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Brigade Conference 2017 - 1st to 3rd September

Brigade Conference 2017 was due to be held in Cardiff, but due to clashing with an international sporting event this year's event has been moved to Manchester. Manchester's central location and great transport links make it the ideal location and we hope that as many leaders as possible will join us at Conference in 2017.

Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character; just some of the ways Manchester is often described. One of the most exciting places to visit in the UK right now, Manchester is famous for its ability to combine a multi-cultural culture with a northern charm where everybody and anybody is very warmly welcomed.

Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. And today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures.

With this in mind, what better location for our 2017 conference, The Boys' Brigade itself has an illustrious history and an equally progressive vision. The event committee are working very hard to put together an innovative and cultured event that best represents our host city and our future vision.

The Venue

The host venue will be The Copthorne Hotel in Salford Quays which is perfectly situated close to many attractions and city sights including Media City and Old Trafford Football Stadium. There are also several other accommodation options nearby including the Ibis Budget and AC Marriott Manchester Hotels.

Please note that due to increased numbers the workshops and AGM will now take place at Lighthouse Church (Unit 12 Centenary Park, Coronet Way, Eccles, M50 1RE). Please see the conference programme for more information and transport arrangements. Directions to the venue can be found at:

Brigade Council Voting & Business

The voting form and full details of the motions for this year’s Annual General Meeting were sent out with the Summer Gazette Mailing to Company Captains & Battalion/District Secretaries, these can also be viewed/downloaded below. You can vote in person by attending the AGM, by proxy or by post. Don’t forget to complete the voting form to register and exercise your right to vote.

Printed copies of all documents are available on request from BB Headquarters by contacting Jayne Thorne by email at or 01442 509511.

The Programme

The conference weekend will include Brigade Council, the Annual General Meeting of The Boys' Brigade. View the Brigade Conference Programme 2017.

Registering to Attend

For more information download the Conference Registration form.

If you have any questions please get in touch with the England & Wales Office on 01442 288 558 or

Brigade Council

Brigade Council is the governing body of The Boys' Brigade in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland.

Council Meeting Summary

Reports from previous Brigade Council Meetings can be found below:

Summary and the Minutes of the Brigade's Annual Council Meetings:

Council 2013 - Belfast, Northern Ireland
Council 2012 - London, England
Council 2011 - Cardiff, Wales
Council 2010 - Armagh, Northern Ireland
Council 2009 - Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Council 2008 - Fife, Scotland
Council 2007 - Bradford, England
Council 2006 - Cardiff, Wales
Council 2005 - Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Council 2004 - Leicester, England
Council 2003 - Fife, Scotland
Council 2002 - Birmingham, England
Council 2001 - Northampton, England

Voting at Brigade Council

For more details on how voting at Brigade Council works, see the Brigade Constitution & Regulations and look out for details of motions to Brigade Council in the BB Gazette and eBB news emails.

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