The Future is Gold 2019

Poster advertising the event The Future is Gold held on 27 May 2019.
Advertising Poster

27 May from 09:00 to 17:00

Autistic UK is proud to present this year’s conference, The Future is Gold. This is our 10th anniversary of autistic-led advocacy and we are eager to see what the next 10 years will hold! Join us on Bank Holiday Monday, 27 May from 09:00 to 17:00 to hear our incredible line up of speakers, video hellos from international activists, a discussion panel on the future of activism and how you can make a difference, a sneak peek trailer of a feature-length documentary, and more!

Our keynote speaker is none other than the renowned Steve Silberman, author of Neurotribes! We will also be featuring talks and information by Emma Dalmayne, Luke BeardonFiona Clarke, Sara Jane Harvey, Jamie and Lion, Ryan Hendry and film director Jerry Rothwell. We will also be showing short videos from some of our favourite international activists – Christa Holmans, Yann Purkis, Maxfield Sparrow and Eve Reiland.

Tea, coffee and water will be available all day and there will be a sandwich buffet at lunch time. This is included in the price of your ticket.

Below you will find links for what you need to know about where the venue is, how to get here, where to stay and what’s happening on the day.

First of all, if you need to buy tickets, please go here –

Important Information

In order to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable day, we reserve the right to ask anyone who is causing a disturbance to leave. Refunds under these circumstances will not be given.

We will be filming this event for a web cast and for later viewing on YouTube. If you would prefer not to be on camera, please do sit towards the back.

Taxi Services

Scotts Cars  – Their number is 0161 973 3333 or you can book online at

All United Cars – 0161 224 2424 or online booking is available at They also have apps for Android and iPhone.

Nearest Hospital (with Emergency Unit, Walk In Centre & Emergency Dentist)

Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL 0161 276 1234. In case of an emergency, dial 999.

Please click on the links below for more information about the day –

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