Presented by Manchester NO2ID.
This event is free (donations appreciated). No tickets needed, just turn up on the day.
This Parallel Convention will take place at Student Council Chamber, Oxford Road, Manchester University.
Several parts of the Manchester Convention consist of live screenings and interactive debates with the main convention in London.
9:45am: Opening Key Note Address, MR1
Live webcast from London. Shami Chakrabati opens the Convention on Modern Liberty.
10:00am: First Plenary: What is the Crisis?, MR1
Live webcast from London, with live question feedback from Manchester. Chair: Georgina Henry. Speakers: Dominic Grieve QC MP, Helena Kennedy QC, David Lammy MP, Ken Macdonald QC.
11:45am: Morning Discussion Sessions
Helen Wallace, Genewatch UK
Dave Page, Manchester NO2ID
Lucy McAlister, CAAN
Peter Davidson, Unlock Democracy
Sarah McCulloch, SSDP
2:00pm: Afternoon Discussion Sessions
3:45pm: Second Key Note Address, MR1
Live webcast from London, with author Phillip Pullman.
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Second Plenary: Freedom and Democracy after the Market Meltdown, MR1
Live webcast from London, with live question feedback from Manchester. Chair: Anthony Barnett. Speakers: Cory Doctorow, Chris Huhne MP, Will Hutton, Chuka Umunna
5:00pm – 5:15pm: Third Key Note Address, MR1
Live webcast from London, with David Davis MP.
5:15pm – 5:30pm: Summary of Discussions, MR1
Dave Page of Manchester NO2ID will summarise the outcomes of the discussion sessions and the practical steps which people can take to protect their civil liberties.
- MR1: Genewatch UK:
Reclaim Your DNA
- MR2: Manchester NO2ID:
The Database State
- MR3: Students for a Sensible Drug Policy: Personal Freedoms and State Controls
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