How much does it cost?

The UKCF Conference offers an excellent Early Bird Rate and a further 10% discount for groups of two or more 3-day delegates, booked at the same time. Other one-day, two-day and non-member rates are available.

For the most cost-effective package, we recommend:

  • Booking at the Early Bird Rate – applies to bookings completed and paid for by 9 September 2022.
  • Taking advantage of the 10% group discount
  • Booking your accommodation as soon as possible. There are options to suit most budgets.
  • Booking your flights or train journeys as early as possible to obtain the best rates.

Members Only
Early Bird Full Conference Ticket10% early bird discount for bookings before 9 September 2022 including evening entertainment £355.00
Early Bird Full Conference Discounted Additional TicketAdditional 10% discount for buying more than one full conference ticket in the same transaction £320.00
Full Conference TicketIncluding evening entertainment £395.00
Discounted Additional Ticket10% discount for buying more than one ticket in the same transaction£355.00
Full Conference Bursary TicketPlease contact Membership for more information:
Non-Member TicketTicket for non-members for the full conference including evening entertainment £545.00
Day delegates
Day Delegate Tue 11thDay delegate ticket excludes evening events which can be purchased separately £195.00
Dinner and Evening Event Tue 11thThree course evening meal and entertainment (for day delegates only) £50.00
Day Delegate Wed 12thDay delegate ticket excludes evening events which can be purchased separately £195.00
Dinner and Evening Event Wed 12thDinner and entertainment at the Gas Works (for day delegates only) £45.00
Day Delegate Thu 13thDay delegate ticket £195.00
European CF / CFSO delegates
Early Bird Full Conference Ticket10% early bird discount for bookings before 9 September 2022 including evening entertainment
Full Conference TicketIncluding evening entertainment£475.00

All prices are excluding VAT and accommodation.


Whitworth Locke Hotel – £116 per night 

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Delegates can book independently, direct with hotels or guest houses using any of the main online booking sites such as or Expedia but we would strongly recommend selecting city centre accommodation which is a convenient distance from the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Manchester.

Getting there

Whichever way you are planning to get to Manchester, the earlier you book, the better the rates.

The Kimpton Clocktower Hotel sits in the centre of Manchester, with easy access to all air, rail and road links. If you’re driving, the hotel is close to all major Northwest motorways and Manchester Airport. It is also within easy walking distance of Oxford Road and Manchester Piccadilly railway stations, Oxford Road Bus Station, and the Manchester tram system.

City Map

You can download a map of Manchester showing routes to the Hotel here:

Find your way

Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is an ideal base for exploring Manchester—and really taking a deep dive into a city rife with history. Whether you’re looking to ogle the Gothic architecture of the Manchester Cathedral, lounge over drinks at The Gas Lamp on Bridge Street, or meet friends to browse the food stalls at Mackie Mayor, you’ll never be far from where you need to go. Our address is located right by the historic museums and attractions of the City Centre; the bohemian shops and galleries of the Northern Quarter; and Piccadilly Station, with direct trains to London, Edinburgh, and beyond.

Directions from Piccadilly Train Station

From Piccadilly Train station head West along Fairfield Street which will then continue into Whitworth Street. Upon reaching the Whitworth Street and Oxford Street junction with the Palace Theatre on your right-hand side turn left where you will find the entrance of the hotel on your left.

Directions from Manchester Airport

From the airport, take the M56, follow signs for A5103 City Centre M60 North and M62. Take the A6 exit towards Stockport, Sheffield, Piccadilly. Follow signs for Wilmslow Universities, continue on A34. Take Charles St to Oxford Rd and the hotel will be visible.

Although no parking is available at Hotel, the nearest car park is the NCP car park on Oxford Street. The postcode for the car park is M1 5EJ and is only a short walk away.

Terms and Conditions

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Foundations for the future: Acting now to shape tomorrow Conference booking terms & conditions

What the conference fee includes:

• Entrance to all conference sessions
• Entrance to the exhibition
• Daytime refreshments and lunch (all days)
• 3 course evening meal and entertainment – 11 October
• Networking event, refreshments and entertainment – 12 October
• Copies of all workshop presentations will be available on the Member Hub

Booking your place:

Please ensure you have your organisations authority to make this booking and that they agree to pay the invoice in full.
Upon making your booking on the website you will receive a notification that your booking has been successful.


Delegates must make their own accommodation arrangements.  UKCF are not liable for any delegate who has not made their own arrangements. A list of hotel options is provided on the conference website.


All cancellations must be made in writing, please email – No refunds will be given in respect of any non-attendance
If you cancel a booking:
• Up to and including Monday 25 July 2022 50% of the delegate fee + VAT will be payable.
• After 25 July 2022 no refunds will be payable.

We aim to make sure that all conference sessions go ahead as planned. However, there may be times when due to circumstances beyond our control we have to cancel sessions. Should this be the case we will provide as much notice as possible.

If we have to cancel the conference as a result of things beyond our control e.g. war, pandemics, epidemics, floods, fires etc., we will automatically move your ticket to the new conference date.

Early bird rate:

A special early bird rate is available to all delegates who book and pay before 11.59pm on 9 September 2022.


If you are unable to attend, you can send a replacement delegate. Please notify the conference office before 5pm on Thursday 6 October 2022 by email –
Any special requirements for the replacement delegate will be met wherever possible but cannot be guaranteed.

Accuracy of information:

While every effort is made to ensure that the information contained within the programme and the website is accurate and current, UKCF gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the information provided and accepts no liability for any loss caused by reliance on the information provided. UKCF reserves the right to alter the programme without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

Accessibility requirements:

The conference is held in an accessible venue. Delegates with specific accessibility requirements must inform the conference team in the space allocated on the booking form so that necessary arrangements can be made.


The copyright Designs and Patents Acts assign the copyright of the images to UKCF.
By attending the event, you are consenting to pictures being taken of you, and used to generally promote the organisation, its values, aims and future events. This may include but is not limited to: advertising, email and print publications, our website and social networking.
Should you have concerns regarding the use of images being taken of you at this event, please make us aware in writing before registering your place to avoid cancellation and the associated charges.

Email communications:

All delegates will receive information about their booking through email, e.g. joining instructions. You can view the UKCF Privacy Policy on our website.

Other terms and conditions:

All delegates are asked to abide by the Statement of respect and wellbeing which is available on the conference website. All delegates are requested to wear their conference name badge during sessions and workshops.



Statement of respect and wellbeing at Foundations for the future: Acting now to shape tomorrow

In order to create a space where everyone feels welcomed, respected and safe we would like to suggest the following collective commitments:

• We will listen to the contributions of everyone with respectful attention and appreciation.
• We will honour confidentiality. We won’t share other peoples’ personal experiences unless we have permission to do so.
• We will value the visible and invisible diversity of the conference community, pay attention to our own privileges and biases, and welcome this opportunity to engage with people who are different to ourselves.
• The language we use and opinions we have may differ and we may not always navigate those differences as well as we would like. We will welcome feedback and challenge, seeing them as an opportunity to learn. When we give feedback, we will do so constructively and with kindness.
• The conversations that we have at this conference may provoke strong emotions or responses, which may vary depending upon our lived experiences. We will look after ourselves, doing what we need to do to pay attention to our own wellbeing, and be respectful that others are doing the same.

In the spirit of these commitments, as conference organisers we will:

• Provide all presenters, speakers and chairs of panels with a copy of this statement and provide guidance to ensure their contributions are accessible and inclusive.
• Provide a variety of opportunities for you to share your experiences and thoughts, respecting your right to decide how much you wish to do this.
• Pay attention to the feedback that you give us, acting on anything that needs urgent attention and using the rest to inform future events.
• Help you to manage your wellbeing by providing adequate breaks in the programme.
• Provide useful resources about sources of support.

We ask you to:

• Listen respectfully to speakers, presenters, chairs, staff and other delegates.
• Share your thoughts and experiences if you wish to, and be mindful that time is limited and others may also wish to speak.
• Respect people’s needs and wishes in terms of preferred pronouns.
• Tell us clearly and concisely if anything is not working for you and trust that we will do our best to find a solution.
• Take responsibility for your own emotional wellbeing – take time out if you need to.