Belonging 2022: conference to be postponed

Author: Belong Network
Published: September 8, 2022

Following the sad news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, we feel that postponing the conference is the most sensible decision. Some of our speakers and panel members are now unable to appear due to national mourning guidance and many delegates will be changing or adjusting their plans and therefore we have taken the difficult decision to postpone Belonging 2022 in its entirety until a later date.

We are so sorry to have to cancel at such short notice, as we know so many of our network were looking forward to attending, but given that we are no longer able to guarantee speakers and panellists being able to attend we think it makes most sense to reschedule. This does mean that we can move back to an in person event which we know is preferred by the majority of attendees.

We very much hope that you will still join us at Belonging 2022 in Manchester later this year (date to be confirmed) for an inspiring line-up of speakers and panel members and a day offering the chance to learn and make new connections. Please bear with us whilst we reschedule.

We’ve included some FAQ’s about the changes below. However, if you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch via

Belonging 2022 – FAQs

Can my ticket be carried forward to the rescheduled event?
Yes. We will honour all tickets that have already been booked for the rescheduled event.

What if I cannot make the new date?
If you cannot make the new date we will offer a full refund provided you let us know within two weeks of the announcement of the new date.

I have purchased a ticket, will I be refunded?
Yes, we can refund your ticket immediately. Let us know if you would like us to do that. However we can also carry your ticket forward to the rescheduled event. So you can wait and see the date when it is announced and you will then be automatically guaranteed a place at the rescheduled event.

When will the conference be rescheduled for?
We are hoping to reschedule the conference for later this year. We are currently working out the logistics to ensure we can provide a similar inspirational line-up of speakers and panellists. We will be in touch soon regarding the new date.