublin and mental health campaigner
Claire Hanna – SDLP councillor, charity worker and activist
Daithi De Buitleir – Founder and CEO of RAG (Raise and Give) Ireland
Laura Ni Chiosain – Founder and auditor of award-winning University College Cork Cancer society and Washington Ireland Program Class of 2014

Paul Loughran – Winner of USI Student Volunteer of the year award, founder of Regenerate and Washington Program Class of 2014

Chaired by Cliona McCarney – SDLP Youth Chair

1pm – Lunch

2.15pm – Workshop sessions (Three different sessions each lasting 30 minutes, and guests will rotate to attend each one)

4.30pm – Election results announcement and close of conference by Peter Canavan – QUB SDLP Chair

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