At the conference

We look forward to welcoming you to the NICE Annual Conference on 9 May in Manchester.

This webpage provides you with all you need to know about the event, including venue information, programme, speaker biographies, twitter information and how to ask and  submit questions to the speakers.


Conference information

Registration will take place on the ground floor of the venue adjacent to the hotel’s main reception and access to the exhibition will be from 08:00. There will be access to a cloakroom.


For information including venue address and directions to the venue, please click here.

To view the most up-to-date programme, please click here

To view the speaker biographies, please click here.


Wi-fi access

There is complimentary wi-fi for all delegates. To use the wi-fi, please select ‘Hilton Honors’. Once loaded, please click ‘I have a promotional code’ underneath the connect button and input code nice2019.


Submitting questions during the conference

For most sessions at the conference, you will be able to ask any questions to the speakers using a microphone. For these sessions, please indicate you have a question by raising your hand. If selected by the session chair a member of conference staff will provide you with a microphone to pose your question.

For the conference opening plenary   there will be an online system called to facilitate questions.

To ask a question during these questions, please go to and type in event code #NICEConf19. These details will appear on the screen during the Q&A part of these sessions.



We’ will be tweeting in the run-up to and during the event. Please use hashtag #NICEConf19 to join the conversation and follow @NICEComms and @DodsGroup for live updates.


Breakout Sessions

After the morning coffee break, we will be running parallel breakout sessions.

During online booking, you will have been asked to select which breakout sessions you would like to attend whilst at the conference. Please be aware that some of the breakout sessions are fully booked. For these sessions, those attendees who have pre-selected the session will be allowed first entry into the session rooms. If you have not selected the session, we kindly ask that you wait outside the room until you are invited by the door managers to enter. This is to allow those who have pre-selected the session during initial registration online the opportunity to enter first.

If you would like to change the breakouts you would like to attend on the day, please check with the registration team if there is availability. If you are unsure which sessions you have booked to attend, please ask our registration team.

Please ensure that you wear your badge at all times. Your badge indicates the sessions you have booked to attend and room managers will be present at the entrance to these sessions to check your badge.


Photography and film

An official conference photographer will take photos of speakers and delegates throughout the duration of the conference and at the pre-conference network and  Shared Learning Awards If you do not wish to be photographed please inform us on arrival at the conference. A short video is also being made to capture the highlights of the conference, similarly if you do not wish to be filmed please let a member of the conference team know.   


Pre-conference networking reception and Shared Learning awards

The pre-conference networking reception and the NICE Shared Learning Awards 2019 will be taking place on the evening before the conference, Wednesday 8 May. Join us to celebrate NICE’s 20th anniversary and hear how colleagues from across the UK are putting NICE guidance and standards into practice. This will take place at the conference venue in the Deansgate Suite from 19:00.

You would have been asked to inform us if you intend to join us for the awards during your registration. If you are unsure if you have registered to attend, please email us at


Accessibility and dietary requirements

If you have any accessibility or dietary requirements that you have not informed us about, please let the registration team know on site as soon as possible or email the event team, on


We hope you enjoy the conference and look forward to welcoming you to Manchester in May.