UKPON Autumn Conference 2019

   Friday 11th October - Sunday 13th October 2019
                      Hosted by Doncaster Pride

Welcome

On behalf of UKPON and Doncaster Pride, we are looking forward to welcoming you to the Autumn conference to be held over the weekend of 11th -13th October in Doncaster. 

We have worked closely with our local supporters to make sure we can give you a great conference and a great weekend. 

The conference will take place at The Danum Mercure Hotel in the heart of the town centre, a 60-room hotel that we have reserved exclusively for the conference delegates. We’ve secured great deals so as to make the conference as affordable as possible for us all to attend. 

We’ve got some great sessions planned for you and also a spectacular event for Saturday evening hosted by Doncaster Council in the beautiful Georgian Mansion House, again in the centre of town, this dinner has been subsidised by Visit Doncaster and will be free for all attendees. 

We’ve also planned a great night immediately after the dinner with cabaret, so never let it be said our lack of LGBT+ venues has stopped us having a great party. 

We have special rates on the hotel and we’re keeping the cost per delegate per day at £5 for lunch and refreshments.

We hope you can join us for what we hope will be a memorable conference. 

Below you will find Hotel information, and Travel information please click on the links to take you to the booking pages.

if you have any questions regarding anything on this page Click Here and fill in the contact us form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Doncaster

Click Here to download the Conference Map

UKPON Autumn Conference Venue


Conference Venue

The conference will be taking place at the Doncaster Mercure Hotel in the centre of Doncaster (see below for accommodation at this hotel)
The Venue address is:
Mercure Doncaster Centre Danum Hotel 
High Street 
Doncaster
DN11DN 
Tel: 01302 342261 

Click Here to register for the UKPON Autumn Conference

Hotel Accomodation


Mercure Doncaster Centre Danum Hotel (Conference Hotel)

Set in the heart of Doncaster town centre, the Mercure Doncaster Centre Danum Hotel is ideal for guests looking to explore the town. Blending style with convenience, this elegant Edwardian hotel retains many of its original features, including a ballroom. Relax in style in one of the many spacious and well-equipped rooms. Refurbished in 2015, the hotel is surrounded by shops, restaurants and bars, all within walking distance.

The Mercure is our conference hotel so why not stay where it all happens. The Hotel is an 8 min walk from Doncaster train station. We have managed to secure the whole hotel for our use over the weekend, The hotel is a 2 minutes walk from The Mansion House which is the venue for our Civic Reception on Saturday evening.

We have negotiated a special 2-night room rate of £130.00 double - £110.00 single including breakfast. (£65.00 a night double -£55.00 a night single), this a considerable saving on the regular rate.

To book your 2-night stay please call the Mercure Hotel on 01302 342261 and quote you are booking for the UKPON conference. No payment will be taken until you arrive at the hotel.

Please note there are no parking facilities at this hotel but you can drop off directly outside the hotel then park up for the weekend at any one of a number of car parks (Wood Street is the hotel parking or Civic Quarter multi-storey) (see map)

As the hotel has applied a considerable discount we ask please that you only book this hotel if you are staying BOTH nights, if you are only with us 1 night please select from the recommended list below.

Premier Inn Doncaster Central (High Fishergate)

The Premier Inn High Fishergate is a 10 min walk from Doncaster train station and 7 min walk to the Mercure conference hotel. There is chargeable parking beside the hotel.
Click Here to book the Premier Inn High Fishergate.

Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse

The Hilton Garden Inn is an 8 min taxi ride from Doncaster train station and a 25 min walk/5 min drive to the Mercure conference hotel. There is free car parking at this hotel.
Click Here to book the Hilton Garden Inn

The Regent Hotel

The Regent Hotel, ideally located in a pleasant park-side setting on the fringe of Doncaster town centre. Not to mention right at the centre of an attractive square of fine 18th-century architecture.

The Regent Hotel is a  15 min walk from Doncaster train station and a 7 min walk to the Mecure conference hotel. There is a small amount of free parking at the hotel.
Click Here to book the Regent Hotel

The Earl of Doncaster

The Earl of Doncaster Hotel. Since 1954, generations of visitors to Doncaster have enjoyed the unique Art Deco character of the Hotel. We are now one of the largest four-star hotels in Doncaster, offering a selection of 73 quality bedrooms. With our unique and individual style, we can offer guests a beautifully designed, stylish venue. 
Situated within easy walking distance of Doncaster, the Earl is 500 metres from the town centre and Doncaster Racecourse, a mile from Doncaster Railway Station and a 15-minute drive from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

The Earl hotel is a 20 min walk/9 min taxi from Doncaster station and a 13 min walk from the Mecure conference hotel. There is plenty of free parking at this hotel.
Click Here to book The Earl of Doncaster Hotel

Friday Night Welcome

Welcome to Doncaster

UKPON/Doncaster Pride Welcome

Join us on Friday evening for an informal get-together. We will be meeting from 7pm at the Wool Market (see map) this is a brand new venue with a great variety of drink and food stalls a great place to get together for a catch-up. 

From 9pm we will be moving just a few doors down to The Queen Craft House, this is a real ale pub with a great selection of spirits too. The pub is open to the public but the team at The Queen will be putting some entertainment on for us. 

The Wool Market and The Queen are both less than 5 mins walk from the Danum Mercure and Premier Inn 

We hope you can join us.

Doncaster Pride Civic Reception

Saturday 12th October from 7pm

The Mansion House

Our venue for the Saturday Civic Reception is Doncaster’s fine Georgian Mansion House. 

The dinner is sponsored by Visit Doncaster and will be hosted by the Civic Mayor.

Drinks Reception 7pm - Dinner served 7.30pm. (Hot & Cold Buffet)

Dress Code: Smart Casual.

After dinner, we will be moving back to the Mercure Hotel for a night to remember. Expect the unexpected with entertainment, dancing and the odd drink or two. We are inviting the local community to come and join us to celebrate Diversity in Doncaster. The night will finish around 1am. For those that wish to carry on the party, you are in the centre of town with plenty of venues open till the small hours.

UKPON Conference Sponsors

UKPON and Doncaster Pride would like to thank all the Sponsors of the Autum Conference

Headline Conference Sponsor - Mobilise

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Travel Partners


Visit Doncaster

Civic  Reception Sponsor

Legend Telecom

Conference Sponsor

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Conference Sponsor

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Business Doncaster

Conference Sponor

Co-op Funeralcare

Conference Sponsor

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