LifeLines Conference News - Update, May 2020


At the time of writing, the LifeLines conference is set to take place on Saturday 3rd October 2020, at the Human Rights Action Centre in central London (full details below).  

We have a US guest speaker booked, and we very much hope it will go ahead, as we know how much the conference days are appreciated by everyone who attends. However, the Covid 19 health crisis means there is uncertainty about public events in the coming months, and for this reason we are suspending bookings until the situation is clearer.  

If you have already booked, please take no action at this time. If the conference is cancelled you'll receive a full refund.  

If it does go ahead, full details will be posted on this website and the LifeLines Facebook page, and your co-ordinator will email you if possible. There will also be a conference booking page in the next issue of the newsletter and on the website.  

On a positive note, we're exploring options to replace this year's conference with an online event if need be. This could be a great way for members to join in a special LifeLines gathering, hear guest speakers and 'meet' other writers onscreen.  

We'll let you know as soon as we can whether the conference will be in London or on your laptop!

In the meantime, stay safe and well.


LifeLines Annual Conference, London, Saturday 3rd October 2020
Human Rights Action Centre, New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA

LifeLines conferences take place every autumn in central London. They are memorable and inspiring days with outstanding guest speakers from the US who have first-hand experience of death penalty issues and are happy to take questions. There are also additional talks and discussions on topics of interest to LifeLines members, and very importantly, plenty of time to meet new friends and perhaps catch up with old ones, and talk to fellow members.

Conferences are open to everyone and friends and family of members are very welcome, though venue restrictions do not allow the admittance of those under 18, including babies. Look out for details of the guest speakers, which will be announced here soon.

The Amnesty International UK Human Rights Action Centre is located off Shoreditch High Street and Great Eastern Street in central London. The nearest tube stations are Shoreditch High St. (3 minutes’ walk), Liverpool St. and OldSt. (both 10-15 minutes’ walk). Parking is extr emely limited and expensive, so driving is not recommended, but there are numerous buses, and taxis are available at Liverpool St. station. The venue is fully accessible. Complimentary tea and coffee are available on arrival and during the lunch and afternoon breaks. There are cafés and shops very close by, or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.