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Stonewall Workplace Conference Manchester 2017

People perform better when they can be themselves. Join over 200 delegates at our CPD-accredited conference in Manchester on Friday 22 September, kindly supported by EY.

This event took place on Friday 22 September. Check back soon for updates on next year's event.

Why attend?

Learn best practice

View this year's breakout sessions

  • Choose from 12 breakout sessions on topics ranging from trans inclusion in the workplace to supporting the mental health of your LGBT staff.
  • Learn from Stonewall inclusion specialists and get best practice examples to help you build your inclusion work.
  • Leave with practical action plans and access to the latest Stonewall research and resources to make a lasting difference in your organisation.

Fantastic sessions with lots of really good practical ideas and creative discussions 

Delegate 2016

Expand your network

  • Connect with professionals from all sectors in our networking zone.
  • Share expertise with leading organisations and top LGBT networks.
  • Learn more about Stonewall’s campaigns and resources and how to use them in your workplace.

Each year we welcome over 200 people from the UK’s leading employers including:

  • Senior leaders
  • HR and diversity professionals
  • Employee network groups
  • LGBT staff and allies

Fantastic conference with a local feel, I made many new connections today which will be vital in growing my work going forwards. 

Delegate 2015

Be inspired

Hear from inspiring people who will empower you to create change in your workplace. This year our keynote speakers include Gamal Turawa and Ruth Hunt.


Gamal Turawa


Gamal Turawa, Police Officer, Metropolitan Police

Gamal Turawa or ‘G’ as he prefers to be called is a prominent serving police officer with the Metropolitan Police. A series of challenging circumstances in both his personal and professional life took a heavy toll on his health and well-being and motivated him to play a more active role promoting awareness, diversity and inclusion. Read more about Gamal...



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Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive, Stonewall

Ruth was appointed in August 2014, having worked in senior positions in the organisation since 2011. She has successfully led the development of the Stonewall’s groundbreaking policy, campaigns and research outputs, including its work to tackle homophobic bullying in schools, effective interventions to improve the health of lesbian, gay and bisexual people and Stonewall’s acclaimed leadership development programmes. Read more about Ruth...




This was a genuinely inspiring conference and that’s not something I say often after a lifetime of them! 

Delegate 2015

Make lasting change

As a result of attending last year’s conference:

94% of delegates strongly agreed/agreed they had a good understanding of latest emerging best practice on LGBT inclusion in the workplace.

96% of delegates strongly agreed/agreed that they felt confident and able to create positive change in their workplace

86% of delegates strongly agreed/agreed that they had made new contacts on the day


Diversity Champions can get more from their membership with discounted tickets. Find out more about the Diversity Champions programme


Super early bird

(first 20 tickets)

Early bird

Ends 25 August 2017


26 August - 22 September 2017 

Stonewall Diversity Champion rate £180 £200 £225
Non-member rate £230 £250 £275








All prices exclude VAT.


We want our events to be accessible to everyone. The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel is a fully accessible venue. We will have changing rooms available as well as a prayer room. There will be a palantypist in the opening and closing sessions.

If there is anything we can do to make the event better for you please get in touch. You can email conference@stonewall.org.uk or call us on +44 (0) 20 7593 1850.

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