Marriage continues to be in the news. Both its nature and its role in society are under scrutiny. Yet much of the debate is marked by confusion and contradiction. The Government itself speaks of the value of marriage but simultaneously seeks to redefine it and undermine it.
We are bringing together experts from different spheres of public life to consider how an integrated, compelling case for authentic marriage can be constructed and communicated in the current climate.
Join us at this critical time as we consider how marriage can be best promoted and protected – for this generation and the next.
We hope to follow the colloquium with an evening event in the House of Lords at which a presentation will be made on the issues surrounding the Government’s proposed redefinition of marriage.
Our London event will be followed by a full World Congress in Madrid from Friday 25th - Sunday 27th May 2012 - for more information please visit the website.
9.30am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 23rd May
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster
The programme will feature presentations from a number of leading figures from different areas of public life but will also allow opportunity for questions and small group discussion.
Confirmed speakers include:
Dr Phillip Blond (Director, ResPublica)
Allan C Carlson (World Congress of Families)
Peter Duckworth (Barrister)
Don Feder (World Congress of Families)
Chris Ford (Explore)
Ben Harris-Quinney (Chairman, Bow Group)
Sharon James (Coalition for Marriage)
Cristina Odone (Journalist and Media Commentator)
Places for the colloquium are available at £75 per person and include all conference materials, buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
For those attending as individuals (i.e. not representing an organisation) and for those who would otherwise be unable to attend owing to cost, a limited number of discounted places are available at £40. Concessionary tickets need to be booked by 9th May 2012. Please contact us using the link at the top of the page to apply for a concessionary ticket.