Virtual Annual Representative Conference 2021 (vARC) - 8 -9 June

ARC in 2021 is going virtual. We’ve been working hard to provide a solution for the disruption caused by coronavirus, and we’re now ready to unveil it.

ARC 2021

Workforce is the theme for the 2021 virtual Annual Representative Conference, taking place virtually from 8-9 June. This broad theme addresses many key issues members face including work conditions, staffing levels, funding, student placements, mental health and equality and diversity. Members can influence what is debated at the Conference by submitting motions for debate.

The ARC Agenda Committee (AAC) leads on developing plans for the conference, aiming to attract up to 250 representatives nominated by CSP networks, boards and groups.

Proposing groups are encouraged to propose up to  two motions on the workforce theme or on any other relevant issue as long as it relates to the CSP's remit as a professional body and trade union. Motions may include issues specific to physiotherapy, relating to the wider political and healthcare environment or concerning CSP members as moral and ethical agents outside of their professional responsibilities. Motions should be topical, accurate and concise, be likely to prompt good debate and be comprehensible and logical. Detailed guidance for writing motions together with the criteria for accepting them is available further down this page.

Proposed motions should be submitted by Monday 8 March 2021 using the online form.

The AAC is due to meet on 18 March to consider submitted motions and proposing groups will be informed of its decisions shortly afterwards.

Holding ARC virtually in 2021 provides a unique opportunity to create a more flexible format  – within the constraints of the ARC Constitution – making it a more modern debating conference with increased accessibility for attendees who are not normally able to attend. Once we have developed the online platform, we hope to be able to offer time and space within the conference for groups to arrange their own sessions and will ask for representative groups input on this in advance of the conference.

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