Tickets are no longer available for this event, but you can still read what's to come below. 

This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and to develop new relationships with people affected by ataxia, whilst finding out the latest developments in the fields of research and care.

Below you will find our agenda for the main conference and 16-30's day, as well as our breakouts booking form with further information about massage and other activities.


Download our conference agenda here.

The weekend starts on the Friday afternoon with ‘All About Ataxia,’ our seminar for those recently diagnosed. Updates in research will follow in the evening, with an informal buffet to welcome people to the conference.

On Saturday we’ll have all the old favourites such as a Doctors’ Q&A, ‘It works for me’ and a repeat of the research updates, as well as other topical and informative subjects. Plus, we’ll have massage therapists, breakout sessions and an introduction to Pilates to help you get the most out of the day. Due to the ever increasing popularity of the conference, we strongly recommend making your booking as soon as possible after the bookings open to avoid any disappointments.

16-30's agenda: the chill out

Download our 16-30's agenda here.

We will also be running a parallel conference for our young adults group: the 16-30's Chill Out. This agenda will be tailored to topics more relevant to this age range, including the opportunity to take part in our new Ambassador's Project, which prepares members to represent Ataxia UK at various networking events and exhibitions across the UK. You can book a place on the 16-30's chill out when you put through your general ticket order.

Children's trip

We will be providing care and exciting activities for our younger delegates including a fantastic trip out to a wildlife park. Children need to be registered on this trip by 10 September.

How to book for the conference



All About Ataxia


Day Delegate with ataxia


Day Delegate without ataxia




Under-12’s Dinner


Friday Buffet


Please note that booking will close on 12 October. Bookings can be made online via the booking form below.  However if you are not a computer user then call the office and a form can be sent to you by post.

How to book for breakout sessions, activities and massage 

Download our breakouts and activities booking form here.

There are a number of breakout sessions and supplementary activities at the conference which need to be pre-booked to secure your place. We will try to accommodate everybody’s needs, but will need to operate a first come, first served policy if any activities are oversubscribed. 

To book a breakout, massage or activity, please fill out and return the above bookings form either by email or by post as soon as possible. 
After the main conference on Saturday at 17.30, there will also be a Branch Officers and support group meeting for those who have registered to attend.


Help with the cost of the conference is available for eligible people with ataxia. Up to 50% of the cost of travel, accommodation and delegate registration fees can be paid against receipts. The deadline for applications is 10 September. We can award one bursary per person, per calendar year.

Please download this bursary form and return it to the Ataxia UK office, as instructed on the form. 


You will need to book non-adapted rooms directly with the hotel. Contact them on 01279 661012 and quote Ataxia UK by 20 September in order to receive discount room rates from the hotel. Prices include breakfast and VAT as follows:

Single occupancy: £77

Double occupancy: £87

Some family rooms are available at £125

Adapted rooms

The adapted rooms at the Radisson have currently all been reserved, but contact the office ([email protected]) to check for cancellations.

We’ve negotiated special rates at the nearby Hampton by Hilton Hotel, which has 18 adapted rooms that all include adapted wet rooms, double beds and sofa beds; they can therefore accommodate up to three people. The flat rate for these rooms is £85.00 which includes breakfast, VAT and Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, none of the accessible rooms are interconnecting. There are covered walkways from the Hampton by Hilton to the Radisson Blue via the airport terminal which should take about 20 -25 minutes.

Please email Mike Garrett ([email protected]) if you require an adapted room.


If you'd like to help on the day in any way, please contact the Ataxia UK office.


Dear Friend, 

This event is now closed for purchase. Thank you for expressing interest in the Ataxia UK Annual Conference; we hope to see you next year. 

Ataxia UK