We are an international charity entirely funded by our members fees and our sponsors and do not have the kind of voluntary income usually associated with national charities. Virtual conferences are organised with the help of external providers which, sadly, are commercial companies that need to be paid. We do not aim to make a profit, but need to breakeven. Should we make any profit, it would be reinvested in our charitable objectives to make the world better for people living with dementia and their families.
Moving to a virtual conference has allowed us to significantly reduce our costs and the registration rates reflect this, particularly the rates for people living with dementia. Our programme remains packed with the best speakers from around the world and we value each of their contributions greatly. We truly hope that the reduced rate, alongside savings on travel and accommodation, will make the conference more accessible than ever.